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Communications: electrical January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/11

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01/27/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110018679 - Battery charging to extend battery life and improve efficiency: Exemplary charging device includes a processor and charging current for coupling to a battery. In an exemplary embodiment, the processor defines charging profiles for charging the battery at different charge rates. A profile can be selected based on a determinable time event and may be modified based on a charging... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20110018680 - Security system with power saving feature and method thereof: A security system with power saving feature includes an electromagnetic lock and a sensing module. The electromagnetic lock is for receiving a limited supply of an electric power supplied by a power supply circuit before a full supply of the electric power is delivered to the electromagnetic lock. The sensing... Agent: Kile Park Goekjian Reed & Mcmanus

20110018681 - method, computer program product, and system for preventing inadvertent configuration of electronic devices provided with infrared data association interfaces: The present invention relates to a method, computer program product, and system for preventing an inadvertent configuration of an electrical device provided with an infrared interface (30). The method, computer program product, and system include activation of one or more infrared buttons (31, 32, 33, or 34) provided on the... Agent: The Ollila Law Group LLC

20110018683 - Management of the identities of users in a system: The identity of a user to be associated with a terminal adapted for communication in a communication network is managed. The network provides a service based on the identity of the user. A contactless transaction is established at the terminal with an identification entity. During the transaction, a piece of... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section

20110018684 - Remote keyless ignition system and method: A keyless ignition module includes an actuator, antenna and control apparatus. The actuator has a front surface including a periphery extending therearound. The antenna is disposed rearward to at least some portion of the front surface and does not extend beyond the periphery of the front surface. The control apparatus... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. Patents & Licenses

20110018682 - Physical, educational and other activity based privileged access and incentive systems and methods: A physical activity, educationally required activity and other required activities monitoring system and method for providing a privilege access to user-intended devices based on completion of a physical activity by a user. The monitoring system includes a monitoring module associated with at least one monitoring device, at least one sensor,... Agent: Ortiz And Lopez, PLLC Registered Patent Attorneys

20110018685 - Franchise add-on system, user operation terminal and store front stock shelf and backyard stock shelf used therefor, and computer program used therefor: A store front stock shelf 300 installed together with a sales processing device 200 at a position of cash register detects a stock status of cigarette packs STP housed therein, and produces store front stock data SSD. A user operation terminal 100 installed together with the sales processing device 200... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110018688 - Connected sensor system, network unit, and sensor unit: The present invention provides a connected sensor system which can be easily used by the user and which can give an external input to each sensor unit without making the wiring complicated, and also provides a network unit and a sensor unit used for the connected sensor system. A cyclic... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.

20110018686 - Method and apparatus for wireless sensing with power harvesting of a wireless signal: A method and apparatus for operating a sensor system. A first wireless signal is transmitted from a base station to a sensor unit. At least a portion of the first wireless signal is changed into power for the sensor unit using a power harvesting unit in the sensor unit. Information... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20110018689 - Secure modular applicators to commision wireless sensors: The present invention includes novel systems and devices for commissioning wireless tags, RFID tags, and wireless sensors. The present invention benefits wireless sensors that are not directly part of a demand printed label. In one embodiment RFID tags or inlays are pre-loaded into cartridges prior to consumption and an encoder... Agent: Peter A. Haas, Esquire

20110018690 - Smartbeam visibility network: A method for providing real-time visibility on a construction project includes steps of: attaching a low-frequency, ultra low-power, two-way transceiver radio tag to each construction material to be used in the construction project; storing data relating to the construction material in the tag; and reading the data from the transceiver... Agent: Larson & Anderson, LLC

20110018687 - Ultrasound zone location system with high capacity: A zone location system with ultrasound US transmitters S1, S2, S3 located in respective zones Z1, Z2, Z3 such as rooms of a building B. Preferably, the US transmitters are time-multiplexed so that each of them in turn transmits a US signal US with a unique ID code USID represented... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110018691 - Rfid interrogator having collision type identification function and control method thereof: Disclosed is an RFID interrogator having a collision type identification function and a control method thereof. It verifies whether or not a collision occurs in a received signal by analyzing data of a signal received from an RF communication unit and performs a corresponding collision resolution operation by diagnosing a... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20110018692 - Methods and systems for validating code from a wireless device: Methods, algorithms, architectures, circuits, and/or systems for managing POR-less integrated circuits are disclosed. The method of validating code from a wireless device can include: (i) broadcasting a signal from a reader to the wireless device, (ii) reading a code transmitted, re-radiated, and/or backscattered from the wireless device, the code having... Agent: The Law Offices Of Andrew D. Fortney, Ph.d., P.C.

20110018694 - System and method for training a transmitter to control a remote control system: A method for training a trainable RF transmitter to transmit variable code signals used to actuate a remote device having a receiver where the transmitter includes a memory that has stored variable code characteristics for a plurality of different remote devices includes initiating a training sequence and generating at least... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20110018693 - System and method for using image data in connection with configuring a universal controlling device: Data indicative of topography of an object of interest is received at a recognition system having an associated database in which is stored topography data for a plurality of reference objects each of which is cross-referenced to configuration information for a universal controlling device. The reference system uses the received... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20110018697 - Interactive touch screen gaming metaphors with haptic feedback: A game is provided on one or more portable computing device in which a virtual object travels through views of the game displayed on the interfaces of the one or more portable computing devices. Haptic effects corresponding to the travel of the virtual object through the views are provided on... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (immersion)

20110018695 - Method and apparatus for a touch-sensitive display: Method and apparatus for displaying a view of an application on a touch-sensitive display include detecting a touch on the touch-sensitive display. When the touch is at a first force, first feedback is provided and a first function is performed. When the touch is at a second force, second feedback... Agent: Research In Motion Attn: Glenda Wolfe

20110018696 - Vibrotactile device and method using the same: Disclosed herein is a vibrotactile device intuitively providing information by inducing a tactile sense to a user, and a method using the same. The device according to an embodiment includes a vibrating contact panel contacting with a user's hand; a plurality of vibratory modules that are attached to the lower... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20110018699 - Digital camera rear-view system: A rear-view system for a vehicle has a camera disposed on the vehicle. An electronic control unit receives and processes the image information from the camera. A display displays the processed image information from the electronic control unit. An alarm is operated by the electronic control unit. The electronic control... Agent: International Truck Intellectual Property Company,

20110018698 - Electrical car sensor for blind spots: The purpose of this invention of the electrical metal sensor of the automobile is to detect vehicles in motion and their blind spot of both sides of the car so that the driver will have enough time to react to or prevent a car accident. As the engine of the... Agent: Charlton Rodriguez

20110018700 - Fusion of images in enhanced obstacle detection: A vehicle warning system that includes: a first camera mounted on the vehicle at a first longitudinal position along the length of the vehicle, which acquires consecutively in real time a plurality of first camera image frames; a second camera mounted on the vehicle at a second longitudinal position along... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20110018701 - Traffic light passing support system, in-vehicle apparatus for the same, and method for the same: An in-vehicle arithmetic unit calculates a required time, which is needed for a vehicle to arrive at a traffic light when the vehicle maintains a present speed, according to a speed of the vehicle, a present position of the vehicle, and information on the traffic light. An in-vehicle determination unit... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20110018702 - Meter for vehicle: A meter for vehicle capable of improving design and visibility in an after-meter of single face type is provided. The meter for vehicle includes a transmitting ring-shaped member 4 placed to surround an analog display portion 1 between a case body 2 and a cover member 3, a first light... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110018703 - Condition, health, and usage monitoring system: A sensor module includes a number of environment sensors and condition sensor interfaces. Each condition sensor interface is configured to couple with a condition sensor capable of sensing an attribute of a component exposed to the environment. The sensor module may be embedded within a structure associated with the component.... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (raytheon)

20110018704 - System, device and method for providing power line communications: A system, method and device for providing a power line communication system via an ad hoc network protocol is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes transmitting and receiving Alive Notifications via a power line. Each Alive Notification may include data identifying an interface of the transmitting power line node... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC

20110018705 - Alarm device: An alarm device of the invention includes: a transmitting-and-receiving circuit unit which transmits and receives an event signal with other alarm device; an alarming unit which outputs alarm; an operating unit which includes an alarm stopping unit; an interlocking source alarm output processing unit which, upon receiving abnormal-detection signal from... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20110018706 - Alarm device and alarm system: An alarm device of the present invention comprises: a wireless circuit section which wirelessly exchanges event signals with another alarm device; an alert section which outputs an abnormal condition alarm; an operation section which accepts a predetermined operation; and an abnormal condition monitoring section which, upon receiving an abnormal condition... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20110018708 - Assisted direction finding apparatus: The invention relates to a method for measuring and indicating a true direction of a tracked object. The invention also relates to an apparatus and a tracking system utilizing the method. The invention also relates to a direction determination circuitry and to a computer readable storage medium comprising computer readable... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110018710 - Identification devices: An identification device comprising an ultrasound transmitter unit (16) and an outer housing (6) which receives said transmitter unit (16), said outer housing (6) comprising one or more apertures (32) which are sealed by a membrane, said membrane being substantially transparent to ultrasound when compared to the rest of the... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.

20110018709 - Method for monitoring the safety of travelers: A method is provided for monitoring the present location of a traveler at time t1, predicting a location at which the traveler is expected to arrive by time t2, and verifying the safety of the traveler. The safety verification is conducted if the traveler has not reached the expected location... Agent: Avaya Demont & Breyer, LLC

20110018707 - Shipping container having integral geoclock system: A shipping apparatus for small, high value or accountable items comprises: a substantially rigid housing comprising two opposed sections connected to one another, forming a container capable of being opened and closed, typically in a clamshell arrangement; and an integral locking device to secure the container in the closed position.... Agent: Robert J. Lauf

20110018711 - Indicator processor: A network device includes a processor configured to i) assign status information indicative of the network device to a plurality of classes, wherein each of the plurality of classes is associated with a different characteristic of the network device, and ii) combine the status information in the plurality of classes... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C

20110018712 - Method, reader and system for finding objects: In an object finding method for finding an object (20) provided with a contactless readable data carrier (2), descriptive data (INF) stored in the data carrier (2) are transmitted to a reading device (1) when the data carrier (2) comes into the effective area of the reading device (1). In... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20110018713 - Wireless identification device with tamper protection and method of operating thereof: There is provided according to some embodiments of the invention a wireless identification device (‘WIDD’) with tamper protection. According to some embodiments of the invention, the WIDD may include a tamper protection sensor and a processing module. The tamper protection sensor may be configured for sensing a physical property related... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20110018714 - Rfid reader and method for identifying rfid tag thereof and apparatus for analyzing reception power pattern: A radio frequency identification (RFID) reader may extract a reception power from a tag signal transmitted from an RFID tag, generate a power pattern from the extracted reception power, and analyze the power pattern. Next, the RFID reader may determine whether the RFID tag is identified based on an analysis... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110018715 - Rfid tag-embedded casino chip: Disclosed is a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag-embedded casino chip. The RFID tag-embedded casino chip includes an Integrated Circuit (IC) and an antennae connected to the IC. The RFID tag has a frequency which is equal to or greater than 20 MHz and is equal to or less than 25... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110018716 - Two-stage universal security hard tag and method for attaching and detaching: A security tag that is attached to an article in two stages. In a first stage, a first portion of an attachment clip is coupled to an article, such as but not limited to clothing, to be protected by a manufacturer or assembler. This attachment clip is durable to withstand... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20110018717 - Animal emotion display system and method: An animal emotion display system 100 including: a transmitter 10 which is attached to an animal; and a receiver 20 which is capable of communicating with the transmitter, wherein the transmitter 10 includes: a tail wagging detection sensor 12 to detect a plurality of kinds of tail wagging of the... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20110018718 - Interactive packaging for development of personal hygiene habits: The disclosure is directed to an interactive packaging system for monitoring the usage of personal hygiene products, personal hygiene product packages, and restroom facilities. The interactive packaging system may include a plurality of usage monitoring devices each configured to detect physical stimulus associated with the usage of the product, package... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20110018719 - System and method for rideshare security: A system and method for rideshare security is provided. A rideshare participant device is made available to at least one rideshare participant during a rideshare. A security check is triggered while the rideshare is in progress. An action is performed based on the security check. Security information regarding the rideshare... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property

20110018720 - Methods and systems for providing sleep conditions: A method for monitoring a sleep condition with a sleep scheduler is disclosed wherein the method includes receiving a sleep parameter via an input receiver on the sleep scheduler. The method further includes associating the sleep parameter with an overall alertness and outputting a determined sleep condition based on the... Agent: Garrana Tran LLP

20110018721 - Method and apparatus for measuring the temperature of a sheet material: A method of measuring the temperature of a sheet material in which the sheet material is arranged such that it forms at least one side of a cavity so as to enhance the effective emissivity of the sheet material in the vicinity of the cavity. The method involves a) generating... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110018722 - Photoelectric sensor and photoelectric sensor system: There are provided a photoelectric sensor and a photoelectric sensor system in which received light quantities of a plurality of photoelectric sensors are displayed in an integrated manner, and slight variation in the received light quantity that has nothing to do with a detected condition of a workpiece is ignored... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.

20110018723 - Fluid level detection system: A fluid level detection system includes a fluid reservoir defining a cavity for holding fluid therein. A fluid level sensor is mounted to the fluid reservoir. The solenoid body defines a first opening establishing fluid communication between an armature chamber and a cavity defined by the reservoir. Travel time of... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC

20110018724 - Sensor for detecting water level for watercraft trailer: A device system includes a transmitter assembly and a receiver assembly. The transmitter assembly includes a frequency transmitter having an antenna and a first plurality of electrically conductive elements. The receiver assembly includes a frequency receiver having an antenna and an annunciator. Immersion of at least a portion of each... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20110018725 - Handheld salinity analyzer: Disclosed is a handheld salinity analyzer including a body, in which a circuit board and a battery are installed, a cell block provided with one end inserted into one end of the body and the other end on which a projecting part provided with a salinity sensor hole and a... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20110018726 - Dynamic alarm sensitivity adjustment and auto-calibrating smoke detection: A microprocessor controlled hazardous condition detection system containing a sensor package, the sensor package containing sensors exposed to the ambient environment. The system also includes an alarm means coupled to the sensor package through a microprocessor having volatile and non-volatile memory. The microprocessor includes a memory storage device containing a... Agent: Cahn & Samuels LLP

20110018727 - Wind turbine generator fault diagnostic and prognostic device and method: m

20110018728 - Sensing device and method: The invention relates to a method and sensing device capable of determining a temperature of a liquid and an electrical conductivity of said liquid at said temperature. The sensing device comprises at least one temperature sensor for providing temperature measurement data arranged such that said temperature sensor is physically isolated... Agent: Diversey, Inc.

20110018729 - Home appliance and signal output method thereof: A home appliance and a signal output method thereof are disclosed. The home appliance outputs product information in the form of a sound signal, which is transmitted to a service center at a remote site over a communication network so that the service center can readily check the state of... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20110018730 - Input aiding apparatus and input aiding method: According to one embodiment, an input aiding apparatus comprises an aiding module, wherein in the case where the selection of an input column in the direction toward the head or tail end is requested with the head or tail end input column, respectively, already selected, the tail end or the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110018731 - Method and apparatus for communicating control information by a wearable device to control mobile and consumer electronic devices: A method for communicating control information by a wearable device is disclosed. The method includes determining a first movement according to a first degree of freedom as being gesture-related and a second movement according to a second degree of freedom as being gesture-related; generating a first set of possibly performed... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20110018732 - Device and method for collecting information related to infrastructure, and positioning method and system using the same: An infrastructure information collecting device collects measurement information including location information regarding a plurality of wireless access devices disposed in an indoor space based on an indoor map, and a positioning system generates information regarding a wireless communication infrastructure of the corresponding indoor space based on the thusly collected measurement... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110018733 - Monitoring of undesirable fluid ingress into subsea control modules: A subsea control module has a casing (1) inside which there is at least one pair of electrodes, there being electronic means (26-33) connected with the electrodes of the or each pair for monitoring at least one electrical characteristic between the electrodes as a result of a fluid to which... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20110018734 - Wireless telemetry through drill pipe: The present disclosure relates to a telemetry tool for use in a well. The telemetry tool has a hollow, conductive waveguide through which a non-conductive fluid can flow. A transmitter and a receiver are disposed in the hollow interior of the waveguide, separated by some desired distance. A signal is... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Hps

20110018735 - Acoustic communication apparatus for use with downhole tools: Acoustic communication apparatus for use with downhole tools are described. An example acoustic communication apparatus for use in a wellbore includes a first acoustic transducer to generate first acoustic signals. The first acoustic transducer is mounted in an interior of a first drill collar to transmit the first acoustic signals... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20110018736 - Geographically specific emergency notification: A mobile device is associated with navigational information of a client vehicle and provides the navigational information of the client vehicle to an emergency vehicle notification service. The mobile also receives an emergency vehicle message from the emergency vehicle notification service, where the emergency vehicle message includes navigational information of... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20110018737 - Vehicle collision avoidance system and method: A vehicle collision avoidance system is implemented in a host vehicle. A wireless communication module in the host vehicles wirelessly broadcasts vehicle information packages of the host vehicle and receives external vehicle information packages from other neighboring vehicles. Based on the received vehicle information packages, a collision avoidance process is... Agent: Frenkel & Associates

20110018738 - Motion controlled display: A method comprising creating configured display information; detecting if a display is moving; presenting, via the display, the configured display information if the display is detected to be stationary; identifying, if the display is detected to be moving, whether the configured display information includes moving image display information; presenting, via... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20110018739 - Method and device for detecting absences of manual and automatic piloting of an aircraft: According to the invention, as a function of the altitude, the vertical speed and the heading of the aircraft, as well as of the deviation of the actual trajectory of the aircraft with respect to the automatic trajectory, a time interval (T) is determined, during which it is tolerable for... Agent: J. Rodman Steele Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20110018740 - Tactile pilot alerting system and method: A method of alerting an occupant of a seat assembly of the occurrence of a triggering event comprising the steps of monitoring for the occurrence of the triggering event, vibrating the seat assembly and/or probing the seat assembly.... Agent: NovatechIPLaw

20110018741 - Mechanical latch locking detection sensors: The invention provides a sensor for determining when a latch for securing an engine cowl on an aircraft is secured by detecting the proximity of a latch hook and a latch pin. The sensor includes a resonant circuit configured and adapted to transmit a status signal when the latch is... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20110018742 - Method of displaying an image on a screen of an aircraft: In another aspect, the control means control the display on the screen of an image comprising a background in such a manner, that at least in a zone of the image that is determined independently of the background, the background presents non-zero mean luminance that is less than mean luminance... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

  
01/20/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110012708 - Electronic device: An electronic device includes a remote control and a host. The remote control is for generating different wireless signals. The host communicates with the remote control. The host includes a processor, a control panel, and a receiving unit. The control panel is for generating different key signals. The control panel... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110012709 - Method and system for data control in electronic locks: Disclosed are apparatus and corresponding methodologies for data control in an electronic access control system. A plurality of electronic locks are connected to a central server over a network such as an 802.11 WiFi wireless network that may be used to provide data updates and management for the individual electronic... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20110012710 - Device control by multiple remote controls: A method and system for remotely controlling a remote-controlled device (RCD) includes receiving an instruction from a remote control (RC). The instruction may include an RC code and a control code. The RC code may identify the RC and the control code may identify an operation to be performed on... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing

20110012711 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program: There is provided an information processing apparatus according to the present invention including an authentication processing unit for authenticating biometrics information unique to a living body and an application control unit for controlling an application providing a predetermined service according to the authentication result of the biometrics information and requesting... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20110012712 - System for monitoring detachable connections using rfid tags: The invention relates to communication technology. Use of the invention allows to monitor detachable connections using one antenna for a group of ports. This technical result is achieved by steps of: a patch cord plug is provided with the sensor of connection which contains an RFID tag; a port is... Agent: Boris A. Khozyainov

20110012713 - Rfid tag sensors and methods: Radio frequency identification (RFID) devices for use in RFID-based sensors and related methods are described herein. In one implementation, an RFID sensor system includes an RFID device having a near field only RFID tag and a conductive element which functions as a far field antenna. A coupling structure selectively locates... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20110012714 - Processing system for portable electronic apparatus, portable electronic apparatus, and processing apparatus for portable electronic apparatus: A portable electronic apparatus has a first storage section configured to store information to be communicated to the processing apparatus and formats for a frame to be transmitted to the processing apparatus, in association with one another. The processing apparatus has a second storage section configured to store information communicated... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20110012715 - Provision of a tag-based service using a broker server: There is provided a method for providing a tag-based service. The exemplary method comprises registering in a broker server an allocation between at least one application server and a tag. An identification code included in the tag is read using a reader device. The identification code may be transmitted from... Agent: InternationalIPLaw Group

20110012717 - Method and apparatus for localization of haptic feedback: In an embodiment, a haptic feedback system includes a plurality of actuators to provide tactile feedback associated with an input surface. Each actuator is adapted to be activated independently of the other actuators. The system further includes a controller to activate a first actuator of the plurality of actuators to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/apple

20110012716 - Method and apparatus for multitouch text input: Text input may be entered on an electronic text input device by a user simultaneously contacting at least two of a plurality of discrete touch sensitive areas on a first surface of the device. A text character for input is determined, based on the touch sensitive areas which are detected... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20110012719 - Method and apparatus for identifying threats using multiple sensors in a graphical user interface: A system of imaging and non-imaging sensors are used in combination with a graphical user interface (GUI) system on a vehicle to detect items of interest. In particular, a GUI has been developed that seamlessly integrates high magnification, Narrow Field of View (NFOV) imaging sensors and Wide Field of View... Agent: Department Of The Army Cecom Legal Office, Fort Belvoir

20110012718 - Method and system for detecting gaps between objects: The present invention is directed to a method and system to determine gaps, such as parking spaces, between objects. A sensor acquires a set of scanning data. A noise filter unit filters the set of scanning data and a data derivative unit generates a set of derivative data from the... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20110012721 - Control of a personal transporter based on user position: An apparatus controller for prompting a rider to be positioned on a vehicle in such a manner as to reduce lateral instability due to lateral acceleration of the vehicle. The apparatus has an input for receiving specification from the rider of a desired direction of travel, and indicating means for... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20110012720 - Integration of vehicle on-board diagnostics and smart phone sensors: An integration between data from the on-board diagnostic system of a vehicle and the sensors contained in a personal communication device or smart phone. The data integration enables improved diagnostic information to be provided to the driver. In addition, data can be distributed to remote systems using the device's network... Agent: Robert A. Hirschfeld

20110012722 - Tire pressure monitoring system using wireless network: A tire pressure monitoring using wireless network includes a remote command device and a valve-stem mountable tire pressure gauge. The tire pressure gauge includes a pressure sensor for detecting a pressure of a fluid in a tire and providing an output signal indicative of the detected fluid pressure, and a... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group

20110012723 - Embedded in tire self-powered semi-passive rfid transponder: Disclosed is an apparatus and methodology for providing a semi-passive transponder system in a vehicle. A semi-passive module employing backscatter technology is provided with an internal energy source that provides operating energy for at least a portion of the modules operating circuitry to reduce the energy requirements of a corresponding... Agent: Dority & Manning, PA & Michelin North America, Inc

20110012724 - Device for monitoring the lining thickness of a brake lining of a friction brake of a vehicle: A device for monitoring the lining thickness of a brake lining of a friction brake of a vehicle is disclosed, wherein the brake lining interacts with a friction partner, such as a brake disk. The brake lining is equipped with at least one passive transponder of an RFID system, wherein... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20110012725 - Brake light flashing device: The brake light flashing device includes an RPM sensing/setting device that monitors the RPMs of an engine to determine whether an accelerator pedal has been released in anticipation of depression of a brake pedal. The RPM sensing/setting device is in turn wired to an in-line fuse, and a flashing device,... Agent: Law Office Of Kyle Fletcher

20110012726 - Alarm device for the protection of property: An alarm device (10) for the protection of property comprising a control processor (12), at least one input sensor (24, 25), and a cellular modem (14) arranged such that upon receiving a signal from the said at least one input sensor (24, 25), the control processor (12) issues a signal... Agent: Clark & Brody

20110012727 - Method and apparatus for determining the relative positions of connectors: In an embodiment, a system includes a plurality of ports and a proximity detection circuit to detect the presence of a connector relative to at least one port of the plurality of ports, prior to engagement of the connector with the port. Alternatives include a position sensor to determine the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/apple

20110012728 - Sensor and system to detect bridge scour: A system for detecting scour associated with a structure having a part thereof extending into a bed of material located under a body of water is provided. The system comprises a sensor unit buried in a portion of the bed of material located in proximity to the part. The sensor... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20110012729 - Portable alarm device: A portable alarm device includes a portable enclosure, a wireless communication system disposed in the portable enclosure and configured to receive a signal from a monitoring device. The device further includes a processor in communication with the wireless communication system and wherein the processor is configured to initiate an alert... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110012730 - Door notification system: In one example, a door notification system includes a wireless batteryless switch associated with a door and a receiver coupled to a lighting load and to a sound-emitting load. The receiver is operable to provide a door notification in response to a signal from the wireless batteryless switch. The door... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/masco Corporation

20110012731 - Wireless tracking and monitoring electronic seal: An electronic security seal (e-Seal) is disclosed. The e-Seal monitors security of shipments including intermodal containers, reports tampers in real-time, monitors environmental status of goods and reports exceptions in real-time, and reports the location of the shipment with high frequency. The security monitoring complies with the ISO 17712 standard, adding... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (sv)

20110012732 - System and method for automated/semi-automated entry filtering: An automated gatekeeper system and method are disclosed. The system and method comprise a control unit, sensors monitoring a checkpoint and gates to controlled premises and controllable gates. A person who wishes to enter may be inquired by the system in order to monitor and identify his or her identity,... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20110012733 - System and method for detection of oversize particles in the underflow of a vibratory separator: System and method for detection of oversize particles in the underflow of a vibratory separator and method for measuring the operability of a vibratory separator. The system comprises a sampling line connected to the underflow discharge line of the vibratory separator for sampling a portion of material, a centrifugal sensing... Agent: Osha Liang/mi

20110012734 - Portable boundary sensor system and method: A method and system that creates a boundary with an alert and deterring function when the boundary is crossed. The system employs a base unit and one or more portable IR motion sensors which are capable of discriminating between objects of differing physical characteristics, and notifies the user when the... Agent: Utah State University Technology Commercialization Office

20110012735 - Item storage and tracking system: An item storage facility that includes a resident programmable subcontroller, at least one stand, a one circuit board having a plurality of elongated openings therein supported on the stand, and a plurality of connectors resident on the circuit board and in communication with the subcontroller.... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20110012736 - Methods and systems for sensing upon radiation exposure: A method for sensing physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of an environment is provided. The method comprises using a radio frequency identification (RFID) sensor component having a predetermined range of power initiation levels and having predetermined resonant circuit parameters comprising the steps of activating the RFID sensor component and determining... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20110012737 - Sounder: To provide a sounder that outputs alarm sound to notify an abnormality in a monitored region. The sounder includes: a sound source that outputs alarm sound when a pulse signal is applied to the sound source; a pulse signal application unit that applies the pulse signal to the sound source;... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC

20110012738 - Appliance management system and gas supply system: It is an object to acquire in real time information about the type of an appliance used at home, a cumulative time elapsed from installation of the appliance, and the like; preliminarily acquire inspection timing; and prevent occurrence of a problem in the appliance. There are provided an appliance determination... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/panasonic

20110012739 - Electrical overstress event indicator on electronic circuitry: Detecting electrical overstress events in electronic circuitry such as optical emitters. In one example embodiment, a laser includes an active area and a contact region in electrical communication with the active area. A portion of the contact region is configured to manifest a change in a visual attribute of the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20110012740 - Charged capacitor warning system and method: A capacitor warning circuit, and method of providing a warning are provided, the circuit comprising a capacitor capable of being charged to a charged state and a warning circuit coupled to the capacitor and adapted to provide an indication that the capacitor is in the charged state, wherein the warning... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20110012741 - Safety warning system and method: An appliance warning system comprises a floor pad for location on or adjacent a device such that a user must stand on the floor pad in order to normally use the device. The floor pad has at least one switch movable between an open position when no weight pressure is... Agent: Colin P. Abrahams

20110012742 - Motion or opening detector: An activity monitor which can be pre-programmed at the factory, the doctors office or the pharmacist, or that can be programmed by the user. The activity monitor is affixed to a medicine bottle or container and activity associated with the bottle or container, such as movement, opening, volume changes, etc.... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20110012744 - Device for arrangement of sensors for electronic activation of a vehicle hatch: An arrangement of a sensor device with at least one sensor for a contactless activation of at least one moving part of a vehicle, especially a vehicle hatch, the sensor being arranged on at least one support element on the vehicle, in order to permit a detection of an object... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20110012743 - Monitoring system supporting proximity based actions: A monitoring system includes a discoverable wireless device, a proximity monitor, and a monitoring server. The proximity monitor is configured to automatically discover the discoverable wireless device in response to the discoverable wireless device being within a wireless range of the proximity monitor. The monitoring server is communicatively connected to... Agent: Schneider Electric / Square D Legal Dept. - I.p. Group (np)

20110012745 - Substrate processing apparatus: It is intended to provide a substrate processing apparatus capable of reliably informing a running state of the apparatus. The substrate processing apparatus having a signal indicator for indicating the running state, including a signal indicator capable of setting at least one operation condition under which the signal indicator operates... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110012746 - Notification appliance and method thereof: A notification appliance configured to emit a notification output based upon at least one detected environmental condition is provided that includes a sensor configured to detect the at least one environmental condition, at least one light emitting diode (LED) light source configured to emit light having an intensity during a... Agent: Price, Heneveld, Cooper, Dewitt, & Litton, LLP/gentex Corporation

20110012747 - Electrostatic protector of portable electronic devices: An electrostatic protector used in a portable electronic device includes an electrostatic conducting unit and an electrostatic protecting unit connected to the electrostatic conducting unit. The electrostatic protecting unit includes at least one protecting circuit, each protecting circuit includes a diode, and the diode has a cathode connected to the... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110012748 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus has a short-distance wireless communication unit which communicates with external equipment, an input unit, a timer, and a control unit. The input unit generates a press event in response to depression of the input unit and a release event in response to release the input unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110012749 - Data transmission apparatus for household appliances, functional component and household appliance: The invention proposes a data transmission apparatus (8, 17, 31; 45, 46) for household appliances (1, 10, 20, 40), particularly washing machines, dishwashers or the like, for sending and/or receiving data between at least two functional components (2, 5, 11, 16, 21, 22, 26, 42, 43) for the household appliance.... Agent: William D. Breneman, Esq. Breneman & Georges

20110012750 - Tracking the movement of rfid reader-equipped devices within a defined area using barrier series: Disclosed is a method for checking and managing the history of movement of equipment, which operates in a target space divided into at least two areas, by using a number of RFID tags. The target space (e.g. warehouse) is divided into at least two areas, and RFID tags are installed... Agent: Ampacc Law Group, PLLC

20110012751 - Message board system and method: Provided is a messaging system that includes a highway message sign system. The message sign system includes a wireless cellular router having an Ethernet port and a serial port and being capable of communicating with a cellular wireless communication network. The message system also includes a camera coupled to the... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20110012752 - Wireless control for valve operating machine: A controller for a valve turning machine includes a handheld unit having a keypad and a first transmitter for transmitting instructions to the machine. The machine itself has a receiver for receiving instructions, and one or more detectors for detecting the status of functions of the machine. A second transmitter... Agent: Robert L. Marsh

20110012753 - Collaborative environmental reporting: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for the reporting of an environmental condition to vehicles prior to encountering the environmental condition. According to various embodiments described herein, local environment data corresponding to the environmental condition is collected from sensors on a vehicle. The local environment data is used to determine... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Hbh Attn: Patent Docketing

20110012754 - Audible driving alert: A system for advising the operator of a transportation vehicle to impending travel conditions responsive to proximity to the area affected by the travel conditions. The system has location determination capability such as a GPS system and a source of travel condition advisory messages. When a travel condition advisory message... Agent: Italia Ip

20110012756 - Communicaton device, communication method, road-to-vehicle and inter-vehicle communications system, program and recording medicum: Provided is a communication device mounted in a vehicle or disposed at the roadside, which can adaptively and efficiently manage positional information relating to directly communicable surrounding in-vehicle communication devices and surrounding roadside communication devices and can stably transmit information to a specified communication destination even when the positional relationship... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20110012755 - Protocol for map data transmission for infrastructure to vehicle communications: A method is provided for selectively transmitting stop sign intersection data to a vehicle in an infrastructure-to-vehicle communication system. The infrastructure-to-vehicle system includes a fixed entity for broadcasting wireless messages to vehicles in a predetermined area. The local intersection data is broadcast from a local intersection device at a first... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC One Maritime Plaza

20110012757 - Wireless traffic light controller: A one-person remote control system for overriding pre-established control sequences of a traffic light, which control system is compatible with plug-in communications connectors conventionally provided with traffic light controllers. The remote control system comprises a stationary signal transfer unit which has a signal receiver and a plug-in connector for communicating... Agent: Premier Law Group, PLLC

  
01/13/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110006876 - Coordination of control commands in a medical device system having at least one therapy delivery device and at least one wireless controller device: A medical device system includes at least one controllable patient-worn or patient-carried medical device, and a plurality of controller devices that are capable of independently controlling features or functions of the patient medical device. Control commands and other data is wirelessly communicated among the patient medical device and the multiple... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20110006877 - Method and apparatus for the zonal transmission of data using building lighting fixtures: This invention relates to systems and methods for the transmission of data by a wireless controller connected between a power source and a lighting device. The wireless controller wirelessly receives control signals to control dimming and on/off operation of the lighting device. Furthermore, energy use of the lighting device is... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110006879 - Electronic access system: Methods and systems are described herein for remotely or wirelessly controlling access to dwellings, buildings and/or properties. In one aspect, an electronic access system comprises: a plurality of independent access control devices (115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165) for controlling entry and/or exit at respective access points and at least... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20110006878 - Gamma sterilizable rfid system that prevents unauthorized operation of associated disposable bioprocess components: This invention provides a system and apparatus that is able to authenticate and prevent illegal manufacturing and unauthorized operation of disposable bioprocess components. This invention utilizes a ferro-electric random access memory (FRAM) chip to store error-correctable information on a RFID tag attached to the disposable bioprocess components, where the error-correctable... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20110006880 - Fingerprint-linked control of a portable medical device: A medical device as provided here includes a security module configured to regulate operations of the medical device. The medical device also includes a fingerprint reader operatively coupled to the security module. The fingerprint reader is configured to detect fingerprints, and to generate fingerprint data corresponding to swiped fingerprints. The... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20110006881 - Remote user computer control and monitoring: In a computer-implemented method of computer usage monitoring, at least one of the following is electronically monitored on a computing device without reference to an electronically produced visual image: one or more of keywords or phrases input into an application; a presence of one or more of the keywords or... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20110006882 - Lprf device wake up using wireless tag: A wireless transceiver includes: (a) a low power radio frequency (LPRF) communications component capable of powering down to conserve energy and capable of powering up in response to an electronic signal, the LPRF communications component including a transmitter and a first receiver, and (b) a second receiver that is configured... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20110006883 - Method and system for managing virtual space: The present invention sets up a virtual space for an actual work space in which plural goods are loaded and unloaded. The disclosed system may manage the work space by recognizing automatically whether a movable apparatus moving in the virtual space or goods loaded thereon moves into or from the... Agent: Christopher Paul Mitchell

20110006884 - Rfid interrogator calculating adaptive retransmisison wait time and control method thereof: As an RFID interrogator calculating an adaptive retransmission wait time and a control method thereof, the RFID interrogator includes a collision diagnosis unit that analyzes data on a received signal received during a receive time in correspondence with a transmitted signal from an RF communication unit that can transmit and... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20110006885 - Rfid interrogator retransmitting command depending on collision situation and control method thereof: As an RFID interrogator transmitting a command depending on a collision situation and a control method thereof, the RFID interrogator includes a collision diagnosis unit that analyzes data of a received signal received during a receive time in correspondence with a transmitted signal from an RF communication unit that can... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20110006886 - Wireless switch triggering black box system for a vehicle and control method thereof: Disclosed is a black box system for a vehicle and a control method thereof. The wireless switch triggering black box system includes: a black box terminal comprising an acceleration sensor, a camera module, a data storage unit, and a wireless transmission module; and a wireless reception module, which transmits an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110006887 - Programmable communicating thermostat and system: A programmable thermostat has two way communication with a utility using a power carrier line signal across distributed low voltage power lines in a building downstream of an HVAC system transformer. The two way PLC communication includes transmission to the utility of response information regarding the response taken by the... Agent: ShewchukIPServices

20110006888 - Method and apparatus for generating vibrations in portable terminals: A method and apparatus for generating vibration in a portable terminal are provided. The apparatus for generating vibration in a portable terminal includes a plurality of vibrators mounted and driven to generate vibration in a single vibration direction at positions separated from each other by predetermined distances on the portable... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20110006889 - Transmissions for vehicles: A motor vehicle transmission with at least one sensor (15), associated with the motor vehicle transmission, for picking up measurement signals at the motor vehicle transmission and transmitting them by a wireless unit to a transmission control unit (12) of the motor vehicle transmission. In each case, an RFID-responder (16)... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20110006890 - Safety system and method for a vehicle: A system and method for activating a safety system when a vehicle may be involved in a spin, roll, and/or a spin-to-roll condition. The system and method include determining a side slip angle of the vehicle using the arctangent of the ratio of a lateral and longitudinal velocity. The system... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20110006891 - Image recording device for vehicle and method of informing user of installation state of the image recording device: The invention is an image recording device for a vehicle which includes an image input unit for generating an image, an information providing unit for obtaining a speed value, an alarming unit for alarming regarding an installation state of the image recording device, and a control unit for measuring a... Agent: Thomas M. Galgano

20110006892 - Bendable on-demand display: This invention relates to an electronic instrument panel for vehicles consisting of information display that is bendable and wraps around the interior contour of the vehicle. The display provides on-demand imaging where instruments are not in static, fixed position, but rather change based on conditions and environment the vehicle is... Agent: Dmitry Karpinsky

20110006893 - Notification system utilizing self-energizing switches: An example notification system includes a power supply and a notification device in selective electrical communication with the power supply. The notification device provides a notification to a building service location when the notification device is electrically connected with the power supply. A receiver is electrically connected between the power... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/masco Corporation

20110006894 - System and method of monitoring personal protective equipment: A multi-level equipment configuration monitoring system can include a plurality of RFID tags associated with respective user protective elements such as respirators, eye protectors, gloves boots, helmets and hearing protectors. A user communication unit can activate the tags and determine which elements are present. The determined elements can be compared... Agent: Honeywell/husch Patent Services

20110006895 - Expendable tamper evident security seal: An expendable tamper evident seal system for monitoring a mechanism to which physical access is required in order to open or close an access-way, comprising: an embedding material moldable into a shape conforming to the mechanism and adapted to be applied to the mechanism; circuit components randomly embedded in the... Agent: The Johns Hopkins Universityapplied Physics Labora Office Of Patent Counsel

20110006897 - Infrared motion sensor system and method: An infrared motion sensor system has an infrared (IR) sensor having a predetermined field of view, a target positioned within the field of view of the sensor which emits a spatially or temporally non-uniform pattern of IR radiation, and a processor which receives an output signal from the IR sensor,... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20110006896 - Security system including wireless self-energizing switch: A wireless security system includes a power supply and a security device in selective electrical communication with the power supply. The security device provides a security response when electrically connected with the power supply. A receiver is electrically connected between the power supply and the security device and is operable... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/masco Corporation

20110006899 - Sensor unit and method for monitoring the state of fasteners: Sensor unit (30) for monitoring the state of fasteners, such as ratchet straps, chains, wires, ropes, bars or similar, which are being used for fastening and/or securing and/or anchoring one or more objects (20), which fasteners preferably includes fastening means (14, 104) and means (15, 100) for tensioning of the... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20110006898 - Systems and methods for prevention of theft of led light bulbs: A merchandise control device is described that can be attached to a light emitting diode (“LED”) light bulb. A radio frequency identification (“RFID”) circuit located within the LED light bulb is configured to respond to an interrogating radio frequency (RF) signal at a point of sale. An antenna provided on... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20110006900 - Method for preventing an unauthorized use of disposable bioprocess components: This invention provides a system and apparatus that is able to authenticate and prevent illegal manufacturing and unauthorized operation of disposable bioprocess components. This invention utilizes a ferro-electric random access memory chip (FRAM) chip to store error-correctable information on a RFID tag attached to the disposable bioprocess components, where the... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20110006901 - Breathing disorder treatment system and method: The breathing disorder treatment system is a continuous monitoring and an actuated stimulation system for the treatment of breathing disorders, such as sleep apnea. The system includes computer readable memory in communication with a processor, and a threshold blood oxygen saturation (BOS) level is recorded therein. A BOS sensor is... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20110006902 - Cutaneous body movement sensing apparatus: A body movement sensing apparatus includes a thin, flexible resilient pad with a layer of adhesive on one surface thereof for attaching the pad to a human body. At least one flexible motion sensor such as a Wheatstone bridge in the pad flexes with the pad when there is movement... Agent: George A. Seaby Seaby & Associates

20110006903 - Assistance system for a motor vehicle: A driver-assistance system for a motor vehicle includes a recording device for recording an environment of the motor vehicle including a rear environment of the motor vehicle, a warning device for generating a warning signal, and an evaluation device. The evaluation device is configured to analyze a current driving behavior... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110006904 - Managing a set of swimming pools: Method for managing a set of swimming pools, each swimming pool being provided with a means of monitoring the quality of the water contained in the swimming pool, each of the monitoring means communicating by means of a communication network with at least one management centre, characterized in that it... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20110006905 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes: a rechargeable battery that is electrically connected to a charging electric power generating device; a switch that is disposed between the rechargeable battery and the charging electric power generating device; an electric power measuring unit that measures electric power produced by the charging electric power... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20110006906 - Method and apparatus for equipment health monitoring: The present invention provides for monitoring the health of a system. In one embodiment, a method includes storing benchmark data in a memory, storing a second plurality of system data indicative of system conditions during system operations, determining from the second plurality of system data that the system was operating... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20110006907 - System and method for detecting the presence of an object: In a reflection type proximity detector or method, a controller calculates a calibration value based on ambient conditions with the transmitter off and then performs tests. In each test, the calibration value is added to and subtracted from a measured value taken with the transmitter in one state (on or... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20110006908 - Synchronization of a plurality of devices in a wireless sensor arrangement: Two or more wirelessly networked devices for control or data acquisition functions for real-time application are provided with a error corrected synchronization and data collection process. A single start device transmits a start message, followed by each stop device acknowledging that start message. If one or more stop devices fails... Agent: Robert H Frantz

20110006909 - Communication apparatus, communication method, program, information management apparatus and communication system: Provided is a communication apparatus 40 including a positioning unit 421 that obtains position information of a local apparatus by measuring a position of the local apparatus based on signals received from satellites via a communication unit 410, a base station detection unit 422 that obtains base station identification information... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110006910 - Telemetry transmitter optimization using time domain reflectometry: A method for enhancing downhole telemetry performance comprising enhancing a signal in order to offset signal-to-noise ratio reduction with increasing measured depth, wherein the signal is modified at specified measured depths which are inferred from acoustic wave velocity determination.... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20110006911 - Planar dipole antenna: A planar dipole antenna is described. The antenna may include a ground element, a feed point, a matching element, and first and second radiating elements disposed on a substrate, and a feed point. The ground element may have a substantially rectangular shape and the feed point may be arranged adjacent... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20110006912 - Track worker safety system: A safety system for providing early warning notifications to an authorized track worker performing official duties along a rail road network is disclosed herein. The safety system determines the position of the authorized worker and determines an estimated time to collision between the authorized track worker and an approaching rail... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20110006913 - Program and method for adaptive mobile ad-hoc wireless communication: A method of controlling a wireless communication device that is installed in a moving vehicle. The method comprises receiving roadway topology information and vehicle traffic pattern information, receiving vehicle and wireless communication device performance information from a plurality of other moving vehicles, determining current position information for the moving vehicle;... Agent: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.

20110006914 - Driving support system: The invention may allow an in-vehicle unit of a vehicle located in a shadow portion of a large-sized vehicle and an in-vehicle unit of a vehicle at a location separated from an intersection 193 to receive traffic information. A UHF beacon unit 112 is disposed at the intersection 193, thereby... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110006915 - Turn/no turn on red traffic light signal: Disclosed herein is a traffic light indicator including a base, a circuit board mounted in the base, a light source mounted in the base, the light source is configured to illuminate at least one of a turn on red symbol and a no turn on red symbol and a cover... Agent: Young Basile

20110006916 - Assistance in parking a vehicle between front and rear objects: A method for assisting in parking a vehicle in a parking space between front and rear objects includes determining a length of the parking space and the location of the vehicle relative to the parking space from signals produced by sensors located on the vehicle, determining a first distance between... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20110006917 - Parking aid system: A parking aid system is disclosed. The parking aid system includes: a parking space borderline recognition section configured to recognize two borderlines of the parking space based on a captured image, which is captured by an imaging device mounted to the vehicle, the two borderlines respectively being two parts of... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20110006918 - Filtering aircraft traffic for display to a pilot: A method for filtering and presenting relevant aircraft traffic to a pilot may include determining a location and altitude of aircraft within a predetermined airspace relative to the pilot's own aircraft. The method may also include presenting a representation of the pilot's own aircraft and a representation of the location... Agent: Moore And Van Allen PLLC For Boeing

20110006919 - Near end-of-life indication for light emitting diode (led) aircraft navigation light: A system and method for determining when a LED-based position light is nearing its end of life by providing to maintenance personnel visible indication that end of life is approaching. An example system includes a controller, a main LED light, an indicator LED light, a first elapsed time counter, a... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services

20110006920 - Aircraft approach path indicator: An aircraft approach path indicator (1) including a projector unit (6) adapted to provide three discernibly different signals (11, 12, 13), wherein one of the signals (11) indicates an approach path which is too high, one of the signals (12) indicates an approach path which is too low and the... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20110006921 - Anti-theft, emergency system: Disclosed is an antitheft, emergency system for a vehicle. The system may include a system activation switch, at least one emergency switch, an engine shutoff element connected to the engine, and an emergency transmitter. The at least one emergency switch may trigger the engine shutoff element to render the engine... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110006922 - Bus location indicating method, bus video acquiring method, intersection video acquiring method and video delivery: The present invention provides a method for detecting the current location of a bus at lower cost without using a wideband wireless communication device and displaying it on each bus stop. A center system of a center and each of bus stop systems are coupled to each other via Internet.... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

  
01/06/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110001602 - Method for tracking procedures performed on personal protection equipment and actions of individuals: A method for tracking procedures performed on personal protection equipment (PPE) and actions of individuals includes the following steps. An article of PPE configured with a smart tag is provided to an individual prior to performance of a task. After the individual performs the task, the article of PPE is... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110001603 - Methods and apparatus relating to a security system: A method of receiving secure information from a mobile communication device to control an authorisation device in a security system, the method including the steps of the authorisation device: receiving an electronic key transmitted by the mobile communication device; decoding the key using a decoding technique to retrieve a hidden... Agent: The Law Offices Of Bradley J. Bereznak

20110001604 - Automatic incident reporting in an access control system: A reporting facility for use with a portable access control system to generate an incident report in connection with identification information that is associated with an individual. The reporting facility compares at least some of the identification information with identification records corresponding to persons of interest, and when the identification... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20110001605 - Medical monitoring system: Medical patient monitoring devices that have the capability of detecting the physical proximity of a clinician are disclosed. The medical patient monitoring devices may be configured to perform a selected action when the presence of a clinician is detected. Systems and methods for facilitating communication between medical devices that use... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20110001606 - Access control system and method using radio-frequency identification and imaging: The invention provides an access control system and method for ski areas or similar facilities which uses a combination of RFID enabled tags and video-image derived biometric information to control access through an access gate.... Agent: Brown & Michaels, PC 400 M & T Bank Building

20110001607 - Biometric authentication system, biometric authentication method, biometric authentication apparatus, biometric information processing apparatus: A biometric authentication method includes an enrollment step of generating enrollment-purpose mixed feature point information by extracting enrollment-purpose true feature point information from input enrollment-purpose biometric information, and by combining part of the enrollment-purpose true feature point information, which is selected based on dummy data generated at random, and false... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110001610 - Miniature hermetically sealed rfid microelectronic chip connected to a biocompatible rfid antenna for use in conjunction with an aimd: An implantable radio frequency identification (RFID) tag includes a hermetically sealed biocompatible container, an RFID microelectronics chip is disposed within the container, and a biocompatible antenna extends from the RFID microelectronic chip and exteriorly of the container. In an exemplary embodiment the container comprises a housing for an active implantable... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP

20110001608 - Rfid tag: An RFID tag includes a semiconductor package, a substrate and an antenna pattern. The semiconductor package includes a semiconductor chip encapsulated therein and a plurality of connection terminals thereon. The plurality of connection terminals includes signal terminals and dummy terminals. The semiconductor package is mounted on the substrate. The antenna... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20110001609 - Sample carrier device incorporating radio frequency identification, and method: An apparatus for associating information with a carrier and/or at least one biological reagent is provided. The apparatus can include a carrier adapted to retain at least one biological reagent and at least one non-silicon Radio Frequency Identification Tag (RFID). The RFID tag can comprise information in the form of... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.

20110001611 - Medical system: The invention relates to a medical system (1) with a monitoring station (3) and at least one medical work station (5, 7). The medical work station (5, 7) is designed to gather physiological data of a patient (4). The invention is characterized in that the at least one medical work... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110001612 - Communication method for a mobile sensor node in a wireless sensor network: A communication method for a mobile sensor node in a wireless sensor network includes: in a state that the mobile sensor node performs synchronization by a message reception interrupt from a parent sensor node and determines an uplink active duration and a downlink active duration, transmitting a message to the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20110001613 - Method for adjusting the user interface of a device: A method adjusting a user interface experience for a device that includes providing a user interface to retrieve a user input, providing a tactile interface layer that defines a surface and includes a volume of fluid and a displacement device 10 that manipulates the volume of fluid to deform a... Agent: Schox PLC

20110001614 - Rear camera backup assistance with touchscreen display: Assistance for a backup maneuver of a motor vehicle in which a first point of interest on the vehicle is moved toward a second point of interest remote from the vehicle. A rear contextual view is displayed on an electronic display obtained from a rearward directed image sensor on the... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20110001615 - Obstacle detection procedure for motor vehicle: s

20110001616 - Haptic alert waveform generation method and system: Haptic alert waveform generation method and system for use with haptic actuators that impart haptic sensations according to a waveform of an input signal used to control the haptic actuator. The shape and/or amplitude of the waveform may be controlled according to information collected from various vehicle systems, allowing virtually... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20110001617 - Method for warning the driver of a motor vehicle of increased risk of an accident: In a method for warning the driver of a motor vehicle, the yaw rate is altered in the event of an increased risk of an accident, and the change in the yaw rate serves to warn the driver of the increased risk state.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110001618 - Method for attaching a flat-shaped battery and apparatus to be attached to a rotary portion: An apparatus to be attached to a rotary portion includes a substrate and a flat-shaped battery buried in resin. The substrate and the flat-shaped battery are connected to each other via a terminal in such a manner that one of a positive electrode can and a negative electrode can constituting... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110001619 - Autonomous operation of a non-lethal projectile: A method for incapacitating an object using a non-lethal projectile equipped with a motion sensing device. The non-lethal projectile is fired at and preferably attaches to the object. Motion of the object is monitored by the motion sensing device. Upon sensing motion of the object, the non-lethal projectile provides a... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20110001620 - Combination eas and rfid security tag having structure for orienting a hybrid antenna rfid element: A security tag including independent EAS and RFID components disposed in a housing configured for geometric placement of the RFID and EAS components for optimum RFID performance. The EAS component is situated in a first compartment and the RFID component is situated in a second compartment. The RFID component includes... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20110001621 - Tag information processing apparatus: A tag information processing apparatus, including: a receiving section (101) for receiving read-out information of an RFID tag (100), the read-out information obtained through N reading operations (where N represents an integer equal to or greater than 2) carried out for an RFID tag-reading area; a detection frequency information obtaining... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20110001622 - Method and system for integrating a passive sensor array with a mattress for patient monitoring: A system is provided for integrating a passive sensor or sensor array into a patient's mattress to support continuous passive monitoring of a patients' physiological conditions in a hospital setting. The sensor or sensor array may be incorporated into the mattress by fixing it to a coverlet that surrounds the... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20110001623 - Dozing warning system and glasses equipped with the same: Disclosed herein is a dozing warning system. The dosing warning system includes an angle sensor unit, a control unit, and a warning unit. The angle sensor unit detects the angle of inclination of a user's head in a state level with a reference surface. The control unit compares the angle... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20110001624 - Pressure sensing systems: A sensing system for sensing the level of liquid in a container and for providing an indication of the pressure within the container includes a magnetic member arranged for movement relative to a pneumatic switch operated by the presence or absence of a magnetic field. Spring means act on the... Agent: Melvin I. Stoltz, Esq.

20110001625 - Gas analyzer: The subject invention is directed to a breath analyzer which is capable of detecting toxic gas levels from breath analysis. The subject invention includes a mouthpiece which is in communication with a plurality of discrete chambers, such as first and second discrete chambers, each being provided with a separate probe... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20110001626 - Apparatus and system for led street lamp monitoring and control: An LED street lamp including a PLC modem and a control circuit is disclosed. The LED street lamp is able to receive control commands from remote controller. It is also capable of doing self-control based on status information gathered by diagnostic circuit. A system for LED street lamp monitoring and... Agent: EagleIPLimited

20110001627 - Force measuring ratchet tie down: The present invention provides a force measuring ratchet tie down in the field of goods holding. The force measuring ratchet tie down of the invention addresses the technical problems such has insufficiently tight binding, severe difficulty in control and trouble in adjustment. The force measuring ratchet tie down includes a... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC

20110001629 - Intelligent electronic blanket: An electronic blanket (1) comprising a sheet (2) of a foldable material, a sensor array (3), including one or several sensors (31,32,33,34), and a sensor target (4) adapted to affect said sensor array, wherein said sensor array is adapted to detect presence of said sensor target (4), said sensor array... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110001628 - Map information display device, map information display method and program: There is provided a map information display device including an operating tool detector for, on a display panel where map information MI and view image information VI are displayed, detecting a position and a pointing direction of an operating tool M in touch with an area corresponding to the map... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20110001630 - Manual connecting device: A manual connecting device includes a connecting tool to be guided manually for connecting a connection to a predetermined connecting point, in particular to a predetermined connecting point in an electrical switchgear cabinet or in an electrical control cabinet. The connecting device also includes a camera and an image processing... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20110001631 - Device with signal generator and signal receiver for providing controlled access to information and/or communication channels: A remote control for controlling a receiver having selective access mode which restricts unauthorized access and permitting access to unrestricted access content, having a common housing, a power source; a microprocessor; a transmitter; a content selector; and an activator, the activator preventing user restricted content access prior to activation, and... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber LLP

20110001632 - Method and system for changing an input source for an electronic device: A system and method for changing an input source for an electronic device capable of receiving a signal from a plurality of external devices are described. In some implementations, the system and method determines if an external electronic device is active. If an external electronic device is active, then a... Agent: Stamoulis & Weinblatt LLC

20110001633 - Measurement device and associated method for use in frequency selection for inground transmission: A portable device and associated method are described for use with a system in which a locating signal is transmitted from within the ground during an operational procedure. The locating signal includes a transmission frequency that is selectable from a group of discrete transmission frequencies in a frequency range and... Agent: Pritzkau Patent Group, LLC

20110001634 - Traveling support device and traveling support method: A traveling support device includes: a road-vehicle communication portion that receives first current-signal information relating to a signal displayed by a traffic signal at a first clock time, from a road side transmitter installed on a road; an inter-vehicle communication portion that receives second current-signal information relating to a signal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110001635 - Mobile traffic monitoring system: A method (400) and a system (125) for monitoring traffic. A warning zone (130) can be defined based, at least in part, on a present location of a mobile traffic monitoring system (125). With the mobile traffic monitoring system, the warning zone can be optically monitored for movement of an... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Penny Tomko

20110001636 - Method and system for highlighting an image representative of a flight parameter of an aircraft: A method and system for highlighting a parameter image representative of a flight parameter of an aircraft to a user in a multi-parameter aircraft instrument display, such as a flat panel display. An electronic instrument display is configured to present parameter images, at least one of which includes a first... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20110001637 - Method for indicating a noise level of a rotary-wing aircraft: A method for displaying a noise level (Lfar field) of a rotary-wing aircraft (10) and system there for, the method comprising the following steps: (a) detecting a torque (Mengine) in a drive train of the rotary-wing aircraft (10), (b) detecting of a forward speed (Vforward) of the rotary-wing aircraft (10),... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20110001638 - Location based services privacy key: A method for controlling location-based services for a vehicle that includes establishing a user-selected location-based service preference for a vehicle, linking a portable privacy key to the vehicle, communicating the presence of the portable privacy key from the vehicle to a call center, sending the user-selected location-based service preference from... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising Ethington P.C.

20110001639 - Image display apparatus and method for displaying an image: An image display apparatus includes: an image generation unit generating a plurality of images with different figure sizes so that perceived positions of the plurality of images are sequentially located in a direction away from an actual position; a reflection member provided in front of the observer; and a projector... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20110001640 - Operation control map, display unit, and white line detection apparatus: An operation control map of a white line detection apparatus, including a white line detection portion that detects a white line on a road based on a captured image of the road surface, that references the operation control map to determine whether to allow operation of the white line detection... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

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