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03/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100073124 - Vehicle management system: A system for controlling a fleet of vehicles includes a plurality of detection units and a control unit. Each detection unit is configured to at least facilitate obtaining information as to a respective vehicle of the fleet. The control unit is coupled to the plurality of detection units, and is... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

20100073126 - Secure system for non-covert user authentication and identification: A secure system for user authentication comprised of an authentication interface having a character dial and alignment markers is provided. A passcode input module receives user commands to move the character dial with respect to the alignment markers and to record a configuration of the characters with respect to the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100073125 - System and method for confirming that a user of an electronic device is an authorized user of a vehicle: Methods and a system are provided for confirming that a user of an electronic device is an authorized user of a vehicle. The method comprises receiving a request regarding the vehicle from the electronic device in response to a user action, verifying that the user is able to cause the... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100073127 - Device use restricting system: A device is provided with a reader/writer that wirelessly communicates with an RFID module in a con-contact manner that resides within a wireless communications area of the device, and an optical transmitter transmitting a signal receivable by the RFID module in an area in the vicinity of the device within... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100073131 - Vehicle with controlled door operation: Doors of a vehicle, such as a delivery vehicle, are controlled based on user inputs. A user may input a vehicle exit mode and stop the vehicle. When an exit mode has been input and the stopping of the vehicle has been sensed, an exit door of the vehicle is... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20100073132 - Ignition system for a vehicle: An ignition system for a vehicle includes an ignition port, a vehicle processor coupled to the ignition port and an engine of the vehicle and a portable ignition module. The portable ignition module includes a memory for storing data therein and a USB interface for engaging the ignition port. The... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20100073133 - Communicating electronic key for secure access to a mecatronic cylinder: The invention relates to electronic keys. The invention relates more particularly to an electronic key for secure access to an electronic cylinder. The invention relates to an electronic key (1) enabling control of access to a mecatronic cylinder, wherein said key comprises at least one memory (3) for storing access... Agent: Stephane Conreux

20100073128 - Apparatus and method for secure detection of an item and a method of securing access to information associated with the item: An apparatus and method for detecting an item is provided in accordance with other aspects of the invention. The apparatus includes one or more sources operable to produce electromagnetic radiation in a range of wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum; and one or more imaging devices, such as cameras, operable to... Agent: Nexus Law Group LLP

20100073129 - Electromechanical lock: The invention relates to an electromechanical lock comprising: an electronic circuitry (142) for storing a challenge, providing a wireless interface (126) for a communication device (106) to read the challenge, receiving and storing a response from the communication device (106), and authenticating the response, and for issuing an open command... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100073130 - Key holding device for in-vehicle auxiliary key: A key holding device includes a key cylinder capable of retaining an auxiliary key which is a vehicle key that is not a master key. A rotor is rotatably arranged in the key cylinder. The auxiliary key is insertable into the rotor. A tumbler is rotatable with the rotor in... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100073134 - Document management system: A document management system includes: a document to which an information storage medium is attached; an information storage medium reading device which includes a reading unit for reading document identification information and a unit for transmitting a signal to a processing device when the document identification information becomes unreadable; a... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100073139 - Electronic monitoring systems, shipment container monitoring systems and methods of monitoring a shipment in a container: A shipping container has a passive radio antenna element having internal and external antennas. A connector spanning the wall joins the two antennas. An internal communications device is disposed within the container and an external communications device is disposed external to the container. Another shipping container has a repeater element... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20100073138 - Rfid tag communication system and rfid tag communication apparatus: This disclosure discloses an RFID tag communication apparatus capable of communicating with a plurality of RFID circuit elements, each of the RFID circuit elements having a tag antenna that transmits and receives information and an IC circuit part that stores information, comprising: a communication antenna that forms a communication range... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20100073137 - Semiconductor device: To provide a semiconductor device which can transmit/receive data to/from a reader/writer without interruption of operation by the reader/writer or the like. A semiconductor device capable of wireless communication includes an antenna circuit, a first demodulation signal generation circuit which demodulates a signal whose modulation factor is from 95% to... Agent: Eric Robinson

20100073135 - Sensors having gap based sensing devices and methods of making and using the same: A sensor is provided. The sensor comprises at least one sensing device comprising a first electrode and a second electrode, and a gap defined as a distance between one or more facing inner surfaces of the first and second electrodes, wherein the gap distance at least in part determines a... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100073136 - Wireless communications apparatus, processing apparatus, and wireless communications system: A wireless communications apparatus includes: a second communications unit that uses electromagnetic waves to perform wireless communications with a recording medium having a first communications unit that stores information; and a housing that houses a portion of the recording medium, the portion including the first communications unit, wherein the second... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100073140 - Authenticating method and identification system: An authenticating method includes enabling a transponder to receive a read request that contains an authentication code, enabling the transponder to extract the authentication code from the read request, enabling the transponder to generate and wirelessly transmit a reply signal that contains the authentication code, and enabling a reader to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100073141 - Ic tag reading device: On one side of a passageway for an identification subject 10 with an IC tag 7 to pass, an antenna is provided for reading information stored in the IC tag 7, and a front wave-absorbing wall 2 and a rear wave-absorbing wall 3 are provided protruding from the vicinity of... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20100073144 - Method and circuit for accessing rfid tag: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag access method and a circuit applied to an RFID tag to determine whether to respond to a command sent by a reader are provided. According to the access method, an extra reference value is used for adjusting a parameter or a count value, so... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100073145 - Rfid reaction time reduction: A method, system, and a control device are provided for reducing RFID reaction times. A control unit receives a data signal, which comprises a code signal if a passive RFID transponder is located in the carrier field of an RFID reader. The code represents the identification code of the passive... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc./bf

20100073142 - Saw based chipless passive rfid tag using cellulose paper as substrate and method of manufacturing the cellulose paper: A SAW based chipless passive tag includes a dipole antenna, a SAW based IDT, and a plurality of reflectors, which are provided on a cellulose paper, so that a reader can read identification information of an object.... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100073143 - Transponders and methods for operating a transponder: In a method for operating a transponder (1, 41), the transponder (1, 4) receives a signal from a transmitter (2, 42). The signal comprises an information about a reference sensitivity and the transponder (1, 41) has an input sensitivity such that the transponder (1, 41) detects only signals above a... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100073146 - Method of controlling communication frequencies of wireless communication system, controller of the system, and wireless communication system: The wireless communication system sets at least one of the multiple wireless frequencies as a reception frequency from the wireless tag, and controls the temperature of a superconducting filter in response to the selected reception frequency, thereby the pass band or the rejection band of the superconducting filter is controlled.... Agent: Hanify & King Professional Corporation

20100073147 - Controlling data access to and from an rfid device: It is described a method for controlling data access to and from an RFID device (230). Thereby, an RFID reading device (210b) authenticates himself to the RFID device (230) before the RFID device (230) communicates with the RFID reading device (210b). The RFID device (230) is equipped with a physically... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100073148 - Systems and methods for communicating messages in wireless networks: The present disclosure generally pertains to systems and methods for communicating messages in wireless networks. In one exemplary embodiment, a wireless sensor network has a first node and a second node. The second node is configured to wirelessly transmit a message through a channel of the wireless sensor network to... Agent: Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

20100073149 - System, apparatus and method for enabling optimal communication over power lines: A system, apparatus and method for communication signaling between sending terminals and receiving terminals over power lines, comprises a power level test message configuration unit associated with a respective sending terminal for configuring test signals to send to one or more of said receiving units to determine optimal transmission characteristics... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100073150 - Robotic catheter system including haptic feedback: A haptic feedback system for a robotic catheter system including a robotic catheter manipulator assembly including one or more removably mounted robotic catheter device cartridges and robotic sheath device cartridges, with each cartridge being generally linearly movable relative to the robotic catheter manipulator assembly. The haptic feedback system may include... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20100073151 - Tactile display apparatus and method thereof: A tactile display apparatus includes a plurality of stimulation pins in contact with a skin; an operating unit for vertically moving the stimulation pins; and a housing accommodating the stimulation pins and the operating unit, the housing having an opening in one surface thereof such that the stimulation pins protrude... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20100073152 - Vehicle surrounding recognition support system for vehicle: A vehicle surrounding recognition support system for a vehicle includes a contact detection device detecting whether or not a driver of the vehicle touches a turn signal operating lever or moves his/her hand close to the turn signal operating lever, an object position detecting device detecting a position of an... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100073153 - Smart entry system: A smart entry system includes a vehicle-side unit and a plurality of portable devices. Each of the portable devices has a discrimination code different from each other. When a first portable device is locked in a vehicle compartment, the discrimination code of the first portable device is stored in the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100073154 - Apparatus and method for providing position information and gathering information using rfid: Provided are an apparatus and a method for providing position information and gathering information using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). The apparatus includes: a plurality of RFID tags, driven by a radio frequency transmitted from an RFID reader installed in the vehicle, for providing stored tag information in order to provide... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100073156 - Display device: A display device for a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine for at least temporarily driving the motor vehicle, and for displaying operating-time-related data of the internal combustion engine. The display device is characterized in that the operating-time-related data are provided as portions of the operation of the motor... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20100073155 - Driving safety warning method and device therefor: A driving safety warning device includes a central processing unit (CPU); an acceleration sensor for sensing an acceleration value of a car having the driving safety warning device installed therein, and sending the sensed acceleration value to the CPU for calculating, so as to obtain a driving speed value; and... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100073157 - System and method for detecting wheel position and tire air pressure: In a tire air pressure detection system, a trigger device is caused to transmit a notification trigger signal to notify wheel position detection in advance of outputting a detection trigger signal for signal magnitude measurement. After confirming reception of the notification trigger signal by a transceiver device, the trigger device... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100073158 - System for recommending maintenance for fuel economy improvement: A method of optimizing fuel economy and carbon dioxide emissions of a vehicle may entail utilizing an interior vehicle display to alert a driver as to the state of various vehicle components and parameters and their effect on fuel economy and carbon dioxide emissions. The components and parameters may be... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100073159 - Arrangement for the propagation of alarm information in a building automation system that includes one or more applications that access building system data via a monitoring and control system: A method includes accessing building automation data comprising a plurality of data objects, each data object corresponding to a device in a building automation system, the data objects interrelated in a first hierarchy. The method also includes receiving an event condition indication from a first device in the building automation... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100073160 - Alerting users using a multiple state status icon: A user alert system is described that provides multiple dimensions of information to a user through a status icon. Initially the status icon displays a neutral state that informs the user that the user alert system is running, but there are currently no relevant alerts for the user to view.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100073162 - Hand washing reminder device and method: A device and method for reminding people to maintain hand hygiene. Further a device and method for reminding people to perform hand washing and obtaining hand hygiene compliance data in a patient care environment, which may be a hospital, a nursing home, or a food service facility, which may be... Agent: HulseyIPIntellectual Property Lawyers, P.C.

20100073163 - Method and apparatus for monitoring a structure: A system and method for monitoring a structure and for distinguishing between an alarm condition, and a nuisance event such as rain. An optical fibre sensor (20,22) produces a signal indicative of a disturbance and level crossing rates are determined to distinguish between noise in the signal (nuisance event) and... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100073161 - Systems, methods, and computer program for monitoring crime activity and dissemination of crime related information and alerts over a multi-user network: A system and method that allows Law enforcement to communicate quickly and efficiently with businesses and business owners. Businesses first create a profile at a website. The profile includes address, contact information, secondary contact information, alarm company name and number and information about the type of business. Detectives have the... Agent: White-welker & Welker, LLC

20100073164 - Method for determining sensor coverage, a design tool and a border protection system using the method: A method is disclosed for determining sensor performance of a border element of homogeneous terrain, weather and vegetation properties. The border element includes a number of areas of interest, as well as a plurality of sensors. The method includes determining coordinates of the border element and areas, and determining performance... Agent: Ericsson Inc.

20100073165 - Microwave motion detector with target angle detection: The present invention is an alarm system that includes a dual technology motion sensor. The dual technology sensor includes a PIR sensor with a PIR detection pattern and a Doppler microwave frequency motion detector with a detection pattern wider than that of the PIR sensor. The microwave detector's processing circuitry... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100073166 - Laser ablation to create pocket for die placement: Exemplary embodiments provide methods and systems for assembling electronic devices, such as integrated circuit (IC) chips, by selectively and scalably embedding or seating IC elements onto/into a receiving substrate, such as a chip substrate. Specifically, the assembly of IC chips can include forming a pocket in the receiving substrate to... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20100073167 - Security tag for optical media and processes for fabrication and attachment: An activation system for optical media in one embodiment includes a tag having at least one pair of conductors with at least one heating element coupled to the conductors. The heating element is oriented proximate one or more activation regions on the optical media, and wherein the heating element activates... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100073171 - Method of monitoring dislodgement of venous needles in dialysis patients: A method of detecting a dislodged needle in a hemodialysis procedure includes measuring venous drip pressure of the dialysis machine of a patient undergoing hemodialysis, analyzing the venous drip pressure and deriving intravascular blood pressure at a location of venous needle insertion into the patient, comparing the derived intravascular blood... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100073169 - Remotely configurable assisted-living notification system with gradient proximity sensitivity: A system provides assisted living messages with varying levels of detail to a person, according to proximity gradients. In one embodiment, the system involves location data. The location data associates first and second notification devices with respective first and second locations at a dwelling. A remote configuration module may enable... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20100073170 - System and method for detection of hf decompensation based on signs and symptoms: In an example, physiologic information about a patient can be obtained and mapped to a first set of fuzzy logic membership functions, and a symptom status can be derived from the mapping of the physiologic information using a first fuzzy logic inference. In an example, the symptom status can be... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100073168 - System and method for reporting status of a bed: A method and system of reporting the status of a bed (12) whose occupant is at risk of an undesired event, includes indicating that the occupant is at risk of the undesired event and operating a lamp module (42) to signify a satisfactory status or an unsatisfactory status of the... Agent: Hill-rom Services, Inc.

20100073172 - Dual condition fire/smoke detector with adjustable led cannon: A dual condition fire/smoke detector system includes a housing and a sensor comprising at least two of a photoelectric sensor, a heat sensor, an ionization sensor or a carbon monoxide sensor disposed within the housing. A wireless communication system associated with the sensor enables communication of the detector with a... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP

20100073173 - Particulate detector: An apparatus is provided for detecting presence of transient particulate in gas within a duct (1) comprises (i) at least one emitter (3) of illumination (4) capable of being swept over essentially the entire cross-section of the duct from outside and the duct, and (ii) at least one detector (6)... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20100073174 - Wireless smoke detector power cut-off system: A power cut-off system for cutting a 220V power supply, or any other voltage value, of an electrical device, such as an oven for example, while maintaining a 110V power supply, or any other voltage value, to the electrical device, the system comprising a control-board unit connected to the 220V... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100073175 - Methods and apparatus for controlling and testing a notification applicance circuit: An arrangement for use in a safety notification system includes a source of negative voltage, a first resistor arrangement, and a circuit arrangement. The first resistor arrangement is coupled between the source of negative voltage and the signal output of the safety notification system. The circuit arrangement is configured to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100073176 - Method for detecting operations of a power storage device and related power storage device: A method for detecting operations of a power storage device is disclosed. The power storage device includes an electricity storage unit for storing power output from an electronic device or outputting power to the electronic device. The method includes detecting current between the electricity storage unit and the electronic device... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100073177 - Inductive power outlet locator: A power outlet locator for locating concealed inductive power outlet. A sensor is provided for detecting a signal emitted by an inductive power outlet. A processor uses the detected signal to compute location coordinates of the power outlet. A user interface is provided to communicate the location of the power... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100073178 - Novel circuit interrupting device with high voltage surge protection: The present invention provides a circuit interrupting device which comprises a leakage current detection and protection circuit containing a simulated leakage current generation circuit which is capable of automatically generating a simulated leakage current when the circuit interrupting device is properly wired and in a tripped state to automatically test... Agent: Andrews Kurth LLP

20100073179 - Movement monitor for medical patients: A movement monitor includes a slipcover for enclosing a sensor pad and a flap pocket that extends from the slipcover. A compartment is formed in the flap pocket for securing a circuit board inside the flap pocket.... Agent: Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP

20100073180 - Movement monitor for medical patients: A movement monitor includes a sensor pad for sensing when a weight is placed on the sensor pad and when the weight is removed from the sensor pad. A sleeve encloses the sensor pad. A control flap is formed in the sleeve for enclosing an alarm circuit coupled to the... Agent: Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP

20100073181 - Electrostatic occupant detecting apparatus and method of adjusting electrostatic occupant detecting apparatus: In a method of adjusting an electrostatic occupant detecting apparatus, a first group of load circuits is coupled with a sensor property measuring device, an AC voltage signal is applied from a signal source to the first group of load circuits, and a potential difference generating at a resistor of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100073182 - A system for monitoring the state of electrical power supply and mechanical tension in an overhead contact line: The system comprises a multiplicity of control and signaling devices (3), at least one for each line segment, each provided with a circuit able to detect the presence, in the segment of contact line (1), of the traction voltage and to signal its presence or absence locally.... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100073183 - Method for inertial asset protection on vehicles and for false alarm prevention in unstable locations: A system and method for false alarm prevention in unstable locations is presented. In one embodiment, the method comprises activating an asset sensor and a reference sensor, detecting motion in the asset sensor, determining if the reference sensor detects motion, and preventing transmission of an alarm if the reference sensor... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100073184 - Tracking deep cell gate/spring mechanical sub assembly utilizing signed empty cell barcode labels: A method, system, and computer program product for sensing the presence and/or misplacement of mechanical sub assemblies (MSAs) within storage slots of automated storage libraries. Each MSA is tracked based on signed empty cell barcode labels. Signed empty cell barcode labels are utilized to uniquely identify the frame, column, and... Agent: Dillon & Yudell, LLP

20100073185 - Position detection system, medical-device guidance system, and position detection method: There is provided a position detection system (1) including a first marker (4) that produces a first alternating magnetic field having a first position-calculating frequency by means of an external power supply; a second marker (3) including a magnetic induction coil (5) having a resonance frequency equal to the position-calculating... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100073186 - Article locator: A locator of personal articles being monitored to prevent loss or misplacement. The locator emits a location cue. The location cue may be emitted at the monitored article, or if in the form of a verbal message, may be generated at the person who is monitoring the personal article. Location... Agent: Italia Ip

20100073187 - Methods and apparatus for no-touch initial product deployment: A non-contact deployment method generally includes: configuring a component so that it is in a low-power state; receiving an activation signal (e.g., light, RFID, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.); causing a deployment module within the component to wake up; and instructing the component to perform the appropriate deployment steps. The activation signal... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (symbol)

20100073188 - System and method for real time asset location and tracking: A system for estimating the current position of an asset within a location that includes a transponder associated with the asset, a plurality of wireless interface devices provided within the location, and a central computer system in electronic communication with the wireless interface devices. The central computer system is adapted... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20100073189 - Monoconductor data-power transmission: In some embodiments, apparatus and systems, as well as methods, may operate to acquire downhole data associated with a borehole casing, process a portion of the downhole data at a downhole location to provide processed data, regulate surface motor power received at a motor downhole, filter the surface motor power,... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100073190 - Telemetry method and system for subsurface well and reservoir and logging data: A method and system for transmitting data through a transmission medium between surface and subsurface transceivers. A surface transceiver and a subsurface transceiver are each configured to selectively transmit over a plurality of transmission channels, each transmission channel having a range of frequencies within the total frequency bandwidth. The surface... Agent: Arnold & Knobloch, L.L.P.

20100073192 - System and method for providing automated meter management layer intelligence to a power line communications system: A system and method are provided to enable automated broadband AMR, optionally in real time. The system may include an Automated Meter Management Server and an Automated Meter Reading Converter, wherein the Automated Meter Management Server utilizes data generated by a Poller Converter and a Name Server, to enable automated... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100073191 - Wireless data programmer for electronic utility registers and meters: A handheld, key-operated programmer device (10) for transferring data to and from an electronic meter register. Communication between the device (10) and the electronic register takes place over a wireless optical interface (20). The device (10) is configured through a USB port (14) using a personal computer. Operations between the... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20100073193 - Transparent routing in a power line carrier network: Meter nodes in a power line carrier (PLC) network may reliably communicate with an access point by alternate routes using additional media where available. A utility network may include one or more subnetworks. Each subnetwork may include one or more meter nodes and an access point configured to communicate with... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100073194 - Intersection vehicle collision avoidance system: If a vehicle operator becomes none responsive to maintain vehicle speed in compliances with the traffic signal light condition, the vehicle collision avoidance device alerts the driver with audio visual and vibrating alarm signals for the driver to slow down the vehicle to stop. If within a determined time the... Agent: Ohanes Ghazarian

20100073195 - Vehicle traffic flow data acquisition and distribution: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for vehicle traffic flow data acquisition and reporting for onboard vehicle navigation. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for vehicle traffic flow data acquisition and reporting for onboard vehicle navigation can include acquiring imagery of... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul LLP Attn: Steven M. Greenberg, Esq.

20100073196 - Method of checking the quality of traffic disturbance reporting processes: A method of checking the quality of traffic disturbance reporting processes records a total number of traffic disturbance reports generated by a traffic disturbance reporting process, which traffic disturbance reports each relate to at least one defined reporting time period and at least one defined reporting route segment, over a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100073197 - System and method for acquiring data from an aircraft: Systems and methods are provided for acquiring data from an aircraft. The system comprises a sensor device coupled to the aircraft for generating the data, a first wireless communication interface coupled to the sensor device and configured to transmit the data upon receiving a first request, and a portable electronic... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

20100073198 - Man-machine interface for pilot assistance: A man-machine interface for assisting a pilot during take-off or landing of an airborne vehicle in reduced external visibility includes a display which represents a virtual scenario from the perspective of a virtual observer who is himself located behind the airborne vehicle and is in the same flight attitude as... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100073199 - Method for monitoring the flight of an aircraft: A method for monitoring the flight of an aircraft consisting in triggering a warning representative of hazardous meteorological conditions liable to face the aircraft while the navigation screen is displaying the terrain-following information.... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20100073200 - System and method for asset tracking and monitoring using antenna diversity: A system and method for asset tracking and monitoring using antenna diversity. Antenna diversity ensures that the mobile terminal maintains good visibility of a satellite throughout the transport route. In one example, a first antenna is mounted on a first side of an asset transporter (e.g., flatbed trailer) and a... Agent: Law Office Of Duane S. Kobayashi

20100073201 - Car finder by cell phone: A system for locating a vehicle may include a hand-held device and a communication device on-board the vehicle. The hand-held device may include a screen, and may be adapted to import a map and display a present location of the hand-held device on the map. The communication device on-board the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100073202 - Portable internet appliance: A portable Internet appliance is disclosed herein, that is capable of accessing any content, at any time, from any place and interacting with anything, wherein anything is comprising of one or more of the following: a processor module, a memory module, a sensor module, a radio module, a camera module,... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

03/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100066484 - Remote monitor/control for billboard lighting or standby power system: A lighting monitor/control system for remote billboards uses a cellular network to provide utility power and light status information to a central controller, which in response provides control signals to individual remote billboard lighting controllers for setting operating parameters such as multiple on/off times, lighting power adjustments for individual billboards,... Agent: Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP

20100066485 - Remote control of mobile phone camera: In a portrait mode of operation in a mobile communications device a phone camera can be automatically triggered to photograph an image in response to a sensed sound signal,. The portrait mode may be initially activated by the user by depressing a key on the phone keypad and/or a dedicated... Agent: Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP

20100066486 - Method and system for setting security of a portable terminal: The present invention relates to a method and system for setting security of a portable terminal by utilizing an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) function of a USIM (Universal Subscriber Identity Module) card used in Third Generation portable terminals. For this, USIM card information is registered in an access control server,... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100066491 - Lock interaction with software to facilitate access to cash handling device functionality: Methods and devices provide for lock interaction with software in order to facilitate access to a vault in a cash handling device and display of a transportation utility interface. A user may access an electromechanical lock on a cash handling device. The lock may determine whether the user is authorized.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131

20100066487 - System and method for automatic key recognition: A system and method are disclosed for using a single key to authenticate a user with respect to multiple user access points and to allow a single access point to authenticate multiple keys having different physical characteristics. The system may comprise an access control system that includes an insertion receptacle... Agent: Gerald M Bluhm Tyco Safety Products

20100066492 - Vehicle remote control system: A remote control system for use with vehicles and other devices having remotely controllable features. The system may include a fob or other similar type of device to support wireless signal communications used to facilitate the remote control. The system may further include a portable device to support display dependent... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20100066489 - Security-enabled digital media and authentication methods thereof: Embodiments of methods, devices and/or systems for security-enabled digital media and authentication methods thereof are described.... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP

20100066488 - System and method for validated guest reviews: The present invention relates to a validation system and method which enables a guest review website to prevent people from posting reviews of hotels without having an invitation with a unique identifier generated by an independent service provider.... Agent: Alan Hollander

20100066493 - Biometric processing using random projection transforms: To provide cancelable biometrics, random projection transforms are used to produce transformed biometric data that may be used for authentication purposes. Each random projection transform provides a one-way or irreversible transformation such that the resulting transformed biometric data alone cannot be used to reconstruct the biometric data. Enrollment and backup... Agent: Vedder Price PC

20100066494 - Test authorization system: A method of identifying a test-taker is disclosed. The method includes the step of sampling a biometric characteristic of the test-taker, and may include the step of sampling a second biometric characteristic of the test-taker. The method may include the step of identifying the test administrator by sampling a biometric... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100066490 - Apparatus and method for rejecting jammed coins: A coin separator and rejector apparatus that will electronically release and return jammed coins, tokens, slugs and the like is disclosed. A coin separator and rejector body is described having one or more downwardly inclined coin races formed therein. The rejector body has an upstream portion and a downstream portion.... Agent: Howrey LLP-ca

20100066496 - Acoustic wave and radio frequency identification device and method: An identification method and identification device are presented employing radio frequency and acoustic wave communication modes. The identification method includes: receiving at an acoustic wave and radio frequency identification device an acoustic wave signal of a first frequency and a radio frequency signal of a second frequency, where the acoustic... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

20100066498 - Automated service and support notices using electronic shopping lists: A method and system of updating an electronic shopping list (ESL) indicating items that may be purchased in response to detecting, by a wireless device having access to the ESL, a service request event corresponding to an asset. Upon detection of the service request event, a service request item may... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing

20100066495 - Delayed offset multi-track ofc sensors and tags: Apparatus, systems, devices and methods for providing an orthogonal frequency coding technique for surface acoustic wave sensors incorporating the use of multiple parallel acoustic tracks to provide increased coding by phase shifting and delaying a code sequence. The surface acoustic wave sensor includes parallel tracks with multiple reflectors with differing... Agent: Brian Steinberger/ucf

20100066499 - Information providing system and information providing method: An information providing system includes a portable terminal, and a server that provides the portable terminal with information of an arrival time of the portable terminal at a destination. The portable terminal comprises an RFID tag to which identification information of the destination and identification information of a departure place... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100066501 - Method and system for monitoring a container: There is provided a method for monitoring a container for holding at least one object. An exemplary method comprises acquiring measured data about an object with a sensor and transmitting the measured data to a transponder, the transponder being separated from the sensor by an interlayer that absorbs or reflects... Agent: InternationalIPLaw Group

20100066502 - Method for incorporating an anti-counterfeiting device into a multi-walled container and the multi-walled container containing such device: A method of incorporating an anti-counterfeiting device into a multi-walled container is provided. The multi-walled container includes an inner wall having an outer surface, an outer wall adjacent to the inner wall, and an anti-counterfeiting device sandwiched between the inner and outer walls. The method includes forming the inner wall... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100066503 - Method for measuring location of radio frequency identification reader by using beacon: The present invention relates to a method for measuring a location of a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader by using beacons, and an RFID system for measuring a location of a moving RFID reader in an RFID system comprising: a plurality of beacon devices for emitting beacons; an RFID tag... Agent: David A. Einhorn, Esq. Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100066500 - Selection of an imd by means of directional antenna: In a method and a system for initiating communication with an implantable medical device to conduct a wireless communication session between the implantable medical device and an external programmer device. A directional antenna is employed for initiating communication between a programmer device and an implantable medical device (IMD). The IMD... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100066497 - Tracking system: A system (10) for tracking generic items (20) in a closed loop, the system (10) comprising: a plurality of clients (103), each client associated with a container (104) for containing items (20), each client (103) automatically generating and transmitting item information relating to the items (20) within its associated container... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100066506 - Asynchronous communication system for remote monitoring of objects or an environment: A system provides for remote monitoring using asynchronous code division multiple access (CDMA) communication techniques between a base station and one or more transponders. Each transponder is attached or otherwise associated with an object or an environment to be monitored. Upon receipt of an interrogation signal, a transponder generates and... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.

20100066505 - Information access system, contactless reader and writer device, and contactless information storage device: In a reader and writer device, a sleep period setter determines an identification in a received response, and a length of a sleep period depending on a number of received identifications, a first transmitter transmits either an information request or an information and sleep request carrying the sleep length and... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100066504 - Radio ic tag reader, its controller, and radio ic tag reading system: A radio IC tag reader comprises: a first variable frequency oscillation section for generating a signal having a frequency meeting a unit radio channel used for transmission/reception to/from a radio IC tag; transmission and reception sections for executing transmission/reception to/from the radio IC tag by using the signal; a second... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100066507 - Automated control system for multi-level authority to operate electronic and electrical devices: The invention relates to an automated control system for multi-level authority to operate electronic and electrical equipment, said system comprising one or more wireless or wired controlled devices and one or more separate communicator and/or transmitter devices for an operation authorizing code and/or separate user identifiers for communicating the codes... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100066510 - Control method for rfid tag and rfid system thereof: A control method for a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag is provided. The control method includes steps of prompting a plurality of RFID tags to enter a ready state; enabling a first RFID tag from the RFID tags to enter an accessible stage, and providing a first identification code to... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20100066509 - Inclusion managing device, manufacturing apparatus of inclusion managing device, manufacturing method of inclusion managing device, and inclusion managing method: Whether a patient actually takes medicine or not is traced and recorded. The used state of a packaged object is traced and recorded. Specifically, a passive wireless tag and an antenna are attached to a packaged object management device. The passive wireless tag is disposed on the package containing a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100066508 - Method and arrangement for communicating by means of identifiers associated with images: The invention relates to a method and a system for communicating by means of predetermined identifiers that are associated with images so that the user (the one who communicates) does not need to type a message or the like in the event of communication. In the method, an identifier associated... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20100066511 - Multi-frequency rfid image forming techniques: Techniques that enable printing of multi-frequency RFID label schemes are provided. This may include a device for enabling printing of multi-frequency RFID label schemes, a method for printing multi-frequency RFID label schemes, as well as an article having one or more storage mediums having instructions that when executed by one... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20100066512 - Haptic feedback sensations based on audio output from computer devices: Triggering haptic sensations based on sound output from a computer device. A portion of sound data is stored that is output to a user as audio from an application program running on a computer. The portion of sound data is analyzed using intelligent heuristics to extract at least one sound... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20100066513 - Vehicle authorization method and system: A vehicle authorization method and system. The method includes transmitting, by a computing system in a vehicle, a first request for enabling the vehicle for a driver. The computing system receives vehicle identification data associated with the vehicle. The computing system identifies the driver. The computing system transmits a second... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20100066514 - Rear mounted speedometer with panic deceleration and stopped vehicle warning device: A speedometer gauge mounted on the rear of a vehicle or trailer that continuously and accurately displays a vehicle's speed in real time by utilizing a pattern of lights that illuminate sequentially in such a fashion as to exhibit to the traffic following, the speed of the vehicle, rate of... Agent: MckellarIPLaw, PLLC

20100066517 - Determination of relative position of two relatively movable elements: A system for determining and/or controlling the relative position of two relatively movable elements, comprising a vehicle container combination, a utility vehicle including an unloading apparatus and at least three transmitting devices intended to be fitted, in use, in a predetermined spatial arrangement to one of the two relatively elements... Agent: Cnh America LLC

20100066516 - Image displaying in-vehicle system, image displaying control in-vehicle apparatus and computer readable medium comprising program for the same: An image displaying control in-vehicle apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus is configured to acquire obstacle information from the sensor for detecting an obstacle existing around the vehicle. The apparatus is further configured to cause a display device to display a first display image showing a first region of an outside... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100066515 - Parking assistance apparatus, parking assistance apparatus part, parking assist method, parking assist program, vehicle travel parameter calculation method, vehicle travel parameter calculation program, vehicle travel parameter calculation apparatus and v: An image of a mark M is taken by a camera (1) with positioning a vehicle at a location in the vicinity of a parking space, an image processing unit (2) extracts a characteristic point from the image of the mark M and recognizes two-dimensional coordinates on the image, a... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20100066519 - Rearview mirror system: A rearview mirror system includes an electro-optic reflective element having a specularly reflecting indicia reflector established at a second surface of a front substrate. The indicia provides a visible contrast between light incident at the mirror reflector and light incident at the indicia reflector so that when the mirror reflective... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100066518 - Vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus: A vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus includes: a plurality of imaging units which capture an external region of a present-vehicle and output images; a display unit which is installed in an interior of the present-vehicle; a selector which selects an image to be displayed on the display unit from the images... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates

20100066520 - Display: The display and/or lighting for the interior of a vehicle comprising at least two stacked layers each comprising at least one OLED.... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20100066521 - Vehicle-mounted malfunction notification apparatus and vehicle-mounted malfunction notification method: A vehicle-mounted malfunction notification apparatus having a communication malfunction notification unit that notifies a vehicle operator of a communications malfunction when a malfunction occurring in a communications device persists for a specified period of time, includes a maintenance operation checking unit and a maintenance operation processing unit. The maintenance operation... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100066522 - Tire air pressure measuring apparatus: A tire pressure measuring apparatus provides a warning of an error of a tire air pressure measuring module only when it is not that determined a vehicle stops and also any on of receivers has not received an air pressure data signal for an error determining duration. Therefore, a probability... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100066523 - Tire pressure monitor initiation tool with vehicle date interface: A tire pressure monitor system tool stores information regarding a plurality of tire pressure monitor systems installed on vehicles. The tool receives information regarding a particular vehicle. Based on this information, the tool may determine a particular tire pressure monitor system installed on a vehicle. Based on the tire pressure... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100066524 - Tire pressure detecting apparatus and tire pressure detector identification copying method for the same: A tire pressure detecting apparatus has an identification rewriteable tire pressure detector and a setting apparatus. The tire pressure detector is securely mounted on a valve stem inside a tire of a vehicle and has a micro-processing module, a sensing module, a transmitting module and a receiving interface, where the... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esquire

20100066525 - Tire pressure monitor system tool with re-learn and diagnostic procedures: A tire pressure monitor system tool that stores information regarding a plurality of tire pressure monitor systems. The information may include procedures for resetting and diagnosing the tire pressure monitor system. The tool may include a storing module that stores the information and a displaying module that causes the information... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100066526 - Method for ensuring or maintaining the function of a complex complete safety-critical system: A method, the use thereof and a computer program product for maintaining the operation of a safety-critical overall vehicle regulatory and/or control system in the event of the occurrence of errors, in which the overall system is divided into system components on the basis of the findings of an error... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100066527 - Integrated driving assistance apparatus: An integrated driving assistance apparatus is provided, which is installed in a vehicle with a headlight, a turn signal light, and a side-view mirror. The integrated driving assistance apparatus includes a detector, an infrared emitter, an image sensor, and an image processor. The detector is configured to detect whether the... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20100066528 - Automatic flashing brake lights and associated method: An automatic vehicle brake light flashing system for identifying an extremity of a vehicle braking force includes a plurality of brake lights connected to a G-force meter. A power supply source transmits a brake power signal to the G-force meter only when the brake switch is activated during vehicle braking... Agent: Ashkan Najafi, P.A.

20100066529 - Highly intelligent vehicle with brake light repeater: An improved brake light warning system is provided that warns the driver of an intelligent vehicle of the need to brake while simultaneously alerting the driver of a following car prior to the driver of the intelligent vehicle stepping on the brakes. A highly intelligent vehicle processor monitors inputs from... Agent: Walton P. Haines, President Interjacent Technologies Systems Inc.

20100066530 - Method and system for communicating with and controlling an alarm system from a remote server: A communication system is provided that can be added to a legacy alarm system to provide a plurality of communication modes to a remote server system from the legacy alarm system and provide remote control and monitoring to a user of the system via two-way communication links. The communication system... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP

20100066531 - Locator inventory system: A transmission sequence is broadcast from a locator to a group of transponder devices. Each transponder identified with the group is arranged to receive and capture at least a portion of the transmission, correlate the captured information with an internally stored reference sequence for the identified group, and identify a... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100066532 - Method and apparatus for gathering data and power supply for a radio transceiver: A system for gathering data from at least one mobile station (107) at a central station (100), the system comprises a plurality of remote nodes (105) or radio transceiver. Each node (105) receives wirelessly, data from at least one mobile station (107); and a wire (electric) fence (103) connected to... Agent: Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

20100066535 - Analyte meter protectors and methods: Analyte meter protectors, meters that include the same, and methods.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100066534 - Object detecting apparatus: An object detecting apparatus includes a sensor, a noise determining portion, a detected result determining portion and a warning portion. The sensor transmits an ultrasonic wave and receives a reflected wave reflected by an object. The noise determining portion determines existence or nonexistence of a noise signal received by the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100066533 - System and apparatus for alerting a user in response to environmental conditions: An apparatus and system 10,10′,10″ for alerting a user to an environmental condition comprises a stimulus means 18,20,22 positionable with respect to the user so as to stimulate the user in a tactile manner in response to a predetermined environmental condition.... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.

20100066536 - Monitoring system and device: A monitoring system, for monitoring an object, which includes a microprocessor comprising a memory to store data, and a control program executed by said microprocessor, said microprocessor having a stand-by mode and an active mode, a communications means connected to said microprocessor for transmitting data from said microprocessor to a... Agent: Stikeman Elliott LLP

20100066537 - Intelligent jungle canopy surveillance apparatus and method: Jungle canopy surveillance apparatus and method for surveillance of human presence in a jungle canopy environment includes a plurality of sensor-relay units configured to be disposed on or near the jungle floor, and configured to detect human presence and wirelessly transmit a corresponding detection signal. At least one of the... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)

20100066538 - Noncontact ic tag label, airline baggage tag label, and manufacturing method for noncontact ic tag label: A noncontact IC tag label includes: a band-shaped label base material inclusive of a release surface formed at least at one end of the base material and releasably treated in advance, and a non-release surface; an electroconductive layer formed on the non-release surface of the band-shaped label base material and... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100066539 - Surveillance device: An EAS tag (10) is provided which includes a lock mechanism (36) inside its body (15) for holding a shank (26) of a tack (12) captive and releasing the shank (26). The lock mechanism (36) includes a resilient detent (38) which includes a fixed part (52) that is fixedly mounted... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100066542 - Health management apparatus and methods: A measurement module for glucose testing includes a glucose testing measurement module housing, a test strip receptacle formed in the housing, and a connector portion formed in the housing and shaped to permit mechanical removable attachment of the housing to a hand-held computer. Electronics determine the amount of glucose present... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100066543 - Health monitoring apparatus and methods: A measurement module for glucose testing includes a glucose testing measurement module housing, a test strip receptacle formed in the housing, and a connector portion formed in the housing and shaped to permit mechanical removable attachment of the housing to a hand-held computer. Electronics determine the amount of glucose present... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100066544 - Health monitoring apparatus and methods: A measurement module for glucose testing includes a glucose testing measurement module housing, a test strip receptacle formed in the housing, and a connector portion formed in the housing and shaped to permit mechanical removable attachment of the housing to a hand-held computer. Electronics determine the amount of glucose present... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100066541 - Interaction analyzer: A method of analyzing participant activity includes providing an identification unit to a participant, receiving signals from the identification unit, determining location of the participant based on the received signals, storing the location information and the associated timestamp and analyzing the stored information.... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Mb Attn: Patent Docketing

20100066540 - System, method, and software for automated detection of predictive events: A system for the automatic detection and communication of detection of nosocomial infection and/or antimicrobial resistance events in a health care environment includes an input unit that receives nosocomial infection and/or antimicrobial resistance related data, an an event detection machine, and a knowledge discovery unit. The event detection machine sorts... Agent: Vecna, Inc.

20100066545 - Offender presence warning system: a GPS tracking device having a tamper detection strap used for attaching the device to an offender limb, containing a GPS receiver to receive GPS coordination signals from orbiting satellites and a cellular or satellite modem to establish communication with a monitoring station, a processor and an RF transceiver designed... Agent: Ohanes Der Ghazarian

20100066546 - Context-detected auto-mode switching: An apparatus and method is disclosed providing the automatic, self configuration of a communication device to adjust to the user's environmental circumstances. Method includes creating a set of mode templates corresponding to a plurality of potential environmental circumstances and may be stored in a database in the computer readable memory... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Mmm

20100066547 - Method for monitoring water quality: The method is for monitoring water quality in a water system. A pipe is provided for conveying water therein to a water system having a first particle sensor in operative engagement with the pipe. A second particle sensor of a monitor device is provided in operative engagement with the pipe... Agent: Fasth Law Offices (rolf Fasth)

20100066548 - Optical switch: An optical switch having a housing, a light source and a light detector. The light source and light detector are located remote from the housing. The light source is connected to the housing with a first light guide, and the light detector is connected to the housing with a second... Agent: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.

20100066549 - Warning device for a gas cylinder: A warning device for a gas cylinder, it is provided on a gas pressure gauge at least with a dial, a needle pointer and a pointer switch; the pressure gauge is connected to an electric power supply and a warning unit; when the amount of the combustion gas is reduced,... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100066550 - Vibration-activated flashlight: A motion or vibration activated flashlight or lamp controlled by a sensing switch to turn it on in response to motion detected and then turn itself off if the detected motion stops or its frequency is below a set frequency. Varying brightness intensities are also disclosed depending on duration of... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100066551 - Method and apparatus for power generation failure diagnostics: A controller (500) in an electric drive system is used to develop power generation failure diagnostics. During operation, the controller (500) receives a set of generator inputs, a set of machine parameters, and a set of diagnostic values. Next, the controller (500) determines a set of expected operating values corresponding... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100066552 - Method and apparatus for ground fault detection: In one embodiment, the present invention is a method and apparatus for ground fault detection. One embodiment of a method for diagnosing a ground fault in a notification appliance circuit comprising a plurality of field wiring connections includes individually testing each of the plurality of field wiring connections until a... Agent: Wall & Tong , LLP

20100066553 - Device and method for managing configuration and for managing maintenance of apparatus: The subject of the invention is a device for managing configuration and for managing maintenance of apparatus. It relates to a device for managing configuration and maintenance of a number N of items of apparatus EQi integrated into a system, i denoting an identification index for the apparatus EQi and... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100066554 - Home appliance system: A home appliance system includes a home appliance outputting product information as a sound and a mobile terminal confirming the product information based on the sound. The mobile terminal can receive the sound, convert the sound into the product information and output the product information to an external user and... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20100066555 - Method of alarm mask generation and condition monitoring of wind turbines: In one aspect, an alarm mask for condition monitoring in a wind turbine is automatically generated. A reference data selecting definition is selected from a control definition repository in the wind turbine. The reference data selecting definition specifies a time interval of recorded reference data. Reference data is selected from... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100066556 - Container and information provision system: One of the embodiment of present invention includes at least one transmitter-receiver set including a transmitter and a receiver opposed with an object to be measured therebetween; and a transmission device that estimates the amount of the object based on the attenuation of electromagnetic waves that are transferred between the... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100066557 - Methods and apparatus for controlling a notification appliance circuit: An arrangement for use in a safety notification system includes an alarm signal power source, a first semiconductor device, a current sensing unit, and a controller unit. The alarm signal power source is configured to generate bias power for activating a notification appliance circuit of a notification system. The first... Agent: Elsa Keller, Legal Assistant Intellectual Property Department

20100066558 - Personal security device: A security device with a locator module and an identifier module sends an alert signal to warn others of an emergency situation. The security device uses a wireless transceiver to transmit the alert signal and a monitoring center. Location information updates and an audio signal are sent to the monitoring... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20100066559 - System and method for simultaneously viewing, coordinating, manipulating and interpreting three-dimensional and two-dimensional digital images of structures for providing true scale measurements and permitting rapid emergency information distribution: The present invention provides a true-scale, coordinate-matched, linked in real-time, dual three-dimensional/two-dimensional visual display/viewer. The display simultaneously shows a 3D digital image and an associated 2D digital image of a selected drawing. The display of the present invention allows a user to visualize an asset's location, surrounding environment and hazards... Agent: Keith D. Nowak

20100066560 - Wellbore casing mounted device for determination of fracture geometry and method for using same: A logging system and method for measuring propped fractures and down-hole subterranean formation conditions including: a radar source; an optical source; an optical modulator for modulating an optical signal from the optical source according to a signal from the radar source; a photodiode for converting the modulated optical signal output... Agent: Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

20100066561 - Sensor transponder unit and method for operating it: There is provided a sensor-transponder unit. An exemplary sensor-transponder unit comprises a sensor. The exemplary sensor-transponder unit also comprises a transponder connected to the sensor by a connection element. The sensor and the transponder are configured as components that are physically separated from each other. The exemplary sensor-transponder unit additionally... Agent: InternationalIPLaw Group

20100066562 - Method for producing a localized warning of dangerous situations for vehicles: A method for issuing warnings in vehicles about hazardous situations as a function of their location, wherein the respective vehicles which are involved in the method have means for exchanging information, means for outputting warning signals and means for determining their own location coordinates, wherein the means for outputting warning... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100066563 - Method and system for vehicle mounted infrared wavelength information displays for traffic camera viewers: Systems and methods for vehicle mounted infrared wavelength information displays for traffic camera viewers are disclosed. A method includes obtaining vehicle positioning data associated with at least one vehicle and, based upon the vehicle positioning data, selectively emitting infrared wavelength light from a set of a plurality of light emitting... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100066564 - Viewing device intended for comprehending the aerial environment: Device for viewing the aerial environment for aircraft, including a display, a processor and memory configured to generate and to provide a first data processing resource, the data being a graphical representation of the aerial environment composed of colored zones, each color being associated with a danger level for the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100066565 - System for scheduling tasks to control the execution of warning procedures on an aircraft: The invention relates to onboard failure warning management systems on aircraft, or flight warning systems (FWS). Traditionally, the logic of these systems refers to procedures to be executed by the crew in response to warnings. Modifications, however minor, to the procedures involve a new development that can be installed on... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100066566 - Apparatus and method of displaying an aircraft's position: An aircraft display system (100) includes a first device (102) providing (402) flight data of a selected flight path of an aircraft (214), a device (106, 114) providing (404) a plurality of data points representative of the terrain (302) below the selected flight path, a processor (104) generating (406) display... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

03/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100060410 - Lock for a portable device: The present invention relates to an antitheft device for a wireless portable device designed to be in contact with a docking device including a lockable attachment apparatus for attaching the portable device to the docking device. The antitheft device according to the invention comprises an electromechanical system commanding the unlocking... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100060411 - Biometric authentication apparatus and biometric authentication control method: A biometric authentication apparatus includes a part to retain first biometric data items extracted from living body parts of a user in correlation with the collation order of the first biometric data items; a part to acquire a second biometric data item from the user, to compare and collate the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100060413 - Garage door operator having thumbprint identification system: A movable barrier operator having thumbprint identification in either a remote radio frequency transmitter, or a receiver/barrier operator system or both is provided. A control circuit with a non-volatile memory receives thumbprint information from a fingerprint detector device and stores the information, identifying an authorized user. On subsequent operation of... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100060412 - Jsi automotive application: biometric vehicle electrical scanner: JSI has developed a (1×3) biometric based USB multi-functional key that is designed to operate and control a vehicle ignition system by the electrical circuit channels of the vehicle's electrical systems. In the automotive application the JSI Key and its' (CRS) Chip Recognition System and the automotive track on the... Agent: Linsley A. Johnson

20100060414 - Electric door lock device: An electric door lock device is provided, including a user identification (ID) device provided on a manipulation body installed on the outside of a door and configured to input user's unique ID information; an operation body connected to the manipulation body and including a locking rod driver driving a locking... Agent: Berliner & Associates

20100060415 - Electronic entity with contact and remote communication means: An electronic entity includes contact communication elements (4) and remote communication elements (6). Members (2, K) are also provided to authorize an exchange of certain data at least via the remote communication elements based on the prior reception of an instruction via the contact communication elements. A terminal for communication... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100060417 - Biometrics authentication device and biometrics authentication method: A biometrics authentication device includes a registered data retaining unit to retain registered data, a verification data retaining unit to retain a plurality of pieces of verification data used for verification with the registered data, and a registered data generation unit to extract feature information of high reproducibility from the... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20100060416 - Operating instruction receiving apparatus: A disclosed operating instruction receiving apparatus includes multiple biometric authentication sensors, with which multiple operating instruction options are associated; a matching operation unit configured to, when biometric information of a user is detected by one of the biometric authentication sensors, perform a matching operation in which the detected biometric information... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100060418 - system for controlling electrical and/or electronic devices and equipments distributed in an environment, particularly a domestic environment: There is described a remote control system for electrical and/or electronic equipment and devices distributed in an environment, in particular in a domestic environment, comprising in combination: —at least one identification device (18) associated with an equipment or device (14), adapted to transmit an identification code (ID) assigned to an... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno

20100060419 - Biometric control system and method for machinery: The present invention is a system and method that allows only authorized users to turn on specific equipment they are approved to use and maintains a record of the name of the user, date, time and length of operating time. In one embodiment, the system comprises an AMS unit in... Agent: Steven N. Fox, Esq.

20100060426 - Arrangement for monitoring a switching state of a switch: An arrangement for monitoring the switching state of a switch has a monitoring circuit that monitors a circuit containing a first switch. The monitoring circuit has RFID electronics and a second switch. An outlet of the RFID electronics is connected in series with an RFID antenna, and the second switch... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100060427 - Base data management system: A base data management system is provided which can grasp specific data recorded in a plate-like or sheet-like object having high property values, such as a variety of cards, paper money, and securities, in real time, and can manage and track circulating paper money or the like. The base data... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100060425 - Battery assisted rfid command set and interference control: Specialized battery assisted command set design methods are disclosed that provide for interference rejection using highly sensitive but relatively broadband RFID tags. The command set design also supports RFID system RF power control for further interference control. The command set design also allows for convenient expansion to active transmitters and... Agent: North Weber & Baugh LLP

20100060430 - Enhanced rfid output control: A method, system, and an apparatus are provided for enhanced RFID system output control. A carrier field of an RFID reader is switched on in a controlled manner. A response signal from a passive RFID transponder located in the carrier field is received at the RFID reader. The response signal... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc./bf

20100060420 - Method and system for controlling read range of a portable rfid reader: A method and system for controlling the read range of a portable RFID reader is provided. The system includes a trigger system including a mechanical actuator manually positionable by a user and a sensor for sensing the position of the actuator. The read range of the RFID reader is changed... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100060431 - Miniature hermetically sealed rfid microelectronic chip connected to a biocompatible rfid antenna for use in conjunction with an aimd: A non-hermetically sealed and biocompatible multi-turn RFID loop antenna is electrically connected to a RFID chip which is enclosed within its own hermetically sealed miniature container. The hermetic seal can be very small and the loop antenna can be relatively large, wherein the entire package is both highly reliable, resistant... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP

20100060423 - Radio frequency identification (rfid) reader with multiple receive channels: A radio-frequency identification (RFID) system includes an RFID tag, an RFID reader, and a controller. The RFID reader employs a plurality of phase-offset or phase-diverse channels to improve detection of data transmitted from the RFID tag to the RFID reader. A controller selects the channel that provides the best signal-to-noise... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20100060424 - Range extension and multiple access in modulated backscatter systems: One or more readers transmit radio frequency (RF) beacons to be electronically reflected by tags. Data transmitted via modulated backscatter from radio frequency identification (RFID) tags is encoded so as to permit reliable demodulation of simultaneous transmissions from multiple tags. This includes the use of spreading sequences as in direct... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100060428 - Rfid device and methods for controlling power supply according to connection with host and operation mode: A radio frequency identification (RFID) device and method for controlling power supply are provided. The RFID device controls power supply to its elements based on its connection with a host and its operation mode, thereby reducing power consumption.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100060422 - Rfid enhanced operating system (eos) framework: A radio frequency identification (“RFID”) reader includes a hardware platform having a transceiver, an input/output interface, a controller, and a memory. The transceiver receives communication signals from at least one RFID tag. The controller is communicatively coupled to the transceiver and the input/output interface and controls the operation of the... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20100060421 - Rfid tag with a semi-enclosed coupler: A RFID tag with a semi-enclosed coupler, wherein the coupler of the antenna layer is designed to be a semi-enclosed linear structure, and the open end of the coupler is connected to the antenna portion. One end of the antenna portion is inserted into the range of the coupler and... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia

20100060429 - Saw sensor tags with enhanced performance: The subject of the present invention is a set of SAW (surface acoustic wave) based sensor tag device embodiments system for remotely sensing and/or providing identification information. These sensor/tag devices would operate in a system which consists of one or more uniquely identifiable sensor/tag devices and a wireless interrogator. The... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100060432 - Battery assisted tag and rfid system: Embodiments of the present invention provide for RFID systems that employ a plurality of battery assisted semi-passive and semi-active RFID tags with optimized system operation. The RFID tags feature receivers operating with multiple dynamic range states with square law mode for improved sensitivity, and part time active transmit in the... Agent: North Weber & Baugh LLP

20100060433 - Systems and/or methods of data acquisition from a transceiver: Systems and/or Methods are disclosed for acquiring data from a transceiver responsive to one or more signals that are received at the transceiver from one or more devices. In one embodiment, a transceiver is configured to transmit a signal responsive to having received a first signal from a first device,... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100060434 - Active-type contactless information storage device for storing sensor detected values: An active-type information storage device includes a memory, a battery, a timer, a receiver unit, a transmitter unit, and a control unit, a sensor unit, a remaining power detector unit, and a power management unit. The power management unit determines an operation mode in accordance with a remaining power of... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100060435 - Apparatus for supporting a medicine-taking service and method for supporting a medicine-taking service using the same: Provided are an apparatus and method for supporting a medicine-taking service capable of supporting patients to take a medicament to dynamically comply with a dosage schedule managed in a remote control manner. The automatic distribution of the medicaments is carried out by receiving a dynamically changing dosage schedule and prescription... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100060436 - Microphone diagnostic inside system with voip alerting and monitoring: A computer implemented method, computer program product and a data processing system acoustically monitor an internal data processing system component. The internal data processing system component is selected for diagnosis. The internal data processing system component is within the data processing system and has an associated microphone located proximate to... Agent: Duke W. Yee Yee & Associates, P.C.

20100060437 - Operating control having specific feedback: An operating control, in particular in a motor vehicle, wherein the operating control has at least one actuating element for actuating the operating control. The operating control comprises at least one sensor element operatively connected to the actuating element for registering an actuation, and at least one oscillator coil fixedly... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100060438 - Apparatus and method for initializing telematics terminal: A method and apparatus for initializing a telematics terminal includes generating a door open signal corresponding to an open state of a door of a vehicle. The telematics terminal is initialized based on the door open signal. An accessory signal corresponding to a position or change in operating state of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100060439 - Directional warning systems: When vehicles are operating in reverse and backing up, there are significant dangers to pedestrians. Vehicles in which directional warning systems can be used on comprise large trucks and trailers, small vehicles, and construction and agricultural equipment and others. Directional warning systems is designed to warn pedestrians via audio and... Agent: Brian Fitzgerald

20100060441 - Driving assist device for vehicle: An alarm sound according to the distance of a dangerous object exiting around a vehicle is created. A reference sound which enables a driver to recognize the distance of the dangerous object when the driver hears the alarm sound, comparing with the reference sound, is created. The alarm sound and... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20100060440 - Warning device and method for vehicle: An obstacle detecting portion (11) on a vehicle detects an obstacle behind the vehicle. A CPU (20) detects the direction of the driver's line of sight based on a driver's face image captured by a camera (12). The CPU (20) determines whether the direction of the driver's line of sight... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100060442 - Display device for vehicle: The present invention provides a display device for a vehicle that display an amount of a particulate matter collected in a filter device for exhaust gas purification. A vehicle 1 includes distance storage means 46 for storing a travel distance, a filter device 5 for exhaust gas purification for trapping... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20100060443 - apparatus for estimating tire wear amount and a vehicle on which the apparatus for estimating tire wear is mounted: A vehicle velocity detector 15 is provided, velocity V is detected from position data of the vehicle calculated by using signal from satellites, which is received by a GPS receiver 11 installed to a vehicle body, wheel rotation velocity Vw0 detected by a wheel velocity sensor 12 is corrected in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100060444 - Wheel electronics system and method for operating a wheel electronics system: A wheel electronic system and a method for operating a wheel electronic system. The wheel electronic system interacts with a tire secured to a vehicle and produces and emits, based on a captured trigger signal, a message containing information on at least one tire parameter measured with the wheel electronic... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100060445 - Vehicle multimedia terminal for displaying clock by global positioning system: A vehicle multimedia terminal for displaying a clock by a global positioning system (GPS) comprises: a GPS module that receives GPS time information; a clock button that applies a command for displaying current time information; a control unit that controls the display of the current time information with the GPS... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100060446 - Method for increasing vehicle brake/safety/hazard light visibility: Vehicle brake lights, hazard lights, bicycle lights, and safety lights for pedestrians, walkers, and runners. The human eye perceives light differently depending on its frequency (or wavelength) relative to the condition or degree of ambient lighting. Moreover, the human visual system perceives changes more readily than a static scene or... Agent: Edward J. Ognibene, Phd

20100060447 - Method and apparatus for apportioning attention to status indicators: Methods and apparatus for generating, by a computer processor, a first status indicator and a second status indicator, generating a first attention value to indicate an amount of attention a user should devote to the first status indicator, and a second attention value to indicate an amount of attention the... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100060448 - Baby monitoring apparatus: The present invention provides a baby monitoring apparatus comprising a crib mobile unit having a baby monitor unit and a remote control unit, wherein the baby monitoring apparatus is adapted and configured to allow a two-way wireless communication between the remote control unit and the crib mobile unit.... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100060449 - Integrated solution for sensor interface for monitoring the environmental parameters by means of rfid technologies: Integrated device comprising: a microprocessor unit (1) which is interfaced to a program memory unit (2), a data memory unit (3), one or more integrated sensors (11), one or more external sensors (12) which may be either digitally or analogically interfaced, an RFID unit (7, 107), an RTC (Real Time... Agent: Matthias Scholl

20100060450 - Hand held wireless 4-20ma signal transmitting and storage system: A hand held wireless signal transmitting and storage system. The system includes a device configured to generate a signal to be transmitted. The system also includes a hand held wireless transmitter arranged to communicate via an electrical connection with the device to receive the signal and configured to transmit the... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100060451 - Gift bag with movement sensor and alarm: A gift bag having an audio message playback device is activate by a motion detector to play an audio message upon detection of movement of the gift bag or in the vicinity of the gift bag. The gift bag includes a plurality of side walls and a bottom to define... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100060453 - Article management system and method thereof: An article management system is disclosed, which includes an object detection section detecting an object approaching to a article-placement section composed of a plurality of article-placement areas to place articles thereon and outputting object position information, an RF-tag reading section reading an RF-tag attached to each of the objects and... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100060454 - Radio frequency module and methods of transmitting/receiving data: A wireless module is configurable by a user to operate in different modes as a transmitter, receiver, transceiver, and repeater. A method of transmitting and receiving data while substantially reducing or eliminating interference from competing frequency bands, including Wi-Fi systems, as well as a method of transmitting data with a... Agent: Alvin R. Wirthlin Patent Acquisitions LLC

20100060452 - Using a mesh of radio frequency identification tags for tracking entities at a site: A system for tracking entities at a site comprises a mesh of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Each of the tracked entities, which may move about the site, is associated with and attached to a portable RFID tag. Each RFID tag is at least periodically caused to transmit a signal... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson

20100060455 - Identification and surveillance device, system and method for individual item level tracking: There are provided an identification and surveillance device, a system and a method using active RFID technology to accurately and automatically track inventory at the item-level across the supply chain in real-time and at a distance. The device is provided with an attaching device for attaching to the item and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100060457 - Elongated twin feed line rfid antenna with distributed radiation perturbations: An RFID antenna comprising an elongated structure existing along an axis that is long compared to the signal wavelength and including twin ribbon-like feed lines of electrically conductive material, the feed lines being in a common plane and being uniformly laterally spaced from one another, and a plurality of radiating... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100060456 - Rf communication device with energy enhancement: A method of operating a radio frequency (RF) communication device includes internally storing energy received by the RF communication device, and using that energy to enhance communication by the RF communication device upon occurrence of a predetermined event. The energy received by the RF communication device may be energy transmitted... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation Amanda Wittine

20100060459 - Rfid tag: An RFID Tag (10, 25, 36, 37) includes a transponder unit (29) that has at least a chip (21) and an antenna means (17) and further including a molded body (15, 27, 38, 44) for accommodating the transponder unit, the molded body being made from an elastic and deformable material.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100060458 - Transponder device: The present disclosure generally pertains to a transponder device (10) comprising a transponder unit (37), which is arranged in a housing (13) and has an antenna device (38) and a chip (39), the housing forming a receiving space between a transparent front wall (15) and a housing rear wall (16)... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100060460 - Surveilliance device: A surveillance tag (10) is provided that has a body (12) defining an inner cavity (16) with one or more marker (18,52) and one or more detent (30) housed inside the cavity (16). The tag (10) includes a latch (20) that is pivotally attached to the body (12) and that... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100060461 - Psychophysiological touch screen stress analyzer: The Psychophysiological Touch Screen Stress Analyzer is capable of capturing information on how a person emotionally reacts to a series of verbal, visual, or written stimulus when the person touches the touch screen computer monitor in response to the stimulus.... Agent: Phillip R. Sprague Profiles Research Services

20100060462 - Led rescue light: The present invention describes a rescue light with a LED light source that meets a minimum requirement of 0.75 candela (cd) of intensity, over a full hemisphere of visibility, with a duration of 8 hours or more. The invention requires only 3 volts of battery power from relatively small batteries,... Agent: Jerrell P. Hollaway

20100060463 - Head gatch alarm system: A head gatch alarm system reduces medical risk for aspirational pneumonia when an angle of the head gatch section is outside a predetermined range. The system includes an inclinometer and a pump. The inclinometer is attached to the head gatch section for sensing an angle of the head gatch section.... Agent: Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.

20100060464 - Medication delivery device with reminder unit: The present invention relates to a medication delivery device comprising a reminder unit for reminding an individual having a medical diseases to take a medicament. The reminder unit comprises means for providing a reminder signal to the individual having the medical disease, the reminder signal being triggered by data associated... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100060465 - Apparatus and method for microfabricated multi-dimensional sensors and sensing systems: A universal microelectromechanical (MEMS) nano-sensor platform having a substrate and conductive layer deposited in a pattern on the surface to make several devices at the same time, a patterned insulation layer, wherein the insulation layer is configured to expose one or more portions of the conductive layer, and one or... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100060466 - Multi-sensory alarming device: An alarming device including: a power module, a trigger module, a heat module, a noise module, and a visual module. The trigger module is configured to detect an emergency and trigger an event. The heat module is functionally in communication with the power module and the trigger module and configured... Agent: Advantia Law Group

20100060467 - Transmitter with battery status indicator: A battery powered transmitter is provided with a battery status circuit that determines an output voltage level associated with the battery. The battery status circuit is provided with multiple voltage reference thresholds. One or more visual voltage status indicators are electrically coupled with the battery status circuit. The battery status... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP

20100060468 - Electrical switching apparatus including a trip coil open circuit test circuit and system including the same: A circuit breaker includes separable contacts, an operating mechanism structured to open and close the separable contacts, and a trip circuit including a trip coil and a fault detector. The fault detector energizes the trip coil to cause the operating mechanism to open the separable contacts. A test circuit is... Agent: Martin J. Moran Eaton Electrical, Inc.

20100060469 - Communication interface apparatus for an electrical distribution panel, and system and electrical distribution panel including the same: A system includes a number of electrical switching apparatus having separable contacts, an operating mechanism structured to open and close the separable contacts, a trip mechanism cooperating with the operating mechanism to trip open the separable contacts, a test circuit structured to test the trip mechanism and determine a failure... Agent: Martin J. Moran Eaton Electrical, Inc.

20100060470 - Failure cause identifying device and method for identifying failure cause: A failure cause identifying device has a device parameter acquisition part configured to acquire a device parameter indicative of an operating state of a manufacturing device, an alarm generator configured to generate a device alarm with respect to the device parameter in accordance with a predetermined rule during the operation... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100060471 - Capacitive detection systems and methods: The invention is related to capacitive detection systems and methods. In one embodiment, a capacitive detection system comprises a first transmitter electrode and a first receiver electrode disposed in a first seat and configured to form a first capacitor, and a second transmitter electrode disposed in a second seat and... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20100060473 - Information processing device, information notification method and computer program: An information processing device is provided which includes a detection portion that detects an approach or a touch of an operating body and that is provided on an external surface of a housing having a first housing and a second housing that is openably/closably attached to the first housing, a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100060472 - Position detection system for detection object and position detection method for detection object: A position detection system for a detection object and a position detection method for a detection object that enable calibration without removing a detection object after the detection object is introduced into a detection space are provided. Provided are a magnetic-field generating unit (3) that generates a position-detection magnetic field;... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100060474 - Zone boundary adjustment method and system: A zone shaping method and system. The method comprises receiving by a computing system from a sensory infrastructure transmitter attached to an object data associated with the first object. The object is located within a zone area. The computing system calculates a location within the zone area for the object.... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20100060475 - Mobile terminal and object displaying method using the same: A display method for a mobile terminal includes displaying an active object on a display of a mobile terminal, the active object being able to be manipulated by a user, and detecting a degree of tilt of the mobile terminal relative to a reference plane. The method further includes responsive... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20100060476 - Status indicator: A device for indicating a device status includes a plurality of light guides including a first end for receiving light and a second end for displaying light, respectively; a plurality of light emitting elements arranged to face to each of the first ends; and a light shield arranged between the... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20100060477 - Communication system and method: A remote control unit for controlling a media device, comprising: a first wireless transmitter arranged to be powered from a first power source; a second wireless transmitter arranged to be powered from a second power source; a processor coupled to the first and second wireless transmitters, wherein the processor is... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100060478 - Antenna for underwater communications: An antenna comprises first and second radiating elements for connecting to a first and second potential levels respectively. The first and second potential levels are substantially different for generating an electrostatic field from the first and the second radiating elements. The antenna further comprises first and second field shaping structures... Agent: Axis Intellectual Capital Pte., Ltd.

20100060479 - Utility monitoring device, system and method: A monitoring device, system and method is provided for in-home/on-premises monitoring of usage of utilities, such as electricity and other services. The monitoring device receives information from a smart metering system or transceiver, and displays current usage through an illuminated display, which displays a colour indicative of the current cost... Agent: Adams Patent & Trademark Agency

20100060481 - Method and system for broadcasting data messages to a vehicle: The invention provides systems and methods for targeting broadcast messages to particular vehicles or classes of vehicles. In one embodiment, the system comprises an information center for creating and sending a broadcast data message, and a relay section that receives the broadcast data message and relays the message to a... Agent: Plumsea Law Group, LLC

20100060480 - Reliable packet delivery protocol for geocast protocol in disconnected vehicular ad hoc network: A method is provided for delivering data messages in an inter-vehicle ad hoc network. The inter-vehicle ad hoc network utilizes a multi-hop routing protocol for storing, carrying forward and distributing a data message to various vehicles traveling along the road. The method includes determining a first cluster consisting of a... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC One Maritime Plaza

20100060482 - Automated traffic synchronization: Spatial relationship information and performance information are determined for vehicles within a vehicular environment. Traffic signaling information is received from a traffic regulation system associated with the vehicular environment. At least one synchronized control action is calculated for each of the vehicles to synchronize the vehicles with the traffic regulation... Agent: Lee Law, PLLC IBM Customer Number

20100060483 - System and method for determining intersection right-of-way for vehicles: A method and system for determining right of way for a plurality of mobile units at an intersection. The method and system include collecting position and movement information about the plurality of mobile units approaching the intersection; storing a plurality of rules about right of way at the intersection; accessing... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100060484 - Road toll system linking on board unit with vehicle: A road toll system comprises a vehicle-mounted unit comprising a satellite navigation system implementing a position tracking function; transmitting means for transmitting position or route information to a remote server; and a unique identification device for attaching to the vehicle, and associated with the satellite navigation receiver. The road toll... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100060485 - Method and apparatus for providing parking information: A method and apparatus, where the apparatus includes: a transmitting/receiving unit for receiving location information of other vehicles existing in a limited area by communicating with the other terminals via a mesh network; a controller for identifying an available parking space by analyzing the location information of the other terminals;... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100060486 - Parking assist apparatus: A parking assist apparatus has a camera for capturing an image of a mark from a vehicle, wherein the mark is fixed to a parking area with a predetermined positional relation to the parking area and has a predetermined figure, and the vehicle is supposed to park in the parking... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20100060487 - Motor vehicle: A motor vehicle has an imaging device for generating an image of a radiation pattern on the terrain surrounding the motor vehicle. A detecting device is provided for the multiple sequential detection of images of the radiation patterns that are influenced by the terrain. A processor device is also provided.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

03/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100052843 - Systems and methods for saving and restoring scenes in a multimedia system: Systems and methods for saving and restoring scenes in a multimedia system with minimal configuration are provided. The techniques of the present invention can allow the states of the components in the multimedia system to be captured in a scene. Once the scene has been saved, the scene can be... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20100052846 - Control system for garage door: A control system for garage door includes a motor, a controller controlling operation of the motor, and a keyboard for inputting an instruction into the controller. The keyboard includes a plurality of keys, a plurality of resistors, a divider resistor for sharing voltage, and a voltage signal output circuit. The... Agent: Zhen Zheng Lu

20100052847 - Systems and methods to enhance television viewing: Systems and methods for enabling centralized environmental and television positional control to enhance the viewing experience. In one embodiment, an environmental controller is used to adjust or control lighting, window coverings, etc., and a television positional controller is used to adjust the position of the television.... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100052848 - Remote vehicle operating system: A remote vehicle operating system is provided that basically comprises a vehicle and a portable hand held electronic terminal for remotely operating the vehicle. The vehicle includes a vehicle exterior body, an onboard terminal and at least one onboard device operatively connected to the onboard terminal. The portable hand held... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100052849 - Switching device: The invention relates to a switching device (1) for the keyless activation or deactivation of a consumer, especially an engine or the like in a vehicle, and/or for unlocking or locking a functionally essential component of a vehicle. Said device comprises at least one switching element (3), arranged inside a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100052844 - System and method for data acquisition and processing: A system and method for data acquisition and processing is described which can form the basis of new and improved business and consumer services. Encoded datagram images are captured using a mobile phone or PDA or fixed line device and processed relative to a stored encoded profile such that the... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20100052850 - Remote vehicle activation device: A vehicle activation device may serve as a transmitter and may have at least two function buttons that remotely activate two corresponding functions in an associated vehicle. A cover may be pivoted to a body and may be movable between at least two positions to make the function buttons accessible... Agent: Emerson, Thomson & Bennett, LLC

20100052845 - Antitheft system for vehicle: In a keyless entry system, a CPU in an ECU and a CPU in a remote control key change a function formula specified by primary function formula data stored in a memory and a function formula specified by primary function formula data stored in a memory to respective new function... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates

20100052851 - Security system utilizing gesture recognition: Systems and methods are provided for restricting access to an item of interest. A normalization component resamples an input trajectory to produce a resampled trajectory having a standard size. A reference point generator reduces the resampled trajectory to respective values for a set of reference points, each having at least... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100052853 - Controlling an electronic device by way of a control device: A remote control device for a set top box has a biometric reader, such as a fingerprint reader, incorporated therein. During installation of the set top box, fingerprint data is collected from users who are to be authorised by way of the fingerprint reader and is stored in the set... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.L.C. Legal Department

20100052852 - Methods and devices for enrollment and verification of biometric information in identification documents: Methods and devices for the secure encryption, enrollment, verification, and decryption of biometric and biographical identification information. The unique sequence of steps and the use of a combination of visible watermarking, invisible-fragile watermarking decoding, invisible-robust extraction, and decryption watermarking and encryption provides multiple layers of protection with four biometric based... Agent: Jackson Walker LLP

20100052854 - Apparatus and method for action control of rfid system: Provided are an apparatus and a method for controlling an operation of an RFID system, that can selectively control communication of the RFID system. In the method for controlling an operation of the RFID system including at least one REID tag storing predetermined data, and an RFID reader transmitting/receiving data... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20100052857 - methods and apparatus for distance determination for radiofrequency identification devices: Systems and techniques for reading radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and determining the distance between a reader and a tag being read. A plurality of interrogation signals are transmitted to an RFID tag, with signals at a first frequency being transmitted at a plurality of antenna polarizations and signals at... Agent: Paul W. Martin

20100052860 - Data carrier and data carrier system: The data carrier has a communication protocol storage unit storing a communication protocol for communicating with an external communication device, an RF analogue receiver receiving an interrogation signal from the external communication device as an RF signal, a contact communication end terminal unit performing contact communication with the external communication... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100052855 - Method and apparatus for cross-media use of rfid readers and rfid tags: The invention includes a method and apparatus for facilitating cross-media use of object codes and object code readers, such as RFID tags and readers, barcode codes and readers, and the like. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an object code read request from a user device where the object... Agent: Wall & Tong, LLP/ Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20100052858 - Method and system for performing affinity transactions: There is provided a physical token for use in a defined venue with a server having communication with the physical token. The physical token may comprise an identification data and a transmitter configured to transmit the identification data. The physical token is configured to transmit the identification data to the... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP

20100052856 - Radio frequency identification triangulation systems for communications patching systems and related methods of determining patch cord connectivity information: Methods of determining patch cord connectivity information include receiving, at each of a plurality of RFID readers, a signal from an RFID tag that is associated with a first patch cord and then, identifying the one of a plurality of connector ports that the first patch cord is connected to... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100052861 - Simulating device, simulating method and recording medium: The simulating device and method that evaluates the intensity of radio waves including estimating a received power of a radio wave reaching an antenna of a radio tag having an IC chip connected with the antenna, calculating an impedance matching coefficient to use for matching an impedance of the antenna... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100052859 - Transponder comprising an electronic memory chip and magnetic circular antenna: In a transponder having an electronic memory chip and a magnetic ring antenna is provided that the ring antenna comprises an electrically conductive coil having at least one turn, and a capacitor, wherein the capacitor exhibits, as a dielectric, a thin insulator foil that simultaneously serves as a substrate foil... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100052862 - Method for preventing signal collision in radio frequency identification system and radio frequency identification tag used thereof: A method for preventing signal collision in radio frequency identification (RFID) system through random code timing is disclosed. The RFID system includes one or more RFID reading device to receive respective tag information from a plurality of RFID tags. Multiple RFID tags of the RFID system each includes a microprocessor... Agent: Apex Juris, PLLC

20100052864 - Light, sound, & motion receiver devices: A method to elicit a behavior in response to a simplex communication signal comprises receiving, at a receiver device, an encoded simplex communication signal from a transmitter device, the simplex communication signal including an identifier. The method further comprises referencing a stored program in the receiver device to a stored... Agent: Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC Intellectual Property Department

20100052865 - Multiple frequency detection system: A multiple frequency detection system allows the seamless integration of an almost ideal EAS function with an RFID function. While not being limited to a particular theory, the preferred embodiments integrate EAS technology at, for example, 8.2 MHz or 14 MHz, and RFID technology at, for example, 13.56 MHz in... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100052863 - Rfid-based systems and methods for collecting telecommunications network information: Radio-frequency identification—(RFID)-based systems and methods for collecting telecommunications information is disclosed. The methods include storing transceiver information in a transceiver and connector information in an optical fiber connector, and then operably connecting the connector to the transceiver. The connection results in an electrical connection that allows the transceiver information to... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100052867 - Apparatus and method for identifying object movement and location with rfid device: An apparatus for identifying object movement and location with RFID device comprises two RFID gateways constructed by at least one RFID interrogator located inside and outside an entrance of a monitored zone independently, a portable RFID tag carried by the object capable of receiving and responding said signals emitted by... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.

20100052866 - Lighting device for floors: The invention relates to a lighting device, particularly a lighting tile (100, 100′) for paving e.g. a floor area (1), comprising a light emitting unit and an associated control unit. The control unit is adapted to detect the presence of a first nearby object (3) and to receive wireless signals... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100052868 - Apparatus for providing mail message and electronic multimedia content, electronic apparatus for accessing electronic multimedia content and method thereof: An electronic apparatus for accessing an electronic multimedia content is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader and a transmitting circuit. The RFID reader is used for accessing network link information stored in an RFID tag attached to an object. The transmitting circuit is coupled to... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20100052869 - Combination full-duplex and half-duplex electronic identification tag: Transponders are disclosed that are configurable to operate in an HDX mode and/or an FDX-B mode and that use a switchable load impedance across the transponders' resonant antenna circuit to induce amplitude and/or frequency modulation. An RF level detection circuit determines when the instantaneous activation signal strength is sufficient to... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp

20100052870 - Intelligent infrared remote pairing: Systems and methods for associating a remote controller with a device are provided. The systems and methods generally relate to receiving a request from a remote controller to pair the remote controller to a device at several devices and determining at each of the several devices the strength of the... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20100052871 - Speech-driven patient care system with wearable devices: Embodiments of the invention provide a communication system for care providers and a method of managing patient care utilizing same. The system comprises a patient communication unit configured to be positioned proximate to a patient and operable to capture a patient call that includes speech input of the patient, a... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100052874 - Open-loop monitoring system: In an open-loop monitoring system, a host device is operable to output encoded signals at a coupling end to a single transmission line. Each of monitoring devices includes: a control unit identifying a monitoring signal from the encoded signals from the transmission line; and a detecting unit detecting, in response... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100052872 - Power metadata transfer over power lines: The transfer and usage of a modulated carrier signal within a power signal on a power line communication system is described. The modulated signal comprises metadata which is transmitted at a different frequency than the transmitted power. The metadata, including such elements as energy costs, providers, renewable source status and... Agent: Driggs, Hogg, Daugherty & Del Zoppo Co., L.p.a.

20100052873 - Power supply employing pulse-width modulation and digital-to-analog converter, power supply control device, and manufacturing method of the same: A power supply for supplying electric power comprises a power circuit which supplies L channels of electric power (L: positive integer), a control circuit board which outputs multiple types of control signals including a digital control signal and a PWM signal, a digital-to-analog converter having M channels (M: positive integer... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100052875 - Smoke environment personnel identification apparatus: The apparatus consists of a self contained lighting and identification device (10) having a strap (104) for attachment to a SCBA tank. A back plate (58) and a front shield (62) are spaced apart forming a cavity for LED back-lighting, with the front shield incorporates identification indicia (68) which provides... Agent: Gordon K Anderson

20100052876 - Novelty device and method: Described herein is a novelty item and method for creating a novelty item that delivers a personalized message at the same time that at least a first sensory action occurs. The personalized message can be audio or visual and the sensory action can be audible, physical, visual or olfactory. The... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP

20100052877 - System and method for using sound to differentiate keypresses: A method for associating sounds with different keypresses, involving receiving an input of a first keypress from a keyboard including a plurality of keys, wherein the keyboard is associated with a computing device, determining whether a key corresponding to the first keypress is one of a plurality of significant elements,... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P./sun

20100052878 - Vibrating apparatus of a portable electronic device: A vibrating apparatus installed in a portable electronic device includes a vibrator, a regulator connected to the vibrator, and a controller connected to the regulator. The controller generates controlling signals and sends the controlling signals to the regulator to actuating the vibrator to vibrate and regulates vibrating parameters of the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100052879 - Apparatus and method for the tactile identification of keys and regions of a touch-responsive device: Methods and apparatus for providing feedback to a user as to the location of a finger or stylus on a touch-responsive device are described herein. Aspects are directed to removable tactile feedback labels for use on a surface of a touch-responsive device. Other aspects are directed to tactile feedback label... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC

20100052880 - Keypad: A thin keypad including a top surface layer, a light guide layer, a capacitive sensing layer and a piezo layer provides for touch input, pressure input and haptic feedback.... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20100052881 - Emergency starting system of vehicle and method thereof: The present invention relates to a button starting system for a vehicle which is able to stably start up by using an LF antenna installed in the vehicle in an emergency of a smart key. According to the system, the necessity of installation of a key holder can be removed.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100052882 - System and method for immobilizing a vehicle: In accordance with one embodiment, an onboard computer (OBC) and associated circuitry capable of spoofing or mimicking a fault condition tricks an electronic control module (ECM) of an automobile or other such vehicle into implementing an engine derate procedure resulting in vehicle immobilization that is safe and that is credibly... Agent: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA C/o Peter Nieves

20100052884 - Collision warning device for motor vehicles: A collision warning device for motor vehicles includes a locating sensor, a lane recognition module for detecting the number of traffic lanes in the road on which the vehicle is traveling, and a decision unit to output a warning signal if a danger parameter (ttc) determined using the data from... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100052883 - Methods and systems for controlling external visual indicators for vehicles: A method for controlling operation of an external visual indicator includes the steps of determining whether a second vehicle is approaching the first vehicle, and modifying the external visual indicator if the second vehicle is approaching the first vehicle.... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100052885 - Object detection system: An object detection system for a vehicle comprising an infrared camera for gathering an image of at least a part of the surroundings of the vehicle; and a processor for applying an algorithm to at least a part of the image gathered by the camera, the algorithm identifying non-relevant hot... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20100052886 - System for monitoring the tire pressure in vehicles: According to the invention, after the changeover into the travel starting mode (10), the process of transmitting a data packet consisting of several data telegrams will start, and a check will be conducted at least once after transmitting the first part of a data packet to determine whether the roll... Agent: Walter A. Hackler, Ph.d. Patent Law Office

20100052887 - Tire pressure monitor system module: A tire pressure monitor system module provides modular products with tire pressure monitor system functionality. The tire pressure monitor system module may be added to a modular product to provide tire pressure monitor system functionality. The tire pressure monitor system module may be a stand-alone module that may be attached,... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100052888 - Information display systems and methods for hybrid vehicles: Information display systems capable of iconically representing the components of a hybrid powertrain and method thereof. In operation, the information display systems indicate the specific powertrain components in the hybrid system that are active in various hybrid operational modes (e.g., electric launch, blended torque, etc.). In particular, active components are... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100052889 - Method of alert service processing, device, and network system: The present invention discloses a method of notifying an alert status. The method includes using at least two binary alert status indication fields to indicate alert status information; changing a value of the alert status indication field when alert information is changed; and periodically sending the alert status information. The... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20100052890 - System and method for alarm signaling during alarm system destruction: A system and method provide for the immediate transmission of a potential alarm to a remote alarm signal escrow site and from the escrow site to a host station in the event where a control panel or an alarm signaling device is tampered with or destroyed by a disablement tactic,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100052891 - Method for environmental sensing: Data pertaining to environmental information is acquired using sensors on a multiplicity of networked pervasive devices, and analyzed to determine occurrence of at least one environmental event. Such data can be obtained, for example, from an inventive wireless communications device including an antenna, transmit circuitry coupled to the antenna for... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20100052892 - Health-related signaling via wearable items: Systems and methods are described for configuring and using displays, speakers, or other output devices positioned by an article of clothing or other such structure wearable by a healthcare recipient, for example, in a clinic or residential care facility.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100052893 - Air compressor: In an air compressor which can cope with an item to be replaced which is not a manufacturer's recommended item so as to enhance the safety, there is provided, as an example, an air compressor comprising a compressor body for compressing air, an item to be replaced (in detail, for... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100052894 - Battery-powered occupancy sensor: A battery-powered occupancy sensor for detecting an occupancy condition in a space comprises first and second batteries, an occupancy detector circuit, a controller, and a wireless transmitter for transmitting a first wireless signal in response to the occupancy detector circuit detecting the occupancy condition in the space. The controller and... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100052895 - Data recorder, system and method for transmitting data received from an in-vivo sensing device: An in-vivo sensing system including an in-vivo sensing device, a data recorder a receiver and a work station. The data recorder receives data signal from the in-vivo sensing device during an acquisition period. Batches of the data signal may be transmitted from the data recorder to a receiver, as soon... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100052896 - Fall detection system and method: A system and method for detecting falls is disclosed herein. A mobile pressure sensor is used to generate a mobile pressure signal and a reference pressure sensor at a reference height above a surface is used to generate a reference pressure signal. A processor in communication with the mobile pressure... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20100052897 - Health-related signaling via wearable items: Systems and methods are described for configuring and using displays, speakers, or other output devices positioned by an article of clothing or other such structure wearable by a healthcare recipient, for example, in a clinic or residential care facility.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100052898 - Health-related signaling via wearable items: Systems and methods are described for configuring and using displays, speakers, or other output devices positioned by an article of clothing or other such structure wearable by a healthcare recipient, for example, in a clinic or residential care facility.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100052899 - Method and system for communication between wireless devices: Systems and techniques for command communication between wireless devices are described. In one implementation, a data gathering device (such as a continuous glucose monitor) and a monitoring/control device, which communicate data samples through a frequency hopping protocol, utilize a dedicated command frequency for the transmission of non-data instructions and acknowledgements.... Agent: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20100052900 - System to monitor the ingestion of medicines: A system for monitoring ingestion of medicine (21) comprises forming a digestible radio frequency identification (RFID) tag (10). The RFID tag is attached to the medicine. The RFID tag and medicine are ingested. A signal from the RFID tag is monitored.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20100052901 - Aggregated user presence management method within a home network and device for user presence management within a home network: s

20100052904 - Abnormality detecting device: The abnormality detecting device of this invention comprises a movement detecting unit detecting a presence of a movement of a body based on a video signal in a monitored area, a body detecting unit detecting a predetermined body existence based on the video signal, a brightness level detecting unit detecting... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100052902 - Reliable security system by triangulation: The present invention is a security system and a method for reliably detecting an intruder without false alarms. The security system includes at least three motion detectors and processor circuitry adapted to collect a plurality of location samples and analyze them to determine if a target has transitioned from a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100052903 - Voice recorder based position registration: A system and method for monitoring a location having at least one sensor for sensing a change in at least one condition using voice tags to announce alarms. The system includes a registration process where a voice recorder and a digital conversion unit form digital voice tags from recorded speech... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20100052905 - Passive thermal image glass breakage detector: A system and method for detecting glass breakage using thermal imaging is provided. The system includes an infrared image detector for acquiring an infrared image of a monitored area, and a signal processor for processing the acquired images to determine removal of a glass door or window based on a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100052906 - Anti-theft security marker with soft magnetic bias component: An acoustic-magneto (AM) anti-theft marker is formed with the bias piece made from a soft magnetic material, instead of a “semi-hard” magnetic material that has been used in conventional anti-theft AM security markers. The method of manufacturing such soft magnetic bias pieces includes cold deforming a soft magnetic material with... Agent: Miller Law Group, PLLC

20100052907 - Bicycle or other mobile object anti-theft alarm device: A security alarm system suitable for bicycles or other mobile articles, which may be attached to said article to be protected. This anti-theft device is equipped with a security cable and a siren and two LED's. Said cable may be spooled thru the major components of the article. Having several... Agent: John And Debra Shannon

20100052908 - Transient state information display in an rfid tag: An RFID tag includes a sensor for determining a transient state or condition of a product to which the tag is associated, and a display. The tag may be passive, semi-passive, or active. In response to receipt at the tag of a read signal that includes a first value associated... Agent: Ibm Corp. (dhj) C/o David H. Judson

20100052909 - Transient state information display in an rfid tag having a charge-induced pigment release medium: An RFID tag includes a sensor for determining a transient state or condition of a product to which the tag is associated, and a display. The tag may be passive, semi-passive, or active. In response to receipt at the tag of a read signal that includes a first value associated... Agent: Ibm Corp. (dhj) C/o David H. Judson

20100052910 - Control unit for an eas system: A control unit for an EAS system is described, the unit comprising a controller area network (CAN) communication device operatively coupled with a remote communications link. A master control (MC) module interfaces the CAN device and the remote communications link. Machine readable executable instructions reside on a digital signal processor... Agent: Waters Law Group PLLC

20100052912 - Methods and apparatus for an id card security switch: To prevent the unwanted activation and/or reading of data within an ID card, a manually actuatable switch, such as a slider switch, is provided (e.g., along an edge of the card) to allow the user to selectively activate and deactivate an operational characteristic of the card. The “operational characteristic” of... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100052911 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for rfid tag detection: A system for tracking objects that include radio frequency identification (RFID) tags associated therewith. The system including a structure substantially defining an enclosure, a reflective interior of the enclosure configured for the reflection of radio signals, at least one conveyor belt that transports the objects through the structure, at least... Agent: John S. Beulick (24691) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100052915 - Health-related signaling via wearable items: Systems and methods are described for configuring and using displays, speakers, or other output devices positioned by an article of clothing or other such structure wearable by a healthcare recipient, for example, in a clinic or residential care facility.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100052916 - Identification band with secured association to wearer: There is provided an identification band configured to be associated with a wearer. The identification band comprises a first band transceiver configured to receive a first profile of the wearer; a memory configured to store the first profile; and a sentinel circuit configured to detect removal of the identification band... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP

20100052913 - Method and apparatus for patient-staff identification system: The system contains a proximity sensor mounted in a patient room. A facility employee wears an employee identification device. The employee identification device is in communication with the proximity sensor. A display device is in communication with the proximity sensor. The display device displays information from the employee identification device.... Agent: Hayes, Soloway P.C.

20100052914 - Portable body temperature continuous monitoring system: A portable body temperature continuous monitoring system includes a wearable thermal detecting device, a recording device, a displaying device and an alarming device. The recording device records and stores a human body temperature detected by the wearable thermal detecting device, and then transmits a temperature signal to the displaying device... Agent: Chi-sheng ,tsai

20100052917 - Systems and methods for intelligent medical vigilance with alert cause indication: An intelligent medical vigilance system that observes and analyzes, and, only in the event of a clinically significant negative condition, notifies and reports the event to the care staff utilizing the hospital's existing nurse call system. The device includes a bedside unit connected to a pad or coverlet with a... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100052918 - Method and device for training young children to fall asleep: A sleep training device for assisting caregivers in training infants to sleep includes: a housing; a controller disposed within the housing; and an input device configured to be accessed from outside the housing and operationally coupled to the controller. The input device is provided for allowing a caregiver to input... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100052919 - Weather detection using satellite communication signals: Disclosed is a satellite weather detection system that uses atmospheric precipitation density data. Subscribers detect the signal strength and signal-to-noise ratio of signals that are transmitted from the satellite. Upstream transmit power data is also collected, which is needed to achieve a given SNR at a gateway. The values of... Agent: Cochran Freund & Young LLC

20100052920 - Alarm system for bathtub: Disclosed is an alarm system for a bathtub configured to alert ascension of water up to a predetermined level in the bathtub. The alarm system comprises a sensing device configured at a predetermined level on a sidewall of the bathtub and a detector communicably coupled to the sensing device. The... Agent: Jay M. Schloff

20100052921 - Water sensor switch system: A drain pan system for activating a pump when detecting a predetermined water level in a drain pan is provided. The drain pan system includes the drain pan, the pump, a water sensor, first and second inputs, a control section and a switching device. The water sensor is coupled to... Agent: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz Intellectual Property Department

20100052922 - Rebreather oxygen risk alarm: A device that indicates a hypoxia risk or hyperoxia risk, or analogue thereto, using an integral value that is reset when a user activates a switch and which integrates over time from each reset event as a function calculating the PPO2 deviation from parameters that include ambient pressure changes or... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100052924 - Method and system for detecting and managing a fault alarm storm: A method and system of managing network alarms including associating an alarm type with a plurality of network alarms using information associated with the plurality of network alarms, the information comprising a quantity of the plurality of network alarms and a cause of the network alarms; and processing the plurality... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Hb Patent Docketing

20100052923 - Reducing hdd failure caused by electromagnetic interference from wireless devices: A system to reduce electromagnetic interference caused damage. The system includes a signal detector operably coupled to a wireless network. The system further includes a warning activator coupled to the signal detector. The warning activator activates a warning upon detection of a wireless signal in the network by the signal... Agent: Hitachi C/o Wagner Blecher LLP

20100052925 - Power saving mode for remote controller: A method, system and apparatus provide for enhanced power savings of a remote controller. Power savings are achieved by automatically entering a power saving mode of the remote controller, based upon user usage of the remote controller. A usage condition associated with use of the remote controller is detected; the... Agent: Leveque Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20100052926 - Projection display device: A projection display device has a power supply unit which supplies electric power from an external power supply, a charging circuit which charges a rechargeable battery with the power supply unit, an alarm part for outputting an alarm sound, and a switching circuit which supplies either the electric power from... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP

20100052927 - System and method for testing charging current of a mobile electronic device: A system and method of testing charging current of a mobile electronic device sets a charging voltage value and a battery voltage value, and sends a control command to a power supply device to generate the charging voltage and the battery voltage. The system and method further receives a charging... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100052928 - Intelligent security controller: An intelligent security system that can be retrofit with existing equipment in the field, where the system, upon connection to existing End-Of-Line resistors automatically reads and calibrates itself to function with the various resistors already installed. The system provides for interrogation of non-supervised devices and may be remotely managed via... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100052929 - High voltage proximity warning alarm system: A high voltage proximity warning system, precise, easy to use, easy to install, rugged and weatherproof, has a control panel which is located in the cab of an excavator, other heavy equipment or vehicle, such that it is readily accessible to the operator during equipment operation and is connected to... Agent: Riches, Mckenzie & Herbert, LLP

20100052930 - Activity pattern based battery charging alerts for mobile devices: A method for providing activity pattern based battery charging alerts for mobile devices, the method includes: monitoring usage patterns of a mobile device; determining periods of activity and inactivity for the mobile device's usage; creating an activity log detailing the determined periods of activity and inactivity; monitoring levels of available... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Austin

20100052931 - Gesture control key fob: A key fob for a vehicle that provides a certain vehicle function depending on the motion applied to the key fob. The key fob includes a switch that is pressed when the vehicle operator wishes to transmit a command. Pressing the switch causes a device, such as a camera or... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100052932 - Monitoring device, information processing apparatus, and alarm signal output method: A monitoring device configured to be installed in an information processing apparatus to detect a failure of the information processing apparatus, and to output an alarm signal when the failure is detected, the monitoring device including an alarm signal generating unit that generates the alarm signal upon detecting the failure,... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20100052933 - Proximity sensing: Wire antennas (14, 22) define a target region (18), primarily between them. A generator (16) generates an electric field in the target region (18). A sensor arrangement (20) senses the electric field. Control means (25) is operable to analyse the field strength sensed by the sensor arrangement (20), for changes... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20100052934 - Novelty video device and method: Described herein is a novelty item and method for creating a novelty item that delivers a personalized video selected by the user. The invention further provides that the video can be rerecorded numerous times until a satisfactory video has been recorded. The invention further provides means for disabling the video... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP

20100052935 - Method and apparatus for providing a notification appliance with a light emitting diode: A method and apparatus for providing a strobe alarm unit employing at least one light emitting diode.... Agent: Wall & Tong , LLP

20100052936 - Method and apparatus for providing a notification appliance with a light emitting diode: A method and apparatus for providing a strobe alarm unit employing at least one light emitting diode.... Agent: Wall & Tong , LLP

20100052937 - Remote control transmitting device: An annular operation unit is formed as an outer shape to cover entire outline of a surface of a case, and inputting switches and displaying unit are attached inside of an opening at the center side of the annular operation unit, allowing the annular operation unit to have a size... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100052938 - Stationary remote control transmitter: The rotation operation plane of the ring-shaped operation members that operate the rotation is inclined with respect to the horizontal plane so that the rotation operation of the ring-shaped operation member can be performed without holding a finger in the vertical direction. Furthermore, since the rotation operation plane is inclined... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100052939 - Lighting system and related method capable of reducing electricity consumption: A lighting system capable of reducing electricity consumption includes a switch device, a mobile communication device and a control device. The mobile communication device includes a position detection module for detecting a position to generate a position data, a light sensing module for detecting luminance to generate a light sensing... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100052940 - Power line communication device for subsea well: An electronic subsea device (1), in particular a wellhead control unit, has a modem (2) for subsea power line (3) communication, and an alternating current/direct current power supply (33) that is a switching power supply having a fixed switching frequency of more than 400 kHz.... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100052941 - Electrical transmission between rotating and non-rotating members: A rotary coupler includes a first member having an internal surface, a first inductor positioned on the internal surface, a second member, and a second inductor carried on a portion of the second member and positioned internal of the first inductor, wherein one of the inductors rotates relative to the... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20100052942 - Communication device: A communication device is disclosed for communicating telemetry data relating to a fluid, which is passed through a group of concatenated containers such as pipes, tanks and the like in a process installation, to a data processing device. The communication device includes a measuring sensor which can be spatially separated... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100052943 - System and method for device management on a dedicated short-range communication network: A method of managing a Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC) network in a vehicle having a primary DSRC system is provided. The method comprises detecting a secondary DSRC system operating in proximity to the vehicle and transmitting a suppression notice in response to detecting the secondary DSRC system, where the suppression... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100052944 - Vehicle and method for identifying vehicles located in the surroundings of the vehicle: Vehicle having a surroundings-sensing system which makes available information on the surroundings to a closed-loop and open-loop control unit of the vehicle, and a closed-loop and/or open-loop control process changes the driving behavior as a function of the acquired information on the surroundings, wherein the vehicle has a registration information... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100052945 - Vehicular communication arrangement and method: Accident avoidance system using an infrastructure system to convey location information between vehicles includes at least two vehicles approaching or traveling on a roadway and each having onboard, a position determining system onboard that receives satellite positioning signals from a plurality of satellites and determines location information based on the... Agent: Brian Roffe, Esq

20100052947 - Camera with built-in license plate recognition function: A camera with a built-in license plate recognition function includes a license plate information base, a general purpose input/output (GPIO) port, an image-capturing module, a license plate image processor, a communication module, an audio-capturing module, and a processor. In the camera, the image-capturing module captures a license plate image when... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100052946 - System and method for parking time estimations: The invention provides a system for parking time estimations, the system comprising at least one device able to sense at least momentary location and respective time; and an application server to receive from a plurality of the devices time series of location points and to calculate, based on the received... Agent: Eitan Mehulal Law Group

20100052948 - Determining and providing vehicle conditions and capabilities: A transponder module for vehicles. The module has a substantially universal vehicle sensor input interface capable of receiving sensor input from different types of vehicle sensors and from different types of vehicles. One or more processors and memory, in real time, receive vehicle sensor input data via the input interface.... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC

20100052949 - Method and system for displaying navigation corridors: Methods and systems for operating a display device associated with a vehicle are provided. A first image is caused to be displayed on the display device. The first image is at least representative of an actual terrain over which the vehicle is navigating. A second image is rendered over the... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

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