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Communications: electrical September class, title,number 09/10

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20100245032 - Intelligence outdoor shading arrangement: An intelligence outdoor shading arrangement includes an outdoor shading system, an environmental sensor device and a functional controller. The outdoor shading system includes at least an outdoor shading device including a supporting frame, a power source, an awning frame suspendedly and movably supported by the supporting frame, and a shelter... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20100245033 - Authentication system, authentication method, and information processing apparatus: An authentication system is provided with a room-security device, and an information processing apparatus installed in a controlled area controlled by the room-security device, in which the room-security device and the information processing apparatus are connected in a network. The room-security device obtains, from a user, identification information, and transmits... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100245037 - On chip verification and consequent enablement of card os operation in smart cards: On Chip Smart Card verification of a cardholder using biometrics such as a fingerprint and consequent enablement of a card operating system, having an additional software layer boot prior to the commercial card operating system booting. This software layer, or boot loader, provides the drivers and functionality for the finger... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20100245034 - Method of reading mrz using sam for electronic chip based travel document or identification document: Basic Access Control (BAC), as described in the ICAO specifications for machine readable travel documents, requires Basic Access Keys to establish a BAC session. Up to now, the information used to generate these keys has been optically scanned from the Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) of the document data page. This... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20100245038 - Automatic walk-away detection: A method and system for walk-away locking of a vehicle. The vehicle may be automatically locked when an occupant walks away from the vehicle in a passive manner. The automatic locking capabilities may be incorporated within an energy conservation strategy that allows one or more vehicle components and a fob... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20100245039 - Mobile unit: A mobile unit includes a LF antenna having a predetermined receiving frequency band and gain to receive a LF signal, a determination circuit for determining whether the LF signal received by the LF antenna is an authorized LF signal, a controller activated in response to a determination by the determination... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100245040 - Garage door opener transmitter with status reporting: An improved garage door opener transmitter has a housing with a manually actuable member outside the housing. The transmitter actuating circuitry disposed in the housing. The transmitter circuit is adapted to send a signal to a receiver of a garage mounted opener unit to move a garage door having an... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP

20100245036 - Beverage container authenticity and provenance devices and methods: An RFID label comprising an RFID circuit and an RFID antenna, and optional secondary security label ensures the authenticity of a beverage contained in a beverage container. The RFID label cannot be removed without destroying the RFID label or rendering it inoperable. A secondary security label may be placed over... Agent: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

20100245035 - Electronic tag broadcasting system and broadcasting method using electronic tag: An electronic tag broadcasting system and a broadcasting method using an electronic tag are provided. The electronic tag broadcasting system makes it possible to include information on photographed objects in a broadcasting signal, greatly change the combination of information by means of conventional manual operations, increase benefits of bi-directional broadcasting... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100245042 - Authenticator and authentication method: An authenticator authenticates a person at a cellular telephone according to a registered given user biometrically, in which a predetermined threshold is used in comparison with degree of matching between face images. A location information retriever retrieves information of a first location of the cellular telephone upon retrieval of the... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100245041 - Passage authorization system: A passage authorization system includes a plurality of gate management apparatuses that are individually provided with authentication sensors for acquiring biometric data from a presented hand and form paths, an authentication unit configured to output a result of authentication comparison performed with the biometric data acquired by each of the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100245043 - Money handling apparatus and dispensing method thereof: A money handling apparatus includes a storage and feed unit that stores or feeds moneys, a transport unit that transports the moneys to the storage and feed unit or to outside of the apparatus, a deposit reject port that ejects a deposit reject money recognized as an improper money at... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100245044 - Security structure comprising a thermochromic element and a photochromic element: The present invention provides a security structure comprising: at least one photochromic layer presenting at least one photochromic zone including at least one photochromic element; and at least one thermochromic layer presenting at least one thermochromic zone including a thermochromic element, covering the photochromic zone at least in part.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100245045 - System and method for providing user-selected information to a paging-capable device: A system and method for providing user-selected information to a paging-capable device. An enhanced paging system responsive to information sources and a selection device transmits information to a paging-capable device. The enhanced paging system comprises a storing means, a selecting means, a storage device, and a transmitter. Such a system... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Hfz Attn. Patent Docketing

20100245046 - Cart-based visibility system: A cart has at least three wheels. It has one or more loop antennas, and a radio transceiver connected with the antennas. The antennas and transceiver operate at a frequency lower than 1 megahertz. The loop antennas are each at least 0.2 square meters in area. The cart is moved... Agent: Larson & Anderson, LLC

20100245048 - Integrated circuit card system and a data transmission method thereof: An integrated circuit card system that includes a radio frequency (RF) integrated circuit configured to wirelessly communicate with an integrated circuit card reader; and an integrated circuit card, which is connected to the RF integrated circuit by a single wire, the integrated circuit card configured to change an amount of... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20100245047 - Non-contact ic medium communication device: The present invention provides a non-contact IC medium communication device (1) capable of detecting a non-contact IC medium (25) in a desired area with a simple configuration, by obtaining, from each of separate read areas, identification information of the non-contact IC medium that exists within the read area and a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100245049 - Wireless communication improving sheet, wireless communication ic tag, information transmitting medium and wireless communication system: A wireless communication improving sheet capable of improving a possible communication distance of an IC tag for wireless communication, a wireless communication IC tag, and a wireless communication system are provided. A first spacer has an arrangement surface for arranging a wireless IC tag. An auxiliary antenna, which resonates with... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100245051 - Communication method for noncontact rf id system, noncontact rf id system, and transmitter and receiver: A communication method for a noncontact RF ID system that uses a first waveform, a second waveform, and a third waveform, wherein the first waveform and the second waveform are formed by a basic waveform having one of a rising or falling state transition at the approximate center of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100245050 - Rfid system and radio apparatus: A radio apparatus capable of being used in an RFID system, the apparatus having a memory that stores identification information of the radio apparatus, a timing generation section that measures time, a receiving section that receives an information-request signal requesting transmission of the identification information of the radio apparatus, and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100245054 - Near field radio frequency communication system: Disclosed is a near field radio frequency communication system. The near field radio frequency communication system comprising: a master RFID/USN device which comprises a plurality of antennas to sequentially shower an energy signal through the antennas; and a slave RFID/USN device which generates a first power using the energy signal,... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100245052 - Rf tag, rf tag reader, and pulse code key detecting circuit, and rf tag system using them: An RF tag system is provided, in which in addition to a method of easily sending back MPSK modulated sub-carrier signals on the RF tag side, communication protocols and circuit systems for accurately demodulating modulated waves on the RF tag reader side can be implemented, data transmission from an RF... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100245053 - Systems and methods for controlling serially connected transmitters in rfid tag tracking: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring a plurality of RFID tags. A receiver selection signal is sent along a receive path that includes a plurality of serially connected receivers. A receiver relays the receiver selection signal, listens for an RFID response signal, or operates in a standby mode based... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day

20100245055 - Radio frequency identification monitoring of stents: A method and system of monitoring environmental exposure of stents using radiofrequency identification is disclosed.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100245057 - Components, systems, and methods for associating sensor data with component location: Components having one or more sensors adapted to provide sensor data relating to a condition(s) of the component are disclosed. The component is adapted to communicate with another mating component to associate sensor data with identity information of the mating component. The sensor and identity information can be communicated remotely... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100245056 - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for monitoring a transfer of fluid between a syringe and a fluid reservoir: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for monitoring a transfer of fluid between a syringe and a fluid reservoir. A syringe may include a chamber for holding fluid transferred between the syringe and a fluid reservoir, a distal end comprising a point of attachment for a needle... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100245058 - Printing device: A printing device capable of detecting an error type, that is, at which step in a printing process an error has occurred and capable of performing a simplified procedure for identifying the cause of the error. The printing device includes a reader/writer for writing information into an RFID tag and... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100245059 - Wildlife dislodging device: The wildlife dislodging device outputs sound signal while a frequency is changed to a different frequency stepwise, and suddenly outputs a sound signal pulse of a high frequency in changing the frequency.... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20100245060 - Method and apparatus pertaining to doorbell chimes: A doorbell chime apparatus has an audio transducer that is responsive to both a wired-doorbell button input and a wireless-doorbell button input. Each of these inputs can respond, if desired, to a plurality of corresponding doorbell buttons. By one approach, the audio transducer can provide any of a plurality of... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100245061 - Apparatus and method for providing information to a visually and/or hearing impaired operator: A method and apparatus for providing information to an operator of a device, such as a currency dispensing machine, is disclosed. The apparatus includes a surface, for example a keypad, that is touched by an operator. The keys of the keypad vibrate in response to an input signal. By reference... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC

20100245062 - Tactile alerting mechanism for portable communications device: A portable communications device, such as a mobile phone, includes a novel tactile alerting mechanism capable of alerting the user of an incoming communication or other event. In some embodiments, a mechanical actuator causes a rod or lever to pulsate, rotate, or protrude out of a static housing for the... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100245064 - Method and means for providing safety related messages to drivers: A system and a method are described for providing one or more messages associated with driving hazards to a driver of a vehicle, comprising: i. providing data derived from more than one driving sessions driven by the driver, and storing data that relate to a plurality of driving events associated... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100245063 - Santar: SANTAR is a means of wireless communication that electronically sense, and detect other vehicles in proximity using a common electromagnetic frequency, Receive, and transmit proximity data between vehicles in proximity. Display proximity data to the vehicle operators, on a sensory graphics display. Enable the vehicle operators to view and transmit... Agent: Walter Leon Brown

20100245065 - Obstacle detection apparatus and method of controlling obstacle detection apparatus: An obstacle detection apparatus includes first and second ultrasonic sensors, a control part, and a warning device for warning in accordance with a distance between at least one of the ultrasonic sensors and an obstacle. The control part sets the first ultrasonic sensor to a transmitting and receiving mode while... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100245066 - Automotive ultrasonic sensor system with independent wire harness: A circuit arrangement having a master microcontroller operably connected to a sensor for detecting a parameter. A power communications line is connected between the power source, master microcontroller, and sensor, wherein the power communications line carries power to the sensor as well as communication signals between the sensor and the... Agent: Magna International, Inc.

20100245067 - Method for operating a communications accessory device: The present application relates to a communications accessory device, system and method for a motor vehicle having an ignition variable between an “ON”-state and an “OFF”-state, wherein the device and system comprises a permanent power supply line input and an ignition sense line input, wherein the device and system further... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100245068 - Vehicle operation diagnosis device, vehicle operation diagnosis method and computer program: Vehicle operation diagnosis devices, methods, and programs diagnose a driver's vehicle operation determine whether to provide advice relating to the vehicle operation if a result of the diagnosis has met a predetermined provisioning condition. If the predetermined provisioning condition is met, the devices, methods, and programs provide the advice. The... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100245069 - Automobile equipped with speaker unit: A vehicle of the present invention includes: a vehicle body; an electric motor; wheels that are provided between the vehicle body and a road surface and that are rotated by transmitted motive power, to thus drive the vehicle body; a power transmission section that transmits motive power generated by the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100245070 - Hydraulic pressure warning system for internal combustion engine: A hydraulic pressure warning system for an internal combustion engine including a hydraulic pressure sensor that is prevented from being influenced by the heat of the engine and by the pulsation of an oil pump. A hydraulic pressure sensor detects hydraulic pressure in a lubricating oil passage of the engine... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100245071 - Image information generation device, display control device using the same, information display system for travel body, module for driver seat, and travel body: In an image information generation device, based on status information representing statuses of various sections of a mobile unit such as a motor vehicle, image information used to display an image required, for instance, for steering this mobile unit on a display device is generated easily. In order to generate,... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100245072 - System and method for providing remote monitoring services: Systems and methods for providing remote monitoring services are described here. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method for remotely monitoring a mobile vehicle. The method, which may be embodied on a system, includes detecting an occurrence of a triggering event in or near the mobile... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20100245074 - Embedded silage sensor: There is disclosed a wireless silage 104 sensor unit 102 with one or more sensors 402, 404, 406, 408 for sensing physical and/or chemical characteristics of the silage, and a transmitter 410 coupled to the one or more sensors for wirelessly transmitting the characteristics. A size and/or a shape of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100245073 - Method and apparatus for interrogation of a security system: A method and apparatus are provided for obtaining the status of a security system. The method includes the steps of providing a security system for a protected premises, coupling the security system to a central monitoring station through a short-range radio and a broadband connection that receives polling messages from... Agent: Honeywell/husch Patent Services

20100245077 - Portable wireless gateway for remote medical examination: A remote monitoring system that includes a portable measuring device that can be coupled to a portable wireless gateway. The portable measuring device obtains measurements including physiological data, movement data and ambient measurements and provides these measurements to the portable wireless gateway. The portable wireless gateway can interface with a... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20100245076 - System and method for tracking position of moving object: The present invention relates to a system and method for tracking the position of a moving object. A system for tracking the position of a moving object includes: WSNs composed of a plurality of sensor nodes, each generating connection release information representing that the connection between the corresponding WSN and... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100245075 - Tracking of oil drilling pipes and other objects: Identification and tracking of hollow pipes at a site where the hollow pipes are to be stored or interconnected, such as an oil drilling site where the aforesaid hollow pipes are to be connected and the drillstring of pipes is to be inserted into a drilled hole on solid ground... Agent: Larson & Anderson, LLC

20100245078 - Wearable motion sensing device: A wearable motion sensing device is disclosed. One embodiment of the wearable motion sensing device includes a motion sensor, and a pendant that is attached to the wearable motion sensing device, wherein the pendant is attached to the wearable motion sensing device at a location of the wearable motion sensor... Agent: Law Office Of Brian Short

20100245079 - Method for identifying and locating wireless devices associated with a security event: Wireless devices are often associated with security events. The security events may be investigated by identifying and locating the associated wireless devices by: 1) determining a time and a location of a security event; 2) accessing a first wireless network and determining at least one of an ID and a... Agent: Mossman, Kumar & Tyler PC

20100245082 - Backlighting for computer fingerprint reader: A fingerprint reader (FPR) on a computer is illuminated when an operational context of the computer renders the FPR useful for receiving tactile input from a user.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20100245084 - Detecting plasma chamber malfunction: Malfunction of a component within an RF-powered plasma chamber is detected by observing an operating condition of the plasma chamber and detecting when the operating condition deviates from a previously observed range bounded by lower and upper limits. The lower and upper limits are determined by observing the minimum and... Agent: Robert J. Stern

20100245080 - Device for food-shelf-life management: A device for food-shelf-life management comprises an electronic recorder that has a display screen and a plurality of operational keys. The operational keys are to be operated for setting a present date, a present time, and expiry dates of shelf life of foods. The display screen serves to present the... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esquire

20100245083 - Electronic guides, incident response methods, incident response systems, and incident monitoring methods: Incident response methods include receiving notification that an incident has occurred, determining a source of the notification, the source being near the incident, and establishing at least one guided path configured to direct a first person, a first animal, or a first movable device positioned near the source away from... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20100245081 - Explosive detection portal: This device will allow individuals to pass through explosive detection portals efficiently without undue delay. The airflow from a series of jets will dislodge embedded molecules and direct them to a sensor that will detect the presence of commonly found explosive materials. The molecules that are dislodged will be accomplished... Agent: Law Office Of L. Jack Gibney

20100245085 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: An information processing apparatus includes: a shelf-label control unit connected to plural shelf label terminals, which are arranged in predetermined positions in a store, and configured to transmit instruction information for instructing predetermined operation to each of the shelf label terminals; an information collecting unit connected to the plural sensor... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100245086 - Marking apparatus configured to detect out-of-tolerance conditions in connection with underground facility marking operations, and associated methods and systems: Methods, apparatus, and systems for facilitating a marking operation to indicate a presence or an absence of at least one underground facility. Marking information, including one or both of environmental information representative of at least one environmental condition of an environment in which the marking operation is located, and operating... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100245087 - System and method for adjusting a security level and signaling alarms in controlled areas: An access control system responds to both a user's access data and information as to the presence of one or more individuals in a region. A determination can be automatically made that an authorized individual, or an unauthorized individual, or, an intruder has been detected. The security level can be... Agent: Honeywell/husch Patent Services

20100245088 - Method and apparatus for controlling the timing of an alarm signal in a security system: A security system includes a perimeter sensor configured to cause an alarm signal to be issued after a first period of time upon sensing a security breach. An interior sensor is configured to cause an alarm signal to be issued after a second period of time upon sensing a security... Agent: Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

20100245089 - Anti-tamper assembly for surface mounted security switch: An anti-tamper assembly (40, 40a) is provided in order to sense the attempted removal of a body attached to a surface (17) by a fastener (36, 36a). The assembly (40, 40a) includes an anti-tamper access-blocking element (42, 42a) positioned in an anti-tamper position proximal to the fastener (36, 36a), along... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20100245090 - Patient thermal monitoring system: A patient temperature monitoring system is provided herein that takes the form of an electronic patient monitor that is used in conjunction with a thermocouple sensor that has been printed or otherwise placed on a flexible surface such as a mat. The thermocouple sensor that is taught herein is more... Agent: Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens

20100245091 - Wireless physiology monitor: The present invention provides a new non-invasive technique for organ, e.g., heart and lung, monitoring. In at least one embodiment of the invention, a subject is radiated with a non-harmful and relatively low power electromagnetic source diagnostic signal normally associated with a communications protocol such as, but not limited to... Agent: Trevor Q. Coddington, Esq. San DiegoIPLaw Group LLP

20100245092 - Back body orientation|head of bed elevation (hobe) device and alarm: A device for continuously monitoring an elevation, α, from horizontal of a backrest against which a backbody of an individual may lean, to provide an automatic notification in the event the elevation, α, falls below a prescribed value. The device to include: (a) a liquid column having an opening to... Agent: Jean M. Macheledt

20100245093 - Eye closure detection using structured illumination: A monitoring system monitors and/or predicts drowsiness of a driver of a vehicle or a machine operator. A set of infrared or near infrared light sources is arranged such that an amount of the light emitted from the light source strikes an eye of the driver or operator. The light... Agent: Michael W. Taylor

20100245094 - Remote control with temperature sensor for air conditioner: A remote control system includes an RC comprising a first processor, a first RF unit, and a temperature sensor; a receiver on an air conditioner and comprising a second processor and an IR receiver; and a retransmission device proximate the air conditioner and comprising a third processor, a second RF... Agent: Sam Chen

20100245095 - Tornado alarm system: A severe weather alarm configured for actuation by the occurrence of a single type of weather phenomena is disclosed. In one embodiment an alarm includes a portable housing; an audio siren configured to actuate upon an occurrence of a predetermined event; a receiver to receive signals and Specific Area Message... Agent: Crose Law LLC

20100245096 - Optical data transformation: Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to receive interacted energy at an optical calculation device attached to a down hole housing to be deployed in a down hole environment. Further activities may include optically compressing data carried by the interacted energy into at least one orthogonal component, using the optical... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100245097 - Gas supply apparatus: A gas supply apparatus is adapted for supplying gas to a respiratory mask or patient interface, and includes: a housing including a gas inlet, a gas outlet, and a gas flow path; a blower disposed within the gas flow path; a gas filter disposed within the gas flow path; a... Agent: Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP

20100245098 - Gas level display controller, gas level display device, and gas level display control method: A gas level display controller sequentially calculates a mass of a compressed gas stored in a tank and makes a comparison between a first calculated value obtained at a first timing and a second calculated value obtained at a second timing later than the first timing. When the second calculated... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100245099 - Charger: A charger for an electric power tool includes a charging unit for charging a secondary battery detachably attached to the charger; a notification unit for notifying an operation state of the charging unit by using a combination of a turn-on and turn-off of the notification unit; a brightness reducing unit... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100245100 - Noise suppression techniques in high precision long-term frequency/timing measurements: A frequency/timing measurement apparatus includes a reference source having a reference source output terminal. At least one target source has a target source output terminal. The at least one target source is communicatively coupled to the reference source. A frequency timing measurement block has a first input terminal electrically coupled... Agent: Milstein Zhang & Wu LLC

20100245101 - Communicating device and communicating method: A communicating device includes a power source, a storing unit, a detecting unit, and a communicating unit. The power source is operable to supply power to the communicating device. The storing unit is operable to store a warning message for warning that the communicating device is low on power and... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20100245102 - Information display device: An information display device, after detecting the completion of charging of a battery, counts the number of times that display content of a nonvolatile display part is rewritten. Based on the number of times of rewriting processing, the information display device derives information on a remaining battery capacity of the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100245103 - Healthy home graphical user interface method and device: A user display for a healthy home or like building structure. In a specific embodiment, the display includes a hardware housing and a display device coupled to the hardware housing. The display includes a plurality of graphical objects corresponding respectively to a plurality of different loads numbered from a through... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100245104 - Automatically operating injection device and method for determining an injection occlusion: An automatically operating injection device with an occlusion alarm unit and a method for determining an injection occlusion are disclosed. The method includes generating a plurality of evaluation forces based on a series of force measurements and based on an evaluation time period; determining whether an occlusion exists based on... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100245105 - Transport system evaluator: An evaluating apparatus arranged to evaluate an item-transport system having a flow path. The apparatus includes one or more position markers adjacent the path and an evaluating device for sensing the markers and conditions of the transport system. The evaluating device has at least one evaluation sensor configured to (A)... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100245106 - Mobile computer device binding feedback: Embodiments of mobile computer device binding feedback are described. In embodiments, an application interface for a device application is displayed on a first display that is integrated in a first housing of a dual-display mobile computer device. The application interface can also be displayed on a second display that is... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100245107 - Cross-client sensor user interface in an integrated security network: An integrated system includes a system user interface (SUI) that provides an iconic, at-a-glance representation of integrated security system status. The SUI is for use across all client devices including mobile or cellular telephones, a mobile portal, a web portal, and a touchscreen device. The SUI includes a number of... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

20100245108 - Network device: A network device may be configured to be connected with an external device in a communicable manner via a network. The network device may be provided with a first light emitting element configured to indicate a first type of information concerning a communication of data via the network, and a... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20100245110 - Controlling device with dual-mode, touch-sensitive display: A processing device of a universal controlling device is programmed to distinguish between a first input type provided to a touch-sensitive surface and a second input type provided to the touch-sensitive surface. In response to the touch-sensitive surface being provided the first input type which is indicative of a static... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100245109 - Programmable, modular lighting systems: apparatus and method: Programmable, modular lighting systems configured to resist environmental hazards for functional and/or decorative applications. The programmable, modular lighting systems may further include programs and communication means. The lighting modules and systems may additionally include environmentally resistant provisions such as auxiliary components and fixtures. The lighting modules may be arranged to... Agent: James R. Zarian

20100245111 - End user control of music on hold: In an exemplary embodiment, a wireless handset allows a user having a connection in an “on-hold” state to select one or more sources for play-out of media at a handset receiver while in the on-hold state, and then be signaled when the on-hold state is terminated. Such on-hold state might... Agent: Mendelsohn, Drucker, & Associates, P.C.

20100245112 - Multilayer flexible film body: The invention concerns a multi-layer flexible film body (6), in particular a label film or packaging film as well as a goods identification system and uses of such a film body. The film body (6) has a carrier layer and a decorative layer system (11) which provides optically recognisable information.... Agent: Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello

20100245115 - Estimating the location of a wireless terminal based on signal path impairment: A technique for estimating the location of a wireless terminal at an unknown location in a geographic region is disclosed. The technique is based on the recognition that there are traits of electromagnetic signals that are dependent on topography, the receiver, the location of the transmitter, and other factors. For... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC

20100245113 - System and method for tracking a controller: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a gateway comprising a controller to transmit a first RF signal to a remote control device, wherein the first radio-frequency signal is received by a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag associated with the remote control device, receive at... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Gmg Attn: Patent Docketing

20100245114 - Thin flexible sensor: The present invention provides a sensor (100, 300, 400) that includes a thin and substantially flat flexible substrate (102, 406) having one or more sensor arrays (104, 302), a power source (106, 416), an output interface (108, 418) and a processor or analog circuit (304), all of which are disposed... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP

20100245116 - Method and apparatus for distributing motion signals in a multi-seat environment: A system for providing motion signals indicative of a motion to be performed by the motion platforms synchronously with video images comprising an input interface for extracting a motion signal from the input signal. A server provides a network address to each motion platform. A motion platform interface has control... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20100245117 - System for detecting an object in a monitoring area: A system for detecting an object in a monitoring area with a plurality of sensors, each including a transmitter and a receiver, and an electronics unit for evaluating the receivers. The electronics unit is capable of assigning a contact address to a transmitter and/or to a receiver, wherein address assignment... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100245118 - Multimodal fusion apparatus capable of remotely controlling electronic devices and method thereof: There are provided a multimodal fusion apparatus capable of remotely controlling a number of electronic devices and a method for remotely controlling a number of electronic devices in the multimodal fusion apparatus. In accordance with the present invention, instead of one input device, such as a remote control or the... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100245120 - Sea vessel tagging apparatus and system: The present invention discloses a tagging and identification device and system for tracking and monitoring sea vessels as they enter sea ports, estuaries and/or other channels. The tagging device of the present invention comprises a receiver, for receiving an underwater electromagnetic signal transmitted by an underwater beacon. An acoustic transmitter... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP

20100245119 - Two-tier streamer communication system: A two-tier communication system for a seismic streamer. The communication system operates over an unshielded twisted-pair communication line extending the length of the streamer. Repeater units having a repeater function and a device controller function divide the twisted pair into line segments. Coils on each segment couple signals inductively to... Agent: Laitram, L.L.C. Legal Department

20100245121 - Digital signal processing receivers, systems and methods for identifying decoded signals: A digital signal processing receiver, a system and/or a method identifies a decoded signal. The receiver, system and/or method extract at least one sequence of one or more symbols from a digital incoming signal to generate an extracted sequence of symbols. The receiver, system and/or method generate a first result... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Hps

20100245122 - Unit configuration/reactivation through vdu services: A system and method for activating an inactive telematics unit provides a group of communications functions to the telematics unit. Initially, a call is received at a call center from a user of the telematics unit, through which subscriber information is obtained. An account data set is created at the... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

20100245123 - Telematics system and method for traction reporting and control in a vehicle: In one embodiment, a system and method are provided for detecting a slip condition between a vehicle tire and a road surface, processing contemporaneous vehicle data, such as torque or brake pressure applied, to determine a force of friction, and calculating a coefficient of friction. The coefficient of friction and... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20100245124 - E85 gas station locator applications using v2x peer-to-peer social networking: A system and method for wirelessly exchanging information concerning the location of E85 gas stations between E85 vehicles. The method includes transmitting messages from an E85 gas station that identifies the location of the E85 gas station, the time of the transmission and the price of the E85 gas, and... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100245126 - Enhanced transponder programming in an open road toll system: A transponder communication system and method for communicating with a transponder in an electronic toll collection system. A roadside reader attempts to program the transponder in a normal mode in which a programming signal is transmitted to a first coverage area. If the programming attempt in the normal mode is... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20100245125 - Systems and methods for surveillance and traffic monitoring (claim set i): System, methods, and computer program products are provided for surveillance, traffic monitoring, and red light enforcement. In one embodiment, the system may monitor zones of interest; capture, time stamp, and store images of the zones of interest; determine that an event has occurred within one of the zones of interest;... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100245128 - Automatic parking station system for cycles and bicycles: The invention refers to automatic parking station for cycles or bicycles, comprising at least one interactive workstation (2) and a plurality of parking posts (3). Each parking post includes a first lock portion (4) aimed at securing a cycle or bicycle thereto through a removable second lock portion (7) of... Agent: Hoffman Wasson & Gitler

20100245127 - Garage parking assistant: The garage parking assistant is an apparatus to help the car driver to park his or her car in a garage equipped with a garage opener which has safety sensors. The garage parking assistant will signal the driver by turning on an LED light when the rear car bumper just... Agent: Vuong Binh Hong

20100245129 - System and method for identifying machines: A system and method for identifying modifications made to a machine is disclosed. The method may include determining, by a scanning device, at least one actual dimension of the machine. The method may further include determining at least one previously known dimension of the machine. The method may further include... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.

20100245130 - Display module for displaying passenger-specific display information: A display module for displaying passenger-specific display information in an aircraft, comprising: a display, a control unit, a storage device, and a first interface, wherein the first interface is connected to the control unit, and wherein the control unit is designed, on the basis of a signal that is present... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

  
09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100237983 - System and method for using concealed infrared identifiers to control motion-detecting social computing devices: A processor receives infrared inputs from at least one sensor when an item is placed upon a user interface detectable by the sensor. The processor evaluates the infrared inputs to identify an infrared-printed content printed on the item. The processor retrieves an electronic representation related to the item from at... Agent: Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC Frederick W. Gibb, Iii, Esq.

20100237984 - Apparatus and methods for providing access control and video surveillance at access control points: An apparatus for providing access control and video surveillance at an access control point comprises an access control memory portion, a data processing portion, a camera input/output portion, and an event history memory portion. The access control memory portion is operative to store data indicative of who may properly enter... Agent: Law Offices Of Michael L. Wise, LLC

20100237986 - Microelectronic lock system: A microelectronic lock system includes a computer interface for connecting to an external computer; a biometric interface configured for connecting to a biometric sensor and receiving biometric data that a user inputs to the biometric sensor; and a control unit connected to the biometric interface and the computer interface. The... Agent: Byip, Ltd.

20100237987 - Computer program controlled security mechanism: An apparatus is provided in one example embodiment and includes a locking member configured to be coupled to a case that contacts an electronic component, the locking member being part of a security protocol having a secure mode and a disabled mode. The secure mode restricts access to the electronic... Agent: Patent Capital Group - Cisco

20100237988 - Communications apparatus: An electrode group is provided in a portable terminal carried by a human body for transmitting a transmission signal to the human body functioning as a transmission medium. The electrode group contains three electrodes arranged respectively at three vertices of an equilateral triangle. Three types of driving electrode pairs are... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100237989 - Goods management device and goods management system: According to one embodiment, the goods management device includes a carried out goods detecting portion that receives a reading result from a first wireless tag reader arranged in a depository storing goods attached with a wireless tag, and detects, based on the result, that the goods attached with tag data... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100237985 - Method, system, and apparatus for distributing electricity to electric vehicles, monitoring the distribution thereof, and/or controlling the distribution thereof: A method, system, and apparatus for distributing electricity to electric vehicles, monitoring the distribution thereof, and/or controlling the distribution thereof, provides various components to vehicle operators and station owners to track and control energy usage. Plug outlet devices are associated with a station. A coordinator element is configured to receive... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.

20100237990 - Biological information acquiring apparatus, biological information acquiring method and biometric authentication apparatus: A biological information acquiring apparatus includes light source units configured to irradiate light onto a living body, a light receiving unit including a light receiving element, the light receiving element including pixels, each of the pixels receiving at least one of a transmission light and a reflection light, and a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100237991 - Biometric scanning arrangement and methods thereof: A method for employing a biometric scanning arrangement to manage a set of actions performed on a mobile device is provided. The method includes setting the biometric scanning arrangement to a mode, wherein the mode including at least one of a navigation mode and a matching mode. The method also... Agent: Kyocera International Inc. Intellectual Propery Department

20100237992 - Multiplexer for a piezo ceramic identification device: Provided is a Fingerprint sensor using Acoustic Impediography. The sensor includes an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC or IC) and an array of mechanical resonator used as sensing elements. The array of sensing elements contains multiple sensing elements arranged in rows and columns.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100237993 - Image processing system, history management apparatus, image processing control apparatus and computer readable medium: A history management apparatus includes: a storage unit that stores history information of image processing which contains set-membership information containing pieces of document identification information of an input document and an output document, and an image of at least one of the input document and the output document as history... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100237999 - radio frequency transponder and radio frequency identification system: A radio frequency transponder (1) comprising a substrate (2); an integrated circuit (3) disposed on said substrate (2); and an antenna (4) disposed on said substrate (2) and coupled to the integrated circuit (3); wherein the antenna (4) comprises a first conducting arm (4.1) having a substantially U-shaped structure and... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100237998 - Adaptive communication in an electronic toll collection system: An adaptive communication system and method for use in an electronic toll collection system utilizing transponders located in vehicles travelling on a toll roadway. A transponder memory stores configuration type data that identifies the type of the vehicle carrying the transponder, the transponder or the transponder's mounting. The transponder transmits... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20100237994 - Automated rfid reader detection: Included are network devices, systems, methods, and computer readable medium. These may employ a microcontroller with access to computer readable memory and computer readable storage wherein the microcontroller operates at a first network component of a local area network. The microcontroller may be configured to spatially locate one or more... Agent: Grasso PLLC

20100237997 - Handy reader: A handy reader includes: an antenna unit configured to perform radio communication with a radio tag having data stored therein to thereby read the data stored in the radio tag; a fixing member configured to detachably fix a portable terminal mounted with a display unit configured to display the data... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100237996 - Reader for rfid transponders and corresponding method: An RFID reader system comprises one or more transceiver modules (10) for communicating with a plurality of RFID tags, a control unit (8) having a reference frequency generator for providing a reference frequency to said one or more transceiver modules (10), a control bus (16) connecting the control unit (8)... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100237995 - Tag associating system, tag associating method, and tag moving direction detection system: [Means for Solving the Problems] The present system associates an RFID tag (2A) ranked as a representative of the tag group (2). A communication area (J) of a first antenna (4A) to read out data from the representative tag group (2A) is arranged to partially overlap with a communication area... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100238000 - System and method for persistent id flag for rfid applications: A system and method for persistent ID flag for RFID applications includes a method for operating an RFID tag. The method includes measuring a voltage potential of a supply voltage for the RFID tag, and turning on a pass gate that couples a memory cell to a data line used... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20100238001 - Method of automatically programming a load control device using a remote identification tag: A method of automatically programming a new load control device that replaces an old load control device takes advantage of a remote identification tag (e.g., an RFID tag) located in the vicinity of the old device. The remote identification tag stores an identifier that is representative of a location in... Agent: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. Mark E. Rose

20100238002 - Active/passive rfid transponder control function: Devices, systems, processes, and articles of manufacture are provided herein. These may include an RFID transponder having a microprocessor, nonvolatile memory, a battery, and an antenna, wherein the microprocessor is configured to operate in a passive mode and a battery operated mode, and wherein, when in the passive mode only... Agent: Grasso PLLC

20100238003 - Method and system for intelligent energy network management control system: A system for providing network infrastructure for energy management and control is disclosed. A controller integrates powerline and wireless networking technologies in order to provide an integrated network. A gateway sends and receives command and control data across the integrated network. Client devices may connect to the integrated network and... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100238004 - Portable terminal device and method of controlling the same: A portable telephone device (10) includes: a noncontact IC card communication unit (30) that performs a noncontact IC card communication; a vibration alert unit (22) that notifies the user by vibration that the noncontact IC card communication unit (30) is performing the noncontact IC card communication; and an IC card... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100238005 - System and apparatus for silent pulsating communications: A system and apparatus for wireless communications directly between a sender and a receiver using a sending unit and a receiving unit. The sending unit is formed as a glove having a pulse triggering mechanism. The glove is wearable by a user who is the source of a communications signal.... Agent: Eaton Peabody Patent Group, LLC

20100238006 - Concealed display for an external surface of a vehicle: A panel assembly includes a body that is attachable to a vehicle and has an aperture. A display sub-assembly configured for illumination has a periphery configured to conform to the aperture. The display sub-assembly is mounted to the body within the aperture such that a surface of the display sub-assembly... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20100238008 - Display system, display data output device, display control device, display control method, display control program, and computer-readable recording medium: A display system of the present invention includes a liquid crystal platform section (200). The liquid crystal platform section (200) includes (i) a Flash ROM (203) which stores data required for a liquid crystal wide instrument panel (100) to display all scenes, (ii) a RAM (204) which stores code image... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100238007 - Vehicle having tire wear evaluation system: A vehicle which evaluates tire wear properly even in a road condition that tires easily slip or lock up. The vehicle, which has a driven wheel and a driving wheel with tires attached thereto, includes: a revolution speed detector for detecting revolution speeds of the driven and driving wheels; a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100238009 - Driver risk assessment system and method employing automated driver log: A Driver Risk Assessment System and Method Employing Automated Driver Log. The system and method provides robust and reliable event scoring and reporting, while also optimizing data transmission bandwidth. The system includes onboard vehicular driving event detectors that record data related to detected driving events, vehicle condition and/or tasking, roadway... Agent: Steins & Associates

20100238010 - Display device for cargo-handling vehicles: The issue is to show displayed items on a display device of a cargo-handling vehicle, where only a display device having a small display space can be used, so that operations accompanying the operating sequence of the cargo-handling vehicle can be performed. The device has a tilt angle sensor, which... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100238011 - Sensor mount with self-tightening device: A wheel assembly comprises a wheel, a tire mounted to the wheel, a tire condition sensor unit, and a sensor mount. The sensor mount mounts the sensor unit to an outside diameter surface of a rim of the wheel in a desired circumferential mounting location relative to the wheel, and... Agent: Deere & Company

20100238012 - Antenna assemblies for remote applications: An antenna assembly is provided suitable for use with a remote communications module such as, for example, a keyless entry module, a tire pressure monitoring module, etc. The antenna assembly generally includes a support, a folded metallic antenna element mounted on the support, an amplifier coupled to the folded antenna... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c

20100238013 - Fuel level meter for industrial vehicles: The present application discloses a method for measuring pressurized liquid fuel level in a fuel tank used on a vehicle comprising measuring the pressure of the fuel to generate a pressure signal and measuring the temperature of the fuel to generate a temperature signal. A fuel level signal is determined... Agent: Stevens & Showalter LLP

20100238014 - Vehicle exterior mirror assembly with blind spot indicator: An exterior rearview mirror system for a vehicle includes an exterior mirror assembly that is mountable at an exterior side of a vehicle and has an inboard portion that is viewable by a driver of the vehicle when the mirror assembly is mounted at the exterior side of the vehicle.... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100238015 - Door mirror: A door mirror has a turn lamp that can be mounted easily and without an increased size. The turn lamp (2) has a housing (3) and an outer lens (4) that are formed by molding. A light emitting diode (6) is mounted in the housing (3), and the outer lens... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP

20100238016 - Automotive brake lighting: A method and an apparatus are provided for controllably illuminating automotive brake lights. In one embodiment, an automotive brake lighting system comprises a brake light including first and second light sources, a sensor to sense a level of an operating condition associated with at least one of a brake assembly... Agent: Sanjeev Kumar Singh

20100238017 - Automotive brake lighting: A method and an apparatus are provided for controllably illuminating automotive brake lights. In one embodiment, an automotive brake lighting system comprises a brake light including first and second light sources, a sensor to sense a level of an operating condition associated with at least one of a brake assembly... Agent: Sanjeev Kumar Singh

20100238018 - Mesh network enabled building safety system and method: A building safety alarm system comprising: a central controller having a dynamically addressable wireless data communication router, a plurality of remote devices each having a dynamically addressable wireless communication router and a wireless mesh communications network wherein the central controller is in wireless communication with the plurality of remote devices... Agent: Law Office Of Stephen Cannavale, LLC

20100238019 - Human guard enhancing multiple site security system: Provided is a human guard enhancing multiple site security system comprising one or more human guards, peripheral equipment positioned at one or more sites, said peripheral equipment comprising one or more of a plurality of sensors, video cameras, positioning systems, and mobile communication and data processing equipment, said peripheral equipment... Agent: Richard D. Clarke Law Office Of Richard D. Clarke

20100238020 - Embedded power cable sensor array: Semiconductor sensor chips are assembled with semiconductor communication chips to form sensor nodes which are wired together and placed in a tube preform which is sealed to form a tube containing an array of sensor nodes. The tube, resembling a wire in appearance, can then be assembled with power conductors... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100238021 - Dispenser system: A dispenser system (1) comprises a vibrating alarm (8), a visible alarm (9) and a radio frequency identification (RFID) detector (28) for detecting an RFID tag (12). When the RFID detector (28) detects the RFID tag (12) a control circuit (30) triggers the alarms (8, 9). The alarms (8, 9)... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20100238024 - Alarm and alarm management system for remote tracking devices: A system and method of implementing an alarm hierarchy in a remote tracking device tracked by a monitoring center is described. The remote tracking device is worn by a wearer and includes a location determining mechanism, a wireless communication mechanism and a processor operable to monitor the status of the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100238023 - Method and apparatus to utilize location-related data: A method and apparatus to collect user location data over time, correlating user location data with outbreak data. The method and apparatus further comprising an alert mechanism to indicate to a user if there was a potential exposure.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100238022 - Pet detection system and method: The present invention relates to a pet location and detection system and method that includes: an embedded microchip, where said microchip is embedded under the skin of a pet and emits a signal; a pet detection unit, which includes a power supply, a processor and a memory, where the pet... Agent: Law Office Of Jerry D. Haynes , P.a

20100238025 - Sea floor sampling device and method: A device for collecting samples of the sea floor, including a collection apparatus, a diving apparatus and a control apparatus.... Agent: Law Office Of John C. Mcmahon

20100238027 - Device for monitoring the health status of structures: Structural health monitoring device with improved reliability and performances that is applied in selected locations on a structure. The structural health monitoring device includes a data acquisition, process and storage media, a direct and independent wireless connection system to a standard and globally interconnected telecom network, is uninterruptedly powered by... Agent: David A. Guerra International Patent Group, LLC

20100238026 - Mobile electronic detection device with user selectable alerts: A detection device for detecting the presence of a speed detection system, red light camera, or other electronic surveillance means. The device includes a display means whereby the graphical and audible presentation changes from the non alert condition to the alert condition in accordance to a user selectable choice of... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP

20100238028 - Security switch assemblies for shipping containers and the like: Switch-controlled security assemblies (20, 76) are provided which are especially designed for use with cargo enclosures (40), in order to detect any unauthorized opening of the cargo doors (38). The assemblies (20, 76) include one or more switch assemblies (26, 28) each having a switch member (44) and an associated... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20100238029 - Intrusion-object detection system, method of detecting intrusion-object and method of detecting malfunction: A method determining a malfunction when a reception signal fluctuates at a receiver owing to malfunctions occurring on a leaky cable and its related devices. The method determines, among range bins correlating the reception signal with a distance from a feed end of a radio-wave radiation unit and a radio-wave... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100238030 - Motion detector having asymmetric zones for determining direction of movement and method therefore: A detector, system including a detector and method for sensing motion within a detection region. The detector has a detection element and a focusing element aiming received energy corresponding to a presence within the detection region toward the detection element. The focusing element has a plurality of sections in which... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20100238031 - Security system and method for protecting merchandise: A security system and method for protecting an item of merchandise includes a programming station including a logic control circuit having a controller, a communication circuit operably coupled to the controller, and a memory operably coupled to the controller for initially providing a security disarm code (SDC) to a programmable... Agent: Christopher C. Dremann, P.C.

20100238032 - 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.

20100238033 - Tracking and alert apparatus, system and method: The present invention is directed to a tracking device, system and method that may utilize GPS, global system for mobile communications (GSM) or general packet radio service (GPRS), including using triangulation, and/or wireless local area network (WLAN) technologies to improve the scope, range, reliability, convenience and speed of current tracking... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group

20100238034 - System for rapid detection of drowsiness in a machine operator: The present invention discloses a system and a process for rapidly detecting drowsiness in a individual operating a machine. The system can capture a plurality of facial images of the individual and compare one or more facial parameters from the images to a plurality of stored high priority sleepiness facial... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20100238035 - Detection device and method for detecting analyte: There is provided a detection device that comprises a light source, a light sensor and an at least partially light-transmitting element that supports growth of at least one analyte selected from among fungi and bacteria. The light source, the at least partially light-transmitting element and the light sensor are positioned... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100238036 - Use of optical reflectance proximity detector for nuisance mitigation in smoke alarms: A smoke alarm comprises smoke detection circuitry for detecting smoke and generating a detection signal responsive thereto. Proximity detection circuitry generates a proximity detection signal responsive to detection of an object within in a selected distance of the smoke alarm. Alarm generation circuitry generates an audible alarm responsive to the... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20100238037 - Alert protocol for indicating a failure condition in a distributed system: A method is disclosed to alert a system administrator of a failure condition within a distributed system having a chassis, a management module, and one or more devices installed in the chassis. Such a method may initially identify whether a device within the chassis has encountered a failure condition. The... Agent: Ibm Corp. (tucson)

20100238038 - Service life timer for a device for administering a product in doses: An injection device including at least one sensor for detecting an operating process of the injection device, an electronic circuit connected to the sensor for establishing the beginning and elapsed time of a service life, based on one or more sensor signals, and an output device connected to the circuit... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100238039 - Systems and methods for automated programing of rfid tags using machine readable indicia: Methods and systems for automatically programming an RFID tag using machine readable indicia. A dual mode device performs a bar code scan of a bar coded label. Information obtained from the bar code scan is stored. This information may be used to query a database indexed by the bar code... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100238040 - Mechanism for detecting separation of a component from a part and a component carrying such a mechanism: A component (10) of a device, such as a keypad mechanism (10) of a cash dispenser, is provided with a mechanism for detecting separation of the component from another part (16) of the device, for example a front panel (16) of the cash dispenser. The mechanism includes a member (64)... Agent: Setter Roche LLP

20100238041 - Apparatus, system, and method for scalable media output: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for scalable media output. The apparatus includes a proximity sensor module to detect the presence and proximity of a user, and to generate presence and proximity data in response to the location of the user with respect to the proximity sensor module. The... Agent: Kunzler Needham Massey & Thorpe

20100238042 - Dental fixture with anti-lost system: An RFID anti-loss system for a dental fixture is disclosed that can comprise an RFID reader that can transmit radio waves to a passive RFID tag attached to a dental fixture. The passive RFID tag can transmit radio waves in response to the radio waves received by the RFID reader.... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20100238043 - Sample analyzer and error information displaying method: The invention provides a sample analyzer by which a position of any error status in the sample analyzer can be easily found by a user to allow the user to carry out an error recovery operation in an accurate and prompt manner. The sample analyzer 1 comprises a sensor for... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100238044 - System for recovering energy from power cells: A system and method of recovering unused energy from a source power cell and transferring the recovered energy to a rechargeable target power cell. A controller controls operation of the charging circuit that is coupled between the two power cells for regulating transfer of energy between the two power cells.... Agent: Keaty Law Firm, LLC

20100238045 - System, a tool and a method for communicating with a faulted circuit indicator using a display: Provided is a system, a tool and a method for communicating with a faulted circuit indicator (FCI), the faulted circuit indicator including a detection circuit for monitoring an electrical conductor of a power system. The system includes a display and a first light emitting diode associated with the display. The... Agent: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. Richard Edge

20100238047 - Method of confirming that a control device complies with a predefined protocol standard: A control device, such as a digital ballast controller, is adapted to be coupled to an electronic ballast, such as a DALI ballast, via a communication link, and is operable to determine whether the ballast is operating within the specifications of a predefined protocol standard, e.g., the DALI standard. For... Agent: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. Mark E. Rose

20100238046 - Remote controlling system for electric device: The present invention discloses a remote controlling system and method for an electric device, including: one or more electric devices (200, 300) for communicating with a remote controlling device (100) through a wireless communication network, transmitting state information to the remote controlling device (100) according to a state request command... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100238048 - Apparatus and method for generating location information: An apparatus for generating location information transmits an SUPL INIT message for measuring a location to a target terminal so as to position the target terminal. The target terminal transmits an SUPL POS INIT message including RFID tag information to the apparatus. The apparatus determines a positioning method of the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100238049 - Communication system: A communication system of the present invention is provided with a transmitting unit and a receiving unit. The transmitting unit is provided with: a transmitting device that performs transmission of signals of a predetermined frequency; and a transmission control device that, through the transmitting device, transmits a first signal containing... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100238050 - Wireless underwater hull inspection system: An underwater inspection system comprising an underwater mobile inspection station (52) having an electromagnetic antenna (53), the mobile station (52) being adapted to capture inspection data and use the electromagnetic antenna (53) to send information relating to the inspection data to a underwater electromagnetic receiver that has a fixed electromagnetic... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20100238051 - Parking assistant and parking assisting method: When a parking assistant assists a driver in carrying out a parking operation, the parking assistant takes an image of vehicle surroundings to generate vehicle surroundings images, converts coordinates of the vehicle surroundings images to generate an overhead view image, and sets a parking target area in the overhead view... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100238052 - Emergency reporting apparatus: An emergency reporting apparatus including an emergency signal outputting part that outputs an emergency signal when a vehicle is in an emergency status and a logic circuit part that stores an emergency signal output by the emergency signal outputting part with a logic circuit. Furthermore, an emergency reporting apparatus conducts... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

  
09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100231348 - Intrinsically safe vibration and condition monitoring system and the parts thereof: A vibration protection and condition monitoring system with true digital signal processing based design, with very limited analog based general signal conditioning and integrated specific sensor conditioning and sensor power supply options. In addition to the support for common Eddy Current Probe Systems (employing an external Driver), the device also... Agent: Skf Usa Inc.

20100231349 - Communication device and communication method: A communication method of a communication device for performing communication with an in-vehicle device includes determining whether or not the communication device is within a predetermined storage region, and performing a control of prohibiting transmission and reception of signals with the in-vehicle device when determined that the communication device is... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100231350 - Mechatronic furniture lock: The invention relates to a mechatronic lock comprising a linearly movable bolt which can be moved from a retracted position into an advanced position in order to lock the lock. Said lock further comprises an actuating element for manually actuating the bolt, a blocking element which can laterally engage into... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100231351 - Systems and methods for controlling a smart communication system for a vehicle: A smart communication system and method for a vehicle includes a master switch for toggling smart functionality on and off. An actuation signal is received by a control unit corresponding to a particular vehicle function. The actuation signal indicates that a corresponding actuating operation is occurring. The control unit determines... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20100231352 - Accessory identification for mobile computing devices: Embodiments disclosed herein provide for identification processes and/or procedures for accessories coupled with a mobile computing device. During identification an accessory can communicate lingo information that includes only those lingoes the accessory can use while coupled with the mobile computing device. The accessory can also communicate accessory protocol information to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100231354 - Control system and method, and communication device and method: A control system has a control device for performing a control of a predetermined process, and a communication device for communicating with the control device. The control device has a first transmission unit for transmitting a request signal requesting for transmission of a response signal to the communication device, a... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100231355 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes: an authenticating unit configured to perform, when an input from an operator not having operation authority is received on a restricted input button that can be operated only by an operator having the operation authority, authentication by the operator having the operation authority; and a... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100231353 - System and portable device for transmitting identification signals: A system is provided with a portable device for the transmission of a signal to a second device, wherein the portable device is wearable on the body of a user. The portable device includes at least two electrodes and transmitter electronics for the generation of an electrical signal between the... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20100231356 - Mobile terminal and method of controlling the mobile terminal: A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes storing a plurality of pieces of fingerprint information on at least one of a finger-by-finger basis, on a user-by-user basis, and a pattern-by-pattern basis; receiving a fingerprint-touch input through a display module capable of... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20100231358 - Affixed and affixable product information system and method: A product information system and method are provided. A container or label, for example, can include an information system that includes stored product information, a speaker, and an activation mechanism that makes audible the product information. The foregoing can be provided for medication and medical device packaging, as well with... Agent: David M. Mello

20100231357 - Rfid antenna system and control method of the same: The present disclosure relates to an RFID (Radio frequency identification) antenna system and control method of the same, wherein the system includes a first antenna group including a plurality of first antennas, a second antenna group including a plurality of second antennas, a reader transmitting a transmission-only command to the... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20100231359 - System and method for information service using network: Disclosed is an information providing system using a network. The information providing system comprises a tag for transmitting a tag identification code, a mobile communication terminal for receiving the tag identification code through a first network, generating map request data and transmitting the map request data together with the tag... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100231360 - Wave antenna wireless communication device and method: A wireless communication device coupled to a wave antenna that provides greater increased durability and impedance matching. The wave antenna is a conductor that is bent in alternating sections to form peaks and valleys. The wireless communication device is coupled to the wave antenna to provide wireless communication with other... Agent: Christensen O'connor Johnson Kindness PLLC

20100231362 - Multi-mode tags and methods of making and using the same: Multi-mode (e.g., EAS and RFID) tags and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. The tag generally includes an antenna, an electronic article surveillance (EAS) function block coupled to the antenna, and one or more identification function blocks coupled to the antenna in parallel with the EAS function... Agent: The Law Offices Of Andrew D. Fortney, Ph.d., P.C.

20100231361 - System and method for buffered wireless device enrollment in a security system: A system and method are disclosed for enrolling wireless security system devices (alarms, detectors, lights) in a security system. A controller is provided and is capable of exchanging wireless signals with the devices. The system has an enroll mode where the wireless devices transmit enroll signals to the controller. The... Agent: Gerald M Bluhm Tyco Safety Products

20100231363 - Autonomous limited network realization and commissioning: Systems and methods for forming a local network (150) include determining which controllable (120) and controlling (170, 180) devices are located within a local area (110). A controller (130) is configured to communicate with the controllable and controlling devices and to include local devices to the local network (150) associated... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property And Standards

20100231364 - Reminder notification for electronic devices: Methods, devices, and computer program products are provided to allow the generation, transmission and the reception of reminder notices in a very simple fashion. An independent reminder handling application allows a user to simply enter information including the names of one or more recipients, a trigger time, and a main... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100231365 - Power line communication system and power line communication device: A controller is configured to transmit a controller receiving terminal count, or the number of terminals with which the controller can communicate, to other terminals. Each of terminals operable as a controller other than the controller transmits a signal requesting controller change to the controller and acquires controller authorization if... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100231366 - Door bell with compact profile: A door bell includes a case and a frame is located within the open space of the case. An electromagnetic valve is connected to the frame and controls two hit pins and a circuit board is connected to the frame and electronically connected to the electromagnetic valve. Two resilient members... Agent: Phillip Liu

20100231367 - Systems and methods for providing features in a friction display: A touch-enabled device can simulate one or more features in a touch area. Features may include, but are not limited to, changes in texture and/or simulation of boundaries, obstacles, or other discontinuities in the touch surface that can be perceived through use of an object in contact with the surface.... Agent: Patent Department (51851) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20100231368 - Vehicle presence notification apparatus: A vehicle presence notification apparatus includes a modulating section to modulate an ultrasonic wave functioning as a carrier wave according to an audible sound; and a speaker to generate the audible sound as a notice sound by emitting the modulated ultrasonic wave in the air. As proceeding in the air,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100231369 - Information processing system, information processing device, and information processing method: An information processing system includes an information processing device arranged in a vehicle, a portable device storing unique information, a specification information recording unit configured to record specification information having a predetermined relationship with the unique information, a first transmission unit configured to transmit a request signal requesting transmission of... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100231370 - Method and device for identifying sensors housed in tyres: The invention relates to a method of identifying sensors (C1, C2, C3, C4) of an information system for a vehicle (V1) of the type that links a plurality of sensors housed in the wheels and equipped with a subassembly for transmitting the collected data to a module (100) for transmitting... Agent: Jerome D. Jackson (jackson Patent Law Office)

20100231371 - Fuel nature discriminating system for working machines, and fuel nature discriminating method for working machines: The fuel nature discriminating system of the present invention discriminates whether or not a fuel fed to a working machine is the normal one, and performs appropriate control operation by analyzing the result of discrimination. The fuel fed from a fuel supply nozzle flows into a fuel tank through a... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100231372 - Method for communicating a deviation of a vehicle parameter: A method, a device and a system for communicating in a vehicle at least one deviation of a measured actual vehicle parameter value from its predetermined value to a driver involve determining an amount of the deviation, color-coding the amount of deviation, and communicating the amount of deviation to the... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP

20100231373 - Intelligent vehicular speed control system: A method, system and computer program product for providing notification to the driver of a vehicle when the vehicle's speed exceeds the speed limit within a speed control zone. A vehicular speed control (VSC) utility retrieves information indicating the speed limit of the speed control zone from an information signal... Agent: Maxey Law Offices, PLLC

20100231374 - Wheeled vehicle mounted with rfid tag, rfid tag, speed measurement system, and speed measurement method: An RFID tag having a memory portion for holding information on a wheeled vehicle is mounted on the wheeled vehicle, and an external interrogator and the RFID tag exchange information with each other. Further, an RFID tag having a memory portion for holding information on a wheeled vehicle and a... Agent: Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office, P.C.

20100231375 - Information display and communication system for paintball: An information display and communication system for use with paintball equipment during a paintball game is provided. The information display and communication system includes a display unit disposed on a housing; a wireless communication unit provided in the housing for receiving information from a paintball marker system; and a controller... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100231376 - Method of detecting presence of subject on bed: A bed occupancy state detection method includes detecting loads applied to a head side right portion, a head side left portion, a foot side right portion, and a foot side left portion of a bed platform by first to fourth load detecters, respectively, judging whether or not a prescribed judgment... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100231377 - device for detecting haematoma or subcutaneous haemorrhage after percutaneous coronary intervention: A device for detecting a haematoma or subcutaneous haemorrhage after a PCI, which comprises a bandage provided with fastening means for its placement at the PCI access site, and the use of a safety bandage for producing the same. In the device, the bandage comprises a flexible and, in its... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100231378 - Personal security system: A personal security system relating to a method of applying remote access to track, gather data and receive alerts from a distant personal accessory such as a bracelet or watch. An alert signal is emitted during a number of scenarios including dramatic changes to adrenaline, traveling to a certain distance... Agent: Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC

20100231379 - Initiating emergency communication in response to detecting bio-feedback satisfying an alert condition: Provided are a method, system, and program for initiating emergency communication in response to detecting bio-feedback satisfying an alert condition. A portable electronic device is coupled to a body of a user to monitor biofeedback from the body of the user through a monitoring device disposed within the portable electronic... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37

20100231381 - 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

20100231380 - Multifunctional portable electronic device having an integrated smoke alarm feature and alarming method thereof: A multifunctional portable electronic device includes a smoke sensing device, a controlling module, a positioning module, an alarm module; and a wireless transmitting/receiving module electrically connected together. The smoke sensing device senses the smoke concentration in the air. The controlling module determines whether the smoke concentration exceeds a preset smoke... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100231382 - Wireless temperature sensor network: A wireless temperature sensor network includes a base station unit which transmits query signals cyclically addressing a plurality of temperature sensor transponder units. The transponder units are passive and derive operating power from the query signal to encode measured temperature data into a reply signal which is received by the... Agent: Christie Parker & Hale LLP

20100231384 - Backlighting remote controls: A remote control includes sensing circuitry operable to detect a user touching the remote control. The remote control further includes a light source operable to backlight user input circuitry of the remote control. Control logic of the remote control activates the light source responsive to the sensing circuitry detecting the... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.L.C. Legal Department

20100231383 - Condition-based activation, shut-down and management of applications of mobile devices: Device, system, and method of condition-based activation, shut-down and management of applications of mobile devices. For example, a method includes: based on one or more collected information items, determining whether or not a condition related to a mobile device is true; and based on the determination, controlling a monitored application... Agent: Eitan Mehulal Law Group

20100231385 - Hand washing compliance detection system: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring use of hand washing agents to determine compliance with hand hygiene guidelines. A hand washing agent is provided with a detectable, volatile compound, such as odors, which is then rubbed onto a subject's hands using the subject's hand washing technique. After the hand... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire

20100231387 - Rfid system using circular polarized antenna: The present disclosure relates to an RFID (Radio frequency identification) system using circular polarized antennas, wherein a reader emits electromagnetic wave through reader antennas to recognize a tag and to read out customer information if a customer proximity is detected, where the reader antennas are installed at a kiosk body... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20100231386 - Solar-powered sensing: A solar cell generates electricity, a housing for the solar cell and/or sensor is configured to suit an environment in which the housing is to be deployed so that a person who is in the environment and in eye contact with the housing is unaware that the housing is associated... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100231388 - Disposable cable lock and detachable alarm module: The present invention relates to security devices used to protect merchandise or other objects, including security devices having one or more adjustable cables used to wrap around objects of various shapes and sizes, such that the security devices are secured to the objects. The present invention also relates to a... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100231389 - Method and apparatus for tracking and locating explosives and explosive materials worldwide using micro rf transponders: Stolen or lost explosives are detected by fixing micro RF transmitters in the form of RFID tags to the explosive packaging or embedding them in the explosive material itself. Moreover, the subject microradio transponders may be contained in an adhesive binder or slurry. The identity of the explosive, its place... Agent: Bae Systems

20100231390 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus that enables to prolong lives of device parts of which lives are limited by preventing unnecessary returns from the power saving mode, and reduce unnecessary power consumption. A first living body detection unit detects a living body that approaches the apparatus to input a trigger. A... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100231391 - System and method for human dog communication: It is disclosed a device for issuing signals reflecting a state of an autonomous carrier, a dog for example. The device includes sensors, signal generators like a loudspeaker or a light source, and a processor. The sensors are adapted for sensing parameters of the carrier and for issuing outputs in... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20100231392 - Adjustable sensor for sensing a level of liquid: A liquid level sensing device for sensing liquid in a container. The liquid level sensing device has a base and a rotatable member which extends from and is rotatable relative to the base. A cord extends from the rotatable member and has a sensor provided at a free end thereof.... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC

20100231393 - Liquid level sensor: A liquid level sensing device for sensing liquid in a container. The liquid level sensor has a housing with a power source and an alarm. A first reference surface is positioned on the housing and cooperates with a top surface of a container when the liquid level sensor is initially... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC

20100231394 - Carbon monoxide detection and dissipation apparatus: A carbon monoxide detection and dissipation apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a carbon monoxide detector adapted to detect air-entrained carbon monoxide above a predetermined threshold within an enclosure in detection communication with the carbon monoxide detector, an alarm responsively associated with the carbon monoxide detector for providing an audible... Agent: Adams Intellectual Property Law

20100231395 - Multifunctional power bank structure: A multifunctional power bank includes a box for installing different component modules, an electric power unit and a sound producing unit, both installed in the box, and an interface disposed on the box and connected to an external electronic device, wherein the sound producing unit is connected to the electric... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC

20100231396 - System and method for monitoring parts used by a screening machine: A system for monitoring a plurality of screen panels configured for use in a materials screening process is provided. The system includes a plurality of screen panels. Each screen panel is coupled to a radio frequency identification (RFID) circuit which is configured to alter its behavior if its associated screen... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100231397 - Adapter and portable electronic device: An adapter and a portable electronic device which may contain the adapter are disclosed. The adapter may be detachably contained in a containing recess of the portable electronic device, and it includes a base, a first connecting end and a second connecting end. The first connecting end is disposed on... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100231398 - Frequency domain bitmap triggering using color, density and correlation based triggers: An RF test and measurement device, including a front end for receiving a time-varying signal and a real-time engine for generating digital frequency domain spectrums based on the time-varying signal. The device also includes a memory subsystem containing a frequency domain bitmap which is updated through sequential receipt and storage... Agent: Matthew D. Rabdau Tektronix, Inc.

20100231399 - Ground potential rise monitor:

20100231400 - Lighting activation systems and methods: A system and method for activating one or more lights or other devices using one or more activation devices including electronic circuitry. The electronic circuitry of the activation devices includes an activation sensor, based on which the lights or other devices are activated. Activation sensors include motion, sound or light... Agent: Herbert L. Allen Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.

20100231401 - Control device and method for triggering passenger protection devices: A method and a control device for triggering passenger protection devices are provided, the passenger protection devices being triggered as a function of a first acceleration signal and/or a driving dynamics signal. The acceleration signal is corrected by an offset by a comparison with the driving dynamics signal.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100231402 - Personal fall protection monitoring system: Apparatus for monitoring compliance with the 100% tied off rule for climbers using personal fall protection equipment. The personal fall protection monitoring system includes a remote monitoring module that monitors multiple harness systems. Each harness system includes sensors that detect the engagement of the lanyard with anchorage points and the... Agent: Knox Patents

20100231403 - Method and apparatus for determining tire position on a vehicle: An apparatus for determining a position of a tire on a vehicle comprises a piezoelectric sensor for generating a first signal in response to rotation of the tire and a magnetic sensor for generating a second signal in response to rotation of the tire. The apparatus also comprises a controller... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100231404 - Illumination system having an array of light sources: An illumination system (1) comprises a plurality of light source units (10) arranged according to an array, each light source unit comprising at least one controllable light source (12) and a unit controller (11). A communication network (30) has communication lines (32; 33) extending along a straight line between neighboring... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property And Standards

20100231405 - System for providing an indication of the proximity of a moveable device: A system for providing an indication of the proximity of a moveable device. The system comprises at least a first moveable device having a transmitting means for transmitting data comprising an identification of the first device and a second device having a receiving means for receiving data from the first... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20100231407 - Rfid power control and monitoring system: A system for monitoring parameters associated with a device, such as current, voltage, power, temperature, energy consumed, moisture, fluid levels and flow, wind speed, identification parameters, and repair history. The system includes the use of hybrid RFID sensor tags including a combination of active, semi-passive, and passive RFID circuits. Hybrid... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100231406 - System and method for detecting a failure in a field replaceable unit: An apparatus is provided in one example embodiment and includes a light guide configured to couple to an electronic unit. The electronic unit is a replaceable unit of an electronic component, the light guide extending along a body structure of the electronic unit and signaling an operational state of the... Agent: Patent Capital Group - Cisco

20100231408 - Display configured to display health status of a memory device: An apparatus includes a display configured to display a health status of a memory device, where the health status is indicative of an amount of spare memory the memory device has available to replace memory of the memory device that may become defective.... Agent: Leffert Jay & Polglaze, P.A.

20100231409 - Communication controller circuit for controlling controlled units: A communication control circuit includes a shift register and a control data selector, and controls controlled units according to a data signal, a clock signal and a strobe signal inputted via three serial signal lines. The shift register serial-to-parallel converts the data signal sequentially taken in according to the clock... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100231410 - Device and method for multi-dimensional location of target objects, in particular rfid transponders: A radio-based system and a method for multi-dimensional location of a target object are provided. A target object may be, in particular, an RFID transponder. In this context, a base signal is emitted by a base station and is sent back by a back scatter transponder. A distance between the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100231411 - Long distance power transfer coupler for wellbore applications: A long distance power transfer coupler for wellbore applications system uses two or more wireless modules, each wireless module comprises a self-resonant coil, to transmit energy within a wellbore. The second, and potentially subsequent, wireless modules receive radiant electromagnetic energy from a nearby neighbor which the self-resonant coil converts to... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Houston

20100231412 - Device, in particular a power quality meter and a power quality device: A device is disclosed, in particular a power quality meter and power quality device, for determining and recording data relating to an electrical power supply system on the basis of analog electrical signals, in particular voltage, current and frequency, which are output and/or derived from the electrical power supply system... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100231413 - Process, device and system for mapping transformers to meters and locating non-technical line losses: A process, device and system for mapping usage data from a plurality of utility usage nodes, such as electricity usage meters, to one or more utility distribution nodes, such as a transformer, in which utility usage data collected at a collection device from the plurality of utility usage nodes at... Agent: King And Spalding LLP (trilliant) Trilliant Customer Number

20100231414 - Signal alignment monitoring system and method of assembling the same: A signal alignment monitoring system is provided. The system includes a signal assembly including at least one signal lamp. The system also includes an alignment monitoring apparatus coupled to the signal assembly. The alignment monitoring apparatus includes a source for emitting electromagnetic energy and a detector for sensing electromagnetic energy... Agent: Armstrong Teasdale LLP (12729 +2000) John S. Beulick

20100231415 - System for metering vehicular traffic at a toll plaza: A system and method is provided for metering vehicular traffic. Specifically, the system uses a computer to prevent delays as vehicles transition from a greater number of toll lanes to a lesser number of travel lanes. Toll collection devices are used to send a ready signal to a computer to... Agent: Nydegger & Associates

20100231417 - Parking assist apparatus: A parking assist apparatus includes a target parking position setting portion specifying a target parking position, a trigger establishment determining portion determining whether or not a parking operation is started by a driver for the vehicle based on a shift position of a shift lever provided at the vehicle and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100231416 - Parking assistance system and method: A parking assistance system (PAS) comprising an image capture device, a display device and an image analysis device is provided, wherein the image capture device captures a rear parking image of a car and the image analysis device analyses the parking image to determine an initial line, two side lines... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100231418 - Methods and systems for correlating data sources for vehicle displays: Systems and methods are provided for displaying information on a display device associated with an aircraft. A method comprises rendering a perspective view of terrain on a display device and obtaining sensor data for a sensing region overlapping at least a portion of the viewing region. The method further comprises... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

20100231419 - Method and system for vehicular communications and information reporting: A method for vehicular communications and information reporting. First and second wireless Internet connections between respective first and second vehicles and a web-server are provided. First and second event information is transmitted, to the web-server, from the first and second vehicles. The first and second event information relates to the... Agent: Carlineo, Spicer & Kee, LLC

  
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20100225440 - Lock mechanism: A lock mechanism for sealing a goods compartment has a housing (10) supporting a shackle (62) movable between open and closed positions to permit hoops on the ends of an elongate sealing member (44) to be connected thereto and then held thereby. The shackle (62) is retained in its closed... Agent: Mcgarry Bair PC

20100225441 - Method for using an electronic lock box with a biometric identification device: An improved electronic lock box system is provided for more secure control over the accessibility of a secure compartment in the electronic lock box, which is typically used to store a dwelling key. The new system uses biometric identification sensors to determine if the correct, authorized user is attempting to... Agent: Frederick H. Gribbell Frederick H. Gribbell, LLC

20100225442 - Finger authentication device: A finger authentication device includes a base and an upper case which inclines to a proximal end side with respect to the base, which are integrally formed. The base includes a finger guide on which a finger is set, an optical system for guiding transmissive light penetrating the finger, and... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100225443 - User authentication for devices with touch sensitive elements, such as touch sensitive display screens: For user authentication, finger touch information from a user is accepted via a touch sensitive element, the finger touch information including at least a time series of finger touch samples that define a trace of the user's signature, and each of the finger touch samples including centroid coordinates and non-centroid... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo

20100225444 - Electronic shelf label system, electronic shelf label and correspondence changing method: It is an object of the present invention to provide techniques for shortening a time required for establishing a correspondence between an electronic shelf label and a product. In an electronic shelf label system (1), in response to receipt of a correspondence cancellation signal in an electronic shelf label (5),... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100225446 - Rfid apparatus, wireless network platform, and operating method thereof: A radio frequency identification (RFID) apparatus includes a transmitting/receiving module and a determining module. When the transmitting/receiving module receives a radio frequency (RF) signal comprising a relay command, the determining module determines whether destination information of the relay command corresponds to the RFID apparatus and selectively transmits the content of... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20100225445 - Rfid system with rfid readers and operating method thereof: A radio frequency identification (RFID) system includes a host, a signal translating device and a plurality of RFID readers. The signal translating device includes a network receiving/transmitting module and an RFID receiving/transmitting module. The network receiving/transmitting module receives a control signal via a network and generates a translated signal according... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20100225447 - System and method for dynamically tracking and state forecasting tagged entities: A method is provided for dynamically improving a progress of an entity through an operation, the entity having an electronic tagging device associated therewith. The method includes sensing signals emitted by the tagging device, communicating the sensed signals and corresponding energy levels to a data processor, processing the energy levels... Agent: Patent Administrator Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg

20100225448 - Universal tracking assembly: A universal tracking assembly that is capable of supporting more than one protocol used in electronic article surveillance (EAS) labels. The universal tracking assembly includes an acousto-magnetic (AM) EAS portion with a Radio Frequency (RF) EAS portion. The intrinsic characteristics and properties of the components of these individual labels are... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20100225454 - Wireless tag control method, wireless tag, and wireless tag control program: A wireless tag operable to communicate with a reader/writer, the wireless tag including a sensor that measures a physical quantity and converts the measured physical quantity into an electrical signal and determines whether a pattern formed by the electrical signal corresponds to a first pattern stored in advance in a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100225450 - Delivering media as compensation for cognitive deficits using labeled objects in surroundings: A computer implemented method and system for assisting a person with completion of a task. The method comprises recognizing one or more objects in an environment associated with said task; presenting media that demonstrates a use of the one or more objects associated with said task to the person; and... Agent: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.

20100225449 - Radio-frequency surface-acoustic-wave identification tag and system: A method of fabricating batches of linear RFID devices is disclosed. For example, the illustrative embodiments of the present invention provide a method for producing a batch of linear RFID devices that are advantageous in that they are less likely to be confused with each other than batches of similar... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC

20100225451 - Method and apparatus to reduce data lost on personal mobile devices: Methods and apparatus for providing security for mobile devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes maintaining responsibility for a first item when the first item is in a first range of a first container. Maintaining responsibility for the first item includes monitoring a locator tag associated with the... Agent: Patent Capital Group - Cisco

20100225452 - Method of communicating a command for load shedding of a load control system: The present invention provides a means for secure communication between an electrical utility company and an electricity customer, such that the customer is able to shed one or more loads in response to a load shed command from the utility company. A system server of the customer periodically connects to... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100225453 - Interrogate-response communication system with privacy indication: A method of and apparatus for obtaining information about a product or service offering having an associated receiver responsive to an information request or query. The method comprise providing a portable subscriber device linked with a communication network, presenting at least one selectable query for information to a subscriber via... Agent: At&t Legal Department - T&w Attn: Patent Docketing

20100225455 - Polyphonic doorbell chime system: A door chime system includes a microcontroller having a polyphonic MIDI music processor and a data memory for storing MIDI format sound files. The microcontroller includes an input for accepting signals from door chime actuators or pushbuttons and an output representative of distinct MIDI sound files.... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100225456 - Dynamic tactile interface: A method and system for exciting a dynamic tactile interface having a plurality of electrodes includes identifying an area within an image that is capable of tactile feedback and identifying a first subset of the plurality of electrodes in the dynamic tactile interface that correspond to the plurality of areas.... Agent: Carlineo, Spicer & Kee, LLC

20100225457 - Vehicle operation termination kit for preventing unauthorized access of vehicle: A vehicle operation termination kit for rendering a vehicle inoperable for preventing unauthorized access thereof. The vehicle operation termination kit includes an enclosure, and a digital controller assembled within the enclosure. The digital controller is communicably coupled to a fuel pump and an ignition switch of the vehicle. The digital... Agent: Law Office Of Jerry D. Haynes , P.a

20100225458 - Bicycle burglarproof device: A bicycle burglarproof device includes a monitoring device and a warning device. The monitoring device detects a displacement of a bicycle, and wirelessly transmits a warning signal to the warning device once the displacement is identified as abnormal. Upon receiving the warning signal, the warning device notifies a user that... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100225459 - Bicycle display lamp structure: A bicycle display lamp structure, including a casing, a circuit board disposed within the casing, a display body, a plurality of light source elements, and a clamping device located on the casing. In which the light source elements produce light sources, which are guided by the display body. The display... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100225461 - Apparatus and method for detection of a specified audio signal or gesture: The present invention generally relates to an audio signal or gesture detection. More specifically, the invention addresses an apparatus and a method for converting an audio signal detected by microphones or a gesture detected by an image sensing device into a directional indication of the source for the user.... Agent: Raja Singh Tuli

20100225460 - Bumper sensor: A bumper sensor able to obtain a grasp of a change of shape of a bumper in two dimensions or three dimensions, able to sense a size etc. of a contacting object, and able to be made simple in system configuration is provided. A plurality of optical fibers (20a, 20b)... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100225462 - In-vehicle emergency report apparatus: In an emergency report apparatus in a vehicle, even though a power switch is turned into an OFF state, an execution enabled state of an emergency report process is maintained when an occupant is determined to be in the vehicle. Therefore, even when a necessity of executing an emergency report... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100225463 - Apparatus and method for detecting tire having decreased pressure, and program for detecting tire having decreased pressure: An apparatus for detecting a tire having a decreased pressure based on resonance frequency of tires attached to respective wheels of a vehicle. The apparatus includes a storage means for storing information regarding a distribution of resonance frequencies respectively corresponding to a plurality of air pressure statuses, an initialization means... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100225464 - Tire state variables management system: The present invention provides a tire state variables management system where an external module can reliably receive data from a specific sensor module from which data is to be acquired when an external module transmits to the sensor module a command signal for requesting data transmission. Each sensor module 3... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100225465 - Retrofit circuitry for enhanced vehicle hazard warning lights: A third light is added above the lower two rear turn signal lights of an automotive vehicle Detection hardware is included which senses when both lower lights begin flashing simultaneously due to activation of the vehicle's 4-way hazard warning system. Such detection also introduces current pulses to the third light... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100225466 - System architecture and apparatus for programmable automatic power supply testing: A cost-effective system architecture and apparatus for programmable automatic power supply testing. The system utilizes board level interface between various system testing modules and an Automatic Test Controller (ATC). The ATC receives coded test requests from the software on an industrial PC and control the various testing modules inside ATC... Agent: Mr. Guang Liu

20100225467 - Method and apparatus for detecting leaks in surgical gloves: Apparatus for detecting failure of a protective barrier between a first object and a second object is provided. The apparatus includes a transmitter assembly for transmitting an alternating electrical signal through the first object and a receiver assembly, wherein the receiver assembly is configured to receive the alternating electrical signal... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100225468 - Modular patient portable communicator for use in life critical network: A modular portable patient communicator (PPC) provides for communications with a patient implantable medical device (PIMD) and connectivity with a central authority (CA) via an unsecured network. Medical firmware and a radio facilitate wireless interrogation of the PIMD and acquisition of PIMD data. A universal communications port facilitates mechanical and... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk

20100225470 - Entity identification and information retrieval with a mobile device: A mobile device for obtaining information pertaining to at least one entity in a room containing multiple entities connected to a network. The location of the mobile device with respect to a map of the room is identified and the identification of the at least one entity is determined based... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100225471 - Information providing server, server system, and method: An information providing server obtains user information from a user apparatus. The user information is dependent on a place at which the user was previously located. The information providing server decides, from the user information, whether the user has been present within a permission zone including an information acquisition apparatus,... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100225472 - Method and system for providing tracking services to locate an asset: The present invention is directed to a method of asset location. Location data is received from a cellular transmitter associated with a selected asset, which location data includes data representative of a cellular receiver with which direct communication with the cellular transmitter is made. The location data is then communicated... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20100225469 - Notification system, notification device, and notification method: Conventional notification systems have a poor operability since a notification is transmitted every time a child moves outside a predetermined area. Provided is a notification system comprising: a first position detection unit (101) which detects a position of a first terminal (120) used by a child A; a second position... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100225477 - Duct grease deposit detection devices, systems, and methods: Automatic devices that determine when pollutant deposits have accumulated in ductwork may be employed to notify maintenance personnel or automated cleaning equipment of the need for ducts to cleaned or replaced. Various detection devices may be employed to detect a property of accumulated grease and generate an indication of an... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100225478 - Fatigue testing system for prosthetic devices: A fatigue testing system provides simultaneous cycle testing for a plurality of prosthetic devices under simulated physiological loading conditions. A plurality of sample holders containing test samples of prosthetic devices is positioned between a distribution chamber and a return fluid chamber to form an integrated test chamber. A reciprocating linear... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100225479 - Hearing aid: This hearing aid comprises a microphone (1) for collecting sounds, an A/D converter (2) for converting an analog signal outputted from the microphone (1) into a digital signal, a hearing aid processor (3) for performing hearing aid processing on the digital signal outputted from the A/D converter (2), a D/A... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100225475 - Metered electrical charging station with integrated expense tracking and invoice capabilities: A system for safely recharging and charging electrically powered vehicles, including hybrid powered vehicles, includes an electrical charging station for connecting the vehicles to a source of Ground Fault Protected electrical power, an authorization device for permitting an operator of the vehicle to utilize a secure electronic content distributor (SCED)... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20100225476 - Patch for detecting movements of a body: A patch for detecting movements of a body and its use.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100225473 - Postural information system and method: For two or more devices, each device having one or more portions, a method includes, but is not limited to: one or more obtaining information modules obtaining physical status information including information regarding one or more spatial aspects of one or more portions of one or more first devices with... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100225474 - Postural information system and method: For two or more devices, each device having one or more portions, a method includes, but is not limited to: obtaining user advisory information including information regarding one or more users each of two or more devices based at least in part upon physical status information including information regarding one... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100225480 - Radio frequency signal acquisition and source location system: A radio frequency signal acquisition and source location system, including a first signal acquisition and source location module comprising an RF transceiver coupled to an antenna, the antenna provided with a electronic steering circuit. The antenna operative to launch an interrogation signal, the interrogation signal steerable by an electronic steering... Agent: Babcock Ip, PLLC

20100225482 - Rfid tag, and system and method for detecting change of rfid tag environment: Provided is an RFID tag suitable for detecting a change of the RFID tag environment in real time by a simple and low-cost system. The system and the method for detecting a change of the RFID tag environment are also provided. An RFID tag (2) is provided with an antenna... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100225481 - Telemetry system and method: A telemetry system is disclosed herein. The telemetry system includes a transmitter configured to provide tracking data, and a receiver adapted to define a coverage area. The receiver is configured to receive the tracking data from the transmitter only when the transmitter is within the coverage area. The telemetry system... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100225483 - Data carrier comprising strain gauge means: A data carrier (2) comprises a data circuit (4) arranged on a substrate (3) and data transmission means (10) being connected to the data circuit (4). The data carrier (2) further comprises at least one strain gauge means (7) being adapted to measure strains exerted on the substrate (3) and... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100225484 - Object localization method, system, tag, and user interface device: Proposed is an object localization method, system and user interface device for locating a (misplaced) object (10) in an area of a construction (1). The method comprises the steps of (i) identifying the object (10), (ii) providing an illumination device (20) comprising a plurality of light sources (30) modulated to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100225485 - Security hard tag with attachment clip and method for attaching and detaching: A security hard tag, uses an attachment clip to couple to an article, such as but not limited to clothing, to be protected and which can only be released from the article by use of an authorized detacher that is inserted into the security hard tag. The attachment clip may... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100225486 - Device for counting and determining the direction of passage of living beings: A device for counting and determining the direction of passage of living beings. A first cell delivers an electrical signal representing the passage of a living being. A second pyroelectric cell delivers a second electrical signal. A processing unit analyzes the signals and determines the number of living beings moving... Agent: Briggs And Morgan P.A.

20100225487 - Reminder device for eliciting behavioral response in a vehicle: A reminder device for alerting or triggering the memory of a vehicular occupant includes one or more visual, auditory and tactile indicators which the occupant associates with the presence of a person, pet, plant or inanimate object located in the vehicle.... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20100225489 - Mattress or chair sensor envelope with an antenna: A pressure-actuated floor mat, mattress or chair pressure sensor is enclosed within a flexible protective envelope that is provided with active electronic devices that can monitor the state of the sensor but which can also wirelessly transmit signals carrying information from the sensor-detecting electronics. Radio signals carrying information about the... Agent: Docket Clerk

20100225488 - Patient monitoring system using an active mattress or chair system: A patient monitoring system uses a mattress or chair sensor enclosed within a flexible protective envelope that allows radio frequency signals to pass through the envelope. Information such as person's presence or absence, humidity or liquids inside the envelope, are wirelessly transmitted to a nearby receiver, which forwards the information... Agent: Docket Clerk

20100225491 - Postural information system and method: A system includes, but is not limited to: one or more obtaining information modules for obtaining subject status information associated with one or more postural aspects regarding one or more subjects of two or more postural influencers, one or more obtaining information modules for obtaining postural influencer status information regarding... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100225490 - Postural information system and method including central determining of subject advisory information based on subject status information and postural influencer status information: A method includes, but is not limited to: obtaining subject status information associated with one or more postural aspects regarding one or more subjects of two or more postural influencers, determining subject advisory information regarding the one or more subjects based at least in part upon the subject status information... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100225492 - Filter monitoring device: A filter monitoring device which detects variances in pressure of fluid flowing through a filter element in a filter assembly includes (1) an indicator for conveying data of changes in the differential pressure of the fluid in the filter assembly and (2) a temperature sensor for transmitting data showing any... Agent: Emch, Schaffer, Schaub & Porcello Co

20100225493 - Improvements to responsive units: An electronic communication unit such as a mobile phone comprises a processor for operating said unit; and an ambient air quality monitoring sensor; characterised in that said processor is configured to operate said unit in a first mode of operation during which a) monitoring of said air quality occurs and... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20100225494 - Fluid flow outage safety and warning device:

20100225495 - System and method for controlling an alarm for an electronic device: A graphical indicator, menu and method for modifying and displaying more than two states for the indicator is provided. An alarm indicator algorithm modifies and displays the indicator according to user-selectable options that enables a user to determine at first glance the nature of the next alarm and in particular... Agent: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

20100225496 - Multi-channel converter with self-diagnosis functionality: An apparatus includes a plurality of channels, a converter, a control block and a counter. The channels can be used to measure a first plurality of signals. The converter can be used to convert the first plurality of signals into a second plurality of signals. The control block can be... Agent: O2micro Inc C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20100225497 - Surface-mounted crack detection: A cementitious compound provides a brittle undercoat for making a surface-mounted crack sensor on a surface. A low percent elongation and low tensile strength of the cementitious compound have proven valuable in ensuring that cracks in the underlying surface are transmitted through the undercoat so that a trace of conductive... Agent: National Research Council Of Canada

20100225498 - Postural information system and method: For two or more devices, each device having one or more portions, a method includes, but is not limited to: obtaining physical status information including information regarding one or more spatial aspects of one or more portions of one or more first devices with respect to one or more portions... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100225499 - Device for inputting control commands: A device for inputting control commands has an at least in parts light-transmitting surface and includes an apparatus for projecting a number of graphic symbols through respective symbol areas (3,4) of the surface, a control command being associated with each graphic symbol. The apparatus includes a lighting arrangement (10;16;22) for... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100225500 - method for controlling a device and a device for controlling the device: A device for controlling a device by using a rotation-rate sensor. In order to provide a device for determining a triggering signal for a safety device which allows a particularly compact implementation of the device, the device is set up to ascertain an acceleration variable on the basis of a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100225501 - Telemetry system and method: A telemetry system is disclosed herein. The telemetry system includes a transmitter/monitor configured to provide tracking data and monitoring data, and a receiver adapted to define a coverage area. The receiver is configured to receive the tracking data and the monitoring data from the transmitter/monitor when the transmitter/monitor is within... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20100225502 - Colored led traffic light display: t

20100225503 - System and method for detecting a dragging brake: Systems and methods to determine whether a brake is dragging based on post-takeoff spindown data are provided. The method comprises measuring spindown of a wheel to obtain spindown data. The spindown data is compared with a spindown envelope, and notification is provided if the spindown data indicates a wheel is... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (goodrich)

20100225504 - Method and system for adding gadgets to a traffic report: A method and system for adding traffic gadgets to a traffic report is disclosed. A traffic gadget is a dynamic object defined by a relatively small code module that is separate from the main traffic report application code. A programmer develops the traffic gadget's visual functionality and specifies the type... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC

  
09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100219933 - Gas cutoff apparatus: It is an objective to appropriately assure a function of limiting use of appliances that cause changes in quantities of gas used. There are provided a flow detection unit 10; a flow computing unit 11; an average flow computing unit 12; a flow storage unit 13 that records an average... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/panasonic

20100219932 - Automatic integrated sensing and access control: An access control system for sensing exposure to items of interest for a person associated with a unique identifier of a fare card or ticket is disclosed. The access control system includes the unique identifier, an exposure detector and a processor. The unique identifier associated with the person that is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100219934 - System of controlling device in response to gesture: A control system includes: an input unit through which a signal for a gesture and a background of the gesture is input; a gesture recognition unit which recognizes the gesture on the basis of the input signal; an attribute recognition unit which recognizes an attribute of a background target of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100219935 - Keyless entry system incorporating concealable keypad: A keyless entry system has a handle housing and a grip cover defining a door handle grip, a keyless entry pad defining a plurality of keys, each identified with a corresponding symbol, a plurality of sensors in proximity to the keys for detecting an object in the vicinity of the... Agent: Mcgarry Bair PC

20100219936 - Apparatus and method for identifying a name corresponding to a face or voice using a database: The basic invention uses biometric signals to help identify the name of a family member, acquaintance or newly met individual. The biometric signals include facial and voice recognition. In addition, the invention can interactively produce the name of an individual met for the first time just after that individual shakes... Agent: Thaddeus Gabara

20100219937 - Instant messaging sound control: Controlling the volume of an audible alert associated with an instant messaging communications session includes rendering, on a first instant messaging user system, an instant messaging application user interface for an instant messaging communications session involving at least a first instant messaging user and a second instant messaging user, receiving... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100219938 - Screening transmissions for power level and object identifier in asset monitoring and tracking systems: A method for communicating to a recipient transceiver from a plurality of transceivers located within the broadcast range of the recipient transceiver includes: transmitting a communication at a first power level such that only a first group of transceivers receive the broadcast, the communication including a command causing each of... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20100219939 - Screening transmissions for power level and object identifier in asset monitoring and tracking systems: A method for communicating to a recipient transceiver from a plurality of transceivers located within the broadcast range of the recipient transceiver includes: transmitting a communication at a first power level such that only a first group of transceivers receive the broadcast, the communication including a command causing each of... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20100219940 - Estimating method, estimating system and program: To estimate a tag read status of a passive RFID system in an actual operation environment. A method for estimating, by simulation, a tag read status of an RFID system comprises the steps of calculating the power supply activation status of each of one or more tags having IDs within... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100219941 - System, apparatus, and method for pcb-based automation traceability: A system, apparatus, and method are provided for using a PCB component as an antenna to allow for RFID communication in the UHF band. The present invention enables supply chain management of a PCB and products containing the PCB by enabling tracking of a PCB at the assembly level such... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100219942 - Methods, systems and/or apparatus relating to turbine blade monitoring: A method of monitoring a rotor blade of a turbine engine that includes a plurality of blades mounted to a rotor shaft, comprising: a) securing a RFID tag that includes an antenna to at least one of the rotor blades; b) securing a RFID reader on a stationary surface on... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick

20100219943 - Touch sensitive wearable band apparatus and method: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprises a touch sensitive wearable band having a touch sensing circuit; and an electronic device configured to receive signals generated from the touch sensing circuit to provide an indication to a user of the touch sensitive wearable band.... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20100219944 - System and method for estimating an emergency level of a vehicular accident: A method for estimating an emergency level of a vehicular accident includes detecting an event associated with the vehicular accident, initiating a video recording of an interior and/or exterior of the vehicle in response to the detecting of the event, uploading the video recording on a remotely accessible page, and... Agent: Julia Church Dierker Dierker & Associates, P.C.

20100219945 - Method for displaying the remaining range of a motor vehicle: A method displays the remaining range of a motor vehicle. The method determines repeatedly estimated values relating to the remaining range of the motor vehicle based on a fill level of an energy storage unit and at least one additional motor-vehicle state influencing the remaining range. A first remaining-range value... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100219946 - Vehicular display device and method of operation: An information presentation system for a vehicle is provided. The vehicle comprises a transmission operable in a plurality of gear states. The system comprises a sensor adapted to detect a gear state of the transmission, an electronic control system adapted to operate the transmission and to detect a gear state... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100219947 - Vehicle-installed display system and control method thereof: A vehicle-installed display system for displaying two or more items of information one after another in a given display area includes a recognition time estimating unit that estimates a recognition time required for the driver to recognize information displayed in the given display area, with respect to each of the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100219948 - Communication system and alarm device: A communication system provided with a plurality of communication devices which communicate with each other, wherein each of the communication devices includes: a storage device which stores a first code for identifying the communication device to the exclusion of others, and a second code defined so as to differ from... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100219949 - Single mcu-based motion detection, local alarm and supervisory arrangement for alarm system: A device with single MCU-based motion detection, local alarm and supervisory arrangement for alarm system controlled by an alarm control panel (ACP) is disclosed. The device includes a sensor component to monitor environment, an output component to generate warning messages, a power supply component to provide power, and a microcontroller... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20100219950 - Remote monitoring systems and methods: A method comprising selecting a piece of equipment to be monitored; selecting a plurality of operating parameters to monitor; calculating a deviation for each of the operating parameters; and calculating a composite index for the piece of equipment based on the deviations.... Agent: Shell Oil Company

20100219951 - Magnetic field based alarm system: An embodiment of the present technology provides an apparatus, comprising at least one compass sensor and at least one main electronic board capable of determining a mismatch from said compass sensor and further sending a signal to a at least one vehicle control board to activate at least one security... Agent: Sanchelima & Associates, P.A. Jesus Sanchelima, Esq.

20100219952 - Property retrieving system: An operating unit is fixedly mounted to a property as being accompanied with an active type RF tag unit. When the property to be retrieved is demanded by a user using an upper level unit, its demand is transferred from the upper level unit to an installation type transceiver unit,... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100219953 - Radio frequency environment object monitoring system and methods of use: A method and apparatus for monitoring untagged objects in a target area including calibrating a radio environment monitoring system including a rules engine and a baseline data set for a target area by recording a set of changes to the RF environment fingerprint of the target area received by the... Agent: Babcock Ip, PLLC

20100219954 - Surveillance device: An EAS tag (10) is provided, which includes a body (12) with an internal cavity (16), attachment means (14,26) for removably attaching the tag (10) to an article, an amorphous metal strip (48) inside the cavity (16) and a permanent magnet (34) inside the housing (12). The permanent magnet (34)... Agent: Hahn And Moodley, LLP

20100219955 - System, apparatus and associated methodology for interactively monitoring and reducing driver drowsiness: A system, apparatus and associated methodology for interactively monitoring and reducing driver drowsiness use a plurality of drowsiness detection exercises to precisely detect driver drowsiness levels, and a plurality of drowsiness reduction exercises to reduce the detected drowsiness level. A plurality of sensors detect driver motion and position in order... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100219956 - Heat sensor device and system: A device for detecting the heat of an area, such as a door within a burning structure, can be attached to garments worn by a firefighter or rescue personnel. The device includes a temperature probe through which light emitted by the target area enters, striking a temperature sensor which is... Agent: Benjamin Appelbaum, Ph.d. Attorney At Law

20100219957 - Lighted surround: Lighted surrounds for door handles are provided where the lighted surround can help identification of the door handle, such as when the lights in the room are off or dimmed. The lighted surrounds may be made at least partially of a translucent, flexible elastomeric material and may include one or... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100219958 - Intelligent shelving system: An intelligent shelving system integrates touch sensors, displays, lighting, and other components into shelves. Touch sensors can be used as limit switches to control shelf motion, to monitor items borne on shelves, to detect spills, and to control lighting and other devices and functions. Displays can provide information relating to... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100219959 - Leak detector for detecting leak of liquid injected into blood vessel using pulse signal: A leak detector sequentially emits pulse signals toward a human body at a position at which a needle is inserted, detects pulse signals reflected inside of the human body, and measures a time interval between the emission and the detection for each of the pulse signals. The leak detector then... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

20100219960 - Detector system and method to detect or determine a specific gas within a gas mixture: To achieve gas detection in a precise and reliable way, but at the same time without consuming too much energy, a gas detection system is provided which generally comprises a pair of two different gas detectors. The first detector (DLP) is active continuously and sense substantially for an unspecific change... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100219962 - Bathing system controller having abnormal operational condition identification capabilities: A controller suitable for identifying an abnormal operational condition in a bathing system is provided. The controller includes a memory unit adapted for storing measurements indicative of electrical currents drawn by the bathing system under normal operating conditions, each measurement being indicative of the electrical current being drawn by a... Agent: Smart & Biggar

20100219961 - Limit signal indicator and method for operating a limit signal indicator: In a limit signal indicator for determining two positions of a pneumatically operated positioning device, a position sensor detects a position of the positioning device. A first signal transmission contact, a second signal transmission contact, and a microprocessor are provided. The first and the second signal transmission contacts each output... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100219963 - Apparatus for indicating the state of charge of a storage battery: Storage batteries having a rechargeable battery for operating electric tools often have a state of charge indicator. A state of charge circuit, which has a sensor that is coupled to the evaluation unit, is provided in order to identify the operating state of the storage battery. An interlock switch for... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.

20100219964 - Method and system for detecting faults in sheet material: A method for detecting faults in sheet material, particularly folds in steel sheet which is being rolled to final specifications, consists in coupling a sensor which is sensitive to vibration in the rolling apparatus and monitoring an oscillating electric signal generated from the sensor to detect spikes which correspond to... Agent: Gowling, Lafleur Henderson LLP

20100219966 - Apparatus, method, and program for information processing: An information processing apparatus includes: position detection means for detecting a position of a client unit held by a user on the basis of a signal outputted from the client unit; conversion means for variably setting a parameter value used to convert at least one of a sound signal and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100219965 - Locating device: The invention is based on a locating device for locating objects in an item being investigated, said device having a basic body, a sensor unit for detecting a movement parameter when the basic body is moved relative to the item being investigated, an output unit and a control unit which,... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100219969 - Assembly of a remote control and a remote controllable apparatus: An assembly of an apparatus and a remote control, where the apparatus has a surface part a surface part adapted to support the remote control and a movable element movable between a position at which the remote control may be supported and a position at least partly covering the surface... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100219968 - Laboratory system having a transport unit for samples and a monitoring system for maintaining a safe distance: The laboratory system according to the invention substantially comprises a transport device for samples, at least one handling device for preparing, analysing and/or processing samples, at least one movable manipulation device for handling the samples in the region of a handling device, the manipulation device being configured for the transfer... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100219967 - Method and apparatus for monitoring the maximum distance between two objects: A method and an apparatus for monitoring the maximum distance between two objects, in particular between a child and its guardian, with the aid of two transceivers, the first of which periodically transmits status messages of a particular transmission power to the second, wherein an alarm is triggered in the... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100219970 - System and method for analyzing faulty event transmissions: A system and method are disclosed for recording and evaluating faults in event transmissions between security system components. A panel in a monitored building may send event signals to a receiver located in a central monitoring facility. Event signals may represent a status of individual alarms or sensors in the... Agent: Gerald M Bluhm Tyco Safety Products

20100219971 - Concatenated audio messages: Audibly identifying an event includes enabling selection of a first sound based upon an identifier. The identifier enables identification of an entity related to the event. A notification of an occurrence of the event is received. The notification includes the identifier. An intended recipient is alerted of the event by... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100219972 - Electronic apparatus and control method: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes: an indicator configured to indicate an operation status of a device; a switch configured to receive an input; a time determination module configured to determine whether an input time during which the input is continually received by the switch exceeds a predetermined... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100219973 - Adaptive pedestrian billboard system and related methods: An adaptive pedestrian billboard system may include a display for passing pedestrian traffic, and a memory for storing a plurality of notifications having different visual feature detail levels. The system may further include a controller configured to cooperate with the display and the memory for determining a density of the... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist - Rim

20100219974 - System controlling electric power and system controlling valve: Disclosed is a system for interrupting an electric power of an outlet or closing a gas valve through detection of the absence of a user. The system includes a signal transmission device installed on an outside of the outlet and a gas valve device. The signal transmission device detects the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100219975 - Digital card system based on place recognition for supporting communication: A digital card system based on place recognition for supporting communication, which enables people who cannot communicate by the way of speech or writing to communicate by using a digital cards, is provided. Therefore, a user can rapidly and simply search digital cards for communication in response to various situations.... Agent: Charles N. J. Ruggiero Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.

20100219977 - Multiple transmitter remote control system: A remote control system includes multiple transmitters located at differing positions around a housing. The transmitters are spaced apart so that a transmission from one of the transmitters is likely to be received even if a transmission from another transmitters is obstructed or oriented away from a receiver. One embodiment... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100219976 - Remote user interface system and method: A remote user interface system and method for effectively controlling functions of a client device and remote user interface rendered on the client device by means of a client-specific or content-specific control user interface rendered on a remote control device is provided. A method for controlling a remote user interface... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20100219978 - Playback control apparatus and audio system: One aspect of the present invention can include a playback device capable of externally receiving a playback signal for playing back a sound or an image, and capable of transmitting the playback signal to the playback device if it is detected that a predetermined electric source was externally supplied.... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100219979 - Method and apparatus for providing device recovery assistance: An apparatus for providing device recovery assistance may include at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code. The at least one memory and the computer program code may be configured, with the processor, to cause the apparatus to perform at least causing a device to... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20100219980 - Method and system for performing operations and for improving production in wells: A method for performing operations and for improving production in a well includes the steps of: providing radio identification devices at known locations in the well, and providing a reader device configured to read the identification devices, and to control the operations responsive to signals from the identification devices. The... Agent: Marathon Oil Company C/o Law Office Of Jack E. Ebel

20100219981 - Antenna including first and second radiating elements having substantially the same characteristic features: An apparatus including an antenna for wireless communications is disclosed. The antenna includes a first radiating element and a second radiating element electromagnetically coupled to and electrically isolated from the first radiating element. The first radiating element includes at least one characteristic feature that is substantially the same as at... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100219982 - Device for bidirectional remote water-meter reading by means of radio, for invoicing in a accordance with consumption time bands: The present invention relates to a remote water-meter reading device (8) that comprises an assembly (10) for acquiring consumption data and comprising at least one radio transmitter for transmitting the information acquired, at least one radio receiver incorporated into the acquisition assembly (10) so as to enable said device (1)... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100219983 - Comparible diagnostics for renewable energy power systems: A computer processor implemented method of measuring, monitoring, comparing and diagnosing the power generated of at least two renewable power systems provided to at least two consumers and alerting at least one of consumers in the event of comparative underperformance, the method taking into account at least two diagnostic variables... Agent: Meredith & Keyhani, PLLC

20100219984 - Traffic communication system and method for communicating in traffic: A traffic communication system comprising a laser transmitter arranged for emitting a pulsating laser signal, wherein at least one message has been encoded into the pulse sequence of the laser signal, a laser receiver arranged for receiving the pulsating laser signal, and a central processing unit arranged for determining said... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100219985 - Accessory system suitable for use in a vehicle: An accessory mounting system suitable for use in an interior cabin of a vehicle includes a first attachment element adhesively attached to an interior surface of a windshield of a vehicle, and a second attachment element adhesively attached to the interior surface of the windshield of the vehicle. The first... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100219986 - Method and device for monitoring a horizontal position of an aircraft rolling on the ground: Method and device for monitoring a horizontal position of an aircraft rolling on the ground. The device (1) comprises an altimeter (3) and means (4, 6, 8, 10, 12) for detecting, with the aid of measurements carried out by the altimeter (3), an error of an indication of horizontal position... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20100219987 - Rotor system health monitoring using shaft load measurements and virtual monitoring of loads: A method of real-time rotor fault detection includes measuring a set of loads to obtain measured signals and virtually monitoring the set of loads to obtain estimated signals. The estimated signals are subtracted from the measured signals to obtain residuals and the residuals are compared to a categorical model. A... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey, & Olds, P.C./sikorsky

20100219988 - Aircraft collision avoidance system: An aircraft collision avoidance system comprising (a) at least one separation monitoring device connectable to at least a portion of an aircraft, the separation monitoring device comprising (1) at least one transmitter and (2) at least one receiver and (b) a master unit.... Agent: King & Partners, PLC

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