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Communications: electrical May archived by USPTO category 05/10

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05/27/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100127819 - Apparatus and methods relevant to electronic devices: Apparatus includes an actuator configured to provide vibrational movement of the apparatus in a first plane or having a component in the first plane, and a traction part configured to support a portion of the apparatus on a surface, a plane of the surface being perpendicular to the first plane,... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100127821 - Access control: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method and apparatus for controlling access to a restricted area containing machinery. The method comprises receiving from a communications device a location identifier associated with said restricted area and a further identifier, verifying said location identifier and said... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc./bf

20100127820 - Quality adjustment of a receiving circuit: A receiving circuit for a communication unit of an access device has a resonance circuit (1) with a receiving coil (L) for converting a magnetic induction into electrical current, and a capacitor (C). The receiving circuit (10) further has a first resistor (R1) and a switching element (3) designed for... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100127824 - Method and device for the safe, systematic, exclusive assignment of the command authorization of an operator to a controllable technical installation: The invention relates to methods and appropriate devices for safely, unequivocally and exclusively, temporarily assigning the command authority of an operator (1) to a controllable technical system (60) using a mobile control device (2) which is technically suitable for periodically controlling a plurality of controllable technical systems (60), which is... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100127825 - Digital electrochromic circuit with a vehicle network: A vehicular rearview mirror system includes an interior rearview mirror system having an electrochromic reflective element, a digital electrochromic drive circuit supplying a drive signal to the reflective element and a garage door opener. The garage door opener includes a transmitter and logic circuit. The logic circuit supplies signals to... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100127822 - Non-networked rfid-puf authentication: An integrated circuit includes a sequence generator configured to generate a series of challenges; a hidden output generator configured to generate a series of hidden outputs, each hidden output a function of a corresponding challenge in the series of challenges; and bit reduction circuitry configured to generate a response sequence... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100127823 - Radio frequency certificates of authenticity and related scanners: Radio frequency certificates of authenticity (RFCOAs) and associated scanners and methods are presented. In one implementation, an array of miniaturized antenna elements in an RFCOA scanner occupies an area smaller than a credit card yet obtains a unique electromagnetic fingerprint from an RFCOA associated with an item, such as the... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20100127826 - Secure biometric device: A device for capturing biometric characteristics, the device having an optical sensor with a field of view covering a detection zone for detecting optical characteristics, and an electronic control unit that is connected to the sensor in order to control it, the control unit being placed at least in part... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100127827 - Biometric authentication device, biometric authentication method, and recording medium: A biometric authentication device and method include extracting movement information representing bending and stretching of an imaging object from a plurality of images obtained, and determining whether or not the imaging object is a biological object, based on the movement information.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100127831 - Active rfid apparatus for improving pn code gnenration: An active radio frequency identification (RFID) apparatus having an additional transmitter in addition to a single transmitter is provided. The active RFID apparatus includes a first transmitter including a first pseudo noise (PN) code generator to generate a direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) introduced by ISO/IEC (International Organization for Standardization/International... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100127833 - Ic tag reading necessity determination method, ic tag reading necessity determination apparatus and computer-readable medium storing a program: An IC-tag reading necessity determination method and system include preparing success rate information indicating a rate of success of receiving a response from an IC-tag to a first signal each time a set or a plurality of sets of transmitting the first signal to the IC-tag a plurality of times... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100127834 - Passive surface acoustic wave sensing system: The present disclosure relates generally to wireless detection systems. In one illustrative embodiment, a wireless detection system includes a plurality of surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensors, and an electronic reader for interrogating the plurality of SAW sensors. In some instances, each of the surface acoustic wave based sensors includes an... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services

20100127830 - Portable card with an rfid coil: An RFID-type system is described in which a portable card receives a signal from a transceiver and outputs a phase modulated or amplitude modulated signal from which the transceiver derives information transmitted from the card. Alternatively, the card may have a coil with a self inductance of 3 mH or... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100127829 - Radio frequency identification readers, methods and computer program products for adjusting a query command slot-counter parameter q: RFID readers and methods for adjusting a query command slot-count parameter Q for use by radio frequency identification (RFID) tag reader in an RFID tag inventory round are provided. A method for adjusting a query command slot-count parameter Q for use by an RFID tag reader includes setting an initial... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Mb Attn: Patent Docketing

20100127828 - Rfid reader with automatic near/far field interrogation mode switching, and related operating methods: A dual-mode RFID reader is capable of automatically switching from a far-field interrogation mode to a near-field interrogation mode upon the detection of certain operating or handling conditions. The RFID reader includes an RFID radio module configured to support a far-field interrogation mode and a near-field interrogation mode, an antenna... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (symbol)

20100127832 - Structural component based on a ceramic body: The invention relates to a component based on a ceramic material that is stable to the greatest possible extent at elevated temperatures, especially temperatures exceeding 800° C. (i.e. the component can achieve the intended purpose thereof at said temperature).... Agent: Walker & Jocke, L.p.a.

20100127835 - Method and apparatus for selectively facilitating access to rfid data: Methods and apparatus for selectively facilitating access to RFID data of one more RFID tags within a faraday cage are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, (i) an external RFID interrogation signal is received (for example, by one more external antennae deployed outside of the faraday cage; (ii) a determination is... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/sandisk

20100127837 - Passive wireless system: A passive wireless system for monitoring a protected area. The passive wireless system comprises at least one passive sensor for sensing an event, a reader for receiving signals from the at least one passive sensor, a plurality of exciters disposed within the protected area for transmitting a radio frequency pulse... Agent: Honeywell/husch Patent Services

20100127836 - Energy-efficient indoor localization system and a method of reducing power consumption of a radio badge in the indoor localization system: A method of reducing power consumption of a radio badge in a localization system is disclosed, in which the radio badge is carried by a tracked target and is provided with a pedometer for detecting a footstep count of the tracked target. The method includes: estimating a velocity of the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100127838 - Image-forming system: An image-forming system includes a data-reading unit, a data-writing unit, and a restricting unit. The data-reading unit reads additional data from a first storing member of an original document. The data-writing unit writes the read additional data to a second storing member of a recording medium. The restricting unit gives... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100127839 - Method of operating radio frequency identification device and radio frequency identification system including radio frequency identification device: The present invention relates to a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system. The RFID system includes one or more RFID tags and an RFID device for accessing the RFID tags. The RFID device compares a size of data to be stored in the RFID tags with a storage capacity of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100127840 - Tilt sensing and safeguarding mechanism of an electric scooter cart: The present invention provides a tilting sensing and safeguarding mechanism of the electric scooter cart. The mechanism includes a central processor, electrically connected with the throttle controller of the electric scooter cart, and a gravity sensor, used to sense the tilting state of the electric scooter cart and transmit the... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20100127841 - Determination and signalling to a driver of a motor vehicle of a potential collision of the motor vehicle with an obstacle: Described herein is a method for determining and signalling to a driver of a motor vehicle a condition of danger deriving from a potential collision of the motor vehicle itself with an obstacle. The method is able to: determine a path of travel of the motor vehicle along a stretch... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100127842 - Method for reflecting configuration values of drive recorder: indicating side by side the configuration values on the vehicle-mounted device side and configuration values on a center side included in master data stored in the computer on a display device connected to the computer; and comparing the configuration values on the vehicle-mounted device side with the configuration values on... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100127843 - Driver information and dialog system: A driver information and dialog system disposed in a vehicle and relating to driver behavior data and driver condition data, having a data acquisition device and an input/output device, the output device informing the driver about a collecting, storage, use, processing, and or transmission of driver behavior data and driver... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100127844 - Seat alignment sensing and safeguarding mechanism of an electric scooter cart: The present invention provides a seat alignment sensing and safeguarding mechanism of an electric scooter cart. The seat is assembled rotatably via the chassis onto the top of a column on the main body of the electric scooter cart. The first and second sensors are arranged correspondingly between the top... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20100127845 - System for conserving battery life in a battery operated device: A battery operated device includes a receiver for receiving a transmission that includes a postamble. A sensor, in a tire, measures a parameter of the tire and outputs data indicative of the parameter. A microprocessor is coupled to the receiver and the sensor. The microprocessor is configured to periodically partially... Agent: Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

20100127846 - Shift lever position alarm: A gear range selector for a motor vehicle having an automatic transmission with more than one forward moving gear range is provided. The gear range selector provides a driver and/or an occupant of the motor vehicle with an alert signal that a shift lever has been moved from a Drive... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20100127847 - Virtual dashboard: In one embodiment, a vehicle includes a dashboard including one or more touchscreen displays; a wireless network interface; and multiple icons for presentation by one or more of the touchscreen displays to a user in the vehicle. Each of one or more of the icons is configurable by the user... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100127848 - System, apparatus, method and sensors for monitoring structures: A system, apparatus and method for monitoring structures is provided. The system includes a measurement acquisition unit having a first connection point for receiving a sensor unit and a second connection point that is electrically isolated from the first connection point when invoking the sensor unit. A measurement sensor for... Agent: Nexus Law Group LLP

20100127849 - System for testing nac operability using reduced operating voltage: A monitoring system for a NAC (Notification Appliance Circuit) is provided. The monitoring system includes a system controller, and a NAC comprised of one or more notification appliances that may be in a series. The NAC and its appliances may be operatively coupled to the system controller. The system controller... Agent: Gerald M. Bluhm Tyco Safety Products

20100127850 - Building security system: A security system that can be used in a home, office, or other building in order to generate alarms or take other actions depending on conditions within the building. The security system may rely on sensors within the building which sense various conditions and collect other data. The information learned... Agent: Banner & Witcoff , Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007412

20100127851 - Console assembly for a dishwashing appliance, and associated apparatus: A dishwashing appliance console assembly and associated apparatus are provided. The console assembly comprises a control device arrangement, including a control actuator having an associated indicia, and a light emitting element that is de-actuated when the door assembly is in the closed position, and actuated when the door assembly is... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100127852 - Architecture for enabling network centric communications, sensing, computation, and information assurance: A free-space network may include: al least one free-space sensor for sensing at least one uncooperative target; at least one free-space communications network for allowing a plurality of cooperative users to communicate, at least one free-space processor for processing information from the at least one free-space sensor and information from... Agent: Klintworth & RozenblatIPLLC And The Boeing Company

20100127853 - Method and apparatus for locating and tracking objects in a mining environment: Methods and apparatus for locating and tracking objects in a mining environment are disclosed that include selecting an operational area within which the locations of a plurality of objects are to be determined and tracked over time. Radio transceiver systems and associated display systems provided to the plurality objects are... Agent: Fennemore Craig, P.C.

20100127854 - Method and system for controlling home appliances based on estimated time of arrival: A method and system for automatically controlling home appliances based on an estimated time of arrival (ETA) of a resident at his or her home. In one aspect of the invention, a system for controlling a home appliance comprises a mobile electronic device (MED) and a home automation system (HAS),... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

20100127863 - Apparatus and method for providing emergency alert service in portable terminal: An apparatus and method for providing an emergency alert service in a portable terminal and for generating an alarm for the emergency alert service are provided. The method includes detecting, by a controller, an SOS execution signal while the portable terminal is being operated in a certain mode, identifying, by... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20100127855 - Authentication within a package: A closed package comprising an outer protection material for protecting an electronic device placed inside the package. The closed package includes an extension cord for coupling the electronic device with an external power source, such that it is possible to turn on the electronic device without opening the disposable package.... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20100127857 - Diagnostic system having a wake-up circuit: c

20100127862 - Electronic key: To provide an electronic key capable of easily checking whether or not data has been read from a contact IC chip and enhance reliability of security, an electronic key includes a contact IC chip connected in series to first and second terminals so that data is read from the IC... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100127856 - Flash drive locator: A memory locating device includes flash memory and remote locating components in a common housing. The device signals its presence in response to an external signal. One embodiment comprises a USB connector coupled to flash memory; a signal receiver capable of generating an output in response to an external signal;... Agent: Michael Bell

20100127858 - Indicator light: An indicator light includes a first ring shaped light and a second ring shaped light. The first ring shaped light is divided into two first curved lights. One of the first curved lights is configured to indicate a system status of an electronic device. The other one of the first... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100127861 - Method, system and apparatus for monitoring in a cab signal system: A fault detection system (10) and computer-implemented method for detecting a fault in a cab signal system (100), including: a plurality of sensors (12) in electrical communication with a cab signal display circuit (106), each associated with a respective one of a plurality of lamp circuits (108) and configured to... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100127859 - Simulation and visualization of scattered radiation: Scattered radiation has non-intuitive properties. A signalling system (28) is presented which provides a perceptible signal (34) being indicative of a predicted or measured spatial distribution of scattered radiation. An embodiment provides for easy assessment of the individual risk of scattered radiation exposure for personnel working in an environment exposed... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100127864 - Systems and methods for charging a chargeable usb device: Systems and methods are provided for charging a USB device. A USB connector may be used to couple the system to a USB port on the USB device, the USB connector including a bus voltage (Vbus) connector, a positive data (D+) connector, and a negative data (D−) connector. Charger circuitry... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.

20100127860 - Systems and methods for evaluating chromatography column performance: Methods and systems for evaluating and/or monitoring chromatography column performance are provided. Embodiments apply multivariate analysis (MVA) methods to process data as well as transition analysis data to provide a comprehensive evaluation of chromatography column performance. In embodiments, transition analysis data generated over extended periods of time can be analyzed... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.

20100127866 - Controlling an alarm state based on the presence or absence of a caregiver in a patient's room: Systems and methods for controlling an alarm state, such as volume, based on the presence or absence of a caregiver in a patient's room. More specifically, a local sound producing device provides an audible alarm within a room when a caregiver is in the room, while a remote sound producing... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100127865 - Security system including audio alarm detection: A building security arrangement includes a sensor for emitting an audible alarm signal. A security system installed in the building detects the audible alarm signal and transmits an electrical alarm signal over a public switched telephone network in response to the detection of the audible alarm signal. A central monitoring... Agent: Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20100127867 - Container transportation monitoring system: A container transportation monitoring system is disclosed, which comprises a wireless transmitting module, a wireless receiving module, and a monitoring center. The wireless transmitting module is located on a container, and the wireless receiving module is located on a container crane or a tractor. Besides, the wireless receiving unit of... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100127873 - Alarm systems, wireless alarm devices, and article security methods: Alarm systems, wireless alarm devices, and article security methods are described according to some aspects of the disclosure. In one aspect, an alarm system includes a base communication device, a remote communication device configured to communicate with the base communication device, wherein the remote communication device is adapted to be... Agent: Sand & Sebolt

20100127870 - Detecting loading and unloading of material: An apparatus and techniques for detecting the loading and unloading of materials on a mobile structure are disclosed. The techniques can be used to detect when material is on a support structure of the mobile structure and to detect when the material is off the support structure of the mobile... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100127869 - Hierarchy of rfid tags for accessing history and other data: A hierarchical configuration of RFID tags. The hierarchical configuration includes a plurality of RFID tags having lower level RFID tags, intermediate level RFID tags and at least one upper level RFID tags, where each RFID tag stores an identification code and other information about the thing it is attached to.... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100127868 - Method and system for carbon value tracking and labeling: A solution for tracking the carbon footprint value of an object as the object is manufactured and/or transported. This value may be stored in a tag associated with the object. Thus, the object can track its own carbon footprint, e.g., using the tag. Alternatively, the values are stored in a... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100127872 - Rfid product identification and tracking system: Apparatus for RFID tagging of packages is provided, including a conveyor, along which tags having microchips and antennae are applied to packages, with the tags being encoded via radio waves, to contain information about package identification and other information, with the encoding being done upstream of a palletizer system, and... Agent: Paul And Paul

20100127871 - System and method for verification of shipped products using rfid tags: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system for verifying the shipment of goods including: a supplier terminal for scanning an RFID tag with a identifier, and for generating associated information corresponding to the RFID tag, wherein the RFID tag is attachable to a container, the supplier terminal further... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100127874 - Information locator: A system and method for interrogating a plurality of different environments to locate an object within the environments includes a plurality of transceivers. A control unit is also provided to selectively operate each transceiver while it is positioned in a respective environment. For operation of the system, an identification tag... Agent: Nydegger & Associates

20100127875 - Rfid systems: We describe an RFID communications network comprising: a plurality of passive RFID tags; at least one RF power supply device; and at least one RFID reader; and wherein a said RFID tag is configured to use a first frequency to receive power for powering said tag from said RF power... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100127876 - System and method for providing a low and narrow-profile radio frequency identification (rfid) tag: Methods and systems for wireless devices are disclosed. According to one system, a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag includes an RFID circuit packaged within a chip carrier package. The chip carrier package bonds out a first antenna connection for the RFID circuit. An antenna including a conductive lead is interfaced... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.

20100127878 - Alarm method and system based on voice events, and building method on behavior trajectory thereof: Disclosed are an alarm method and system based on voice events, and a building method on behavior trajectory thereof The system comprises a signal sensor, a voice-event detector and notice and alarm element. In the method, voice signals are captured from a remote unit in an environment. The captured voice... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.

20100127877 - Child seat sensor antenna: A child seat sensor antenna structure to be integrated into a vehicle seat comprises at least one at least partially self-supporting antenna wire or cable.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100127879 - Operation assisting system: An operation assisting system. When an operator manipulates an operation instrument to perform an operation for a joint surgery including a hip replacement, the operation assisting system provides the operator with information on the orientation of a bone such as a pelvis and an appropriate direction of the operation instrument... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100127880 - Remote monitoring system: A temperature monitoring service in which remote monitoring units are distributed to customers who then set up monitoring as desired at their facilities. The devices may be registered through a web site using the Internet. Monitoring information may be communicated using a publicly available, wireless network, such as a cellular... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100127881 - Remote monitoring system: A temperature monitoring service in which remote monitoring units are distributed to customers who then set up monitoring as desired at their facilities. The devices may be registered through a web site using the Internet. Monitoring information may be communicated using a publicly available, wireless network, such as a cellular... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100127882 - Garage door closing confirmation systems and methods: A method for determining the status of a garage door with a garage door opener system comprising a remote control unit and an opener unit includes transmitting a request signal from the remote control unit to the opener unit thereby activating an actuator mechanically coupled to the garage door. After... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100127883 - Positioning/navigation system using identification tag and position/navigation method: A positioning navigation system using identification tags and a method thereof is provided. The system and method are applied to an area having a plurality of identification tags to position and navigate a mobile apparatus. The system includes a plurality of identification tags and a mobile apparatus. The method includes... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100127885 - Control device and analyzer: The present invention quickly resolves troubles in an analyzer and performs effective external quality control management. An analyzer (2) and a control device (1) are connected by a network (3). Error data and sample data taken from an assay of a quality control substance are transmitted from the control device... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100127884 - Convertible wireless remote control: The invention provides a convertible wireless remote control suitable for controlling a computer of a media management system offering an integrated multimedia experience. The invention controls the media management system wirelessly with a small amount of buttons but is convertible to offer expanded and/or changed functionality to the user, as... Agent: Ference & Associates LLC

20100127886 - System and method for universal remote control: Control information is exchanged between a component and a remote control device or a server using RFID or using network discovery procedures. The control information if gathered by the server is provided to the remote. In this way, the need to manually program the remote with component code information is... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20100127887 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for facilitating location discovery: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to permit location discovery, including location discovery in indoor settings. The method may identify a wireless signature present at a geographical location and determine whether the wireless signature corresponds to a previously observed wireless signature associated with the predefined geographical location.... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100127888 - Using pocket device to survey, monitor, and control production data in real time: A system for real-time data surveillance in an oilfield operation includes a data collection system deployed at a well site for collecting oilfield data; an office-based computer system for storing and analyzing the oilfield data; a portable device, wherein the portable device includes at least one program for communicating with... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation/osha Liang Mr. Bryan Galloway, ManagingIPCounsel

20100127889 - Methods and systems for virtual energy management display: A method and system of virtual energy management display involves periodically receiving via a mesh local area network electronic data representing energy management-related information by a RF communication-enabled memory storage device coupled to an electronic display device within a home area network. Electronic data representing telemetry information is likewise periodically... Agent: King And Spalding LLP (trilliant) Trilliant Customer Number

20100127890 - Spherical sensor and data collection vehicles: An inexpensive unmanned mobile sensor and data collection rolling rover (“rollver) for exploring remote, inaccessible locations, such as deep craters and canyons, includes a hollow enclosure having a flexible wall that is expandable into the shape of a sphere, an apparatus for selectably expanding the wall of the enclosure, a... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100127891 - Device for controlling a safety signal range of a medical patient monitoring apparatus: The invention relates to a device for controlling a safety signal range of a medical patient monitoring apparatus. Such a medical patient monitoring apparatus is for instance an Electrocardiograph in emergency and intensive care areas in hospitals. The invention provides a device for controlling a safety signal range of a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100127892 - Telemetry system for ship propulsion systems: Telemetry system for a ship propulsion system with a stationary part and a movable part that is movable relative to the stationary part. The telemetry system includes a processor, a data acquisition unit, at least one sensor, and a local power source. The processor, the at least one sensor and... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100127893 - Traffic sign system: The invention is directed to a traffic sign system that has a number of information centers. A communication network provides a communication path between the information centers. The communication network is National Transportation Communications for Intelligent Transportation Systems Protocol (NTCIP) compliant. A sign controller is in communication with the information... Agent: Law Office Of Dale B. Halling

20100127894 - Magneto sensor for an aircraft ignition system: Systems and methods for indicating status of a piston engine magneto (MAG). An example system includes a MAG sensing circuit that senses a signal from the MAG and an indication device that output an indication of the operational status of the MAG based on the sensed signal. The MAG sensing... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services

20100127896 - Optical path alignment landing system: This invention involves the hardware and system for aiding a pilot in maintaining the desired approach path on VFR during the landing procedure. It is an on-board device comprised of analog parts. Approach path indicator lights or other clues from the ground or air are not necessary. The only requirement... Agent: Bland Hugh Schwarting

20100127895 - System and method for displaying graphical departure procedures: A method of visually presenting aviation obstacles to an operator of an aircraft is disclosed. The method comprises receiving departure information associated with a runway having a departure end, parsing the departure information to determine a presence of an obstacle associated with the runway, determining a location of the obstacle... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

  
05/20/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100123544 - Vision protection method and system thereof: The vision protection method and system thereof is provided to ensure a viewer to rest his/her eyes after viewing on an electronic device for a certain period, wherein the eyesight protection method includes the steps of initially counting down a predetermined working time of a working mode, switching the working... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20100123546 - Electronic apparatus and remote control method of the same: Disclosed is a remote control method of an electronic apparatus including a passive control device and a remote controller remotely controlling the passive control device, the remote control method including: outputting from the remote controller a control signal including an identification (ID) code and a data code; storing in the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100123547 - Rfid detection and identification system including an rfid reader having a limited transmit time and a time-out period to protect a medical device against rfid-associated electromagnetic interference: A system is provided for identifying implanted medical devices, leads and systems, as well as objects in close proximity to a patient having an implanted active medical device, using a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag having retrievable information relating to the AIMD, lead system and/or patient. An RFID tag communicator... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP

20100123548 - Sliding key fob: A sliding key fob includes a housing formed of a first housing member and a second housing member. A transmitter is disposed within the housing. A transmitter sends a first actuating signal when the first housing member is slidably moved in a first direction relative to the second housing member.... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20100123549 - Sliding key fob: A slide actuated key fob includes a housing having a transmitter disposed therein and at least one slide actuated button disposed on the housing. The transmitter sends an actuating signal when the at least one slide actuated button is slidably moved in a first direction and subsequently depressed in a... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20100123545 - Projection system, screen, and projector: A projection system includes: a screen having screen specific authentication information; and a projector having a function of acquiring the screen specific authentication information and, based on the acquired authentication information, carrying out an authentication process for setting the projector to a usable condition.... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20100123550 - Coaxial antenna connection: A device comprises an RFID transceiver disposed on a first side of a printed circuit board; an antenna disposed on a second side of the printed circuit board; and a cable passing through the printed circuit board, a first end of the cable being connected to the RFID transceiver, a... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP/ Motorola

20100123554 - High realibility pest detection: A pest detection device includes a housing with a sensor and one or more bait members. The sensor includes one or more of a chisel-shaped electrically conductive trace carried on a substrate, a low resistance electrically conductive ink defining an electrical pathway on a substrate with a pointed profile, and/or... Agent: Dow Agrosciences, LLC

20100123556 - Multi-mode rfid tag architecture: A multi-mode RFID tag includes a power generating and signal detection module, a baseband processing module, a transmit section, a configurable coupling circuit, and an antenna section. In near field mode, the configurable coupling circuit is operable to couple the transmit section to a coil or inductor in the configurable... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20100123553 - Rfid tag antenna with capacitively or inductively coupled tuning component: This disclosure describes RFID tags designed to provide improved impedance matching capabilities. An RFID tag may include a radiating component and a tuning component located on different layers of the RFID tag. The radiating component and tuning component are located proximate to one another to provide a proximate coupling (e.g.,... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100123555 - Semiconductor device and inspection method of semiconductor device and wireless chip: The invention provides an inspection method of a semiconductor device which receives a test program wirelessly. As an inspection method of the semiconductor device, a test program is transmitted as a communication signal for every test. By transmitting a test program as a communication signal wirelessly in the case of... Agent: Eric Robinson

20100123551 - System for tracking vessels in automated laboratory analyzers by radio frequency identification: A system for automation of laboratory analyzers that utilizes radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and radio frequency identification (RFID) readers to identify containers and vessels, and the contents thereof, that are employed in the system. Radio frequency identification tags, conforming to the guidelines of ISO 18000 and either of ISO... Agent: Paul D. Yasger Abbott Laboratories

20100123552 - Tow notification system: A system for and method by which persons associated with a vehicle are notified of the towing of that vehicle.... Agent: Edward K. Welch Ii Ip&l Solution

20100123559 - Apparatus and method facilitating communication between components of a radio frequency identification system: Several embodiments provide methods and apparatus to improve communications between an RFID reader and one or more RFID tags. In one implementation, an apparatus comprises a first antenna configured to communicate with a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader; a second antenna electrically separate from said first antenna, and configured to... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100123560 - Method and apparatus for detecting and identifying device utilization: A system and method for detecting the presence of a device user, managing a detection system in a predominantly low power state, ensuring data integrity and limiting the amount of user interaction required to identify users and detect device utilization includes a distinct user tag or badge including an active... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20100123558 - Method for measuring speed of vehicle using rfid, rfid reader for measuring speed of vehicle, and system for collecting vehicle information using the same: A technique for simultaneously acquiring vehicle identification information and speed information of an RFID tag-attached vehicle by calculating the vehicle speed by using a Doppler shift value extracted from transmission and reception signals between the RFID tag and the RFID reader is disclosed. A method for measuring a vehicle speed... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100123557 - Vehicle violation enforcement system and method: A PDA device is used to record the ID of a vehicle boot RFID tag and to transmit to the tag and to a host entity violation data such as summons number, license number, time and date stamp, issuing person ID, location of the vehicle, scofflaw data and so on.... Agent: Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

20100123561 - Radio frequency identification apparatus with a plurality of radio frequency identification schemes: Disclosed is a radio frequency identification (RFID) apparatus which includes a first RFID chip for controlling data communication in a first RFID scheme, a second RFID chip for controlling data communication in a second RFID scheme, a loop antenna having first antenna connection terminals for forming a first length and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100123562 - Information registering apparatus and information registering method: In a state in which a list generated by arranging a large number of records including at least identification information, which are stored by radio IC tags, for individually identifying objects and information derived from the identification information is acquired and displayed, the information stored by the radio IC tags... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100123563 - Power management interface: A power management interface is provided and includes a switch, a transmitting circuit, and a receiving circuit. The switch is coupled to an AC power line for controlling a power line signal to a load. The transmitting circuit generates a switching signal to control the switch and achieve a phase... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100123564 - Self learning data module system: A self learning data module system includes a microprocessor with non-volatile memory adapted to removably attach to a vehicle equipment control network. Software extracts operational codes from the vehicle equipment control network upon activation of vehicle equipment such as door locks or arming of alarm systems. The software assigns each... Agent: Belasco, Jacobs & Townsley LLP Howard Hughes Center

20100123565 - Tow notification system: A system for and method by which persons associated with a vehicle are notified of the towing of that vehicle.... Agent: Edward K. Welch Ii Ip&l Solution

20100123566 - Bicycle meter assembly with positioning function: A bicycle meter assembly with locating function includes a sensor module and a receiver module. The sensor module includes a microprocessor, a sensing unit, a display unit, a keypad, an encoder, and a wireless transceiver. The receiver module includes a wireless receiver, a decoder, and a warning unit. The sensor... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100123567 - Objective, in particular for a driver assistance system: The invention relates to an objective, particularly for infrared light and/or visible light, for imaging an object in an image plane, wherein the objective comprises an objective lens to be directed toward the object and an image lens directed toward the image plane, wherein the following applies with regard to... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100123568 - Suspension height sensor: A system is provided for determining a distance between a first portion of a vehicular suspension assembly and a second portion of the suspension assembly. The system comprises a transceiver coupled to the first portion for emitting a first signal toward the second portion, and for receiving a reflection of... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100123569 - Receiver system for vehicles: A tire air pressure detection system and a remote key entry system have first and second receiver units, respectively. The first receiver unit has a change-over switch, which selectively outputs to a chassis ECU an output signal of either one of the first and second receiver units. Thus, the chassis... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100123570 - Localized control method and apparatus: A zoned interactive control area (10) wherein an architectural space is divided into a plurality of zones (16), each having its own sensor(s) and zone lights (18). The zone lights (18) are controlled by a controller (20) such that there are different lighting levels (55, 57, 59) depending upon whether... Agent: Henneman & Associates, PLC

20100123571 - Inspection system and method: A method includes determining a position of a person within an inspection system, and performing a sensor system scan using a sensor system within the inspection system. The sensor system scan includes detecting an unusual physical characteristic of at least one of the person and an item on the person.... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22697) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100123572 - Alarm reordering to handle alarm storms in large networks: In one embodiment, one or more routing trees may be determined based on corresponding root nodes to reach a particular receiving node in a computer network. A delay value may be calculated at each node of the routing tree, the delay value inversely proportional to a distance between each respective... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20100123573 - Series interlock system with integrated ability to identify breached locations: A system is provided for implementing a series interlock loop. An example of the interlock system includes a series interlock loop, a data table, and a control module. The series interlock loop has an overall electrical characteristic. The series interlock loop includes first and second safety interlocks electrically coupled in... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100123574 - Monitoring system for vehicle: In a monitoring system for a power wheelchair (low-speed mobility vehicle) and having a remote monitoring device connected to the wheelchair through a communicator, it is determined whether the wheelchair strands based on detected acceleration, and when it does, a vehicle-stranded signal that the vehicle strands is transmitted to the... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100123576 - Medication service apparatus, medication box, and apparatus and method for assisting medication: An apparatus and method for assisting medication are disclosed. The apparatus includes a medication box and a medication service device. The medication box includes a plurality of containers each storing a paper bag of medication, and discharges a paper bag of medication from a corresponding one of the containers using... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100123577 - Multifunctional electronic device and method for using the same: An electronic device includes a detecting module, a processor module, a reminding module and a parameter module. The detecting module includes at least one detecting sensor installed on the electronic device, such that a user contacts the detecting sensor when operating the electronic device. The parameter module stores predetermined acceptable... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100123578 - Power saving devices and systems, and methods of use and fabrication thereof: The present invention relates to systems and methods for controlling indicators on a device to achieve power and energy conservation. The systems and methods include enabling one or more indicators on the device and further include triggering the disablement of one or more of the indicators on the device based... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100123575 - System and method for facilitating capacity monitoring and recommending action for wireless networks: A method and apparatus for facilitating capacity monitoring and recommending action for a wireless network is provided. The method may comprise: obtaining data associated with one or more capacity attributes and one or more key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with a network, calculating network level values for the one or... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100123579 - Virtual watch: Embodiments of the disclosed invention include a system and a method for monitoring a location. For example, the disclosed embodiments may be utilized to monitor a border, such as, but not limited to, the border between the United States and Mexico. In addition, the disclosed embodiments may be utilized to... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100123580 - Tamper detection, memorization, and indication for packaging: The present invention is directed to tamper detection, memorization, and indication for packaging. A method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: detecting when the package is opened and closed; and generating an alarm if the package is opened more than once after it is initially closed... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100123581 - Rfid security in an rfid-enabled medium: Methods and apparatus for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) security in an RFID-enabled medium, the RFID-enabled medium including an RFID tag coupled to an antenna, and a touch sensing switch, the touch sensing switch coupled to an electrode and a power source, the touch sensing switch adapting the RFID tag to... Agent: Ibm (rps-blf) C/o Biggers & Ohanian, LLP

20100123582 - Surveillance devices with multiple capacitors: The present invention relates to surveillance and/or identification devices having capacitors connected in parallel or in series, and methods of making and using such devices. Devices with capacitors connected in parallel, where one capacitor is fabricated with a relatively thick capacitor dielectric and another is fabricated with a relatively thin... Agent: The Law Offices Of Andrew D. Fortney, Ph.d., P.C.

20100123583 - Rfid-based corrosion and moisture detection: Structural health monitoring apparatuses and methods are disclosed. One or more structural health sensors may be used to disconnect and/or connect one or more RFID chips to an antenna such that wireless communication with the one or more RFID chips (or the absence of wireless communication) through the antenna indicates... Agent: Canady & Lortz LLP - Boeing

20100123584 - Method of embedding an electronic device in a tire: A method for embedding a RFID tag in a tire includes: selecting a compound having compatible permittivity and conductivity with operation of a tag dipole antenna; embedding a tag transponder device and at least a portion of the dipole antenna within the compound; orienting the tag to place a longitudinal... Agent: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Intellectual Property Department 823

20100123586 - Rfid tag and manufacturing method of rfid tag: The present invention relates to a RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) tag for exchanging information with an external device in a non-contact manner, and aims to provide a RFID tag having an external shape of a belt, which fits articles made of various kinds of materials. The RFID tag includes: an... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100123585 - Rfid tire tag test fixture and method: A test fixture and electronic tag assembly includes an electronic tag comprising an electronic device and a half wave dipole antenna of antenna length L. The antenna is configured as first and second coiled dipole antenna segments connecting with and extending in opposite directions from the electronic device. The assembly... Agent: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Intellectual Property Department 823

20100123587 - Implantable medical device alert management: Exemplary systems and methods for automatically managing implantable medical device (IMD) related alerts are described. One method receives implantable medical device-related alerts. The method automatically manages the implantable medical device alerts by parsing the alerts through a set of predefined parameters.... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100123588 - Method and apparatus for generating mood-based haptic feedback: A method and apparatus of generating mood-based haptic feedback are disclosed. A haptic system includes a sensing device, a digital processing unit, and a haptic generator. The sensing device, in one embodiment, is configured to detect user's modalities in accordance with mood information collected by one or more sensors and... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20100123589 - Systems and methods for adaptive monitoring of physical movement: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for adaptive monitoring of physical movement. As one example, a method for adaptive initialization of a monitoring system is discussed. The method includes associating a monitor device with a monitor target; receiving information indicating movement of the monitor target from... Agent: Hamilton, Descanctis & Cha (general)

20100123590 - Electric field whistle: In one embodiment, an electric field sensor is provided including an elongated conductor; a circuit including an input and an output connected across the elongated conductor wherein said circuit includes a DC to AC signal converter; wherein said elongated conductor is operative to impose a DC signal on said circuit... Agent: Tung & Associates

20100123591 - Universal process transmitter connector: An electrical connector apparatus for use with a field device includes a housing having a first end and a second end, an electrical feedthrough subassembly, and a visual indicator viewable from outside the housing. The first end of the housing is configured to mechanically connect to the field device. The... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20100123592 - Warning system for breaking touch screen or display: Disclosed herein are apparatus, method, and computer program whereby a signal generated by a touch screen device is received in response to a tactile input from a user on an input surface of the touch screen panel. In response, presenting information to a user, the information comprising a warning that... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100123593 - System and method for monitoring a jump landing area: A jump safety system and method for monitoring a jump landing area is described. The system of examining a landing area associated with the jump includes a camera, a memory, a processor, an image processing module, and a light emitting output. The camera is positioned to generate a camera output... Agent: KerrIPGroup, LLC Michael A. Kerr

20100123594 - Methods and apparatus to draw attention to information presented via electronic displays to process plant operators: Example methods and apparatus to draw attention to information presented via electronic displays to process plant operators are disclosed. A disclosed example method to draw attention to information presented to a process plant operator comprises presenting an electronic process plant display, collecting process plant data, processing the process plant data... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20100123595 - Audible, piezoelectric signal with integral visual signal: A combined and integrated audible and visual signal. A signal case is constructed of a light transmissive material. The case includes an exposed front end cover with one or more sound transmitting apertures for transmitting of sound out of the case. The case also has a tubular wall extending transversely... Agent: Kremblas, Foster, Phillips & Pollick

20100123596 - Mather line monitor: The invention of the line monitor system is illustrated in the drawings labeled FIG. 1 and FIG. 2. The primary purpose is to show where lines are formed and how long the wait is in the lines to the nearest 15 minute time interval. The times are to be updated... Agent: David K. Mather

20100123597 - Feedback with front light: In one embodiment, a method for providing feedback for a page turn requested on a device is provided. The device may be an electronic book (e-book) device or another device that is configured to display electronic documents. A movement on the display of the device is detected. The method determines... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC

20100123598 - System and method for capturing remote control device command signals: Methods, systems, and apparatus for identifying protocols. In one aspect, a method includes comparing characteristics of a wireless signal received from a remote control to characteristics associated with a set of protocols. The method also includes assigning a score, based upon the comparison, to each protocol included in the plurality... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100123599 - Aircraft collision avoidance system: A system for monitoring a volume of space surrounding an aircraft having a plurality of extremity portions includes a plurality of sensors. Each sensor is disposed at a respective corresponding one of the aircraft extremity portions. Each sensor is configured to generate an image of a monitored area covering a... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services

20100123600 - Led signal light: A signal is described that includes one or more LEDs that emit light and a lens that receives and collimates the light from the LED array. A distribution optic receives light from the collimating lens and distributes the light in a predetermined pattern according to a specification. A light absorbing/reflecting... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100123601 - Small vehicle detection system: A small vehicle detector for determining a size of a vehicle entering a particular area and assigning a rate of charge based on the determined size of vehicle including an entrance for a vehicle to enter the area. The small vehicle detector further includes a vehicle size detector system for... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20100123602 - Small vehicle detection system: A small vehicle detector for determining a size of a vehicle entering a particular area and assigning a rate of charge based on the determined size of vehicle including an entrance for a vehicle to enter the area. The small vehicle detector further includes a vehicle size detector system for... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20100123603 - Method and device for monitoring the function of a safety unit: A method for monitoring a function of a safety unit, in particular of a bilge blower of a boat with a combustion engine, connected via a manually operated switch to a voltage supply. The current flowing through the safety unit is measured and an acoustic alarm is triggered, if a... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

  
05/13/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100117785 - Entrance barrier: The present invention relates to an entrance barrier comprising a barrier element movable between an open and a closed position, driving means, by which the barrier element can driven from one position to the other position respectively, a control unit, by which the driving means are controllable, and a sensor... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100117786 - Read apparatus of rf tag and method of controlling read of rf tag: An RF tag system includes a first reader/writer unit and a second reader/writer unit. A first reader/writer control unit is configured to control the first reader/writer unit to read a first data from a first RF tag, and to detect a trouble state of the first reader/writer unit. A second... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100117789 - Control system and a security checking method thereof: A control system and a security checking method thereof are disclosed. The control system is used in an embedded system. The control system comprises a process module and a first memory module. The first memory module is used to store a pre-loader code and a first secure key. The security... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20100117788 - Diagnosis for mixed signal device for use in a distributed system: A mixed signal device for use in a distributed system of independent and interoperating devices, comprising at least one analog module, characterised in that the mixed signal device further comprises a diagnosis controller coupled to the at least one analog module, said diagnosis controller being operable to determine an operational... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20100117787 - System and method of identification, inspection and training for material lifting products: A method and system of identifying, inspecting and training regarding a material lifting device. The method includes the steps of attaching RFID tag to a material lifting device. Identification and inspection data regarding the material lifting device is installed and stored on the RFID tag. The identification and inspection data... Agent: Head, Johnson & Kachigian

20100117790 - System for regulating access to a resource: A system for regulating access to a resource by a plurality of users is provided. The system comprises: a plurality of portable access keys, each being provided to one of the users and having an associated variable access parameter; an access barrier, having an open state allowing passage through and... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20100117791 - Biometric authentication method, biometric authentication system, ic card, and terminal: A biometric authentication system 10 includes an IC card 100 including a reading unit 110 sending generation information back to a terminal and a writing unit 111 writing biometric information in a storage area indicated in a write instruction, and a terminal 200 including a card generation acquisition unit 210... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100117792 - Device including authentication glyph: A device used in an authentication process. The device includes a processor, a display coupled to the processor, and a computer readable medium coupled to the processor. The computer readable medium includes (i) code for displaying a first authentication image including a plurality of image elements including a set of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP

20100117793 - Photographing control apparatus, program and method of the same, and photographing apparatus: An imaging control apparatus for controlling an imaging apparatus that presents presentation information and captures an image of a person, the imaging control apparatus includes: an identification information acquisition unit that acquires identification information; an information presentation instruction unit that refers to presentation information setting information which associates the identification... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100117794 - Method and system for creating and operating biometrically enabled multi-purpose credential management devices: A method and system used to integrate and control multiple secure credentialing approaches including magnetic stripes, bar codes, contact and contactless SmartCard chips, Short Message Systems (SMS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), vicinity type Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID), and proximity type RFID, into compact, self-powered, biometrically-protected devices.... Agent: Briggs And Morgan P.A.

20100117797 - Closure with passive electronic sensor for tamper detection and related method: A closure includes a closing member for sealing an opening of a pressurized container. The closing member may include a passive electronic sensor coupled thereto that includes a status register that may be readable by, for example, a RFID reader. The status register is responsive to a pressure change in... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100117796 - Device and method of coupling a processor to an rfid tag: A device and method of coupling a processor to an RFID tag which creates new applications for the RFID tag. The device includes an RFID tag which includes a memory, an antenna coupled to the RFID tag, and a processor coupled to the RFID tag in parallel with the antenna.... Agent: Paul W. Martin

20100117795 - Information terminal: An information terminal wherein a simple operation can provide appropriate contents. An information terminal (1), which provides, based on externally inputted information, predetermined contents, comprises a storage part (12) that stores a plurality of contents; a communication part (22) that receives predetermined information from an external IC chip (A); a... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20100117800 - Integrated circuit card and method for transmitting data by radio communication thereof: The present invention discloses an integrated circuit (IC) card and a method for transmitting data by radio communication thereof, which are provided to solve a problem that an antenna coil cannot be separated from an IC chip in the normal non-contacting IC card which is limited to apply. The IC... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100117798 - Radio frequency identification reader with variable range: A radio frequency identification (RFID) reader for, and method of, reading an RFID tag to obtain data in both handheld and hands-free modes of operation, include all RFID module supported by the reader and including an antenna for propagating an electromagnetic field over a range, and a controller for varying... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100117803 - Rfid interrogator device: An RFID interrogator device has a transmission section for transmitting a command to an RFID tag and a reception section for receiving an RF signal from the RFID tag and is configured to perform backscatter radio communication with the RFID tag. The RFID interrogator device comprises a time window setting... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100117799 - Secure personal information and notification network for electronic health records systems: The present invention provides a secure personal information and notification network for electronic health records systems. A client's personal health record may be entered into a secure database and updated in a number of different ways. Information required to identify the client and access the personal health record is carried... Agent: Jelic Patent Services, LLC

20100117802 - System and method for providing communications for container security: A system for providing communications for container security is provided. The system includes a sensing system for monitoring the contents of the container; a signal receiving element for receiving sensor data from the sensing system; a control element for analyzing received sensor data; a first transceiver element for receiving signals... Agent: Herbert Kerner

20100117801 - Wireless tag communication system and image forming apparatus: An antenna outputs query signals to a wireless tag, and receives response signals output from the wireless tag. An intensity detection circuit detects the signal intensity of the response signals. A control portion judges the type of toner housed in a cartridge, or whether the toner is a certified product... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20100117804 - Surface acoustic wave coding for orthogonal frequency coded devices: Methods and systems for coding SAW OFC devices to mitigate code collisions in a wireless multi-tag system. Each device producing plural stepped frequencies as an OFC signal with a chip offset delay to increase code diversity. A method for assigning a different OCF to each device includes using a matrix... Agent: Brian Steinberger/ucf

20100117806 - Method and system for ordering food by using rfid: Disclosed is a system and a method for ordering food using RFID, which includes the steps of: a) reading tag information from at least one of tags matched to each of multiple products of a menu by using a mobile terminal having a built-in RFID module or an RFID external... Agent: David A. Einhorn, Esq. Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100117805 - Power supply control method for radio-frequency identification reader in mobile terminal: A power control method for an RFID reader in a mobile terminal includes the steps of: checking a driving mode of a display in a standby mode where no power is supplied to the RFID reader; if the driving mode of the display is a sleep mode, maintaining the RFID... Agent: David A. Einhorn, Esq. Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100117807 - Response wireless device and wireless communications method for the same: Memory stores data. A processing unit collects various data and stores the data in the memory. A power source unit provides electric power needed by the processing unit for collecting the data and storing the data in the memory. A receiver unit conducts reception or transmission of radio signals. The... Agent: Hanify & King Professional Corporation

20100117808 - Powered communications interface providing low-speed communications between power-sourcing equipment and powered device in non-powered operating mode: A powered communications interface in a power-over-Ethernet (POE) system has a non-powered operating mode in which it withholds operating power from a powered device and applies relatively low signaling voltages and currents to the conductors of the Ethernet cable which include (a) first signaling voltages and currents of a detection/classification... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20100117809 - Display module with piezoelectric haptics: A mobile communication terminal (10) is provided. The mobile communication terminal (10) includes a touch sensitive liquid crystal display (LCD) module (12) having a predetermined plurality of touch sensitive areas (20, 22) and a plurality of piezoelectric elements (106, 108, 110, 112) disposed along a periphery of a cover glass... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20100117810 - In-vehicle device and display control system: An in-vehicle device for displaying a plurality of screen data generated by a mobile terminal device on one display is provided. A registering unit is configured to register partial area information in which disposition information indicating disposition of each of a plurality of partial areas which are disposed on a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100117811 - Direction signal light: A direction signal light for bicycle is disclosed. The signal light comprises a controller, a direction signal seat, a red light and amber light module, characterized in that the controller having a touch control switch for left turning and right turning light is disposed at one end position of the... Agent: Leong C Lei

20100117813 - Method for detecting an environment of a vehicle: A method is used for detecting the environment of a vehicle and utilizes a number of sensors, the sensors having different detection ranges, and a transition of an object between two detection ranges is bridged by prediction by using a handover algorithm.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100117812 - System and method for displaying a vehicle surrounding with adjustable point of view: A system and method relates to displaying a vehicle surrounding with an adjustable point of view, including at least one sensor device on the vehicle, a processor, and a display. The sensor device is configured to measure distances to objects of the vehicle surrounding. In addition, the processor is configured... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100117814 - Warning system for a motor vehicle: A warning system for a motor vehicle includes sensor devices for detecting a driving situation, a warning device for the output of a warning to a driver of the motor vehicle, a device for detecting the driver's state of attention that includes operating elements of existing vehicle components, and a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100117815 - Interior mirror system: A rearview mirror assembly incorporating one or more vehicle information displays includes an information display area in a portion of the rearview mirror housing which is at an angle to the plane of the reflective mirror element to provide improved visibility of the display by a front seat passenger .... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100117816 - Reset system, mobile device, communication device, and reset method: A reset system includes a communication device mounted on a vehicle; and a mobile device that performs wireless communication with the communication device. The mobile device includes a control instruction unit giving an instruction for controlling an in-vehicle device based on a depressed button, and an instruction unit giving the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100117817 - On-board low-power vehicle condition indicator: A monitoring unit wirelessly monitors sensor(s) associated with a vehicle and includes (a) a radio frequency (RF) receiver that receives RF signals from one or more sensors; (b) a processing unit connected to the RF receiver that monitors information related received RF signals from the sensor(s); (c) the processing unit... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP

20100117818 - Speed-reduction alert device: A speed-reduction alert device comprises a speed-reduction alert unit installed below a gas pedal for detecting swinging operation of the gas pedal so as to transfer a swing signal outwards; a computer main frame connected to the speed-reduction alert unit for receiving the swinging signals and controlling the flash frequencies,... Agent: Hou-wang Kao

20100117819 - Flexible pouch with smart tags: The present invention discloses a smart pouch that has a flexible pouch with a plurality of smart tags attached thereto. The plurality of smart tags can include one or more of the following: a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, a chipless RFID tag, a time sensitive tag, a time-temperature sensitive... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100117821 - Child monitoring system: The present invention provides adults with an effective way of keeping track of small children and pets in large areas. Small, portable motion detectors can be set up as a perimeter around a swimming pool or large yard. The child or pet, wearing a sensor, would set off an alarm... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20100117820 - Parking enforcement system and method using wireless in-ground sensors: A vehicle parking control and enforcement system for a plurality of unmetered parking spaces is provided wherein in-ground vehicle sensors are coupled with a microcontroller or microprocessor to detect the presence or absence of a vehicle in a parking space, determine whether the vehicle is in violation of the parking... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20100117822 - Tracking and monitoring system: A tracking device is incorporated into a band, such as a watch band or bracelet. The tracking device appears as an ordinary band, but cannot be removed by the individual wearing it. If necessary, the location of the tracking device can be determined by a central server and reported to... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20100117824 - method and apparatus to receive location information in a diversity enabled receiver: A method of processing location information on a mobile device which includes a primary receiver for receiving a primary signal; a diversity receiver for receiving a diversity signal or location information; a diversity combiner which can combine primary and diversity signals to form a combined signal; and a first processing... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20100117825 - Electronic device, integrated with a positioning system: An electronic device (1) with a positioning system allows an adequate distribution of the electromagnetic waves resulting from the electronic components in an area far away from the operation cone of the GPS antenna which is thereby protected in the best way, and comprises a case (2) in which a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100117823 - Personnel location and monitoring system and method for enclosed facilities: A wireless time-of-flight distance measurement device and/or a motion detector is used at each of a plurality of stations in a wireless network in an enclosed facility to accurately locate a badge-wearing person near the station. The location, badge number and time of detection are transmitted through the network and... Agent: Mr. Gerard H. Bencen

20100117826 - Mobile monitoring and alert system: The present invention relates to monitoring and alert systems and methods of using the same. In particular, the present invention provides transportable and vehicle interchangeable monitoring and alert systems (e.g., comprising a receiver and one or a plurality of tags (e.g., for alerting an emergency medical services (EMS) responder (e.g.,... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.

20100117828 - Alarm scheme with olfactory alerting component: An alarm system integrating the sense of smell (i.e., an olfactory component) as an alerting modality is described. The olfactory component is uniquely recognizable and distinguishable from traditional visual or audible alerting components and can be used to increase the number of separate alarms that a person can respond to... Agent: Lucent Technologies Inc. Docket Administrator - Room 2f-192

20100117827 - Method for current reduction for an analog circuit in a data read-out system: The invention provides a method for current reduction for an analog circuit in a data read-out system. First, a performance indicator, indicating a performance of the data read-out system is generated. The performance indicator is then compared with a performance threshold level to generate a switch signal. A level of... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100117829 - Method for operating a flow sensor subjected to thermal and/or chemical treatments: A flow sensor is equipped with a non-volatile memory for storing various information, such as a count of thermal and/or chemical treatments for sterilization that the sensor has been subjected to, a serial number, an expiry date, or notifications. When connecting the flow sensor to a control unit, this data... Agent: Richard F. Jaworski Cooper & Dunham LLP

20100117830 - Fault-tolerant distributed fiber optic intrusion detection: An intrusion detection system for monitoring a premises includes at least one optical cable that houses at least one optical fiber and extends about the premises. Optical time domain reflectometry (OTDR) means is operably coupled to opposite first and second ends of the at least one optical fiber. The OTDR... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions

20100117831 - Commodity sales data processing apparatus and control method therefor: A commodity sales data processing apparatus includes a power supply unit configured to switch a power supply source for a control circuit to an auxiliary power supply when power supply from the outside is stopped and a movement detecting unit configured to detect the movement of a main body of... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100117833 - Radio frequency tag and method of manufacturing the same: A metal-resistant radio frequency tag that has a broader band pass band (frequency versus communication range) characteristic compared to conventional techniques is achieved. For this purpose, the radio frequency tag according to the present invention includes a first resonator pattern, the first resonator pattern including a chip connecting section to... Agent: Hanify & King Professional Corporation

20100117832 - System and method for managing information of loading goods: Disclosed is an information managing system and method according to goods loading. The information managing system includes a first antenna for identifying a first tag included by transportation means, a second antenna for identifying a second tag included by goods, a reader for generating tag information which is identification results... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100117834 - Anti theft electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus comprises a main apparatus portion, a unique identification device for attachment in close proximity to the main apparatus portion and an interrogation system provided as part of the main apparatus portion for wirelessly interrogating the identification device such that the main apparatus portion function is enabled only... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100117837 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for gathering and processing biometric and biomechanical data: Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for measuring and analyzing movements of a body and for communicating information related to such body movements over a network. In certain embodiments, a system gathers biometric and biomechanical data relating to positions, orientations, and movements of various body parts of a user performed... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100117836 - Hand hygiene compliance system: A system and method of encouraging compliance of hand hygiene in an environment where users move from zone to zone and are required to perform hand hygiene between the zones. Users carry a wearable zone sensor which detects zones, detects hand hygiene actions, logs time of changing zones, and hand... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20100117835 - System and a method for physiological monitoring: A personal health monitor, including: (a) a physiological data input device operative to gather physiological data; (b) a detachable module that is detachably connected to a multi-purpose personal data accessory, operative to transmit the physiological data to the multi-purpose personal data accessory; and (c) the multi-purpose personal data accessory, whereas... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100117838 - System for remotely monitoring a user: A subscription system and corresponding method of operation for monitoring user's well being is disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing, at a user monitor module, a first indicator for the user well being; providing, at a receiving module operably coupled to the user monitor module, a first threshold... Agent: Carlineo, Spicer & Kee, LLC

20100117839 - System and method for detecting fire: A system and method for detecting a fire includes a fire detection device and a control center terminal. The fire detection device includes an LRF for calculating a distance to a location of breakout of a fire using a laser. An infrared camera captures an infrared image and transmits the... Agent: Ipla P.A.

20100117840 - Fire alarm and like devices: An alarm for detecting radiation and/or pollutants such as smoke, carbon monoxide or the like has a housing, a mounting plate for mounting the housing to a flat surface, cooperating means on the housing and the mounting plate engageable to secure the housing to the mounting plate, and an alarm... Agent: Young Law Firm, P.C. Alan W. Young

20100117841 - Water detection arrangement: An electronic device having an enclosure is disclosed. The electronic device includes a hole disposed at least partially through the enclosure. The electronic device also includes a detector configured to provide at least one visual indication after being immersed in water. The detector may include a moisture-indicating portion and a... Agent: Treyz Law Group

20100117842 - Contaminant detection unit: Apparatuses and methods are provided for detecting contaminant in a fuel system, such as a fuel system of an internal combustion engine. The apparatus includes a fuel filter which includes an upper unit having an inlet port and an outlet port, and a closeable vent. A lower unit is releasably... Agent: Ward And Smith, P.A.

20100117843 - Heat pump type hot water supply apparatus: This heat pump type hot water supply apparatus has a remaining hot water display (41) which displays remaining hot water in a hot water storage tank (22) by a plurality of scales (41a-41e) step by step, and a display controller (30) which changes the remaining hot water display (41) according... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20100117844 - Manipulation detection system for removable money cassettes for use in automated teller machines: A manipulation detection system for removable money cassettes for use in automated teller machines is described that makes it possible to discriminate between unauthorized opening of the money cassette outside the automated teller machine and authorized opening of the money cassette inside the automated teller machine.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100117845 - Method and device for sensing a body: In an embodiment of the present invention, a method for sensing a body is disclosed. The method includes measuring an impedance of a body occupying a seat over a plurality of frequencies and comparing the measured impedance of the body with a predefined body model. The method also includes determining... Agent: Slater & Matsil LLP

20100117846 - Portable electronic device distress detection system: A portable electronics distress detection system includes at least one strain gage and an alarm circuit. The strain gage is mountable to an element of the portable electronic device. The alarm circuit includes a Wheatstone bridge associated with each strain gage, with each strain gage providing a resistance input to... Agent: Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP

20100117848 - Data communication for refrigerated merchandisers: A merchandiser communication system including a first plurality of merchandisers arranged in a first row and a second plurality of merchandisers arranged in a second row. Each of the merchandisers includes a light assembly coupled to a case to illuminate a product display area, a light sensor coupled to the... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100117847 - Method and apparatus for monitoring barrier interconnections: Disclosed is a system and method for monitoring continuity between adjacent barrier members. Each barrier member has a first edge defining a first connector and an opposed second edge defining a second connector. The second connector is adapted to cooperatingly engage a corresponding first connector of an adjacent barrier member.... Agent: Hughes Law Firm, PLLC

20100117849 - System and method for performing security tasks: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an avatar engine having a controller to retrieve a profile of a user, present the user an avatar having characteristics that correlate to the profile, detect one or more responses of the user during a communication exchange... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing

20100117850 - Precisely synchronized notification system: A system for producing a notification. The system includes a control device that includes a processor, a master clock operably connected to the processor and configured to produce a master clock signal, a user interface operably connected to the processor and configured to generate an operational sequence based upon a... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100117851 - Electronic apparatus with incoming message prompt: An electronic apparatus with incoming message prompt is provided. The electronic apparatus includes an input unit, a receiver, an indicator light, a memory, and a processor. The processor connected with the indicator light and the memory, is configured for controlling the indicator light to flash corresponding colored lights in different... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100117852 - Multi-function flare device for populated areas: The invention disclosed herein is a securely attached portable, wearable device to enhance safety, visibility and communication capability of safety personnel when such personal leave their vehicles. The device provided is configured to be securely attached to the wearer, and is capable of emitting variable visual and audio signals actuated... Agent: Absolute Technology Law Group LLC

20100117853 - Infra-red (ir) decoding circuit: The disclosed embodiments relate to an electronic device configured to receive a control signal. The electronic device comprises a first decoder configured to decode the control signal when the electronic device is operating in a first power mode, and a second decoder configured to decode a first packet in the... Agent: Fletcher Yoder P.C.

20100117854 - Power supply system for downhole network: An electric system especially for measurement and control in an oil/gas well using transmission of electric signals and supply of electric power. The system is provided with a current loop (5,6) having an essentially constant current in a current loop and a number of downhole network nodes (1N) which are... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100117855 - Azimuthally sensitive resistivity logging tool: Various systems and methods for implementing an azimuthally sensitive resistivity logging tool are disclosed. One such method involves transmitting a primary magnetic field from one or more coils placed on a drill collar and receiving several electrical signals, where each of the electrical signals is received from a respective one... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP

20100117856 - System and method of high volume import, validation and estimation of meter data: A meter data management system includes one or more application servers configured to receive, validate and estimate received meter data. The one or more application servers may include various memory/media elements for storing raw and transformed meter data as well as software in the form of computer-executable instructions, which are... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100117857 - Telemetry services: serving the utility companies using the home fttp network environment: A system and method for collecting utility consumption telemetry data from a customer served by a plurality of utility companies, and providing a consumption report for the customer to each of the plurality of utility companies serving the customer. The system includes a utility server that is adapted for receiving... Agent: At& T Legal Department - Monka Attn: Patent Docketing

20100117858 - Method and system for cost-effective power line communications for sensor data collection: A method and system includes a solar panel. A power bus is coupled to the solar panel. The power bus supports transmission of AC communication signals. A slave node, coupled to the power bus, transmits information regarding solar panel performance. A master node, remotely coupled to the slave node over... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20100117859 - Apparatus and method of monitoring operating parameters of a gas turbine: An integrated, self-powered, sensing and transmitting module (300) that can be placed within an operating environment, such as by being affixed to a gas turbine engine component, in order to sense the local operating environment and to deliver real-time operating environment data to a location outside of the environment. Such... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100117860 - Traffic light warning system: The invention relates to traffic control and can be used for controlling the traffic of private cars, buses, motorcycles etc, substantially in cities. The aim of said invention is to increase the reliability and the service life of a device and to simplify the structural design thereof The inventive traffic... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100117861 - Self scheduling flow system with readout as infrastructure: An invention regarding traffic flow management “Fast Lane On Warning” (FLOW) is disclosed whereby individual vehicles are informed and told what speed to go in order to pass through a traffic signal while the light is green. A FLOW (“fast lane on warning”) director sequencer works in conjunction with a... Agent: James Jacob Free

20100117862 - Parking sensor/observation system add-on for a vehicle: A parking sensor and observation system for a vehicle, including: an elongated housing, wherein the housing has a front side with first to third openings and a back side with an elongated opening, the first and third openings are adjacent to opposite ends of the housing, the second opening is... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20100117863 - Parking system and methods of use and doing business: A system and related methods of managing parking including arranging payment for parking. The systems and methods may provide communication of information to those using parking as well as others. The system may be configured to provide rental of vehicles, such as bicycles for example, in addition to providing parking... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP

20100117865 - Method and system for collecting traffice data, monitoring traffic, and automated enforcement at a centralized station: A distributed individual vehicle information capture method for capturing individual vehicle data at traffic intersections and transmitting the data to a central station for storage and processing is provided. The method includes capturing individual vehicle information at a plurality of intersections (122) and transmitting the individual vehicle information from the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100117864 - Vehicle identification and speed detection method and system: A system and method to provide traffic surveillance and more specifically, the detection and identification of vehicles whose average speed exceeds a legal limit anywhere for an extended part of the roadway by means of detection of the time difference between passing by at least two check points.... Agent: Kirill Makukhin

20100117866 - System for safety information: A system for displaying safety information—particularly for pedestrian crosswalks and vehicle brake lights—that permits an operator located at a hub to upload and transmit at least one image to select traffic signals or brake light display screen connected within the network. The at least one image depicts a display of... Agent: Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC

20100117867 - Systems and methods for enhancing obstacles and terrain profile awareness: A display system for an aircraft includes a processing unit configured to receive data related to an aircraft profile and to supply display commands with symbology based on the aircraft profile; and a display device coupled the processing unit and configured to receive the display commands and operable to render... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

20100117868 - System and method for storing location information about a vehicle on a wireless device: A system and method for transmitting a location signal indicative of the location of the vehicle to a first wireless device is provided. The system comprises a navigation module and a controller. The navigation module is positioned within the vehicle and is configured to transmit a location signal indicative of... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20100117869 - Transmission of an emergency call comprising address data: An automatic emergency call is transmitted in the form of voice data which contain address information for the vehicle. The address information has been ascertained inside the vehicle by the emergency call device on the basis of a GPS position.... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100117870 - Self-orienting reticle: There is described a method and a system for providing a sighting reticle oriented to aim at a target from a vehicle within an environment of the target. The method improves the situational awareness of the operator regardless of the orientation and motion of the aiming instrument and thus finds... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

  
05/06/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100109835 - Apparatus and method for providing location based security for communication with a remote device: A method for providing location based security for communication between a remote device and a mobile device having a global positioning system receiver for determining its current position. The method comprises receiving geographic data from the remote device, determining if the mobile device is within a predetermined geographic region based... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100109836 - Vehicle authentication control device: A vehicle authentication control device has a first, second, and third determination units, and a registration unit. When identification information unique to a vehicle is registered in both a portable device and an authentication device on the vehicle, the first determination unit matches first identification information returned from the portable... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100109837 - Key management box: In a key management box (30) for centrally managing keys used to unlock the locks of a plurality of storage cabinets and comprising a key lock means (41) for making impossible to take out the key, and electronic ID storage section (47) performing personal authentication, and a controller (44) for... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100109838 - Fingerprint unlocking system: An apparatus, and a corresponding method for its use, for gaining access to a vehicle, such as a car by means of at least one fingerprint sensor installed at a convenient location outside the vehicle in or near a door handle. The illustrative embodiment of the invention includes a fingerprint... Agent: Ruth Eure

20100109839 - System and method of using rewritable paper for displaying product information on product displays: The invention provides systems, methods, and computer program products for the display of product information in or about a store. In particular, systems and methods are provided that use information from an in-store communication network to display product information on a rewritable paper at designated points within or about a... Agent: Theodore P. Cummings, Attorney At Law

20100109843 - Electric power communication device, electric power communication system, electric power communication method, and program: An electric power communication device includes a plurality of directional antennas, a plurality of electric power communication portions, and an electric power communication control portion. Each of the plurality of directional antennas has directionality, and each of the plurality of electric power communication portions has directionality. The electric power communication... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100109844 - Methods and apparatuses for rfid tag range determination: Apparatus and methods are described which are useful for determining a location characteristic between an RFID tag and an RFID tag reader or a second RFID tag. In various embodiments, signals backscattered from a singulated tag over a range of frequencies are evaluated for in-phase I and in-quadrature Q signal... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100109846 - Microstrip antenna and apparatus for reading rfid tag information: This disclosure discloses a microstrip antenna comprising: a substrate constructed by a dielectric body; a microstrip antenna pattern configured to be supplied power, formed on one side of said substrate; and a base plate disposed on the other side of said substrate, said microstrip antenna pattern having one power supply... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20100109840 - Radio frequency identification read antenna: A radio frequency identification (RFID) read antenna is provided. The RFID antenna includes an aperture board having at least one opening and a dielectric patch element spaced a distance from the aperture. The RFID antenna further includes a quadrature coupler connected to the aperture board and configured to excite the... Agent: Jaekle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP

20100109841 - Reader and management system: A reader that performs wireless communication with a tag inside a metal housing including a plurality of metal walls, the reader has an antenna which transmits and receives electromagnetic wave, a transmission control device that writes and/or reads information to/from the tag via the antenna, and a reflecting plate, reflecting... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100109842 - Sub room level indoor location system using wideband power line positioning: An indoor location system uses an electrical power line, power line signal injection devices, and portable position receivers (tags) to generate location data relating to positions of the tags in a structure such as a residence or business. The indoor location system fingerprinting of multiple signals transmitted along the power... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20100109845 - Wallet composed of steel fabric: A wallet comprises a back layer and at least one front layer stitched to the back layer around a part of a perimeter thereof to define at least one pocket in the wallet. At least one of the layers is composed of a stainless steel fabric and preferably all of... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20100109847 - Collision resolution protocol for mobile rfid tag identifiaction: The performance of a radio frequency identification (RFID) system is improved by a protocol that eliminates collisions between signals generated by a) RFID tags that the RFID reader has already identified as being in its interrogation zone and b) RFID tags that are newly arrived and thus that the reader... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Slusky

20100109848 - Method and apparatus to detect transponder tagged objects, for example during medical procedures: The presence or absence of objects (e.g., medical implements, medical supplies) tagged with transponders may be determined in an environment in which medical procedures (e.g., surgery) are performed via an interrogation and detection system which includes a controller and a plurality of antennas positioned along a patient support structure. The... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100109850 - Dual control system and method: A controller for a device transmitting commands across one or more communication channels. Each such channel may employ a separate medium, such as radio waves and infrared light. The controller may transmit two separate signals to a device, where one signal is sent via radio waves and the other by... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100109851 - Verification of movement of items: Apparatus and system for verifying a route taken during movement of an RFID tag, comprising a trusted platform module; sealed storage (80) comprising one or more stores (50, 52) for storing a public key (64), a private key (68) and a policy (62); and processors arranged to: receive data (60)... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100109849 - Multi-objects positioning system and power-control based multiple access control method: The present invention provides a multi-objects positioning system and power-control based multiple access control method. The multi-objects positioning system according to the present invention comprises a plurality of tag devices carried by multiple objects and one or more positioning devices for determining the positions of the objects, wherein each of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100109852 - Expiration management method and system: An expiration management method and system. The method includes transmitting by an RFID tag reader within an enclosure, a plurality of continuous timing signals. The enclosure comprises a container comprising a product and an RFID tag. The RFID tag comprises data indicating a first state for the RFID tag and... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20100109853 - Wireless sensor network with variable priority: A system for wirelessly monitoring a plurality of parameters is disclosed. A first remote transceiver is attached to at least one first sensor for monitoring one of the parameters and a second remote transceiver is attached to at least one second sensor for monitoring another of said parameters. The system... Agent: Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens

20100109854 - Call cord alert with bracket: A call cord comprising an electrical wire or cable having one end thereof located at a nurse's station or other remote location to which it is desired to send an alert signal and a second end terminating proximate a medical patient or other user and including a push-button type switch.... Agent: Pitts And Brittian P C

20100109855 - Sounder control circuit, sounder system and method for vehicle: A sounder control circuit is applicable to for a vehicle with a plurality of sounders, in which each sounder is used for generating a sound signal toward a different direction respectively. The sounder control circuit includes a switch module, a control module and a driving module. The switch module has... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100109856 - Information system: An information system is provided for displaying a residual range of a motor vehicle, and includes devices for determining the filling degree of a power storage device of the motor vehicle, a computing unit for determining the residual range, and a display unit for displaying the residual range, by way... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100109858 - Receiver for tire condition monitoring apparatus: A receiver 4 includes two reception antennas 11, which receive a modulated wave (transmission signal) from each of transmitters 3, a selection circuit 12, which alternately selects one of the two reception antennas 11 at a predetermined switching cycle to alternately obtain the modulated wave from the two reception antennas... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100109857 - Trailer tire pressure monitoring system: A system and method that, upon connection of a trailer to a tow vehicle, a trailer brake controller informs a tire pressure monitoring system to begin monitoring information at the TPMS and at the same time, activates the initiators, i.e., the electromagnets. Sensors respond to the electromagnetic field that is... Agent: Angela M. Brunetti, PLLC

20100109859 - Hazard flasher system for personal motor vehicles: A hazard flasher system for a personal motor vehicle is disclosed. The hazard flasher system comprises at least a first light-emitting diode (LED), a second LED, and a circuit board. The first LED is mounted on the personal motor vehicle such that light from the first LED is projected generally... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100109860 - Identifying redundant alarms by determining coefficients of correlation between alarm categories: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for identifying potentially redundant alarms based on a statistical correlation calculated between categories of alarms are provided. Each alarm in a compilation of alarm history data is assigned to an alarm category. A coefficient of correlation is computed between each distinct pair of alarm categories... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Hbh Attn: Patent Docketing

20100109861 - Methods and systems for providing departure notification from a travel assistance system: Methods and systems for providing a departure notification from a travel assistance system are disclosed. A source location, a destination location and a desired destination arrival time are received at a travel assistance system. At least one travel parameter operable to affect departure time from the source location to the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100109862 - System, device and method for communicating over power lines: A system, method and device for communicating over a power line are provided. In one embodiment, the device includes a controller, a first port in communication with the controller and configured to communicate over a power line via any of a plurality of frequency bands, and a second port in... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC

20100109863 - Voice-aided unattended surveillance sensor deployment system and associated methods: The surveillance system includes a remote monitoring station, at least one mobile radio (e.g. a handheld radio), and one or more deployable sensors each for unattended surveillance to transmit a detection signal in response to a detected activity. A deployable gateway surveillance node includes a controller and at least one... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist

20100109864 - System and method for in-building location determination: To enhance in-building location determination of an electronic device, described is a system and a method that uses a blip access point to transfer location assistance information to the electronic device. The location assistance information may contain a map of dummy beacons that serve as reference points (e.g., landmarks) from... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100109865 - System and method for locating an individual: A system for locating an individual includes a chip with a unique code, a monitor with the unique code, a monitoring station in communication with the monitor, a satellite communication station in communication with the monitoring station, and satellites in communication with the satellite communication station. The chip is implantable... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20100109866 - Hybrid communication terminal - alarm system: A hybrid communication terminal-alarm system is described, for individual use or for use in public facilities. A communication terminal, such as cellular telephone, personal digital assistant (PDA), fixed or mobile phone, etc, has one or more built-in alarm sensors. The sensors are capable of identifying various hazards and/or potentially dangerous... Agent: Marian Gavrila

20100109867 - Improvements relating to event detection: A method of event detection for detecting the occurrence of an event in a crowd is disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing video footage of the crowd, which video footage includes a series of image frames; calculating a series of values representative of the crowd dynamics, which series... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100109868 - Notifying a user of an available media object: Among other features, notification is presented on a mobile device to a user to advise the user of the availability of a media object that (a) has been received from a server and stored on the mobile device without the user having been aware of the receipt or storage, or... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100109869 - Alarm apparatus and method: An alarm system for protecting an environment from an unwanted events, such as an intrusion, the alarm system including: a detection sensor for detecting sound in the environment, wherein the detection sensors are adaptable to identify a unique audio signal if an unwanted event is detected; a sensor module adapted... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20100109870 - Multifunction portable electronic device and anti-theft method thereof: A portable electronic device includes a transmitting unit and a receiving unit separate from the transmitting unit. The receiving unit can communicate with the transmitting unit within a predetermined work distance, and generate an alarming signal when the transmitting unit is outside of the predetermined work distance.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100109873 - Antenna switching system and method: An improved RFID tag reader is provided. More specifically, an RFID tag reader is provided that includes a plurality of antenna panels arranged to form a sensing volume in which RFID tags are read. Additionally, the RFID tag reader includes a novel switching mechanism that activates the antenna panels in... Agent: General Electric Company (pcpi) C/o Fletcher Yoder

20100109872 - Radio frequency identification integrated circuit having an antenna incorporated within the package thereof: A radio frequency identification (RFID) integrated circuit (IC) with an antenna embedded within the package of the IC. Thus, the RFID IC is a standalone identifying device that may be easily attached to a PCB in any currently available attaching process. There is also provided a method of tagging a... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20100109871 - Rfid system and method for the same: A system for a radio frequency identification tag of a radio frequency identification system, comprises an antenna mounted on a respective unit of equipment and a power supply electrically coupled to the antenna. The antenna is configured to energize a radio frequency identification tag without contact for enhancing read range... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100109874 - Tag patch antenna and rfid tag using tag patch antenna: A tag patch antenna includes: a slit formed in the vicinity of an edge of an antenna pattern along a part of the edge; and a feeding point to which a tag LSI is connected and which is formed by cutting an intermediate portion of the part of the edge... Agent: Hanify & King Professional Corporation

20100109876 - Devices, systems and methods to control caloric intake: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed which relate to training a user in controlling and limiting total calorie consumption, and consequently body weight, by encouraging the user to perform specified consuming actions such as chewing slowly, adjusting a time interval between bites, detecting the early points of satiation, etc. The... Agent: Moazzam & Associates, LLC

20100109877 - Hand cleanliness: Among other things, an entry monitor has circuitry to detect when a person enters a monitored space and an indicator perceptible to other people in the space to indicate a cleanliness state of the hands of the person who has entered the space.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100109875 - Noninvasive motion and respiration monitoring system: A non-invasive motion and respiration monitor receives impulses from a subject's movement, heartbeat, and respiration. The raw signal is biased and digitized, and a signal processor applies a Fast Fourier Transform to the signal. The transformed signal is filtered to isolate the component representing heart rate from the component representing... Agent: Jackson Walker, L.L.P.

20100109878 - Child monitor system with content data storage: A child monitor system includes a child unit having a sensor to capture content, and a parent unit having a processor and a user interface communicatively coupled with the processor to reproduce the content captured by the sensor. The child unit and the parent unit are configured to communicate via... Agent: Lempia Braidwood LLC

20100109879 - Patient monitoring system and method: A unitary patient monitoring system (100) includes an alarm, such as a loudspeaker (203) and a weight sensitive switch (201). Each component is encapsulated in a cover member (101), which can be configured as a T-shape. The alarm is actuated when a user removes his weight from the weight sensitive... Agent: Philip H. Burrus, Iv

20100109880 - Posture sensing alert apparatus: A posture sensing alert apparatus is provided. The posture sensing alert apparatus comprises an attachment element, a detecting element, a processing element and an alert element. The attachment element is adapted to attach on a human body. The detecting element is disposed on the attachment element and is adapted to... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100109881 - Unobtrusive driver drowsiness detection system and method: A drowsiness detection system and method uses Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD) signal processing to detect whether a vehicle driver is drowsy. The system uses a decomposed component of the steering wheel signal to extract specific features representing the steering control degradation phases. The system classifies the measured features into alert... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20100109882 - Retractable assembly: A retractable assembly, including an assembly housing and a tubular holder for a sensor guided in the assembly housing via a stroke movement linearly between a first position and a second position, wherein the sensor ascertains a physical and/or chemical process variable in a process, wherein an on-site electronics is... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100109884 - System and method for food safety inspection: A system and a method for monitoring and inspecting food safety is disclosed. The system adopts insert and use concept that only requires an initial push on a button to begin its function. The system provides visual alert for different conditions if food products are in unsafe status. The system... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP

20100109883 - Temperature monitoring system for power transformers submerged in oil: Temperature monitoring system for power transformers submerged in oil applied preferentially in transformers submerged in oil and it presents several facilities in the sense of becoming temperature monitoring more reliable and safe, with highlight for the redundant measurement of temperature of the top of the oil; self-calibration of the temperature... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20100109885 - Method of detecting contamination in industrial process boiler systems: This invention provides a method for detecting contamination of a boiler condensate and/or a boiler feedwater in industrial fermentation processes. The method includes measuring an oxidation-reduction potential at one or more locations in the fermentation process with one or more devices capable of measuring oxidation-reduction potential at operating temperature and... Agent: Nalco Company

20100109886 - Retrofit apparatus and method for gas line moisture detection and removal: A method for retrofitting an existing natural gas line drainage point with a moisture detection capability includes inserting a conducting rod in a previously installed drainage pipe in the drainage point, where a lower extremity of the rod may be covered with an insulating material, exposing a section of the... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20100109887 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for automatically disabling appliances in response to a smoke detector: Systems, methods, and apparatus for automatically disabling an appliance. When a smoke detector/alarm is activated, a signal or message is sent to at least one safety device operatively coupled to at least one appliance. The appliance is disabled in response to receiving the signal or message. The systems, methods, and... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20100109888 - Device for detecting and signalling malfunctions in the use of electrical appliances: The present invention refers to a device for detecting and signalling malfunctions in use of electrical appliances comprising a cyclical or continuous central measuring and processing unit (15) connected to two input/output ports (19, 19′) for connecting between a source of electrical Power (20, 20′) and an electrical appliance (30,... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100109889 - Display blanking controller for portable electronic device: A portable electronic device comprises a battery, a display, a switch and a processor. The battery is for supplying operating power. The switch includes a magnetic element and a sensor configured for detecting the magnetic flux of the magnetic element. The sensor has a first predetermined value for turning on... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100109890 - System and method for recharging a mobile, submersible device: There is herein described a charging unit adapted for insertion into a mobile device to enable a charging of a rechargeable battery in the mobile device, the unit comprising: at least two electrical charging contacts for receiving a potential difference from a power source; a blocking device for blocking energy... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20100109891 - Power supply device: A power supply device for supplying power to a communication device includes a power source, a first fuse, a second fuse, a voltage converter, a photo coupler, and a central processing unit (CPU). The voltage converter is configured for receiving first power signals from the power source via the first... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100109892 - Intelligent patch panel sensor modules having infrared emitters and sensors for detecting patch cords: A communications patching system includes a patch panel having a plurality of connector ports on a side thereof, and a sensor module secured to the patch panel side. The sensor module includes a plurality of pairs of IR emitters and sensors, with each emitter/sensor pair located adjacent to a respective... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100109893 - Method and apparatus for on-line estimation and forecasting of species concentration during a reaction: A method and apparatus for on-line measurement and forecasting of a species concentration while a reaction is taking place, based on the measurement of the electrical conductivity of the reacting volume, and using such measurement to evaluate a first mathematical function relating such value to the concentration of the species... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP

20100109894 - Electronic device and method to prevent falling of the electronic device: An electronic device and method to prevent falling of the electronic device include setting one or more alarm means, detecting an acceleration and a moving direction of the electronic device using the three-axis accelerometer, and detecting that the electronic device is in a falling state if the acceleration is larger... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100109895 - Clip-worn device with don/doff sensor: Clip-worn apparatuses having sensor clips configured to detect whether electronic devices, such as communications headsets, are being worn (i.e., “donned” or “DON'd”) or are not being worn (i.e., “doffed” or “DOFF'd”) by a user. An exemplary clip-worn apparatus includes a DON/DOFF sensor clip having a clip with a first end... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.IPDepartment/legal

20100109896 - Power supply unit: A power supply unit for a fire detector, especially a smoke alarm, includes a power unit and battery terminals for connecting a predeterminable battery. The power unit has first connection means for connection to a power supply network and second connection means for connecting the fire detector. In order to... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen

20100109898 - Warning light device having at least two warning lamps: A warning light device having a first warning lamp exhibiting at least one first light unit with at least one first lighting element for visually indicating at least one operating state of a first technical unit and at least one second warning lamp exhibiting at least one second light unit... Agent: William D. Breneman, Esq. Breneman & Georges

20100109897 - Warning light for optically displaying at least one operating state: A proposal is made for a warning light for optically displaying at least one operating state, in particular a number of different operating states, of a technical device such as a machine, an installation, a vehicle or the like, having at least one luminous element for emitting a sequence of... Agent: William D. Breneman

20100109899 - Method and system for vital display systems: A method and system for a display system is provided. The system includes a screen surface that includes a plurality of luminous units, a controller communicatively coupled to the screen surface wherein the controller is configured to address at least one of the plurality of luminous units, and a luminous... Agent: Armstrong Teasdale LLP (12729 +2000) John S. Beulick

20100109900 - Warning light device having at least two warning lamps: A warning light device having a first warning lamp exhibiting at least one first light unit with at least one first lighting element for visually indicating at least one operating state of a first technical unit having a first electronic control device and having at least one indicating unit for... Agent: William D. Breneman, Esq. Breneman & Georges

20100109901 - Methods and systems to hold functions on a device after an identifier is determined: A user agent (UA) is provided. The UA includes a listener component configured to recognize at least one triggering event and, upon recognizing one of the triggering events, to enable a temporary suspension of at least one advertising function on the UA.... Agent: Research In Motion Corp./cr Attn: J. Robert Brown

20100109902 - Method and device for system control: The invention relates to a communication device (101; 102; 103) for controlling a system is provided, the communication device comprising a reflecting element (111; 112; 113) for composing a system control command, wherein the composed system control command is comprised of light reflected by the reflecting element (111; 112; 113).... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100109903 - Methods and apparatuses for rfid tag range determination: Apparatus and methods are described which are useful for determining a distance between an RFID tag and an RFID tag reader. In various embodiments, signals backscattered from a singulated tag over a range of frequencies are evaluated for in-phase I and in-quadrature Q signal components. The I-Q data is processed... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20100109904 - Secure remote control apparatus and method: A secure remote control apparatus having a motion is provided. The secure remote control apparatus includes a determining device and a signaling unit. The determining device produces a first signal in response to the motion. The signaling unit transmits a plurality of signals associated with the first signal, wherein each... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100109905 - Deep mwd resistivity measurements using em shielding: Structure for deep MWD resistivity measurements suitable for both geo-steering and measurements ahead of the drill bit is disclosed. Alternating current is transmitted through a loop and an induction signal is measured by a two-coil bucking receiving system placed at some distance from the transmitter. To further reduce a parasitic... Agent: Arnold & Knobloch, L.L.P.

20100109906 - Memory logging system for determining the condition of a sliding sleeve: A memory logging system for determining the status of a sliding sleeve valve disposed within the borehole. The sliding sleeve contains signal inducing devices. A logging tool is conveyed through the sliding sleeve and time intervals between sensor excursions induced by the sleeve's signal inducing devices are recorded and stored... Agent: (weatherford) Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP

20100109907 - System, device and method for communicating over power lines: A system, method and device for communicating over a power line are provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a first device configured to communicate via broadband communications having a bandwidth greater than one megahertz, and a second device having a first port and a second port. The second port... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC

20100109909 - Apparatus and method for informing of children-protection: There are disclosed an apparatus and a method for informing of children-protection that provides a position of a child and surrounding environment information to parents of the child. The apparatus for informing of children-protection includes: a communication unit that receives user information transmitted from a user terminal; an informing information... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100109908 - Safe driving evaluation system and safe driving evaluation program: Safe driving evaluation systems, methods, and programs acquire traffic signal information that indicates the display status of a traffic signal present ahead in the traveling direction of a vehicle, determine the vehicle is within a prescribed stop supplement zone set up in front of the traffic signal installation point, and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100109910 - Portable information/warning system: A Portable Information/Warning System includes a trailer, a battery-powered electronic changeable message board, an emergency light bar and a solar panel coupled to the electronic changeable message board over the emergency light bar. The emergency light bar comprises multiple alternately-flashing color lights. Alternate embodiments include the trailer being couplable to... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20100109911 - Vehicle location based particulate matter filter regeneration: A regeneration control system for a vehicle comprises a regeneration control module and a disabling module. The regeneration control module selectively initiates a regeneration of a particulate matter filter of the vehicle. The disabling module selectively disables the regeneration control module based on a location of the vehicle provided by... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100109912 - Aircraft security: An aircraft has a passenger cabin security alert system for alerting authorised personnel (flight crew) in the flight deck to a problem in the passenger cabin. The system employs portable wireless transmitter units suitable to be carried or worn on the person of authorised personnel (cabin crew) in the passenger... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.,

20100109913 - Foreign object detection system and method: A system for detection of foreign objects on airport travel surfaces including a plurality of foreign object detector modules mounted on a corresponding plurality of existing aircraft travel surface lighting supports, the plurality of foreign object detector modules providing a corresponding plurality of detection outputs and a high speed detection... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100109914 - Communication method for locating a parked vehicle: A method of locating a parked vehicle that is equipped with a RKE system including a vehicle-installed RF communication module and a driver-borne wireless RF nomadic device such as a key fob involves installing a RFID tag in the nomadic device and a RFID interrogator in the vehicle. The driver... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402

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