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Communications: electrical February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/11

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02/24/2011 > 60 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110043323 - Fault monitoring circuit, semiconductor integrated circuit, and faulty part locating method: To provide a fault monitoring circuit capable of reliably transferring fault information to a circuit that maintains the system in the safe state and ensuring the safety as a system, a semiconductor integrated circuit, and a faulty part locating method. A fault monitoring circuit in accordance with an exemplary aspect... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20110043324 - Locking system and method for electronic device: A locking system includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag encoded with a first code, an antenna, an RFID reader, a storage unit storing a second code, and a microprocessor. The RFID reader receives a radio-frequency signal emitted from the RFID tag via the antenna. The radio-frequency signal includes identification... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110043325 - Keyless entry assembly having capacitance sensor operative for detecting objects: A keyless entry assembly includes a vehicle opening movable between locked and unlocked positions, an electrical conductor (i.e., a capacitance sensor) mounted to the vehicle opening, and a controller. The conductor capacitively couples to an electrically conductive object proximal to (or touching) the conductor while the conductor is driven with... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20110043328 - Physical and virtual identification in a wireless power network: Special time domain techniques with novel circuitry are implemented for instantaneous precision frequency measurement of a signal comprised of short bursts emitted from a reference transmitter. Carrier frequency of the bursts is determined either by a special gated frequency counter or high speed sampling and spectral analysis. As a result... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.

20110043326 - Broadcast receiver, mobile device, service providing method, and broadcast receiver controlling method: A broadcast receiver includes a mode determination unit to determine a current operation mode among a plurality of operation modes, a communication interface to transmit the determined current operation mode to a mobile device through interactive communication, and to receive a control command from the mobile device, and a controller... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110043327 - Physical and virtual identification in a wireless power network: A wireless charging system is disclosed. The wireless charging system includes a detector configured to identify device information related to a device to be powered at a location, a location processor coupled with the detector and configured to deliver location-specific information related to the location to the device to be... Agent: In Re: 28533 Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione

20110043329 - System and method for completing secure transactions: The present invention relates to a system for completing a secure transaction. The system includes a one-of-a-kind personal identification code and an object code identifying an object to be the subject of the secure transaction. In addition, the system includes a proof reading apparatus used to determine an individual seeking... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC

20110043330 - Enabling secure transactions between spoken web sites: Techniques for enabling a secure transaction with a remote site that uses voice interaction are provided. The techniques include authenticating a remote site to enable a secure transaction, wherein authenticating the remote site comprises using a dynamically generated audio signal.... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20110043331 - Multielement and multiproperty tagging: An embodiment relates to a man-made object comprising a distinctive structure with a feature to identify the object, wherein the object has a size such that the object is observable under visible light, wherein the feature is embedded in or on the object and a size of the feature is... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20110043332 - Method and apparatus to ensure proper geocoding: The present invention provides a method for verifying customer addresses before using those addresses in an asset tracking system. More specifically, the enhanced asset tracking system can accept multiple characteristics of the location. An operator or GIS system can check that these descriptors are identifying the same location. If descriptors... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20110043337 - Device and system for detecting the passage of objects, persons or animals with an rfid tag according to their passing order, and application in luggage detection: A device for the detection of the passage of objects, persons or animals bearing a so-called RFID tag, the device including at least one first movable support bearing an antenna electrically connected to a tag reader and at least one second movable support, each of the movable supports forming, when... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20110043334 - Method for remote measuring of a physical variable: System for remote measuring a physical variable comprising an RF transceiver arranged for transmitting an RF signal and for receiving a reflection signal derived from the transmitted signal. An RF transponder comprises a dielectric material having a dielectric property which is dependent on the physical variable according to a first... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20110043335 - Method for the operation of a transponder for the radio frequency identification (rfid) and rfid transponder: The invention relates to a method for the operation of an RFID transponder, which is characterized by the fact that the RFID transponder is operated either in broadcast mode or in bidirectional response mode or simultaneously in both aforementioned modes. The RFID transporter is equipped with a wireless transmitter as... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street

20110043336 - Power efficiency of the load-shift keying technique: The invention relates to a data transformer and a system for wireless transmission of energy and/or data and to a method for wireless transmission of energy and/or data from the primary side to the secondary side of the data transformer and/or vice versa: from the secondary to the primary side.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110043333 - Systems for automatically tracking patching connections to network devices using a separate control channel and related patching equipment and methods: Methods of automatically tracking a patching connection between a first connector port of a patch panel and a second connector port of a network device are provided in which a sensor is used to detect that a first end of a patch cord has been inserted into the second connector... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20110043338 - Wireless ic device system and method of determining authenticity of wireless ic device: An accessory device to be mounted on a main device is provided with a wireless IC device. The main device is provided with a reader/writer that is an interrogator that communicates with the wireless IC device of the accessory device. When the accessory device is mounted on or about to... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd. C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20110043339 - Rf device with tamper detection: A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system according to one embodiment includes communication circuitry for enabling wireless communication with an RF reader; energy harvesting circuitry for generating an electric current from RF energy; a sensor loop coupled to the energy harvesting circuitry; and a status register coupled to the sensor loop... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC

20110043340 - Concatenated repetition code with convolutional code: A system and method for modulating and coding a signal is disclosed. Data from a Media Access Control (MAC) layer is convolutionally encoded. Robust coding of the data from the MAC layer is performed either before or after the convolutional encoding. The coded data is differentially modulating and then Orthogonal... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20110043341 - Image display apparatus for vehicle: According to one embodiment, an imaging unit inputs a camera image of surroundings of a vehicle. The surroundings include at least one of a front side and a back side of the vehicle. A first image generation unit generates a mask image to conceal a protection region of personal information... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110043343 - Tire monitoring system for a tandem tractor trailer system: A tandem tractor and trailer system includes a tractor having a cab and a trailer, each having multiple wheel units, each wheel unit having a mounted tire and a tractor tire pressure measuring device. A first display unit mounts within the cab of the tractor and a second display unit... Agent: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Intellectual Property Department 823

20110043342 - Tire status display system for a cargo trailer: A multi-tire trailer and display system includes a trailer and a tire status display unit externally mounted to the trailer and operative to communicate a visible trailer tire inflation pressure status indicia, the display unit mounted to a forward end of the trailer at a mounting location operatively visible to... Agent: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Intellectual Property Department 823

20110043344 - Collision severtiy based activation of a pedestrian protection device: A method and a system on a vehicle for activating a pedestrian protection device that has one or more sensors coupled to a fascia of the vehicle and activates the pedestrian protection device if the signal from a sensor is greater than a minimum threshold and less than a maximum... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20110043347 - Control method for switching between scales in vehicular instrument, and vehicular instrument: A purpose of the invention is to provide a control method for switching between scales in the vehicular instrument that can prevent erroneous recognition and perform highly safety displaying. When a vehicle information display of a scale A is changed to a vehicle information display of a scale B, emission... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20110043345 - Dashboard indicator module formed by a motor and electrical connection means: The present invention relates to a dashboard indicator module comprising, in a casing, a rotary motor, an output shaft, mechanical reduction means associated with the motor, at least one electrical supply coil, electrical connection tabs linked to the coils leaving said casing and electrical contact elements, characterised in that said... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20110043346 - Method and device for outputting information to the driver of a vehicle: In a method for outputting information to the driver of a vehicle, the degree of deviation of a current operating point or value of an operating parameter of a drive unit and/or of a drive train of the vehicle from a predetermined range and/or a preferred range for entry to... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20110043349 - Active wide-band air fuel ratio indicator: Methods and systems for protecting an engine of a vehicle are disclosed, including reading a throttle position voltage, an engine RPM voltage, and a voltage from an air fuel ratio (AFR) system comprising a wide-band oxygen sensor; converting the voltage from the AFR system to an AFR value; determining whether... Agent: John Martin Taboada

20110043348 - Shift prompt system: A method for providing guidance in shifting gears of vehicle includes obtaining data from a plurality of vehicle sensor, determining at least one shifting range based on the obtained data, the shifting range being represented by an engine speed, and displaying the shifting range to an operator of the vehicle... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20110043350 - Method and system for detecting the physiological onset of operator fatigue, drowsiness, or performance decrement: A method for detecting the onset of drowsiness in an operator of a vehicle or other apparatus. The operator grips a steering wheel or similar control handle, which continuously outputs gripping signals. The method provides for dynamic offset removal to obtain baseline signals, selection of physiologically-significant signals, combining and processing... Agent: Meir Ben David

20110043351 - Method of visually representing the variation over time of a current difference between a real value and an optimum value for a parameter, using at least three activatable light signals: a second transition step (107) that is performed if the current range of values is not contiguous with the prior range of values, during which step, after a second delay has elapsed, the light signal associated with the prior range of values is deactivated and the light signal associated with... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20110043353 - Method, system, and system components for the wireless monitoring of a tire pressure: A method is described for monitoring and wirelessly signaling data that contains information on the pressure states prevailing in tires of wheels. In the method, electronic modules that are arranged in the wheels wirelessly transmit the data to a control device which is arranged in the vehicle. No data is... Agent: Walter A. Hackler

20110043352 - Method, system, and system components for wireless tire pressure monitoring: Disclosed is a method for monitoring and wirelessly signaling data that contains information on the pressure states prevailing in tires of wheels of a vehicle. In the method, electronic modules that are arranged in the wheels wirelessly transmit the data to control device which is arranged in the vehicle. No... Agent: Walter A. Hackler

20110043354 - Vehicle tire monitoring system: A multi-tire vehicle tire monitoring system includes a plurality of tire monitoring units mounted to measure at least one measured tire parameter of a respective tire on a vehicle and transmit measured tire parameter data responsive to the tire parameter measurement. The system further includes antennae for receiving the measured... Agent: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Intellectual Property Department 823

20110043355 - Plug-in vehicle: A plug-in vehicle includes a vehicle body having an outer panel, a propulsion unit such as an electric motor, a rechargeable battery, a recharging port supported on the outer panel to receive power from an external electric power source, and a display subassembly connected to the battery. The display subassembly... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20110043356 - System, method and apparatus for energizing vehicle brake lights: The present invention provides system, method and apparatus for energizing one or more brake lights on a vehicle without an operator of the vehicle applying a brake of the vehicle by determining an acceleration of the vehicle, energizing the brake lights on the vehicle whenever the acceleration of the vehicle... Agent: Chalker Flores, LLP

20110043357 - Methods for detecting failure states in a medicine delivery device: A fluid medicament delivery device includes a patient attachment unit, containing the fluid medicament, and an indicator unit adapted to be detachably coupled to the patient attachment unit. A method for monitoring the fluid medicament includes independently setting a flow rate of a fluid medicament with the patient attachment unit.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20110043358 - Position locating by polyhedral morphing: Objects are located within at least one mapped field region. Environments for location tracking are mapped through a configuration setup flexibly supporting multiple objects with precision and speed. Host and Repeater devices are located at vertices of polyhedra defining spaces. Polyhedra edge lengths are defined as the modified physical distance... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates

20110043359 - Toddler safety bed alarm: The present invention relates to a child safety bed alarm system comprising: a bed alert pad, where the pad is inserted within the bed sheets of a bed and is powered by a battery; at least one of a pressure sensor and a motion sensor within the alert pad; a... Agent: Law Office Of Jerry D. Haynes , P.a

20110043361 - Hazard alarm with a variable holding region for a supply element: A danger sensor (100) is described which features a first housing part (110), a second housing part (120), a detector unit (112) for detecting of a danger situation, wherein the detector unit (112) is arranged in or at the first housing part (110), and an electrical connection (114a, 114b) for... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20110043360 - Portable collapsible ir detection system: A portable infrared (IR) detection system can be used to scan an adjacent terrain and detect an IR source, such as a person or animal, by detecting heat emitted therefrom. Humans, animals and other sources emit IR radiation which can be detected by an IR detector. The emitted radiation is... Agent: Joshua S. Schoonover Coastal Patent, LLC

20110043362 - Device for entry detection and recognition of transponder badges, surveillance system comprising it, and process for surveillance implemented by said system: Device for detection of entry in a protected space (3′) of a residence and for recognition of transponder badges, designed to work with a central alarm unit (3) and/or anti-intrusion surveillance center of a surveillance system of the residence, and more particularly transponder badges that are present at the opening... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110043363 - Radio frequency identification tag, and method and mold for manufacturing the same: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag includes a circuit chip including a pad for an electrical connection on one surface thereof, a molding part receiving the circuit chip therein while exposing the pad to the outside, and an antenna formed on an outer surface of the molding part, having a... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20110043364 - Container for fluid products, in particular perfumes, deodorants, creams and similar: A container for fluid products, in particular perfumes, deodorants, creams and the like, comprising: a holding body (2) for containing the fluid (6), preferably a perfume, deodorant or similar product; a dispensing member (3) associated with said holding body (2) and having a tube (4) to draw said fluid (6)... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno

20110043366 - Biological information monitoring system: A biological information monitoring system includes: an alarm generator which generates an alarm signal indicative of an abnormality of biological information of a patient, or an abnormality of a unit related to monitoring of biological information of a patient, or an abnormality due to an operation of a unit related... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20110043365 - Light-weight track recorder of a moving animal: A light-weighted track recorder comprises a track body and track body further comprises a printed circuit antenna set, a processor, a memory, a battery and a substrate, wherein the processor is electrically connected to the printed circuit antenna set, and the processor activates the printed circuit antenna set to receive... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20110043367 - Intelligent notification appliance circuit and system: An intelligent notification appliance circuit has a controller and one or more addressable notification appliances coupled with a single pair of wires. The controller outputs integrated power, audio and control signals, and transmits the integrated signals to the one or more addressable notification appliances. Thus, the one or more addressable... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20110043368 - Thermometer: A thermometer includes a housing carrying a LCD screen having separated body temperature display zone and alert display zone that have different background colors, and a control module, which drives the body temperature display zone to display the value of the measured body temperature of a person and drives the... Agent: Yen Jung Sung

20110043369 - Tester for testing signal lines of a flight control system for a ths motor of an aircraft: The present invention relates to a tester, its use and a method for testing signal lines of a flight control system for a trimmable horizontal stabilizer (THS) motor of an aircraft. The tester comprises at least one test-relay (52, 54) to be connected with a relay socket of the flight... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20110043370 - Animated logo for a portable computer: A portable computer comprises a housing and an EL panel within the housing, positioned to emit light outwardly from the housing. The EL panel includes a plurality of EL lamps that, together, form a logo. The EL lamps can be addressed separately, enabling one to produce the appearance of motion... Agent: Poul F. Wille Cantor Colburn LLP

20110043371 - Systems, equipment and methods for automatically tracking cable connections and for identifying work area devices and related methods of operating communications networks: Methods for collecting information regarding a remote connector port that is connected to a patch panel connector port by a communications cable that has at least one data communications channel and a separate control channel are provided in which a first conductor of the separate control channel of the communications... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20110043372 - Remote controller, remote control system and program: A user interface apparatus, a method for controlling a user interface apparatus, and a computer-readable medium are provided. The user interface apparatus includes a display unit comprising an object display area, the display unit displaying an object in the object display area; a detection area control unit that (1) defines... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110043373 - Reverse rfid location system: A reverse RFID location system is based on set of RFID tags in which each tag stores data representing its position.... Agent: Morrison Ulman Nupat, LLC

20110043374 - Communication methods and devices: In one arrangements there is provided a communications method (10). The method (10) includes sending data (14) in a phase shift keyed form (16) over a power line carrier (22) and sending the same data (14) in a frequency shift keyed form (20) over the same power line carrier (22).... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group, LLP

20110043375 - Air pressure management device for vehicle tire and vehicle tire capable of outputting air pressure information: Vibration electric power generation is carried out by a relative parallel movement of a ferroelectric member including floating electrodes arranged in parallel and a movable member including electrets maintaining a surface electric potential of approximately 100 volts at a temperature of 100° C. and opposed electrode portions alternately arranged, the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (ny)

20110043376 - Driver notification system, device, and associated method: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for alerting a driver that a potential hazard is in the vicinity of the driver's vehicle. In general, activation signals transmitted from a vehicle are received at a potential hazard, and hazard signals are, in response, transmitted from the potential hazard to the vehicle.... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20110043377 - Providing driving condition alerts using road attribute data: A method and system for providing a driving condition alert to vehicle drivers and others are disclosed. The alert is provided based on road location and attribute data; real-time, historic, and forecast traffic data; real-time, historic, and forecast weather data; and/or scheduled and unscheduled event data. The alert may include... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC

20110043378 - Traffic control system: A traffic control system comprises at least one signal unit, at least one detector, control means for controlling the timings of signals displayed by the at least one signal unit in dependence upon output from the at least one detector, and means for determining the position of the or each... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20110043379 - Vehicle treatment installation and method for its operation: The task of providing an installation and also a method for its operation that simplifies, with simple means, the drive-in process into the correct treatment position for the driver of a vehicle to be treated is achieved by a display device (13) that is visible to the driver of the... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20110043380 - Method for operating a driver assistance system when parking a vehicle in a parking space: The invention describes a method for the operation of a driving assistance system when parking a vehicle (01) in a lateral parking space (02) along a carriageway, in which below a particular activation speed and during the search for a parking space, possible parking spaces (02) are measured and an... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20110043381 - Mobile automated system for trafic monitoring: An autonomous system for automated monitoring of traffic patterns on at least one designated surface including at least one mobile monitoring and recording module. The at least one mobile monitoring and recording module includes at least one support and stabilization section, at least one erector section, at least one autonomous... Agent: Intellectual Property Strategists, LLC

20110043382 - Aircraft cabin noise exposure analysis: Systems and methods for aircraft cabin noise analysis are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first request for an aircraft cabin noise analysis, wherein the request comprises a plurality of flight parameters associated with a first flight mission, retrieving, from a computer readable memory, a plurality of... Agent: Caven & Aghevli LLC

02/17/2011 > 62 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110037560 - Method for individual guidance and associated device: A guiding device includes: a fixed guiding device consisting of a marking (130, 211,311) containing an electroconductive material, on a pre-defined path that can be used by a visually impaired person, parallel to the path, characterised in that the quantity and/or distribution of the conductive material is uniform over the... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110037561 - Transcoder apparatus and methods: Embodiments of methods, systems and devices including encoders and decoders are disclosed.... Agent: Silicon Forest Patent Group Paul J. Fordenbacher

20110037563 - Apparatus and method for biometric registration and authentication: A biometric register includes: a feature extraction unit for performing preprocessing for a fingerprint to extract a feature point m for the fingerprint; a transformation function generation unit for generating a transformation function which is composed of an arbitrary rotation matrix and an arbitrary vector; and a template generation unit... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20110037564 - Data-communication-port control device: A data-communication-port control device comprising: an input port; at least one output port; at least one electric control switch coupled between the input port and the output port to receive a switch control signal, and control the output port to be connected or disconnected; a fingerprint scan unit for acquiring... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110037562 - Outdoor vending machine and use of a user interface for the operation of an outdoor vending machine: An outdoor vending machine in the form of a parking meter includes the following elements: a user interface having a cover plate, there being disposed in the region thereof operating information items and force sensors coupled to the cover plate, the force sensors outputting signals as a function of an... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20110037565 - System and method for determining a location and a status of an asset: A method. The method includes, at a computing system, receiving information associated with an asset. The method also includes determining a location of the asset based on the received information, and determining a status of the asset based on the received information and/or the determined location of the asset. The... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20110037566 - Lighting control system and method for operating a lighting control system: A lighting control system comprising: at least two luminaires (12), a control unit (14) coupled to the at least two luminaires (12) by a communication link (16), by which control unit a respective illuminance of the at least two luminaires (12) can be varied, and comprising at least two sensors... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20110037569 - Covering and/or sealing foil for a pack and method and system for determining the open state of a pack: The invention relates to a covering and/or sealing foil for a pack, in particular blister pack, configured to seal at least one filling compartment and to enable access to the filling compartment by separation and/or tearing, wherein the film, in particular in the region of the filling compartment, has a... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20110037567 - Frequency selective surface aids to the operation of rfid products: The present invention is directed to systems that use frequency selective surfaces (FSS) to aid in the operation of radio frequency identification (RFID) devices and products. In one embodiment, a system for interrogating radio frequency identification (RFID) tags includes a conveyor belt and an RFID reader. The conveyor belt has... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Penny Tomko

20110037568 - Rfid reader, rfid tag, and controlling method thereof: Disclosed are an RFID reader, an RFID tag, and a controlling method thereof. The RFID tag may include a state information generator to generate state information of the RFID tag, a receiver to receive an activation command including reference state information of the RFID tag, and a controller to activate... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110037570 - Communication method for a radio system and apparatus and system for implementing the method: An apparatus, system and communication method, which is particularly suited for a radio frequency identification system (RFID), wherein a reflection-transmission apparatus is disposed in a radio system and, during a communication process, the reflection and transmission features of reflection-transmission apparatus presented at the radio frequency are changed to introduce a... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20110037572 - Method for the operation of a transponder for radio frequency identification (rfid) and rfid transponder: The invention relates to a method for the operation of an RFID transponder, which is characterized by the fact that the RFID transponder is operated either in broadcast mode or in bidirectional response mode or simultaneously in both aforementioned modes. The RFID transporter is equipped with a wireless transmitter as... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street

20110037573 - Apparatus and method for providing information of goods in mobile terminal: An apparatus and a method for providing a goods information service in a mobile terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a goods information storage, a position determiner, and a controller. The goods information storage receives and stores tag information collected by an RFID reader. The position determiner determines position information... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20110037571 - System for relative positioning of access points in a real time locating system: A system is described for relative positioning of access points in a real time locating system. The system may include a memory, interface, and processor. The memory may store layout information for a work area which includes architectural and infrastructure attributes. The processor may determine a number of access points... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20110037575 - Method and apparatus for providing energy to passive tags in a radio-frequency identification system: A method and an apparatus for providing energy to passive tags in a radio-frequency identification system in which a radio-frequency identification system uses the passive tags, a reader/writer sends commands and continuous waves alternately during a communication process, and the tags can obtain energy from these signals sent by the... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20110037574 - Programming a universal remote control via a point-of-sale system: A method and system for programming a universal remote control (URC) to operate with a remote-controlled device is disclosed. In response to an indication of a purchase transaction for a remote-controlled device, a network identity and a device identifier may be sent to client-premises equipment (CPE). The CPE may then... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing

20110037576 - Portable electronic device and illumination controlling method thereof: A portable display device includes a display formed with electronic paper, an illuminating unit, and a controller. The electronic paper displays data in response to applied electrical current, and maintains displaying of the data in an absence of the applied electrical current. The illuminating unit selectively illuminates each particular region... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20110037577 - Remote-controlled vehicle gear stick locking device: A remote-controlled vehicle gear stick locking device includes a gear stick lock and a control host. The gear stick lock is driven by a power unit that is controlled by the control host to carry out locking and unlocking operations. The control host is coupled to an alarm host of... Agent: Leong C. Lei

20110037578 - Electric circuit for an access control and for an immobilizer of a vehicle and method for calibrating an antenna driver: An electric circuit for controlling the access and immobilizing a vehicle has a first antenna driver (12) for driving a first antenna (19) for emitting a signal (100) in the event of identification of an ID transmitter (3) for access control of a vehicle. A second antenna driver (24) is... Agent: King & Spalding LLP

20110037579 - System, apparatus and methods for data communication between vehicle and remote data communication terminal, between portions of vehicle and other portions of vehicle, between two or more vehicles, and between vehicle and communications network: A system, an apparatus, and methods are provided for data communications associated with a vehicle. The apparatus preferably includes at least one electronic subsystem associated with the vehicle and a plurality of electrical conductors connected to the at least one electronic subsystem and associated with the vehicle. A vehicle data... Agent: Schwartz Law Firm, P.C. Suite 1135

20110037580 - Traffic warning device: A traffic warning device comprises a light-emitting apparatus. The light-emitting apparatus includes plural regularly-arranged warning lights and a signal receiver. The traffic warning device is further provided with a remote control to cooperate with the light-emitting apparatus. The signal receiver of the light-emitting apparatus can receive the wireless signal emitted... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20110037582 - System and method for indicating a vehicle driving mode: A display system for a vehicle is provided. The display system includes an information display that changes color based upon an operating state of a vehicle. The information display includes display lighting that illuminates at least a portion of the display in a color associated with the vehicle's current operating... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20110037581 - User definable vehicle system sounds: A method of vehicle system sound playback includes uploading a user-selected sound to be associated with a vehicle system to a persistent memory within a vehicle. The method includes associating the sound with the vehicle system based on a pre-selection made by the user. Further, the method includes detecting the... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20110037583 - Combination instrument: An instrument cluster for the instrument panel of a motor vehicle has at least one display on which relevant operational data of the vehicle can be displayed. The at least one display is freely programmable with respect to the data displayed on it and can be switched between at least... Agent: Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20110037584 - Securing electrically-operated devices in a moving vehicle: A shut off safety device and method for reducing accidental activation of electrically controlled devices in a vehicle such as awnings, electrically controlled jacks, electrically controlled brakes in a towed RV is described and claimed. Instead of the electrically controlled device being deactivated based on the memory of a human... Agent: Currie Kendall PLC

20110037587 - Alarm system and method: An alarm system includes a number of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, an RFID reader, a warning unit, and a control module. The RFID reader receives radio-frequency signals from some of the number of the RFID tags via an antenna when the some of the number of the RFID tags... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110037586 - Mistake-proof monitoring method of bedridden care system: In a mistake-proof monitoring method applied to a bedridden care system, the bedridden care system includes a computer, a plurality of transmitters and a warning device. The computer will generate a shutdown message to notice a nurse to check whether the transmitter is shut down maliciously, if no sensing message... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20110037585 - Multi-purpose attachable alarm: A multi-purpose alarm operates in a motion-detected alarm mode and a motion-expected alarm mode. In the motion-detected alarm mode, when the multi-purpose alarm is touched or moved, an alarm is issued. In the motion-expected alarm mode, when the multi-purpose alarm has not been touched or moved for a period of... Agent: Ren-sheng InternationalIPManagement Ltd. Gene I. Su

20110037588 - Wireless earthquake alarm based on mems accelerometers: The disclosure relates to detecting seismic movements and providing at least one alarm notification based on the detected seismic movement. Particularly, a sensor device, which may be positioned in a subterranean part of a structure, may detect a seismic movement. The sensor device may make a determination as to whether... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110037589 - Wireless monitoring system and method: A wireless monitoring system and method carries out wireless communication is carried out according to the ZigBee standard. The ZigBee standard allows for low-cost, low-power and high-density implementation of the wireless monitoring system and method, so that wireless monitoring system and method may be rolled out on a large scale... Agent: Ren-sheng InternationalIPManagement Ltd. Gene I. Su

20110037590 - System and apparatus for delivering emergency alert messages as a service content in a broadcast network: Embodiments enable mobile multimedia receiver devices to receive emergency alert messages from forward link only broadcast networks. Alert messages may be organized in alert sessions identified by an alert session ID. Alert record information may be included in the overhead information symbol (OIS) channel including the session ID and information... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110037592 - System and method for locating an individual: A system for locating an individual includes a chip with a unique code, a monitor with the unique code, a monitoring station in communication with the monitor, a satellite communication station in communication with the monitoring station, and satellites in communication with the satellite communication station. The chip is implantable... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20110037591 - System and method for monitoring a closed container: A system for providing communications for container security is provided. The system includes a sensing system for monitoring the contents of the container; a signal receiving element for receiving sensor data from the sensing system; a control element for analyzing received sensor data; a first transceiver element for receiving signals... Agent: Horizon Patent Group

20110037594 - Personal alarm system: A personal alarm system can help a user to wake up in a preset time. A sensor can sense operations of the personal alarm system and output sense signals. A control unit can calculate a sum of the sense signals to obtain a number of operations of the personal alarm... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110037593 - Security system annunciation communication delay: A security system including a roam control unit, a plurality of sensors and a user interface device. The main control unit communicates with a remote central monitoring station, when a sensor detects an alarm event. Once the communication signal from the main control unit is successfully transmitted to the central... Agent: Gerald M Bluhm Tyco Safety Products

20110037595 - Driver state monitoring system: A Driver State Monitoring System prevents any casualty on the road because of drowsiness while driving. It is an in-vehicle, vision-based electronic system for automobiles. It utilizes a camera installed on the vehicle facing towards the driver. It captures the edge-based face features of the driver. Thereafter, the real time... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20110037596 - Identifying activity in an area utilizing sound detection and comparison: Microprocessor technology is used to detect routine sounds in a substantially enclosed environment to determine normal or abnormal activity or noise within the environment (i.e., habitual behavior of an individual) A device is situated in a substantially enclosed environment with audio input device similar to a microphone and an optional... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20110037597 - Body position monitoring system: An apparatus is provided for detecting the presence of an obstruction with respect to a height-adjustable bed. The apparatus includes one or more sensors coupled to the bed. At least one of the sensors has an output signal which is variable in response to changes in a weight applied to... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20110037598 - Sonic detection of flow state change for measurement stations: A method for audibly detecting a fluid flow state change in a flow meter pipeline. The flow state change may be identified as an upset in the normal flow state. The upset may be corrected to improve the accuracy of the flow meter. A system includes acoustic sensors mounted in... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20110037599 - System for providing real time locating and gas exposure monitoring: A system is described for providing real time locating and gas exposure monitoring. The system may include a memory, interface, and processor. The memory may store an alarm data item including an amount of gas exposure and a location identifier. The processor may receive the alarm data item from a... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20110037601 - Distributed sleeping cell detection: The present invention provides a method that includes receiving, at a server, one or more alarms from a first cell in a plurality of cells. The alarm(s) indicate that the first cell has detected a candidate sleeping cell in the plurality of cells based on an activity and/or a load... Agent: Mark W. Sincell Williams, Morgan & Amerson, P.C.

20110037602 - Method and apparatus for protecting energy generation facility from dangerous degree of tilt: A tilt protection apparatus applied to electric energy generating installations, where possibility of tilting or tipping over exists. In certain installations of electric energy generating facilities, the means of energy production, such as but not limited to solar photovoltaic panels, must be mounted on support system that can be susceptible... Agent: Wojciech Marek Chrosny

20110037600 - Photovoltaic panel monitoring apparatus: A photovoltaic (PV) panel monitoring apparatus includes a monitoring module for measuring parameter values related to PV panel output, comparing measured values against minimum and maximum values saved in the monitoring module, and outputting an alarm signal when a measured value is outside a range defined by the minimum and... Agent: Gregory Smith & Associates

20110037603 - Alarm device: The alarm device of the present invention includes a battery power supply; a sensor section that outputs an anomaly detection signal in the case of detecting an anomaly; an alert section that outputs an alarm based on the anomaly detection signal; a reception circuit section that discontinuously receives an event... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20110037604 - Feedback circuit for a display sign and method: A feedback circuit for a display sign has a number of lights. A resistor is coupled in series with the lights. A voltage measuring circuit is coupled to the resistor.... Agent: Law Office Of Dale B. Halling

20110037605 - Event recognition and response system: An event recognition and response system includes an event sensor. An event recognition engine is coupled to the event sensor. An action profile database is coupled to the event recognition engine. The event recognition engine is operable to receive an event input from the event sensor, compare the event input... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20110037607 - Microcircuit card comprising a light-emitting diode: The light-emitting diode is provided with a lid and is capable of emitting a first predefined color. The card further comprises a near field communications antenna circuit, the circuit and the diode being configured so that the diode emits light when a current of predefined intensity flows in the circuit.... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20110037606 - Sunglasses with sound activated lights: Glasses having a sound activated lighting system provide an engaging and entertaining display that is also interactive. The lighting system may activate one or more lights based on the loudness or other characteristic of a sound. The glasses may comprise a frame configured to support the lighting system. The lighting... Agent: Weide & Miller, Ltd.

20110037608 - Multi-dimensional controlling device: A controlling device is provided and is configured to detect a device and to control the detected device. Alternatively, a controlling device is provided and is configured to detect a device and to receive at least one command from a remote control device. The controlling device may control the device... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110037609 - Remote control device and remote control method using the same: A remote control device and method is provided. The remote control device and method provides a more intuitive and convenient user interface to a user. The remote control device and method also makes it possible to transmit/execute contents, provided by an external device, to/in a target device more intuitively and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110037610 - Locating computer-controlled entities: A beacon device is provided in proximity to said entity. A request to locate said entity is triggered on a central control unit. In response to the request to locate said entity, said control unit generates specification data for a unique radio signal identifier, sends an activation request and said... Agent: Griffiths & Seaton PLLC (ibm)

20110037611 - Programming a universal remote control using multimedia display: A method and system for programming a universal remote control (URC) to operate with a remote-controlled device is disclosed. A plurality of selectable objects representing different remote-controlled devices is displayed. A user may select an object and thereby determine an identity of the remote-controlled device. Programming codes for the identified... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing

20110037612 - Rf meter reading system: A meter reading system of the present invention enables transmission of data between utility meter endpoints and readers. In a first embodiment, the endpoint provides a short message providing its identification to the reader and immediately enters a listen mode. If the reader hears the short message, it can immediately... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A. And Itron, Inc

20110037614 - In-home remote monitor with smart repeater, memory and emergency event management: A remote patient monitoring system is provided including an implantable medical device (IMD) capable of collecting and storing medical data and multiple, networked external monitoring devices adapted for wireless communication with the IMD. The networked monitoring devices may be configured such that one device is the master and remaining devices... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110037613 - Remote monitoring system: A remote monitoring system provides a real-time monitoring of conditions of an apparatus, such as a power line. The remote monitoring system includes an apparatus that generates electrical signals, a remote monitoring module that is remote from the apparatus, and a transmission module. The transmission module is provided adjacent to... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110037615 - Equipment for logging and transmitting measured values of physical quantities, and measurement sensor for such equipment: Logging and transmission equipment comprising at least one autonomous measurement sensor, supplied by an electric cell, comprising an emitter able to transmit at various instants at least one value measured by the sensor, and a receiver for gathering the values transmitted by the emitter; the sensor comprises a means of... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20110037616 - Method for monitoring a traffic route for a means of transport of a predetermined kind: The embodiments relate to a method for monitoring a traffic route for a means of transport of a predetermined kind, particularly for an aircraft on a lane at an airport. The method involves noise signals that occur in a section of the traffic route (2) being recorded with a sound... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110037618 - Driver safety system using machine learning: A traffic routing display system provides a visual display of the expected state of an upcoming traffic light. In one aspect, the display is an icon colored to correspond to the expected state. In another aspect, the time remaining before the state of a traffic light changes is displayed. The... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20110037617 - System and method for providing vehicular safety service: A local server of a system for providing a vehicular safety service receives road surface state information of each zone of the road in a service area from at least one road sensor located in the service area to calculate a road safety coefficient of each zone, and receives location... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110037619 - Traffic routing using intelligent traffic signals, gps and mobile data devices: A traffic routing system reduces emissions from commuter and other traffic, eases congestion on roadways, and decreases transit time by use of communications among vehicles and traffic controls, such as traffic lights. In one aspect, a traffic light receives a signal that a vehicle is approaching and in response turns... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20110037620 - System and method for deterring vehicle theft and managing vehicle parking: At the control apparatus which is at a location external to a vehicle, a communication link is established with a transponder at the vehicle. The vehicle is located in the immediate vicinity of the location. A continued presence of the vehicle in the vicinity of the location via the communication... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. Patents & Licenses

20110037621 - Information display apparatus, position calculation apparatus, display control method, position calculation method, display control program, position calculation program, and recording medium: A data display device includes: a position obtaining unit obtaining current position data of a mobile object; a direction obtaining unit obtaining traveling direction data of the mobile object; a display control unit causing a display unit to display a current position and a traveling direction of the mobile object... Agent: Young & Thompson

02/10/2011 > 55 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110032070 - Wireless switching and energy management: A wireless switching apparatus is provided for three-way switching at least one energy load with an AC power source. The apparatus comprises a relay controlled by a controller. The controller is also connected to both a toggle and a wireless transceiver. A remote wireless transceiver unit is in communication with... Agent: Sean W. Goodwin

20110032071 - Headset hub remote control system: A system comprising a wireless audio headset hub (1), at least two peripheral electronic devices (3, 4, 5) which are wirelessly connected to and controlled via the headset (1). The system further comprises a wireless handheld terminal (2), which is wirelessly connected to the headset (1) and comprising a terminal... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC

20110032072 - Home appliance and method for operating the same: A home appliance and a method for operating the same are provided. The home appliance outputs product information as a predetermined sound signal and the sound signal is transmitted to a remote service center over a communication network so that the state of the home appliance is easily checked at... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20110032074 - Enhanced biometric authentication: Enhanced biometric authentication is achieved by combining a user's inherent biometric data with the user's knowledge of a secret glyph. In one embodiment, a touchpad is provided on which the user may use a finger to indicate a plurality of strokes that form a distinct glyph. Image stabilization may be... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing

20110032073 - System and methods for automatically moving access barriers initiated by mobile transmitter devices: A discrete add-on control system for a barrier operating system is provided. The control system includes a mobile transmitter, a barrier state transmitter a controller and an indicator. The mobile transmitter automatically and periodically generates a mobile signal. The barrier state transmitter generates a barrier state signal. The controller is... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20110032075 - Methods and apparatus for home-to-vehicle applications over wireless links: Methods and apparatus are provided for enabling communication between an information handling device, such as a computer, and a vehicle. A dongle is provided for enabling the communication and includes an external coupling device, dongle transceiver circuitry, and a dongle controller. The dongle transceiver circuitry enables remote keyless entry communication... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20110032076 - Method and system for generating a biometric query plan: According to one embodiment, a computer-readable medium includes computer-executable instructions that, when executed by a computer, are configured to receive biometric sample quality information. The biometric sample quality information describes quality of one or more biometric samples. Search performance parameters are received. A biometric query plan is generated in compliance... Agent: Baker Botts LLP

20110032077 - Finger biometric sensor including laterally adjacent piezoelectric transducer layer and associated methods: A finger biometric sensor may include a finger biometric sensing layer having an upper major surface and at least one sidewall surface adjacent thereto. The finger biometric layer may be for generating signals related to at least one biometric characteristic of the user's finger when positioned adjacent the first major... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20110032078 - Mobile cat: Mobile device software application that uses the camera in a web-enabled PDA, cellular phone or smart phone to capture a barcode image off a lottery ticket, convert it to its unique serial number, pass it via cellular data service through a database query to generate a result set of win/loss... Agent: Baker Donelson Intellectual Property Department

20110032079 - Antenna switching arrangement: An antenna switching arrangement with a quadrature arrangement of transmission lines through which a desired signal path may be configured via switches selectively grounding junctions of the switching arrangement. The desired path routing a signal from an input port to one or both of first and second output ports to... Agent: Babcock Ip, PLLC

20110032080 - Method for reducing a noise in a signal received in a contactless-card interrogator and a circuit to perform said method: A calibrating output signal of the transmitter is generated in an interrogator in that a first output signal of a local oscillator is shallowly amplitude-modulated with a pilot signal having a frequency at which a contactless-card encodes data. A receiver reference signal is generated by combining the calibrating output signal... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20110032081 - Long range radio frequency identification system: A method and apparatus for building a long range RFID system is disclosed. A new signaling structure called Block Pseudo Noise is described that allows for more computationally efficient decoding. A novel approach to synchronize the RFID reader local oscillator with the RFID tag oscillator using an on board GPS... Agent: Ben Wild

20110032082 - Transceiver, modulation integrated circuit, and rfid reader/writer: In a transceiver that selectively transmits a modulated wave and a non-modulated wave to the outside, and receives a response signal from the outside, an S/N ratio during reception is improved. A transceiver, which selectively transmits a modulated wave and a non-modulated wave to the outside, and receives a response... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20110032083 - Network device: A network device includes a status displaying module, a network module, a processor, a power providing module, and a power saving circuit. The network module implements network functions of the network device. The status displaying module receives displaying signals from the network module. The processor directs the network module to... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110032084 - Electronic information device and control method therefor: An electronic information device of the present invention includes: two main body members that are coupled to each other to be capable of transitioning from a first state to a second state; a detecting section that detects whether the two main body members are in either state of the first... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20110032085 - Apparatus for controlling integrated lighting ballasts in a series scheme: Power line communication (PLC) systems are presented for connecting dimming switches with electronic ballasts for driving compact fluorescent lamps and other applications using a power distribution network, including a transmitter and a receiver connected in a series circuit for transmission of multi-bit data, where the receiver has a load control... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20110032086 - Sweatband with attachable sport scoring apparatus: The sport scoring apparatus includes a flexible band configured for attachment to a user. A retainer is coupled to the flexible band and is configured to selectively receive a scoring device having an adjustable scoreboard. The scoring device may include a wireless transmitter for communication with a remote scoreboard. In... Agent: Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP

20110032087 - Vehicle presence notification apparatus: A vehicle presence notification apparatus generates a notice sound by emitting an ultrasonic wave in mid air based on an ultrasonic signal modulated according to an audible sound. During proceeding in mid air, the modulated ultrasonic wave is self-demodulating to become an audible sound. The audible sound posterior to the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110032090 - Active handrest for haptic guidance and ergonomic support: An active handrest system (10, 10a) with haptic guidance comprises a haptic interface device (12) operable to be manipulated by a user's fingers (14). The haptic interface device is operatively connected to a movement sensing mechanism (16) capable of sensing motion of the haptic interface device in three dimensions. An... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20110032089 - Method for providing human input to a computer: The invention provides a method for providing human input to a computer which allows a user to interact with a display connected to the computer. The method includes the steps of placing a first target on a first portion of the user's body, using an electro-optical sensing means, sensing data... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Intellectual Property Group

20110032088 - Method of encoding haptic information on image, method of decoding haptic information from image and apparatus of processing haptic information for the same: Disclosed is a technology of encoding haptic information on images or decoding haptic information from images. The method of encoding the haptic information on the images according to the present invention includes: generating haptic information; generating encoding target data by using the haptic information and header information associated with the... Agent: Ampacc Law Group, PLLC

20110032091 - Touch screen device: Disclosed herein is a touch screen device. The touch screen device includes a touch display module having a touch screen panel and an image display unit coupled to the lower surface of the touch screen panel. A plate is attached at a first side thereof to a portion around an... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20110032092 - Antitheft system and method thereof: An antitheft system and method capable of being more easily mounted than was conventionally done, with a detecting capability, necessary and sufficient to determine the occurrence of a theft. An RSS value r is calculated as a square-root of sum of squares by putting together each of variations in X-,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20110032093 - System and method for dynamically generating a speed alert based on driver status: In at least one embodiment, a method for generating a speed alert with an electronic device in a vehicle is provided. The method comprises receiving a vehicle speed signal indicating the speed at which the vehicle is traveling on a road and receiving a speed limit signal indicating the posted... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20110032094 - Image information generation device, display control device provided with the same, information display system for mobile object, module for driver seat, and mobile object: A DPF controller (21) generates, as image information, a layout identifier (MEN) that specifies the layout of an image to be displayed on a liquid crystal display device (11), and an element image identifier (SEN) that specifies the display mode of element images that are being subjected to layout. When... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20110032095 - Methods, systems, and products for security services: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for notification of alarms in security systems. A packetized alarm message is received from a security system associated with a network address. The network address is associated to a notification address. A Voice-over Internet Protocol call to the notification address is initiated over a... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Sz Attn: Patent Docketing

20110032096 - System and method for alcohol monitor based on driver status: In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for performing an alcohol monitor in a vehicle based on a driver being one of a primary driver and a secondary driver is provided. The apparatus comprises an electronic device that is positioned within the vehicle. The electronic device is configured to receive... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20110032097 - Transceiver based monitoring system & process: A remote monitoring device is integrated as part of a cell phone or personal digital assistant. By sharing computing resources of a communications transceiver, the cost of a monitoring device can be significantly reduced, while still permitting sufficient functionality to effectively observe an area of interest, such as a child's... Agent: Law Office Of J. Nicholas Gross, Prof. Corp.

20110032098 - Portable electronic apparatus with a user physical status sensing and warning circuit: An portable electronic apparatus is disclosed having a sensor module adapted for sensing the user's physical status, a memory unit having stored therein predetermined configuration status data, an alarm, and a microcontroller for driving the sensor module to detect the user's physical status, comparing the detected physical status data to... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20110032099 - Method for recognizing theft of a pv module and a failure of a bypass diode of a pv module, corresponding pv sub-generator junction box, pv inverter, and corresponding pv system: A method for recognizing the theft of at least one photovoltaic module of a PV system. The PV system comprises at least one string of serially connected PV modules for supplying a field voltage, where the at least one string is connected in parallel and the PV modules each have... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20110032100 - Wireless tag and method of producing wireless tag: According to an aspect of the invention, a wireless tag includes a base member that is flexible and on a surface of which a wiring pattern is formed, a wireless circuit chip that is mounted on the base member and connected to the wiring pattern; protective members that cover the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20110032101 - Sequenced antenna array for determining where gaming chips with embedded rfid tags are located on a blackjack, poker or other gaming table & for myriad of other rfid applications: An improved antenna system, method and apparatus for interrogating and locating RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags and other RF (Radio Frequency) devices, and various applications therefore and thereof, are disclosed. One embodiment is for reading and locating the physical position of RFID tags (such as is made by Phillips, Siemens's... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20110032107 - Abnormality detecting device for heart assist device, method for detecting abnormality of heart assist device, and abnormality detecting program: In order to provide an abnormality detecting device for a heart assist device, a method for detecting an abnormality of a heart assist device and an abnormal state of a heart assist device detecting program which can early detect an abnormal state, the abnormality detecting device for a heart assist... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20110032105 - Gps features and functionality in an athletic watch system: Athletic performance monitoring systems include GPS data to enhance various features of the workout as well as the post-workout data analysis. Such features include using output from multiple sensors to determine the most accurate data available for providing distance measurements for individual segments of a route. The most accurate data... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20110032104 - Medicine management apparatus for managing patient's medication period through message transmission: A medicine management apparatus comprises a medicine storage casing for storing medicines, a display unit for displaying medication times for the medicines and temperature and humidity within the medicine storage casing, an audio unit for informing the medication times on a periodic basis, a timer for setting the medication times... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110032103 - Motion detection system: A motion detection system for detecting movement and/or breathing from a subject, e.g., for preventing SIDS, can incorporate a sensor in communication with a fluid-filled chamber while optionally combining audio and/or video monitoring systems. The sensor module may have a housing which can be attached, e.g., to an article of... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20110032102 - System and method for restricting audio transmission based on driver status: In at least one embodiment, a method and a apparatus for restricting audio transmission in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus comprises a control module. The control module is configured to receive an audio feed signal including audio content and a content advisory indicator and compare the content advisory indicator... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20110032106 - Wireless sensor network context data delivery system and method: A system has a sensing device for detecting a signal and logic configured to discover the sensing device at a location on a user's body, the logic further configured to monitor the signal for an event and upon receiving information indicating an event has occurred the logic is further configured... Agent: Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

20110032108 - Large current carrying capacitor having a thermal disconnect with a light indicator: A capacitor providing a thermal alert includes a wound film capacitor for carrying a large current when coupled to an AC generator. The wound film capacitor includes a hollow core extending from one end to another end of the capacitor. Also included are an in-line thermal switch, which is disposed... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20110032109 - Premises monitoring system: This invention relates generally to computer systems, and more specifically, to a premise monitoring system. In one embodiment, the invention includes operations of receiving one or more signals containing a device identifier and a device condition from one or more remote alarm monitoring systems; retrieving enhanced information based on the... Agent: RuttlerIPLaw PLLC One Union Square

20110032110 - Electric power amount information output device and system: In an electric power amount information output device for a vehicle, a control section checks whether a remaining electric power amount of a battery of a motor-driven vehicle at a departure point is less than a total electric power amount required for the vehicle to travel to a destination point.... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20110032111 - Circuit breaker locator: An arrangement that includes a transmitter unit and a receiver for locating a wire or a circuit interrupter associated with a selected branch circuit of a power distribution system. The transmitter is electrically interconnected with the selected branch circuit and produces a sequence of current pulses in a branch circuit... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20110032112 - Device for monitoring voltage of motherboard: A device for monitoring a voltage of a motherboard includes a first monitoring circuit, a second monitoring circuit, and an indicating circuit. The first and monitoring circuits are connected to output a control voltage. A value of the control voltage is determined according to a value of the voltage of... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110032113 - Ac voltage phase discriminator for circuit breaker locators: An arrangement that includes a transmitter unit and a receiver for locating a circuit interrupter associated with a selected branch circuit of a power distribution system. The transmitter is electrically interconnected with the selected branch circuit and produces a sequence of tracing signals in a branch circuit that is to... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20110032114 - Alarming device: The alarming device of the present invention includes a battery power supply; a sensor section that outputs an anomaly detection signal in the case of detecting an anomaly; a alert section that outputs an anomaly alarm based on the anomaly detection signal; a reception circuit section that receives an event... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20110032116 - Universal transmitter: An apparatus and methods are provided for a universal transmitter. In one embodiment, a method includes detecting activation of at least one button of the universal transmitter, by a controller, for a predetermined time, outputting at least one set of signals to a first set of terminals of a switch... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20110032115 - Vehicle having remote start and enclosed space detection: The subject of the present invention is a method for remote starting an internal combustion engine of a vehicle comprising the steps of: detecting a wireless remote start signal; after detecting the wireless remote start signal, activating a parking aid system to detect the presence or absence of a garage... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20110032117 - Apparatus for receiving and transmitting signals in electromagnetic telemetry system used in a wellbore: A downhole electromagnetic telemetry unit for use with a tubing string (5) includes an insulated electrically conductive member (31) and a processing unit (15). The insulated electrically conductive member (31) is electrically coupled to the tubing string (5) at an upper measuring point (23) and a lower measuring point (25).... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20110032118 - Vehicle awareness system: A vehicle awareness system for alerting the driver of a motor vehicle the approaching from the rear side of a motorcycle, and for reporting to the rider of the motorcycle that the driver of the motor vehicle has been alerted. The system comprises (a) a motorcycle unit, located on the... Agent: Marsteller & Associates

20110032119 - Driver assistance program: A driver assistance system which outputs information to the driver on the traffic situation in the surroundings and provides assistance, by vehicle components, in order for the driver to handle a current traffic situation.... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20110032120 - Method and system for infraction detection based on vehicle traffic flow data: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for vehicle speed acquisition and citation. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, multiple different imaging systems can be placed individually at different locations along a route of travel, such as a highway, by way... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20110032121 - Method, system, and optical communication assembly for obtaining traffic information: The present invention relates to method for obtaining traffic information by means of optical signals between a vehicle and an optical communication node, wherein the node forms part of a road network. According to the present invention there is provided a method comprising a first method for detecting a vehicle... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20110032122 - Vehicle presence alert apparatus: A vehicle presence alert apparatus for alerting a target object to a presence of the vehicle via an alert sound with a frequency in an audible range is disclosed. The vehicle presence alert apparatus includes: a sound emitter configured to (i) cause a carrier wave with a frequency in an... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110032123 - Methods and systems for generating data link air traffic control center menus: Methods and systems for generating a data link air traffic control center menu are provided. In one implementation, a method comprises associating individual air traffic control center objects with at least one geographic area. Each air traffic control center object represents an air traffic control center having a name, and... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services

20110032124 - Taxiway aircraft location monitoring system: A taxiway aircraft location monitoring system that includes an aircraft transceiver unit located in an aircraft designed to selectively communicate with the second transceiver unit located in the control tower and with other aircraft moving on the airport. Each transceiver unit is coupled to the aircraft's global positioning system (GPS)... Agent: Dean A. Craine

02/03/2011 > 79 patent applications in 55 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110025454 - Emergency machine stopping method and system: A hybrid emergency stop system, the system includes: (a) a mechanically operated circuit, for stopping an operation of a machine when triggered by a user; and (b) a scream activated circuit, for stopping the operation of the machine when detecting a machine operator scream; wherein the mechanically operated circuit and... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20110025453 - Signal strength detection: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for identifying a source or sources of noise that interferes or potentially interfere with communications between a remote and a receiver. The noise source may be detected through the operation of a noise detector which is integrated as a component of a remote. The... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP On Behalf Of Echostar Technologies, L.L.C.

20110025455 - Adaptive midi wind controller device: Provided is a system controller device intended for use by persons having limited or no use of their hands. The device includes a first air sensor configured to provide a first electromagnetic signal representative of an air pressure or an air-flow, or a combination thereof, a second orientation sensor configured... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Princeton Pike Corporate Center

20110025456 - System and method for enrollment of a remotely controlled device in a trainable transmitter: A wireless control system is configured to be trainable to control any number of remotely controlled devices. The system can be configured to gather and learn information relating to a signal transmitted by the original transmitter in a manner that is blind to a user of the system. The system... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20110025459 - Electronic access control device and management system: A mobile electronic control device, such as an electronic key, is used to access or otherwise control the operations of a field device, such as an appliance, power tool, shipping container, etc. In a control event in which the mobile control device interacts with the field device via wired or... Agent: Bishop & Diehl, Ltd.

20110025460 - Vehicle and fob communication arrangement: An example base station assembly includes a transmitter configured to communicate a challenge signal and at least one timing signal to a plurality of fobs. The base station initiates a vehicle operation in response to at least one return signal. The return signal is communicated to the base station from... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20110025457 - Triggering device: A system and methods are provided for triggering an operating device. In one embodiment, a triggering device includes a receiving unit configured to receive one or more wireless control signals. The receiving unit may include a switch and a processor, wherein the processor is configured to control the switch for... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20110025458 - Method and apparatus for authenticating rfid tags: In an RFID system, a method and apparatus for linking an RFID tag to an associated object. The system includes a relatively simple tag, a reader, a linker, and a store. The reader interrogates the tag for an ID and selectively provides the ID to the linker. The linker, in... Agent: J. V. Myers & Associates, P.C.

20110025461 - Electronic shelf label system: An electronic shelf label system includes a plurality of electronic shelf labels, plurality of transmitters, and a transmission controller. The transmission controller divides the transmitters into a plurality of communication groups so that each of the communication groups has a collective communication area including at least one of the transmitters,... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20110025464 - Antenna diversity for wireless tracking system and method: The present invention provides a solution to determine a real-time location of an object in an indoor facility utilizing the spatial and angular antenna diversity on a sensor. Specifically, the spatial diversity is achieved by placing a second antenna a predetermined distance (which is greater than one-half of the wavelength)... Agent: Clause Eight Intell. Prop. Service

20110025466 - Electronic tag: An electronic tag has a plurality of elongate conductive tracks (10) extending in a first longitudinal direction (11) and spaced apart along a second, transverse direction (12). Each track includes relatively wide and relatively narrow portions (13, 14). The plurality of conductive tracks includes at least one pair (16) of... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Boston

20110025469 - Method of commissioning a device arrangement: The invention describes a method of commissioning a device arrangement comprising a number of devices (L1, L2, L3,) communicating with each other over a wireless networked control system (WN). This method comprises the steps of—reading a unique identifier (ID1, ID2, ID3) from an electronic identification tag (T) which is tagged... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110025463 - Parallel antennas for contactless device: An electronic information device includes an integrated circuit embedded within the device. The electronic information device further includes a first antenna that is embedded within the device and is connected to the integrated circuit. The electronic information device further includes a second antenna that is embedded within the device and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (sv)

20110025467 - Records components reader: A records component reader comprising a member comprising a front-facing surface and a rear-facing surface, a transceiver disposed on the front-facing surface, for projecting a reading field enabling an interrogation to be sent to the records component and a response to be received from the records component, the transceiver being... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110025462 - Systems and methods for saving power in a distributed rfid system: Systems and methods for saving power in a distributed RFID system are provided. One RFID reader includes a RFID radio, a data communication radio, and a controller. The controller is configured to compare a current list of RFID tags responding to a current interrogation signal and a previous list of... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Penny Tomko

20110025468 - Tagged cable: A method of forming a cable having an elongate core, including positioning a records component proximate to the elongate core, and covering the records component with a cable covering which directly or indirectly urges the records component against the elongate core.... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20110025465 - Wireless information carrier: Communication between RFID tags and RFID reader conveyed by an inductive link comprising a first (114, 212, 324) and a second coil (118, 216, 328) interconnected by a pair of conductors (116, 326) characterised in that the first coil (114, 212, 324) is configured to interact electromagnetically with a communication... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110025470 - Automatic mode detection in a dual mode rfid tag: When multiple readers for RF transponders have to be placed in close proximity, such as in adjacent lanes of a highway toll barrier, they can be set to operate at different frequencies. When signals from two adjacent ones of the readers interfere, the resulting signal includes interference terms whose frequencies... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20110025471 - Rfid transponder, in particular for assembly on metal and manufacturing method therefor: The invention relates to an RFID transponder comprising: an antenna, a chip comprising at least one transmission and reception circuit as well as a memory, a dielectric carrier element which is covered on a first surface at least sectionally with a structured first metallization and which is covered on a... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20110025472 - Connection port system: A system comprises a RFID chip, a connection port coupled to an external apparatus, and an interface unit configured to electrically couple the connection port to the RFID chip.... Agent: Ampacc Law Group, PLLC

20110025473 - Method and apparatus for linking an rfid tag to an object: In an RFID system, a method and apparatus for linking an RFID tag to an associated object. The system includes a relatively simple tag, a reader, a linker, and a store. The reader interrogates the tag for an ID and selectively provides the ID to the linker. The linker, in... Agent: J. V. Myers & Associates, P.C.

20110025474 - Rfid network and method for operating the rfid network: An RFID network, comprising a plurality of RFID read/write devices, which are connected to a central controller via a communication network, has problems as the network size increases. The mutual interference potential on the air interfaces increases, high demands are placed on the communication network with respect to availability, and... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20110025475 - Method and system for playing signals at two appliances: A method for receiving messages in an appliance such as a clock radio modified to retrieve messages from a remote computer, converting the retrieved messages into corresponding audio messages, generating a wake up signal to the user at a selected time in the radio appliance, starting the delivery of the... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20110025476 - Method of establishing communication with wireless control devices: The method of the present invention allows a first wireless control device that is operable to communicate on a predetermined one of a plurality of channels to establish communication with a second wireless control device that may be communicating on any of the plurality of channels. A beacon message is... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20110025477 - System and method for providing access in powerline communications (plc) network: To facilitate simultaneous PLC communication using first and second PLC protocols that are different from each other, frequency bands are dynamically assigned on demand to first and second PLC home networks that use the respective first and second PLC protocols.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20110025478 - Electronic device and method of controlling reminder notifications: A method of controlling reminders for an electronic calendar event record includes: generating a reminder notification at a first electronic device, the reminder notification associated with the calendar event record, providing an option at the first electronic device for taking a first action at the first electronic device and taking... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

20110025479 - Apparatus and method for generating vibration pattern: An apparatus for controlling a vibration includes a vibration transfer unit; at least one pair of oscillators disposed spaced apart from each other in the vibration transfer unit, and configured to generate a vibration in the vibration transfer unit; at least one driver configured to selectively drive the at least... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110025480 - Mobile device and method for controlling vibration thereof: A mobile device for controlling a vibration includes an input unit configured to receive an input from a user or an external device; an output unit configured to generate an output; a vibration pattern generation unit configured to generate a vibration, and to move a center of the vibration within... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110025482 - Method and system for recognizing the state of connection of connectors: A method and a system for recognizing the state of connection between a first connector half (3) of a towing vehicle (1) and a second connector half (4) of a trailer vehicle (2) in which the trailer vehicle (2) has at least one pneumatic circuit (5), the pressure level of... Agent: Indianapolis Office 27879 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20110025481 - System and related method for visually indicating a condition of a lock on a railroad hopper car: A system on a railroad hopper car for providing an indication, observable by a person located either proximate to or remote from the hopper car, of a condition of a lock arranged in operable combination with a mechanism on the hopper car for controlling discharge of material from the hopper... Agent: Law Office Of John W. Harbst

20110025483 - Driving support system, driving support apparatus, method, and computer-readable medium: A driving support system includes an image pickup apparatus captures an image of a periphery of a vehicle in which the image pickup apparatus is provided, a measurement apparatus measures a distance from the vehicle to an obstacle around the vehicle, a driving support apparatus, which includes a determination unit... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110025486 - Driver alarm for preventing children from being left in car: A driver alarm for preventing children from being left in a car comprises a power device, a voltage measuring device, an inputting device, a prompting device and a controlling device. The power apparatus has a plug, which can be inserted into a cigarette-lighter socket in the car to become a... Agent: GlobalIPServices

20110025484 - Forward warning system for motor vehicles: A new forward warning system includes one or more light sources (such as lasers) mounted on a vehicle and coupled to one or more of the vehicle's instruments, which control its motion. The vehicle's instrumentation is used to estimate the required stopping distance of the vehicle on which the light... Agent: Hyra Ip, PLC

20110025485 - Heat dissipation system for headlight: A heat dissipation system for a headlight and a headlight cooling method thereof, may include the headlight, a fan motor rotating a cooling fan to circulate air around the headlight while the headlight is operating, a driver integrated circuit monitoring an operation of the fan motor while the headlight is... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)

20110025487 - Tire pressure sensor: A tire pressure sensor is provided having a housing, a pressure transducer within the housing electronically coupled to a transmitter, a battery within the housing connected to deliver electrical power to the pressure transducer and to the transmitter, and a pressurized compartment within the housing bounded at least partially by... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20110025488 - Control knob assembly, system and control method: A combination shifter and engine start apparatus for a vehicle includes a control knob rotatable to a plurality of positions to instruction operation of an associated transmission of the vehicle and actuatable for at least one of starting and stopping of an associated engine of the vehicle. A display is... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20110025489 - Vehicle-surrounding image display apparatus and vehicle-surrounding image display method: A vehicle-surrounding image display apparatus and a vehicle-surrounding image display method permits a user to intuitively recognize in which direction a vehicle side image is displayed along with a vehicle top image. When a vehicle side image, such as a forward side view image, and a rearward mirror view image... Agent: Alpine/bhgl

20110025490 - Alarm device: An alarm device includes: a wireless circuit section which wirelessly exchanges event signals with an other alarm device; an alert section which outputs an alarm; an operation section which accepts predetermined operations; a sensor section which issues an abnormal condition detection signal when an abnormal condition occurred is detected within... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20110025491 - Firearm and system for notifying firearm discharge: A firearm equipped with a capability of wireless communication reports a discharge of the firearm to a reporting center terminal via a wireless communication link. The firearm includes a firearm housing including a trigger assembly. A sensor is coupled to the firearm housing for sensing the discharge of the firearm.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110025492 - Personal object proximity alerting device: Utilizing an electronic means to assist in a sensory and situational awareness deficit setting is the prime function of the invention. With the advent of low voltage, miniature and very economical proximity sensing devices, opportunities to employ those devices to substitute or assist the human senses have resulted in the... Agent: Andres E. Bravo

20110025493 - Mobile wireless customizable health and condition monitor: A method and system for monitoring. The monitoring system may include at least one wearable monitor, which may include an accelerometer, coupled to a user; at least one server communicatively coupled using a network to the at least one wearable monitor, the accelerometer facilitating detection of a fall by the... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC

20110025496 - Contextual based determination of accuracy of position fixes: Techniques for contextual based determination of accuracy of position fixes, and modification of the position fixes in accordance with the accuracy are disclosed. In one aspect, a position fix for an asset is received. The first position fix corresponds to a location of an event during shipment of the asset.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (sv)

20110025494 - Mobile wireless customizable health and condition monitor: Automated sensor localization systems and methods are described. An exemplary application for the sensor localization system is in a “Sense Through the Wall” (STTW) radar system, involving a plurality of distributed sensors or sensor nodes.... Agent: Christie Parker & Hale LLP

20110025495 - Telematics system with local network: A telematics system includes a central system, a telematics server unit, and a telematics local unit. The central system receives and processes information relating to a plurality of pieces of equipment located remotely from the central system, and provides services relating to the information to an end user. The telematics... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20110025498 - Interference detector resulting in threshold adjustment: A method and system are provided for adjusting a threshold value of an alarm for a metal detecting system, based on a detected interference with other systems that operate at adjacent frequencies. The method and system include receiving a plurality of sample values and calculating a discrepancy value based on... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20110025500 - Method and system for situation tracking and notification: Alerts (13) are generated at mobile entity devices (12) and servers (16). The alerts are examined at the servers and handled by the server and/or forwarded to a clearing house (22). At the clearing house, emergency events (40) are created in response to the alerts by an event module (36).... Agent: Matthew B. Talpis (c/o Bob Piccioni)

20110025497 - Occupancy sensors programmed to determine loss of lamp life as lamp is used: Programmable occupancy sensors that control the on/off operation of a fluorescent lamp automatically determine loss of lamp life as the lamp is used. The programmable occupancy sensors can provide lamp life status and can automatically alert a user when a lamp is nearing its end of life and should be... Agent: Byrne Poh LLP

20110025499 - Signal processing system and methods for reliably detecting audible alarms: A signal processing system and associated methods are disclosed for reliably detecting audible alert signals, such as Temporal-3 (or Code-3) and Temporal-4 (or Code-4) alert signals generated by commercially available smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide detectors. The system and methods are capable of detecting audible alert signals of different intensities... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110025501 - Wireless transceiver: A low cost, robust, wireless sensor that provides an extended period of operability without maintenance is described. The wireless sensors are configured to communicate with a base unit or repeater. When the sensor unit detects an anomalous ambient condition (e.g., smoke, fire, water, etc.) the sensor communicates with the base... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20110025502 - computer room security: This invention relates to a fastener system, in particular a system for improving computer room security that reduces energy consumption. The fastener system comprises a fastener for fastening a first element to a second element and a sensor of any suitable form and means for activating a third element in... Agent: Telezygology, Inc.

20110025503 - Item tracking in storage drawers: An item monitoring system for tracking and reporting absence of items such as tools from assigned storage locations. Non-contact sensors are used to capture a mosaic of sensed areas that are processed and compared to previous sensed areas identifying change in the presence or absence of items. When a change... Agent: Frederick Michael Weaver

20110025505 - Structure including an electronic device, in particular for fabricating a security document or a document of value: A structure for use in fabricating a security document or a document of value is provided. The structure includes an electronic device, an inset layer made at least in part out of fiber, a window within which the electronic device extends, at least in part, and an adhesive layer in... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110025504 - Usb hosted sensor module: A USB hosted sensor module, comprising: a substrate; a sensor mounted on the substrate; and a USB connector extending from the substrate, the USB connector capable of electrically coupling to a USB port of a host device, the USB connector capable of drawing power from the USB port of the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20110025507 - Electronic device and method of manufacturing the same: A method of manufacturing an electronic device includes the steps of: forming a conductive pattern on a film made of a resin material and thereby forming a base body on which a circuit chip is mounted; forming a reinforcing layer that suppresses expansion and contraction of the film in either... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20110025506 - Remote communication devices, radio frequency identification devices, wireless communication systems, wireless communication methods, radio frequency identification device communication methods, and methods of forming a remote communication device: Remote communication devices, radio frequency identification devices, wireless communication systems, wireless communication methods, radio frequency identification device communication methods, and methods of forming a remote intelligent communication device are provided. According to one aspect, a remote intelligent communication device includes communication circuitry configured to at least one of receive communication... Agent: Round Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

20110025508 - Container for fluid products, in particular perfumes, deodorants, creams and similar: A container for fluid products, in particular perfumes, deodorants, creams and the like, comprising: a holding body (2) for containing a fluid (6), preferably a perfume, deodorant or the like; a dispensing member (3) associated with said holding body (2) and having a duct (4) for drawing said fluid (6)... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno

20110025509 - Automated hand cleaning reminder system for an entranceway: The present invention relates to an improved an automated hand cleaning reminder system having a disinfectant dispenser mounted proximate to an entranceway. When approaching the entranceway the visitor must first utilize a disinfectant dispenser to gain unalarmed entry or exit through the entranceway. When the disinfectant dispenser is utilized the... Agent: Mayback & Hoffman, P.A.

20110025510 - Sensors and systems for detecting environmental conditions or changes: Sensors and systems for detecting predetermined environmental conditions or changes may include a device capable of storing, representing, or providing information, and a shield. The shield may be disposed proximate the device. The shield may have a first condition and a second condition. In the first condition the shield is... Agent: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20110025511 - Leak sensor monitor: A sensor leak monitor device that consists of well known elements arranged in a novel manner such that it can detect an involuntary consumption and alert a person when such is occurring. A pressure gage coupled with a timing device measures in a constant manner the internal pressure of a... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20110025512 - Device and method for measuring material level in bin: A bin level monitoring system uses one or more monitoring devices (10) to measure a material (23) level in a bin (34). The monitoring devices (10) each have a frame (11) with at least two rigid frame members (12, 13) extending in a longitudinal direction with a space (14) between... Agent: Thompson & Thompson, P.A.

20110025513 - Method for carrying out single touch operation by means of computer input devices: A method for carrying out a single touch operation by means of a plurality of function keys and a mouse of a computer in one embodiment is provided. The method includes the steps of (a) enabling a sensor to detects an input signal; (b) determining whether one of the function... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.

20110025514 - Light source and detecting device thereof: The present invention relates to a light source and detecting device thereof includes: a housing; a printed circuit board; an optical fiber connector; a laser diode; a laser driving module; a light coupling device; a light detecting module; an analog-to-digital converter; a micro controlling device; a stroke switch and a... Agent: Guice Patents PLLC

20110025515 - Standalone self-supplied numeric controlled relay: The disclosure relates to a process of configuring a standalone self-supplied numeric controlled relay for providing phase and earth over current protection to electrical systems by accurate current measurement. The arrangement for current measurement with control algorithms is provided for power control by providing amplified and conditioned current for optimization... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110025516 - Natural language navigation for power monitoring systems: A method of parsing a natural language phrase to retrieve data associated with a power monitoring system. An input receives a natural language phrase including terms, one of which indicates a data manipulation action for manipulating data of the power monitoring system. A parser component parses the phrase to extract... Agent: Schneider Electric / Square D Legal Dept. - I.p. Group (np)

20110025517 - Power monitor controller, power monitor control system and power monitor control method: A power monitor controller includes a period setting part that sets predetermined periods, an integrator part that integrates power consumed in an electric device for every predetermined period set by the period setting part to thus obtain first power consumption, and a detector part that detects an abnormality in the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110025518 - Under-voltage warning circuit: An under-voltage warning circuit includes a Zener diode, a transistor, an annunciator, and a thyristor. When the power source is within a certain range, the annunciator does not work. When the voltage level of the power source V_in is lower than the predetermined value, the annunciator works to denote that... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110025519 - Non-intrusive utility monitoring: A method of outputting to a user an indication of the usage of a utility, the method comprising: obtaining data indicating, for each of a plurality of appliances, a respective current level of usage of the utility by that appliance; for each of a plurality of appliance categories, using the... Agent: Ostrow Kaufman LLP Susan Formicola

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20110025521 - Body mounted detector and method for detecting flash in solar blind ultraviolet spectral region: A detector assembly for detecting a flash from the firing of a weapon comprising: a first support; a plurality of sensors supported by the first support for detecting light from the flash; the sensors operating to receive light in the range of ultraviolet light from approximately 100 nm to approximately... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i

20110025522 - Motor vehicle outside door handle with a sensor module: A motor vehicle outside door handle with a wall surrounding an interior space (4), a first sensor electrode (15) of a first capacitive sensor for triggering a final locking operation, a second sensor electrode of a second capacitive sensor for triggering a locking operation, and an evaluation circuit, which is... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20110025523 - Mounting plate for a notification appliance: A mounting plate assembly for a notification appliance. For example, a mounting plate is designed with at least one aperture for receiving a plurality of leads, e.g., from a backbox. In turn, these leads can be received by a plurality of contacts that are deployed on the mounting plate. In... Agent: Kin-wah Tong, Esq. Patterson & Sheridan, LLP

20110025524 - Signal clothing: An article of signal clothing is provided. The signal clothing may comprise a clothing body, a signal generating unit, and a transceiving unit. The signal generating unit is disposed on the clothing body and configured to generate a signal periodically. The transfer unit is disposed on the clothing body, electrically... Agent: Skaar Ulbrich Macari, P.A.

20110025525 - Apparatus and method for quality assessment of downhole data: In one aspect, a method for assessing quality of a downhole data is provided. The method, according to one embodiment, may include defining a quality criterion based on one or more parameters of interest, determining a quality assessment value for a first data, determining a quality assessment value for each... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated

20110025526 - Communication system for a hydrocarbon extraction plant: A method of enabling communication between components of a hydrocarbon extraction plant, the plant having an underwater hydrocarbon extraction installation including at least one hydrocarbon extraction well with an associated tree, comprises providing a plurality of RF communication means at respective components of the installation.... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20110025527 - Enabling driver communication: Techniques for generating driving information based on one or more driver inputs are provided. The techniques include receiving information about one or more triggering factors from at least one of one or more internal entities and one or more external entities, using the information to generate a message about the... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20110025528 - Control system and a method for information display systems for vehicles on cross roads: The various embodiments herein provide a system and method for managing information display for vehicles on cross roads. The system includes at least one panel to display a traffic regulatory information and advertisements, a central server, a programmable logic controller (PLC) connected to the central server, a plurality of sensors... Agent: Choobin & Choobin Consultancy L.l.c Barry Choobin

20110025529 - Intersection visibility determination device, vehicle with intersection visibility determination device, and method for determining intersection visibility: An intersection visibility determination device includes an ECU that determines visibility at an intersection. When a host vehicle approaches an intersection with a stop sign, the ECU calculates conflict points at which a trajectory vector of the host vehicle intersects with virtual trajectory vectors of intersecting objects, which are presumed... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110025530 - Method and system displaying a flight path to intercept an ils glide path: A method displaying a pathway (226, 502) for an aircraft includes receiving (302, 402, 602) an instrument generated course generally in alignment with a runway centerline (214), determining (304, 404, 604) the pathway (226, 502) based on aircraft flight parameters in which the aircraft may fly in order to intersect... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

20110025531 - Displaying route information on a digital map image: A method and apparatus are disclosed for generating a display image including a map view and route information, the map view being a three dimensional perspective elevation view. In at least one embodiment, the method includes: determining, from height information associated with a map object to be displayed in the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C

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