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Communications: electrical December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/10

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12/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100328023 - Method and apparatus for monitoring and selectively controlling a load in a power system: A monitoring and control device for a power system that includes a plurality of electrical loads and a control unit is described. The monitoring and control device includes a load monitoring module configured to determine an amount of electrical power transmitted to at least one of the plurality of electrical... Agent: John S. Beulick (17851) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100328024 - Drug-transfer device, drug-delivery system incorporating the same, methods of fabricating the same, and methods of enabling administration of a drug: A method of enabling administration of a drug includes determining, within a drug-transfer device including cells, a location of at least one cell and generating information identifying the determined location. A user may be provided with the drug-transfer device. The drug is retained within the at least one cell when... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom/parc

20100328030 - rfid pet door: An RFID reader for use in a pet door to control access for a pet bearing an RFID tag or implant. The RFID reader incorporates and is operable in two modes, a learn mode and a normal mode. In learn mode, the reader stores the ID code of an RFID... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100328031 - Global asset tracking enterprise system: A system for operating a container lock mechanism includes a housing, at least two lock members, the two lock members including a first lock member configured to engage a first portion of a container and a second lock member configured to engage a second portion of the container to mount... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100328025 - Amusement park management system: The amusement park management system comprises at least one mobile communication device containing identification information and transmitting reservation information including the number of reserved seats in a corresponding amusement facility out of a plurality of amusement facilities in an amusement park; a plurality of wireless network devices provided in the... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100328027 - Authentication of an electromagnetic terminal-transponder couple by the terminal: A method of authentication, by a terminal generating a magnetic field, of a transponder located in this field, wherein: first data, relative to the current in an oscillating circuit of the terminal, measured by the terminal for a first value of the resistive load of the transponder, are transmitted to... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100328026 - Authentication of an electromagnetic terminal-transponder couple by the transponder: A method of authentication of a terminal generating a magnetic field, by a transponder including an oscillating circuit from which a D.C. voltage is generated, wherein the transponder: receives first data relative to the current in an oscillating circuit of the terminal, measured by the terminal for a first value... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100328028 - Flexible semiconductor device and identification label: Provided is a flexible device (100) having an integrated circuit (5) and an antenna (6) which is incorporated or directly coupled to the interconnect structure of the integrated circuit (5). An electrically insulating or dielectric layer (4) is present as support layer for both antenna (6) and integrated circuit (5).... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100328033 - Biometric authentication device, biometric authentication method, and storage medium: Provided is a biometric authentication device that can enhance usability, suppress deterioration of authentication accuracy due to ambient noise, and increase tolerance to wiretapping. A biometric authentication device generates a signal pattern toward a living body by using a signal pattern generating means 11, and transmits the signal pattern to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100328032 - Security for computing unit with femtocell ap functionality: A computing unit includes a radio that communicates with at least one external station in a femtocell access point (AP) mode of operation. A processing module executes a plurality of applications including a femtocell application in the femtocell AP mode of operation and a multi-level security application that authenticates a... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20100328034 - System and method for controlling one or both of sensor functionality and data access based on biometrics data: The present disclosure is generally directed to maintaining sensor quality standards and/or preventing improper remanufacture of sensors, such as pulse oximetry sensors. Present embodiments may include a system for facilitating the monitoring of physiologic conditions that includes a biometric measurement device configured to translate a unique biological feature of a... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20100328035 - Security with speaker verification: A data base is created for storage of voice prints of requesters that are believed to be fraudulently attempting to access information for which they are not authorized to obtain. When a user opens an account a voice print is obtained and stored. The user also provides answers to security... Agent: Law Office Of Jim Boice

20100328036 - Security system and method for granting access: A method for granting access to change a security system from a locked state to an unlocked state includes: displaying a security access interface on the display unit; selecting one image; changing at least one value of at least one property of the selected image; at least recording the at... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100328029 - Method and apparatus for communication device: In some embodiments, apparatus includes: a communication device to receive a plurality of removable information devices and transmit information to a proximity coupling system, the communication device including: a body; a plurality of electrical interfaces supported by the body, each of the plurality of electrical interfaces to electrically connect to... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC

20100328037 - rfid monitoring system: A radio frequency identification (RFID) monitoring system (12) for monitoring a plurality of RFID tags, and in particular for monitoring a plurality of vials incorporating such tags and stored at a low temperature, (eg. −80° C.) within a storage unit (10), for example a freezer. The RFID system (12) comprises... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20100328041 - Am (amplitude modulation) demodulation system for rfid reader device: An RFID reader device (31), of the type comprising a demodulator (6) for receiving from a RFID tag (11) an AM (Amplitude Modulation) wave (20) having a predetermined frequency (f) and for retrieving, from the AM wave (20), a demodulated output (6a) associated to predetermined positive or negative Amplitudes of... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100328040 - Electronic circuit with capacitor: An electronic circuit comprising a circuit module, a capacitor connected to the circuit module and a shutdown line providing a shutdown signal to the circuit module for suspending the circuit module. The electronic circuit further comprises a switching module for switching the capacitor such as to reduce discharging of the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100328039 - Position detecting system and cable unit: A position detecting system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a moving machine capable of moving along a predetermined path, plural storage media configured to store position information and arranged in parallel along the path, and a reading unit provided on the moving machine side and configured... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100328042 - Radio-tag reading apparatus and radio tag: The radio-tag data containing the merchandise management data about an item of merchandise from the radio tag attached to the item of merchandise. It is determined whether a prescribed one of the bytes constituting the radio-tag data is identification data that specifies the merchandise management data. If the prescribed byte... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100328038 - Wireless tag reading apparatus and method for arranging reader antenna of wireless tag reading apparatus: A wireless tag reading apparatus comprising: an electric field-type reader antenna which has an electromagnetic wave radiating side arranged toward a wireless tag for both near-field and far-field operation and which transmits and receives a signal to and from the wireless tag by an electric field; a magnetic field-type reader... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100328043 - Interrogation of rfid communication units: A dual mode interrogation is carried out by sending narrow band radio frequency interrogation (RFID) signal for narrow band RFID communication units, the narrow band signal comprising substantially continuous periods, and by sending a high data rate RFID interrogation signal during the substantially continuous periods of the narrow band RFID... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20100328046 - Authentication of a terminal by an electromagnetic transponder: A method of authentication of a terminal generating a magnetic field by a transponder including an oscillating circuit from which a D.C. voltage is generated, wherein at least one quantity depending on the coupling between the transponder and the terminal is compared with at least one reference value.... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100328047 - Communication session establishment: A radio frequency identification system that has a radio frequency identification reader and a set of tags, in which the tags are interrogated in order to establish a connection with a responding tag. The responding tag determines a desired data rate and indicates this desired data rate to the reader... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20100328044 - Inductive power system and method of operation: An inductive power pad (100) includes a plurality of transmitting inductors (120) and a respective plurality of detector circuits (140). Each transmitting inductor (120) is operable to provide inductive energy to a power receiver circuit (150). Each detector circuit (140) corresponds to one of the plurality of transmitting inductors (120)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100328045 - Noncontact communication apparatus and noncontact communication method: A noncontact communication apparatus is disclosed which includes: an antenna resonance circuit configured to have a coil for communicating with an opposite party through electromagnetic coupling; a changing block configured to change a Q-factor of the antenna resonance circuit; and a control block configured to control the antenna resonance circuit... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100328048 - Wireless real time inventory system and method therefor: An inventory system has a plurality of tag devices. A single tag device is attached to an asset to be tracked for inventory purposes. Each tag device has a unique identification code. Each tag device transmits an identification signal encoded with the unique identification code. A plurality of signal receivers... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC

20100328049 - Aimd external programmer incorporating a multifunction rfid reader having a limited transmit time and a time-out period: A system is provided for identifying implanted medical devices, leads and systems, as well as objects in close proximity to a patient having an implanted medical device (IMD), using a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag having retrievable information relating to the IMD, lead system and/or patient. An RFID tag communicator... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP

20100328050 - Server component for monitoring modules of printing machines utilizing rfid tags: A server component includes a network interface and an analysis component. The server component is at least partially implemented by an operative set of processor executable instructions configured for execution by at least one processor. The network interface is in operative communication with a network and is configured to communicate... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)

20100328051 - Method and system for the presentation of information via the tactile sense: Methods are provided for communicating information via a tactile sense is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving input information at a controller comprising a processor. In addition, the method comprises generating a tactile sequence from the input information according to a predetermined communication structure via the controller and... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P. A.

20100328053 - Array-type tactile feedback touch panel: An array-type tactile feedback touch panel includes a touch unit, a central processing unit (CPU), a vibration unit, and a display unit. The vibration unit has a plurality of thin vibrators. When the display unit displays a touch frame and a touch body performs a touch motion on the touch... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100328052 - Overlay for electronic device and method of identifying same: An overlay includes a sheet corresponding to a plurality of keys that are associated with an application for a portable electronic device. An identifier is associated with the application. The identifier is identifiable by the portable electronic device, such that the application is opened upon identification of the identifier.... Agent: Research In Motion Attn: Glenda Wolfe

20100328055 - Detection system for assisting a driver when driving a vehicle: A detection system (5) for assisting a driver when driving a vehicle, the system (5) comprising: a plurality of image capturing devices (98) mounted to the vehicle to capture images of the external environment of the vehicle; an image processing module (95) to identify potential hazards in real-time from the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100328054 - Method and system for coding digital information in lane markings: A road surface includes lane marking that store digital information. Images of the road surface and lane markings are acquired by a camera. The digital information is decoded from the images, analyzed so that a feedback signal can be generated according to the decoded digital information.... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

20100328056 - Sensor device for capacitively ascertaining distance: A sensor unit, in particular a sensor unit in or on a vehicle, for capacitively ascertaining the distance between the sensor device and an object, having an electrode for forming a capacitive system with the object and an apparatus for creating a signal proportional to the capacitance of the capacitive... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100328057 - Method and apparatus for electric powered vehicle recharging safety: An apparatus comprising a charging pin in a recharging inlet of an electric powered vehicle (EPV) recharging inlet, a ground pin in the recharging inlet and substantially parallel to the charging pin, a safety pin in the recharging inlet and substantially parallel to the charging pin and the ground pin,... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc. C/o Conley Rose, P.C.

20100328059 - Tire condition acquisition device and tire condition monitoring system: A tire condition acquisition device located in a tire and that transmits at least tire internal air pressure information includes: a housing that allows outside air to enter in only through a ventilation hole; an air pressure detecting element disposed in the housing and that detects an air pressure of... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20100328058 - Tire condition monitoring system: The tire condition of each tire of a vehicle is detected, which information is transmitted by means of electromagnetic waves from the tire condition acquisition devices to a monitoring device that receives the electromagnetic waves transmitted from tire condition acquisition devices via a receiving antenna, which monitoring device contains means... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20100328060 - Vehicle measurement system with user interface: A vehicle measurement system that provides highly realistic guidance to perform a vehicle measurement procedure is described. An exemplary system includes a data storage device configured to store vehicle data for a plurality of vehicles. The vehicle data corresponding to each respective vehicle includes an image of the vehicle and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100328061 - Crimes and disasters preventing system: The present invention relates to an emergency signal transmitting and receiving device of a crime and disaster preventing system. The present invention also relates to a device for sensing a state of a cable. The present invention has the advantages that an appropriate action to the emergency state can be... Agent: Mathews, Shepherd, Mckay, & Bruneau, P.A.

20100328062 - Repeater providing data exchange with a medical device for remote patient care and method thereof: A repeater providing data exchange with a medical device for remote patient care and method thereof are provided. The repeater includes a transmission device configured to send the data over a wireless medium to a data repository and a processing device configured to detect conditions in respect of an associated... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20100328063 - Remote tracking and communication device: A remote tracking and communication device comprising a housing which encloses a processor, a memory, a position locator, a first transmitter, and a second transmitter. Each of the latter components are electronically coupled to the processor. Both the first and second transmitters are adapted to send and receive wireless voice... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100328067 - Method and device for determining a leak in a system component and/or for determining a state of a system component: In a method and a device for determining a leak in at least one system component (2.1 through 2.n) and/or a state of a system component (2.1 through 2.n) of a system, at least one section of one or more system components (2.1 through 2.n) is monitored optically. Sound emissions... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100328066 - Methods and apparatus for facilitating testing of the sobriety of online gamblers: Methods, systems and articles of manufacture are provided for administering sobriety tests to online gamblers, as well as to determining whether, when and to whom to administer a sobriety tests. Various mediation events to be initiated upon certain results of such sobriety tests are also disclosed.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100328064 - Preventing malware attacks in virtualized mobile devices: One embodiment is a method of preventing malware attacks in a virtualized mobile device including virtualization software that supports one or more virtual machines, the method including: (a) collecting information related to the status of physical device drivers; and (b) sending the information to virus protection software; wherein the virus... Agent: Vmware, Inc.

20100328065 - Warning circuit and electronic device: A warning circuit includes a sampling unit, a reference voltage unit, a switch unit, and a warning unit. The warning circuit is coupled to a power supply. The sampling unit is used for sampling an input voltage from the power supply to generate a sample voltage. The reference voltage unit... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100328068 - Hand-held pocket-sized barrier penetrating motion detector: A motion detector utilizing a low microwave frequency that penetrates dry, non-metallic barriers and detects motion by sensing a Doppler shift in the received signal that has been reflected off of aqueous or metallic objects is disclosed. It is a battery powered hand-held pocket-sized device that includes a microwave motion... Agent: Eric Hanscom

20100328071 - Article holding and tracking device: An apparatus is provided for holding articles, such as keys, which is attachable to a person's clothing, handbag or a purse, and wherein a physical or electronic tether is used to allow the user to use the articles stored thereupon without removing them from the holder or from their clothing,... Agent: Blackshear Capital And Legal Suite A-228

20100328069 - Method for providing a combined theft detection and proximity detection system: A method for providing a combined theft detection and proximity detection system is disclosed. The method comprises the step of providing a vehicle unit having a transmitter and a receiver to transmit and receive an RF signal such that a user of the vehicle unit can inform other vehicle units... Agent: Rfad, Inc.

20100328070 - Method, system, and computer program product to detect micron scale displacement of objects from a long range with and optical device and related computer implemented methods: Embodiments of systems, program products, and computer implemented methods to measure the displacement of an object located in a hazardous or otherwise inaccessible location at a long range from an optical device with micron-level accuracy are provided the object being. The objects can be machinery, valves, containers, or any other... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20100328072 - Cable theft monitoring system: There is a cable theft monitoring system and method configured to protect electrical cables from theft during non-operation hours. The system includes a power circuit configured to provide power. The system also includes a motor coil configured to receive and utilize power. The system further includes a power supply line... Agent: Advantia Law Group

20100328073 - Method and system to determine the position, orientation, size, and movement of rfid tagged objects: A method and system of determining spatial identification of an object, such as orientation, size, location, range, and/or movement, using an RFID system is disclosed. An RFID system can comprise one or more RFID reader receiving antennas that query one or more RFID tags coupled to the object. The measurement... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100328075 - Apnea detector and system: An apnea detector is disclosed. In some embodiments, a detector unit in communication with a capacitive type sensor is adapted to receive an electrical signal which is indicative of variable capacitance resulting from movement of a subject and to emit an alert signal when the received electrical signal is indicative... Agent: Marc Van Dyke

20100328074 - Human presence detection techniques: Human presence techniques are described. For instance, an apparatus may comprise one or more physical sensors operative to monitor one or more physical characteristics of an electronic device, and a security controller communicatively coupled to the one or more physical sensors. The security controller may be operative to control security... Agent: Kacvinsky Daisak PLLC

20100328078 - System and method for providing visual and physiological cues in a matching system: A portable matching device and method is provided. The portable matching device includes a memory that is configured to store first identification information. A communication device in the portable matching device is configured to transmit the first identification information from the memory to a presence detector and to receive a... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100328076 - Wireless hand hygiene monitoring system: A method and mobile electronic device for monitoring hand hygiene policy compliance is provided. The device comprises a radio transceiver and is configured to detect proximity to base stations by measuring radio signal strength from the base stations and to communicate the proximity information to a central computer via the... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn, LLC

20100328077 - Wireless power modulation telemetry for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system: A sensing insert device (100) is disclosed for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing insert device (100) can be temporary or permanent. Used intra-operatively, the sensing insert device (100) comprises an insert dock 202 and a sensing module 200. The sensing module (200) is a self-contained encapsulated... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100328080 - Method to sense ambient temperatures around a computer to notify end users: A system, method and program product for temperature warnings, the system comprising: a computer (100); a temperature measuring device (110) disposed on or adjacent the computer; and logic (120) configured in the computer for causing a warning indication to a user when the temperature measuring device measures a temperature outside... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100328079 - Protecting system and method for camera: A protecting system is to protect a camera. When the protecting system detects heat which reaches a predetermined value, the protecting system outputs a first signal. The protecting system further magnifies the first signal to output a second signal. A controlling circuit starts a buzzer when the controlling circuit receives... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100328081 - Device and method for temperature monitoring and warning: A wireless communication device and method adapted for temperature monitoring and warning is disclosed. In its simplest form, it can include: providing (510) a multi-mode communication device including an unrestricted mode having an unrestricted operation temperature range, a restricted mode having a restricted operation temperature range and a warning mode... Agent: Motorola Inc

20100328082 - Smoke detector and method of checking blockage of its smoke holes: A smoke detector has a housing, a smoke sensor in the housing capable of detecting smoke therein, and an alarm connected to the sensor signaling when the smoke sensor detects smoke. A partition subdivides the housing into separate first and second chambers, and the housing is formed with first and... Agent: Kf Ross PC

20100328083 - System for monitoring ultraviolet radiation levels in a curing chamber and method of monitoring: A system and method for monitoring ultraviolet radiation levels within the cure chamber of an ultraviolet curing station. An ultraviolet sensor is located within a cure chamber for sensing the strength of ultraviolet radiation reaching the sensor. The sensor is repositionable within the cure chamber for taking readings at a... Agent: Sherrill Law Offices

20100328084 - System and method for detecting lightning: A lightning detection system is presented. The lightning detection system includes a plurality of sensing devices configured to generate sensor signals representative of one or more working state parameters of an object. The lightning detection system further includes a lightning signal processing subsystem configured to combine the sensor signals representative... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100328085 - Circuitry to monitor and control source of radiant energy in smoke detector: A photo-electric smoke detector includes a source of radiant energy and a closed loop control circuit which responds to a radiant energy feedback signal to adjust an output characteristic of the emitted radiant energy and which evaluates a quality characteristic of the emitted radiant energy. The feedback circuit and the... Agent: Honeywell/husch Patent Services

20100328086 - Electronic device providing charge status: An electronic device includes a switching circuit, a hardware (HD) indication unit, a LED module, a software (SF) indication unit, a first control switch electrically connected between a power port, an anode of the LED module, and the HD indication unit, and a second control switch connected between a cathode... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100328087 - Communication apparatus, connection control method for communication apparatus and method of determining state of communication plug relative to communication connector in communication apparatus: A communication apparatus includes a communication connector, a communication section, a connection section, a state detector, a controller and a warning section. The communication section controls communication performed through the communication connector, to which a communication plug is connected. The connection section connects the communication connector and the communication section.... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100328088 - Mood-interacting shoe device: A mood-interacting shoe device includes a shoe body and an interactive sensing mechanism. The interactive sensing mechanism further includes a heart rate sensor, a speed sensor, a pressure sensor, a microprocessor and a radio frequency emitter. The heart rate sensor senses the heart rate value, the speed sensor senses the... Agent: Hdls Ipr Services

20100328089 - Dead bolt lock reminder using passive receiver: A dead bolt lock reminder system includes a dead bolt lock mechanism including a dead bolt for mounting in a door to be secured in a closed door state and a transmitter subsystem constructed for positioning proximate the deadbolt lock mechanism and which further includes a transmitter and a detector.... Agent: Alfred M. Walker

20100328090 - Electronic thermometer: An electronic thermometer includes a hollow probe provided at its longitudinal tip with a temperature measuring unit having a temperature sensor for sensing a temperature, electrodes neighboring to the temperature sensor and arranged in the hollow of the probe, and a determining unit for determining whether temperature measuring unit is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100328091 - Instrumental device:

20100328092 - Communication device, communication method and program: Two facilities i1 and i2 and a control center exist in the community, wherein a communication device 11 is installed in the facility i1, a communication device 12 in the facility i2, and a control device 13 in the control center, respectively. The communication devices 11 and 12 have sensor... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100328093 - Emergency responder geographic information system: Certain embodiments of the present invention are directed to a system for providing a layered map illustrating information associated with an emergency event location during an emergency event. The information can include pre-planning data, map data, and current data. The layered map can be accessed by emergency responders using user... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP

20100328094 - Rotatable remote control: A rotatable remote control is provided. The remote control includes a main body, a circuit board attached to the main body, and a rotatable body received in the main body. A plurality of first elastic conductive elements is mounted on the circuit board. The rotatable body includes a pressing projection.... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100328095 - Apparatus, system, and method for communicating while logging with wired drill pipe: Aspects of the inventions generally provide a method and apparatus for coupling a communication sub to a wired drill pipe. In one aspect, a surface of a coupler head is non threaded and configured to provide a retaining force. In another aspect, a coupler head is coupled to a body,... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Hps

20100328096 - Wellbore telemetry system and method: A hybrid telemetry system for passing signals between a surface control unit and a downhole tool is provided. The downhole tool is deployed via a drill string into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation. The hybrid telemetry system includes an uphole connector, a downhole connector, and a cable operatively connecting... Agent: Conley Rose P.c

20100328097 - Utility data over broadband infrastructure: A method for reading a utility meter utilizing broadband infrastructure is provided. The method may include transmitting utility usage data from a plurality of customer premises to a remote enclosure, coupled with a utility pole, using a power line communications infrastructure. The utility usage data may be received at the... Agent: Qwest Communications International Inc.

20100328099 - Night light with embedded cellular modem: A device operable in a medication compliance system, wherein a patient has a patient-specific and medication-specific compliance schedule. The device includes a processor and memory; at least one long-range telemetry module, operatively connected to the processor, and providing connectivity between the device and remote networks, the at least one long-range... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey, LLP Attn: Brian Siritzky, Ph.d.

20100328098 - System and method for integrated antenna in a sensing module for measurement of the muscular-skeletal system: A sensing insert device (100) is disclosed for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing insert device (100) can be temporary or permanent. Used intra-operatively, the sensing insert device (100) comprises an insert dock (202) and a sensing module (200). The sensing module (200) is a self-contained encapsulated... Agent: Orthosensor, Inc.

20100328100 - Apparatus and method for generating statistic traffic information: A statistic DB creation processing section creates a statistic traffic DB, based on past actual traffic data (probe DB or VICS DB), and stores it in a statistic DB storage section. A reference-link-candidate extraction processing section extracts a complement target link (temporal missing link) from the statistic traffic DB, and... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100328102 - Interactive control system for controlling an urban and extra-urban road network subjected to safety and feature-related standards and/or restrictions: The present invention generally concerns the technical field of road engineering and road safety and relates to an interactive control system (1) for controlling an urban and extra-urban road network (R) subjected to standards and/or restrictions, comprising: road signage means (2) distributed throughout the network (R) for indicating such standards... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100328101 - System for influencing traffic in a street network: A traffic control system allows traffic in a road network, particularly in a heavily populated area, to be influenced. In the road network, a road user traveling by a private transport vehicle can choose, at a stop for a public means of transport which has an associated parking facility for... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100328103 - Image enhanced parking enforcement system: An image-enhanced parking enforcement system utilizes cameras or other imaging modality to capture, record and/or report instances of parking infractions corresponding to a controlled parking space. In one embodiment, a metering device monitors allotted times for lawful utilization of the parking space and identifies instances of meter expiration; at least... Agent: Docket Administrator - Room 3d-201e Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20100328104 - Parking system employing remote asset management techniques: The system described is an integrated parking management system which makes use of patented vehicle detectors to collect and transmit data, essentially in near real time, as to all events happening as to single or multiple parking spaces (e.g. current and historic use, length of time of occupancy of current... Agent: R.j. Lasker, Esq.

20100328105 - Method and apparatus for energy self sufficient automobile detection and reidentification: A device is provided for detecting an automobile. The device includes a body, an energy harvesting portion, a sensing portion, a processing portion and a communication portion. The energy harvesting portion can harvest energy from a source external to the body. The sensing portion can output a signal and has... Agent: Tr Patents, L.L.C.

20100328106 - Emergency devices: A warning system is provided, which is particularly useful as a person overboard warning system. The system comprises a trigger part, worn by a crew member, which emits a signal on immersion in water. This is received by a receiver part on the vessel and automatically causes a transmitter part,... Agent: Kirton & Mcconkie

  
12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100321148 - Wireless intelligent solar power reader (wispr) structure and process: A computer-implemented method of operating a wireless intelligent solar power reader (WISPR) module includes receiving a command from an external device, the command requesting an output power reading from a photovoltaic (PV) module and transmitting the output power request to the photovoltaic module. The WISPR Module receives the output power... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100321149 - Method and apparatus for controlling admission to individual rides at an amusement park: Methods for controlling admission to amusement park rides include electronically measuring each person's height (and optionally weight) and comparing the measured data to a database which specifies minimum requirements for each ride in the amusement park. Upon completing the comparison, several optional steps are provided including encoding a data carrier... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20100321151 - Home automation security system and method: A control system for allowing access to the use of home automation devices. The control system can include at least one home automation device. A biometric scanner can gather biometric data from a user. An automation controller can be in networked communication with the home automation device and the biometric... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20100321152 - Household appliance with fingerprint sensor: The present invention relates to a household appliance (10) such as an oven, a refrigerator, or a washing machine. The household appliance comprises a transparent casing element (12) and a fingerprint sensor (20) mounted to the inside of an exterior surface of said casing element (12). The sensor comprises a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100321153 - Apparatus and method for performing a sequence of operational instructions: An apparatus and method of performing a sequence of steps is provided. The apparatus includes a controller that stores the sequence of steps and displays the steps in order to the operator. The apparatus includes a positioning module that confirms the operator position and a reader module to confirm the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100321154 - Method and system of determining and preventing relay attack for passive entry system: A system and method for preventing relay attack on a passive entry system (PES) or other passive system (PS) included within a vehicle or other entity. The relay attack prevention may be based in part on an assessment of whether the fob is able to distinguish signal strength relative to... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20100321150 - System and method for guiding visitor using sensor network: Provided are a system and method for guiding a visitor using a sensor network. The system includes: an entry approval requesting unit for requesting an entry approval of the visitor to the visitee terminal according to destination information; a route setting unit for setting a route along which the visitor... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100321155 - Object authentication system: A system employing enrollment information and the quality of the enrollment information. The enrollment information includes data unique to the identification of a person. The system also stores biometric sensor quality information. When a person seeks to authenticate his/her identity, the sensor transmits the sensor quality data along with the... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20100321156 - Anonymous association system utilizing biometrics: Various exemplary embodiments are a device and a related method for interaction with an anonymous database system, the device including: a biometric input; a communicator configured to retrieve a key stored in a first enrollment process, retrieve an institution identifier and a user identifier stored in a second enrollment process,... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.

20100321157 - External media protection apparatus: The present invention relates to an external media protection apparatus, which comprises: a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) in which the following components are disposed thereon; a recognition unit, which is disposed on the PCB to receive and recognize finger print or other biology recognition data so as to generate a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100321158 - Finger sensor having remote web based notifications: An electronic device may include a housing and a finger biometric sensing area exposed on the housing. The electronic device may also include an optical indicator at least partially surrounding the finger biometric sensing area and exposed on the housing. The electronic device may also include a controller for performing... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100321159 - Touch based data communication using biometric finger sensor and associated methods: A communications system may include a terminal device that may include a housing, and a conductive radio frequency (RF) terminal receiver carried by the housing for receiving an RF signal conducted via contact with a user. The communications system may also include a user device including a portable housing, and... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100321160 - Plastic container and method of manufacture having molded-in-security features: A molded plastic container, in accordance with one aspect of the present disclosure, includes an insert molded into an exterior surface of a wall of the container. The insert is of plastic construction that includes a UV brightener that is visible under UV light to verify authenticity of the container.... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20100321163 - Rfid detection and identification system for implantable medical lead systems: A system for identifying active implantable medical devices (AIMD) and lead systems implanted in a patient using a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag having retrievable information relating to the AIMD, lead system and/or patient. The RFID tag may store information about the AIMD manufacturer, model number, serial number; leadwire system... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP

20100321161 - Washable rfid device for apparel tracking: A radio frequency identification (RFID) device including: a circuit provisioned to communicate an identification code to an RFID reader; a first antenna operatively connected to the circuit; and a radiating structure inductive coupled to the first antenna.... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation Amanda Wittine

20100321162 - Wireless backscatter interrogation of passive, resonant sensor-lc-tags: A sensor comprising: a sensor resonant radar reflector member; and a sensor element, the sensor reflector member being configured to resonate at a resonant frequency when irradiated by radio frequency radiation of a corresponding frequency, the sensor being further configured whereby exposure of the sensor element to a target measurand... Agent: Crain, Caton & James

20100321164 - Inductive evaluation of the coupling factor of an electromagnetic transponder: A method for evaluating the current coupling factor between an electromagnetic transponder and a terminal, wherein a ratio between data representative of a voltage across an oscillating circuit of the transponder and obtained for two pairs of inductive and capacitive values of this oscillating circuit is compared with one or... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100321165 - Rfid reader performing impedance matching to prevent performance deterioration: A radio frequency identification (RFID) reader is provided. The RFID reader performs impedance matching based on a radio frequency (RF) signal received from a tag and whether the RFID reader has been attached to a human body, thereby prevent performance deterioration caused by an impedance change of an antenna due... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100321167 - Individual-item information management device and method: In an assembled product, a decrease in reading efficiency is avoided from being deteriorated by reading the electronic tags of the parts and the assembled product, registering their configuration information, and by placing read restriction on the electronic tags of the parts. For this purpose, manufacturing instruction information, used for... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100321166 - Radio frequency identification reader/writer and a method for implementing antenna switching: An RFID reader/writer including a reader/writer body, antennas and an antenna switching unit is provided. The reader/writer body distributes to each of its own ports a length of sustained time for transmitting a signal. One end of the antenna switching unit is connected to one port of the reader/writer body,... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100321168 - Power line communication device and its communication control method: In a case where to-be-transmitted data is absent, signal output from a PLC apparatus is topped. A PLC modem includes a PLC-IF, and a modem control unit. The modem control unit effects transition to a hibernate state in which signal output from the PLC-IF is stopped, in accordance with a... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20100321169 - System and method for communication using an ac signal from a powered device: A system and method for communicating information using Layer 1 from a powered device to power source equipment via Ethernet. In one embodiment, Layer 1 information such as power management, classification, temperature, and disconnect information is transmitted from a powered device to power source equipment using an AC signal that... Agent: Law Office Of Duane S. Kobayashi

20100321170 - System and method for displaying information to vehicle operator: A display system for displaying information to a vehicle operator comprises one or more projectors positioned in an operator cab of a vehicle. The projector is configured to project a heads up display of a plurality of data sets on a windscreen of the vehicle. Projected data sets are positioned... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100321171 - System and method for satellite aided truck/trailer tracking and monitoring: A system and method for satellite aided vehicle monitoring. Tire pressure, mileage, and tachometer/speedometer information are generated by sensors that are affixed to different parts of a truck/trailer. Measurement data taken by the sensors is reported to a mobile terminal affixed to the vehicle. In one embodiment, the sensor data... Agent: Law Office Of Duane S. Kobayashi

20100321172 - Window glass breakage detector and breakage detecting apparatus: A window glass breakage detection tool attached to a window glass of a vehicle to detect breakage of the window glass is disclosed. When the window glass is unbroken, at least part of the breakage detection tool is located in a through hole arranged in the window glass and urges... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100321173 - Electronic access security and keyless entry system: A system for providing secured access to and/or control of a vehicle is provided. The system includes a vehicle network such as a CAN. A remote communications device is used for sending a signal for controlling functions associated with the vehicle. There is a receiver operatively connected to the vehicle... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20100321174 - Vehicular collision warning system: A vehicular collision warning system comprises at least one image capture device capturing images of blind spots, a processing unit receiving the images of blind spots from the image capture device, and at least one alert device. The processing unit identifies at least one barrier from the images and calculates... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100321175 - Alerts issued upon component detection failure: A system and method for alerting interested parties of component failure are provided. The system made up of a diagnostic tool for identifying a failed component, a reporting device for creating alerts, a routing device to ensure interested parties receive the proper alerts, and a memory to store information for... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100321176 - Display device for a vehicle for displaying information relating to the operation of the vehicle and method for displaying this information: A display device for a vehicle for the display of information relating to the operation of the vehicle includes a display, at least one round instrument which is readable to a viewer in the area of the display, and a control device which controls the reading on the display and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100321177 - Warning light arrangements; components; and, methods: The present disclosure provides an LED light bar that provides off axis lighting. The warning light system includes lights that do not need reflectors that rotate to provide good light effects.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100321178 - Alert receiver with linking function: Apparatus, and an associated method, for annunciating a hazardous condition at an area encompassed by the annunciating system. The existence of an alert anomaly is annunciated. A receiver is coupled to receive indications of a warning representative of the alert anomaly. The receiver detects reception thereat of the indications of... Agent: Douglas Deeds

20100321179 - Wireless control for creation of, and command response to, standard freight shipment messages: A freight management arrangement includes a monitor system that communicates over wireless with a large number of freight assets by land and with smaller number of users each associated with a fleet of the freight assets. The monitor system polls sensed ambient data in the freight assets on the basis... Agent: Leo Stanger

20100321180 - Ultrasonic compliance zone system: A system is provided for establishing a compliance zone and monitoring interactions therewith. The system includes a compliance zone designator and a wearable device. The compliance zone designator transmits an ultrasound signal to establish the compliance zone. The ultrasound signal may be encoded with information on the compliance zone. The... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100321182 - Kits and methods for monitoring and tracking animals: A kit monitoring and tracking the location of at least one animal includes a GPS implant designed to be transplanted subcutaneously into an animal, and capable of communicating spatial information related to the location of the animal. A first receiver allows the user to receive the spatial information communicated from... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.

20100321181 - Location services: A portable device arranged to repeatedly determine its position, determine when it has been in the same location for a predetermined length of time on the basis of the periodically determined positions and, when it determines that it has been in the same location for the predetermined length of time,... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20100321183 - A hierarchical storage manager (hsm) for intelligent storage of large volumes of data: The present invention is a video surveillance, storage, and alerting system having the following components. One or more surveillance cameras capture video data having attribute data, the attribute data representing importance of the surveillance cameras. One or more video analytics devices process the video data from one or more of... Agent: American Patent Agency PC C/o Daniar Hussain

20100321184 - System for detecting persons in a defined space: e

20100321185 - Device, method, computer programme and system for detecting if an object or a person crosses a limit marked by a magnetic field: A device for recognizing when an object or a person crosses a threshold that is marked by a magnetic field comprises a first magnetic field sensor that is designed to detect a first magnetic field component of the magnetic alternating field and to deliver an associated magnetic field sensor signal.... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100321186 - Interface between an object such as a firearm and an alarm or monitoring system: An interface device includes an elongated sensor strap having a secured end and an unsecured end opposite to the secured end. The unsecured end of the sensor strap represents a first sensor half, and a second sensor half is adapted to receive the first sensor half/unsecured end to form a... Agent: The Culbertson Group, P.C.

20100321187 - Dispensing and accountability system and method for assuring washing of hands: A dispensing and accountability system for assuring washing of a person's hands includes at least one passive infrared detector adapted to detect the presence of the person having a requirement of washing the hands. Further, the dispensing and accountability system includes a controller operatively coupled to each passive infrared detector... Agent: Bae Systems

20100321188 - Trap for small animals: A trap for small animals, includes a trigger mechanism (26) to be triggered by an animal that is trapped, and a transmitter (42) actuated by the trigger mechanism for transmitting a detection signal to a monitoring centre, the detector including a mechano-electrical transducer (44) that is driven by the trigger... Agent: Richard M. Goldberg

20100321189 - Monitoring and displaying activities: Disclosed is a system and method for monitoring and displaying the activities and behaviours of animals over a period of time. The display includes a sequence of visual representations correlating to the activities of the animal.... Agent: Say Systems Ltd

20100321190 - temperature sensitive unit: A temperature sensitive unit comprises a temperature sensor, a recording medium for recording a signal representative of the occurrence of a temperature breaching a predetermined level, a switch for interrogating said recording medium, a signal generator which is configured to produce an audible and/or visual signal dependent upon the recording... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100321191 - Ceramic sensors for wireless high-temperature sensing: A RF resonator for sensing a physical or an environmental parameter includes a substrate having a substrate surface. A polymer-derived ceramic (PDC) element is positioned on or within the substrate surface. The RF resonator has a resonant frequency that changes as a function of the physical or environmental parameter. A... Agent: Jetter & Associates, P.A.

20100321192 - Microwave ablation antenna radiation detector: A radiation detector disposed on a microwave antenna assembly is disclosed. The radiation detector includes a receiving antenna adapted to receive errant microwave energy and a rectifier coupled to the receiving antenna that is adapted to rectify at least a portion of the errant microwave energy. A filter is coupled... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal

20100321193 - Apparatus for controlling led indicator of charging status at the primary control side of an ac-dc power charger: The present invention relates to a charge status indicator and a charger. The charger comprises a charging power supply and a charge status indicator, wherein, the charge status indicator comprises a detecting chip for monitoring charge status connected between the primary winding of transformer and ground, and a display module... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100321194 - Electronic apparatus with active posture control function: An electronic apparatus with an active posture control function includes a body assembly, an accelerometer, a driving device and a controller. The body assembly includes a first body and a second body pivotally connected to the first body. The accelerometer mounted on the body assembly senses acceleration of the body... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100321195 - Loose part monitoring method and system: A loose part monitoring method and system for preventing the generation of a false alarm as much as possible, including analyzing a group of detection signals that have been output from a plurality of sensors placed on a wall defining a fluid flow path, wherein the group of detection signals... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100321196 - Portable belt clip with locator system: A portable belt clip with locator system for locating and tracking whereabouts of a subject such as stray child includes a belt clip transmitter further including: a charging unit; a radio frequency (RF) transmitter for transmitting RF signal; a memory module; a transmitting embedded system connecting with said charging unit,... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts

20100321197 - Password input device: A password input device for inputting a password to an external device includes a fingerprint scanning unit for scanning and acquiring a fingerprint of a user; a storage unit for storing an association between a predetermined fingerprint and a predetermined password; a password matching unit connected with the fingerprint scanning... Agent: Byip, Ltd.

20100321198 - Ticket with integrated video: An event ticket that includes a main body portion, a video screen associated with the main body portion, memory associated with the main body portion and printing on the main body portion indicating the event information. The content to be played on the video screen is stored in the memory.... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, LLP

20100321199 - Light-emitting module and image-capturing module for arbitrarily changing light-emitting position: A light-emitting module for arbitrarily changing light-emitting position includes a PCB unit, a light-emitting unit, an outer shell unit and a light-guiding unit. The light-emitting unit has at least one light-emitting element electrically disposed on the PCB unit. The outer shell unit is disposed above the PCB unit and the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100321200 - Steering wheel assembly for a motor vehicle and method for operating a portable functional component: A steering wheel assembly is provided for a motor vehicle, comprising a steering wheel, at least one actuating element disposed on the steering wheel, the actuating element being mounted and provided for the actuation of at least one first functional component of the motor vehicle installed in the motor vehicle,... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100321201 - User interface for a remote control application: A hand-held electronic device having a remote control application user interface that functions to displays operational mode information to a user. The graphical user interface may be used, for example, to setup the remote control application to control appliances for one or more users in one or more rooms, to... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20100321202 - Bathing unit control system providing multimedia functionality, telephone functionality and/or data network access functionality and bathing unit system including same: A bathing unit control system suitable for controlling a set of bathing unit components in a bathing unit system and having multimedia control functionality is provided. The bathing unit control system includes a bathing unit controller suitable for issuing signals for controlling the set of bathing unit components in the... Agent: Smart & Biggar

20100321203 - Intelligent user-vehicle communication system and method thereof: An intelligent communication system used with a vehicle and method thereof are provided, wherein the system includes a vehicle-installed telematics unit, and a nomadic device in communication with the vehicle-installed telematics unit via a plurality of different communication paths. The nomadic device is modified by including a software routine that... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc

20100321204 - Scalable acquisition of telemetry data from instrumented systems enitities over a wireless network: A telemetry data acquisition management system includes a system processor and an interface engine, controlled by the system processor, for interfacing with sensor bearing systems, to receive telemetry data from the sensor bearing systems, and distribute the data to a plurality data processing systems or applications operational for processing telemetry... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100321205 - Amr transmitter and method using multiple radio messages: The invention provides a method and several types of devices for converting meter reading signals into data messages including a first message (40) having meter data (44) representing consumption of a utility, and meter diagnostic status data (43), and a second message (60) having meter reverse flow data (63-65) and... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20100321206 - Road-vehicle communication system: A road-vehicle communication system enabling resumption of the transmission/reception from the rest of data between the vehicle and the road if the transmission/reception is interrupted. Specifically, the road-vehicle communication system includes a roadside apparatus for distributing a content and a vehicle-mounted device which can play a distributed content, the roadside... Agent: Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office, P.C.

20100321207 - System and method for communicating with traffic signals and toll stations: A method for communicating with traffic signals may be implemented in a system in which a processor detects via transceiver mobile nodes approaching an intersection or toll station, the method providing steps for receiving device identifiers over a public network from the mobile nodes, accessing a database of authorized device... Agent: Uniloc Usa Inc.

20100321208 - System and method for emergency communications: A system for emergency communications operates as a static network device for selectively receiving traffic control data from a mobile node. The system includes a transceiver for receiving a device identifier over a network from the mobile node, the device identifier derived from a combination of user-configurable and non-user-configurable parameters... Agent: Uniloc Usa Inc.

20100321209 - System and method for traffic information delivery: A system and method for traffic information delivery may be implemented as a static network device for sharing information with network nodes. The system includes a processor in communication with a transceiver and memory, the memory containing code that when executed by the processor effects the method steps for determining... Agent: Uniloc Usa Inc.

20100321210 - Adjusting system and method for traffic light: An adjusting system for traffic lights includes a number of image capture units, a processing unit, and a storage system. The number image capture units capture a number of car images. The storage system examines the number of car images to find license plates in each car image, counts the... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100321211 - Composite-image parking-assistant system: The present invention discloses a composite-image parking-assistant system, which is installed in a vehicle. When a driver drives his vehicle to passes at least one parking space, the system of the present invention uses camera devices to capture images involving the parking space. A processing unit converts the images into... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100321212 - Combined smoke detector and lighting unit: A combined smoke detector and lighting unit includes a smoke detector sensor mounted to a housing, a light source mounted to the housing, and an electrical interface mounted to the housing. The electrical interface is in electrical communication with the smoke detector and the light source.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20100321213 - Arrangement for communication and travel follow-up: The object of the invention is an arrangement for communication and location tracking, which comprises at least one or more server apparatuses and a plurality of remote terminals, the position of which is arranged to be located by satellites and which comprises at least means for sending information to the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

  
12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100315195 - Methods and apparatus for a dual polarization antenna system: A dual polarization antenna system includes a dipole antenna oriented along a first plane (e.g., a horizontal plane), and a monopole antenna oriented along a second plane (e.g., a vertical plane) orthogonal to the first plane, wherein the monopole antenna is referenced to a V-null point of the dipole antenna.... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100315194 - Sensor signal processor apparatus: Provided is a sensor signal processor apparatus having good characteristics and providing an easy and simple interface for various sensors. The sensor signal processor apparatus includes a current source, a sensor, a ramp integrator, a comparator, and a controller. The current source generates a constant current according to a preset... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100315196 - System with presence detector, method with presence detector, presence detector, radio receiver: A system and a method are disclosed with at least one presence detector, wherein the presence detector has a radio transmitter. The system further comprises at least one radio receiver that is constructed in such a manner as to receive and evaluate signals of the presence detector transmitted via radio.... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100315197 - Authorization in a networked electric vehicle charging system: Networked electric vehicle charging stations for charging electric vehicles are coupled with an electric vehicle charging station network server that performs authorization for charging session requests while the communication connection between the charging stations and the server are operating correctly. When the communication connection is not operating correctly, the networked... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100315198 - Field device and method of operation thereof: A field device, in particular a protective device for protecting, controlling or monitoring an electric switching or energy supply unit, has an access control device, controlling access to the field device. The access control device includes: a memory with access rights, roles and users stored therein, wherein each access right... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100315200 - Automatic portable electronic device configuration: A network- and/or client-side device configuration system facilitates automatic configuration of portable electronic devices. Predetermined configuration parameters for a particular portable electronic device are generated and stored. A computer-readable visual symbol such as an optical graphic code (for example, a tag, barcode, or matrix code) is generated by a network-side... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100315199 - Containerized access control unit: A portable container is provided which comprises a passing room(s) allowing entry into a second area into a first area, the passing room having at least two openings with a walkway in-between. Barrier device(s) can be located in the walkway but not connected to the first or second opening. A... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20100315201 - Biometrics authentication method and client terminal and authentication server used for biometrics authentication: In a biometrics authentication system inputting biometric information and outputting a user ID, speedup of 1:N matching on the side of server achieved when cancelable biometrics authentication is realized in which matching is carried out. During registration, similarity of a feature to a dummy feature is searched and the feature... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100315202 - Method and apparatus for choosing and evaluating sample size for biometric training process: At least two biometric measurements of a person are collected, then a statistical measure based on the measurements is computed. The statistical measure is a bounded estimate of the discriminative power of a test based on the measurements. While the discriminative power is less than a target value, additional biometric... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100315203 - Asset tag power optimization: A technique for saving power in a tag that is operationally connected to an asset involves using telemetry data to enter an appropriate power state. An asset tracking system according to the technique can make use of context to better track assets to which power-saving tags are operationally connected. Secure... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20100315205 - Associated set of radio frequency identfication (\"rfid\") tagged containers for specimens from a patient: Techniques are described for using radio-frequency identification (FID) tags and containers for specimens.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100315204 - Method and system for identifying a component within a vehicle for maintenance: Embodiments of the present invention provide method and system for determining whether to effect maintenance of a vehicle component. In one embodiment, the method includes transmitting an RFID read signal to an RFID device associated with at least one component of a vehicle and receiving at least one RFID response... Agent: Smart & Biggar

20100315206 - Electrode diversity for body-coupled communication systems: The present invention relates to coupler device, processing apparatus and method of processing a plurality of body-coupled communication signals which have been detected by using an electrode arrangement with a plurality of electrodes or electrode segments (40, 42; 40, 43). Respective transmission parameters of the body-coupled communication signals are estimated... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100315207 - Sensor network management: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for managing other apparatuses. In certain aspects, an apparatus for managing other apparatuses includes a processing system configured to receive one or more reports from the other apparatuses, and to send a message to at least one of the other apparatuses, wherein the message instructs... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100315208 - Elevator call registration system and elevator call registration processing device: A lobby detection device 100 placed in a lobby reads out an ID of an elevator user 300 from an individual identification tag 400 and transmits the ID to an authentication device 600, the authentication device 600 registers the ID if the ID has not been registered and performs a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100315210 - Electronic device dock with replicating status indicator: An adapter may couple an electronic device to a host such as a computer. When coupled in this way, the host may transfer media files to the device. The host may also supply power to the electronic device using power lines in the adapter. The electronic device may have a... Agent: Treyz Law Group

20100315209 - Systems and apparatus for transmitting remote control commands over a communication network: Described herein are techniques for transmitting remote control commands to a controlled device over a communication network. A user provides input to a remote control requesting to remotely operate a controlled device. A remote control command is transmitted from the remote control to the controlled device through an electrical distribution... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.L.C. Legal Department

20100315211 - Tactile interface for mobile devices: A tactile input to a system having a speaker located in an enclosure with an audio port can be detected by generating a sound wave in response to a signal and sensing the phase relationship between the current phase and the voltage phase of the signal. While the audio port... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100315212 - Device and method for providing tactile information: A user interface comprising a display arranged to display visual content and a tactile surface arranged to convey a tactile representation, wherein said tactile representation is based on said visual content. This has the advantage of enabling a user to perceive content being displayed to him with less cognitive effort.... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20100315213 - Dpf warning system: A system for providing external notification of a vehicle event to an operator includes a reader device connected to a control unit providing status of at least one vehicle condition with the vehicle having a diesel particulate filter (DPF), a plurality of warning devices connected to the reader device and... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20100315215 - Blind spot display apparatus: Provided is a blind spot display apparatus that presents a situation at a blind spot occurring at an intersection from a driver's viewpoint, in a method of presenting the situation to a driver. For generating a blind spot situation image without any uncomfortable feeling, the driver's viewpoint and a depth... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100315214 - Image processor, storage medium storing an image processing program and vehicle-mounted terminal: An image processor (3) includes: an image input unit (7) that obtains an image captured by an imaging device (2) installed on a vehicle; a vehicle information input unit (8) that obtains the distance between the vehicle and a road junction or curve from a navigation system (5); a recording... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100315217 - Driving support device and program: Provided is a driving support device including an other-vehicle detection unit that detects if an other-vehicle is traveling in the same lane as a host vehicle. The device also includes an overtaking operation detection unit to detect when the host vehicle overtakes the other-vehicle and a determination unit that evaluates... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100315216 - Vehicle warning systems and methods: A collision detection unit mounts to a host vehicle. The collision detection unit includes a housing and a stop lamp associated with the housing and visible from outside the housing. A warning lamp is associated with the housing and is visible from outside the housing. A sensor is associated with... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100315219 - Antiskid control unit and data collection system for vehicle braking system: A wheel speed transducer including a magnetic device associated with a wheel and a sensor device associated with the axle of the wheel provides data indicative of the velocity of the wheel. A processor located at the axle receives the wheel speed data and processes it to perform antiskid control... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100315218 - Inclement condition speedometer: A system for communicating to a motor vehicle operator the maximum safe speed at which the vehicle can be operated. The system includes receiver(s), sensor(s), processor(s) and dashboard display(s). The receiver(s) detects a legal speed limit. Sensor(s) detects environmental conditions surrounding the motor vehicle. The processor(s): receive data from the... Agent: George Mason University Office Of Technology Transfer, Msn 5g5

20100315220 - Differential braking alert system and method: Signal lights are connected to the standard car braking alert circuit and to a first and second additional circuits respectively. A pole balanced on a pivot determines the flashing of different signals by activating switching means to close one or more circuits depending on the magnitude of the braking operation.... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100315221 - Brake lining wear sensor: An apparatus is provided for measuring wear-induced displacement of a brake lining with respect to an associated brake caliper, comprising a gear mechanism for converting the wear-induced displacement into a rotary movement, having a sensor for detecting the rotary movement, wherein a contact-free coupling is provided for transmitting the rotary... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100315222 - Hinged arm retainer arrangement: A retainer arrangement that includes a retainer for retaining a hinged arm on a vehicle in a stored position positively so that the hinged arm does not move away from the vehicle unintentionally. The arrangements may be used in connection with a hinged stop arm that is attached to the... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20100315223 - Cooling-control technique for use in a computer system: A method for providing control signals to a fan in a computer system is described. During the method, an electronic device receives temperature measurements and a fan-speed measurement performed in the computer system. Using a pattern-recognition model, the electronic device validates the measurements, and excludes any inaccurate measurements, such as... Agent: Pvf -- Oracle America, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20100315224 - Self-testing notification appliance: A self-testing notification appliance includes a notification emitter, a verification circuit, and a controller. The notification emitter is operable to output light or light and sound based on a control signal. The verification circuit includes a notification sensor to detect the light or light and sound and generate a verification... Agent: Gerald M. Bluhm Tyco Safety Products

20100315225 - Identification and connectivity gateway wristband for hospital and medical applications: A communication gateway wristband serves as a source of patient identification and as an interface between a personal area network (PAN) of miniaturized electronic medical sensors on a patient and a wireless wide-area network (WWAN) such as a hospital network. The gateway wristband includes a PAN transceiver which can establish... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100315226 - Bullet-proof vest bullet hit detection system: A bullet-proof vest bullet hit detection system, including a detector fitted within a bullet-proof vest and a GPS tracker, in which the detector is able to detect circumstances of the bullet-proof vest being hit by bullets, and the detected circumstantial information is transmitted to a microprocessor. Moreover, the GPS tracker... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100315231 - Device for the treatment and extracorporeal circulation of blood or blood components: The invention relates to a medical device for providing a plurality of extracorporeal blood or plasma treatments, apt to receive at least one disposable article that can be connected to extracorporeal circuit, each disposable article being equipped with storage means containing information about the disposable article, the device comprising a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100315230 - Disaster information handling method based on broadcasting system and mobile terminal supporting the same: A disaster information handling method based on a broadcasting system and a mobile terminal supporting the same is provided. The method includes receiving a broadcast signal, determining whether disaster information is present in the received broadcast signal, when disaster information is determined to be present in the received broadcast signal,... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20100315229 - Multi doorlock using braking resistance of dc motor: A multi doorlock includes a doorlock unit (200) installed to a hinged door (100), a non-powered DC motor (300) installed to the doorlock unit, and links (400) (410) having one ends connected to the DC motor and the other ends installed to a doorframe, the links being folded or unfolded... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20100315227 - System and method for emergency communication of a location through a set-top box: A system and method for determining a location of a set-top box. An indicator of an emergency is received through the set-top box. The location of the set-top box is determined utilizing global positioning information. A message indicating the emergency and the location is sent through a satellite in communication... Agent: Snr Denton US LLP

20100315228 - Wearable data hub for first responders: A wearable monitoring unit can provide physiological information indicative of a condition of an individual wearing the unit, or, can provide ambient condition alarm related information, from a displaced ambient condition sensor, to the individual to warn the individual as to the existence of the ambient condition. A plurality of... Agent: Honeywell/husch Patent Services

20100315232 - Fiber bragg grating perimeter security system: A security system lays out a sensing optical fiber tautly at the perimeter of an area to be secured. The sensing optical fiber has at least one sensing Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) which is stretched when the sensing optical fiber is stretched by an intruder. The center wavelength of reflection... Agent: Ottawa Patent Agency Incorporated

20100315233 - Dead bolt lock reminder triggered by proximity detector: A deadbolt lock reminder system includes a normally closed deadbolt detector switch which supplies power to a proximity detector to detect a presence of a person in a vicinity of a door whenever the dead bolt is detected not to be in a locked position. When the person leaves the... Agent: Alfred M. Walker

20100315234 - Electrostatic occupant detection apparatus and method for detecting failure of the same: A main electrode is located in a vehicle seat. A guard electrode is located between a grounded vehicle body and the main electrode. A detection unit selectively applies an alternating voltage signal to the main electrode and the guard electrode, sets the main electrode and the guard electrode to be... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100315235 - Gps security network and tracking system: An object tracking and alarm system comprising a geographic position signaling unit securely attached to the object and wirelessly interconnected to a monitoring station, an alarm pad and a base. The unit continually transmits the geographic position of the object to the monitoring station. The system transmits an alert, which... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100315236 - User activated alarm for communication devices: Methods and devices for locating lost or stolen mobile devices allow users to remotely activate an alarm by receiving a secret number within a message directed to the mobile device, such as an SMS, MMS or e-mail message. Upon receiving a message containing a number, the mobile device determines whether... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100315237 - Eas tag for irregular objects: An EAS tag has an adjustable retention cable for attaching the tag to an irregularly shaped object. A clutch mechanism prevents the retention cable from being released without authorization. The tag may carry electronic components including a circuit board, micro-processor, battery, audible alarm generator, light emitting diode, anti-tamper switches, infrared... Agent: Robert R. Waters, Esq. Waters Law Office, PLLC

20100315239 - Electronic article surveillance carrier and tag: An electronic article surveillance (EAS) apparatus is comprised of a carrier and an EAS unit. The carrier receives the EAS unit and has an adhesive element on one of its surfaces to attach to an item to be protected. The EAS unit may have several electronic components including, among others,... Agent: Robert R. Waters, Esq. Waters Law Office, PLLC

20100315238 - Multiple technology eas tag and system: An electronic article surveillance (EAS) tag incorporates alternative theft deterrence systems. The security tag incorporates both a benefit-denial ink-based system and two independent EAS detection elements operating at two different frequencies such that the tag can alternatively be operated in two different systems. The security tag is further adapted to... Agent: Waters Law Office, PLLC.

20100315240 - Messaging engine health check: A method comprises submitting a content message to an alerting engine from a health monitor, said content message being configured to cause said alerting engine to send an alert message to a communications device. The method may further comprise determining, using said health monitor, an expected alert message according to... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20100315241 - Pet positioning device, pet monitoring device and pet tracking system thereof: A pet tracking system includes a pet positioning device and a pet monitoring device. The pet positioning device is worn on a pet and includes a positioning unit which is configured for detecting a position of the pet. And, the pet positioning device builds a direct wireless communication to the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100315242 - Sensors in communication devices: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for communication. In certain aspects, an apparatus for communication includes one or more sensors configured to measure a condition external to the apparatus, a circuit configured to determine when to transmit data based on the measurement to another apparatus, wherein the determination is based on... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100315243 - Hand hygiene compliance monitoring: A system and associated processes monitor hand hygiene compliance. The system includes hand hygiene product dispensers positioned within areas of concern (AOC) in a facility in which hand hygiene events are to be monitored. The dispensers detect dispense events initiated at the dispenser and transmit a dispense event signal indicative... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.

20100315244 - Hand hygiene compliance monitoring: A system and associated processes monitor hand hygiene compliance. The system includes hand hygiene product dispensers positioned within areas of concern (AOC) in a facility in which hand hygiene events are to be monitored. The dispensers detect dispense events initiated at the dispenser and transmit a dispense event signal indicative... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.

20100315245 - Domestic water leak and humidity detection and control apparatus: A domestic water leak and humidity detection and control apparatus to monitor and detect water leaks and to alert a user by an aural buzzer and by illuminated green, red, or yellow LEDs of an operative state of the apparatus incorporates one or more sensor sets, each sensor set having... Agent: Charles R. Clark

20100315246 - Engine oil-level detection system: An oil-level detection system for an engine-powered product includes a dipstick designed to be received within a crankcase. The system further includes a detector attached to the dipstick, where the detector is designed to sense, from within the crankcase, a level of oil within the crankcase. The system also includes... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100315247 - Multi-function led lighting device: A multi-function LED lighting device includes a light-sensitive switch on a housing; light sources including a light sensor and first LEDs wherein one light source further has second LEDs; and a controller including a CDS member, a detector, and an on/off switch. The detector may receive a signal from each... Agent: Sam Chen

20100315248 - Component rfid tag with non-volatile display of component use: A system includes a component, an electronic circuit, and a display. The electronic circuit and the display are on the component. The electronic circuit is connected to receive data related to use of the component. The electronic circuit is connected to the display for providing a time parameter related to... Agent: James Marc Leas Law Office Of James Marc Leas

20100315249 - Method and apparatus for displaying battery remaining time: A method for displaying battery remaining time is disclosed. Initially, battery voltage, battery current and remaining battery capacity are initially detected. Then, a first battery remaining time at intervals of a first cycle period is determined based on the battery voltage, the battery current, and the remaining battery capacity. The... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20100315250 - Error detection system for g-suit: Systems and method for reliable detection of errors in a pressure control system for a pilot's G-suit. Alarm systems for generating alarm signals in case of malfunctioning of the pressure control system. The systems may prevent the pilot from passing out with a high safeguarding against failure of the system... Agent: Venable LLP

20100315251 - Capacitive passenger detector for vehicle: A capacitive passenger detector includes: a capacitive sensor having main, sub and guard electrodes; a sensor characteristic measurement unit for applying an alternating voltage signal to each electrode and for converting a current in each electrode to a voltage; and a controller. The controller defines a current in the guard... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100315252 - Customizable, long lasting, thermally efficient, environmentally friendly, solid-state lighting apparatuses: The invention provides lighting apparatuses which are power efficient, environment friendly and long lasting and can be manufactured with high degree of speed, accuracy and flexibility. The lighting apparatuses are easily serviceable and can be produced, transported economically and have higher economical value even on completion of life term of... Agent: Maulin V. Shah, Esq.

20100315253 - Apparatus and method for motion detection in portable terminal: A portable terminal includes an apparatus for improving motion detection capability. More particularly, the apparatus improves motion detection capability by changing a motion in a normal state according to a motion state or by changing a motion detection process in the portable terminal in order to avoid motion detection capability... Agent: Docket Clerk

20100315254 - Device for detecting wrong position of a container in a container handling machine: Device (10) for detecting wrong position of a container (2) in a container handling machine (1), comprising a movable contact element (11) provided with a trigger (34) coupled to an alarm sensor (33), said contact element (11) having a rest position wherein the trigger (34) blocks said alarm sensor (33),... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100315255 - Methods for providing and indicating storage load indexes: A method for indicating an overload condition of a data storage system, comprises the steps of: defining one or more load indexes, wherein each of the load indexes has an overload threshold; and if one of the load indexes has met its respective overload threshold, providing an indicator of the... Agent: Venture Pacific Law, PC

20100315258 - Electronic thermometer: An electronic thermometer has a probe having a temperature measuring unit at its end, a temperature sensor arranged in the temperature measuring unit of the probe, a contact sensor arranged in a position shifter from the temperature measuring unit of the probe toward a thermometer body, a determining unit for... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100315257 - Portable data medium and method for transferring configuration data from an external computer to a sensor: The present invention is directed to a portable data medium and method for transferring configuration data from an external computer to a sensor. The portable data medium includes: a first connector for connecting the data medium to an external computer, a read-write memory for buffering the configuration data, which memory... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100315256 - Rifle mounted optical unit: A warning unit for attachment to a handheld firearm comprises attachment means for attachment to a firearm, a light source, and digitally manipulable input means operable to enable selection of a mode of operation. The warning unit is capable of being operated in at least a narrow divergence mode, and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100315260 - Passenger guidance device, passenger guidance method and associated positioning system: A passenger guidance method includes the following steps: receiving a signal that is transmitted by a transmitter and that has an identifier; calculating a position of the transmitter using the signal; and outputting the position information to the transmitter. A passenger guidance method is provided which helps the driver of... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100315259 - Position determining system: A position determining system with a sensor unit and a transducer unit, the sensor unit comprises a first RFID transponder reader unit and a first induction detection unit, the transducer unit comprises an RFID transponder and a metallic material, the sensor unit is movable relative to the transducer unit, and... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100315261 - Network communication system: A network communication system (2) for two-way communication comprises: —at least one group of network devices (11); —at least one command device (20) capable of issuing at least one command signal (SC); 5—coordinating means (40) provided with a network definition memory (41) and with a device status memory (42). A... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100315262 - Multiple user controlled object: In accordance with the present invention, electronic mixing is provided between multiple instruction channels from multiple users of a single controlled object such that each user can have partial control over the object at the same time. The percentage of partial control is adjusted between users according to any combination... Agent: David Coombs

20100315263 - Converting ac powered utility meter to solar powered meter: A solar powered meter reading device (MRD) includes a metering circuit configured to measure consumption of a resource. A transceiver is operatively connected to the metering circuit and is configured and arranged to transmit and receive radio signals. A power arrangement is electrically connected to supply electrical power to at... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100315264 - Traffic light assembly: The present invention generally comprises a traffic light assembly comprising a housing; at least one circular display screen disposed on a side of the casing; wherein the circular display screen has a central display region disposed in the center of the circular display, a circumferential display region disposed at a... Agent: Ardent Law Group, P.C.

20100315265 - Automated turbulence display system: A method identifies turbulence information from turbulence data generated by a set of remote aircraft based on a request to form identified turbulence information. The turbulence information is identified in response to the request received at an aircraft to view the turbulence information. The identified turbulence information is displayed on... Agent: Duke W. Yee

  
12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100308956 - Wireless connectivity for sensors: A wireless access point communicates messages in an electronic article surveillance (EAS) network. The EAS network includes at least one EAS sensor hard-wired to at least one wireless device node. The wireless access point includes a wired communication interface, a wireless communication interface and a controller. The controller is electrically... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20100308957 - Device for controlling an actuator: An apparatus includes an energy store for supplying an actuator, an antenna device for receiving, by contactless communication, energy for charging the energy store and one or more control signals comprising a command for triggering the actuator, and a control unit for controlling the supply of energy to the actuator... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100308958 - Mobile device having proximity sensor and data output method using the same: A method for outputting data by using a proximity sensor in a mobile device is provided. The method includes emitting light in a proximity sensing mode and detecting light reflected by a gesture, processing a signal of the detected light, comparing the processed signal with a preset value, providing comparison... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20100308959 - Access control device: The invention relates to an access control device (1) having at least one access barrier element, to which at least one read unit and/or sensor unit for acquiring legitimation and/or security features is assigned, the access barrier elements and the read and sensor units each having a data connection to... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100308960 - Method and apparatus for a rolling code learning transmitter: A barrier movement operator system having a receiver for receiving, learning and responding to transmitted rolling code type access codes; at least one trained transmitter for operating the system by transmitting a rolling code type access code to the receiver; at least one learning transmitter for learning the rolling code... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100308961 - Passive entry system and method for a vehicle: A passive entry system and method for determining the location of a remote transmitter positioned near a vehicle. The system and method including a transmitter configured to transmit one or more polling sequences. The polling sequences including one or more polling signals indicative of a particular side and/or door of... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20100308962 - Method and electronic device capable of user identification: An electronic device and method capable of user identification are disclosed. The electronic device includes a memory unit configured for storing a preset fingerprint therein, a wireless receiver, a stylus having a fingerprint sensor and a wireless transmitter. The fingerprint sensor captures a captured fingerprint from a finger when the... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100308963 - System and method for motor drive control pad and drive terminals: Embodiments of the invention provide a variable frequency drive system and a method of controlling a pump driven by a motor with the pump in fluid communication with a fluid system. The drive system and method can provide one or more of the following: a sleep mode, pipe break detection,... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (phx)

20100308972 - Communication method for radio frequency identification: Provided is a communication method for radio frequency identification (RFID). In order to transmit a command message with respect to an RFID tag, an RFID reader generates a command message comprising a command code indicating a type of command to be delivered to the RFID tag, a response format having... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100308969 - Displacement detector, displacement detection apparatus, displacement detection system, loosening detector, loosening detection apparatus, and loosening detection system: The present invention provides a displacement detector for a relative displacement of a fixed member and a movable member, which includes a first member and a second member. The first member is secured to the fixed member and composed of an insulator. The second member moves relative to the fixed... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20100308966 - Information providing service system for railroad users: To provide an information providing service system for railroad users, which enables provision of appropriate information according to a running status or the like of a train used by railroad users to improve convenience when the railroad users acquire information. A passenger who is holding an IC ticket with a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100308970 - Method and system for a rfid transponder with configurable feed point for rfid communications: A Method and system for a RFID transponder with configurable feed point for RFID communications is provided. In this regard, an RFID transponder may receive RF signals via a leaky wave antenna and modulate an amplitude of a backscattered signal associated with the received RF signals by switching between a... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100308967 - Method, system and devices for data acquisition: The present invention relates generally to acquisition of data from RFID devices (132-136), such as sensor data. Prior art systems of active RFID devices have a problem of high average power consumption, and therefore, the energy source of the RFID devices needs to be replaced or charged frequently. The present... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100308968 - Miniature rfid tag: A technique for making an RFID tag that includes creating recesses or trenches in an insulated substrate. Conductive traces are created in the trenches so as to create an inductor coil for the RFID tag.... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20100308971 - Rfid tag disabling systems and methods of use: Systems and methods for disabling transponders used in electronic toll collection or other RFID systems, wherein the transponders include an antenna and RFID circuitry. The transponders can be selectively disabled by releasably securing a disabling device having a metallic portion at an operative position over the antenna of the RFID... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100308965 - Rfid tag especially for use near conductive objects: An RFID tag comprising an antenna assembly, including a shielding layer comprising an electromagnetic shielding material, a radio frequency loop antenna, and a spacer comprising a spacer material having a permittivity less than about 2 interposed between the antenna and the shielding layer is disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100308964 - Rfid-based communication devices and methods for location-based entertainment systems: An interactive entertainment system using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to allow participants to communicate user input to the system. The system includes an interactive station including an RFID reader and wireless communication devices that each has a user input portion operable by a user. Each communication device includes an RFID... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20100308973 - Thermally controlled duty cycle regulation in an rfid module: A system and methods for measuring the temperature of an RFID reader module and inserting a delay in the RFID reader's duty cycle to prevent the RFID reader from initiating a thermal shutdown. The system and methods are self-adaptable, therefore incurring the benefit regardless of the design of the RFID... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100308975 - Rfid receiving process for use with enterprise resource planning systems: A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) receiving method for use with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is provided. The method includes reading, at a receiving point, information from RFID tags included on delivered items, which are not recorded on an Advanced Shipment Notification (ASN). An item arrival journal including item... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100308974 - Wireless sensor reader: A wireless sensor reader is provided to interface with a wireless sensor. The wireless sensor reader transmits a narrowband, fixed frequency excitation pulse to cause the wireless sensor to generate a ring signal. The ring signal corresponds to the value of the physical parameter being sensed. The wireless sensor reader... Agent: Mcdonald Hopkins LLC

20100308978 - System and method for authenticating rfid tags: A system and method of providing authenticity to a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag are provided. The method comprises generating a plurality of digital signatures, wherein each digital signature is generated using an index value unique to that digital signature and using information associated with the RFID tag; and storing... Agent: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

20100308977 - Radio wave control apparatus, radio wave control system, and radio wave control method: A radio wave control apparatus includes a detecting unit that detects an object, other than a communication target device, in a radiation range to which a radio wave radiating unit radiates predetermined radio waves in each of a plurality of radiation directions; and a radiation range determining unit that determines... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20100308976 - Radiofrequency communication device including a timer: The invention relates to an electronic radiofrequency-transaction device that comprises a first switch capable of providing a radiofrequency operation of the device upon actuation of the switch and an operation stop when the actuation is released. The device is characterised in that it comprises a timer circuit capable of maintaining,... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100308980 - Network architecture for wirelessly interfacing sensors at ultra low power: A sensing network is described, consisting of a multiplexing reader and one or more sensor pairs, each sensor pair comprising a transponder and a dedicated reader, dedicated to that transponder, each transponder having a sensor. Each sensor pair is able to wirelessly interface and power both capacitive and resistive sensors... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100308979 - Sensor system: A sensor system includes a sensor unit which has a pressure sensor, a temperature sensor and a selector switching between a pressure detection signal and a temperature detection signal. The sensor system further includes a processing unit which outputs a switching command signal to the selector and receives a detection... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100308981 - Greeting card with subsequent audio after closing: A greeting card having an audio message and playback device delivers a first sound recording upon opening of the greeting card and a second sound recording upon closing of the greeting card. The delivery of each sound recording may be delayed by a timing component within the audio message and... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100308982 - Floor-based haptic communication system: The present relates to a system for providing vibration feedback to at least one foot. The system comprises at least one rigid surface for receiving the at least one foot, one vibrotactile actuator for each of the at least one rigid surface, and a suspension mechanism. The vibrotactile actuator is... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20100308983 - Touch screen with tactile feedback: Examples of sensing a human touch to a touch screen and providing tactile and visual feedback are disclosed.... Agent: OmikronIPLaw Group

20100308984 - Visual indicator adaptor and assembly for a tractor trailer: A visual indicator assembly and adaptor for a trailer includes a control circuit electrically coupled to a plurality of lamps positioned in a rear header of the trailer. The control circuit is configured to supply a first voltage signal to the plurality of lamps in response to a power signal... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100308985 - Spacer lamp in passenger and/or goods traffic: A spacer lamp in passenger and/or goods traffic, with a light field which dispenses light according to an illuminating configuration, wherein the light field 6 has a first and a second light source, and a control unit is provided for controlling the illumination configuration of the light field, wherein the... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20100308986 - System for transmitting data between a hybrid electric vehicle and a remote transceiver: A method of transmitting driver specific vehicle data includes entering driver specific hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) operating parameter settings for a plurality of drivers into a vehicle controller; identifying a vehicle driver; displaying driver specific HEV data within the vehicle; and configuring HEV operating parameters in accordance with the driver... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20100308987 - Method for the operation of wheel electronics, wheel electronics, and tire checking system: A method for operating wheel electronics of a tire checking system includes providing wheel electronics having a battery-free power supply encompassing at least one rechargeable power storage medium for supplying power to the wheel electronics. The wheel electronics can be operated in a reduced-power transmission mode and a subsequent normal... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100308988 - Turn signal illumination controller: A turn signal illumination controller monitors the lateral movement distance of a vehicle from when a turn switch lever is operated so as to illuminate a turn signal indicator. When the lateral movement distance is greater than or equal to a threshold value indicating completion of lane changing, the turn... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP

20100308989 - Wireless light and accessory control system for golf carts and other vehicles: A wireless light and accessory control system for golf carts (18) and other vehicles having a sender (1) that permits a user to remotely activate various accessories, such as headlights (2), turn signals (4), horns (5) and other accessories, such as radios, dome lights, etc., by sending signals via a... Agent: Edward M. Livingston, Pa

20100308990 - Wireless takeover of wired alarm system components: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for wireless takeover of wired alarm system components. Embodiments of the invention can be used to bridge hardwired alarm zones for use with a wireless alarm controller. Wired sensors are wired to a takeover module that converts communication from... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100308991 - Communication system for heads-up display: A breathing apparatus designed to display at least one condition associated with the breathing apparatus to the user of the breathing apparatus. The breathing apparatus includes a breathing mask, a display assembly and a sensor assembly. The display assembly includes at least one display designed to display at least one... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100308992 - Personal safety and locator device: An automatically provisioned passenger safety and locator device is described. In one aspect, the locator device includes a microcontroller with a processor coupled to the memory comprising computer-program instructions executable by the processor that, responsive to activation, detects a seat number for the seat of a plurality of seats coupled... Agent: HartIPLaw And Strategies, LLC

20100308993 - Event detection system using electronic tracking devices and video devices: An event detection system includes a processor, an electronic tracking device, and one or more transmitters. Each of the one or more transmitters can be configured to be associated with a particular individual of a group of individuals. The processor can be configured to cluster data from the one or... Agent: Honeywell/slw Patent Services

20100308994 - Energy saving medical device: The invention is directed to a medical device comprised of at least one device part that is electrically operated and can be switched between an idle state and an operating state and a method of controlling such device. A control unit is provided which switches an electrically operated device part... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20100308995 - Odor generation alarm and method for informing unusual situation: An odor generation alarm and a method for informing an unusual situation having a high attention attracting effect and a high degree of safety are provided. An odor generation alarm includes an odorant receptacle, a drive section, a detector and a circuit section which is a controller. The odorant receptacle... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100308996 - Alarm system and method for detachable electronic device: An alarm system is applied for a computer to warn an owner of an electronic device via a terminal when the electronic device is detached from the computer. The alarm system includes a memory unit and a main controller connected the memory unit. The main unit controller includes a recording... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100308997 - Method and system for controlling cavity height of a leaky wave antenna for rfid communications: Methods and systems for controlling cavity height of a leaky wave antenna for RFID communications are disclosed. In this regard, an RFID transponder may receive RF signals via a leaky wave antenna and modulate a frequency of a backscattered signal by controlling a height of a resonant cavity of the... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100308998 - System and method for detecting a breach of an electronic article surveillance tag: An EAS tag is provided having improved anti-defeat devices and methods. A pin assembly is coupled to a lanyard and includes a reduced cross-sectional profile that may be passed through a monitored article to produce no damage or minimal damage to the monitored article. The pin assembly engages a spring... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20100309000 - Emergency signal bracelet: A bracelet (100) for use during escape in the event of fire, comprising a housing (110) attached to a strap (120) where the housing (110) is pressed against the wrist when the strap (120) is tightened, and where the housing (110) comprises control electronics for warning by sound- and light... Agent: Christian D. Abel

20100309001 - Method and system for transferring analyte test data: A system for transferring data includes an analyte test instrument (ATI) adapted to store data, a wirelessly enabled data management device (DMD) for comprehensively analyzing data, and an adaptor removably connected to the ATI for transferring data stored on the ATI to the DMD. The adaptor includes a data communication... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100308999 - Security and monitoring apparatus: An apparatus for enabling a user to control a machine, perform a procedure, interface with a predetermined object and monitor conditions. The apparatus includes a device which is fastened to at least one of the ear and the portion of skin adjacent the ear of the user. The device includes... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20100309003 - Method of producing a proof of presence or of operation of an entity in an identified zone for a duration greater than a given threshold, and monitoring system: A method for producing a proof of the presence and/or of the availability of an entity in a site over a period that is greater than or equal to a presence threshold, the method including: successively transmitting messages, the messages being generated from a secret such that the secret may... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100309002 - Proximity monitoring and locating system: A combined proximity monitoring and locating system including a wearable unit, a proximity detector, and a control subsystem. The proximity detector includes a receiver for receiving the wearable unit transmitter signal, a processing subsystem configured to signal an alert if the wearable unit transmitter signal strength is below a pre-established... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman

20100309004 - Evacuation system and escape route indicator therefore: An object, for example a building, is divided into different sections. Each section comprises a plurality of computers, each controlling an individual escape route display or a group of escape route displays. The computers are controlled by monitoring sensors of the object section. The blueprint of the object section and... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20100309005 - Automated intravenous monitoring device: An automated intravenous (IV) monitoring device is provided comprising a sensor for sensing drips passing through an IV drip chamber, a processing unit for calculating the total infused volume over a predetermined period of time, and a display for displaying the total infused volume. The IV monitoring device preferably also... Agent: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

20100309006 - Safety device for underwater diving: A safety device for underwater diving has a sensor for measuring a flow of gas bubbles comprising a belt for fixing and functional coupling to the body of a diver. The flow sensor is linked to a portable computer for utilizing signals from the flow sensor so as to provide... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20100309007 - Garage door message device: A message sending device mounted under the garage door operating motor whereby a user generated message is projected onto the interior surface of the garage door in conjunction with the operation of the garage door.... Agent: James W. Gipple Gipple & Hale

20100309008 - Controlling operation of a positioning module: Apparatus comprises a module, a magnetometer, and a controller. The module has an operation or output dependent on a location of the apparatus. The magnetometer includes a magnetic sensor arrangement. The controller is arranged to control operation of the module dependent on signals provided at an output of the magnetometer.... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20100309009 - Indication clothing: An indication clothing being adapted to be worn by an object is provided. The indication clothing comprises an indication sign, a storage module, a G-sensor and a process module. The storage module is configured to store threshold information. The G-sensor is configured to sense an instantaneous moving action of the... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100309011 - Obtaining user assistance: An apparatus, device, method, computer program product, and system that detects a first electronic device in a proximity to a second electronic device; and obtains an end user assistance corresponding to an at least substantially common aspect of the first electronic device and the second electronic device.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100309010 - Television viewing safety system and method: In a television viewing safety system and method, a detection zone of a sensor is set. The sensor is turned on to detect whether a person moves into the detection zone. If the person is detected moving into the detection zone, the television is controlled to display under a safe... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100309012 - Devices, systems and methods for medicament delivery: An apparatus includes a label configured to be coupled to a medicament delivery device. The label includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is configured to be coupled to an outer surface of the medicament delivery device. The second surface includes a textual indicia. The label... Agent: Cooley LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100309013 - Radiation guide for a detector, scattered radiation detector: A surface mountable radiation guide for a radiation path between a measurement volume (1) and an electro-optical component has a first radiation interface in a radiation path towards the measurement volume, a third radiation interface in a radiation path towards the electro-optical component, and a reflecting portion forming a first... Agent: ZieglerIPLaw Group, LLC.

20100309014 - Extending emergency light with a recessed, covered storage cavity: A safety unit for mounting in a wall defining a part of a building space has a tubular housing containing an emergency load such as a light sized to fit within the housing, said emergency load including a base and a light-emitting element. An actuator mechanism such as a motor... Agent: Nawrocki, Rooney & Sivertson Suite 401, Broadway Place East

20100309015 - Intelligent user interface including a touch sensor device: The present invention, according to a preferred embodiment, is directed to portable electronic devices which operate on exhaustible power sources, for example, batteries. The electronic devices of the present invention comprise at least one signal switch and a microchip in communication with the switch wherein the switch is only capable... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100309016 - Lighting system and method for operating a lighting system: A lighting system and a method for a operating a lighting system, enabling to obtain an identification tag (7) comprised in lighting design data (5) directly from an output beam (3), i.e. from the emitted light of the at least one lighting unit (2). It is thus possible to trace... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100309017 - Localization using virtual antenna arrays in modulated backscatter rfid systems: A localization method for use in a tag communication system includes associating a supertag having a plurality of tags with an item, reading backscatter signals from the tags of the plurality of tags to provide a plurality of backscatter signals, estimating a signal parameter of the backscatter signals of the... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100309018 - Ultrasonic transducer for a proximity sensor: An ultrasonic transducer assembly for use in sensing the location of objects in proximity to the transducer. The ultrasonic transducer assembly includes a piezoceramic resonator plate and a coupler. The resonator plate is supported to the coupler in cantilever relation. The coupler extends transverse to the resonator plate for acoustically... Agent: Stevens & Showalter LLP

20100309019 - Acoustic telemetry transceiver: One embodiment includes an apparatus that includes a piezoelectric transducer to generate an acoustic signal that is to modulate along a mandrel, wherein the piezoelectric transducer includes at least one piezoelectric element and at least one electrode that is without non-permanent joints.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100309020 - Metering device for the inhalation of a pulverulent substance: A metering device can be activated by a suction airflow of a user for inhaling a powdery substance, in particular of medicinal type, which is arranged in a supply chamber and can be brought out of there into an apparent discharge standby position by removing a mouthpiece sealing cap by... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100309021 - Real time clock distribution and recovery: The present technology relates to protocols relative to utility meters associated with an open operational framework. More particularly, the present subject matter relates to protocol subject matter for advanced metering infrastructure, adaptable to various international standards, while economically supporting a 2-way mesh network solution in a wireless environment, such as... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100309022 - Driving support device, driving support method, and driving support program: Information specifying an initial motion of a vehicle when travel is started on a road in a predetermined section is obtained, and information specifying an estimated motion, which is associated in advance with the initial motion, of the vehicle on the road in the predetermined section subsequent to the initial... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100309023 - Traffic control system: A virtual road loop detector has a traffic control system that sends out a signal identifying location and intersection. The traffic control system, used for efficiently switching a traffic control switch, includes an intersection control module that communicates with a vehicle control module in order to determine if the traffic... Agent: Barley Snyder, LLC

20100309024 - Parking management system and method using lighting system: A system and a method for detecting availability of a parking space in a parking facility are provided. A first method has the steps of providing a lighting system having at least one visible-light source for illumination of at least part of the parking space. Providing an available space time-of-flight... Agent: Fasken Martineau Dumoulin, LLP

20100309025 - Method of presenting anti-collision information in a head-up display for aircraft: The invention relates to a method for managing an anti-collision system for aircraft, said system comprising means of detecting collision with a threat and at least one head-up viewing device. The symbol system comprises two display modes dedicated to collision detection which are: on the one hand an “action” mode:... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

  
12/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100301990 - Appartus and method for affecting change in a target using an integrated lighting system: Methods and systems for affecting change in a target using an integrated lighting system are provided. A light source having one or more parameters and being configured to provide lighting is operably connectable to a control system. A sensor configured to detect a lighting condition from a target and/or target... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100301991 - Theft detection and prevention in a power generation system: A system for generation of electrical power including an inverter connected to a photovoltaic source including a theft prevention and detection feature. A first memory is permanently attached to the photovoltaic source. The first memory is configured to store a first code. A second memory is attached to the inverter.... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20100301992 - Channel discovery and disconnection in networks over white spaces and other portions of the spectrum: Functionality is described for discovering a channel within an environment in which non-privileged entities have subordinate access rights to spectrum compared to privileged entities. The functionality operates by investigating spectrum units within the spectrum for the presence of the channel. In one case, the functionality operates by investigating the spectrum... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100301994 - Anti-tamper device, method of controlling an anti-tamper device, and a fiscal printer using the same: Anti-tamper devices, control methods for electronic appliances having an anti-tamper device, and fiscal printers having an anti-tamper device are disclosed. A control method for an electronic appliance having an anti-tamper device includes detecting a removal sequence of a plurality of fasteners from the electronic appliance, comparing the specified removal sequence... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100301995 - Fluid human-machine interface: A method of operating a communication device to interface with a machine system comprises projecting a human-machine interface (HMI) system for the machine system on a surface, wherein the HMI system comprises a plurality of commands associated with the machine system, detecting an input from a user, wherein the input... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc/sr

20100301993 - Pattern based security authorization: A method, system and computer-usable medium for authorizing access to a secure location are disclosed. Data indicative of security-related activities (e.g., badging in and/or out of a secure building) can be compiled and then mined to deduce a particular pattern of security-related activities. Access to the secure location can be... Agent: Ibm Corporation, (olp) C/o Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC

20100301997 - Methods for authenticating the identity of individuals responsible for maintaining electrically operated folding partitions: A method for maintaining the folding operable wall comprising: (a) recording a template of a biological trait of an authorized individual into a biometric verification system; (b) saving the template in a database; (c) capturing a new record; (d) comparing the new record against the template; (e) confirming the identity... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20100301996 - Nightstand with a security safety drawer: A nightstand with a security safety drawer, that provides for the safe storage of a handgun or firearm while providing convenient and quick access to the handgun or firearm. The nightstand has a structure with an exterior side, a plurality of drawers, a top security drawer for the nightstand to... Agent: Italia Ip

20100301998 - Multi-sensor alarm apparatus, system and/or method for securing articles: A multi-sensor alarm apparatus, system and method may prevent and/or may deter a theft and/or a removal of one or more articles from a display stand. A base, a main body and a head unit are provided. The base and the main body are secured to the display stand. The... Agent: Patents+tms, P.C.

20100301999 - Channel-switching remote controlled barrier opening system: An improved barrier door one way wireless communication system for operating a barrier, such as a garage door, includes the transmission and reception of multibit code hopping data packets in combination with automatic RF channel switching. Packet data is transmitted automatically on more than one RF channels in a switching... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section

20100302000 - Biometric identify verification including stress state evaluation: Subject matter disclosed herein may relate to a biometric security technique, and may relate to biometric identity verification and emotional stress state evaluation.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP

20100302001 - Electrically operated folding partition system with biometric authentication: An electrically operated folding operable wall is provided which is controlled by an electrical operation circuit of the type having at least one control station at each end of the folding operable wall, an extend control switch, a stack control switch, control relays and a motor, comprising: (a) at least... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20100302002 - Method for monitoring main machine, monitoring apparatus and main machine: A method for monitoring a main machine, a monitoring apparatus and a main machine are provided. The method for monitoring the main machine includes paging, by a monitoring apparatus, a main machine within an effective area, returning, by a main machine being paged, apparatus information of the main machine; determining... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100302004 - Device and method for remotely monitoring animal behavior: The device and method for remotely monitoring animal behavior consists of a sensor unit mounted on an animal. The sensor unit utilizes motion sensors to monitor the specific behavioral patterns of the animal. Power management is controlled to turn the system on when specific types of motion are detected. Motion... Agent: Utah State University Technology Commercialization Office

20100302003 - Mobile communications device with distinctive vibration modes: Systems and methods for providing distinctive vibration alerts are described herein. In different aspects, the methods may include sensing an event and determining a corresponding vibration definition for the event based on one or more properties of the event. The methods also include providing the corresponding vibration definition. The methods... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Moazzam Attn: Patent Docketing

20100302009 - Data exchange with an m2m device using short range radio communication: Exemplary embodiments of the invention relate to a device attachable to an object and comprising a control module for receiving measuring data from at least one sensor and/or for controlling at least one actuator. The device further comprises a communication module for communicating with an external reader unit via a... Agent: InternationalIPLaw Group

20100302005 - Embedded rfid recorder in short-range wireless devices: The invention relates to a portable communications device. The invention further relates to its use of and to a method of operating it. The object of the present invention is to facilitate adaptation of a communications device to its present environment, e.g. to facilitate spectrum sharing in short range communication... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100302007 - Methods and apparatus for rfid reader cable calibration: A method for calibrating an RFID reader having a transmit port and a receive port includes connecting a cable between the transmit port and the receive port, transmitting a known signal from the transmit port to the receive port through the cable, and computing a cable loss associated with the... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100302006 - Rapid device customization using a specialized dual-access rfid tag: A system and techniques for configuring a computer device are disclosed. The system and techniques employ a specialized RFID tag and process that rapidly personalize a computing device and eliminate the need to unpack and power up the device as a prerequisite to configuration.... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100302008 - Sensor/transmitter plug-and-play for process instrumentation: A sensor assembly with a sensing element sends a sensor signal from the sensing element to attached process transmitter over sensor connection wires. The sensor assembly has memory circuitry for storing information related to the sensor assembly and interface circuitry that provides for digital communication of the stored information with... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20100302010 - Tag information processing apparatus, tag information processing system, tag information processing method, and program: A tag information processing apparatus includes (i) a movement direction judging section (103) which judges a movement direction of an RFID tag in a case where read information acquired from a first region and read information acquired in a second region which overlap the first region indicate that the RFID... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100302011 - Tracking of and communication with mobile terminals using a battery-powered wireless network infrastructure: There is provided a method of reducing energy consumption of tag readers in a wireless network, the method comprising: (a) turning a transmitter and a receiver of the tag reader to a power-off state; b) powering-on the transmitter of the tag reader for a limited transmission time frame; c) during... Agent: Brouillette & Partners

20100302012 - Switching radio frequency identification (rfid) tags: The present disclosure is directed switching RFID tags. In some implementations, the RFID system includes an RFID tag and a panel. The panel includes one or more contacts configured to move between a first position and a second position. The second position forms an electrical connection between the RFID tag... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100302013 - Radio frequency ic device and radio communication system: A radio frequency IC device achieves impedance matching between a radio IC chip and a radiation plate in a wide frequency band, and achieves desired radiation characteristics over a wide range of frequencies. A radio frequency IC device and a radio communication system allow both long-distance and short-distance communication and,... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd. C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100302014 - System and method for locating a target wireless device: A method for locating a target wireless device is disclosed. At least one directional antenna is swept through a field of view at each of a plurality of sensing locations. A position is determined for each of the plurality of sensing locations. During the sweep at each of the plurality... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20100302015 - Systems and methods for immersive interaction with virtual objects: A system to present the user a 3-D virtual environment as well as non-visual sensory feedback for interactions that user makes with virtual objects in that environment is disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a system comprising a depth camera that captures user position and movement, a three-dimensional (3-D) display device... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20100302017 - Tactile feedback for joystick position/speed controls: The present invention includes a control system with a joystick controller for controlling the direction and speed of one or more controlled systems, such as a boom lift platform or the vehicle on which it rides. The joystick is neutrally-biased and effects a null velocity of the controlled system when... Agent: Tuggey Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather LLP

20100302016 - Touch - sensitive motion device: A method of entering data to an electronic device is outlined using a modified touch-pad. The touch-pad is modified to include the addition of surface features, which provide distinguishable tactile feedback to the user allowing improved spatial resolution of the positioning of an object onto the surface of the touch-pad.... Agent: Freedman & Associates

20100302018 - Customizable indicating instrument: The invention relates to a combination instrument comprising at least one first zone and one second zone, in which respective driver-relevant data can be displayed. The invention also relates to a method for customizing a combination instrument.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100302019 - Motor vehicle having a display and a camera: A motor vehicle has a first display and a first camera. An environmental image of the part of the environment of the vehicle lying behind the motor vehicle can be recorded using the first camera and the environmental image recorded using the first camera can be completely or partially displayed... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100302020 - System for pre-attentively communicating information to a driver of a vehicle: Methods and systems are provided for pre-attentively communicating information to a driver of a vehicle. The system includes, but is not limited to a vehicle having a passenger compartment and an illumination component mounted within the passenger compartment. The illumination component is positioned to be peripherally visible to the driver... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100302021 - System and method for calculating electrically controlled pneumatic (ecp) brake cylinder piston travel: A system for determining a distance of travel of a brake cylinder piston includes a brake cylinder having the brake cylinder piston, a pressure transducer operationally coupled to the brake cylinder and configured to determine a pressure measurement within the brake cylinder, and a control module of an electrically controlled... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100302022 - Protecting children and passengers with respect to a vehicle: There is provided a system and methods for mitigation of the potential dangers to which at least a child, and passengers, are exposed to prior to, during travel and after travel, when outside and adjacent a vehicle. Potential dangers to which a child is exposed are risks associated with driving... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20100302023 - Display device of a motor vehicle: A display device (1) of a motor vehicle, wherein the display device (1) has a display area having a display area center (3), wherein the display area has at least one inner area (4) and at least one lateral area (5), wherein the lateral area (5) is formed as a... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20100302024 - Signalling device for the trunk or top case of a two-wheeled vehicle: A signalling device is provided that includes a transmitter to be connected to a circuit for controlling at least one primary signalling light or a specific control of the cycle and, on the other hand, a receiver connected to at least one secondary signalling light, said receiver being capable of... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100302025 - Portable motion detector and alarm system and method: A portable security alarm system including a movement detecting and signal transmitting member for mounting on or proximate to the object whose movement is to be detected, a signal receiving and alarm generating member for receiving a signal from the movement detecting and signal transmitting member and producing a security... Agent: Walter W. Duft Law Offices Of Walter W. Duft

20100302026 - Warning system, monitoring device and method for monitoring controlled device: A warning system includes a monitoring device and a controlled device, wherein the controlled device includes a wireless transmitter, a wireless receiver, a phase analyzer and a warning indicator. The wireless transmitter can transmit a detection signal, and then the controlled device responses to the detection signal and transmits a... Agent: Brian M. Mcinnis

20100302030 - Initial position determining method, positioning calculating method, and position calculating device: An initial position determining method is described for a position calculating operation for satellite signals from a positioning satellite. Signals are received from a positioning satellite. A number of candidate ranges are set. An estimated reception frequency for a received signal is calculated. A range may be selected from the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100302029 - Transmission of an emergency call from a motor cycle: A control unit determines whether an accident of a motorcycle has occurred in that corresponding measurement data from a sensor system are analyzed. Following this, a fully automatic emergency call is emitted. The emergency call is transmitted via a voice channel after the emergency call data have been subjected to... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100302027 - Brand mapping: A user uses a portable electronic device to select an image representative of a brand. In response to the user's selection of the image representative of the brand, the device automatically presents the user with an image of a map that indicates a current location of the device and shows... Agent: Robert Plotkin, PC

20100302031 - Method and apparatus for wireless communication in test, measurement, control, and communication systems: A system for wireless multiple user access to a sensor comprises a sensor unit having a sensor element, a sensor user interface, and a sensor wireless transceiver that transmits information corresponding to the output of the sensor user interface. One or more receiving units each receive the information corresponding to... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP

20100302028 - Power management of sensors within a mobile device: Apparatuses and methods are provided for managing power consumption of a plurality of sensors within a mobile device. A method may include receiving a request from a sensor client regarding a sensor, determining whether the sensor client requested registration/deregistration, controlling a power supply and an operational mode of the sensor,... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100302032 - System and method to locate misplaced personal items: A system and method to locate a personal item of a user on misplacing the personal item is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a receiver object affixed on a surface of the personal item to audibly emit predetermined sound for a predetermined amount of time when the receiver... Agent: Raj Abhyanker, P.C.

20100302034 - Article inspection system and method: An inspection system and method for determining the elemental makeup of contents of an article includes a localizer for identifying at least one region of interest of the article from data representative of contents of the article, the at least one region of interest having a cross-sectional area or a... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100302035 - Global electronic system of energy savings and individual securities: This electronic device offers a complete and total system, for the consumer, since the acquisition of the data to control to visualization by direct display or/and by transmission via Internet and/or the telephone line of various information related with the consumption of water, gas, electricity and telephone as well as... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100302033 - Personal alerting device and method: A personal alerting device and method for detecting an approaching sound source includes a sound detector for detecting environmental sounds and for providing an electrical signal to a sound analyzer. The sound signal is analyzed to determine a baseline sound pattern comprising a plurality of distinct sounds corresponding to sounds... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20100302036 - Ic tag issue management system and method: An IC tag issue management system includes an ID numbering DB which stores an ID and a status of the ID, and an ID history DB which stores the ID, a history number indicating a reuse history of the ID, and a usage history indicated by the history number correlated... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100302037 - Method and apparatus for tunneling information in rfid communications: A method and apparatus involve a radio frequency identification tag that receives a wireless signal containing a message type conforming to an extension of a standard communication protocol and having an extended services segment, the tag then transmitting the extended services segment through an extended services interface. According to a... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100302038 - Rfid tag incorporating at least two integrated circuits: Multiple RFID integrated circuit microradio chips are located at the feed point of an RFID tag antenna for greater, reliability, elimination of testing and to take advantage of coherent microradio operation for increased gain and power, better signal-to-noise ratios, improved range and low bit error rates.... Agent: Bae Systems

20100302039 - Communication device, antenna device, and communication system: A communication device includes a conductor plane, a first loop antenna disposed on one surface of the conductor plane via a first magnetic sheet, a second loop antenna being in a loop direction opposite to a loop direction of the first loop antenna and having an opening structure approximately identical... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100302040 - Two-dimensional antenna configuration: In one embodiment, an antenna configuration for locating RFID tags has two sets of (mutually orthogonal) elongated reader coils, where each elongated reader coil corresponds to two or more different possible locations of RFID tags, and each possible location is associated with one reader coil in each of the two... Agent: Mendelsohn, Drucker, & Associates, P.C.

20100302043 - Integrated sensor network methods and systems: Methods and systems for an integrated sensor network are described. In one embodiment, sensor data may be accessed from a plurality of motion sensors and a bed sensor deployed in a living unit for a first time period. An activity pattern for the first time period may be identified based... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC

20100302041 - Monitoring patterns of motion: A method, computer program product, and apparatus for monitoring patterns of motion are provided. A signal is received from a sensor on a user, wherein movement of the user causes the sensor to generate power to emit a signal indicative of the movement of the user. The signal is analyzed... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20100302042 - Sensor-based independent living assistant: A computing system helps a person live independently by providing reminders, alerts, and alarms of situations that require the person's attention, notifying another party for emergency or other advice or assistance as necessary. The system receives data from a variety of sensors around the person's environment, developing one or more... Agent: Bingham Mchale LLP

20100302044 - Systems and methods to adjust an adjustable bed: A system and method provide for reducing the snoring of a person sleeping on an adjustable bed. The system comprises a device configured with at least a microphone and a speaker, the device configured to monitor for a noise consistent with snoring. The system further comprises a control unit communicably... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100302045 - Interface for a fire alarm system: An interface for a fire alarm system having a number of alarm condition detectors (11, 12, 13), a number of alarm devices such as alarm sounders (2) and the like and a fire alarm panel (1). The interface includes a fire alarm silence controller (4) and input and output circuits... Agent: Salter & Michaelson The Heritage Building

20100302046 - Stethoscope adapted to comprise a radiation monitor method and device: A method and device for monitoring a healthcare worker's exposure to radiation wherein a stethoscope is adapted to comprise a radiation monitor. The radiation monitor may be of instruments for measuring radiation including Geiger-Muller counters, scintillation detectors, photographic emulsions and various ionization chambers. The stethoscope may be acoustic or electronic... Agent: Manuel L Karell

20100302047 - Integrated water detector: A leak detector pad comprising a circuit board having a bottom surface and a top surface, spaced first and second electrically conductive traces located on the bottom surface, and an electronic circuit mounted on the top surface. The circuit includes a first segment adapted to create an alternating current (AC)... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100302048 - Intelligent exit sign: An emergency display panel includes a housing having a first surface mountable to a building structure. The housing includes a cavity defined therein and the housing includes circuitry adapted to connect to a remote networking source. A display surface extends from the housing and displays indicia thereon. At least one... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20100302049 - Notifying a user of a telecommunications terminal of disrupted audio: A user of a telecommunications terminal is made aware when the user's voice is disrupted by echo suppression, which notifies the user that he or she can adjust his or her speaking pattern, or move closer to the microphone in order to stop the clipping.... Agent: Avaya Demont & Breyer, LLC

20100302051 - Battery thermal event detection system using a thermally interruptible electrical conductor: A method and apparatus is provided for determining when a battery, or one or more batteries within a battery pack, undergoes an undesired thermal event such as thermal runaway. The system uses a conductive member mounted in close proximity to, or in contact with, an external surface of the battery... Agent: Telsa Motors, Inc.

20100302050 - Method and apparatus for charge control of a portable terminal having a solar battery: Provided is an apparatus for controlling charging of a portable terminal equipped with a solar battery that converts solar energy into an electrical energy, the apparatus including a thermistor in which a resistance value changes according to a temperature change; a comparator which outputs a first signal when a temperature... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100302052 - Intellectualized polarity identification device: The invention involves an intellectualized polarity identification device which comprises an electromagnetic module connected with a control circuit. The electromagnetic module comprises a magnetic inductor (electromagnet), a movable contact plate coaxially set with the magnetic inductor (electromagnet) and stationary contact plates. The control circuit comprises a reversed-polarity alarm protecting circuit... Agent: Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC Intellectual Property Department

20100302054 - Display device for a dive computer: Display device for displaying information during a dive on a dive computer. The dive computer comprises a screen, measuring devices that detect variables related to the dive, a memory device to store data and program steps, and a computing device that processes the measurements made by the measuring device and... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20100302053 - Switch having a flat display: A switch, particularly a switching device or operating device, includes a flat display, wherein the flat display is provided for the visual display of at least one item of information related to a current or future condition of the switch or a system or machine associated with the switch. A... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100302055 - Handheld terminal and control method and control program therefor: A control method for a handheld terminal, including the steps of: reproducing and outputting a piece of music in accordance with a reproduction list; detecting motion of the terminal in real space and determining whether or not the detected motion corresponds to a motion situation where the terminal is moving... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100302056 - Location discovery system and method: Systems and methods for location discovery are presented. One or more applications are run on the mobile device. At least one of the applications receives, from a server computer via the wireless communications network, location-based content based on a context determined by the server computer, the location-based content including an... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100302057 - Programming a universal remote control using an identifying device mark: A method and system for programming a universal remote control (URC) to operate with a new remote controlled device having a digital mark is disclosed. A digital representation of the mark is generated and sent to a multimedia content distribution network (MCDN) server, along with MCDN account information. The digital... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing

20100302058 - Programming a universal remote control via direct interaction: A method and system for programming a universal remote control (URC) to operate with a remote-controlled device is disclosed. A user may be instructed to operate a control element of an original remote control (ORC) of the remote-controlled device. The control element of the ORC may be operated with consumer-premises... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing

20100302059 - Graphical user interface and device for controlling it: The display of any home entertainment or consumer electronic product such as a television set is used as a display screen (11) for displaying a graphical user interface (100). The display screen comprises a control unit (13) that receives signals from the remote control device (15) in order to control... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100302060 - Methods for closk syncronization in wellbore instruments: A method for synchronizing a clock in a device at the Earth's surface with a device disposed in a wellbore includes generating a time datum for a signal generated at at least one of the surface and in the wellbore proximate an end of the pipe string. A time delay... Agent: Conley Rose P.c

20100302061 - Meter register and remote meter reader utilizing a stepper motor: A meter for flowing material, e.g., water, has a meter register having an electronic display, e.g., an LED or LCD display, and a mechanical read-out display driven by a stepper motor to record units of water that flowed through the meter. In the event of an electrical power failure, the... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100302062 - Method and system for providing a network protocol for utility services: A method and system for providing a network protocol for utility services are disclosed are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises discovering a utility network, wherein a constant powered meter sends network discovery messages to find the utility network. Neighboring meters are discovered, wherein the constant powered meter... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100302064 - Method for deactivating a utility meter: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method to deactivate a utility meter. In one exemplary embodiment, the method includes the step of reading a first status indicator associated with the utility meter in a memory of a utility meter management host processor, and the step of determining... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100302063 - Tire pressure monitoring system and pressure monitoring unit: A tire pressure monitoring system distinguishes a mounted tire from a non-mounted tire, and which automatically changes over IDs and tire-pressure thresholds without any exclusive apparatuses. A tire pressure monitoring unit stores an identification code of a tire pressure sensor unit and a tire-pressure set value as a pair. While... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates

20100302065 - Environmental sensor system: In one embodiment, a system to detect one or more environmental conditions in proximity to a surface comprises a first metamaterial environmental sensor module proximate the surface. The environmental sensor comprises a metamaterial-based electrically resonant structure having a resonance frequency which varies in response to changes in at least one... Agent: Caven & Aghevli LLC

20100302066 - Alert notification network: A network server operable to communicate information over a half-duplex push-to-talk over cellular wireless communication system includes a location manager operable to determine geographic location of a plurality of recipients, an alert notification manager for preparing alert messages based information regarding events and respective geographic locations of the events, and... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC

20100302067 - Dynamic parking place location system: A dynamic parking place location service is disclosed that can assist end users navigating a congested area to find available parking spaces near their location on-demand. An end user initiates a parking information request by contacting an application server and sending location information coincident to the request. Responsive to the... Agent: Docket Administrator - Room 3d-201e Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20100302069 - Object classification method, parking assistance method, and parking assistance system: An object classification method in which a vehicle moves toward an object includes: (a) ascertaining a first characteristic quantity from the variation of a first signal received by a distance-measuring sensor; (b) ascertaining an additional characteristic quantity from the variation of a second signal received by the distance-measuring sensor; (c)... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100302068 - Street parking community application and method: Disclosed is a system that facilitates finding on-street parking. A community of users has an application on their mobile communications devices that allows them to inform each other when vacating on-street parking spaces. When a user operates his automobile to vacate an on-street parking space, a message is transmitted wirelessly... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC

20100302070 - Anonymous wireless address matching for traffic information: Methods and systems include determining travel information from vehicles. In one embodiment, a system monitors traffic on a roadway in real-time. The system includes a plurality of reader devices. The reader devices are capable of asynchronously capturing a unique network identifier of a device in a vehicle when the device... Agent: Tod T. Tumey

20100302072 - Hazard area protection system: A hazard area protection system wherein it includes a projection device designed to project a light beam on at least part of the surface area on the ground of the hazard area.... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20100302071 - Method for remotely updating wireless sensors: A method and system is provided for updating a sensor disposed within a mobile unit. The method includes the steps of: a) providing a remote server and at least one sensor, which remote server and sensor are located in the mobile unit and are in communications with one another through... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.

20100302073 - Device for confirming the engine thrust of an aircraft: A device for confirming the engine thrust of an aircraft is disclosed. The device, via an operating logic unit (14) of each engine processing different information, including a warning indicator (15) connected to the unit (14) delivers or not thrust confirmation information at the level of the cockpit.... Agent: J. Rodman Steele Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100302074 - Method and a device for detecting a thrust dissymmetry of an aircraft during landing: A method and a device for detecting a thrust dissymmetry of an aircraft during a landing are disclosed. The detection device (6) comprises means (7) for detecting, upon a landing, that at least one of the engine control levers occupies an intermediary position comprised between a position threshold and a... Agent: J. Rodman Steele Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

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