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Communications: electrical February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/10

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02/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100045422 - Sensor network system enables highly-reliable transmission/reception of control command and efficient band: If control periods at sensors are equal to each other, a control terminal transmits control commands intended for the sensors at a time to the sensors at the earliest control timing and the latest control timing among control timings at the sensors. If the control periods are different from each... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100045423 - Image-based inventory control system and method: Systems and methods for determining an inventory condition of objects based on captured images are described. An exemplary inventory control system or method utilizes a highly efficient and economical approach to apply suitable imaging parameters for capturing images of a storage drawer being accessed by a user, or for manipulating... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100045424 - Entry and exit control apparatus and entry and exit control method: When a user enters or leaves an area to which a security level is assigned, it is determined whether the user is allowed to enter or leave the area by performing authentication. When the user moves between areas to which different security levels are preliminarily assigned, appropriate authentication is performed... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100045426 - Information communication system, information communication method, information communication apparatus and recording medium: An information communication system includes a first terminal apparatus which includes a notifying unit for notifying of presence information including status information of an object, a second terminal apparatus which includes a transmitting unit for transmitting a subscribe request of the presence information, and a central apparatus which includes a... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100045427 - Microdermabrasion system with security mechanism: A microdermabrasion system includes a security mechanism that allows the system to be used upon receiving a proper input code; otherwise the security mechanism prevents the system from being used. In an implementation, even after receiving a proper input code, the security mechanism disables the system after a certain amount... Agent: Aka Chan LLP

20100045428 - Personal identification device and method: The invention aims at providing personal identification in environments where non-contact is required, with high accuracy even though using a finger vein pattern images unclear and susceptible to positional deviations, wherein it has: a means for acquiring finger vein patterns without contact; a means for carrying out rotational correction using... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20100045429 - Power conserving mobile transmitter used with an automated barrier operating system: An operator system for automatically controlling access barriers based on movement of a carrying device. The system consists of an operator controller associated with an access barrier, a base receiver associated with the base controller, and a mobile transmitter that includes an activity sensor configured to monitor movement in at... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20100045425 - data transmission of sensors: A method for data transmission between a sensor module for measuring and storing data and a mobile device wherein the sensor module and the mobile device have identified each other and, wherein the sensor module comprises a first secure element capable of storing a first security key and the mobile... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100045431 - Information processing unit: The present invention relates to an information processing unit including a fingerprint sensor, and it includes further a handle that can be gripped by a user and supporting members that are fixed to protrude from a side face of a first case of the unit and that supports the handle.... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20100045430 - Portable biometric lighter: A portable biometric lighter device (100) generally involving a control unit (210), a biometric sensor, such as a fingerprint sensor (140), wherein the biometric sensor is configured to scan a biometric data of a user and is operably coupled to the control unit (210), and an ignition element, wherein the... Agent: Sinsheimer Juhnke Lebens & Mcivor, LLP

20100045432 - Authentication apparatus, registration apparatus, registration method, registration program, authentication method and authentication program: The present invention has been made to be able to highly probably prevent erroneous authentications due to a sham from taking place by means of a simple arrangement. The present invention generates an image signal S2 by shooting a finger, which is a predetermined biological site; generates a blood vessels... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100045433 - Fingerprint detecting wireless device: A wireless device, such as a remote control unit, may include an internal fingerprint identification unit. The fingerprint identification unit may be arranged to capture the user's fingerprint when the user's finger is positioned over a button that is substantially radiation transmissive. Radiation directed at the user's finger through the... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20100045434 - Communication between a communication station and data carriers: The invention relates to a method of communication between a communication station (1) and data carriers (2), and furthermore to such a communication station (1) and to such data carriers (2). According to the invention the communication station (1) is adapted to receive and identify response signals (RDB) of different... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100045440 - Implantable device with remote readout: The invention relates to a remotely readable electronic device (10), particularly an implantable device, with an O associated reader (20). The device comprises a resonance circuit (12) that can selectively be set into one of at least three different resonance states, wherein this state can wirelessly be sensed by the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100045435 - Method and apparatus for reducing spurious rf signals in rfid reader: A method for improving RFID readers includes transmitting an outgoing RF signal to an antenna through a directional device, and generating a demodulated vector signal from an RF signal related to the RF signal received from the receiver. The method also includes setting the impedance of a controllable-variable-reflectance element with... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100045436 - Method for associating and rfid tag with a known region: A method of associating radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags with a region, location, or container is provided. The method can comprise, among other steps, transmitting an interrogation signal with an RFID reader corresponding to a read zone of a first size, receiving a response from at least one of the plurality... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100045439 - Method for optimization in rfid location recognition system using blueprint: A method for optimization in an RFID location recognition system is developed to use in a blueprint in which an optimum location for installing an RFID reader is determined for using a blueprint so as to improve location recognition. The method includes the steps of inputting a blueprint and dividing... Agent: Gwips Peter T. Kwon

20100045438 - Method of integrating an identification circuit into a data medium: The present invention relates to a method for integrating an identifier circuit in a data medium formed by at least one dielectric substrate covered by a conductive layer, the conductive layer comprising a part receiving data and a part without data. The method consists in etching in the part without... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

20100045441 - Near field communication (nfc) activation: The present invention discloses a method and a system for activating a communication device in presence of a field generated by a near field communication (NFC) tag reader in a near field communication (NFC) environment. The presence of a field generated by a NFC tag reader is automatically detected using... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100045437 - Rfid tag supplying apparatus and tag tape roll: This disclosure discloses an RFID tag supplying apparatus that supplies a substantially sheet-like antenna base on which an RFID circuit element provided with an IC circuit part that stores information and an antenna that transmits and receives information is disposed between a first tape and a second tape that are... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20100045442 - Rfid privacy-preserving authentication system and method: A system and method for RFID privacy-preserving authentication is disclosed. The method first has a reader sending a request and a first random number to a tag. The tag then generates a second random number. A plurality of hash values are then computed at the tag. Each hash value uses... Agent: EagleIPLimited

20100045444 - Radio frequency identification reading by using error correcting codes on sets of tags: In one embodiment, the system includes a set of electronic tags and a reading device to request and receive information from each of the set of electronic tags. The information includes an identification code and a portion of a codeword, the codeword contains a coded message with identification codes of... Agent: Sap Ag

20100045443 - Method and system for networking radio tags in a radio frequency identification system: A radio frequency tag for a radio frequency identification system is provided that includes an antenna and a receiver coupled to the antenna. The receiver receives and demodulates a message received on at least one frequency. A retransmit controller receives the message, determines a retransmit status for the message, and... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100045445 - Reader control system: An RFID reader control system and method is provided. A protocol for controlling an RFID reader and an RFID reader control unit of a mobile phone is defined. Messages, information, commands, responses, and notification are constructed and transmitted between the RFID reader and the RFID reader control unit.... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20100045446 - Rfid system using human body communication: An a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system using human body communication includes a first electrode pad receiving a signal of a reader transmitted through a human body, or outputting an output signal to the human body, a rectifier rectifying the signal of the reader to generate a direct current (DC)... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100045447 - Power line communications device and method: In one embodiment, a power line communication system network element is provided that provides communications to one or more user devices. The device may also receive data from one or more sensors, such as current sensors, a voltage sensor, a video camera, a temperature sensor, a barometer, a motion sensor,... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC

20100045449 - Method for detecting a traffic space: A method is described for detecting a traffic space comprising a driver assistance system including a monocular image sensor. The image sensor produces chronologically successive images of the traffic space. The images of the image sequence are used to ascertain the visual flow and examine it for discontinuities. Discontinuities found... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100045448 - Obstacle detection apparatus: The apparatus includes distance determining means 3 for determining, in association with traveling of the vehicle along a direction, a distance to the obstacle present in a direction perpendicular to the vehicle traveling direction, image inputting means 2 for obtaining a peripheral image having a view angle including the obstacle,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100045450 - Vehicle: A communication unit (32) periodically transmits a request signal toward a prescribed range. When a transmitter (30) exists in the range where the request signal can be received, it sends identification information in a responsive manner. A comparison ECU (48) compares the identification information provided from the communication unit (32)... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100045451 - Speed reduction, alerting, and logging system: A system for Speed Reduction, Alerting, and Logging is disclosed that determines a vehicle's location and the legal speed limit at any location, then alerts the driver when his or her speed passes a threshold relative to the speed limit. The speed limit and/or thresholds for alerts may be adjusted... Agent: Neeraj Perwal

20100045452 - Speed reporting for providing conditional driver treatment: A business process is disclosed whereby the driver of a motor vehicle receives conditional treatment from an external organization based on his or her driving habits as recorded by a speed detection and logging system on the driver's vehicle and then transmitted to the organization. A government organization may provide... Agent: Neeraj Periwal

20100045453 - System and method for controlling remote sensors: A system and method for controlling one or more remote sensors includes wirelessly communicating with the sensors, monitoring operation of each one of the sensors, and causing any one of the sensors that is operating in an unauthorized manner to be disabled. In one embodiment, the sensors can include micro-mechanical... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100045455 - Electronic device fastener: An electronic device fastener (EDF) to protect a portable device that is placed in a holder which may be a case, belt clip, holster, cradle, or the like worn or carried by the user that uses a release sensor, proximity sensor, shock sensor, and clip sensor to protect a portable... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100045454 - Wheelchair alarm system and method: A wheelchair alarm system and method for preventing falls for patients at risk by recognizing the gesture of a patient attempting to stand. The wheelchair alarm system uses an array of proximity sensors and pressure sensors to create a map of the patient's sitting position, and then uses gesture recognition... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100045456 - Wireless item locator doorbell: The present invention relates to a wireless item locator doorbell system comprising a doorbell unit and a moveable item locator unit in communication with said doorbell unit wherein said doorbell unit further comprises a motion sensor configured to actuate a message device, wherein said message device is configured to provide... Agent: Katherine J Kim, LLC

20100045457 - System and methods for monitoring security zones: A security zone is monitored for intrusion detection by dispersing therein a plurality of sensor nodes that, when an intrusion is detected, communicate with their neighboring sensor nodes without protocols other than a first tone. As the intrusion is detected by more sensor nodes, there is an increase in sensor... Agent: The Johns Hopkins Universityapplied Physics Labora Office Of Patent Counsel

20100045459 - Creature-machine hybrid detector system for the autonomous and multimodal detection of illicit and hazardous materials: The present invention relates to a creature-machine hybrid detector system capable of autonomously detecting illicit and hazardous materials. This hybrid detector comprises of an explosives detecting creature trained in the art of detecting illicit and hazardous materials that is additionally outfitted with a battery operated lightweight and portable electronics-based detector... Agent: David O. B. A. Adebimpe Polymath Interscience LLC

20100045458 - Safety system for an integrated circuit alignment testing apparatus: The invention provides for a safety system for a measuring apparatus for measuring positions of integrated circuits on an integrated circuit carrier positioned, in use, in a working enclosure of the apparatus. The safety system includes a sensor arrangement for sensing an operational status of the measuring apparatus, and an... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100045460 - Security system and method with automatic language selection: A security system and method of operation thereof are provided in which users of the security system are each assigned a preferred language. A user interface of the security system communicates information to particular users in their assigned preferred languages.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20100045461 - Security system with activity pattern recognition: A security system and method of operation thereof stores information related to a plurality of detected events and determines an activity pattern based on the stored information. The system and method then determines a type of alarm, if any, to issue in response to a detected trigger event based at... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20100045462 - Devices for identifying and tracking wireless microphones: The invention is a system for remotely identifying sound amplification devices and other electronic devices. This system introduces the ability for sound technicians to remotely identify which electronic devices have entered the stage or performance area. The system includes an identification tags, visual markers, sensors, receiver, and monitor. Remote identification... Agent: J. Edward Gibson

20100045463 - Method and apparatus for real time performance assessment: An apparatus for monitoring performance comprises two elements: a first element (4) for attaching to a human or animal, containing two or more of physiological, biochemical, kinematic, and/or environmental sensors and a processing means which records in memory signals or derivates of signals from said sensors and contain s a... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20100045466 - Prescription compliance device and method of using device: A prescription compliance device which aids patients in complying with instructions given by a physician for taking prescription medication. The device reminds a patient when the next dose of medication is to be taken and indicates whether a specified dose has been taken. The device includes a microcontroller, a display,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100045465 - Signal processing for continuous analyte sensor: Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100045464 - System and methods for ensuring proper use of personal protective equipment for work site hazards: Systems and methods for detecting and verifying the adequacy of personal protective equipment needed by a person to complete a potentially hazardous task.... Agent: Armstrong Teasdale LLP (16463)

20100045467 - Within-patient algorithm to predict heart failure decompensation: This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods for predicting heart failure decompensation using within-patient diagnostics. A method comprises detecting an alert status of each of one or more sensors; calculating an alert score by combining the detected alerts; and calculating a composite alert score, the composite alert score... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100045468 - Radio frequency animal tracking system: An RFID system provides a transponder that can communicate over at least two different frequencies so that the real time performance of the transponder can be improved without losing backwards compatibility. The RFID system allows the end user to customize and program identification tags. The RFID system also provides an... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100045469 - Method and apparatus for monitoring user activity at a computer screen to stimulate motility: A system and method for stimulating user motility is provided. According to the invention a monitoring system (10, 12, 14) receives information associated with a user (15) of a computer (14), and a display (16) associated with the computer (14) having the display (16) coupled to the monitoring system (10,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100045470 - Steam distribution control system and method for a steam heating system: A steam distribution control system and method for a steam heating system are provided. The steam heating system may include a plurality of radiators, a boiler that provides steam to the plurality of radiators, and a plurality of steam pipes that carry the steam to the plurality of radiators, respectively.... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20100045471 - Leak detection and control system and mehtod: A system and method for detecting leaks using sensors to report the leak and communicate with a control unit to turn off the source of the leak once detected. A valve can be turned off in the event of a leak and embodiments employing battery power can function during loss... Agent: James D. Leimbach

20100045472 - Air flow sensor: A device for identifying the air flow condition within a clothes dryer having a lint filter, an exhaust passage, and a blower is disclosed. The device includes a sensor, an input having a first end connected to the sensor and a free second end, wherein the free second end is... Agent: Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP

20100045473 - Non-metallic alert systems: Alert systems indicate removal of one or more protected portions of electrical grounding assemblies. An alert system can include a signal transmitter, a signal receiver, an alert device, and a communication cable. The signal transmitter can transmit a signal to be received by the signal receiver. The alert device can... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza

20100045474 - Patient monitoring system: The patient monitoring system comprises at least one load cell element (12) mounted in relation to a support surface, the load cell element (12) determining movement of a person on a support surface. The movement is determined based on a reference (31) measured using the load cell element (12) when... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc

20100045475 - Shake responsive handheld device: A shake responsive handheld device is provided. The handheld device comprises a motion sensing unit, a storage unit, a motion determining unit, and a processing unit. The motion sensing unit is used for detecting a shaking motion imparted to the handheld device by a user. The storage unit stores a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100045476 - Ultrasonic acoustic warning device: A method and apparatus for discretely alerting an operator or operators of a state of alarm or for conveying sensory or other signal data to operator or operators is described. Such method and device functions to transmit signals in the ultrasonic band to an operator and utilizes a transducer to... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC

20100045477 - Control/monitor signal transmission system: A control/monitor signal transmission system in which simple communication control can be performed without a control unit, and a wiring allowable distance is larger than a conventional system. A plurality of slave stations which are installed corresponding to the plurality of actuating apparatuses and are connected through a common data... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100045478 - Intrinsic flux sensing: According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a lighting system for communication with a remote control device is provided, which comprises a light emitting element adapted for emitting modulated light to the remote control and for detecting control signals from the remote control. This may provide for a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100045479 - Remote communications feedback for utility meter: A utility meter comprises a measurement circuit configured to measure consumption, a remote communications port, a local communications port, and a meter communications indicator. The meter communications indicator is configured to provide an indication that the meter is communicating with a remote device external to the meter over the remote... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck Chase Tower

20100045480 - Method and apparatus for antenna selection in a diversity antenna system for communicating with implantable medical device: A diversity antenna system including a plurality of antennas can include an antenna interface circuit configured to connect an antenna of the plurality of antennas to a transceiver using an antenna selection signal. The antenna control circuit can be configured to produce the antenna selection signal using at least one... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100045481 - Vehicle information communication method: A vehicle information communication method is provided in which at least one of host vehicle probe data and surrounding vehicle probe data is collected in a host vehicle. After collection, the data is transmitted to a carrier vehicle. The carrier vehicle then disassociates identifying information from the data before sending... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100045482 - Method and appratus for identifying concealed objects in road traffic: v

20100045483 - Methods, systems and computer program products for providing an emergency vehicle alert: A method for providing an emergency vehicle alert to an occupant of a second vehicle includes: receiving an alert signal at a receiver device on the second vehicle from the emergency vehicle; and, responsive to the received alert signal, automatically warning the occupant of the second vehicle that the emergency... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Mb Attn: Patent Docketing

20100045484 - Method for controlling traffic signals to give signal priority to a vehicle: A method for controlling traffic signals to give signal priority to a vehicle (6) travelling along a planned route (9), which is divided into sections (A-J). The method comprises the steps of receiving a report from the vehicle which comprises at least the next few sections along the planned route,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100045485 - Stranded aircraft alerts module: An alerts module having a memory storing aircraft data, the aircraft data including identities of aircraft that are grounded and a processor comparing the aircraft data to predetermined rules for determining whether an aircraft is stranded and generating an alert for each of the aircraft that are determined to be... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100045486 - Method and device for audible warning when an aircraft autopilot is deactivated: The invention relates to a method for producing an audible warning when an aircraft autopilot (2) is deactivated consisting: a) in transmitting a first sound in the aircraft cockpit during a time ranging from a first predetermined value (d1) and a second predetermined value (d2) and b) in transmitting a... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20100045487 - Marine vessel theft deterrent apparatus and marine vessel including the same: A theft deterrent apparatus in a marine vessel having a propulsion device includes a key unit arranged to transmit a user authentication code, a first authentication unit disposed apart from the propulsion device, a second authentication unit, and an operation control unit disposed in the propulsion device. The first authentication... Agent: Yamaha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100045488 - Vehicle-to-vehicle traffic queue information communication system and method: Disclosed are embodiments of a vehicle-to-vehicle traffic queue information communication system, a traffic queue information communication device, and method. The system and method embodiments incorporate the use of multiple vehicles. Each vehicle is equipped with a traffic queue information communication device. Each traffic queue information communication device can be used... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC

02/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100039214 - Cellphone display time-out based on skin contact: A system and methodology that can optimize screen time-outs on a portable electronic device based on user activity is provided. The system employs a sensing component that receives data from one or more sensors located on the portable electronic device, for example, skin conductivity sensors. The sensing component determines whether... Agent: At&t Legal Department - T&w Attn: Patent Docketing

20100039216 - Crash detection system and method: A system (10) and apparatus (32) for detecting unauthorized or unsafe movement or crash detection of a moveable object (30) where the system includes a GPS receiver (32), cellular modulator (32), processor (32), pager modem (32), sensor (32) and two-way pager (34). When the system (32) is coupled to a... Agent: Ralph C. Francis, Esq. Francis Law Group

20100039215 - Valet keyfob system: A system for activating a predetermined set of vehicle features on a vehicle is provided. The system comprises a valet keyfob in wireless communication with the vehicle and configured to activate the predetermined set of vehicle features when enabled, and a first processor coupled to the vehicle and configured to... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100039219 - Electronic assembly having means to prevent non-permitted disassembling of its components: An electronic assembly includes a terminal unit, a signal connector and a memory device. The terminal unit includes a plurality of terminals consisting of a set of coupler terminals and a set of control terminals. The signal connector is utilized for electrically connecting to the coupler terminals, wherein electrical connection... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100039220 - Rfid reader with embedded attack detection heuristics: The present invention is directed toward secure access control systems. Specifically, a method and system is provided that detects, blocks, and reports attempts to compromise access control systems that utilizes machine readable credentials and reader devices.... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100039217 - Sensor for presence detection: The invention refers to a sensor (10) for presence detection, and a method for presence detection, in a detection area (18) comprising at least an image generator (14) for generating an image on a detection area (18) formed by illuminated structures reflecting from said detection area (18), a detector (20)... Agent: Woodling, Krost And Rust

20100039222 - Keyless access system and method for a truck and truck equipped with such a system: A keyless access system is provided for a truck including a tractor area and a cargo area provided with at least an access door. This system includes a main control unit located in the tractor area and adapted to interact with a customer identification device to selectively operate a control... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP

20100039221 - Smart entry system and method: A smart entry system and method includes at least one actuating device for operation of at least two vehicle functions, an on-board transmitter for sending request signals to a portable device, and an on-board receiver for receiving an identification signal from the portable device. The on-board transmitter sends a first... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100039218 - System and method for transmitting illusory and non-illusory identification characteristics: Methods and systems for transmitting illusory identification characteristics are provided.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100039223 - Method and system for authenticating and validating identities based on multi-modal biometric templates and special codes in a substantially anonymous process: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for authenticating an identity of an individual received from an approved entity against a centralized multi-modal biometric database in an anonymous process. The method includes receiving an authentication request from the approved entity. The authentication request includes a personal reference code... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100039224 - Biometrics information matching apparatus, biometrics information matching system, biometrics information matching method, person authentication apparatus, and person authentication method: An occupant authentication apparatus is incorporated in a vehicle. The occupant authentication apparatus includes a communication processor, a biometric-data obtaining unit, a matching unit, and an association processor. The biometric-data obtaining unit obtains biometric data of an occupant of the vehicle. The communication processor communicates with a portable terminal device,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100039225 - Slide flash memory devices: A portable USB device with an improved configuration is described herein. According to one embodiment, a portable USB device includes a core unit having a USB plug connector coupled to one or more flash memory devices and a flash controller disposed therein, where the flash controller is capable of exchanging... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100039226 - method of manufacturing an identifiable roofing product including a roofing product and a process plant for carrying out the method: A method of manufacturing an identifiable roof covering incl. the product thereof, comprising the steps of providing a first layer of material, providing a second layer of material onto said first layer of material and arranging a RFID tag onto the first layer of material prior to providing the second... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100039235 - Antenna device and apparatus for communicating with rfid tag: This disclosure discloses an antenna device connected to a signal generating device configured to generate a communication signal to a communication target, comprising: a magnetic-field radiation antenna and an electric-field radiation antenna configured to carry out information transmission and reception via radio communication at substantially the same frequency with each... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20100039227 - Apparatus and method for demodulating subcarrier tag signal in rfid reader: An apparatus and a method for demodulating a subcarrier tag signal in a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader is provided. The apparatus for demodulating the subcarrier tag signal in the RFID reader may include: an edge signal generation unit receiving a subcarrier tag signal and generating an edge signal with... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100039231 - Arrangement and method for data acquisition: The invention relates to an arrangement and the associated method for the acquisition of data between at least one detection unit E1, E2, . . . En and at least one means RFID1, RFID2, . . . RFIDn arranged in the electromagnetic alternating field EMF1, EMF2, . . . EMFn... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100039229 - Communication apparatus, system and method for self-contained breathing apparatus: A self-contained breathing apparatus safety mask, a system and a method is disclosed providing radio frequency identification tag reader arranged to communication with a radio frequency tag so that the breathing apparatus can obtain an identification of the user for wireless radio group communication with breathing apparatuses of another users.... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100039230 - Method for characterizing the radio link of rfid tags: The method relates to a method of characterizing a radio link. In the method, a radio frequency interrogator and a first radio frequency transponder, the response of which in an essentially anechoic chamber is known, are utilized. According to the invention, the response of the first radio frequency transponder is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100039233 - Method for simultaneous detection of a plurality of rfid tags using multiuser detection: A method and apparatus are disclosed that apply multiuser detection (MUD) analysis to an aggregated RF response from a plurality of simultaneously queried RFID tags, so as to distinguish the individual tag responses. The claimed method thereby significantly reduces RFID detection latency when multiple tags are simultaneously queried. Some embodiments... Agent: Bae Systems

20100039228 - Radio frequency identification tag location estimation and tracking system and method: Systems and methods for locating one or more radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are provided. A phase difference of received information signals of illuminated RFID tags is utilized to locate the RFID tags. One or more exciters transmit interrogation signals to illuminate the RFID tags in which the exciters may... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp

20100039232 - Radio-frequency identificaton (rfid) antenna, tags and communications systems using the same: Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag antenna, tags and communications systems using the same are presented. The RFID tag antenna includes a patterned conductive loop having a plurality of longitudinal conductive sections and a pair of transverse conductive sections connecting to each end of the longitudinal conductive sections to serve as a... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100039234 - Rf power conversion circuits & methods, both for use in mobile devices: This patent application teaches and describes radio frequency (RF) power conversion circuits and methods both for use in mobile devices (such as smart cards). Embodiments of the present invention include wireless personal ID cards or dongle including a fingerprint sensor. A fingerprint matching system can reside on cards. Power provided... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza

20100039236 - Time-based operational window for rfid tags: The present invention provides a time-based operational window for RFID tags. A method in accordance with an embodiment includes: associating an operational window with the RFID tag; determining if a current time is within the operational window; operating the RFID tag if the current time is within the operational window;... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20100039238 - Methods and apparatus to visualize locations of radio frequency identification (rfid) tagged items: Methods and apparatus to visualize locations of radio frequency identification (RFID) tagged items are described. One example method includes receiving a request from a portable electronic device to access product information associated with an individual radio frequency identification (RFID) tagged item, determining a location of the product information in a... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Hfz Attn. Patent Docketing

20100039237 - Framework for fast rfid tag reading in static and mobile environments: An RFID reader for reading RFID tags is disclosed. The RFID reader is provided with a clock generating clock signals; a transceiver; a control unit receiving the clock signals; and a memory accessible by the control unit and storing computer executable instructions to cause the control unit to generate a... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.

20100039239 - Easy-on talking and detection shoes for kids: An embedded Communication device configured to enable kids identify the sides and sizes of shoes to be warn and responsive for voice auditory communication.... Agent: Angela & Joseph Ibetoh

20100039240 - Method for wiring devices in a structure using a wireless network: The present invention provides a method for controlling lighting fixtures over a wireless network that includes connecting a junction box to a power source, connecting a lighting fixture to the junction box, establishing a connection over a wireless network between the junction box and a controller, and controlling a function... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100039241 - Power line communication device: A terminal best in the reception state for a signal from a controller of a neighboring network is determined as the controller of the own network, to ensure sharing of inter-network control. When the reception state is not good, a terminal worst in reception state is determined as the controller,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100039242 - Apparatus and method for data communication over power lines: A method and apparatus for transferring communication data over power lines, the power lines comprising multiple phase transmission lines and a neutral line. The method includes inserting the communication data between multiple lines, typically between the different phase lines and the neutral, and combining the communication data from any one... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100039243 - Light and sound module: A light and sound emitting module coupled to textile comprising: a control unit (1), a switch (2) disposed outside of but triggers the control unit (1); all connects to a printed circuit board (PCB) (11). At least, one light emitting diode (LED) (3) connects to the PCB (11). A speaker... Agent: Sally Chang

20100039244 - Haptic effect control system: A haptic effect control system includes: a user interface adapted to receive a user-provided input and transmit a control signal representing the user-provided input; a controller in communication with the user interface and adapted to receive the control signal, analyze the control signal, and generate and transmit a first haptic-audio... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100039245 - Vibratory assembly for a vehicle: A vibrator assembly for a vehicle for generating an oscillation of a vehicle part detectable by a person is provided. The vibrator assembly comprising a vehicle part having a supporting structure and a caser connected with said supporting structure, and a vibrator surrounded by the case which is formed to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100039246 - Remote control for automobile trunk: A remote control is provided for an automobile trunk and includes a trunk lock that is selectively driven by a power unit for unlocking and a control device controlling the power unit, wherein the control device is coupled to an anti-burglary host device that is originally installed in the automobile... Agent: Leong C Lei

20100039247 - Impact sensing usable with fleet management system: A method of monitoring operation of a vehicle detects an application of force to the vehicle and a change of momentum of the vehicle is calculated. If the change of momentum and the application of force are determined to occur within a predetermined time period of one another, an impact... Agent: Stevens & Showalter LLP

20100039248 - Vehicle window position indicator: A device for installation in an automobile including a passenger car, minivan or bus (e.g., a school bus) indicates the position of each window and emergency exit of the vehicle and sounds an alarm to indicate to the driver of the vehicle that one or more of the windows and/or... Agent: Robert M. Downey, P.A.

20100039249 - Method and device for driver state detection: A method and a device for detecting the state of a driver are described. In the process, the curve of a signal which characterizes the state of the driver is evaluated, and a signal indicating the state of the driver is generated in response to a typical curve.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100039250 - Tire air pressure monitoring device and method for tire air pressure monitoring: Two radiotelegrams originating from the two selected wheel modules arrive at the antenna coupled to the control device with different signal intensity and can be assigned there by means of their signal intensity difference to one selected wheel module or the other selected wheel module. The control device is equipped... Agent: Mary Martha O'rourke

20100039251 - Visual alert system for set-top box standby mode: A visual display system for a set-top box is includes a source of event data, a light emitting diode display, and a main processor configured to receive event data and control the light emitting diode display in response to the received event data.... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

20100039252 - Timing device: A timing device, for indicating to a user a characteristic of a consumable product related to consumption of the product, comprises a printed circuit integrally supporting a processor, a timer, an indicator and a movement sensor thereon. The movement sensor is arranged to sense motion or vibration of the product... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20100039253 - Method and device for integrated network intelligent security monitoring and alarming: A method and a device for integrated network intelligent security monitoring and alarming are provided. The device includes a front cover (6) and a rear cover (10). A light-emitting diode (LED) infrared lighting circuit board (3) is installed on the front cover (6). An embedded microprocessor main control module board... Agent: GlobalIPServices

20100039254 - Transportation activity information tools and techniques for mobile devices: A machine-controlled method can include a mobile electronic device capturing transportation activity information corresponding to a particular transportation activity for a user, evaluating the transportation activity information based on a set of compliance rules, and issuing an alert to the user in response to determining that the transportation activity information... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.

20100039255 - Alarm system configuration validation: An alarm system validates values of configuration variables, such as a programmed account code. If the variable(s) is/are not programmed upon exiting system programming, an audible and/or visual indication of such is provided. This may result in a decrease of the number of events signaled to a central station by... Agent: Tyco International Ltd

20100039257 - Ambient condition detector with variable pitch alarm: An ambient condition detector outputs an alarm comprising a tonal pattern comprising at least two distinctly different pitch tones in one embodiment of the invention. Another embodiment comprises a detector whereby a user can select a pitch tone to be output within a tonal pattern alarm when the detector senses... Agent: Gary J. Morris

20100039256 - Explosion indicator for explosion-proof enclosures: Indicator devices and systems for explosion-proof enclosures are described. The indicator devices include a sleeve coupled to a dome-like transparent member by a connector body, at least one conductive contact positioned in the sleeve, a piston responsive to an increase in pressure and positioned in the sleeve, and an indicator.... Agent: King & Spalding, LLP

20100039258 - Initiative warning system: An initiative warning system comprises a protective area for accommodating objects and defining an area network, a plurality of sensors respectively installed on the objects, a detecting mainframe connected with the area network, and a terminal communicated with the detecting mainframe through the area network. Wherein, the arrangement of the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100039259 - System and method for boarding area security: A security method that includes defining rules specifying permitted movements of passengers in a transportation terminal. Passengers entering the terminal may be issued a boarding pass having a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag attached thereto. The location of the RFID tag may be measured and responsive to the measured location... Agent: Lawrence A. Aaronson, P.C. Lawrence A. Aaronson

20100039260 - Security device and methodology: A lock having a body, a face, a shackle and an audio and/or a visual system. The audio system includes a speaker system and a controller, and the visual system includes an indicator light and a controller. The systems also employ a battery and a battery indicator light, e.g., an... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100039261 - Entrance security system: An entrance denial security system comprises an entrance barrier closing an entrance into a secured area having a plurality of structural tubular elements with hollow cores forming a rigid integral barrier. At least one optical fiber sensor line is laced through the hollow cores of the structural elements for detecting... Agent: Mcnair Law Firm, P.A.

20100039262 - Construction equipment component location tracking: In a method for construction equipment component location tracking, a wireless mesh network communication is initiated between a component monitor and a component information unit which is mechanically coupled with the component. A location of the component is accessed in response to a movement of the component. The location of... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher

20100039264 - Metal detection system with integrated directional people counting system: A system for detecting electronic article surveillance (“EAS”) marker shielding includes an EAS subsystem a metal detector, a people counting system, and a processor. The EAS subsystem operates to detect an EAS marker in an interrogation zone. The metal detector operates to detect a metal object in the interrogation zone.... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20100039263 - System and method for utilization of smart meter infrastructure: A system and method for tracking household assets that takes advantage of a home area network and neighborhood smart meter infrastructure. The system uses an asset tracking module comprising a microcontroller unit, motion sensor unit, and communication unit may be registered to a home area network and attached to a... Agent: Howrey LLP - East

20100039265 - Integrated circuit and method to secure a rfid tag: A method to secure RFID card information consisting of a piezo electric element coupled to a transistor which is coupled across the antenna leads of a RFID tag, the transistor provides a short circuit or and open circuit across the antenna leads or antenna input leads of a the RFID... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20100039266 - Transceiver device for cell phones for tracking of objects: A system for tracking objects includes a radio frequency (RF) transceiver device integrated in a wireless handheld personal electronic device (e.g., cell phone, BLACKBERRY, iPHONE) having a visual display, a battery power source and a selection of distinct audible ringtones. The transceiver device communicates via RF signals with transponders installed... Agent: Robert M. Downey, P.A.

20100039267 - Circuit and method for power-up optimization of rfid transponder: The present invention relates to a radio-frequency identification tag (10) and a related method of operation, whereby the tag comprises an antenna (12) being adapted to draw a voltage from an externally applied RF field having a first frequency, and further comprises a tunable antenna resonant circuit (16) comprising a... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20100039268 - Method system for simplified identification of an object using a transponder: e

20100039269 - Modular systems for monitoring the presence of a person using a variety of sensing devices: Disclosed is an integrated interconnect cable component for allowing the operation of dielectric shift sensor elements with a variety of control monitors associated with pressure switch based patient alarm systems. The interconnect cable component may be used for connecting a dielectric shift sensing mat (associated with a patient monitoring system)... Agent: Kammer Browning PLLC

20100039270 - Testing device for lens module: An testing device for lens module includes an image sensor, a light source assembly, a testing tray, a detecting device, and a processor. The light source assembly is aligned with the image sensor. The testing tray is disposed between the light source assembly and the image sensor, and defines a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100039271 - System and method for leak detection: A leak detection apparatus has a transducer arranged for detection of sound, the transducer translating the sound into an analog signal and a display device. In addition, the leak detection apparatus has logic configured to detect the analog signal and display to the display device a gain range corresponding to... Agent: Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

20100039272 - Variable height bin level sensor for use with a product dispensing agricultural implement: A fill level sensor is magnetically coupled to a hopper of an agricultural implement to provide a signal indicative of product fill level in the hopper relative to a fill line. The sensor can be positioned at various heights to provide variability in the height of the sensed fill line.... Agent: Cnh America LLC

20100039273 - Hazard detection system: A remote control system relating to a remote control and a base charger. A rechargeable battery contained within the remote control is charged when rested within a charging position of the base charger. Once a user removes the remote control from the charging position, the remote control doubles as a... Agent: Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC

20100039274 - Particle monitors and method(s) therefor: The present invention relates to the field of the detection, analysis and/or determination of matter or particles suspended in fluid. In one particular form, the present invention relates to smoke detectors, which detect unwanted pyrolysis or combustion of material. In another form, the present invention relates to smoke detectors of... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100039277 - Closed-loop monitoring system: In a closed-loop monitoring system, a host device is operable to output encoded signals at a coupling side to a single transmission line. Each of monitoring devices includes: a current inducting generating unit generating induced encoded signals when the encoded signals pass through a signal current generating element coupled across... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100039275 - Computer system, method and system for controlling light signal: A method for controlling a light signal is provided. The method is suitable for a computer system. The method includes interrupting an original service of the light signal and obtaining the authority to control the light signal. The method also includes controlling the operation of the light signal according to... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100039276 - Portable electronics and sensing method: A portable electronics includes detection unit which detects a state of the portable electronics, storage unit which stores a detection result of the detection unit at a first period, and determination unit which reads out, every time a second period longer than the first period has elapsed, a plurality of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100039278 - Reset lockout for sliding latch gfci: Resettable circuit interrupting devices using a center latch are provided. The circuit interrupting devices include those with a reset lockout, reverse wiring protection, and/or an independent trip portion.... Agent: Leviton Manufacturing Company Incorporated (cdfs) C/o Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20100039279 - Voltage sensing tool: A hand tool (10) that provides an alarm signal to a user as the tool approaches a live electrical wire is disclosed. The hand tool (10) comprises a tool head coupled to a handle. A non-contact voltage sensing circuit including an antenna is provided in the handle of the tool... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100039280 - Method and apparatus for wireless asset tracking using asset tags with motion sensors: A system includes an asset tag associated with an asset, the asset tag having a motion sensor to detect a movement of the asset. The system also includes a plurality of readers, each reader receiving one or more signals from the asset tag and measuring a distance between the asset... Agent: Honeywell/munck Patent Services

20100039281 - Advertising display and system: Network connections enable deployment: advertiser association, multicast, select scan, vehicle/carrier bodycounts, variable tracking for timed intervals, tracking carrier/advertiser local awareness or interactive pointing navigation device to dynamically reveal participants of prior network quiries with same. Diversity of the present invention is exemplified with the micro display platform; reactive absorbant material... Agent: Rodney Corn

20100039283 - System for controlling electrically operated devices: A system for controlling electrically-operated devices within an area such as a room is disclosed. The system comprises a visual display screen upon which is displayed a representation of the area within which electrically-operated devices are disposed, and one or more representation of an electrically-operated device within the area. An... Agent: Defillo & Associates, Inc.

20100039282 - Universal remote control programming: An apparatus and method for programming a universal remote control. The method includes receiving a transmitted signal of unknown modulation technique from a native remote control and characterizing the received signal in parameters of a pre-determined modulation technique.... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100039284 - Mobile wireless network for asset tracking and supply chain monitoring: A method, system and mobile sensor node monitor a supply chain monitoring. A communication network is established which includes a plurality of mobile sensor nodes. Status information for each mobile sensor node is periodically transmitted. Each mobile sensor node receives status information for at least one other mobile sensor node... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20100039285 - Wireless drill string telemetry: A communication module for transfer of information along a drill string has at least one antenna coil, wherein the communication module is configured such that a central coil axis of the antenna coil is substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of a drill pipe to which it is affixed. Signals... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100039286 - Symbol synchronization for downhole ofdm telemetry: Enhanced symbol synchronization methods suitable for use in narrowband orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (OFDM) telemetry systems. In at least some embodiments, a logging while drilling (LWD) tool assembly communicates with the surface using low frequency electromagnetic (EM) signals. The telemetry transmitter employs OFDM modulation to fully exploit the narrow range... Agent: Krueger Iselin LLP (1391)

20100039287 - Joint channel coding and modulation for improved performance of telemetry systems: Jointly designed channel coding and modulation are used in an uplink telemetry system for transmitting a message signal from a bottomhole location to a surface location. A constant envelope quadrature-quadrature phase-shift keying may be used.... Agent: Madan & Sriram, P.C.

20100039288 - Wireless telemetry circuit structure for measuring temperature in high temperature environments: A circuit affixed to a moving part of an engine for sensing and processing the temperature of the part. The circuit generates a signal representative of the temperature sensed by a thermocouple (110) and amplified by an amplifier (112). A square wave oscillator (113) with a temperature sensitive capacitor (C8)... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100039289 - Wireless telemetry electronic circuit package for high temperature environments: A circuit assembly (34) affixed to a moving part (20) of a turbine for receiving information about a condition of the part and transmitting this information external to the engine. The circuit assembly includes a high-temperature resistant package (34A) that attaches to the part. A high temperature resistant PC board... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100039290 - Wireless telemetry electronic circuitry for measuring strain in high-temperature environments: In a telemetry system for use in an engine, a circuit structure (34) affixed to a moving part (20) of the engine is disposed for amplifying information sensed about a condition of the part and transmitting the sensed information to a receiver external to the engine. The circuit structure is... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100039291 - Vehicle/crosswalk communication system: A wireless communication system for and between a monitored (“smart”) pedestrian crosswalk and an approaching vehicle, alerting the operator of the vehicle to the presence of a pedestrian in the crosswalk. The invention uses wireless electronic communication for transmitting signals to vehicles or motorists equipped with a compatible receiver. The... Agent: Larry D. Johnson

20100039292 - Method and device for outputting parking instructions: In a method and a corresponding device for outputting parking instructions to a driver of a vehicle, the parking process is divided into a multiplicity of sections each having a constant specified steering angle, and there being situated between each two sections a stopping point that is to be approached... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100039293 - Localisation of vehicle or mobile objects based on embedded rfid tags: An RFID system for determining the location of a vehicle or mobile object that passes thereover is presented. The system comprises a tag arrangement having at least one tag where the arrangement having a width of between approximately 0.5 m and 2 m.... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100039294 - Automated landing area detection for aircraft: A system for detecting a landing area or runway for an aircraft includes a detection subsystem, a processor architecture, flight deck instrumentation, and a runway feature template database. The system is operated to perform an automated method for visually confirming the presence of a runway on approach. The method obtains... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

20100039295 - Guiding and taxiing assistance optoelectronic device for an aircraft having a dedicated symbology: The invention pertains to optoelectronic devices for aiding the guidance and taxiing of aircraft, comprising a so-called head-up collimator allowing the presentation of information in the pilot's visual field. It applies notably to large-size civil aircraft of the Boeing 747 or Airbus A380 type. The optoelectronic device comprises means for... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

02/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100033299 - Directional sensing mechanism and communications authentication: The present invention is directed toward an RFID device that includes a motion sensing mechanism. The motion sensing mechanism is adapted to sense motion of the RFID device and then selectively allow or restrict the RFID device's ability to transmit messages, which may include sensitive data, when the RFID device... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100033297 - Layered board structure: The invention relates to a layered board structure, which comprises at least two or more veneer layers, which are joined to one another by means of adhesive. In accordance with the invention, the layered board structure comprises further at least one intelligent identifier, which is arranged between said two veneer... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100033298 - Locking device: A present locking device is a locking device for locking/unlocking a lock of a door of a closed space, including: a first transmission antenna for transmitting a first signal to a range including an outside of the closed space; a second transmission antenna for transmitting a second signal to an... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100033296 - Remote location control method and system, remote control end and controlled end: A method and a system for controlling remote location. The system includes a remote control end and a controlled end. The remote control end includes a location module for acquiring current geographical coordinate information, a man-machine interaction module, a send-receive module, and a control module for calculating the distance between... Agent: Michael N. Lau Lau & Associates, LLC

20100033301 - Automobile anti-theft remote control device and a charger therefor: The present invention relates to an automobile anti-theft remote control device and a charger therefor in the field of automobile electronic anti-theft technology and more particularly pertains to a chargeable automobile anti-theft remote control device with a voice prompt function and a charger therefor. The chargeable battery is disposed in... Agent: Yh Chan

20100033300 - Apparatus, systems and methods for authentication of objects having multiple components: Apparatus, systems and methods for authenticating objects, comprising receiving an encrypted object identifier associated with an unknown object having multiple components, decrypting the encrypted object identifier using a first public key of a first public/private key pair to obtain unknown object information including unknown identification data for the multiple components,... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20100033302 - Imaging processing system and method and management apparatus: An imaging processing system includes one or more image capturing apparatuses, a reading unit configured to read biometric information from an authentication object person, a similarity calculation unit configured to calculate similarity based on a result of comparing biometric information read by the reading unit with true biometric information of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100033303 - Systems and methods for providing biofeedback information to a cellular telephone and for using such information: The present invention provides systems, methods and apparatus for a wearable band adapted to be worn by a user. The wearable band may include one or more biometric sensors such as a pulse monitor adapted to monitor a pulse of the user, and a transmitter adapted to wirelessly transmit pulse... Agent: Dugan & Dugan, P.C.

20100033304 - Identification method control device and identification method control method: An identification method control device includes a trend extraction unit that extracts a trend of a plurality of match information between a biometric data of an individual input by a biometric information input unit and a reference data of the individual stored in a storage unit, and an identification method... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20100033308 - Arrangement for documenting the status of removable parts on board an aircraft: A system for documenting the status of removable parts on board an aircraft, in which at least some of the removable parts are provided with a passive storage to which and from which data can be read in a contactless manner, includes at least one reading device for contactlessly reading... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100033305 - Method and system for secure communication: A communications system including a receiver and a first transmitter, wherein the first transmitter transmits noise signals across a range of communication channels used by the receiver, the receiver being adapted to receive a transmission transmitted by a second transmitter over one or more of said range of communication channels,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100033306 - Method of configuring rfid reader: A method of configuring an RFID reader includes (1) collecting information related to an operation environment of an RFID reader, and (2) configuring the RFID reader to operate in a mode that is selected for the operation environment of the RFID reader.... Agent: Symbol Technologies Inc / Motorola, Inc

20100033307 - Small rfid card with integrated inductive element: A memory card compatible RFID card includes a smartcard controller that receives power from a host device. The RFID card also includes a small inductive device capable of inductive coupling with an RFID reader. The small inductive device is small enough to fit in the form factor of a memory... Agent: Lemoine Patent Services C/o Intellevate

20100033309 - Transponder device to mark implements, such as surgical implements, and method of manufacturing and using same: A transponder device to mark a surgical implement, such as a metallic surgical instrument, is provided that comprises a transponder housing attachable to a portion of the surgical implement. The housing may include a transponder receiving cavity spaced at least 1 millimeter, and preferably at least 2 millimeters, from any... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100033310 - Power negotation for small rfid card: A memory card compatible RFID card includes a smartcard controller that receives power from a host device. The RFID card also includes a small inductive device capable of inductive coupling with an RFID reader. The small inductive device is small enough to fit in the form factor of a memory... Agent: Dana Lemoine

20100033311 - Display device for vehicle: A display device for a vehicle includes a meter unit, an indicator unit and a control unit. The meter unit includes an image display monitor having a screen, and a meter for indicating a value of a vehicle first state is displayed by an image on the screen. The indicator... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100033313 - Ambient situation awareness system and method for vehicles: At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to a method of situation awareness facilitation for a vehicle driver comprising: receiving a first acoustic signal from outside a vehicle that the driver is in and converting the first acoustic signal into a first acoustic electronic signal; sending the first acoustic electronic... Agent: Personics Holdings Inc.

20100033312 - Mobile wireless communications device blocker and associated methods: A vehicle wireless communications blocker may be used in a vehicle for an occupant's wireless communications device and may include a long-range and short-range wireless transceiver both coupled to a controller. The controller may be switchable between off-hook and on-hook states based upon control signals via the short-range wireless transceiver,... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist

20100033314 - Fuel enrichment indicator: A method for signaling a driver of a motor vehicle that the motor vehicle is operating in a stoichiometric air/fuel mode or a non-stoichiometric air/fuel mode is disclosed herein. The method includes providing an air/fuel sensor, the air/fuel sensor providing a signal that is representative of a stoichiometric air/fuel ratio... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20100033315 - Transporter motor alarm: An audio alarm for a transporter having an electric motor. The alarm has a signal generator for generating a signal within the audible frequency range and a modulator for modulating a current that is applied to the electric motor in accordance with the signal generated by the signal generator.... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20100033316 - Tire information management system: In a tire information management system 10 of the present invention, a vehicle side module 5 includes a receiving electromagnetic wave strength measuring means 12 for measuring, for each sensor module 3, receiving electromagnetic wave strength of data signals transmitted from the sensor module 3 and is adapted to generate... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100033317 - Car safety device: A vehicle safety device has a cabin unit which includes a cabin unit housing holding a keypad, a speaker, a cpu, and a transmitter. The speaker provides an audio signal when a vehicle speed input reaches a preset low-speed, a preset medium speed, and at a preset high speed. A... Agent: Law Offices Of Clement Cheng

20100033318 - Monitoring and alarming system and method: A system and method for selectively communicating data from a remote facility to a central computing device via one or more communication networks and/or protocols. Measurement data for a particular operation is collected and stored by a field device at the remote facility. The field device compares the collected measurement... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC

20100033319 - Notification system and method thereof: A notification system and method of visual notification of different types of events by flashing different colors is provided, wherein the notification system includes a master controller and a notification device. The master controller is configured to communicate at least one signal. The notification device includes an enclosure accepting a... Agent: Price, Heneveld, Cooper, Dewitt, & Litton, LLP/gentex Corporation

20100033320 - Systems and methods for providing emergency information: In one general aspect, emergency information for a person is received from a user. A unique identifier for the person is generated. The unique identifier is associated with the emergency information. The emergency information is stored on an emergency information device. The unique identifier is associated with the emergency information... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100033321 - Tracking system with separated tracking device: A separated tracking device includes a first portion including a location determining device operative to receive signals from a positioning system, a wireless communication device operative to communicate the location data from the first portion to a second portion of the tracking device, the second portion including a wireless data... Agent: Henneman & Associates, PLC

20100033322 - Universal display exposure monitor using personal locator service: Systems, methods and devices for gathering data concerning exposure of predetermined survey participants to media displays are provided. A portable monitor is arranged to receive certain types of terrestrial-based signals, and in some specific cases, satellite-based signals, and to use such signals to generate location data indicative of a location... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP / Arbitron Inc. (c/o Patent Administrator)

20100033323 - Radio frequency identification (rfid) surveillance tag: An enhanced method and apparatus are provided for tracking and managing a plurality of packagings, particularly packagings containing radioactive and fissile materials. A radio frequency identification (RFID) surveillance tag is provided with an associated packaging. The RFID surveillance tag includes a tag body and a back plate including predefined mounting... Agent: Joan Pennington

20100033324 - Miniaturized threshold sensor: A sensor comprising a plurality of electrodes having a miniature size and a lower power consumption and a coating exterior to the electrodes, wherein the coating interacts with a target condition thereby producing a change in an electrical property of the electrodes, wherein the change is transduced into an electrical... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100033325 - Tool container with an alarm system: A tool container and alarm system includes a tool container and an alarm system. The tool container includes a container and a cover. The alarm system is generally carried by the container and has an activated state and a deactivated state. The alarm system, when in the activated state, is... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100033326 - Multiple sensor lighting system: A circuit for operating a plurality of electrical devices such as lamps for outdoor illumination includes a plurality of motion sensor circuits for detecting motion relative thereto and a plurality of outputs conditioned upon motion detection. Additionally, a photocell sensor circuit for detecting a low ambient illumination level has an... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100033327 - Security alarm system and method for an electronic device: A security alarm system and method for an electronic device generates analog sensing signals in the security device if the security device is being unlocked. The system and method further converts the analog sensing signals into digital sensing signals, and generates an alert instruction according to the digital sensing signals.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100033328 - Post office box electronic notification system: A system for and method of generating a notification regarding post office box contents. The system comprises at least one indicator transmitter arranged to generate and transmit a notification signal regarding contents of the post office box responsive to an operator actuation, and at least one receiver/network interface communicatively coupled... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100033329 - Portable security container with movement detection system: A device and method for protecting personal property. The device includes a movement detection system and an alarm adapted to signal when the device has moved beyond a predetermined position from a reference point.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100033330 - Auditable security for cargo containers and other repositories: This invention relates to a method and system for authenticating and for preventing alteration of histories of events occurring within at least one repository (e.g. a cargo container, fixed warehouse or a movable vehicle) for objects (e.g. autoparts, pharmaceutical materials, computer parts, laptops, etc.) held for a period of time,... Agent: Larson & Anderson, LLC

20100033331 - Monitoring system: Disclosed is a self-contained portable freestanding monitoring unit (1) for an individual in the form of a human patient (not shown) in an aged-care facility (2). Unit (1) includes a transmitter (3) for generating a diffuse infrared field (4) that is bounded generally by broken lines. Field (4) defines at... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20100033332 - System and method for coordinated health monitoring, emergency response, and medical record delivery: A computer-based system for providing coordinated health monitoring, emergency response, and medical record delivery. The system can include one or more computing devices configured to process emergency-related indicators and data. The system can also include one or more monitoring devices communicatively linked to the one or more computing devices. The... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100033333 - Method and apparatus for determining and analyzing a location of visual interest: A method of analyzing data based on the physiological orientation of a driver is provided. Data is descriptive of a driver's gaze-direction is processing and criteria defining a location of driver interest is determined. Based on the determined criteria, gaze-direction instances are classified as either on-location or off-location. The classified... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP

20100033334 - Fire detecting system and weight correcting method performed thereby: A fire detecting system includes a plurality of detectors, and a computing unit coupled to the detectors. The detectors are configured for generating a plurality of detecting values, respectively. For each of the detectors, the detecting value is equal to a first predetermined value when a fire state is detected... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100033335 - Maintenance minder for forced air heater: The present invention includes a frame that is quickly and easily assembled and disassembled. The frame may be used for supporting a portable forced air heater, or other similar equipment. Handles, supports, and optionally a wheel assembly is assembled to two core members using snap lock buttons. In a preferred... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100033336 - Natural gas alarm: A combined natural gas and audible alarm device includes a circular-shaped housing. An internal power supply source is positioned in the housing and includes batteries. Threaded fasteners are supplied for mounting the device onto a support surface. The housing further encloses a natural gas detector, an audible alarm unit, and... Agent: Ms. Gwendolyn Jones

20100033337 - Medical device and medical system including medical device: A medical device includes a first notification mechanism capable of notifying a user of information indicating that the medical device is suitable for use with a patient having a specified disease.... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100033339 - Local positioning systems and methods: A local positioning system uses at least one node to track a location of a mobile tag. The system measures flight times of signals communicated between the node and the tag to determine values indicative of the range of the tag from the node. If desired, the values may be... Agent: Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

20100033338 - System and method for detecting a boundary crossing event: Model zone data and model subzone data is employed to simplify calculations for determining where and/or when a boundary crossing event has occurred. A system for detecting a boundary crossing event employs a memory and a processor. The processor in one embodiment is configured by the memory to perform the... Agent: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA C/o Peter Nieves

20100033340 - Fluid-technical assembly having an optical waveguide: A fluid power device comprises a state display unit (23) having a light source (24) concealed in the device and furthermore a light guide (25) to conduct light signals to a display zone (26). The light source (24) emits polychromatic light, which is so filtered by a color filter (42)... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100033343 - Apparatus and method for transmitting/identifying location based on local communication: Provided are an apparatus and method for transmitting/identifying a location based on local communication. The apparatus, includes: a location information calculating unit for receiving a Global Positioning System (GPS) signal from a GPS satellite and calculating location information; own location transmitting unit for transmitting a signal, in which the calculated... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100033342 - Method of finding a key to a mobile vehicle: A method of finding a key to a mobile vehicle includes receiving a call, at a call center, indicating that the key is lost and requesting, via the call center, a telematics unit on-board the mobile vehicle to establish communication with a remote access key fob that is associated with... Agent: Julia Church Dierker Dierker & Associates, P.C.

20100033341 - Operation system and operation instruction method in operation system: An optical ID having a pair of light emitting sections (21, 22) is provided on a head set (18) which is mounted on the head of an operator, and ID data is transmitted by a light emitting signal. A high-speed camera is provided on a ceiling of a pathway, the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100033344 - Electric dipole transmission system: An electric dipole transmission system includes an uphole dipole assembly adapted for receiving downhole telemetry data. The uphole dipole assembly includes a gap sub, an electric dipole transmitter, a battery stack and a wireline receiver. A short hop receiver assembly is connected to the lower end of the uphole dipole... Agent: Nick A Nichols, Jr.

20100033345 - Methods, apparatus, and systems for monitoring transmission systems: A sensing platform for monitoring a transmission system, and method therefor, may include a sensor that senses one or more conditions relating to a condition of the transmission system and/or the condition of an environment around the transmission system. A control system operatively associated with the sensor produces output data... Agent: Traskbritt / Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

20100033346 - Methods, systems, and products for interfacing with powerline networks: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for interfacing with a power line network. Electrical power is received, and a voltage of the electrical power is monitored. When the voltage is inadequate, then an alternate power source is automatically connected. A frequency of electrical power provided by the alternate power source... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Sz Attn: Patent Docketing

20100033347 - In-vehicle apparatus, roadside device, and traffic information system: An in-vehicle apparatus includes a first receiver capable of receiving identification information about a vehicle group that is transmitted from a first roadside device in a signal having directivity; a judging unit for identifying a vehicle group to which a host vehicle of the in-vehicle apparatus belongs based on the... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20100033348 - Parking assistance device and parking assistance method: A parking assisting device includes an ambient area detecting unit that detects an obstacle or a parking frame in an ambient area surrounding a vehicle, and a guiding unit guides the vehicle to a parking initial position from which parking of the vehicle to a parking space, adjacent to the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100033349 - System and method for railway vehicle detection: A system and method for detecting the railway vehicle with a plurality of RFID readers and tags are disclosed. Railway vehicle directional movement on specific track can be detected and updated by the RF communication of the readers and tags. The railway system also includes a computer which monitors a... Agent: Kim-fung Tsang

20100033350 - Standby instrument for an aircraft instrument panel detecting overload, particularly during the landing phase: The present invention relates to a standby instrument fitted to the instrument panel of an aircraft detecting overloads. The standby instrument includes a processor to calculate and display flight information based on data provided by associated sensors integrated into a standby system. It additionally includes a module for detecting overload... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

02/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100026448 - System and method for securing authorized access by a mobile data device of a document processing device: The subject application is directed to securing authorized access to a document processing device. Address information data associated with each mobile data device is first stored in a data storage. An incoming data message is received from a first mobile data device having identifier data assigned to the mobile device.... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20100026451 - System, device and method for securing a device component: A novel system, device and method of validation is provided for sensing a biometric such as a fingerprint, where biometric data corresponding to the biometric entity such as a fingerprint is then transmitted to a host configured to perform a plurality of authentication processes to authenticate the biometric data. At... Agent: Stevens Law Group

20100026449 - Integrated online door via electronic door handle: A door security apparatus including a door strike connected to a structure and electrically connected to a first energy transceiver. The door strike is in spaced mating relationship to a door. A door-locking device is coupled to the door for locking and unlocking the door to the door strike. The... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100026452 - Deposit box unit, logistics system and method for operating the deposit box unit: There is provided a deposit box facility for depositing objects into and/or picking up objects from the deposit box facility. An exemplary deposit box facility comprises an audio playback device and a processor that is adapted to process audio data played back by the audio playback device. The processor may... Agent: InternationalIPLaw Group

20100026450 - Identification medium, identification method, and identification apparatus: An identification medium is to be observed via a linearly polarizing filter and includes a first liquid crystal layer that changes the wavelength of light according to the rotational angle of the linearly polarizing filter, a cholesteric liquid crystal layer, and a light absorbing layer that is provided below the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100026453 - Biometrics authentication system: A biometrics authentication system having a small and simple configuration and being capable of implementing both of biometrics authentication and position detection is provided. A biometrics authentication system includes: a light source emitting light to an object; a microlens array section condensing light from the object; a light-sensing device obtaining... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100026460 - Apparatus and method for transmit leakage signal suppression in rfid reader: A method and apparatus for suppressing a transmit leakage signal of a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader is provided. The apparatus includes: a first power distributor distributing a transmission signal to output a first transmission signal and a second transmission signal; a second power distributor distributing the second transmission signal... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100026455 - Device and method for reducing peak current demands in a mobile device: A device may include a battery; a first component drawing a first current from the battery, the first current being below a threshold; and a second component drawing a second current from the battery. The second component indicates the entering of a low current mode for a predetermined time. The... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100026454 - Electronic near field communication enabled multifunctional device and method of its operation: A computer program stored in a memory unit of an electronic near field communication (NFC) module for near field communication devices in environments with different data formats according to different protocols is able to carry out a first initiation operation using a first data format according to a protocol of... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20100026458 - Expansion module for portable gaming devices and system for providing localized environmental interaction: There is provided a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) expansion module for portable gaming devices. The RFID expansion module comprises an interface connector that can receive power and exchange data with a portable gaming device, an RFID tag that can exchange data with and power its antenna using the portable gaming... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP

20100026461 - Extended functionality of rfid devices: It is described a RFID device (231a, 231b, 231c, 331) comprising a data memory (236) and an electronic circuit arrangement (237, 238, 239, 247) coupled thereto. The electronic circuit arrangement has a first and a second operational configuration, wherein by receiving a control command (250a) the electronic circuit arrangement can... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100026456 - Identification of surgical instrument attached to surgical robot: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag is embedded on a surgical instrument and a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader is provided on a surgical robot to allow identification of the attached surgical instrument. The RFID tag includes an RFID circuit assembly, a first pot core half, and a first toroidal... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Intutive Surgical, Inc.

20100026457 - Location of tagged boxes: Devices and methods described herein can allow an installer to locate an electrical box preinstalled behind building material. This approach can minimize the number of cuts in the building material, which can save time and can prevent the unnecessary loss of or damage to material. In some embodiments, the devices... Agent: King & Spalding, LLP

20100026464 - Method of processing data, electronic device and transponder: In a method of processing data, an RFID signal (6) sent by a reader (3,5) via a field generated by the reader (3,5) is received at a passive RFID transponder (2). The transponder (2) comprises a dedicated receiver (28) for receiving a time signal (8), which is wirelessly sent By... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100026462 - Method of recognizing rfid tag for the purpose of preventing thourghput inversion and rfid reader performing the same: A method of recognizing a tag in an RFID reader includes: obtaining a predetermined frame size in the case where throughput obtained by reflecting a slot length based on the remaining number of tags except for recognized tags within a frame progressing current tag recognition that substantially has a maximum... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100026463 - Reading apparatus and calling apparatus and id reading program and id reading method: The present invention is directed to locate easily an unread IC tag (a commodity attaching the IC tag), upon failing to read the IC tag. An invoice storing unit 14 of the gate type RFID apparatus 10 stores a tag ID of the IC tag to be read by the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100026459 - Rfid reading device and method in an rfid reading device: The invention relates to an RFID reading device and a method for it. The reading device comprises a transmitter part (1, 30, 31), a receiving part (23, 33), and an antenna (5, 32) or antenna group connected to them. According to the invention, the transmitter part (1, 30, 30) comprises... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100026465 - Rfid vehicle tag with manually adjustable data fields: An RFID tag for use in a vehicle for use in an electronic toll collecting system. The tag is capable of transmitting data to a tag interrogator indicating the occupancy status of the vehicle. In an embodiment, the tag has a user input and a visual and audible tag status... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100026466 - Passive radio frequency data logger: A radio frequency identification device is configured as a data logger. In a logging mode the radio frequency identification device logs information received from a transmitter. In an upload mode the radio frequency identification device is configured to upload to a receiver logged information and/or information identifying the radio frequency... Agent: Steven M. Colby

20100026467 - Rfid tag: An electronic tag is configured to be responsive to a TTO or TTF protocol energizing signal from a reader, but to suspend transmission when receiving an RTF protocol communication signal from a reader. The tag typically includes a protocol detector which is operable to detect receipt of an RTF protocol... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100026469 - Information access system, information storage device and reader/writer device: An information access system includes a reader/writer device and an information storage device. In the information storage device, a receiver unit senses a carrier of an RF signal at a first frequency for detection, in a first time period occurring at time intervals, and receives an information request signal in... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100026468 - Methods and apparatus for preserving privacy in an rfid system: A card comprises an antenna configured to generate and receive radio frequency signals, a chip coupled with the antenna, the chip configured to store sensitive information and communicate the information to an authorized reader via the antenna, and a switching mechanism configured to tune and detune the antenna relative to... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100026470 - Fusing rfid and vision for surface object tracking: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates detecting and identifying objects within surface computing. An interface component can receive at least one surface input, the surface input relates to at least one of an object, a gesture, or a user. A surface detection component can... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20100026471 - Method and apparatus for remotely controlling a plurality of devices: Disclosed is a method for controlling usage times for at least one device, including the steps of: (a) identifying a device to be controlled; (b) utilizing the device by a user; (c) tracking a device usage value for the device as the user utilizes the device; and (d) initiating an... Agent: Mitchell A. Smolow

20100026472 - Paging and notification mechanism for emergency warning system over cellular networks: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide a method for transmitting emergency warning messages over cellular networks. In the proposed method, the access point transmits scheduling information of the emergency information in addition to the non-emergency information in a first system information block (SIB1) to a plurality of user equipments.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100026473 - Touch-sensitive front panel for a touch screen: The invention relates to a touch-sensitive front panel for a touch screen with a touch-insensitive front-panel area (107) and a touch-sensitive front-panel area (103) that can be distinguished haptically from the touch-insensitive front-panel area (107) or from an additional touch-sensitive front-panel area (105).... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC

20100026474 - Vehicle security system including pre-warning features for a vehicle having a data communications bus and related methods: A vehicle security system for a vehicle of a type including a vehicle data communications bus connected to a plurality of vehicle devices may include at least one vehicle security sensor interfacing with the vehicle data communications bus for generating a pre-warning signal or an alarm signal, depending upon a... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100026475 - Exterior rear view mirror with indicator light: The invention describes a rear view mirror including a reflective element in a cavity of a mirror housing with a mirror head and a mirror base. An indicator light for indicating situation information to a vehicle driver is installed, wherein the indicator light includes light sources and an optical element... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20100026476 - Apparatus and method for providing driving advice: A driving advice provision apparatus generates an advice, based on diagnosis performed on multiple diagnosis items regarding the driving condition of the vehicle and based on the diagnosis results from those diagnosis items, and provides the generated advice to the driver. The multiple diagnosis items are classified into different categories... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100026477 - Operational-state responsive audiovisual systems: A children's ride-on vehicle is disclosed. In some embodiments, the vehicle may include at least one driven wheel and a drive assembly adapted to selectively drive the rotation of the at least one driven wheel. The drive assembly may include at least one electric motor, a battery assembly including at... Agent: David S. D' Ascenzo Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20100026478 - Turn signals generated during operation of vehicle hazard warning lights: Vehicle 4-way emergency flasher circuits are modified by circuit branches which enable flashing selected pairs of emergency lamps at a higher frequency or in other discernible different ways. These selected lamps become visible and recognizable as right or left turn signals while the 4-way flasher circuit is operating.... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100026479 - Wireless occupancy and day-light sensing: A system to control energy consumption in a room uses a wireless mesh network that allows for continuous connections and reconfiguration around blocked paths by hopping from node to node until a connection can be established, the mesh network including one or more wireless area network transceivers adapted to communicate... Agent: Bao Q. Tran

20100026480 - Fire gas detector-coding: A detector comprises a detector base and a sensor, first and second resistors connected in series, a DC voltage source (Vref) connected to the resistors, and means for monitoring the voltage at the midpoint of a potential divider constituted by the series-connected resistors. The first and second resistors are rated... Agent: Gerald M. Bluhm Tyco Safety Products

20100026481 - Customization of personal emergency features for security systems: The inventive system and method comprises a processor operable to detect an event, storage having detailed data corresponding to the event, an input device operable to receive the detailed data, one or more display devices, and an audio output device, wherein when an event is detected, a display is produced... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100026482 - Mechanical latch locking detection sensors: The invention provides a sensor for determining when a latch for securing an engine cowl on an aircraft is secured by detecting the proximity of a latch hook and a latch pin. The sensor includes a resonant circuit configured and adapted to transmit a status signal when the latch is... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100026483 - Method and device for locating tires mounted on a vehicle: A method and a device for locating tires mounted on a vehicle. High frequency signals are captured by way of a first transmit/receive device arranged on a vehicle, said high-frequency signals originating from a wheel electronic system arranged on the vehicle, said wheel electronic system interacting with tires of a... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100026484 - System and method for controlling a vehicle on fixed path: A system for confirming authorization of a operator for controlling a vehicle on fixed paths, the system having at least one ride vehicle with an onboard control system being configured to confirm operator authorization prior to allowing operator control thereof and an electronic device dimensioned and configured to be supported... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100026486 - Digital photo frame capable of attracting attention: A digital photo frame (DPF) capable of attracting attention is provided. The DPF includes a light-emitting diode (LED) unit, a display control unit, a motion detector, and a processing unit. The processing unit is connected to the motion detector and the display control unit, and the display control unit is... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100026485 - Metal detector with improved magnetic soil response cancellation: A metal detector with improved magnetic soil response cancellation is disclosed. The metal detector including, in one aspect, at least one or more inductors arranged and adapted to transmit and receive an alternating magnetic field, transmit electronics arranged and adapted to generate a transmit signal applied to at least one... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100026487 - Security system control panel: A security system is operable in a stay mode in which protected premises perimeter sensors or detectors are armed wherein a delay is provided between detection of breach of the perimeter and generating an alarm. The security system is able to authenticate a user during the delay and to restore... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100026488 - Safety barrier with integrated alarm: A safety barrier with an integrated alarm comprising a plurality of posts for supporting fencing material, each post having an inner portion, an outer portion, an upper portion and a lower portion, wherein the lower portion of said post has embedded therein an alarm contact; a plurality of base supports... Agent: Erik B. Zarkowsky, Esq.

20100026489 - Security device and security system using the same: The present invention relates to a security device used in connection with an access barrier of a protected area. The access barrier is movable between an open position and a closed position for selectively permitting ingress and egress to the protected area. The device has an access barrier position detector... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100026490 - Foliage penetrating sensor array for intrusion detection: An intrusion detection system that is capable of foliage penetration is disclosed employing an array of field disturbance transceivers operating at UHF frequencies. The array of transceivers generate a multiplicity of RF fields between nearby units and detect the presence of intruders by detecting disturbances in these fields. The emitted... Agent: Walker Butler

20100026491 - Object detection device: An object detecting device for detecting the existence and general placement of an object residing upon a surface. A preferred embodiment of the invention uses at least one laser measuring scanner operated positioned by a servo motor to allow the laser measuring scanner to generate signals related to the placement... Agent: Douglas E. Warren Attorney At Law

20100026497 - Device and method for inspecting equipment: An equipment inspecting device for inspecting at least one piece of equipment positioned in an office from among a plurality of offices included in the equipment inspection target recognizes office information for indicating a position of an office, and searches office equipment information for indicating a previous state of at... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100026496 - Method and device for synchronization of a decoder of a rfid receiver: A method for synchronizing a RFID receiver, comprising receiving an input signal from a RFID tag, said input signal comprising a preamble section, creating a first reference waveform, comprising at least a fraction of said preamble section, calculating a first correlation value by correlating said input signal and said first... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates

20100026492 - Method for the traceability of plants: The invention relates to a method for the traceability of plants after field planting and during the whole productive and commercial cycle, by means of the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Tags technology, comprising: 1) marking of the plants by the grafting of radio-frequency microchips containing information relating to the plant... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.

20100026493 - Methods and apparatus for inventory location compliance: An inventory compliance system includes an RFID reader having an agent configured to periodically read all RF tags within its range and then send the resulting tag information to an inventory application that processes the received information (e.g., tag ID, etc.) to determine the state of inventory at that time—i.e.,... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100026494 - Radio frequency data reader: An RFID or NFC reader is associated via a data link with a tag module such that when the reader transmits an interrogation signal the tag module responds with a random, or constrained random, information signal. The information signal masks a signal transmitted by an RFID or NFC tag which... Agent: Michael Chan Ncr Corporation

20100026495 - System for, and method of, monitoring the movement of mobile items: A system monitors parameters (e.g., speed, position, threshold boundaries) of mobile items attached to beacons and produces signals indicating these parameters. The system also monitors non-mobile parameters (e.g., battery life, door locks, windows) in the items. Different technologies (e.g., wireless) are provided for communicating between the beacons and a beacon... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100026498 - Method and system for adapting a mobile computing device with an rfid antenna: The present invention relates to systems, methods, and devices, for adapting a radio frequency identification (“RFID”) antenna, such as an ultrahigh frequency (“UHF”) antenna, at a front end of a mobile computing device without impacting the performance of the device. Described is a device including a housing having a front... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100026499 - Real time compliance monitoring system (rtcms) for in home medical real time compliance monitoring system (rtcms) for in home medical equipment: A compliance monitoring method and system provides more reliable compliance with the proper operation of in-home medical equipment such as a Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) device. The system monitors the in-home medical equipment and when the system detects an alarm signal from the in-home medical equipment indicative of an... Agent: Steven Corey

20100026500 - Portable tracking alarm apparatus: A portable tracking alarm apparatus in a wrist watch configuration includes a main body and a strap. The main body includes a locator transmitter module, a micro-switch, and a trigger assembly. The strap is used for the user to wear, and has a hook that extends into the main body... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100026501 - Electronic swimmer monitoring system: Electronic Tags are mounted on swimmers to reduce their risk of drowning by identifying when their heads are underwater for periods of time which may indicate a dangerous submersion situation, and for triggering corresponding alerts and alarms. In this method, each monitored person is equipped with a lightweight electronic Tag... Agent: Mark S. Nowotarski

20100026502 - Apparatus and method for automatically selecting and executing files associated with environment: An apparatus for automatically selecting and executing files associated with the environment includes a detecting module, an analysis module, and a system module. The detecting module detects environmental parameters and transmits the environmental parameters to the analysis module. The analysis module detects a present status of the apparatus, compares the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100026503 - Vehicle locating device and method: A system for determining the difference in altitude between a vehicle and a portable electronic device is provided. The system comprises a first pressure sensor, a second pressure sensor, and a processor. The first pressure sensor is coupled to the portable electronic device and generates a first signal indicative of... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100026504 - Portable electronic apparatus and method for displaying image: A portable electronic apparatus configured to be battery-powered and to display a visual program received from the outside is provided. The portable electronic apparatus has a receiver configured to receive EPG data related to the program, a battery power estimator configured to estimate remaining battery power, an image processor configured... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100026505 - Digital photo frame with battery indicator: A digital photo frame (DPF) capable of indicating battery is provided. The DPF includes a light-emitting diode (LED) unit, a battery, a battery detection unit, a processing unit, and a display control unit. The battery detection unit is connected to the battery and is configured to detect the charge of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100026506 - Capacitance-based microchip exploitation detection: An apparatus and method detect microchip tampering by including a capacitance circuit that comprises a protective cover. Dielectric material may be sandwiched between the cover and a backside metal layer, which may be proximate a protected surface of the microchip. Changes in the capacitance of the above circuit caused by... Agent: Ibm-rochester C/o Toler Law Group

20100026507 - Home appliance and home appliance system: A home appliance and a home appliance system are provided. The home appliance may convert product information into an acoustic signal and externally output the same as a sound. The home appliance system may receive the sound, convert the same into the acoustic signal, and then inversely convert the acoustic... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20100026509 - Approach warning system for detecting when a person approaches an object, particularly a machine: The invention relates to an approach warning system for detecting when a person approaches an object which has a metal outer structure at least in regions. The system is formed with at least a first near-field device which is associated with the object and a second near-field device which is... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100026508 - Locating device: The invention is based on a locating device for locating objects in an item being investigated, said device having a basic body, a guide means for guiding along the item being investigated in at least one direction of movement and an output unit. It is proposed that the locating device... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100026510 - Alarm suspend system: An alarm suspend system utilizes an alarm trigger responsive to physiological parameters and corresponding limits on those parameters. The parameters are associated with both fast and slow treatment times corresponding to length of time it takes for a person to respond to medical treatment for out-of-limit parameter measurements. Audible and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100026511 - Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method: An information processing apparatus includes a pattern extraction unit, a rule extraction unit, and a reflection information generation unit. The pattern extraction unit is configured to extract an operation pattern of each of users from operation history information obtained from a plurality of devices to be operated, the operation history... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100026512 - Remote controller of electronic apparatus: The present invention discloses a remote controller of an electronic apparatus. The remote controller includes a memory interface for communicating with a memory device; a controlling circuit coupled to the memory interface for generating a first control signal; and a first communication interface coupled to the controlling circuit for communicating... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100026513 - Logical floor determination for a wireless device using weighted ap received signal strengths: An apparatus configured to acquire received signal strength intensities (RSSIs) for a wireless device from a plurality of access points (APs) located on a plurality logical floors. The apparatus is configured to determine which logical floor the wireless device is on by analyzing the RSSIs. The RSSIs for each floor... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20100026514 - System and method for providing self-locating wireless sensors: A wireless sensor network is disclosed that comprises a plurality of wireless sensors and a wireless sensor base station. The wireless sensor base station sends a request to one of the wireless sensors requesting the location information for the selected wireless sensor. The wireless sensor determines its location using a... Agent: Anthony Miologos Honeywell International Inc.

20100026515 - Utility metering system with compact and robust antenna for subsurface installation: A pit transmitter assembly (10) for RF communication of signals representing utility meter data, includes a transmitter (60) supported by a transmitter substrate (61), a planar ground conductor (43) disposed over the transmitter (60), an antenna substrate (42) disposed on edge on the planar ground conductor (43), a flat coil... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20100026516 - Method and system for controlling path redundancy in the acquisition of utility meter data: A method and system by which certain radio transmitters are assigned to certain reception nodes for the purpose of transmitting metering data derived from a plurality of utility meters to a system management computer. The reception nodes are configured to receive and process data transmissions only from those transmitters with... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20100026517 - Utility data collection and reconfigurations in a utility metering system: A one-and two-way wireless data collection system for a utility metering environment includes multiple endpoints with wireless transceivers, and a collector with transceiver for communicating with the endpoints.... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100026518 - Measuring system having a sensor module and a transmitter module: The sensor module includes: a sensor housing; at least one measuring transducer arranged at least partially in the sensor housing for registering at least one measured variable and for producing at least one primary signal influenced by the measured variable; as well as sensor electronics arranged within the sensor housing... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100026519 - Method of detecting and signaling deviattion of motor vehicle: The present method first provides an image capturing device so that the image obtained by the image capturing device contains only dark-colored road paving and a light-colored lane marker appearing in the left or right portion of the image. The present method then determines the distribution of the light-colored pixels... Agent: Leong C Lei

20100026520 - Traffic signal devices and methods of using the same: A traffic control system and device is provided. The traffic control system of the instant invention permits two-way communication between a plurality of traffic signal devices and/or other devices or locations. Each traffic signal device locally controls the state of the traffic signals, while communication between the traffic signal devices... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100026522 - Parking payment system using a cell phone or other mobile device: A system for parking enforcement is provided that includes an enforcement device having a display to display a graphical user interface (GUI) that identifies a plurality of parking spaces and indicia associated with each of the plurality of parking spaces, the indicia indicating whether a parking fee has been paid... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.

20100026521 - Space monitoring detector: Disclosed is an inventory control system or parking space detector including an inductive loop technology that is either embedded in the concrete or located atop the concrete, or any other feasible method of setting an inductive loop. By monitoring the change in inductance of the magnetic field that is generated... Agent: Cargill & Associates, P.l.l.c.

20100026523 - Aircraft systems with flight management systems that display reports: An aircraft system includes a visual display system; a printer; and a flight management system coupled to the visual display system and the printer. The flight management system includes a processor and a plurality of data sources coupled to the processor. The processor includes a crew interface module coupled to... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

20100026524 - Process and apparatus for aiding in the conception of texts for a pilot or a conductor:

20100026525 - Aircraft synthetic vision system for approach and landing: An aircraft synthetic vision system (100) is provided for increasing data input to a pilot (109) during approach and landing flight operations, and includes a runway assistance landing system (114) and a plurality of databases (106, 108, 110, 112) which may include, for example, a terrain database (106), an obstacle... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

20100026526 - Method and apparatus for generating location based reminder message for navigation system: A method and apparatus for a navigation system for generating a reminder message by applying predefined validation rule to display and/or voice announce the reminder message associated with a particular location. The method includes the steps of creating reminder message data which include a reminder message, a primary location, a... Agent: Muramatsu & Associates

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