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Communications: electrical August inventions list 08/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100214055 - Electric vehicle inverter apparatus and protection method therefor: In an electric vehicle inverter apparatus 100, a vehicle control controller 15 detects a switch open signal output from a collision detector 16 when the collision detector 16 is caused by a collision between electric vehicles to operate. Then, an inverter main circuit connection switch 10 of a high-voltage battery... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20100214056 - Equipment maintenance and monitoring systems and methods for use in shipping terminals: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for a shipping yard and/or a container yard that is configured to communicate with at least one status reporting device to create at least one status report for a container handling device and/or the status reporting device. The status report may be processed to create... Agent: Gregory Smith & Associates
20100214057 - Biometric device, system, and method for individual access control: A biometric device, and a corresponding system and a method, is used to control human access to an arbitrary area. The device includes a biometric capture system that reads specified biometric information from an individual and that compares the biometric information to previously stored biometric information to determine a match... Agent: Andrews Kurth LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100214058 - Security access method and system: A method includes transmitting a request for authorization to enter a physical space over a payment processing network that processes financial transactions. The financial transactions are transmitted between an acquirer institution and an issuing institution via the payment processing network. A response is received, granting or denying authorization to enter... Agent: Visa Usa C/o Duane Morris LLP Attn: James Sze, Esq.
20100214061 - All weather housing assembly for electronic components: An all weather housing assembly for protection of electrical components includes a first housing having an open end and defining a first compartment for receipt therein of electronic components; a cover attached to the first housing for enclosing the first compartment, the cover further including a mounting structure for receiving... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20100214059 - Event-driven mobile hazmat monitoring: A HAZMAT monitoring system detects a plurality of different hazardous materials and includes first and second pluralities of RSIs. Each RSI of the first plurality forms a node in a first wireless sensor network and is associated with a mobile container and with at least one sensor that is configured... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20100214060 - Wireless data communications network system for tracking containers: A system for visually capturing and monitoring the contents and events surrounding a cargo container is provided. The system includes a camera such as a digital camera or still camera.... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20100214062 - Verification apparatus and authentication apparatus: A verification apparatus includes a storage unit storing a plurality of pieces of verification biometric information on a per group basis with personal identification information unmapped to the verification biometric information and a verification unit performing a 1:N verification operation on the verification biometric information of a verification target person... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100214067 - Apparatus and method for locating rfid tag: Provided are a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag and apparatus and method for locating a RFID tag without comparing arrival times of blink signals transmitted from the RFID tag in order to quickly trace a location of the RFID tag. The RFID tag includes a tag ID generator configured to... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100214066 - Chip and transmitter for wireless communication system: A chip for a wireless communication system includes a package, a die area formed inside the package for arranging an operating circuit, a pad formed in the die area for outputting a signal, a first pin formed on the package for outputting the signal, a first conductive wire electrically connected... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100214068 - Location detection: Methods and systems for location detection are disclosed. One method includes a plurality of base stations of a location system obtaining information about at least one tag associated with the location system. One of the plurality of base stations is designated as a master base station for each tag. Each... Agent: Law Office Of Brian Short
20100214069 - Method and system for state encoding: A system comprising at least one piece of equipment; a plurality of sensors adapted to measure one or more operating parameters of the equipment; and a signature generator adapted to encode a plurality of data streams from the sensors into an operating signature for the equipment.... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100214063 - Rfid receiver front end with phase cancellation and methods for use therewith: An radio frequency identification (RFID) receiver front end includes an antenna module coupled to generate a plurality of millimeter wave RFID signals from a remote RFID device. A plurality of a phase adjusters generate a plurality of phase adjusted signals from the plurality of millimeter wave RFID signals, based on... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20100214071 - Rfid tag communicating apparatus and rfid tag communication system: An RFID tag communicating apparatus transmitting a transmission signal to a predetermined RFID tag and receiving a return signal returned from the RFID tag with a plurality of antennas to communicate information with the RFID tag, includes a received signal processing portion that separates return signals from a plurality of... Agent: Day Pitney LLP
20100214065 - Rfid tags with cdma communication capabilities: An apparatus for use in an RFID data collection system includes an antenna portion for wirelessly exchanging signals and a memory portion for storing RFID data. A signal processing portion is coupled among the antenna portion and the memory portion. The signal processing portion is configured to receive RFID data... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100214070 - System and method for tracking items: Disclosed is an on demand system and method for reusable asset tracking system using RFID tags. The system enables both individuals and companies to track their tagged assets in a customized manner. The asset owners may choose to track only a portion of their assets for a certain time period... Agent: Steven L. Schmid
20100214064 - Transient routing slips and inter-office envelopes: An inter-office communication management system can include an inter-office communication item such as an inter-office mail envelope or routing slip. The inter-office communication item can be a transient document. An inter-office communication identifier placement module can affix an inter-office communication identifier to the first inter-office communication label. The inter-office communication... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom/parc
20100214072 - Rfid middleware system and method of supporting real-time balancing of loads of reader connections: Disclosed is radio frequency identification (RFID) middleware system and method of detecting the load of reader connections occurs during the middleware is running and balancing the load in real-time so as to minimize a decrease of the performance of the RFID middleware system. The RFID middleware system comprises: a client;... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100214073 - Tag communication device and tag communication method: To improve communication between tags by causing a mobile object having a RFID tag attached to transmit an interrogating wave only when moving in a communication range to reduce power consumption and prevent occurrence of tag confusion. By acquiring two Doppler signals from 2-frequency transmission waves (CW) with different frequencies... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100214074 - Lprf device wake up using wireless tag: A wireless transceiver includes: (a) a low power radio frequency (LPRF) communications component capable of powering down to conserve energy and capable of powering up in response to an electronic signal, the LPRF communications component including a transmitter and a first receiver; and (b) a second receiver that is configured... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20100214079 - Method for switching an rfid tag from deep sleep to active mode: A method by which an active tag can be switched from a deep sleep mode to an operating mode is based on a detector embedded on an active tag providing a wake up pulse to a state-machine of the tag in response to external energy pulse that will open an... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100214075 - Apparatus and method for failure management of rfid middleware management system: The apparatus for failure management of a RFID middleware management system includes a plurality of readers each for sensing and reading in a tag data, a plurality of RFID middlewares each for processing the tag data from the readers through processing steps of collection, classification, and transferring a result of... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100214076 - Apparatus for communicating with rfid tag: This disclosure discloses an apparatus for communicating with an RFID tag comprising: an apparatus antenna configured to conduct radio communication with at least one RFID tag circuit element having an IC circuit part storing information and a tag antenna capable of transmission and reception of the information; a parameter obtainment... Agent: Day Pitney LLP
20100214077 - Reusable locking body, of bolt-type seal lock, having open-ended passageway and u-shaped bolt: The system described here is an improvement on ways to provide security and supply chain tracking for shipping containers. The system has a bolt-type seal lock module mounted on the container that has data storage capability and the capability to sense when the bolt is cut or certain environmental changes... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20100214078 - System and method for varying response amplitude of radio transponders: A system and method are provided for modifying the effective reading range of an radio frequency identification tag. The tag, a chip-based tag, includes an antenna and a chip in communication with the antenna. The chip includes circuitry including field effect transistors that can modify the effective reading range of... Agent: George A. Willinghan, Iii August Law, LLC
20100214080 - Radio frequency identification hardtag encode and feed system: A system and method for programming a hard tag, the hard tag including a programmable RFID element, the system comprising a platform defining at least one hard tag locating area; a feeder for feeding the hard tag into one of the at least one hard tag locating areas; an antenna... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
20100214081 - Unidirectional active electronic tag and method for setting parameters thereof: A unidirectional active electronic tag (10) and a method for setting parameters thereof are provided. The electronic tag (10) includes a first memory (22) configured for storing a tag identification code of the electronic tag, a CPU (24) configured for processing instructions and information received by the electronic tag, a... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services
20100214082 - Transmission of power and data with frequency modulation: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a circuit coupled to a line, where the circuit may power a device, and where the power is transmitted to the device over the line as a pulse-width modulated signal. The circuit may set a duty cycle of the pulse-width modulated signal in order... Agent: Indianapolis Office 27879 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100214083 - Security and driver identification system: Components of Lantran include, but are not limited to (1) Lantran 1 communications terminal, (2) biometric cell phone 2, (3) Lanlaw 21, (4) fingerprint reader 10, (5) text screen 5, (7) keyboard 6, (8) speaker 27, (9) Lanlaw 21 transceiver (law authority mobile communications terminal) and (10) Lanpid secured bracelet... Agent: James H. Mcnay
20100214084 - Vehicle immobilizer: A vehicle immobilization apparatus may be temporarily secured to a vehicle and may be subsequently activated to disable the vehicle. Upon activation, the apparatus generates an electromagnetic signal to disrupt the vehicle's electronic devices, particularly the engine management control system. The apparatus is mechanically secured to the vehicle by magnets,... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100214085 - Cooperative sensor-sharing vehicle traffic safety system: A method and system for using vehicle-to-vehicle cooperative communications for traffic collision avoidance. One vehicle detects a “situation”, such as a pedestrian within the crosswalk, where an “offending object” is in or near a roadway feature, which could result in a collision. The detecting vehicle informs a second vehicle via... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20100214086 - Vehicle-in-blind-spot detecting apparatus and method thereof: Provided is a vehicle-in-blind-spot detecting apparatus which can detect a vehicle positioned in a blind spot by simply mounting the apparatus on an operator's vehicle. The vehicle-in-blind-spot includes: a presenting unit which presents information; at least one microphone which detects a sound a vehicle sound extracting unit which extracts a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100214087 - Anti-drowsing device and anti-drowsing method: An anti-drowsing device includes: an ECU that outputs a warning via a buzzer when a collision possibility between a preceding object and the vehicle is detected; a warning control ECU that establishes an early-warning mode in which a warning is output earlier from that used in a normal mode; and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100214088 - Tire position identification system and method: A tire position identification system and method include a transmitter that is configured to send an initiation signal. A receiver is configured to receive the initiation signal and attenuate the initiation signal until the initiation signal is within a first predetermined range of a reference signal. A controller identifies the... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20100214089 - Vehicle statistical measurement game: A vehicle communication system is operable to calculate and compare vehicle statistics based on information received from a vehicle sensor. This statistic information can be used by the vehicle communication system to execute a plurality of statistic based games. Additionally, relevant statistic information may be transmitted to a remote network... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100214090 - System and method for providing managed remote monitoring services: An approach is provided for a managed heterogeneous sensor service. A plurality of signals are received over a communication network from, respectively, a plurality of heterogeneous sensors. A plurality of instant communication sessions are established over the communication network corresponding to each of the sensors. Presence of each of the... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100214092 - Container tracking: A container tracking system comprising a mobile unit configured to be coupled to a container to be tracked and to communicate with a remote control unit through of a communication system. The mobile unit comprising a positioning module, an alarm module adapted to detect alarm conditions related to said container,... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20100214091 - Verfahren zum betreiben eines feldgerates, sowie kommunikationseinheit und feldgerat: A method for operating a field device of an industrial process, and/or automation, technology, wherein at least one communication unit is connected with the field device for sending and/or for receiving a signal. An electrical power loss of the communication unit and/or a need of the communication unit for electrical... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100214093 - Wireless messaging system for parents and children: m
20100214094 - Wireless sensor system: A wireless sensor system for detecting electrical power lines in proximity to equipment includes a base station mounted in proximity to an operator of the equipment and a wireless sensor. The wireless sensor detects the presence of power lines by sensing an electrical field generated by the power lines and... Agent: Steven L. Nichols Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & Mccarthy
20100214095 - Locator system with audible location indicator: A system for locating a misplaced article comprising a transmitter capable of generating and transmitting a first signal, a receiver/transmitter capable of receiving the first signal and transmitting a second signal, and a location indicator capable only of receiving the second signal and generating a response thereto. The response is... Agent: Sand & Sebolt
20100214096 - Vehicle power adapter with locator system: A vehicle power adapter with locator system which integrates RF transmitter with power adapter and uses power adapter to provide power to the locator system includes a power adapter transmitter and an external receiver. By integrating RF transmitter with vehicle power adapter (VPA), power can be drawn from vehicle power... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts
20100214098 - Electronic time data system: Data in the form of discrete learnable objects, is automatically retrieved at time intervals and fed to a user by an electronic time data device based on options such as subject, alert and time interval of 60 minutes or less. Preceding or with the feeding of a data object, an... Agent: Matthews Edwards LLC
20100214097 - Instrument cluster mask with tell tails: An instrument cluster includes a cluster mask having a tell tail formed therein, wherein the tell tail includes an indicia window representing an alert to a user of the instrument cluster; and a light source for emitting light through the indicia window of the tell tail.... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20100214099 - Passive microwave fire and intrusion detection system: A passive microwave receiver array, operating in the one meter to sub-millimeter wavelengths range and including an internationally protected range of frequencies of varying bandwidth, may be used for fire and intrusion detection. One or more receiver array can be used to provide a plurality of frequency ranges that can... Agent: PCt Law Group, PLLC
20100214100 - Proximity locator system: A Proximity Locator System for individuals includes a credit card size card which is carried in an individual's wallet. The card is provided with a wireless communication device which is used in conjunction with a locating device to locate an individual. This may be utilized to locate individuals lost at... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100214102 - Asset protection system: An asset protection system maintains a radio frequency field or signal in a monitored area. Assets have tags attached to them and are placed in the monitored area. The tags have a mechanism to attach them to the objects and have electronic components on board including a microprocessor, motion detector,... Agent: Robert R. Waters, Esq. Waters Law Office, PLLC
20100214101 - Rfid tag: An RFID tag has an IC chip and an antenna connected to the IC chip, the RFID tag including: a spacer that has elasticity; a first locking section that is formed around the IC chip; a second locking section that is arranged in a position apart from the first locking... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100214103 - Detecting abnormal time intervals: A system for determining if a time period after a sensing node has sensed an event exceeds a threshold value, including establishing means for establishing a plurality of reference threshold values, wherein each reference threshold value is associated with a set of reference inter-event time intervals or metrics statistically derived... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100214104 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP
20100214105 - Method of detecting drowsiness of a vehicle operator: A method of rectifying drowsiness of a vehicle driver includes capturing a sequence of images of the driver. It is determined, based in the images, whether a head of the driver is tilting away from a vertical orientation in a substantially lateral direction toward a shoulder of the driver. The... Agent: Panasonic Automotive System Company Of America
20100214106 - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for monitoring a volume of fluid in a flexible fluid bag: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for monitoring a volume of fluid in a flexible fluid bag. A flexible fluid bag according to the invention may include a first and second side wall opposing each other, an outlet through which fluid contained in the fluid bag is... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100214107 - Device charging: A system may include a battery powered device and a cable used to charge the battery powered device. The cable may include a first connector to connect to the battery powered device and a second connector to connect to a power source. The cable may also includes a flexible portion... Agent: Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP
20100214108 - Systems and methods for intelligent charging and intelligent conditioning of a high voltage battery: The technology described herein provides a stand-alone intelligent battery charger and intelligent conditioner for use with a high-voltage battery, such as those used in hybrid automotive vehicles. Additionally, in various exemplary embodiments, this technology provides a system and method for validating the capacity of a high voltage battery. Other comparable... Agent: Chrysler Group LLC Cims 483-02-19
20100214109 - Current protection apparatus and method: A current protection apparatus (200) and current protection method (1000) that may include programmable current protection characteristics has been disclosed. A current protection apparatus (200) may include a power distribution unit (230) with power distribution outlets (PDO-1 to PDO-8), each having a corresponding circuit breaker unit (CB1 to CB8). Each... Agent: Darryl G. Walker
20100214110 - Occlusion detection system: A method of monitoring pressure inside a fluid line and a system for implementing the method. The method is applicable to syringe pump systems. The method includes the steps of measuring a force value caused by a pressure inside the fluid line; collecting the measured force values during at least... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth
20100214112 - Control device and method: A control device has a first sensor set with a first detection region, a second sensor set with a second detection region, and a control unit for controlling a predetermined operation based on a detection result by the first sensor and a detection result by the second sensor.... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100214111 - Mobile virtual and augmented reality system: A user can create “virtual graffiti” that will be left for a particular device to view as part of an augmented reality scene. The virtual graffiti will be assigned to a particular physical location or a part of an object that can be mobile. The virtual graffiti is then uploaded... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20100214113 - Active light-emitting alert device: Provided is an active light-emitting alert device including a first light alarm, a second light alarm, a control unit, a power supply, and at least one connection component. Both first and second light alarms have at least one surface provided with a light-emitting alert block including a plurality of light-emitting... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100214114 - Bus system and associated transmission protocol: Bus system (10) used in actuating systems for moving gates, roller shutters or the like, in which the transmission of signals between a control unit (C, 18) and peripheral components (17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24; Q) is performed using a transmission protocol.... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20100214115 - Visual identification tag deactivation: A device for deactivating an RFID portion on an identification tag and indicating that the RFID portion is deactivated. The present invention addresses current privacy concerns regarding potential use of RFID technology after the point of sale. The device for deactivating the RFID portion of an identification tag provides visual... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100214116 - Rfid location method and system thereof: A RFID location method and a system thereof are configured for determining a coordinate position of a RFID tag (10). The RFID location method comprises: providing at least three relay routers (20A˜20C) to correspond to the RFID tag (S10); receiving an identification information and generating relay identification information having RSSI... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services
20100214117 - System and method for predicting future meetings of wireless users: Methods and system for predicting a future location of users of wireless communications terminals. Location information indicating respective locations of multiple wireless communication terminals may be received and processed so as to predict a future meeting among respective users of the wireless communication terminals. An action may be taken with... Agent: Lawrence A. Aaronson, P.C. Lawrence A. Aaronson
20100214118 - System and method for tracking a person: A system and method for tracking a person using a deduced reckoning device is disclosed. The method includes the operation of selecting an initial location of the person. The person's movement along a path is then monitored using directional sensors, including a digital magnetic compass, at least one accelerometer, at... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20100214119 - Method and device for assigning addresses in a system having a plurality of generator units positioned in parallel: The present invention relates to a method and a device for assigning addresses in a system having a plurality of generator units connected in parallel. After receiving a start signal, the first generator unit assigns itself an individual address and outputs an identification signal at its control-signal output. Each of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100214120 - Well test system: The well test system has a net oil computer NOC that captures and stores information from disparate well instrumentation devices, measures produced oil, water, and gas quantities based on the information and controls well processes based on the quantity measurements. The NOC includes operational software that collects instrumentation data from... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20100214121 - Synchronized telemetry from a rotating element: A top drive assembly may comprise a drive motor that provides rotational torque to a drill string for driving the drill string into the earth. A sensor and a transmitter may be located on a section of the drill string or on a device that can be incorporated into a... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100214122 - System and method for operating a system (amended: In a and method for operating a system, including a drive that is connectable to a supply-voltage source, especially an AC-voltage source, with the aid of an apparatus, in particular a control unit, via electric lines installed in the system, information is transmittable between the control unit and the drive,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100214123 - Wireless broadband communications network for a utility: A communications network (12) for use by a utility (10) for communication, command, and control of the utility's distribution area for gas, water and electrical services including the utility's distribution system, security, workforce, and asset management. The network includes apparatus for obtaining information and data concerning usage of the electricity,... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.c.
20100214124 - New heat flow measuring system: The invention provides a new system for measuring the heat flow rate between a first and a second medium, the system includes at least two sensor units with signal outputs disposed in a spaced-apart relationship, each of said units including a transducer with apertures allowing fluid to pass through; the... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky
20100214125 - Vehicle-mounted device and audio reproduction method: Upon reception of content information (step S1), a control unit decides a different notification sound in accordance with an identifier attached to the received content information (step S4). The control unit causes a reproduction unit (5) to reproduce the decided notification sound. Thus, the user can guess the content of... Agent: Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office, P.C.
20100214126 - Traffic management device and system: A smart traffic control device transmits information to approaching vehicles regarding its current and future state enabling vehicles to control their speed to avoid arriving at the traffic control device until it permits the passage of traffic, thus avoiding stopping, idling and reaccelerating when reaching the traffic control device. In... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20100214127 - Pedestrian activated stop sign: An embodiment of the present invention is an illuminated stop sign for allowing pedestrians to control traffic. The system comprises a fixed support assembly; a pedestrian activated mechanism; a timer set for a predetermined period of time when the pedestrian activated mechanism is activated; and an octagonal display nonremovably mounted... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
20100214128 - Automatic controlled pre alloted parking system: Parking system is useful to manage the multistory parking lot and the system is able to display a current parking situation of the parking lot and efficiently guide drivers to select the parking space from the available parking space in parking lot at the time of entrance. Peoples chose their... Agent: H K Acharya & Company, Inc.
20100214129 - Device for the lighting and/or demarcation of pedestrian crossings: A device is for lighting and/or demarcation of pedestrian crossings. Normally pedestrian crossings are in many cases difficult to identify by users, because they are insufficiently lit or demarcated. Posts or columns are provided with lighting means formed by lighting advertising lamps which light and/or demarcate pedestrian crossings perfectly. The... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100214130 - Adaptive instrument and operator control recognition: A system and method of acquiring information from an image of an instrument panel of a vehicle in real time wherein at least one imaging device with advanced light metering capabilities is placed aboard a vehicle, a computer processor means is provided to control the imaging device and the advanced... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Brown, LLC
20100214131 - Apparatus and method pertaining to light-based power distribution in a vehicle: A vehicle (400) such as an aircraft is provided (101) with a source of light (401) that provides both a power wavelength component (404) as well as a safety-pilot wavelength component (102, 415). An optical conduit (405) is then used (104) to couple this source of light to a light-to-electricity... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20100214132 - System and apparatus for preventing theft from vehicles: An application for a theft prevention system includes a self-contained alarm that secures to a structure of a boat or other vehicle, especially a pleasure craft. The self contained alarm includes a motion detector and a signaling device which is either audible or visual. The signaling device lights and/or sounds... Agent: Larson And Larson
20100214133 - System and method for providing games based on locations on an identified commuting route: There is disclosed a system and method for providing location-based entertainment. In one embodiment, a device capable of providing location-based entertainment comprises a navigational interface module configured to receive navigational data, an entertainment selection module configured to utilize the navigational data to generate location-based entertainment content for a user, and... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP
20100214134 - Vehicle arrival alerting method and system thereof: Disclosed are a method and a system for alerting a user of a vehicle's arrival at a user location. A wireless signal is transmitted to the user location from a transmitter station located on the vehicle. The wireless signal is transmitted when the vehicle is within a predefined distance range... Agent: Jay M. Schloff08/19/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100207720 - Safety device for multichannel controlling of a safety-related unit: The invention relates to a safety device, comprising a first, microprocessor-controlled control unit and a second control unit, for multichannel controlling of a safety-related unit. The first microprocessor-controlled control unit has a signal generation unit for generating a first monitoring signal that indicates the current operating state of the first... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC
20100207719 - Computer implemented method to display technical data for monitoring an industrial installation: A computer implemented method to display an industrial installation, which display may also display information about an event or an alarm in the installation. The method includes displaying an image which appears to the viewer to be a three dimensional holographic image including a view of the industrial installation. The... Agent: Venable LLP
20100207721 - Systems and methods for identifying unauthorized users of an electronic device: This is generally directed to identifying unauthorized users of an electronic device. In some embodiments, an unauthorized user of the electronic device can be detected by identifying particular activities that may indicate suspicious behavior. In some embodiments, an unauthorized user can be detected by comparing the identity of the current... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100207722 - Wireless passive keyless entry system with touch sensor: A passive keyless entry system is provided comprising a wireless touch sensor, a one way RF transmitter capable of transmitting an identification and proximity signal, a system, a sensor antenna connected to the system that receives a touch sensor signal from the wireless touch sensor, and a RF transmitter antenna... Agent: Kc Bean
20100207723 - Electrically locking device and electric lock system and unlocking method thereof: An electric lock system includes an electrically locking device including a memory unit, a first communication unit, an electric lock and a first processing unit, and a wireless communication device including a second communication unit, a second processing unit, and a second input unit. The memory unit stores an unlock... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100207724 - Garage appliance control system, and building: A garage appliance control system includes: at least one appliance installed in a garage that is provided as a portion of a building or a garage that is provided adjacent to the building; a first light emission portion which is provided in a vehicle that is parked in the garage,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100207725 - Transceiver and electronic key including transceiver: A transceiver is disclosed. The transceiver includes: a circuit board; a receiving antenna mounted to the circuit board; and a transmitting antenna mounted to the receiving antenna. The receiving antenna includes: a supporter; a coil antenna having a coil wound around the supporter; a first terminal arranged on the supporter... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100207726 - Electronic entity capable of communicating with a reader and method used within such an electronic entity: An electronic entity includes a processing circuit (210) capable of receiving a request from a reader and a position sensor (230) capable of measuring an orientation of the electronic entity and of delivering to the processing circuit (210) an item of information indicative of the measured orientation. The processing circuit... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100207727 - Information processing apparatus, method, and program: An information processing apparatus includes: a biometric information acquirer configured to acquire a user's biometric information; an instructions receiver configured to receive instructions from the user; and an associating unit configured to associate the biometric information with information obtained on the basis of the instructions.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100207730 - Behavioural method and device for preventing the use of a contactless portable device without the bearer's authorization: The invention relates to a method and a device for preventing the establishment of a radiofrequency communication between a contactless portable object and another contactless object. If the bearer of the contactless portable object does not modify the state of at least one on-board sensor of the contactless portable object... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100207728 - Energy management: An energy management system includes a module for an energy consuming device. The module has a module main controller including a computer processor in communication with a module computer readable storage medium containing computer executable code. When the computer executable code is executed by the computer processor, it performs a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100207734 - Information interactive kit and information interactive system using the same: An information interactive kit adapted to an information interactive device is provided. The information interactive device is for generating an interactive event to express the content of at least one predetermined information accordingly. The information interactive kit includes a storing unit and a communicating interface. The storing unit is for... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100207731 - Method and reader to conduct a label query in a radio frequency identification system: A method for conducting a passive label query in a radio frequency identification system, wherein a query process conducted by a reader for a group of passive labels comprises a first query and a subsequent query. The link frequency used by a reverse link from the passive label to the... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100207729 - Method and system for testing rfid tags: The present invention provides a method and a system for testing RFID tags, which utilizes a way of adjusting the distance between the RFID tags and interrogator or adjusting the power of the interrogator accompanied with a shielding procedure for testing and classifying the RFID tags. By means of the... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100207733 - Method for classifying a transponder and/or signals from a transponder and reader: The invention discloses a method for classifying a transponder (1) and/or signals originating from a transponder (1) and a reader (20) for the inventive method. According to the invention, a reader (20) receives a signal (27, 28) from the transponder (1) and determines the the velocity (v), with which the... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing
20100207735 - Rfid communication device: An RFID device, and more particularly to a RFID device which can be used in both a tag mode and a reader mode. There is provided an RF antenna transmitting and receiving wireless signals; a tuning circuit as a frequency filtering circuit connected to the RF antenna; a memory storing... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20100207732 - Robust location distinction using temporal link signatures: The ability of a receiver to determine when a transmitter has changed location is important for energy conservation in wireless sensor networks, for physical security of radio tagged objects, and for wireless network security in detection of replication attacks. In embodiments of the present invention, a measured temporal link signature... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP
20100207736 - Mobile rfid reader and rfid communication method using shared system clock: The present invention relates to a mobile radio frequency identification (RFID) reader and a RFID communication method using a shared system clock. According to the present invention, clock for synchronizing the mobile RFID readers can be shared without changing hardware of a conventional RHD device. Also, since the shared clock... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100207737 - Tdma control method used by rfid reader via mobile phone base station and mobile rfid reader: A time division multiple access (TDMA) control method used by a mobile radio frequency identifier (RFID) reader through a mobile phone base station and a mobile RFID reader are provided. Each mobile RFID reader occupies a frequency channel during a time slot allocated through a mobile communication base station, thereby... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100207738 - Steerable phase array antenna rfid tag locater and tracking system and methods: A system for and method of tracking and locating RFID tags, including where at least one steerable phase array antenna may locate the tags associated with items in three dimensions in real time, through the use of a beam steering unit and controller therewith to control the direction of a... Agent: Babcock Ip, PLLC
20100207740 - Long range radio frequency identification system: A method, apparatus and system for radio frequency identification provides an on-off keyed amplitude-modulated illumination signal containing a sequence of bits configured to illuminate a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, The illumination signal is received at the RFID tag, rectified to generate a wake signal for waking a processor which... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100207739 - Methods and apparatuses to identify devices: Embodiments of the present invention include systems with Readers and Tags in which a Reader queries the Tags with a parameter that includes a level of probability of reply according to which the Tags individually and randomly decide whether or not to reply. In one embodiment, the Tags can switch... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100207741 - Method, apparatus and system for use in connection with the inspection of liquid merchandise: A method for facilitating the inspection of liquid merchandise is provided. A machine readable tag is generated and is associated with liquid merchandise purchased at a duty free point of sale or other secure sales or distribution location, the machine readable tag conveying identification information related to the liquid merchandise.... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100207742 - Wireless communication device for providing at least one near field communication service: A wireless communication device (102), for providing at least one Near Field Communication service to a user, comprises a Near Field Communication unit (218) for storing at least one application element (302-312) for use in providing at least one Near Field Communication service, and a user interface element (224) for... Agent: Motorola Inc
20100207743 - Control of devices by way of power wiring: A system for controlling one or more devices through a power line comprises one or more control signal generators for generating control signal(s). Each control signal has a frequency within a predetermined frequency band and is injected onto the power line. A filter coupled between the power line and each... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station
20100207744 - System and method for power and data delivery on a machine: A machine that includes an electronically controlled engine provides power and communications to attached electrical devices arrayed throughout the machine via a two wire power and data bus. Sensor, driven and communication electrical devices are all connected to the direct current two wire and power data bus by a smart... Agent: Caterpillar C/o Liell, Mcneil & Harper Intellectual Property Department
20100207745 - Human interaction systems using kinesthetic feedback and operating method thereof: Disclosed herein are human interaction systems using kinesthetic feedback and an operating method thereof. Each of the human interaction systems includes a driver driving the human interaction system according to handling of a user and generating kinesthetic feedback; a sensor measuring force, physical quantity and path applied by the driver;... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100207746 - Drive system of vibration mouse: The present invention relates to an apparatus for driving a vibration mouse, which is capable of accurately controlling vibration magnitude, vibration time, etc., in such a way as to match a sound effect when driving the vibration mouse and also making the wiring simplified. According to the present invention, a... Agent: Ipla P.A.
20100207748 - Method for displaying information: In a method for displaying information relating to the assignments of functions to a group of freely assignable operating keys in a motor vehicle, a first display step outputs for each operating key of the group a brief description of the respective function assignment, and a second display step outputs... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100207747 - Sound production controller: A sound production controller can include a horn device that performs a vibrating operation at a predetermined resonance frequency in response to a predetermined operation to produce a warning sound, an input section which receives a sound production command signal outputted in response to execution of a function that requires... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100207749 - Alarm device of a bicycle: An alarm device of a bicycle includes an alarm unit provided on an elbow protector. The alarm unit is able to show a signal which indicates that the bicycle is in a turning status or in a braking status such that a rear driver could know the moving status of... Agent: Hdls Ipr Services
20100207750 - Information generating device, control device provided with the same, information providing system for mobile body, module for driver's seat, and mobile body: A DPF controller (21) easily generates a display identifier and a speech identifier for providing an image and a speech required for driving a mobile body such as an automobile, etc. from state information representing the state of each part of the mobile body. In order to generate a layout... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100207751 - System and method for viewing and correcting data in a street mapping database: A system and method for detecting use of a wireless device is disclosed. In one embodiment, a system and method for using street map data broadcasts a warning to a driver, wherein the warning is triggered when a vehicle operating parameter does not comply with a limitation for a current... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100207752 - Tire pressure sensor location identification: A sensor location identification system may include a plurality of front and rear sensors, a transmitter, and a receiver module. The plurality of front sensors may be connected to a plurality of front tires and may generate first wireless signals indicative of a rotational direction of a corresponding one of... Agent: Chrysler Group LLC Cims 483-02-19
20100207753 - Vehicular system and handset of vehicular system: An in-vehicle apparatus allows the user to check and adjust tire pressure whenever he/she thinks of doing it, by transmitting, from a portable unit that is carried by the user, a start request signal through UHF band electric wave to forcefully operate sensor units for detecting the tire pressure in... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100207754 - Vehicular rfid and sensor assemblies: RFID and sensor assemblies for vehicles in which an interrogator transmits RF signals and receives responsive RF signals from the RFID assemblies. Each RFID assembly includes a sensor and an RFID switch which receives an RF signal from the interrogator and upon receipt of a signal containing its identification, enables... Agent: Brian Roffe, Esq
20100207755 - Multi-functional vehicle fuel display: A multi-functional, composite fuel display for displaying both fuel level information and fuel economy information is provided. The fuel level is displayed using a plurality of bar segments, each corresponding to a single unit of fuel. Once a single unit of fuel is consumed, the corresponding bar segment changes size... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100207756 - Child seat check fixture: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a check fixture for measuring the accessibility of a lower car seat anchor to a user installing a car seat, and methods thereof. One embodiment of a check fixture comprises a body having a rear end and a front end, the body defining a longitudinal... Agent: Young Basile
20100207757 - System and method for adjusting the resolution of an information display for a vehicle: A system and method for adjusting the resolution setting of an operating condition of a vehicle displayed using an information display system. The information display system comprising an information display that includes at least one gauge configured to display information indicative of a vehicle operating parameter. A controller may receive... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100207758 - Communications assembly adapted for use with a helmet: A communications assembly is adapted for use with a helmet worn by a person riding a vehicle with a light indication system. The communication assembly includes a control circuit fixedly secured to the helmet. An illumination display is operatively connected to the control circuit and fixedly secured to a back... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.
20100207759 - Method and apparatus for configuring a wireless sensor: A wireless sensor for a load control system is adapted to be releasably mounted to a surface, such as a drop ceiling panel, to allow the optimum location of the sensor to be determined. A releasable mounting means of the sensor comprises two posts extending perpendicularly from a rear surface... Agent: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. Mark E. Rose
20100207760 - Mobile vehicle screening (mvs): A mobile vehicle screening portal is provided having a trailer vehicle screening portal in combination a tractor toter. The trailer vehicle screening portal is configured in a transport mode to be transported to a location to screen vehicles, people or both, and is also configured in an operational mode with... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20100207761 - Method and protocol for real time security system: A security system comprises one or more sensor devices configured to detect conditions at one or more sites; one or more checkpoints at each of said one or more sites configured to receive signals from the one or more sensor devices; and a central headquarters processor configured to receive signals... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100207762 - System and method for predicting abnormal behavior: A system and method for predictive abnormal behavior detection is disclosed. The system receives surveillance data such as video data and can create and update a plurality of prediction models. The system may also receive video data relating to a moving object and may generate a prediction of the future... Agent: Gregory A. Stobbs
20100207764 - Method for theft recognition on a photovoltaic unit and inverter for a photovoltaic unit: The invention relates to a method for recognition of the theft of at least one solar module (5) on a photovoltaic unit with an inverter (1) an intermediate circuit (3), a DC-AC converter (4), at least one solar module (5) connected via connector lines (19) and a control device (8).... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20100207765 - Method and apparatus for locating passive integrated transponder tags: An apparatus for locating an embedded passive integrated transponder (PIT) tag is provided. An embodiment of the locating apparatus includes a resonator capable of electromagnetically coupling to the PIT tag, and a feedback circuit connected to the resonator and configured to monitor a load conductance of the resonator. A distance... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100207766 - Hand wash monitoring system and method: An identification badge worn by an individual is sensed when that individual enters a lavatory. The individual is also provided with an indicator device which is worn on or about the hands. Inside the lavatory, there is also provided a hand cleaning station which includes one or more indicator readers... Agent: Thomas J. Germinario, Esq.
20100207767 - Portable hand wash monitoring system and method: An identification badge worn by an individual is sensed when that individual enters a lavatory area. The individual is also provided with an indicator device which is worn on or about the hands. Inside or in proximity to the lavatory, there is also provided a hand cleaning area, within which... Agent: Thomas J. Germinario, Esq.
20100207768 - Topical negative pressure system with status indication: A method and apparatus are disclosed for indicating a status of at least one operating parameter associated with a topical negative pressure (TNP) system. The method includes the steps of generating illumination from at least one LED, the illumination having at least one characteristic corresponding to a status of at... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100207770 - Alarm system for photovoltaic modules as well as method for protecting a photovoltaic installation from theft: An alarm system for photovoltaic modules is provided that includes an alarm installation electrically connected to at least one photovoltaic module. The alarm installation is connected via a power connection line to the at least one photovoltaic module and the alarm installation has a device to read out a pulse... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20100207769 - Method and system for determining rfid tag tampering: The invention provides an RFID tag with means for determining when such tag has been tampered and means for securing the tag to an object. The tag may use an optical or infrared transmitter/receiver pair for detecting active tag removal from the object to which it is attached; and a... Agent: Paul D. Gornall Lawyer -- Reg'd Patent & Tm Agent
20100207771 - Inductively coupled power transfer assembly: Apparatus for transferring power to through an isolated, insulated connection. A power transfer assembly includes a portable cable assembly and a receiver. The portable cable assembly includes a power plug and a transmitter with a plug portion that mates with a receptacle on the receiver. A magnetic latch secures the... Agent: Knox Patents
20100207772 - Remote monitoring system for plug-in vehicle: A charging station has a power source and a station side connector. A plug-in vehicle has a battery, a vehicle side connector, a charge controller, a charge detecting device, a car-navigation system, and a WAN communication device. A remote monitoring system sends first information and/or second information to a terminal.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100207773 - Seat having occupant detecting function and occupant detection device: A seat has an occupant detecting function and is installed in a vehicle. The seat includes a seating portion, a capacitance sensor, a controller, and a supporting member. The seating portion is adapted to support buttocks and thighs of an occupant of the vehicle. The seating portion includes a seat... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100207774 - Controllably rotatable camera in handheld electronic device: In a handheld electronic device, a motor is controlled to adjust, according to input received at a user-input element of the device, an angle of rotation of a camera module about a rotation axis of the camera module. The camera module is partially embedded in a housing of the device.... Agent: Integral Intellectual Property Inc.
20100207775 - Reconfigurable tactile interface utilizing active material actuation: A reconfigurable tactile human-machine interface adapted for facilitating selection and manipulation by a user, presenting a first geometric shape, orientation, position, or characteristic, and including at least one active material element configured to cause the interface to achieve a second geometric shape, orientation, position or otherwise characteristic when activated or... Agent: Slj, LLC
20100207776 - Communication device: A communication device of the present invention is provided with an evacuation direction portion receiving an earthquake early warning, and outputting a text image or sound for an evacuation direction. If the earthquake early warning is received under circumstances where a time adjusting portion cannot assure the accuracy of time... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100207777 - Combination fire alarm notification/emergency lighting appliance: A notification appliance includes one or more high-brightness light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and a control module configured to receive commands from an external source, and in response to a first command, flash the at least one LED, and in response to a second command, turn the at least one LED on... Agent: Tyco International Ltd
20100207778 - System and method for simplified setup of a universal remote control: A system and method for enabling set up of a controlling device capable of controlling a plurality of appliances, via an interactive instruction set and associated programming. The programming is accessible by a STB or other controllable appliance and is configured to appropriately display interactive instructions and prompts to a... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20100207779 - Electronic device: An electronic device includes: a main unit operable by remote control using a remote controller, wherein the main unit includes a display section having a display screen, a main unit operation section performing input operation, and a main unit control section which performs both control operation corresponding to the operation... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100207781 - Sound or radiation triggered locating device with activity sensor: A portable device is equipped with a signaling circuit that responds to a searching signal (e.g., hand clap, light flash, RF signal, infrared light) generated to locate the portable device when it is misplaced or lost. The device generates a location signal to enable the user to find the device.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100207782 - System and method for situational location relevant invocable speed reference: Situational location dependent information is transmitted from a server data processing system to a receiving data processing system. The server data processing system communicates with the receiving data processing system in a manner by pushing content when appropriate. A candidate delivery event associated with a current positional attribute of the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100207780 - System and method for tracking passenger luggage: A method for luggage tracking comprises: providing a tracking device having an asset number; receiving a first tracking information including initial location information from the tracking device at a starting location; updating a location of the tracking device based on the initial location information; receiving a second tracking information including... Agent: Anthony J. Newton
20100207783 - Subsea well control system: A subsea well control system comprises: a well tree (6 or 7) having a subsea control module (10 or 11); and a power and communications distribution module (5) for communication with the subsea control module via a communication link (8 or 9) between the subsea control module and the distribution... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20100207784 - Wakeup and interrogation of meter-reading devices using licensed narrowband and unlicensed wideband radio communication: A meter data collection system in which a licensed narrowband frequency channel is used to wake up carrier-sensed, battery-powered meter reading devices (MRDs) is disclosed herein. In the meter data collection system disclosed herein, an unlicensed wideband channel is used to transmit data replies from the MRDs to a mobile... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100207785 - Slag discharge condition monitoring apparatus and method for monitoring slag discharge condition: A slag discharge condition monitoring apparatus and a method for monitoring a slag discharge condition that are capable of preventing the detection accuracy of the slag discharge condition from being lowered due to scaling-up of a coal gasification facility, especially a coal gasification furnace, are provided. A slag discharge condition... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20100207786 - Driving safety auxiliary network administration system and method thereof: This specification discloses a driving safety auxiliary network administration system and the method thereof. Vehicles in motion communicate with each other about their geographical locations and current moving states within a communication range. At least one of the vehicles in the communication range becomes the router of several other vehicles... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esquire
20100207787 - System and method for alerting drivers to road conditions: System and method for warning drivers of changing road conditions is disclosed. In one embodiment road condition information is obtained for at least a portion of a route. The road condition information is analyzed to identify one or more significant features on the portion of the route. The driver is... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100207788 - Flashing beacon: A flashing beacon may include a signal unit, a control unit associated with the signal unit, a solar panel or collector, and an activation device that may all be mounted or otherwise positioned on a post of a roadway sign. Light units associated with the signal unit may be programmed... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c08/12/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100201478 - Motion-based disabling of messaging on a wireless communications device: When a wireless communications device is traveling a speed exceeding a first predetermined threshold but less than a second predetermined threshold, the device is presumed traveling in a motor vehicle. In order to inhibit operation of the wireless communication device when traveling, access to certain device functions or applications such... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (rim)
20100201481 - Security system, modules and method of operation thereof: The present invention provides a security system comprising (a) at least a first handheld device, a first secure entity and a second secure entity, wherein the first handheld device and the first secure entity are programmable to enter into a first unique communication mode in which only the pair of... Agent: Melvin S. Li
20100201483 - Mobile device for vehicle: A mobile device for a vehicle includes a receiving unit that receives transmission signals transmitted from individual transmitting antennas of a vehicle-side device; a control unit that determines distances to the individual transmitting antennas using the signal strengths of the received transmission signals; and a transmitting unit that transmits, to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100201482 - System and method for accessing a structure using a mobile device: A wireless device access system employs short-range wireless communication to require the proximity of a user device to a structure prior to communicating an unlock request. The access system authenticates the unlock request and the proximity of the user to the structure prior to transmitting an unlock command to the... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20100201479 - Integrated on-line door control system with standardized interfaces: A door access control system includes a pair of housings. One housing is mounted in the door. The other is mounted adjacent to the door in the surrounding frame. The one housing includes an inductor, control circuits coupled to the inductor and a door side interface. The other includes an... Agent: Honeywell/husch Patent Services
20100201480 - Method for the access control to an automation unit: In a method for the access control to an automation unit (01), access rights predetermined by the access control are dependant on the operating state of the automation unit (01), wherein at least during an emergency, expanded access rights in relation to normal operation are granted independently of the access... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100201484 - Rf transactions using a wireless reader grid: The present invention discloses a radio frequency (RF) reader grid and method for facilitating transactions. The RF reader grid includes a transponder, a RFID reader, and a host RFID reader in communication with a merchant system. The secondary and host RFID readers communicate with one another via wireless, RF frequencies.... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., (barker)
20100201485 - Electronic apparatus with hidden biometrics sensor: An electronic apparatus includes a module and a biometrics sensor. The module has an exposed surface and an unexposed surface. The biometrics sensor has an embedded sensing surface. The embedded sensing surface is joined to the unexposed surface of the module so that a portion of the exposed surface corresponding... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100201487 - Apparatus for identifying & tracking multiple tools and disposables: A method and apparatus for identifying and tracking instruments, in multiple instrument environments such as an operating room or a garage. Each instrument or disposable has attached thereto an identifying tag, such as an RFID tag. Each plane or location the instruments or disposables are placed on, comprises an antenna... Agent: Soroker-agmon Advocate And Patent Attorneys
20100201491 - Device for tracking rented bowling shoes: The invention relates to a tracking device for managing the rental of a stock of bowling shoes including a stock of shoes for rent and arranged inside a rental space, characterized in that at least one shoe of each pair of shoes is provided with an active RFID chip for... Agent: Charles Muserlain
20100201490 - Display device and display system thereof: A display device includes a RFID tag unit, a display unit, a processing unit and a power supply unit. The RFID tag unit follows a wireless communication standard of a RFID system to receive a wireless signal and outputs identification information. The processing unit electrically connected with the RFID tag... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100201488 - Displaying radio frequency identification (rfid) read range of an rfid reader based on feedback from fixed rfid beacon tags: The present disclosure describes a system, methods and apparatus for displaying read range of a nomadic Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader based on feedback from fixed RFID beacon tags. For instance, the nomadic RFID reader can transmit an interrogation signal within a space that includes a plurality of fixed RFID... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (symbol)
20100201493 - Photoelectric cell device and malfunction determining method: Provided is a photoelectric-cell device including a power-source unit arranged between a ground line and a power-source line for generating photo-electromotive force and applying state information to the power-source line, and also including an inverter for converting a direct-current power source into a predetermined one and communicating with the unit... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100201492 - Rfid communication method and system: In a method of communicating in a radio frequency identification (RFID) system including a RFID reader and a plurality of RFID tags, a plurality of spread spectrum data are stored in the plurality of RFID tags. The plurality of spread spectrum data are transmitted from the plurality of RFID tags... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20100201486 - Shipping container integrity device and system: Disclosed is a remotely monitorable shipping container security and integrity system and radio frequency identification device. The system permits remote monitoring of shipping containers via RFID devices capable of data storage. The RFID devices are adapted to become at least partially non-functional in the event of substantial tampering.... Agent: General Counsel, P.C.
20100201494 - System and method for allowing multiple rfid reader devices to read rfid tags without collision: Provided are an RFID operating system and an RFID system operating method for allowing multiple RFID readers to read tags without collision. The RFID system operating method includes the steps of grouping RFID readers spaced apart by more than a spacing distance capable of avoiding collision between RFID readers into... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100201495 - Resonant-circuit structure: The invention is a resonant-circuit structure for enhancing the interrogation range of a radio-frequency identification system. The resonant circuit structure consists of a coil assembly and a capacitor connected in parallel with a resonance frequency equal to the frequency of the interrogating signal of the radio-frequency identification system with which... Agent: Robert E Malm
20100201496 - Method and device for the contact-free transmission of data from and/or to a plurality of data or information carriers, preferably in the form of rfid tags: A method and device for contact-free transmission of data from and/or to a plurality of data or information carriers provide that, after the exchange of information between a read and/or write device and a data or information carrier, said carrier is switched to a standby impedance mode in order to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100201497 - Electronic tracking of packages: Systems and methods for tracking packages are discussed herein. One embodiment of a method comprises receiving from a first radio-frequency tag at a first tracker a first tag information, receiving from a second radio-frequency tag at a second tracker a second tag information, receiving from the first tracker at the... Agent: Michael Patrick Wiersch
20100201498 - System, method and program product for associating a biometric reference template with a radio frequency identification tag: A system, method and program product for associating a biometric reference template with a RFID tag embedded in or attached to a physical object. The method includes coupling a RFID tag having a unique tag identifier to a physical object to be associated with an individual, providing a reference template... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20100201499 - Method of connecting a device to a network: A method is provided of connecting a device (101) having a limited user interface to a predetermined one of a plurality of available networks. The method comprises trying each of the available networks in turn from the device until an indication (160) is provided from a component (150) of the... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100201500 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for communicating biometric and biomechanical information: 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
20100201502 - Design of force sensations for haptic feedback computer interfaces: A design interface tool for designing force sensations for use with a host computer and haptic feedback interface device. A haptic feedback device communicates with a host computer that displays the interface tool. The user selects and characterizes force sensations using the interface tool, and a graphical representation of the... Agent: Patent Department (51851) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
20100201501 - Multi-function vibration actuator: A magnetic circuit including a pole piece, a magnet, and a yoke is supported by using a suspension where outer and inner circumferential portions thereof are connected to each other with a supporting member, and the outer circumferential portion of the suspension is fixed to protrude from a housing or... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100201503 - Haptic feedback tactile control device: The invention relates to a haptic-feedback tactile control device that comprises a tactile surface (2) for detecting the touch contact of a user's control finger for example, and at least one vibrator (11) coupled to said tactile surface (2) for applying a vibration to said tactile surface as a response... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100201504 - Emergency cars visual device (ecvd): The Insulating Board System is a procedure where an insulation is added to any panel made from wood, cement, siding, or sheetrock, as a way to improve the R-value, the noise reduction and vibration, and improve the structure resistance of the construction.... Agent: Cornel Preda
20100201505 - Occupancy declaration/verification for passenger transport conveyances: The present invention relates to a secure method and enabling processes to: (1) through the use of personal nomadic communicators (PNCs) to automatically declare passenger occupancy in transport conveyances including but not limited to road vehicles, aircraft, trains, marine vessels, (2) monitor and assess the pattern of physical movements of... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building
20100201506 - Trailer tattler: The present invention, Trailer Tattler, effectively alerts drivers, that a trailer is connected to the back of the vehicle, with an audible sound and/or a visual signal or message. This system prevents anyone from getting in the vehicle and beginning to drive, when they may be unaware that a trailer... Agent: Cionca Law Group P.C.
20100201509 - Collision avoidance assisting system for vehicle: A collision avoidance assisting system for a vehicle, for expecting a risk of colliding upon a moving object (or a moving obstacle), including a pedestrian, more correctly, but without annoying a driver, excessively, by estimating the risk to be excessively high, comprises a moving object detecting means for detecting a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100201508 - Cross traffic alert system for a vehicle, and related alert display method: A rear cross traffic alert system for a vehicle is utilized to generate and display rear cross traffic warning symbols to the driver during reverse gear maneuvers. The system includes a sensing subsystem configured to monitor for cross traffic behind the vehicle, a processor architecture, and a rear vision display... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20100201507 - Dual-mode vision system for vehicle safety: A dual-mode imaging system for a vehicle includes an electro-optical camera mounted inside the passenger cabin and a drive unit for rotating the camera between a rear view position wherein the camera images an area rearward of the vehicle and a seating view position wherein the camera images a seating... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100201510 - Information display apparatus and computer readable medium having information display program: An information display apparatus includes a display unit including a non-volatile display medium. The information display apparatus further includes: a temperature detecting unit configured to detect a display unit temperature which is temperature of the display unit; a temperature determining unit configured to determine whether the display unit temperature is... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100201511 - Method and systems to facilitate reducing interference between rf signals: A method for reducing interference between radio frequency (RF) signals includes initiating a first communication session from a control system to a remote RF device using a first RF signal to transmit a first outgoing message, wherein the first RF signal within a first RF range, and detecting a second... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22697) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100201512 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for evaluating body movements: 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
20100201513 - Efficiency indicator for increasing efficiency of wireless power transfer: Techniques are described herein that are capable of using an efficiency indicator for increasing efficiency of a wireless power transfer. A wireless power transfer system includes features that allow the system to be deployed in public spaces such as airports or in commercial establishments such as restaurants or hotels to... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Cpa Global
20100201514 - Remote monitoring system: A monitoring system is provided that allows for monitoring and reporting of operational parameters for processes and devices in a subterranean environment. The system includes a plurality of interface devices coupled to sensors at a desired process or device. The interface devices transmit the measured data to a coordinator device... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100201515 - User customizable monitoring system: Embodiments of the disclosed invention provide a user customizable monitoring system. For example, in one embodiment, the user customizable monitoring system includes a set of user-programmable portable sensors and a communication hub for enabling a user to customize features associated with the set of user-programmable portable sensors. In one embodiment,... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100201516 - Apparatus for compact internetworked wireless integrated network sensors (wins): The Wireless Integrated Network Sensor Next Generation (WINS NG) nodes provide distributed network and Internet access to sensors, controls, and processors that are deeply embedded in equipment, facilities, and the environment. The WINS NG network is a new monitoring and control capability for applications in transportation, manufacturing, health care, environmental... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100201517 - Device and method for protection against intrusion into the landing gear housing of aircraft: The invention relates to a device for protection against intrusions into the landing gear housings of an aircraft, including at least one sensor, for at least one housing, covering at least one housing entry area and connected to a calculator (6) capable of processing the data from said sensor (4)... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP
20100201518 - Microwave curtain sensor: A method and apparatus are provided for detecting an intruder. The method includes the steps of receiving an echo from opposing sides of a curtain line extending through the secure area, determining a difference between the received echoes, determining a phase difference of the signal and generating an alarm when... Agent: Honeywell/husch Patent Services
20100201519 - Breach detection system for containers: A breach detection system for a container includes at least two panels having a first electrical circuit mounted thereto. The panels are configured for attachment to a container. The first electrical circuit is configured to detect an intrusion through any portion of the panel and generate an intrusion signal when... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20100201522 - Product fixture monitoring system and method of monitoring product fixtures: A system and method for monitoring the status of various types of fixtures and products sold in commercial, e.g., retail environments. The system is arranged to automatically detect and notify store personnel of undesirable conditions, specifically: out of stock, low-stock, and rapid product dispensing or removal. The system consists of... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.
20100201521 - Sampling system: The present invention uses a wireless memory/communication device at least on the one or more sample storage devices, preferably on both the one or more sample storage devices and the sampling holder, optionally the port on the equipment as well. Data such as that relating to the vessel, the location... Agent: Millipore Corporation
20100201520 - System for determining item location based on feedback from fixed radio frequency identification (rfid) readers and/or fixed rfid beacon tags: The present disclosure describes a system, methods and apparatus for determining location of an item within a space. Each particular item is associated with a particular Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) item tag that uniquely identifies the particular item. A plurality of fixed Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers are provided in... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (symbol)
20100201523 - Device for detecting newborn displacement: A device for detecting newborn displacement comprising: a clamp (2) applicable to the umbilical cord of a newborn baby; detecting means (14) to recognise passage of the newborn entering and exiting a respective area (15); and a passive element (13) in engagement with said clamp (2) and adapted to co-operate... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100201524 - Infant monitor: A method and device (10) are provided for monitoring regular movement of a human body (34), such as an infant's body. The method includes attaching the device (10) to the body (34) with a protuberance (24) of the body in abutment with the body, so that the protuberance is deflected... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100201525 - Method and system for detecting and deterring animal intruders: In a system for deterring intruding animals in a surveillance space or surveillance area, one or more detectors monitor the surveillance space or area for the presence of intruding animals. Each detector generates a signal that is analyzed by a processor in order to determine whether any intruding animals are... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100201526 - Pregnancy belt: An apparatus ensuring that an expecting mother does not lie on her back by alerting an expecting mother upon such an event. An adjustable and flexible belt is provided which includes one or more sensors positioned at or near the center of the belt to determine when an expecting woman... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20100201527 - Peripheral event indication with pir-based motion detector: An apparent motion detector is provided with multiple response levels at differing degrees of sensitivity. The motion detector is based on use of a pyroelectric infrared sensor and conventional circuitry which generates an output signal the strength of which reflects transient temperature changes occurring within a field of view and... Agent: O'malley And Firestone
20100201528 - System for monitoring quality of cooking oil: A system is provided herein for monitoring quality of cooking oil, the system including: at least one sensor for detecting a percentage of total polar materials in cooking oil; at least one transmitter for transmitting the detected percentage; and, a data acquisition system located remotely from the sensor, the data... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20100201529 - Method of facilitating access to operator functions of hazardous condition alarm: A method of facilitating access by an operator for the purpose of carrying out one or more operator functions of a hazardous condition alarm device mounted on or near the ceiling, the method including: lowering the height above the floor at which the operator functions can be carried out.... Agent: James Sonntag James Sonntag, Patent Attorney
20100201531 - Carbon monoxide detector: A carbon monoxide detection apparatus having one or more carbon monoxide sensors operatively connected to an appliance. The one or more carbon monoxide sensors can detect a threshold level of carbon monoxide and cause the detection apparatus to activate the appliance cutoff switch. Alternatively, the connection to the appliance may... Agent: Berenbaum Weinshienk PC
20100201530 - System and method for carbon monoxide detection and warning: A system and method for the detection and alerting of the presence of carbon monoxide having a system 50 including, a CO detector component 51, a processing component 52, and a power supply component 53 for powering the CO detector and processing components 51, 52; the CO detector component supplies... Agent: Ronald J. Koch
20100201532 - Method and apparatus for providing alarm function in portable terminal having projection function: A method and apparatus that provides user alarm information using a projection function of a portable terminal. The method includes checking setting information regarding the alarm function when a preset alarm time arrives, driving a projector module if the alarm function is set to output a video content, and outputting... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20100201533 - Conveying device information relating to wireless charging: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless charging. A charging device configured to wirelessly charge one or more electronic devices may comprise at least one charging region, wherein each charging region of the at least one is configured for placement of one or more electronic devices. The charging device may further... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100201534 - Smartcard protection device: A card protection device and method of protecting data stored on a contactless smartcard are disclosed. The card protection device may include an antenna, a detector circuit, and an alerting circuit. The antenna may include a magnetic loop that is coupled to a tuning circuit responsive to magnetic field emissions... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100201535 - Apparatus and method for asset tracking based on ubiquitous sensor network using motion sensing: Provided are an apparatus and method for asset tracking based on a ubiquitous sensor network (USN) using a motion sensing. The apparatus may include: a motion sensing manager to receive motion sensing information from a sensor; a filtering processor to filter the motion sensing information based on a filtering parameter... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100201537 - Sensor module: An electronic sensor module for us in an interactive system, such as an interactive sports training device, for accurately detecting a projectile brought within close proximity of a target. The sensor module includes a plurality of light sources arranged in a housing such that the light sources are visible through... Agent: Maxey Law Offices, PLLC
20100201536 - System and method for accessing a structure using a mobile device: A wireless device access system employs short-range wireless communication to detect the proximity of a user device to a structure and a wide-area data network to communicate an unlock request. The access system then authenticates the unlock request and the proximity of the user device prior to transmitting an unlock... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20100201538 - Evacuation status module (esm): A new device used in institutions such as, but not limited to, hospitals, nursing homes, and other patient-care facilities, and hotels and cruise ships which, when activated, provides a visual indication locally, at or near the room to which it is attached, and remotely at a central control station and/or... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100201539 - Active enclosure for computing device: A computing device is disclosed. The computing device includes a housing having an illuminable portion. The computing device also includes a light device disposed inside the housing. The light device is configured to illuminate the illuminable portion.... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/apple Inc.
20100201540 - System and method for using dual telemetry: A system and a method use dual telemetry for tools located in a wellbore. A first telemetry system and a second telemetry system coordinate communication with the tools. Both the first telemetry system and the second telemetry system may transmit data regarding the tools and/or drilling conditions from the tools... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20100201541 - System for providing utility monitoring: The present invention relates to a means for monitoring the utility usage in a building with individual units but serviced by a single utility company meter. The individual units receive a pulse flow meter which is hard wired to a central unit and then sent to the internet for reading... Agent: Passe' Intellectual Property, LLC
20100201542 - System and method for remote sampling of conditions using wired sensors connected to wireless nodes: A system for collecting data includes a remote sensor assembly and a central data collection device. The remote sensor assembly has a data bus, a remote wireless node, and a plurality of remote sensor modules in wired communication with the remote wireless node via the data bus. Each of the... Agent: Stites & Harbison, PLLC
20100201543 - Trust-based methodology for securing vehicle-to-vehicle communications: A vehicle-to-vehicle communications system that employs a challenge/response based process to ensure that information received from a vehicle is reliable. The subject vehicle transmits a challenge question to the suspect vehicle to determine whether the suspect vehicle is a reliable source of information. The process increases a number of tokens... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20100201544 - Method for presenting air traffic information on an aircraft head-up display: The general field of the invention is that of air traffic detection systems for a first aircraft, said system having detection capabilities in a region situated about said first aircraft, said system comprising at least one head-up display device, said device comprising means of generating, collimating and superimposing symbols on... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100201545 - Method and system for monitoring and reporting comparative vehicle speed and direction: A system for monitoring and reporting comparative vehicle speed includes at least one vehicle having a device installed therein, wherein the device includes a transceiver for communicating within a network to one or more monitoring clients, a location receiver for determining a location of the vehicle, a sensor for monitoring... Agent: Jaime Narea
20100201546 - Device for the temporary presentation of data on a viewing screen: s08/05/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100194524 - Home network control node for device control and energy conservation: It may be desirable to reduce the energy consumption of a home or commercial building to control energy costs or to ensure that the energy consumption does not exceed what is available in non-conventional energy systems such as solar power systems. The present invention relates to a system of network... Agent: Richard John Campero
20100194525 - Securing premises using surfaced-based computing technology: An approach is provided that that uses an electronic multi-touch floor covering that has numerous sensors to identify shapes. The electronic multi-touch floor covering identifies a shape of an object that is in contact with the surface of the electronic multi-touch floor covering. An entity record is then retrieved from... Agent: Ibm Corporation- Austin (jvl) C/o Van Leeuwen & Van Leeuwen
20100194526 - Tool operated combination lock: A process for opening a combination lock having a known opening sequence with a tool having a driven portion operable only upon receipt of an authorization, the process including associating the tool's driven portion with the lock such that the driven portion automatically calibrates with the lock irrespective of the... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC
20100194527 - Tool operated combination lock: A process for opening a combination lock having a known opening sequence with a tool having a driven portion operable only upon receipt of an authorization, the process including associating the tool's driven portion with the lock such that the driven portion automatically calibrates with the lock irrespective of the... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC
20100194529 - Management system for charging plug-in vehicle: A plug-in vehicle has a door lock system which uses an electronic certification key. The electronic certification key stores a certification code and has a wireless communication device to transmit the code. A management system for charging the plug-in vehicle has a wireless communication device which can receive the certification... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100194528 - Control device, control system, control method and storage medium: To provide a control system capable of avoiding communication with an unintended external device when a number of external devices exist outside the device. A control system includes a control device 200 that controls at least one function, and at least one external device 900-1 to 900-n (n is an... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100194530 - System and method for authenticated and privacy preserving biometric identification systems: A system and method for the identification of users and objects using biometric techniques is disclosed. This invention describes a biometric based identification and authorization systems which do not require the incorporation of an on-line database of stored complete biometrics for the security infrastructure. In order to remove the connectivity... Agent: Lesavich High-tech Law Group, P.C.
20100194531 - Wireless tag, and communication device, system and method: A wireless tag (1) includes: an antenna (14) that receives an access signal transmitted from a reader/writer; a decoding unit (15) that decodes the access signal received by the antenna; a detecting unit (12) that detects input of a signal corresponding to a user operation; and a control unit (13)... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100194532 - Security element: wherein, taken together, the micromotif image portions (28, 28′, 28″) of multiple spaced-apart lattice cells (24) of the motif image each form one micromotif element (50) that corresponds to one of the moiré image elements (86) of the magnified moiré image (84) and whose dimension is larger than one lattice... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C
20100194535 - Automatic means to trigger rfid transmitters: This invention detects that a RFID tag is within reader range without using the reader's RF transmitter at full power. As a RFID tag is brought within range of a reader's antenna there is significant mutual inductance coupling between the tag antenna and the reader's antenna and this invention provides... Agent: Michael K. Pedigo
20100194537 - Contact free reading of reservoir identification codes: The present invention relates to a medicament reservoir adapted to contain a medicament, the reservoir further being adapted to be received by an associated medical delivery device. The reservoir according to the present invention comprises an identification code comprising a plurality of electrode arrays arranged on an exterior surface part... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20100194538 - Device for reading radio frequency identifyers for volumetric confining of the detection region: Device for reading radio frequency identifiers (RFID) ensuring volumetric confinement at UHF of the detection of RFID tags to a desired volume above a reading surface, which includes one or more metallic transmission lines (6) printed on a di-electric substrate (8), on a metallic reference ground plane (7), an RFID... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100194541 - Hermetically sealed rfid microelectronic chip connected to a biocompatible rfid antenna: An implantable radio frequency identification (RFID) tag includes a hermetically sealed biocompatible housing for an active implantable medical device (AIMD), an RFID microelectronics chip is disposed within the housing, and a biocompatible antenna extends from the RFID microelectronic chip and exteriorly of the housing. In a preferred form of the... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP
20100194533 - Method and apparatus for encoding railroad ties and other railroad track components: There is provided an apparatus and method for storing and retrieving information concerning railroad ties or other railroad components. The apparatus preferably allows for information to be stored and retrieved. The stored information can be coded or non-coded. In one embodiment, a transponder is embedded in or attached to a... Agent: The Matthews Firm
20100194539 - Power socket fascia: A power socket fascia arranged to be fitted to a power socket box. The fascia comprises at least one power socket for receiving a plug of an electrical device and including coupling elements for electrically coupling said power socket to a power-line. The fascia includes at least one port for... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20100194536 - Radio frequency identification interrogator and method of operating the same: A radio frequency identification (RFID) interrogator for determining a bandwidth of a backscattering signal to be backscattered by an RFID tag and a method of operating the same are provided. The RFID interrogator senses a predetermined frequency band to determine whether the predetermined frequency band has been occupied and determines... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP
20100194534 - Radio frequency identification system provided for access control: An interrogator (Interrog) is additionally provided with a logic circuit (ActCommProt-ImplLCI) for implementing an active communication protocol and with a receiving second antenna (AI2) provided for an active communication. Said antenna is connected through an active receiver (AMActRecI) for receiving amplitude-modulated signals to said logic circuit (ActComm-ProtlmplECI). A transmitting and... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100194542 - Rfid tag with integrated disabling and method of use: Systems, tags and methods for disabling transponders used in electronic toll collection or other RFID systems, wherein the transponders include an antenna and RFID circuitry. The transponders can be selectively disabled by positioning (e.g., pivotably moving) a disabling member having a metallic portion to an operative position over the antenna... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.
20100194540 - Transport and storage unit having an identification unit and a reading unit: A transportation and storage unit includes a transponder identification unit for distinguishing and identifying goods or other objects, a multiplicity of which may be disposed, transported and/or stored and/or handled on palettes or similar transport aids in so-called groups, bunches, units or bundles. A plurality of mutually-separated transponders are embedded... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100194543 - Accurate persistent nodes: A timing circuit that can function as an accurate persistent node in an RFID tag includes a power capture circuit for capturing power from a power source, and a counter circuit that provides a count representing a progression of time. The count can then be compared to a reference value... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC
20100194544 - Active rfid system for port logistics using mult-hop communication and communication method in the system: Provided are an active radio frequency identification (RFID) system for port logistics and a communication method in the RFID system in which the forms of commands and response messages in the current standard are not changed in order to maintain compatibility with the current standard and to support multi-hop communication... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100194545 - System and method for tracking items associated with read/writable tags: A method and system for tracking an item associated with a read/writable tag programmed with a current identifier. The system comprises a plurality of tag readers and a control entity configured to send to at least one of the tag readers a next identifier associated with the tag. Upon receipt... Agent: Smart & Biggar
20100194546 - Vibrating trigger button: A trigger switch for a hand-held device provides vibrating alerts directly to one or more fingers of a user's hand when signaled by the device. The trigger switch housing is pivotally mounted in the device with a stop to limit outward travel therefrom. A housing cavity receives a miniaturized vibrating... Agent: Thomas A. O' Rourke Bodner & O' Rourke
20100194547 - Tactile feedback apparatus and method: The present invention provides apparatuses and methods for a tactile feedback instrument, and more specifically, some embodiments are directed toward methods and apparatuses for a tactile feedback stylus. Some embodiments of the invention provide a stylus used in conjunction with mobile devices. Further embodiments of the invention provide a game... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20100194548 - Downtime monitoring apparatus and method: An apparatus and method are provided for monitoring and facilitating a process, through the use of wirelessly-linked, portable signal units. The signal units have one or more signal lights, and can be placed adjacent to process stations. When a signal light is actuated by operator input at one or more... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.
20100194549 - Drive recorder: An object of the invention is to provide a drive recorder that can properly protect the video information being recorded in such cases as when a vehicle-mounted battery is damaged or the connection between the battery and the drive recorder is broken due to a vehicle accident or the like.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20100194550 - Window glass security system for vehicle: A vehicle window glass security system including a closure forgetting device, a glass breakage detection device, a detection unit, and a controller is disclosed. The closure forgetting detection device detects closure forgetting of a window glass. The glass breakage detection device detects breakage of the window glass. The detection unit... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100194551 - Display device for two-way anti-theft remote controller: A display device for two-way anti-theft remote controller is provided with an auxiliary indicator lamp, which can flash in different manners or show different colors to substitute for a color screen to effectively warn a car owner about a current car state without consuming a large amount of power; and... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100194553 - Hybrid vehicle: An energy gauge includes a first section indicating a remaining amount of fuel, a second section indicating a remaining amount of stored electric power and a baseline. The first section and the second section extend to the right and left with respect to the baseline. A sub-section indicating the remaining... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100194552 - Method for driver personalization based on tunnel detection for a single-tuner system: A method of operating a vehicle includes receiving a radio frequency signal and determining that the radio frequency signal has at least one characteristic indicative of the vehicle entering a tunnel. A setting of a vehicle system is automatically modified in response to the determining step.... Agent: Panasonic Automotive System Company Of America
20100194554 - Method and arrangement for detecting leakage of hydraulic oil: An arrangement for detecting leakage in a hydraulic system of a working vehicle, which hydraulic system comprises a tank (1) for hydraulic oil, hydraulic working means such as hydraulic cylinders (6), which can be acted upon by the hydraulic oil and conduits (7a, 7b) which connect the hydraulic working means... Agent: Mark P Stone
20100194555 - Driving aid: A display device for use in a vehicle is disclosed. The display device includes a display carrier and a display unit, where the display carrier is configured to contain the display unit, and at least one fixture element operable to releasably attach the display device to a surface. The display... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20100194556 - Electronic lightbar warning device and method of use thereof: A warning device comprising a lightbar, a programmable chip for controlling LED lights, a controller, and a rechargeable battery. The lightbar is removably coupled to the emergency vehicle or another object such as a road block, where a dangerous situation exists, to warn persons of a hazard. Rechargeable batteries are... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts
20100194557 - Switch: A portable switch enables an operator to open and close an electrical conductive pathway, such as a circuit, from a remote location. The tool may comprise a handle assembly selectively attached to an associated object. The handle assembly has a first member, which has a first position and a second... Agent: Brouse Mcdowell Lpa
20100194558 - Method and system for disseminating witness information in multi-hop broadcast network: Information related to a vehicular environment is disseminated in a multi-hop broadcast network of nodes. Vehicles and roadside units are equipped with the nodes. An event is sensed at a location by a source node. In response, zones are associated with respect to the location of the source node. Each... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
20100194559 - High-performance liquid magnetizer: Disclosed is a detection process performed in the detector, which is switchable between an active detection mode, where the detector actively monitors the surrounding area, and a passive detection mode. The data obtained by operation in the active detection mode for the first time are temporarily stored to serve as... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC
20100194561 - Electronic circuit, electronic device, and gain control method: By automatically adjusting a gain according to the presence or absence of head set connection and a head set microphone, an electronic circuit has improved sound collecting performance and prevents the microphone from casually collecting sound. In the circuit, a voltage detecting unit (105) outputs a result of comparison between... Agent: Christensen O'connor Johnson Kindness PLLC
20100194562 - Failure recognition system: A failure recognition system is disclosed. A failure recognition system includes a learning stage (S10) learning and acquiring information related to a good product and failure; a setting stage (S100) setting reference information to determine a failure of a product; a product inspecting stage (S150) inspecting the product based on... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100194560 - Systems and methods for enhanced business process monitoring: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for enhanced business process monitoring. The system may receive input identifying a transaction segment, receive past operational data associated with the transaction segment, generate a unique electronic signature associated with the transaction segment, associate a threshold with the transaction segment, and monitor... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100194563 - Secured room monitoring: A system and method for providing warnings of a suicide attempt provides monitoring of specific hardware, fixtures, or objects, or structure supporting or associated with same, within an isolation room by way of sensors to provide notice exterior the room that a monitored condition has changed. The sensor can be... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.
20100194564 - Security system including photobeam carrying status information: A security method includes transmitting an optical beam from a battery-powered transmitter. The beam carries a tamper signal and/or a battery status signal. The beam is received at a receiver. A radio frequency signal is transmitted from the receiver to a controller. The radio frequency signal includes an alarm signal... Agent: Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
20100194565 - Solar powered security system: A solar powered perimeter beam security system comprising a plurality of spaced towers. The towers have detection beams extending between them for detecting an intruder when at least one of the detection beams is interrupted. Each of the towers communicates with a remote unit.... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP
20100194567 - Location dependent monitoring for stolen devices: A system and method for controlling the surveillance conducted by lost or stolen electronic devices dependent upon the location of such electronic devices is provided. A data repository contains data that specifies, for each of a plurality of geographic regions (e.g. legal jurisdictions), a set of surveillance methods that are... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100194566 - Monitoring system and monitoring method: A monitoring system according to the present invention includes a detecting unit, a tracking unit, a place judging unit and a reporting unit. When a pass unpermitted material that is not permitted to pass through a pass monitoring point passes through the pass monitoring point, the detecting unit detects the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100194568 - Charging merchandise items: Methods, systems and other embodiments associated with charging merchandise items are presented. A method of charging merchandise items includes displaying merchandise items at a consumer display so that the merchandise items can be handled by a consumer. The merchandise items are charged at the display on a multiplexed basis.... Agent: Sand & Sebolt
20100194569 - Method for handling valuable items: The present invention relates to a method of handling valuable items, such as banknotes and the like, in which there is used a valuable item storage unit (10) which is adapted for receiving and dispensing valuable items/banknotes, wherein the unit (10) preferably includes an alarm device (12) and a destructive... Agent: Mark P Stone, Attorney At Law
20100194570 - Apparatus for containing and transporting precious items: An apparatus for containing and transporting precious items comprises at least one holding structure (2) adapted to contain at least one precious item (200), at least one antenna (3) adapted to detect the presence of an electronic identification device (201) associated with the precious item (200), in order to determine... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100194571 - Point of entry authorization utilizing rfid enabled profile and biometric data: A method and system for the authentication of a user at a point of entry. Biometric data can be provided from a remote server after preliminary identification of the user based on identification information wirelessly provided from a portable electronic device carried with the user when the user is located... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC Patent Attorneys
20100194572 - Blood pressure measurement and reminder system: A blood pressure measurement and reminder system comprising a blood pressure measuring unit, a reminder unit, and an input unit is disclosed. The system is configured to transmit reminder signal(s) noticeable to its users for alerting them to take blood pressure measurement within a pre-determined measurement time schedule, and send... Agent: EagleIPLimited
20100194573 - Weight control device: The present invention relates to a device that can be used in individual weight control protocols that is capable of detecting in real time information with regard to number of bites taken, time between bites, and so forth. The weight control device can detect bites through motion detection via a... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20100194574 - Particle detection system and method of detecting particles: A method for detecting an aerosol plume includes emitting a light beam from a light source, the light beam having at least one light pulse, wherein the light pulse having a pulse width of between about 10 picoseconds (ps) and about 75 nanoseconds (ns), detecting backscattered light produced by the... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22697) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100194575 - Dual channel aspirated detector: A dual channel aspiring smoke detector includes ultrasonic flow sensors associated with each channel. The detector can make determinations of smoke levels associated with respective channels as well as rates of flow through each channel. Respective alarm or trouble indicators can be output in response to determined smoke levels as... Agent: Honeywell/husch Patent Services
20100194576 - Electronic battery tester with network communication: An electronic battery tester for testing a storage battery includes test circuitry configured to provide a battery test output related to a condition of the battery. A memory stores a battery tester address of the battery tester, and communication circuitry transmits the battery test output formatted with the battery tester... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100194577 - Composite sensor for detecting angular velocity and acceleration: A composite sensor for detecting angular velocity and acceleration includes an angular velocity detecting element, an acceleration detecting element, an angular velocity signal processing IC, an acceleration signal processing IC, and a housing. The housing is formed of a multilayered circuit board and accommodates the angular velocity detecting element, the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100194578 - Apparatus for preventing using a device in an improper manner such as from too short a distance or for too much time: An electronic apparatus with a CPU, a distance sensor and interfaces is attached to a host device with one or more screens. When a user uses the HD in an improper way such as too close or for excessive time, the apparatus will alert the user in a progressive way,... Agent: Zhang Michael Weibin
20100194579 - Container security device, container security system, and security management method: Provided are a container security device, a container security system, and a security management method which efficiently check opening/closing of a container door and an opening/closing record of the container door and process seal information, cargo state information, base passing information, and location tracking information in real-time from a gate-out... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100194580 - Indicator apparatus, method of operation and illumination apparatus: An indicator apparatus, having a pulse width modulation circuit (1), a demultiplexer (2) which has at least one signal input (21) and at least two signal outputs (22), wherein the signal input (21) is connected to the pulse width modulation circuit (1), and at least two light-emitting diodes (3) which... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100194581 - Tethered digital butler consumer electronic remote control device and method: The present invention relates to a tethered digital butler consumer electronics product and method. The tethered digital butler, of a price and form factor suitable for consumer electronics markets of developed and developing countries, includes a communications and multi-media console and a wireless remote. The remote may resemble a handheld... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20100194582 - Systems and methods for monitoring and controlling remote devices: Systems and methods for monitoring and controlling remote devices are provided. In an embodiment, a system can comprise one or more remotely controlled sensors and actuators. The remote sensors/actuators can interface with uniquely identified remote transceivers that transmit and/or receive data. The embodiment can also comprise a plurality of transceivers... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza
20100194583 - Safety photoelectric switch: There is provided an optical scanning type photoelectric switch capable of preventing interference with another photoelectric switch by use of its own capability, wherein, as for light projection pulse periods of the first and second optical scanning type photoelectric switches, the period is set to 30 μs in the first... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.
20100194584 - Wellbore communication, downhole module, and method for communicating: A wellbore communications system comprising a surface computing unit. The surface computing unit comprises a processing module and a communications module, one or more downhole modules arranged within the wellbore, and a wireless communications channel communicatively coupling one or more the downhole modules and the surface computing unit. The surface... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100194585 - Signal processing in downhole equipment: A method of transmitting power and/or data between downhole equipment and a surface through a circuit including an alternating current (AC) powered motor and its associated power cable for powering the downhole equipment is disclosed, where the data is transmitted at frequencies outside the normal operating ranges that are thought... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20100194586 - Methods and systems for borehole telemetry: Methods and systems for borehole telemetry utilizing a tool configured or designed for deployment in a borehole traversing a subterranean formation. The tool includes a downhole telemetry module; a surface telemetry module; and a datalink between the downhole and surface modules configured or designed for transferring data over one or... Agent: Schlumberger K.k.
20100194587 - Methods and systems for borehole telemetry: Methods and systems for borehole telemetry utilizing a tool configured or designed for deployment in a borehole traversing a subterranean formation. The tool includes a downhole telemetry module; a surface telemetry module; and a datalink between the downhole and surface modules configured or designed for transferring data over two or... Agent: Schlumberger K.k.
20100194588 - Telemetry system for slickline enabling real time logging: A system for communicating with a slickline tool is disclosed. The system includes a closed-loop electrical circuit including a surface module, a forward path, a tool, and a return path. The forward path includes a slickline cable.... Agent: Howard L Speight
20100194589 - Recording device and method for monitoring device parameters: The invention relates to a recording device that is associated with an operating medium specially protected from explosions, at a minimum for the collection, recording, and transmission of device parameters, having at least one data collection device, a memory device connected to said data collection device, and a data communication... Agent: King & Spalding, LLP
20100194591 - Power free remote sensor system data transmissions: A distributed monitoring system for a structure.... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20100194590 - Heating system: A heating system comprising at least one temperature sensing device in the form of a wireless transponder. Preferably the temperature sensing device comprises an RFID transponder which may take the form of a substantially planar patch. Preferably said at least one temperature sensing device is arranged for communication with at... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.
20100194594 - Alert device: An alert device for a vehicle including a communications receiver for receiving file fragments for the device, a positioning data receiver for providing vehicle location data, a microcontroller system including a microcontroller and a programmable non-volatile memory system, for building and storing application and data files from the fragments, and... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100194592 - Method and system for disseminating vehicle and road related information in multi-hop broadcast networks: Information related to a vehicular environment is disseminated in a multi-hop broadcast network of nodes. Vehicles and roadside units are equipped with the nodes. An event is sensed at a location by a source node. In response, zones are associated with respect to the location of the source node. Each... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
20100194593 - Neural network for intelligent transportation systems: A vehicle safety system is disclosed that monitors vehicle surroundings, operational conditions, etc., in order to identify potential safety concerns or hazardous operational conditions. In doing so, the vehicle safety system collects data from one or more sources, such as sources that generate data from the vehicle itself (e.g., internal... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20100194595 - Lighting system with traffic management capabilities: The present lighting system adds detection capabilities to perceive the presence and measure the velocity of objects such as automobiles, trucks, pedestrian and other users, to lighting modules for transportation applications like traffic signal, pedestrian control, rails signal, street light, message board and speed monitoring board. For example, a Light... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20100194596 - Display apparatus for vehicle: A display apparatus for a vehicle includes: a shooting element for shooting a predetermined area around the vehicle to obtain a shot image around the vehicle; an image conversion element for converting coordinates of the shot image to generate a mirror conversion image, wherein the mirror conversion image provides a... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100194597 - Vehicle tracking system for vehicle washing: The invention is directed towards an automated system for tracking a vehicle, associating that vehicle with a vehicle washing selection, and tracking the vehicle until it enters the vehicle washing station for subsequent presentation of the vehicle washing selection to the control computer of the vehicle washing system for subsequent... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP
20100194598 - Arrangement for transmitting information concerning an operating condition of a vehicle: An arrangement for transmitting information concerning an operating condition of a vehicle, such as an aircraft or spacecraft, exerts tactile stimuli as information via a stimulus generator on at least one operator of the vehicle. The stimulus is exerted on a sense organ or body part of the operator that... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100194599 - Flaps overspeed advisory system: A flap advisory system provides an advisory to a pilot informing that a speed of the aircraft should be attended to because of a current or desired flap setting. More specifically, the flap advisory system compares a measured airspeed of the aircraft either directly to a flap placard speed or... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services
20100194601 - Device for presenting and selecting data on a display screen: the display means comprise sets of information control symbols, the display of the control symbols being controlled by the designator, each set of control symbols being associated with a given information theme, the displayed control symbols corresponding to the display priority levels of the information symbols of said theme, the... Agent: Lariviere, Grubman & Payne, LLP
20100194600 - Self regulating power conditioner for energy harvesting applications: A monitoring system for an aircraft.... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20100194602 - System and method for rendering a primary flight display having a conformal terrain avoidance guidance element: A flight deck display system and related operating methods for an aircraft are provided. The system includes a processor architecture and a display element coupled to the processor architecture. The processor architecture is configured to receive real-time aircraft data and terrain data for the aircraft and, based upon the real-time... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100194603 - Wind turbine comprising approach lighting: The invention concerns a wind power installation comprising a flight warning light arrangement. In accordance with the invention it is proposed that the flight warning light arrangement is switched on only when a vehicle or craft, preferably an aircraft, approaches the wind power installation to a predetermined spacing.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100194604 - Mobile portal for rfid applications: A mobile portal for RFID applications includes an RFID reader for reading identifications of proximately located RFID tagged items in the environment. A communicator is coupled to the RFID reader to receive the read identifications and then communicate the received read identifications over the wireless interface, through one of the... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza
20100194605 - Method and system for refreshing location code data: A method and system for refreshing location code data is disclosed. The system includes a location code change system that receives map change data and location code change data. The location code change system processes the map change data, finds affected location codes, and updates the location code's information by... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC
20100194606 - Method for operating a driver information system, driver information system and data carrier: A driver information system includes a main memory, a data carrier holding device for holding a data carrier and including a display element and at least one operating element. The data carrier has map data which are divided into planar areas or tiles, and data of different tiles having the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLPPrevious industry: Electrical resistors
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