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Communications: electrical February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/12

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02/23/2012 > 53 patent applications in 43 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120044042 - Building equipment control system: A building equipment control system comprises a remote transceiver module including a plurality of remote transceivers for remotely receiving multi-channel alarm signals, and each of the remote transceivers including a plurality of input points; a remote indication module including a plurality of remote indicators for performing alarm indication according to... Agent:

20120044043 - Control system for autonomous operation: A hierarchical control system (203) for supervising operations of an autonomous operator located within a defined geographical region containing a localised zone having an operation-defined boundary. The control system (203) has a primary controller (604) associated with the defined geographical region and a secondary controller (605) associated with the localised... Agent:

20120044044 - Electronic device with remote control and remote control method thereof: An electronic device comprising an input unit and a remote control for generating control signals; an interface unit; and a processor unit configured to analyze operation type according to the control signals, and control the electronic device to flip page. A remote control method applied in an electronic device is... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120044045 - Electronic device and casing color changing method thereof: An electronic device and a method for changing housing colors thereof are provided. This electronic device comprises: a power supply, a display screen, a housing (7), a user operation interface (1), a master controller (3), and a control circuit (5), wherein the housing (7) is configured to have multiple independent... Agent: Zte Corporation

20120044047 - Electronic access control of hazardous zones: A zone access control system is described. The system is particularly suited for controlling access to radioactive or potentially radioactive areas. The system comprises one or more portable devices that are worn or otherwise carried by individuals in the facility or region of interest. The system also comprises one or... Agent:

20120044046 - Remote control parking barrier: A remotely controlled parking space barrier for preventing access to a reserved parking space by unauthorized vehicles includes a barrier assembly. The assembly includes an anchoring member and a rotatable barrier member that is rotatable between a relatively flat position that can be driven over and a vertical or blocking... Agent:

20120044048 - System for creating, collecting, storing and providing access to data from an electric power device which contains a cooling or operating liquid: A system is provided for creating and/or collecting, storing and providing access to data from an electric power device which contains a cooling or operating liquid. A sensing device is mounted on the electric power device. The sensing device includes a microprocessor/microcontroller, a memory, a display panel, an input panel,... Agent: Abb Technology Ag

20120044049 - Smart doorbell security system and method to identify visitors: A device and method to identify visitors and notify the resident of the identified information of the visitor before the resident opens the door for the visitor. The device reads/scans the fingerprint of the visitor as they activate the Smart Doorbell Switch by pressing the Smart Doorbell Switch with their... Agent:

20120044050 - Smart doorbell security system and method to identify visitors: A device and method to identify visitors and notify the resident of the identified information of the visitor before the resident opens the door for the visitor. The device reads/scans Visitor's Badge or Access Card which they use to activate the Smart Doorbell Switch by touching or swiping their badge... Agent:

20120044051 - Remote display control: Technologies are generally described for controlling remote display. In some examples, a method for controlling a remote display device using a handheld computing device includes receiving, by a handheld computing device, one or more data from one or more remote display devices over a wireless communication network, selecting a remote... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC

20120044052 - Method and apparatus to use remote and local control modes to acquire and visually present data: A system comprising multiple devices that are operable when servicing a device-under service is described. A data acquisition (DAQ) device and a vehicle scanner device of the system are operable to acquire data from the device-under-service and to transmit the acquired data to a display device of the system. The... Agent: Snap-on Incorporated

20120044053 - Apparatus and method for improving reception sensitivity of rfid reader: An apparatus and method for improving reception sensitivity of a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader are disclosed. The apparatus includes a branch unit to separate an input signal into a first signal and a second signal; a first processing unit to convert a phase of the first signal; a second... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20120044056 - Electronic shelf label system and communicating method using the same: Disclosed herein is an electronic shelf label system. The electronic shelf label system includes a wired/wireless converter wirelessly transmitting product information according to request of a server, at least one rail installed on a product display stand and including a plurality of electrical wirings, at least one first electronic tag... Agent:

20120044055 - Method for a secure non-volatile logging in an active rfid tag of a process in a tagged article: Prior to logging of a process flags for locking at all addresses of a logging area of a tag are set to state 1 by means of an interrogator. A high limit (h) and a low limit (l) of an interval (l-h) of such values (v) of a physical parameter... Agent:

20120044054 - Self-contained rfid-enabled drawer module: A self-contained RFID-enabling drawer module includes a probe antenna to introduce a robust EM field into a container within a Faraday cage to activate RFID tags within the container, regardless of the container's resonant frequency. A receiving antenna and reader read the data of the activated RFID tags, and a... Agent: Meps Real-time, Inc.

20120044057 - Pairing method of device using milimeter wave band and device for performing the same: The pairing method of first and second devices each having a communication function using a millimeter wave band, includes: determining, by the first device, whether or not the a security code of the second device has been registered; when the first device determines that the security code of the second... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20120044059 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for invoking local communication application services: It is presented a method for invoking an application service in response to a tag reading by a mobile terminal. The method comprises the steps of: receiving an input message, the input message comprising data being associated with a tag read by the mobile terminal using local communication, the input... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

20120044058 - Rfid tag and communication method: An RFID tag that communicates information with an RFID reader/writer includes a receiving unit that receives ID information; a memory unit that stores the ID information; a table that stores a correspondence relation between a change in the ID information and a moving direction; a determining unit that refers to... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20120044060 - Electronic device and data management system: Efficiently processing information related to the warranty of an electronic device is enabled. A receipt printer 10 has an RFID tag 27 that can contactlessly read and write information by means of wireless communication with an external data processing terminal is disposed in the case, and the data processing terminal... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120044061 - Remote control system: The present embodiments provide systems and methods for use in remote controlling devices including consumer electronic devices. Some embodiments provide a remote control system that comprises a processor, a touch screen display coupled with and receiving display control signals from the display driver such that the touch screen display displays... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120044062 - Wrist wound vibrating device: A method for alerting a user of a received electronic signal includes coupling an electronic receiver within a wrist wound vibrating device, coupling a vibrating unit to the electronic receiver, and coupling a display panel to the electronic receiver. The method also includes receiving the electronic signal in the electronic... Agent:

20120044063 - System and method for defining areas of interest and modifying asset monitoring in relation thereto: System and method for tracking assets comprises determining if an asset is inside a geofence area, using a first set of asset monitoring parameters to monitor operation of the asset, if the asset is inside the geofence area, and using a second set of asset monitoring parameters to monitor operation... Agent: Inthinc Technology Solutions, Inc.

20120044064 - Tire air pressure detecting device, tire air pressure monitoring system, and tire air pressure notification method: A tire air pressure detecting device includes an air pressure detecting unit, a transmitting unit, a running state detecting unit, an air pressure change rate detecting section and a frequency adjustment section. The frequency adjustment section is configured to adjust a transmitting frequency at which the detected value of the... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20120044065 - Automatic engine oil life determination with a factor for oil quality: A method is provided for determining remaining oil life prior to an oil change in an internal combustion engine that uses a body of oil. The method includes transferring the body of oil to the engine and determining a volume of the transferred body of oil. The method also includes... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120044066 - System for vehicle braking detection: A system for detection of braking of a vehicle may include a device provided in a first vehicle. The device may be in communication with a detector mounted to the first vehicle to monitor an area in front of the first vehicle. The detector may detect light emitted by the... Agent: Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

20120044067 - Room management system: Apparatus and method for managing utilization of rooms in a clinic, for example, include a visible display, for example, colored lights at an examining room, indicating one or more of several available room status values for the room. An input device including, e.g., push buttons, is coupled to the display... Agent:

20120044068 - Tanker truck monitoring system: A system and method is provided to monitor a tanker truck. The system includes a plurality of sensors, each of the plurality of sensors configured to detect an event. The system also includes a monitoring unit electrically coupled with the plurality of sensors to detect the event. The monitoring unit... Agent: Dixon Valve And Coupling Company

20120044071 - System and method for correlating biometric trends with a related temporal event: Systems and methods for correlating biometric trends with a related temporal event are disclosed. A preferred embodiment utilizes an implantable medical device comprising at least one sensor in electronic communication with a patient management system adapted to temporally analyze and correlate biometric data. Some embodiments of a system disclosed herein... Agent:

20120044070 - System and method for remote patient monitoring and assessment to facilitate patient treatment: A system and method for remote patient monitoring and assessment to facilitate patient treatment are provided. The system includes at least one portable computing device (such as a smart cellular telephone) operated by a caregiver, which generates a plurality of user interface screens for allowing the caregiver to enter information... Agent:

20120044069 - Wellbeing transponder system: The described system and method enable user health monitoring and alerting by providing an arm-mounted sensor wirelessly linked to a wrist-mounted transponder, although the wrist-mounted transponder may be omitted in favor of a user-carried cellular device. In either embodiment of the invention, a remote server is included to receive user... Agent: United States Cellular Corporation

20120044072 - Logical floor determination for a wireless device using weighted ap received signal strengths: An apparatus configured to acquire received signal strength intensities (RSSIs) for a wireless device from a plurality of access points (APs) located on a plurality logical floors. The apparatus is configured to determine which logical floor the wireless device is on by analyzing the RSSIs. The RSSIs for each floor... Agent:

20120044073 - Electronic equipment having antitheft function, and external server: An electronic equipment with Internet connection function includes a storage portion that stores product identification information assigned uniquely to each product, and a control portion that reads out the product identification information from the storage portion, generates a stolen item identification request signal containing the product identification information, and sends... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20120044074 - Electronic article surveillance systems, apparatus, and methods: Embodiments include methods and apparatus for detecting proximity of an electronic article surveillance (EAS) tag. A proximity detection system (e.g., a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag reader) detects a presence of an object within a first area. In response to detecting the proximity of the object, an EAS tag reader... Agent: Symbol Technologies, Inc.

20120044075 - relating to alarms: An alarm for detecting radiation and/or air pollutants such as smoke, carbon monoxide or the like has a control circuit (11) including a microcontroller (12) configured to monitor preselected alarm parameters, and memory means (30, 36, 40) for storing data representing said parameters. The microcontroller (12) has an input/output means... Agent: Sprue Safety Products Ltd.

20120044076 - Weather alerts: Systems and methods to generate weather alerts are provided. A particular system includes one or more sensors to detect weather data. The system also includes a weather band radio receiver to receive weather alert messages. The system also includes a processor to perform an analysis of the weather data, to... Agent:

20120044077 - Method of monitoring oil in a vehicle: A method of monitoring oil in a vehicle having an internal combustion engine is provided. The method includes measuring a sump temperature of the engine and measuring a power output of the engine. Oil consumption is calculated as a function of the measured sump temperature and the measured power output.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120044078 - Power supply detecting circuit: A detecting circuit includes an indicating light, a switch component, and a control component. The indicating light indicates whether a voltage rail output by a power supply is within a predetermined voltage range. The switch component has a first terminal connected to the voltage rail, a second terminal connected to... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120044079 - Measurment based voltage stability monitoring and control: A measurement base voltage stability monitoring and control scheme having a means for measuring current and voltage phasors at a boundary bus of a load center; and an equivalent network having a fictitious bus with an aggregate load representative of all loads of the load center. The scheme further includes... Agent: Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

20120044080 - Method and circuit for detecting high-voltage discharge of a gas-actuated fastener-driving gun: In a method and circuit for detecting high-voltage discharge of a gas-actuated fastener-driving gun, an attenuating unit attenuates a discharge voltage from the gas-actuated fastener-driving gun to generate a positive pulse signal. A signal processing unit processes the positive pulse signal to generate a processed pulse signal with an amplified... Agent:

20120044081 - Portable electronic device having holster and including a plurality of position sensors: A portable electronic device includes a lower housing slidably coupled to an upper housing, the lower and upper housings being movable between a closed position and an open position, and a holster sized and shaped for holding the device in a holster position. The device also includes a first position... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20120044082 - Input/output circuits and devices having physically corresponding status indicators: Systems and methods are provided for aligning status indicators on a terminal block of an I/O device by locating the status indicators directly adjacent to or integrated directly within their respective terminals on the terminal block. The status indicators are illuminated by LEDs or other light emitters disposed within a... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20120044083 - Input/output circuits and devices having physically corresponding status indicators: Systems and methods are provided for aligning status indicators on a terminal block of an I/O device by locating the status indicators directly adjacent to or integrated directly within their respective terminals on the terminal block. The status indicators are illuminated by LEDs or other light emitters disposed within a... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20120044084 - Cable management display: An approach to cable management is presented. A bi-stable liquid crystal display that requires no power to maintain an image is attached to a communications cable. A bi-stable liquid crystal display may be attached to each end of the cable. The bi-stable liquid crystal displays may be built into the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120044085 - Multifunctional doorbell with controllable lighting: The present invention relates to a multifunctional doorbell with controllable lighting which comprises an outdoor member and an indoor member. The outdoor member and the indoor member communicate with each other by wireless signals. The indoor member comprises a power supply, a speaker, a light and sound control module and... Agent: World Enterpise Sino Ltd

20120044086 - System and method for displaying input data on a remote display device: A system comprising multiple devices that are operable when servicing a device-under service is described. A DAQ device is operable to generate input data from input signals received from the device-under-service and to transmit the input data to a display device via a wireless network. The DAQ device comprises multiple... Agent: Snap-on Incorporated

20120044087 - Systems and methods for improving reception of data in wireless communication environments: Generally described, the disclosed subject matter is directed to improving the reception of data in wireless communication environments. In accordance with one embodiment, a method is provided for improving the reception of meter data in an AMR system. In particular, the method includes obtaining a sample of data indicative of... Agent: Itron, Inc.

20120044088 - Device management system, method and apparatus: Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for managing network-connected devices that employ an RFID tag.... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120044089 - Method and system for sending information from a user device to a car: A telematics server manages meeting request messages sent from, and to, a vehicle-coupled device. The server performs authentication services when a subscriber logs in to the server from the vehicle-coupled device, or with a device associated with the subscriber's telematics services account. Upon login, the server may append a session... Agent:

20120044090 - Motor vehicle with digital projectors: A motor vehicle includes, but is not limited to a digital projector for projecting a graphic or type facial information and a monitoring circuit, to which the projector is connected, in order to project as the graphic or type facial information an information determined by the monitoring circuit in real... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120044091 - Method and apparatus for providing parking management service, and client device and server therefor: An apparatus for providing a parking management service includes: a client terminal for providing a user with a parking management service in a parking lot by using communication environment; a first sensor node, installed in a parking area in the parking lot, for sensing whether there is a vehicle in... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20120044092 - Aircraft safety and configuration monitoring system and method: An aircraft safety and configuration monitoring system includes a plurality of RFID equipped items, a plurality of RFID interrogators communicating with the plurality of RFID equipped items, a processor communicating with the plurality of RFID interrogators and adapted to determine an issue with respect to any of the plurality of... Agent: The Boeing Company

20120044093 - Combined time-of-flight and image sensor systems: An object detection system of a vehicle includes a time-of-flight (TOF) sensor that receives a reflected object detection signal at a second time based on an object detection signal transmitted at a first time. An image sensor generates an image signal including an image of a detected object. The image... Agent: Denso International America, Inc.

20120044094 - R-rated gps voice response: A GPS voice command system comprising: mapping and direction software residing on a memory device; a visual display means; and a series of voice commands associated with directions provided by the GPS system, where the series of voice commands include the comical and profane phrases for entertainment purposes.... Agent:

  
02/16/2012 > 43 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120038452 - Method for determining a state of health for an electrochemical device: P

20120038454 - Gate control system and method of remote unlocking by validated users: An access control system includes: a lock control apparatus, an authentication terminal and a terminal to be authenticated; said authentication terminal sends own identity information to the lock control apparatus to be authenticated, and generates a random authorization code after receiving an authentication passing message responded by said lock control... Agent: Zte Corporation

20120038455 - Associating a transmitter and a receiver in a supplemental remote control system for materials handling vehicles: A method of associating a transmitter and a receiver in a supplemental remote control system for materials handling vehicles includes initiating a power on sequence to enable a vehicle for operation, the vehicle having a receiver for receiving wirelessly transmitted travel commands, and pairing and synchronizing the receiver and a... Agent: Crown Equipment Corporation

20120038453 - Data key and method of using same: Some of the inventive concepts described herein include a data key having a computer readable medium containing information indicative of a bitting pattern for a master key. The bitting pattern on the data key may be downloadable to a key cutting device to cut a duplicate key that has the... Agent: Hy-ko Products Company

20120038456 - Theft prevention system and method: A theft prevention system includes an RFID reader configured to read an RFID tag to authenticate access to a predefined area, a laser scanner configured to scan the predefined area and detect an object in the predefined area, and a security component configured to initiate a security action when the... Agent: Comtrol Corporation

20120038457 - Image processing apparatus and computer readable medium: An information processing apparatus includes a display control section that performs display control of a first operation screen for performing first operation and a second operation screen for performing second operation. The information processing apparatus also includes a control section that performs control of terminating the first operation screen or... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120038458 - Handheld field maintenance tool with improved diagnostics: A handheld field maintenance tool with improved diagnostic functions is provided. The tool includes a process communication module configured to interact with a field device. A controller is coupled to the process communication module. The controller is configured to execute a number of improved diagnostic functions relative to the field... Agent:

20120038459 - Method and apparatus for sending presence messages: An intentional presence system in accordance with the present invention includes a transmitting device at a first physical location that is responsive to a command intentionally initiated by a first individual at the first physical location to develop a presence signal intended for a second individual at a second physical... Agent: Vulcan Patents LLC

20120038460 - Sound receiving apparatus, sound receiving method, sound receiving system, and wireless microphone: A sound amplification apparatus (10) comprises one or more microphones (11) that convert collected sound into an audio signal and transmit the audio signal by radio and a sound receiving apparatus (13) that receives the audio signal transmitted from the microphone (11) and amplifies and outputs the sound based on... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120038463 - Security document with electroactive polymer power source and nano-optical display: A security document is disclosed which includes an electrical circuit embedded in a document substrate, where the electrical circuit includes a power source with at least one electroactive polymer power generator, and an optical display including at least one electroluminescent display element and at least one nanohole array which forms... Agent: Idit Technologies Corp.

20120038462 - Selecting metadata for sensor data streams: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for selecting metadata for sensor data streams may be provided. The method may include receiving a first sensor data stream associated with a user. The first data stream may be generated by one or more sensors co-located with the user.... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20120038461 - Sensing radio frequency identification device with reactive strap attachment: A sensing radio frequency identification device with a strap that is reactively attached to an antenna by a sensing material is provided. In one embodiment, the RFID device includes an antenna, an interposer (or strap), an integrated circuit coupled to the interposer, and a sensing material disposed between the interposer... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation

20120038464 - Power saving method: The invention relates to a method for saving power especially for tag talks first data transmission in radio frequency identification (RFID) systems including a tag containing a non-volatile memory, a digital block and an analogue block and a static random access, wherein the data of the non-volatile memory are prefetched... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20120038465 - System and method for responding to a request received at an object with an rfid device: A method and system for responding to a request received at an object with a radio frequency identification (RFID) device is described. In one embodiment, a method for responding to a request received at an object with an RFID device is described. The method for responding to a request received... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20120038466 - Picking system: A picking system comprises a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, a case, a two-wire conductive strip, at least one identifying unit and a processing unit. The two-wire conductive strip is electrically connected between the identifying unit and the processing unit. The identifying unit reads tag information within the RFID tag... Agent:

20120038467 - Power control device: A controllable light bulb comprises an electrical connector, a receiver module, an electronic switch, a translucent casing, and a light producing element. The electrical connector receives a power signal. The receiver module is powered by the power signal received via the electrical connector and determines control parameters based upon on/off... Agent:

20120038468 - Multidirectional controller with shear feedback: A multidirectional control system with shear feedback, comprising at least one stationary body, a plurality of tactors disposed within the at least one movable body or the at least one stationary body. In some embodiments, a moveable body is included, such that the tactors have at least one degree of... Agent: University Of Utah

20120038469 - Actuator assembly and electronic device including same: An actuator assembly for use in an electronic device. The actuator assembly includes a support tray, an actuator supported on the support tray, a force sensor spaced laterally from the actuator, and a cover covering the actuator and coupled to the support tray. A portion of the cover is movable... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20120038471 - Haptic feedback actuator, haptic feedback device and electronic device: There is provided a haptic feedback actuator, a haptic feedback device and an electronic device. The haptic feedback actuator includes a support plate disposed in a lower portion of a haptic device; one or more actuators disposed on the support plate, each having one end towards a central portion of... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120038470 - Haptic feedback device and electronic device having the same: There is provided a haptic feedback device and an electronic device having the same. The haptic feedback device includes a display panel receiving contact pressure applied thereto; an actuator generating vibrations so as to give different types of haptic feedback according to a change in the contact pressure applied to... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120038472 - Car alarm apparatus: A car alarm apparatus includes a first horn; a second horn; an electrical source; a theft detection section; a horn switch; a first relay closed when the horn switch is operated; a first fuse connected to the electrical source in series with the first relay and the first horn; a... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120038473 - Wireless monitoring of battery for lifecycle management: The disclosed invention provides a system and apparatus for monitoring battery status and usage to facilitate battery protection, battery repurposing and battery maintenance. Wireless interrogation of a battery's location and key attributes provides efficiencies to manage the total lifecycle of an electric vehicle battery, whether installed in a vehicle or... Agent: General Motors LLC

20120038474 - Vehicle lighting control apparatus and method: An apparatus is provided for operating a lighting system of the type including one or more lighting devices disposed on an off-highway vehicle. The apparatus includes: one or more input devices, operable to detect an operating condition of the off-highway vehicle and to generate a signal thereof; and a lighting... Agent:

20120038475 - Method of alarm handling in wireless sensor networks: A method of wirelessly transmitting alarm signals includes wirelessly transmitting an alarm signal from a transmitting station. It is determined whether an acknowledgement signal wirelessly transmitted from an access point in response to the access point receiving the alarm signal has been received by the transmitting station. A relaying station... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20120038476 - Anti-theft device for a laptop computer: The present invention includes a monitoring end device and a warning end device. When the monitoring end device is placed on a laptop computer or connected with the laptop computer, if the monitoring end device is displaced by vibration or a distance detection unit loses a wireless signal of a... Agent:

20120038477 - Detection of proper insertion of medical leads into a medical device: Proper insertion of medical leads into medical devices is detected at the time the lead is being inserted. An external device initiates impedance testing by the medical device that is receiving the lead prior to the insertion of the lead being completed. The medical device reports back the results of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120038479 - Illumination system comprising a plurality of illumination devices: An illumination device includes a light source. The illumination device is arranged to be mounted to a wall at a mounting height with respect to a floor. The illumination device being arranged to, in use, illuminate a predetermined area of the floor, wherein: the mounting height is between 0.4 and... Agent: Nodazzle Holding B.v.

20120038478 - Locking mechamism with sabbath control unit: A lock mechanism for locking a door or the like with a Sabbath control unit comprises a Sabbath control unit comprising an optical device including a light beam emitter and detector spaced apart with a line of sight path between them, the optical device operative to provide output indicating if... Agent: Rav-mafteah Ltd.

20120038480 - Integrated data reader and electronic article surveillance (eas) system: An integrated data reader and electronic article surveillance (EAS) system, and methods of operation. Several configurations are also disclosed for alternate deactivation coil designs and mounting schemes.... Agent: Datalogic Scanning, Inc.

20120038481 - Information processing apparatus and computer readable medium: An information processing apparatus includes an entrance and exit detection module, an organization information obtaining module, a user number calculation module, a seat determination module and a presentation module. The entrance and exit detection module detects a user's entrance and exit to and from a room. The organization information obtaining... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120038482 - Temperature displaying device for faucet: A temperature displaying device for faucets includes a pipe, a control unit, a temperature sensing unit coupled to the pipe, a display unit, a sound alert unit, and a power supply module. The pipe is connected to a water outlet end of a faucet or disposed inside a tube of... Agent: Saydoeasy Co., Ltd.

20120038483 - Systems and methods for battery status indication: A method and apparatus are provided to indicate battery capacity status. Different blinking frequencies of an LED correspond to different battery states of charge. Furthermore, the present invention provides a smooth visual brightness change of the LED by providing the appropriate LED current according to human eye characteristics.... Agent: O2micro, Inc.

20120038484 - Hospital bed control apparatus: The present invention provides a hospital bed including a force sensor or scale apparatus configured to detect the weight of a patient.... Agent:

20120038485 - Control system and method of operating a back-and-forth cable system: A control system and a method for a back-and-forth cable system is provided. The cable system includes a running cable, a first pulley and a second pulley, the pulleys being located at both ends of a course for guiding the running cable. A controllable motor assembly drives of the pulleys... Agent:

20120038486 - Fingerboard latch detection system: A latch detection system is includes a fingerboard having a plurality of fingers for holding pipe, at least one latch displaced among the fingers for selecting securing the pipe among the fingers, a sensor operably connected to said latch to detect open and closed positions of the latch, and a... Agent:

20120038487 - Method for remotely reading electric meters: A method of remotely reading electricity consumption data in a system that includes isolated electricity meters and a server for processing consumption data. Each isolated electricity meter being provided with communications means for transmitting the consumption data specific thereto over a communications network of the wired or mobile telephone network... Agent:

20120038488 - Data collection using a headset jack of an electronic device: To collect data, an electronic device transmits a signal on an output channel of the headset jack to provide an excitation signal to a sensor for measuring a physical quantity. A signal from the sensor is received via an input channel of the headset jack of the electronic device. Data... Agent:

20120038489 - System and method for spontaneous p2p communication between identified vehicles: System and method are presented which allow a user of a vehicle to initiate a spontaneous call to a nearby vehicle without knowing the phone number, or any other specific contacting details of the nearby vehicle, based on identification signs of the nearby vehicle which are visible to the user... Agent:

20120038490 - Outdoor lighting fixtures for controlling traffic lights: An outdoor lighting fixture for communicating with a traffic light system is shown and described. The outdoor lighting fixture includes a ballast for providing current to at least one lamp and a fixture housing at least partially surrounding the ballast and the at least one lamp. The outdoor lighting fixture... Agent: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.

20120038491 - Traffic management device and system: A smart traffic control device transmits information to approaching vehicles regarding its current and future state enabling vehicles to control their speed to avoid arriving at the traffic control device until it permits the passage of traffic, thus avoiding stopping, idling and reaccelerating when reaching the traffic control device. In... Agent:

20120038492 - System and method to assess and report the health of a tire: The different advantageous embodiments provide an apparatus comprising a number of tires for a vehicle, a number of systems, and a number of processor units. The number of systems is configured to generate data about the number of tires and the vehicle. The number of processor units is configured to... Agent: The Boeing Company

20120038493 - Systems and methods for real-time data logging of an enhanced ground proximity system: Systems and methods for performing efficient, inexpensive data logging of aircraft sensor data. An example system on board an aircraft includes a plurality of data sources that provide sensor data associated with a plurality of avionic components, a line replaceable processing unit that is in signal communication with the plurality... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20120038494 - Man overboard self rescue device: s

  
02/09/2012 > 44 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120032775 - Entry/exit controlling system and method: Reader terminals are provided on both sides of doors accessing different areas and are provided on at least one side of doors accessing regions of the same area. An evaluation processing portion evaluates if there is an anti-pass-back violation by a user in response to an evaluation request from a... Agent: Yamatake Corporation

20120032778 - Communication system and communication device: A communication system includes a transmission device configured to transmit a signal on which given biological information is superposed to a human body, and a reception device that receives the signal through the human body, and acquires the given biological information and measures biological information of the human body simultaneously... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120032779 - Method and apparatus for accessing content within a device: An apparatus includes at least one a processor, and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to determine that a character input has been recognized by... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20120032776 - Electronic system and method of controlling the same: An electronic system and a method of controlling the same are provided. The electronic system has an electronic device and a remote controller. The electronic device has a storage unit for storing a first password. The remote controller is used to control the operations of the electronic device. When a... Agent: Coretronic Corporation

20120032777 - Control system for managing access to restricted areas: A control system for managing access of users (60) to a plurality of restricted areas (75) via the use of rights to access (20) comprises at least one manager module, including a central processing unit (50), configured for issuing and checking a right to access (20) associated to a transaction,... Agent:

20120032780 - Vehicular rearview mirror system: A vehicular rearview mirror system includes an interior rearview mirror assembly having an interior electrochromic reflective element. The interior rearview mirror assembly includes a control that has circuitry operable to provide a drive signal to the reflective element to vary the reflectance level of the interior electrochromic reflective element. The... Agent: Donnelly Corporation

20120032781 - Remote personal authentication system and method using biometrics: Disclosed herein is a remote personal authentication system and method using biometrics. The remote personal authentication method using biometrics includes receiving a biometric information of a user remotely detected by a biometric information collection device; decrypting, in a hardware security module (HSM) of the user, the received biometric information and... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20120032782 - System for restricted biometric access for a secure global online and electronic environment: A method and system for biometric-secure settings that also simplifies the checkout process and eliminates fraudulent transactions. The system relies on an exchange service provider (RAGE) that hosts multiple servers: one implementing a web portal for secure online banking, auctions and other exchange opportunities, another being a biometric fingerprint device... Agent:

20120032783 - Electronic reader system with external display interface and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of an electronic reader system includes: identifying a content attribute of a content block on a displayable page; determining a first display capability of a first display device associated with the content attribute; determining a second display capability associated with the content attribute from a communication... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120032786 - Communication device: A communication device includes a tag and a magnetic member. The tag communicates with an external device by radio, and the magnetic member is provided on the side opposite to the external device so as to face the tag. The magnetic member is formed to have a laminated structure that... Agent: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.

20120032784 - Magnetic sensing bar assembly with multiple functions: A magnetic sensing bar assembly includes a RFID unit, an EM unit, a top covering paper and a bottom covering paper. The RFID unit and the EM unit are sandwiched between the top covering paper and the bottom covering paper. The magnetic sensing bar assembly has an elongate thin shape.... Agent:

20120032785 - Semiconductor device: A protection circuit is designed to operate when the level of a DC power supply potential which is generated in a rectifier circuit is equal to or greater than a predetermined level (a reference level), so as to decrease the level of the generated DC power supply potential. On the... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20120032788 - Multi-protocol rfid system using bit-lock or step-lock synchronization: A multi-protocol RFID interrogating system employs a synchronization technique (step-lock) for a backscatter RFID system that allows simultaneous operation of closely spaced interrogators. The multi-protocol RFID interrogating system can communicate with backscatter transponders having different output protocols and with active transponders including: Title 21 compliant RFID backscatter transponders; IT2000 RFID... Agent: Tc License Ltd.

20120032787 - Multi-protocol rfid system using dynamic reconfiguration: A multi-protocol RFID interrogating system employs a synchronization technique (step-lock) for a backscatter RFID system that allows simultaneous operation of closely spaced interrogators. The multi-protocol RFID interrogating system can communicate with backscatter transponders having different output protocols and with active transponders including: Title 21 compliant RFID backscatter transponders; IT2000 RFID... Agent: Tc License Ltd.

20120032789 - Mobile terminal, information processing method, and computer program: A mobile terminal includes a contactless communication unit configured to conduct contactless communication with an external communication apparatus, a plurality of memory units configured to store information to be transmitted to the communication apparatus, and a controller configured to control communication with the communication apparatus and set a priority order... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120032790 - Audience response system bulk data communication: A method for a response device in an audience response system having a plurality of response devices to wirelessly communicate bulk data includes transmitting a signal and receiving data indicating to the response device to transmit data requests. The method further includes transmitting data request signals, and receiving at least... Agent: Turning Technologies, LLC

20120032791 - Vehicle-use obstacle detection apparatus: The vehicle-use obstacle detection apparatus having a plurality of obstacle detection sensors installed at different places of a vehicle is configured to control a voice warning device such that, when two or more of the obstacle detection sensors have detected obstacles in succession, voice messages indicative of directions in which... Agent: Denso Corporation

20120032792 - Display apparatus for a vehicle: A display apparatus is provided for a vehicle that includes, but is not limited to a scale having a plurality of scale values for at least one associated operating parameter of the vehicle, including, but not limited to an indicator for the display of a current operating parameter value. The... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120032793 - Visual wheel end assembly high-temperature warning system: A visual high-temperature warning system for a vehicle wheel-end assembly, the system comprising a thermochromic temperature indicator affixed to the wheel end assembly in heat exchange relationship therewith.... Agent:

20120032794 - System for testing nac operability using reduced operating voltage: A monitoring system for a NAC (Notification Appliance Circuit) is provided. The monitoring system includes a system controller, and a NAC comprised of one or more notification appliances that may be in a series. The NAC and its appliances may be operatively coupled to the system controller. The system controller... Agent: Simplexgrinnell Lp

20120032795 - Communication system and communication terminal: A camera system includes a plurality of first cameras and a second camera. Each of the plurality of first cameras has a first receiving section that receives a control signal, a first image pickup section that photographs a first image based on the control signal, and a first transmitting section... Agent:

20120032796 - Separation alarm: A separation alarm, comprising a mobile telecommunication device (1) and a tag (2); the mobile telecommunication device comprising: a receiver (10), which is able to receive signals transmitted by the tag (2); a range calculator (12), which is able to determine, from the signals received from the tag (2), the... Agent:

20120032797 - Remote child monitoring system with temperature sensing: The present disclosure relates to a monitoring system for sensing and transmitting sounds in a child's vicinity. The present disclosure relates to a monitoring system for sensing and transmitting indicia of temperature in a child's vicinity and/or of a child.... Agent: Cosco Management, Inc.

20120032798 - Lost and found tagging and communication system and method: A method and system of facilitating communication between a finder of an article and an owner of the article including providing a unique ID to the owner and allowing the owner to register an association between the ID and owner contact information, allowing the owner to associate the ID and... Agent: Four Gauchos LLC

20120032801 - Input apparatus and input method: An input apparatus capable of receiving inputs of a plurality of levels in accordance with pressure loads varied in each operation by an operator and an input method using such an input apparatus are provided. An input apparatus 10 for receiving inputs of a plurality of levels in accordance with... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20120032800 - Optoelectronic sensor: An optoelectronic sensor (10) is provided with a light transmitter (12) for transmitting a light signal (16) into a monitoring area (18), a light receiver (26) for receiving and converting the light signal (22) remitted or reflected from an object (20) in the monitoring area (18) into a reception signal,... Agent: Sick Ag

20120032799 - Paintball gun system with rate of fire paintball monitoring: A paintball gun includes a detector that detects the ejection of each paintball and a transmitter that transmits a signal to a remote location indicative of the ejection. The signal is used to determine if the paintball gun is ejecting paintballs at an unacceptable rate and in response, either a... Agent: Virtue Paintball, LLC

20120032802 - Charging merchandise items: Methods, systems and other embodiments associated with charging merchandise items are presented. A method of charging merchandise items includes displaying merchandise items at a consumer display so that the merchandise items can be handled by a consumer. A first powers supply charges a portion of the display that does not... Agent: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.

20120032803 - Security tag with integrated eas and energy harvesting magnetic element: An EAS security tag for providing both EAS and battery recharging features within one tag. The tag includes a rechargeable battery and an antenna having a magnetic core and at least one coil winding disposed around at least a portion of the core. The antenna supplies a voltage corresponding to... Agent: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC

20120032804 - System for the logistical monitoring and control of the flow of goods, their storage, storage and transportation conditions and consumption: The invention relates to a system for the logistical monitoring and control of the flow of goods, their storage, storage and transportation conditions and consumption. At least one electronic data processing and memory unit having a network link which is connected to a central enterprise, monitoring, planning, and control system... Agent: Hw Verwaltungs Gmbh

20120032805 - Multi-attach reusable tag: A multi-attach reusable security tag (MARST) that is attached to an article in two stages. In a first stage, an attachment clip is coupled to an article, such as but not limited to clothing, to be protected by a manufacturer or assembler. This attachment clip is durable to withstand harsh... Agent: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.

20120032807 - Cuffs for restriction of vehicle operation: Operation of a generally requires that the operator have sufficient range of motion in the upper limbs to 1) steer the vehicle and/or 2) to operate the vehicle's ancillary controls. The presently disclosed technology provides for limiting upper limb movement by requiring a user's upper limbs to be oriented in... Agent:

20120032806 - Detecting apparatus and method, and mobile terminal apparatus having detecting apparatus: A detecting apparatus for a mobile terminal, including a determination unit configured to determine whether a user's attention is preoccupied, and a warning unit configured to provide an alert, in response to the determination unit determining that the user's attention is preoccupied.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120032808 - Connector for patient monitoring device: A patient monitoring device for use with a patient and a caregiver is provided. The patient monitoring device may include a warning system configured to provide an alarm to indicate, to a caregiver, a change in the position of a patient and a flexible tether extending outwardly from the warning... Agent: Alimed, Inc.

20120032809 - Method of detecting an icing state or a need for maintenance in a turbomachine fuel circuit: Detecting a state of icing in a turbomachine fuel circuit includes reading information representative of a first temperature T1 of the fuel downstream from the metering unit, and of comparing the first temperature T1 with a first reference temperature T01. The method also includes detecting clogging of the filter unit.... Agent: Snecma

20120032810 - Thermal measurement system for fault detection within a power generation system: A system includes a radiation sensor configured to direct a field of view toward a conduit within a heat recovery steam generator, and to output a signal indicative of a temperature of the conduit. The system also includes a controller communicatively coupled to the radiation sensor. The controller is configured... Agent: General Electric Company

20120032811 - Leak detection system having power and communication lines: A leak detection system having power and communication lines includes a leak sensing cable having sensor lines for sensing a leak, detection controllers connected to the sensor lines to detect a leak position signal, and a master controller receiving the detected leak position signal from the detection controllers, wherein the... Agent:

20120032812 - Multiple optical axis photoelectric sensor: A multiple optical axis photoelectric sensor is provided that stops a control output according to light being obstructed in a detection area. First and second variable signals indicate the duration of an optical axis scan processing for which light entrance detection and light obstruction detection are obtained, respectively. The first... Agent: Omron Corporation

20120032813 - Gfci with overcurrent protection and end-of-life warning and tripping functions: The invention relates to a GFCI that trips and provides indication at the end of its life. It comprises a leakage signal detection circuit (LSDC) and a failure alarm for providing indication in case of failure. The LSDC includes a leakage signal amplification circuit (LSAC) which amplifies the signal from... Agent:

20120032814 - System and method for monitoring electrical demand performance: A method and associated system for monitoring electrical demand performance in a building, industrial complex or university campus is disclosed. According to a preferred method, historical data is initially complied and statically analyzed to determine demand forecast for a baseline day. Further according to the method, electrical demand is plotted... Agent:

20120032816 - System and method for controlling sport event transducers: A system and method for controlling a plurality of sport event transducers, each of which includes an output element that can emit a perceivable output in response to an event that relates to a sport team, such as for example by emitting an audio-visual output when a particular football team... Agent:

20120032815 - System and method for detecting a property of a strobe cover: A method and system for determining at least one property of a strobe cover are disclosed. The determined property of the strobe cover may then be analyzed to determine whether it is the proper property for the strobe device. The property of the strobe cover may include the color of... Agent:

20120032817 - Systems and methods for aiding traffic controllers and/or pilots: Gaze based systems and methods are used to aid traffic controllers and/or pilots. A gaze line of an eye of the user viewing the display is tracked using an eyetracker. An intersection of the gaze line of the eye with the display is calculated to provide continuous feedback as to... Agent: Lc Technologies Inc.

20120032818 - Avionics display interface and method of operation: A method for operating a display unit such as an avionics display interface is provided. The method comprises displaying a plurality of logical categories of options available, with each of the logical categories including a plurality of items of information, selecting a first item of information in a first logical... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

  
02/02/2012 > 75 patent applications in 54 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120025943 - Method and apparatus for changing a profile of an electronic device: A method and apparatus for changing a profile of an electronic device are provided. a current time provided by a clock device is determined to bet within a given time period prior to a start time associated with calendar event data. A display device is responsively controlled to provide an... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20120025944 - Automated timing systems and methods having multiple time event recorders and an integrated user time entry interface: Systems and methods for timing of a passing of an object past a monitored location where the monitored location is being monitored by timing system having at least one automated object detection system for wirelessly detecting the passing of the object at the monitored location. The system comprises a remote... Agent: Innovative Timing Systems, LLC

20120025945 - Motion capture data glove: The motion capture data glove includes a hand wearable flexible glove having one or more sensors coupled thereto and positioned to measure natural hand movement. A data storage device at least temporarily stores movement information measured by the sensors. The data glove is configured to exchange a common timestamp with... Agent: Cyberglove Systems, LLC

20120025946 - Electronic device with remote function: An electronic device includes a storage unit, a motion sensor, a remote signal generating unit, a processing unit, and a transmitting unit. The storage unit stores a control table recording a number of remote controlled devices, a number of movements of the electronic device, and a number of control commands.... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120025948 - Power management circuitry for electronic door locks: A power management circuit decreases power consumption in an electronic door lock. The power management circuit includes an ON/OFF circuit, a load switch circuit and a electronic door lock circuit. The ON/OFF circuit generates an initial enable signal in response to a detected keycard that places the load switch circuit... Agent: Utc Fire And Security Corporation

20120025947 - Security system with offline credential analyis based on location information where secured access is desired: An exemplary security system includes a credential holder having a credential database that contains specified secured area credential information indicating at least one secured access location between a specified secured area and a specified adjacent area where the credential information is valid for authorized access. An access control device at... Agent:

20120025949 - Concurrent infrared signal, single thread low power protocol and system for pet control: A method and system for a concurrent infrared signal, single thread low power protocol comprises transitioning a remote signal during a first fraction of a bit-period and transitioning another remote signal during a later equal fraction of another bit-period. Additionally, the method includes receiving and decoding two remote signals as... Agent:

20120025950 - Authentication method and arrangement for performing such an authentication method and corresponding computer program and corresponding computer-readable storage medium: The invention relates to an authentication method and an arrangement for performing such an authentication method and to a corresponding computer program and a corresponding computer-readable storage medium, said method particularly providing a simple and very cost-effective method for the authentication of persons upon the usage of services with the... Agent: Elegate Gmbh

20120025951 - Biometrics sensor: Methods and systems are provided for performing a biometric measurement on an individual. A purported skin site of the individual is illuminated under a plurality of distinct optical conditions during a single illumination session. Light scattered beneath a surface of the purported skin site is received separately for each of... Agent: Lumidigm, Inc.

20120025952 - Identification system for human-machine interface using radio frequency and identification method for the same: An identification method for a human-machine interface using radio frequency and an identification system using the method is disclosed. First, a computer senses a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and compiles a password table according to tag number of the RFID tag. The computer downloads the password table to a... Agent:

20120025953 - Multi-socket server management with rfid: Using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags embedded in processors within a computing system to assist in system initialization processing. The RFID tags provide a separate communication path to other components of the computing system during initialization processing, apart from the system interconnect. When the computing system is powered up, each... Agent:

20120025954 - System and method for data management in automated biological instruments: To simplify the process of preparing tissue specimens on slides, an advanced automated slide processing device is disclosed. The automated slide processing device comprises a robotic arm that both senses input and delivers output. The input sensing includes sensing radio frequency identifier tags (RFIDs) and the output includes writing to... Agent:

20120025955 - Event processing apparatus and methods: Event processing apparatus for processing electronic tag reading events comprising a first event processing module and one or more second event processing modules. The or each second event processing module is operable to receive event data records concerning electronic tag reading events from electronic tag readers, and to transmit to... Agent:

20120025956 - Rfid device being operable in a first and second operating state: An RFID device (100) being operable in a first and a second operating state, the RFID device comprises a control unit (102), wherein the control unit comprises a configuration input terminal for receiving a configuration signal, and a processing unit (101), which is coupled to the control unit, wherein the... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20120025958 - Electronic device with remote control function: An electronic device includes a storage unit, a sound signal receiving unit, a remote signal generating unit, a processing unit, and a transmitting unit. The control table records RC devices, sound parameters, and control commands. Each RC device is associated with at least one sound parameter. Each sound parameter corresponds... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120025959 - Virtual interface and control device: An input device for a computer or other programmable device translates the proximity of an object to one or more antennae into an electronic signal. The antennae generate a first frequency and a second frequency. When an object, such as a hand, is placed in proximity to the antenna, the... Agent:

20120025957 - Wireless communication system with remote control function: A wireless communication system includes a first wireless communication module and a second wireless communication module. The first wireless communication module includes at least one wireless receiving/transmitting processing unit configured to receive, transmit and process a data flow including a multimedia data packet and a control data packet. The second... Agent: Compal Communication, Inc.

20120025960 - User interface for and method of implementing a user interface in a configurable light timer: A user interface of a configurable light timer is described. The user interface comprises an input portion for receiving timing characterization data, the input portion having a slot adapted to receive a portable memory device storing the timing characterization data; and a feedback portion providing an indication of the status... Agent:

20120025961 - Saddle riding vehicle: A saddle riding vehicle includes a storage box and an anti-theft system. The storage box is openable in a vehicle horizontal direction. The anti-theft system is configured to measure position information on the vehicle and to send the position information via radio, the anti-theft system being attached to an undersurface... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120025962 - Apparatus and method for defining a safety zone for a vehicle: An apparatus for defining a safety zone for a vehicle, the apparatus comprising one or more radiation sources operatively coupled to the vehicle, the one or more radiation sources configured to create one or more visible identifiers at one or more locations, said locations defining a pre-determined position relative to... Agent:

20120025963 - Vehicle using motor and method of controlling the same: A vehicle using a motor, and a method of controlling the vehicle. The vehicle includes a battery for providing electric energy to the motor, a remaining energy-amount detector for detecting an amount of remaining energy of the battery, a distance calculator for calculating an available moving distance of the vehicle... Agent:

20120025965 - Method of controlling a collision warning system using right of way: A collision warning system for a motor vehicle is disclosed. The collision warning system includes a first mode and a second mode. The system operates in the first mode when the motor vehicle has right of way. The system operates in the second mode where the motor vehicle does not... Agent: Honda Mortor Co., Ltd.

20120025964 - Methods and apparatus to detect and warn proximate entities of interest: Systems and methods to detect and warn proximate entities of interest are described herein. An example signal generation system for a vehicle capable of different modes of movement includes a detector to determine at least one property of vehicle movement and an output representative of that at least one property... Agent:

20120025966 - Load sensing device: A load sensing device, which includes a load detecting device adapted to a seat and outputting a load signal in response to a strain generated at the load detecting device and which detects a load applied to the seat on the basis of the load signal, includes a determining device... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20120025967 - Low profile flexible light bar tachometer: The presented invention is a low profile light bar tachometer display which includes a plurality of RGB LEDs or similar RGB color model light-emitting devices organized and arrayed in a segmented, flexible tachometer case that can be manipulated and contoured to conform to the top of the dash assembly of... Agent:

20120025968 - Tire air pressure monitoring device: A tire air pressure monitoring device for monitoring the air pressure of a tire on a vehicle having two or more tires, including an air pressure sensing device that senses air pressure information of the tire and is adapted to be mounted at a prescribed position on the tire so... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20120025969 - Method and system to enhance traffic safety and efficiency for vehicles: A method is provided for enhancing safety and traffic efficiency for vehicles transmitting information on an expected behavior of a driver of an ego vehicle in response to a stimulus including the steps of (i) sensing a parameter of the stimulus in order to generate a stimulus signal function of... Agent: Volvo Technology Corporation

20120025970 - After market sequential turn signal: A signal lamp control system for one rear side of a vehicle receives a signal or voltage from the vehicle (near side signal) originally intended to turn on all signal lamps on that side. Responsive to that signal, the signal lamp control system either turns on all signal lamps on... Agent:

20120025971 - Method and apparatus for generating localized fire incident and fire exit route map: A method and apparatus are provided for finding fires. The method includes providing a plurality of reference locations within a facility where each of the reference locations is associated with a readily identifiable feature of the facility, detecting a fire within the facility, receiving a fire location request from a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20120025972 - Temperature alarm system outlet module: A portable alarm outlet module is pluggable into a conventional wall outlet. The alarm module contains circuitry which monitors the outlet and detects fire-causing conditions at, or in the proximity of the outlet. The alarm module may contain a transmitter circuit for transmitting RF signals or alternatively a transceiver circuit... Agent:

20120025974 - Augmented reality and location determination methods and apparatus: Augmented reality and location determination methods and apparatus are disclosed according to some aspects of the description. In one aspect, a location determination method includes accessing first location information regarding a location of a user interaction device in a physical world, wherein the user interaction device is configured to generate... Agent:

20120025975 - Augmented reality and location determination methods and apparatus: Augmented reality and location determination methods and apparatus are disclosed according to some aspects of the description. In one aspect, a location determination method includes accessing first location information regarding a location of a user interaction device in a physical world, wherein the user interaction device is configured to generate... Agent:

20120025976 - Augmented reality and location determination methods and apparatus: Augmented reality and location determination methods and apparatus are disclosed according to some aspects of the description. In one aspect, an augmented reality method includes accessing first location information regarding a location of a user interaction device in a physical world, wherein the user interaction device is configured to generate... Agent:

20120025977 - Firefighter location and rescue equipment: The present application describes firefighter location and rescue equipment (FLARE) comprising: a plurality of tag transmitters, a first tag transmitter of said plurality of tag transmitters emitting a first signal, a plurality of locator-receivers receiving said first signal, each of said plurality of locator receivers determining a first set of... Agent: Q-track Corporation

20120025978 - Method and apparatus for protecting data in a portable electronic device: Data in a portable electronic device is protected by using external and internal status detection means to determine if the device is misplaced, lost, or stolen. The device then takes, singly or in combination, one of several actions to protect the data on the device, including declaring its location to... Agent:

20120025973 - Real-time method and system for locating a mobile object or person in a tracking environment: A real-time method and system for locating a mobile object or person in a tracking environment in which a plurality of sensors are located are provided. The method includes providing a tracking tag wearable by the person or attachable to the object. The method further includes modulating a first carrier... Agent: Versus Technology, Inc.

20120025979 - Methods and systems for sending messages regarding an emergency that occurred at a facility: Systems and methods are disclosed for sending messages regarding an emergency at a facility. The messages can be sent to an emergency response service or directly to another facility through a wireless mesh network. The wireless mesh network can comprise one or more nodes that route measurement data, such as... Agent: Cellnet Innovations, Inc.

20120025980 - Real-time method and system for determining and validating location of a relocated mobile object or person in a tracking environment: A real-time method and system of determining and validating location of a relocated mobile object or person in a tracking environment in which a plurality of sensors are located are provided. The method includes providing a tracking tag having storage and wearable by the person or attachable to the object.... Agent: Versus Technology, Inc.

20120025981 - Item dispenser and tracker: An item tracking apparatus includes a tag interrogator that transmits an interrogation signal and receives a signal emitted by a tag affixed to an item in response to the tag receiving the interrogation signal, wherein the tag and item are part of a bio-compatible consumable dosage delivery unit and a... Agent: Analogic Corporation

20120025982 - Microelectronic device with integrated energy source: An apparatus including an electronic device having a plurality of substantially collocated components, the plurality of components including an antenna, an energy supply and an integrated circuit chip. The integrated circuit chip is electrically coupled to the antenna and the energy supply. A material substantially encloses the electronic device.... Agent:

20120025983 - Secure data entry device: A secure data entry device including a housing, tamper sensitive circuitry located within the housing and tampering alarm indication circuitry arranged to provide an alarm indication in response to attempted access to the tamper sensitive circuitry, the tampering alarm indication circuitry including at least one conductor, a signal generator operative... Agent: Verifone, Inc.

20120025984 - Lock with electric locking function: A lock includes a case receiving a driving device having a driving member. A connecting member is connected to the driving member to move therewith. The driving device can be actuated to move the connecting member between upper and lower positions to control alignment of a distal end of a... Agent:

20120025985 - Rfid tracking of patient specimen samples: Miniature RFID tags are used in a system for identifying, locating, tracking and inventorying patient specimens pursuant to medical testing. The RFID tags are attached to specimen vessels, and at a point of collection for patient specimens each RFID tag of a vessel is associated with patient and test data,... Agent:

20120025987 - Transportation security system and associated methods: A security system for monitoring at least one shipping container being transported by at least one cargo transport vehicle has a Container Security Device (CSD) configured to be removably coupled to the at least one freight shipping container wall thereby utilizing for monitoring a cargo inside the container and detection... Agent: Systems Microtechnologies, Inc.

20120025988 - Wireless tag collective reading device, and network article management system: A wireless tag collective reading device of this invention comprises a rack to store the wireless-tag-equipped articles which are mounted on the wireless-tag-equipped article by printing a chip portion and an antenna portion connected to the chip portion, the chip portion emitting tag information in response to electromagnetic waves, and... Agent: Holonic Corporation

20120025986 - Work direction determining method and device, and work provided with direction determining function: A work direction determining device includes a passive tag type IC tag secured at a predetermined position on the front surface thereof. The IC tag includes a substrate, an IC module and an antenna coil disposed on the substrate in an offset manner. The device includes an antenna communicating with... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20120025989 - Method and system for detecting a fallen person using a range imaging device: A method and system for detecting a fallen person is described. An initial range image corresponding to a field of view of a DAS is generated. Further, a reference plane disposed in the field of view is identified. Additionally, one or more regions in the initial range image indicative of... Agent: General Electric Company

20120025991 - Apparatus for controlling room lighting in response to bed exit: A patient position-activated room device control apparatus coupled to a patient's bed controls a device associated with a patient's room in response to the patient changing position relative to the patient's bed.... Agent:

20120025990 - Bed exit alert silence with automatic re-enable: A hospital bed has a bed exit alarm system including an audible alarm that sounds when an alert condition is detected, such as when a patient exits the bed or moves toward exiting the bed. The bed exit alarm system includes at least one user input that is used to... Agent:

20120025992 - Bed exit alert silence with automatic re-enable: A hospital bed has a bed exit alarm system including an audible alarm that sounds when an alert condition is detected, such as when a patient exits the bed or moves toward exiting the bed. The bed exit alarm system includes at least one user input that is used to... Agent:

20120025993 - Device responding to improper drive: There is provided a device responding to improper drive for providing drive support based on a driver's alertness, the device including a support unit that changes the control mode from a drive support mode to a sleepiness responding mode depending on the driver's alertness during an execution of a first... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20120025994 - Environmental alarm sensor panel and related method for a telecommunication cable station: An environmental alarm sensor panel for a telecommunication cable station (TCS) is provided. The sensor panel can includes a plurality of alert sensors for measuring environmental conditions and other conditions in an equipment room of the TCS. The sensors are hard wired to an equipment interface panel for telecommunication equipment... Agent:

20120025995 - Method and apparatus for detecting occlusions in an ambulatory infusion pump: An improved pump, reservoir and reservoir piston are provided for controlled delivery of fluids. A motor is operably coupled to a drive member, such as a drive screw, which is adapted to advance a plunger slide in response to operation of the motor. The plunger slide is removably coupled to... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120025996 - System, method, and apparatus for managing wastewater treatment installation: Apparatus for managing a residential wastewater treatment system includes an in situ control unit that monitors an individual system. The control unit provides local control and alarms, and also sends status reports and/or alarms to a remote monitoring center via a telemetry device. The remote monitoring center makes information concerning... Agent: Service Pro Monitoring, LLC.

20120025997 - System and method for failure prediction for rod pump artificial lift systems: A computer-implemented reservoir prediction system, method, and software are provided for failure prediction for artificial lift well systems, such as sucker rod pump systems. The method includes providing well data from a production well. Attributes are extracted from the well data. Data mining is applied to the attributes to determine... Agent: University Of Southern California

20120025998 - Digital display stand for mattresses: A display device for use with a mattress in a showroom environment for presenting information regarding the mattress to a person. The display device comprises a base and standard extending generally upwardly from the base and including an upper display portion. The base is selectively placeable in association with the... Agent: Wright Of Thomasville, Inc.

20120025999 - Remotely configurable assisted-living notification system with gradient proximity sensitivity: A system provides assisted living messages with varying levels of detail to a person, according to proximity gradients. In one embodiment, the system involves location data. The location data associates first and second notification devices with respective first and second locations at a dwelling. A remote configuration module may enable... Agent: Intel-ge Care Innovations LLC

20120026000 - Hook-on chair with clamping display mechanism: In the specification and drawing, a hook-on chair is described and shown with a clamping mechanism and a display mechanism, wherein the display mechanism is positioned to reflect a clamping or loosing situation of the clamping mechanism.... Agent: Lerado(zhong Shan)industrial Co., Ltd

20120026001 - Portable electronic device and unlocking method thereof: A method executes a gyroscope function to unlock a portable electronic device. A user can rotate the portable electronic device to set a predetermined rotation direction and a predetermined rotation angle for unlocking the portable electronic device. In an unlock procedure, the gyroscope detects the rotated portable electronic device and... Agent: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.

20120026002 - System and method for remote well monitoring: A system for remote monitoring of a wellsite operation comprises a sensor disposed at a wellsite to measure a parameter of interest. An information handling system in data communication with the sensor acts according to programmed instructions to generate a predetermined screenshot related to the parameter of interest. A radio... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services Inc.

20120026003 - Systems and methods for downhole instrument communication via power cable: Systems and methods for reliably communicating data between surface and downhole equipment over a power cable, regardless of the length of the power cable, wherein a transmitter modulates a common data stream onto multiple high frequency carrier signals, each of which has a different frequency. Each of the different frequencies... Agent:

20120026005 - Automatic meter reading system and method for underground distribution line using wired/wireless communication: Disclosed herein is an automatic meter reading system for an underground distribution line using wired/wireless communication. The system includes at least one Data Concentration Unit (DCU), at least one Wireless Gathering Unit (WGU), and at least one wireless communication modem. The DCU is installed in a ground transformer, and sends... Agent: Korea Electric Power Corporation

20120026004 - Energy manager-water leak detection: Methods and systems are disclosed for monitoring water leaks within a home. A home network with various devices monitors these devices with a controller. Information is received from a water flow meter via a transceiver for tracking a total water flow amount through pipelines in the home. By comparing information... Agent: General Electric Company

20120026006 - Meter having a communication interface for receiving and interfacing with a communication device: A meter is provided having a communication interface for receiving and interfacing with a communication device for transmitting measurement and other data to a central computer station via the communication device. The meter includes a measurement module for obtaining measurement data and a processor having a memory for storing application... Agent: Electro Industries/gauge Tech

20120026007 - Utility meter and method of operation: Utility meter for monitoring, recording and communicating commodity consumption data at a customer site, comprising: a meter unit (9, 10) for recording said consumption data and generating a meter output signal being representative of said consumption data; a processor unit (4, 17) for processing said meter output data and for... Agent: Utility Metering Services Limited

20120026008 - Personnel monitoring system: A system for monitoring evacuation of personnel from an offshore platform or ship uses personal identification transmitters worn by the crew and passengers, where each of the transmitters has been assigned unique identification parameters. The personal identification transmitters transit a signal that is picked up by a lifeboat-mounted transducer, which... Agent:

20120026009 - Medical device having a multi-element antenna: Medical devices are provided with multi-element antenna systems that may function to automatically tune the antenna as a function of the operating environment of the medical device. The tuning methodology may incorporate a multi-element antenna having a variable capacitive element on a first of the antenna elements with that antenna... Agent:

20120026010 - Telematics unit and method for controlling telematics unit for a vehicle: A telematics unit is provided for a vehicle having a power unit, along with a method for controlling a telematics unit for a vehicle. The telematics unit includes a voltage sensor, a global positioning system unit, and a processor. The voltage sensor senses a measure of a voltage of the... Agent: General Motors LLC

20120026011 - Driveer vision support system and vehicle including the system: A driver vision support system includes a camera configured to capture primary image data, a control apparatus configured to perform viewpoint conversion on the primary image data to create secondary image data from the viewpoint of the driver and prepares left A pillar image data corresponding to the left A... Agent: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.

20120026012 - Driver vision support system and vehicle including the system: A driver vision support system includes a camera configured to capture primary image data, a control apparatus configured to perform viewpoint conversion on the primary image data to create secondary image data from the viewpoint of the driver and prepares left A pillar image data corresponding to the left A... Agent: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.

20120026013 - Sensor nodes acting as inductive loops for traffic sensing: Sensor nodes are disclosed that act like inductive loops to detect the presence and/or movement of vehicles on at least one roadway. Processors are disclosed using at least one sensor node to communicate vehicle detection that is statistically compatible with the inductive loop response to the vehicles. Installation may configure... Agent:

20120026014 - System and method for traffic-control phase change warnings: A roadside equipment (RSE) system that can be used for controlling traffic signals and other equipment and corresponding method. A method includes maintaining a traffic signal in a GREEN phase in a first direction, including displaying a GREEN indicator in the first direction. The method includes detecting an event indicating... Agent: Siemens Industry, Inc.

20120026015 - Method and apparatus reporting a vehicular sensor waveform in a wireless vehicular sensor network: The invention includes using multiple wireless vehicular sensor nodes to wirelessly receive multiple, time-interleaved vehicular waveform reports from the nodes. Each vehicular waveform report approximates a raw vehicular sensor waveform observed by a magnetic sensor at the node based upon the presence of a vehicle. The vehicular waveform reports are... Agent: Sensys Networks, Inc.

20120026016 - Wireless device association system: A method, apparatus, and computer program product for identifying sensor units. Identification information is received from a marker in a wireless signal generated by the marker at a wireless device. The marker is associated with an object. The identification information is sent from the wireless device to a computer system.... Agent: The Boeing Company

20120026017 - Notification systems and methods enabling selection of arrival or departure times of tracked mobile things in relation to locations: Systems and methods are disclosed for automated notification systems. A representative method, among others, can be summarized as follows: engaging in a communication session with a personal communications device, based upon impending arrival or departure of one or more mobile things in relation to a location; during the communication session,... Agent:

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