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07/10/2014 > 45 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories.

20140191842 - Apparatus for an automated fuel authorization program requiring data to be dynamically exchanged with a fuel vendor during fuel authorization using an infrared data link: A fuel authorization system enables data to be exchanged between vehicles and a fuel vendor, to verify that the vehicle is authorized to receive fuel. In an exemplary embodiment, each fuel island is equipped with a motion detector, a short range radio frequency (RF) component, and an infrared (IR) receiver.... Agent: Zonar Systems, Inc.

20140191843 - Machine security system: A machine security system for authenticating a machine key is disclosed. The machine security system comprises a microcontroller for detecting insertion of a machine key in a key slot of the machine. The machine key comprises of an embedded transponder. Based on detection of the machine key in the key... Agent: Caterpillar Inc

20140191844 - Duct system and method: The present inventive concept includes a duct system and method for using same to map and locate ducts. A preferred embodiment of the duct system includes a duct, a plurality of electronic information modules and an oversheath at least partially covering the plurality of information modules and fixing the information... Agent: Dura-line Corporation

20140191845 - Duct system and method: The present inventive concept includes a duct system and method for using same to map and locate ducts. A preferred embodiment of the duct system includes a duct, a plurality of electronic information modules and an oversheath at least partially covering the plurality of information modules and fixing the information... Agent: Dura-line Corporation

20140191847 - Media access control (mac) for an active rfid system: A system of radio frequency communication between Readers and Tags having a scalable Media Access Control (MAC) protocol for an active RFID system employing multiple access. The system comprising at least one tag Reader and a plurality of Tags each having a unique tag ID and deployed in a region... Agent: Zebra Enterprise Solutions Corp.

20140191846 - Mobile device with rfid capability and corresponding boot sequence: An electronic device (100) includes a control circuit (108) that is operable with a memory or storage device (120). The electronic device includes an RFID tag (113) having a second memory (118). The RFID tag can be read from, or written to, by a RFID communication device (114) when the... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20140191848 - Home automation using near field communication: A system includes a network device that is disposed at a site and configured to communicate with a wireless network. A controller is disposed at the site and is in communication with the wireless network, and a passive device is disposed at the site and includes a unique identifier disposed... Agent: Allure Energy, Inc.

20140191849 - Reader control system: An RFID reader control system and method is provided. A protocol for controlling an RFID reader and an RFID reader control unit of a mobile phone is defined. Messages, information, commands, responses, and notification are constructed and transmitted between the RFID reader and the RFID reader control unit.... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140191850 - Reader control system: An RFID reader control system and method is provided. A protocol for controlling an RFID reader and an RFID reader control unit of a mobile phone is defined. Messages, information, commands, responses, and notification are constructed and transmitted between the RFID reader and the RFID reader control unit.... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140191852 - Method and system for phosphor plate identification in computed radiography: A method for obtaining an intra-oral X-ray image of a subject on a flexible information carrier plate for computed radiography affixes a memory to a surface of the information carrier plate, wherein the affixed memory stores information about the plate and wherein the affixed memory is in wireless communication with... Agent:

20140191851 - Near field communication enabled permanent rfid luggage tag: An integral, one-piece, resiliently flexible, planar, reusable, programmable radio frequency identification (RFID) luggage tag has a planar flexible sheet core of microporous polymer material permanently and completely surrounding a first RFID transponder assembly. The first transponder assembly includes a programmable memory portion with space to store information externally programmed into... Agent: Vanguard Identification Systems, Inc.

20140191854 - Power-saving remote control apparatus and power-saving manual control apparatus: A power-saving remote control apparatus (40) includes a remote control receiving unit (1022) and a main control unit (104). The main control unit (104) is configured to control the power-saving remote control apparatus (40) to enter a working mode when a controlled apparatus (30) needs to be turned on. The... Agent: Timotion Technology Co., Ltd.

20140191853 - Power control system: A power control system includes an electronic device including a relay connected to a mains supply, a control circuit connected to the relay, and a receptive circuit connected to the control circuit, and a remote control device including a transmission circuit for transmitting a triggering signal to the receptive circuit.... Agent: Wistron Corporation

20140191856 - Home appliance and mobile device: A home appliance including a communication unit connected to and in communication with external devices; a display unit displaying, on a display screen, information about an external device, among the external devices, which is in communication with the communication unit; and a control unit controlling the display unit.... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140191855 - Mobile terminal and operation method thereof: An operation method of a mobile terminal includes determining a home appliance not registered with a server, displaying an object indicating the retrieved unregistered home appliance on a screen, and, upon receiving an input to register the unregistered home appliance, transmitting product information of the unregistered home appliance to the... Agent:

20140191857 - Planter monitor system and method: A planter monitor system and method that provides an operator with near real-time data concerning yield robbing events and the economic cost associated with such yield robbing events so as to motivate the operator to take prompt corrective action.... Agent: Precision Planting LLC

20140191858 - Method and system for providing feedback based on driving behavior: Providing feedback based on driving behavior. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including: determining an indication of driving behavior of a driver, the determining by: identifying the driver in a vehicle; detecting movement of the vehicle; collecting data related to the driving behavior of the driver; and... Agent: Gordon*howard Associates, Inc.

20140191859 - Puddle light with status display: A puddle light for a motor vehicle, in particular for a battery-operated motor vehicle, wherein the puddle light projects the status of charge of a drive battery of the vehicle onto a surface; and a method for projecting the status image.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140191860 - Operation-sound generator: An operation-sound generator which can output an operation-sound similar to a hit-sound of a mechanical relay with sound pressure in which a driver is recognizable is provided. A microcomputer supplies a plurality of first pulse sequences to the buzzer at intervals during a lighting period of turning on the direction... Agent: Yazaki Corporation

20140191861 - Alarm detector and methods of making and using the same: The present invention relates to an alarm detector. Specifically, the present invention relates to an apparatus for detecting an audible alarm and signaling a user regarding the detection of the audible alarm. The present invention further relates to methods of making and using the same.... Agent:

20140191862 - Security apparatus and system: A security system includes a plurality of motion sensor units for positioning at desired locations of a building structure, in which each motion sensor unit comprises a motion sensor adapted for detecting motion external to the building structure. The system includes a mobile alarm display unit operatively connected to the... Agent:

20140191863 - Apparatus for use in a fall detector or fall detection system, and a method of operating the same: There is provided a method of operating a fall detector, the method comprising, on detecting a fall event by a user of the fall detector, measuring at least one physiological characteristic of the user; and using the measurement of the at least one physiological characteristic to determine whether to expedite... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140191865 - Marine emergency position indicating system: A marine emergency position indicating system that can communicate wirelessly between beacon and search engine is provided. When someone carrying the beacon falls into the water, power supply of the beacon opens through drowning automatic switch or manual switch, therefore the beacon can emit wireless SOS signals out. Rescue boat... Agent: Shanghai Radio Equipment Research Institute

20140191866 - Methods and systems for metrics analysis and interactive rendering, including events having combined activity and location information: A method includes receiving location data of a monitoring device when carried by a user and receiving motion data of the monitoring device. The motion data is associated with a time of occurrence and the location data. The method includes processing the received motion data to identify a group of... Agent: Fitbit, Inc.

20140191867 - Methods and systems for metrics analysis and interactive rendering, including events having combined activity and location information: A method includes receiving location data of a monitoring device when carried by a user and receiving motion data of the monitoring device. The motion data is associated with a time of occurrence and the location data. The method includes processing the received motion data to identify a group of... Agent: Fitbit, Inc.

20140191864 - Offender presence warning system: a tracking device securely attached to an offender limb, containing a GPS receiver and a wireless modem or an RF transceiver designed to transmit at time interval RF signal. And a victim carry on RF transceiver device which is designed to receive offender tracking device transmitted signals when the offender... Agent:

20140191868 - Systems and methods for tracking assets using associated portable electronic device in the form of beacons: The last known location of a beacon associated with an asset can be determined based on the beacon's last communication with a data network. A beacon can be set up to communicate its location to or through a server to a second client used for locating and tracking the beacon... Agent:

20140191869 - Mechanized area controller: Mechanized area controller systems and methods for coordinating the movement of workers and vehicles to improve safety are disclosed. Some embodiments of the methods include generating a magnetic field defining a first zone and detecting a response signal from a first device. Other method embodiments also include detecting a response... Agent: Frederick Energy Products, LLC

20140191870 - Theft detection device and method for controlling same: A theft detection device, configured to be coupled to a product, includes a light sensor, a motion sensor, an emitter configured to emit a signal, and a controller coupled to the light sensor, the motion sensor, and the emitter. The controller is configured to determine a light level sensed by... Agent: Southern Imperial, Inc.

20140191871 - Antitheft device for liquid container: An anti-theft device (1) comprising a ring (2), means (4) to lock (4) the ring in the closed position, and anti-theft detection means (3), wherein the ring comprises a body (20) that has a first end (21) near which the locking means are associated, a second opposite free end (22)... Agent: Thoosen Trading

20140191872 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a user state detector configured to detect a state of each of a plurality of users based on sensing data provided from the plurality of users together with position information, a user state integration unit configured to integrate the detected state for... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140191874 - Apparatuses, systems, and methods for detecting and reacting to exposure of an electronic device to moisture: An electronic device includes a port for connecting the electronic device to other electronic devices and a moisture detector configured to detect an electrically conductive liquid in the first port. The moisture detector is configured to maintain a voltage on a first electrical contact of the port and to detect... Agent: Hzo, Inc.

20140191873 - Monitoring electronic devices: Example methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable storage media are provided to monitor a mobile device. An example method includes determining whether environmental condition data collected by a plurality of sensors of a mobile device complies with an environmental condition rule comprising thresholds associated with the environmental condition data. The environmental... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20140191875 - Enhanced emergency detection system: A method includes reading a digital signal from a sensing device in an area of a structure, where the digital signal is configured to be present periodically. A trailing edge of the digital signal is determined. An analog signal from the sensing device is read, where the analog signal includes... Agent: Oneevent Technologies, Inc.

20140191876 - Contact monitoring system: The present invention relates to a system for monitoring contact or close proximity between one or more sources of contact within an environment and to one or more devices suitable for implementing such a system. Each source of contact is provided with a monitoring device. Each monitoring device comprises an... Agent: Veraz Limited

20140191877 - Method for detecting motion of an electrical device or apparatus: A method for providing an alert to a person to unplug an electrical power cord of an electrical device or equipment includes an alarm device that is activated upon separation of a first portion from a second portion. The first and second portions of the alarm device are secured proximate... Agent:

20140191878 - Subsea communication: A subsea communication system and its method of operating are provided. A subsea power distribution module of the subsea communication system may be adapted to be connected to a topside power supply of a topside installation and to distribute electric power received from topside power supply to subsea modules. A... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140191879 - Casing detection tools and methods: Methods and tools for detecting casing position downhole is presented. The method utilizes electromagnetic. (EM) tools with tilted antenna systems to detect casing position. Sometimes titled antenna designs also increase EM tools' sensitivity to formation parameters, which can lead to false signals for casing detection. In addition, it is very... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140191881 - Method for remotely reading fluid meters, and meter and server associated with said method: The invention relates to a method for remotely reading fluid meters, according to which a meter comprises a module having a metering clock and a wireless transmitter for transmitting a frame of time-stamped remote-reading information to a server which comprises a server clock; after every N frames are transmitted, the... Agent: Suez Environment

20140191880 - System, method, and software for ambulatory patient monitoring: A method for monitoring an ambulatory patient includes receiving a patient parameter from a medical device, and receiving a clinician parameter from a clinician device. The method further comprises analyzing the patient parameter, transforming the patient parameter and the clinician parameter into history parameters, and transforming the patient parameter into... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140191883 - Adaptive driver assistance alerts functionality: A driver assistance system for a vehicle includes a plurality of lights linearly arranged substantially around an interior perimeter of the vehicle. A controller is controllably coupled to the plurality of lights, such that the controller is operable to control the plurality of lights. A hazard detection system is communicatively... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

20140191882 - Intelligent traffic alerting and control system: A system to alert drivers approaching a traffic intersection controlled by a traffic signal light. The system may alert about an impending change in the state of the signal from green to red, to allow them to plan ahead and stop the vehicle safely. The system can be used to... Agent:

20140191884 - Vehicle-mounted communication device and navigation device equipped with this vehicle-mounted communication device, communication device for pedestrians and navigation device equipped with this communication device for pedestrians, and pedestrian-to-vehic: Disclosed is a vehicle-mounted communication device that carries out radio communications with a communication device for pedestrians which is carried by a pedestrian, the vehicle-mounted communication device including: a receiver that receives pedestrian information showing whether the pedestrian belongs to a pedestrian group formed of the pedestrian and a plurality... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140191885 - Solar navigational light: A solar powered navigational light including: a casing; at least one illuminated lenses on a front side of the casing; a battery compartment within the casing, where the battery compartment houses a rechargeable battery; and a solar panel array on a top side of the casing, where the solar panel... Agent:

20140191886 - Vehicle location and activity sharing: Vehicle location sharing systems and methods are described. In an embodiment, a system for sharing a location of a vehicle may include a location-determining device and a network-connected device. The location-determining device may be configured to track a location of a vehicle and to determine a location of the vehicle... Agent: Cloudcar, Inc.

  
07/03/2014 > 48 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories.

20140184382 - Fall detection and protection system and method: The invention provides a fall detection and protection system and method. The fall detection and protection system includes a guarding device to be worn on a user, and a portable device having a pre-determined threshold value stored therein for detecting an activity of a user to acquire an activity status... Agent: National Chiao Tung University

20140184384 - Wearable navigation assistance for the vision-impaired: An assistive device includes a sensor that detects information using a first modality; an actuator that conveys information using a second, different modality; and a controller that automatically receives information from the sensor and operates the actuator to provide a corresponding actuation. A sensory assisting system for a user includes... Agent: Research Foundation Of The City University Of New York

20140184383 - Fault tolerant detector assembly: A method for forming a fault tolerant detector assembly is presented. The method includes providing a sensor array having a plurality of sensor elements, providing an electronics layer having a plurality of electronics cells, where the plurality of electronics cells corresponds to the plurality of sensor elements in the sensor... Agent: General Electric Company

20140184385 - Pairing remote controller to display device: A remote control device is authorized to command the presentation of information from an information presenting device by communicating with the information presenting device by a first mode of communications while the remote control device and the information presenting device are proximate. In response to the authorizing, the information presenting... Agent: Dell Products, Lp

20140184386 - Interactive lighting effect wristband & integrated antenna: A wristband (12) includes an RF receiver (34) arranged to receive targeted data burst (38). A controller (28) interprets the data bursts (38) to recover embedded activation codes that control operation of either individual wristbands (12) or a selected group of similar wristbands (12) worn by members of an audience... Agent: Regler Limited (a Uk LLC No. 8556611)

20140184388 - End of the line detection apparatus: An electronic resistor or end of the line power module device that includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) transmitter attached to assist in locating hard to find end of the line devices on supervised alarm system circuitry or non-supervised AC/DC power circuits. Since the RFID transmitter may be found using... Agent:

20140184387 - Methods and apparatus for luggage tracking and identification using rfid technology: Methods and apparatus for tracking and identifying luggage include an RFID or other wireless device that can be attached or inserted into a piece of luggage. The RFID device may have a unique identifier that is associated with personal identifying information of an owner of the RFID device. Such personal... Agent:

20140184389 - Electronic device and device control method: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, an electronic device comprises a storage unit, a determination unit, controller, and a communication unit. The storage unit stores pieces of registration information including information concerning a target device and information concerning a direction of the target device. The determination unit detects... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140184390 - Rfid tag for medication container closure: A wireless identification system and method used for identifying medical vials having a metallic crimp includes an RFID tag having a first antenna element located at the crimp so as to be capacitively coupled to the crimp to increase the effective surface area of the RFID antenna, and a second... Agent: Meps Real-time, Inc.

20140184391 - System and method of optimizing the process of identifying items tagged with rfid tags in an enclosed shielded space: A system and method comprises a plurality of RF antennas having beams directed to a storage space in which medical items having RFID tags are stored. Each antenna is controlled to inject energy at a different frequency in a frequency-hopping set of frequencies to activate the tags. The return signal... Agent: Meps Real-time, Inc.

20140184392 - Rfid tag method and apparatus encoded with protective equipment information: A method and apparatus for encoding RFID tags includes the steps of encoding a first set of the RFID tag device bit positions with bits having a one-to-one correspondence with elements of a set of types of protective equipment, encoding a second set of the RFID tag device bit positions... Agent:

20140184394 - Communication device and method for controlling electronic device: In a method of controlling locking or unlocking of an electronic device using a communication device, a control protocol between the communication device and the electronic device is established, and locking commands of the electronic device are preset. The locking commands are sent to the electronic device to lock the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140184395 - Communication device and communication system: According to one embodiment, a communication device includes a communication module and an assignment module. The communication module is configured to receive a profile in which a key for executing a command is associated with the command, and a command receivable by a reception device. The assignment module is configured... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140184396 - Method and device for programming a plurality of keys to an authorization device of a vehicle: A method and apparatus teach a plurality of keys to an authorization device in a vehicle. The keys that are in a reception range of a transmission unit of the authorization device receive a test signal from the authorization device. The respective key ascertains a key-specific time window from at... Agent: Audi Ag

20140184393 - Wireless control system and method: A wireless control system for use in a vehicle and for use with a remote electronic system is provided. The wireless control system includes a transceiver for mounting in the vehicle. The transceiver is configured to communicate according to a Bluetooth communications standard. The transceiver is further configured to provide... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company

20140184397 - System and method for operational data retrieval from a power tool: A power tool data collection system includes a memory in a housing of a power tool that stores data corresponding to at least one operational parameter of the power tool, a wireless data transceiver communicatively connected to the memory, and a controller operatively connect to the memory. The wireless data... Agent: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

20140184398 - Remote control system and mobile device: A remote control system includes a mobile device and a receiver connected to a control target. The mobile device includes an input unit accepting user's input operation; an operation signal transmission unit wirelessly transmitting an operation signal corresponding to the input operation during the input operation; a frequency switching determination... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140184399 - Rear collision warning alert system and method: A system and method of generating a warning of a rear collision that includes setting, by a controller, a concern area around a vehicle and measuring, by a sensor, the position and distance of an approaching object. In addition, the controller is configured to store the position and distance of... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140184400 - Vehicle safety pre-warning system: A vehicle safety pre-warning system mounted on a vehicle, includes a control unit, a first measuring module, a second measuring module, a front info-module, a rear info-module, a warning module, and a rear display module. The first and the second measuring modules are assembled to a front and a rear... Agent: Fu Tai Hua Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140184401 - Optimal electric vehicle battery recommendation system: An optimal vehicle battery recommendation system includes at least one sensor to detect a manipulation of the vehicle. A driver behavior module determines a driving behavior of a driver of the vehicle. A vehicle consumption module determines battery information of an on-board battery currently connected to the vehicle, and determines... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140184402 - Tire position determination system: A tire position determination system includes a tire pressure detector attached to each tire to generate a tire pressure signal. An acceleration detector generates gravitational information for each tire pressure detector. A receiver arranged in a vehicle body receives the tire pressure signal from each tire pressure detector. An axle... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho

20140184403 - Tire position determination system and tire pressure monitoring system: Each tire pressure detector detects a characteristic point in a detection signal of an acceleration sensor indicating that the tire pressure detector is located at a certain rotation position. When detecting the characteristic point, the tire pressure detector transmits a notification signal including the detector ID. Whenever a receiver receives... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho

20140184404 - Systems and methods for indicating the presence of a child in a vehicle: Systems and methods which provide for an alarm or notification that a child is in a car seat. The systems generally determine if a child is in the seat and that the seat, and therefore the vehicle, is not in motion. Upon detecting both situations, the notification or alarm is... Agent: Cars-n-kids LLC

20140184405 - Generating sum alarms in process control: A method and sum alarm server are disclosed, which generate a sum alarm for alarms of a process control system for an industrial plant. The method includes identifying alarms described by a configuration description for the industrial plant; assigning each identified alarm to a plant level; assigning each identified alarm... Agent: Abb Technology Ag

20140184407 - Wearable low pressure warning device with audio and visual indication: Embodiments relate generally to low pressure warning devices which may be worn with encapsulated protective suits and hoods by a user and may provide audio and visual alerts. In an embodiment, a low pressure warning device may comprise an earpiece operable to be retained to the ear of a user,... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140184408 - Alert management utilizing mobile devices: Methods, computer systems, and computer-storage medium are provided for managing patient alerts using a mobile device. A mobile device associated with a patient caregiver receives a critical alert related to the patient, and the alert is presented on the mobile device. The alert includes important contextual information that enables the... Agent: Cerner Innovation, Inc.

20140184409 - Bed status system for a patient support apparatus: A bed status system includes a patient support apparatus having a status, a location unit configured to provide a location to the patient support apparatus, and a bed status module coupled to the location unit and the patient support apparatus to receive the status and the location.... Agent:

20140184406 - Remote device control and energy monitoring by analyzing and applying rules: Techniques are described for providing remote device (e.g., thermostat, lighting, appliance, etc.) control and/or energy monitoring. A system monitors sensor data captured by one or more sensors that sense attributes relevant to user presence at one or more monitored properties and status of one or more energy consuming devices associated... Agent: Alarm.com Incorprated

20140184410 - Fire alarm apparatus and method: A fire alarm apparatus includes a fire detection sensor, an alarm signal generator, and an isolation circuit. The isolation circuit isolates the fire detection sensor from the alarm signal generator. When the fire detection sensor detects an occurrence of fire, the fire detection sensor transmits a voltage signal to the... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140184411 - Alarm condition processing in network element: Techniques for alarm condition processing in communication networks. In one example, a method comprises the following steps. An alarm condition associated with a network element of a communication network is detected. Alarm indication data is generated based on the alarm condition detected. The alarm indication data is protected using a... Agent:

20140184412 - Device for detecting the theft of an object: A device for detecting the theft of an object, intended to be integrated to said object, includes an antenna for receiving a remote-supply signal and means for detecting an interruption of the remote-supply signal. Means for delivering an alarm signal when the interruption of the remote-supply signal is detected are... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20140184413 - Method for searching for tag with communication error and electronic shelf label system server therefor: Disclosed herein are a method for searching for a tag with a communication error and an electronic shelf label system server. The electronic shelf label system server communicating with a plurality of gateways which are installed in a store includes: a gateway identification unit identifying the gateway, which receives a... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140184414 - Life management apparatus and life management method: A fatigue degree input unit inputs a fatigue degree of a user through use of a processing device, and writes an input value of the fatigue degree into a storage device. A recommended duration calculation unit reads the input value of the fatigue degree written by the fatigue degree input... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140184415 - Electronic device with tamper resistant enclosure: A tampering resistant device has housing, a circuit board fitted with electronic components, and a key pad for command input. A security wrap is disposed between the circuit board and the key pad. The security wrap has a substrate and a security screen formed thereon and connected to a first... Agent: Johnson Electric S.a

20140184416 - Monitoring system: A monitoring system includes a reflection device, a light source, a receiver, a light conversion device, a processor, and an indication unit. The reflection device is located on an inner surface of a cover, and the light source and the receiver are located on a shell. When the cover covers... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd

20140184417 - Radio system for sensing applications: A radio system for sensing the spatial configuration of a physical object comprising a transmitter (102) which sends a query message to a transponder (104) having at least one antenna (106). A radio frequency shield (108) is moveably interposable between the transmitter and one or more antennas and thereby attenuates... Agent:

20140184418 - Air-conditioning apparatus controller and air-conditioning system: An air-conditioning apparatus controller includes a light-emitting indicator that emits light in a plurality of colors, a main display that displays a setting screen for light-emitting indication by the light-emitting indicator, a touch panel through which an instruction related to settings displayed on the main display is input, a data... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140184419 - Alarm communication recovery system and method: An alarm communicator system has the capability to restore a Wide Area Network (WAN) connection to a remote alarm monitoring center. The system includes an alarm WAN communicator for communicating an alarm signal to a WAN gateway; a WAN outage detector for detecting a WAN outage condition; a power interruption... Agent: Multicom Systems Pty Ltd

20140184420 - Emergency lighting and evacuation guidance system powered by medley energy sources: An emergency lighting and evacuation guidance system includes an emergency lighting and evacuation guidance arrangement which is electrically connected to a commercial electricity supply, and a complementary green power assembly which is electrically connected to the emergency lighting and evacuation guidance arrangement. When the commercial electric supply is cut off... Agent: Shenzhen Guangan Fire-fighting & Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd.

20140184421 - Subsea power and data communication apparatus and related methods: Subsea power and data communications apparatus, subsea wireless sensor hubs assemblies, subsea wireless sensor hubs, and methods of providing power to and receiving data from subsea data gathering devices, are provided. An exemplary apparatus can include subsea sensors/gauges, batteries to power the sensors/gauges, charging circuits for controlling charging of the... Agent: Hydri Usa Manufacturing LLC

20140184422 - Remote monitoring of analyte measurements: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for remote monitoring. In some example implementations, there is provided a method. The method may include receiving, at a remote monitor, a notification message representative of an event detected, by a server, from analyte sensor data obtained from a receiver monitoring... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20140184423 - Remote monitoring of analyte measurements: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for remote monitoring. In some example implementations, there is provided a method. The method may include receiving, at a remote monitor, a notification message representative of an event detected, by a server, from analyte sensor data obtained from a receiver monitoring... Agent:

20140184424 - Techniques for clock recovery following a power outage: Clock reference data may be recovered or updated in networks that include line-powered devices and other devices susceptible to power outages. For example, for a mobile information collection network, one or more devices with extended clock holdover may be strategically deployed throughout the mobile information collection network to provide reference... Agent: Elster Solutions, LLC

20140184425 - Power line proximity sensing and warning system: A power line proximity sensing and warning system. The embodiments disclosed herein may be configured as standalone systems or may be used in conjunction with each other or with other conventional systems.... Agent: United Safety, Inc.

20140184426 - Traffic camera detector: This invention is an electronic device powered by your vehicle's adaptor or other outside power source, to detect the presence of traffic cameras or radars associated with traffic cameras.... Agent:

20140184427 - Corner sensor assembly: A corner sensor assembly includes a housing having at least one magnet attached thereto, wherein the magnets allow the corner sensor assembly to be readily attached and relocated to corner structures within a building. The assembly includes at least one motion sensor for detecting motion within two opposing fields of... Agent: Sentry Protection LLC

20140184428 - Interactive management of a parked vehicle: The present disclosure relates to computer-implemented systems and methods for interactive management of a parked vehicle. An example method may include receiving a first communication, at a server comprising one or more processors, indicating that the parked vehicle is considered an obstruction. The method may further include notifying, by the... Agent:

20140184429 - Systems and methods for alerting aircraft crew members of a runway assignment for an aircraft takeoff sequence: System and methods are provided alerting an aircraft crew member of a runway assignment for an aircraft takeoff sequence from a runway of an airport having a plurality of runways. In an embodiment, the method includes transmitting data comprising data relating to the runway assignment and data relating to an... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

  
06/26/2014 > 56 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories.

20140176295 - Shock proof system for portable electronic devices: A shock proof system includes a detecting module, a receiving module, a sensing module, and a protecting module. The detecting module is used to output a protecting signal. The receiving module is fixed on a device. The receiving module is connected to the detecting module through a signal line to... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (wuhan) Co., Ltd.

20140176296 - Methods and systems for managing motion sickness: Methods and systems are provided herein for reducing or eliminating motion sickness in users of devices, such as mobile devices, in a variety of environments, including methods and systems for sensing motion in the user's environment and providing feedback that encourages a user to orient in a motion-reducing manner.... Agent: Headsup Technologies, Inc.

20140176297 - Self-learning hearing assistance system and method of operating the same: A method of operating a system for providing hearing assistance involves capturing audio signals by a manually controlled transmission unit having a user interface and default values setting transmission unit operating parameter storage, and transmitting audio signals from the transmission unit to a receiver unit, the audio signals being processed... Agent: Phonak Ag

20140176298 - Connected state indicator: Embodiments provided herein involve connected states between a mobile device and one or more zones in a network media system and different interactions between the mobile device and the network media system involving the connected states. The connected states may be established between the mobile device and the one or... Agent: Sonos, Inc.

20140176299 - Playback zone silent connect: Embodiments provided herein involve connected states between a mobile device and one or more zones in a network media system and different interactions between the mobile device and the network media system involving the connected states. The connected states may be established between the mobile device and the one or... Agent: Sonos, Inc.

20140176301 - Remote function fob for enabling communication between a vehicle and a device and method for same: A remote function fob associated with a vehicle is disclosed, the fob for enabling secure communication between the vehicle and a device. The fob may include a transceiver configured for communication with the device. The fob may further include a controller which may be configured to enable secure communication with... Agent: Lear Corporation

20140176304 - Method and smartkey system for reducing battery consumption: Provided is a smartkey system for reducing battery consumption. The smartkey system in a sleep mode wakes up at every certain interval, and first checks whether there is a fob near a vehicle. Only when there is the fob near the vehicle, the smartkey system receives authentication information from the... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.

20140176303 - Remote lockout/tagout: A remote lock-out/tag-out system and method allow a remote service technician to remotely lock-out a machine via a remote wireless control device. In one aspect, the lock-out initiation request is sent from the remote wireless control device to the machine. The remote wireless control device then receives from the machine... Agent: Caterpillar, Inc.

20140176302 - Smart key card: A key card device may include a memory device storing a digital signature for activating a lock, an input device, an output device, and a wireless transceiver. The key card device may further include logic configured to receive input via the input device; generate a first message based on the... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

20140176300 - Automobile power window enable and disable method: A method, apparatus and system for controlling the actuation of a movable structure, the moveable structure configured to open and close an aperture in a vehicle, is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a sequence containing a request to at least one of open and close the aperture, interpreting the sequence... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

20140176305 - Methods and systems for associating a tag with an asset: Methods and systems are disclosed that associate a wireless tag with an asset. A wireless tag may include a short range communication interface configured to communicate over a short range communication link with a short range communication component of an asset. The wireless tag may also include a long range... Agent: Aeroscout Ltd.

20140176306 - Near-field-communication (nfc) enabled mobile device and operation method thereof: A method for Near Field Communication (NFC) communications and an NFC-enabled device are disclosed. The method includes sensing an induced current in a Near Field Communication (NFC) antenna; and switching a switch on and off to start and stop the flow of the induced current in the NFC antenna.... Agent: Pantech Co., Ltd.

20140176307 - Rfid devices configured for direct interaction: An RFID tag is provided with an RFID chip and an antenna and interactive switch electrically coupled to the RFID chip. When a user physically interacts with the switch (such as by pressing the switch with a finger), the antenna transmits an input signal to an RFID reader of an... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation

20140176311 - Gesture-initiated remote control programming: A method and system for configuring a universal remote control (URC) to control a remote-controlled device includes establishing a communication link between the URC and the remote-controlled device in response to detecting a gesture motion of the URC. Device information may be received from the remote-controlled device and used by... Agent:

20140176312 - Method for managing a system of geographical information adapted for use with at least one pointing device, with creation of associations between digital objects: A method is proposed for managing a geographical information system adapted for use with at least one pointing device. The geographical information system includes a central unit accessing a data base containing a plurality of digital objects. Each digital object possesses an identifier and is defined in the data base... Agent:

20140176313 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for configuring devices to accept and process remote control commands: A particular device may configure one or more of other devices to accept and execute remote control commands from the particular device's remote control unit. This may be performed via one or more various communication links between the devices on that enables the devices to communicate with each other. For... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20140176310 - Presence based system and method for controlling devices: System and method for presence based control of connected devices including a smart device configured to operate at least one connected device, and a locator configured to supervise an entrance of a subarea of a monitored area, wherein the smart device and the locator are configured to exchange radio frequency... Agent:

20140176308 - Remote control system having a communication frequency lower than wireless fidelity signals: A remote control system includes a control interface, a WiFi router, a bridge, and a low frequency control module. The WiFi router is linked to the control interface for communicating with the control interface via WiFi signals. The bridge is linked to the WiFi router for down-converting WiFi signals outputted... Agent: Leadot Innovation, Inc.

20140176309 - Remote control system using a handheld electronic device for remotely controlling electrical appliances: A remote control system using a handheld electronic device to remotely control electrical appliances includes a handheld electronic device and a command conversion device. The handheld electronic device uses a command input device to generate operation information. A command recognizing module receives the operation information, and identifies the corresponding home... Agent: Insyde Software Corp.

20140176314 - Smart device to media device coupling to create virtual control environment: An embodiment of the invention provides a method including receiving in an antenna of a smart device first wireless command and control data from a first electronic device. The antenna receives additional wireless command and control data from at least one second electronic device. The first wireless command and control... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140176315 - Smart device to media device coupling to create virtual control environment: An embodiment of the invention provides a method including receiving in an antenna of a smart device first wireless command and control data from a first electronic device. The antenna receives additional wireless command and control data from at least one second electronic device. The first wireless command and control... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140176316 - Display apparatus and method of displaying a message: A display apparatus and a method of displaying a message are disclosed. The display apparatus includes a display; a communicator configured to communicate with at least one home appliance; a storage configured to store a user setting message; and a controller configured to control the communicator to communicate with a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140176317 - Information terminal and communication system: An information terminal includes a vibrator, a detector, and a communication controller. The vibrator is configured to generate vibration by using magnetism. The detector is configured to detect the vibration. The communication controller is configured to control a data transmission using the vibration of the vibrator, and a data reception... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

20140176318 - Electronic device: An electronic device includes: a touch panel 30; an elastic member 70 that supports the panel 30 to be capable of vibration in a position of an opening 11 of a housing 10; a vibration unit 60 that vibrates the panel 30; a display unit 40 on a rear side... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20140176319 - Provide a system in car that will check if the registered mobile phone is within the range when car is started. if not, it will indicate to user that phone is missing. this will help the user in case user forgets the phone elsewhere. car circuit can commu: This invention is for additional feature to Bluetooth enabled car or Bluetooth attachment to be used with car which checks if the phone is reachable when car starts. If the phone is not reachable, user would get visual/audible indication. This feature could be turned on or off by the user.... Agent:

20140176320 - Resistance-based catalytic converter protection systems and configurations: A catalytic converter protection system that includes a controller, a catalytic converter having a housing, and a shorting element that has two terminals and is coupled to the housing. The system also includes a connector having an internal resistor. The connector is electrically coupled to the controller and the two... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140176321 - Intuitive eco-driving assistance method and system: An intuitive eco-driving assistance system is mounted on a vehicle and has an input module, a control module and an output module. The control module is electrically connected to the input module and the output module. The output module acquires images ahead of the vehicle and speed signals for the... Agent: Automotive Research & Testing Center

20140176322 - Display device: A display device includes an image-type display part which outputs various information, and to be mounted and used in a vehicle. The display part outputs a scale which has marks, a first pointer which points to a part of the scale to indicate a present value of a state quantity... Agent: Yazaki Corporation

20140176323 - Tire pressure detecting module and tire pressure detecting system comprising the same: Provided are a tire pressure detecting module that simply identifies a position of a tire detecting module to automatically assign the position of the tire detecting module and a tire pressure detecting system including the same. The tire pressure detecting module includes a phase angle sensor detecting a phase angle... Agent: Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.

20140176324 - Tire pressure detecting module and tire pressure detecting system comrpising the same: Provided are a tire pressure detecting module that simply identifies a position of a tire detecting module to automatically assign the position of the tire detecting module and a tire pressure detecting system including the same. The tire pressure detecting module includes a phase angle sensor detecting a phase angle... Agent: Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.

20140176325 - Electric vehicle and control method thereof: The present invention relates to an electric vehicle and a control method thereof. According to the inventive electric vehicle and control method thereof, the state of a fuel cell that is a driving power of the electric vehicle can be sensed to determine whether the fuel cell system is normal... Agent: Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.

20140176326 - Operational omission notification method and operational omission notification system: An operational omission notification method for performing operational omission notification to a terminal unit of a user of a vehicle when the user forgets to operate vehicle equipment after the vehicle has been parked, the method including: detecting an operational omission of equipment installed on the vehicle after the vehicle... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140176327 - Method and apparatus for determining that medical assistance may be required: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided in order to provide timely notification of a medical response service of a subject who may require medical assistance. In the context of a method, information regarding a subject is received from an interface system carried by a head worn device... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140176328 - Passenger management system: A system and method for passenger/user management in an environment is disclosed. The system provides tag enabled material to the passengers and multiple readers are located in the environment to track the location of the passengers within the environment. The reader communicates the tracked location to the management device in... Agent:

20140176329 - System for emergency rescue: Disclosed is an emergency rescue system that senses the changes in motion and the physical condition of the user according to this invention once it is activated. If there are differences compared to the information that had been stored previously in regards to motion and physical state of the user,... Agent:

20140176331 - Hard cover product with concealed printed security device: A hard cover product with a pair of cover boards attached to an outer liner in spaced-relation to define a spine, with a thin-film ink-circuit security device printed on a laydown area, and having an inner liner. The laydown area can be defined in the spine, and the inner liner... Agent:

20140176330 - Inexpensive safety alerting devices for munitions and a detector for same: The beam of a specific radio frequency is reflected back to the detector, mounted on a building, or carried by a law enforcer. When the reflected signal from the antenna bands reaches the detector, an output signal is produced in the detector, which is used to alert safety personnel or... Agent:

20140176332 - Piezo based fingerprint sensor structure: A device includes both a fingerprint sensor (112) and a piezo structure (114). The fingerprint sensor senses fingerprint data identifying a pattern of a fingerprint of a user. The fingerprint data for the user can be collected and analyzed in various manners in order to authenticate the sensed fingerprint. The... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20140176333 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a main body, a display portion configured to freely open and close with respect to the main body, and a notification module. The notification module is configured to generate a notification when an opening angle of the display portion respect to... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140176334 - Electronic frame for use with coupled conduit segments: An electronic frame for use in a downhole component coupling mechanism includes: a first frame element including at least one retaining structure configured to retain an electronic component; and a second frame element configured to be disposed at the first frame element, the second frame element permanently joined to the... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140176335 - Biometric monitoring device with contextually- or environmentally-dependent display: A biometric monitoring device with a display is provided. The display may, in response to receiving page advance requests from a user, advance through a plurality of different data display pages, at least some of which show aspects of biometric data recorded by the device. The biometric monitoring device may... Agent:

20140176336 - System, method, and apparatus for remotely monitoring surge arrester conditions: A system and method for real-time remotely (i.e., at least several miles away) monitoring MOV surge arresters conditions is provided along with a method and circuitry for sensing the total leakage current of a surge arrester in a power grid. Leakage current circuitry may include a MOV arrester leakage current... Agent: Eluminon, LLC.

20140176341 - Battery-operated stationary sensor arrangement with unidirectional data transmission: Embodiments of the present invention provide a battery-operated stationary sensor arrangement with a unidirectional data transmission. The battery-operated stationary sensor arrangement has a sensor, a means for generating data packets and a means for transmitting data packets. The transmitter is implemented to determine sensor data and provide a sensor data... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

20140176339 - Device for monitoring power consumption: A device for monitoring power consumption includes a measuring unit, a wireless communication unit, and a shell unit. The measuring unit is for obtaining a set of current parameters of an electricity-consuming apparatus, and is operable to obtain power consumption information with reference to the set of current parameters. The... Agent: Netvox Technology Co., Ltd

20140176340 - Method and system for powerline to meshed network for power meter infra-structure: A transparent networking system for meter infrastructure within a network. The system has a single transparent meshed communication network comprising a first ZigBee network provided within a first spatial region and a second ZigBee network provided within a second spatial region. The network has a powerline carrier configured between the... Agent: Jetlun Corporation

20140176342 - Patient environment with accelerometer: A system includes a patient environment having a first surface and a second surface, an accelerometer mounted to the first surface and configured to capture physiological data of a patient in contact win the second surface, and a connection to transmit the physiological data to a processing system.... Agent:

20140176337 - Solar panel wind turbine communication server network apparatus method and mechanism: The method included herein is an alternative energy wireless solar panel wind turbine communication server appliance node mechanism with built in communications server array, wireless energy and communications mechanism with protection, sharing, storage, accessing, authentication, battery management, certification, processing attachment and tracking mechanisms. The method and mechanism is utilized via... Agent:

20140176338 - Wireless communication authentication for medical monitoring device: Methods, systems, and devices for short-range low-power wireless communication of analyte information are provided. In some implementations, short-range low-power wireless communication of analyte information may include receiving an electromagnetic wireless communication signal and harvesting energy from the electromagnetic wireless communication signal. In some implementations, short-range low-power wireless communication of analyte... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20140176343 - Ad-hoc wireless sensor package: Systems, methods, computer-readable storage mediums including computer-readable instructions and/or circuitry for control of transmission to a target device with communicating with one or more sensors in an ad-hoc sensor network may implement operations including, but not limited to: obtaining location data associated with a portion of a region including at... Agent: Elwha LLC

20140176344 - In line inspection method and apparatus for performing in line inspections: An apparatus and method for performing inline inspections of pipelines of composite structure installed in a host pipeline or standing alone comprising a multiplicity of sensor/transducers located on or within the pipe structure to measure and record various pipeline properties, an activation/reading/storage device to activate read and collect measurement results... Agent: Smart Pipe Company, Inc.

20140176346 - Biometric monitoring device with contextually- or environmentally-dependent display: A biometric monitoring device with a display is provided. The display may, in response to receiving page advance requests from a user, advance through a plurality of different data display pages, at least some of which show aspects of biometric data recorded by the device. The biometric monitoring device may... Agent:

20140176345 - System and method for monitoring and alerting on equipment errors: A system and method is disclosed herein for monitoring and alerting on equipment errors. A server may receive data on a periodic basis. The data is indicative of operational states of at least one machine. The server may then analyze a quality issue associated with the received data over an... Agent:

20140176347 - Street lamp for providing safe driving information and system for providing safe driving information using street lamp: A street lamp for providing the safe driving information comprises: a main lighting portion for lighting a road; a vehicle reception portion for receiving an accident or malfunction occurrence signal from a vehicle in an accident or which is malfunctioning; a control portion for generating accident or malfunction recognition signals... Agent: Kmw Inc.

20140176349 - Computer-implemented system and method for directing users to available parking spaces: A computer-implemented system and method for directing motorists to available parking spaces. Availability of a plurality of parking spaces is determined. A street location of a dynamic parking sign comprising identifiers is determined. A direction of each of the available parking spaces from the street location is determined and the... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20140176348 - Location based parking management system: A method to provide an active parking system includes receiving, at a portable computerized device, parking preferences of a user for a parking facility of a retail store, determining, within a parking space index server, an availability status of each of a plurality of parking spaces of the parking facility,... Agent: Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

20140176350 - Method and device for assisting a driver in lane guidance of a vehicle on a roadway: A method for assisting a driver in lane guidance of a vehicle on a roadway includes: displaying a recorded image to the driver on a display unit, which image represents the vehicle surroundings; reading in an operating signal input on a user interface by the driver; selecting an object contained... Agent:

  
06/19/2014 > 75 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories.

20140167914 - Emulated radio frequency identification: A mobile communication device is equipped with hardware and/or software components to enable the device to output a data in a form of a radio frequency signal, emulating outputting of the data by either an active or a passive RFID transponder. The data may be a security key or an... Agent: Varia Holdings LLC

20140167913 - Lock device and electronic key system: A lock device is arranged in a vehicle including an inlet used for charging. The vehicle is configured to perform a predetermined control operation in accordance with a control request signal transmitted through wireless communication from an electronic key when a normal operation is performed on a control switch of... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho

20140167915 - Lock device, lock device controller, and electric key system: A lock device locks a locking subject to restrict removal of a charge cable from a power port of a vehicle or restrict access of the charge cable to the power port). The lock device includes a verification request unit that requests for wireless communication verification including vehicle interior verification... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho

20140167916 - Information processing system, control information processing device, and program: There is provided an information processing system that includes an information processing terminal equipped with an IC chip capable of non-contact communication with a reader/writer, a data provider device that stores a first data record for creating service data, and a control information processing device that creates the service data... Agent: Felica Networks, Inc.

20140167912 - System, method and apparatus for providing security systems integrated with solid state lighting systems: A security system including a plurality of LED lights with sensors operatively connected to a computer. The computer is also operatively connected to a plurality of other security system components, including, but not limited to, a facial recognition system, a license plate recognition system, an RFID system, a micro-cell which... Agent:

20140167919 - Collapsible storage rack with integral rfid tag scanner: A collapsible storage rack includes an integral RFID tag scanner configured to read RFID tags of products stored thereon. The storage rack is adjustable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration.... Agent: Seeonic, Inc.

20140167917 - Disease mapping and infection control system and method: The present invention is a system and method for disease mapping and infection control. It may collect data from many sources, including through the tracking of Entities and external sources. Such data may be analysed by the system and represented visually. The system further facilitates data modelling. The present invention... Agent: Infonaut, Inc.

20140167921 - Method and apparatus for tracking objects and people: An object locating, identifying, tracking, and surveillance system, denoted the Assets Locating, Tracking, and Surveillance System (ALTSS), is provided for managing physical objects and evidence in environments such as police departments, law offices, and the Courts. ALTSS employs radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, computer programming and database applications, networking technologies,... Agent: Automated Tracking Solutions. LLC

20140167923 - Reader device for radio frequency identification transponder with transponder functionality: A reader device for radio frequency identification transponders, which implements enhanced radio frequency identification transponder functionality. The reader device is capable of serving as a radio frequency identification transponder. Such a reader device includes a reader logic unit, a radio/high frequency (RF/HF) interface and an antenna, and is adapted to... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140167920 - Rfid tag movement distinguishing method and rfid tag movement distinguishing program: Provided are an RFID tag movement distinguishing method and an RFID tag movement distinguishing program with which are an RFID tag that has moved in front of an antenna and an RFID tag that is static are identified. Chronological read data of RFID tags including a moving RFID tag and... Agent: Mighty Card Corporation

20140167918 - Self-optimizing method of and system for efficiently deploying radio frequency identification (rfid) tag readers in a controlled area containing rfid-tagged items to be monitored: Radio frequency identification (RFID) tag readers are integrated with individual RFID tags to form integrated RFID units that are initially deployed to cover a controlled area with radio frequency (RF) coverage. A controller determines whether the RF coverage optimally covers the controlled area by controlling at least one of the... Agent: Motorola Solutions, Inc.

20140167922 - Systems and methods using single antenna for multiple resonant frequency ranges: A radio frequency device utilizing an antenna having a single antenna structure resonant on multiple resonant frequency ranges. The antenna can be configured to operate within multiple frequency ranges for communication according to respective protocols associated with the respective frequency ranges.... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.

20140167925 - Automatic mode detection in a dual operating mode rfid tag: A multi-mode, preferably dual mode, radio frequency identification (RFID) tag is adapted for automatic detection of whether a RFID reader located within communication range of the RFID tag is transmitting a continuous wave (CW) or modulated wave types of RF signal, and accordingly, mandating a response from the tag in... Agent: Amtech Systems, LLC

20140167926 - Terminal having radio frequency function and method of processing information of the terminal: Provided are a terminal having a radio frequency identification (RFID) function and a method of processing information of the terminal for allowing intuitive interaction between a screen manipulation and an RFID manipulation with respect to using an RFID related service. The method of processing the information of the terminal including... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140167924 - Methods and systems for using rfid in biological field: Biological reagent carrier devices and methods are disclosed, which employ RFID techniques to associate information with biological reagents.... Agent: Applied Biosystems, LLC

20140167932 - System and method for configuring the remote control functionality of a portable device: A system and method used to configure a smart device to command functional operations of a target appliance. The smart device retrieves from a controllable appliance, such as a settop box, data indicative of a codeset identity of the target appliance wherein the codeset identity was determined during a process... Agent: Universal Electronics Inc.

20140167933 - System and method for configuring the remote control functionality of a portable device: A system and method used to configure a smart device to command functional operations of a target appliance. The smart device retrieves from a controllable appliance, such as a settop box, data indicative of a codeset identity of the target appliance wherein the codeset identity was determined during a process... Agent: Universal Electronics Inc.

20140167934 - Electrical control system: An electrical control system.... Agent:

20140167927 - Automated wireless window control: A wireless control unit for the remote operation of windows for the housing industry. The control unit is activated through a wireless connection between a radio inside the control unit and a coordinating radio connected to the internet. Both the control radio and the coordinating radio use the wireless Zigbee... Agent:

20140167930 - Control radio communication system and control radio communication method: A control radio communication system includes a relay station and a child station, each incorporating a radio communication unit further including a receiver and a transmitter. The receiver detects whether or a signal transmitted from the upper layer corresponds to an emergency command. The signal not corresponding to the emergency... Agent: Nec Corporation

20140167931 - Method and apparatus for controlling a home device remotely in a home network system: Provided is a remote control method and apparatus in a home network system including multiple home devices. The remote control method includes receiving operation state information from the respective multiple home devices, receiving a control command for operation control of at least one of the multiple home devices from a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140167929 - Method and apparatus for controlling devices in home network system: A method and apparatus for controlling groups of devices in a home network system are provided. The method includes receiving a request message for executing a first operation mode from a mobile station through the Internet, reading a control list stored for the first operation mode, in order to determine... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140167928 - Wifi-to-serial encapsulation in systems: Embodiments include a device comprising an interface module for interfacing with proprietary legacy systems. The interface module comprises a data interface for interfacing with a processing component of the legacy system, where the processing component uses a proprietary protocol for processing data of the legacy system. The interface module includes... Agent: Icontrol Networks, Inc.

20140167936 - Remote control apparatus and method using dynamic script: A remote control apparatus and method are provided. A remote control method using a dynamic script in a control terminal includes acquiring a control module written in a dynamic script so as to control a controlled terminal, generating the acquired control module as a dynamic script character string, executing the... Agent:

20140167935 - System and method for appliance remote control identification: Systems and methods for appliance remote control identification are provided. An exemplary method includes receiving, at the appliance, an operational command message from a remote control device which instructs the appliance to perform an operation. The method further includes obtaining an identification attribute associated with the remote control device. Further,... Agent: General Electric Company

20140167937 - Circuit board structure: A circuit board structure for a low noise block down-converter is disclosed. The circuit board structure is used for transmitting a first radio-frequency signal and a second radio-frequency signal across each other, and includes a first substrate and a second substrate. The first substrate includes a first wire for transmitting... Agent: Wistron Neweb Corporation

20140167938 - Haptic accessory and methods for using same: A method for providing tactile feedback comprises displaying a visual representation of a physical object having at least one haptic property, generating time-varying data associated with the at least one haptic property from the visual representation, sending the time-varying data to a computing device including a feedback apparatus electrically connected... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140167939 - Haptic accessory and methods for using same: A method for providing tactile feedback comprises displaying a visual representation of a physical object having at least one haptic property, generating time-varying data associated with the at least one haptic property from the visual representation, sending the time-varying data to a computing device including a feedback apparatus electrically connected... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140167941 - Haptic system with increased lra bandwidth: A method of generating a haptic effect on a linear resonance actuator (“LRA”) having a resonant frequency includes receiving a haptic effect signal for the haptic effect, where the haptic effect comprises a desired frequency that is off-resonant from the LRA. The method further includes generating a first sine wave... Agent: Immersion Corporation

20140167940 - Method of converting audio signal to haptic signal and apparatus thereof: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus of efficiently converting audio signal to haptic signal. A method of converting audio signal into haptic signal, performed in a haptic signal converting apparatus, may include obtaining perceptive characteristic information of the audio signal from the audio signal provided; obtaining perceptive characteristic information... Agent: Postech Academy - Industry Foundation

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20140167943 - Wireless programmable cluster: A disclosed instrument cluster assembly for a motor vehicle includes a plurality of instruments for displaying information indicative of a vehicle operating parameter, at least one memory device for storing data utilized for generating information indicative of vehicle operating parameters and a controller in communication with the plurality instruments and... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

20140167944 - Display device: Each of an accelerator operation amount and a brake operation amount is displayed as an amount of displacement in the same direction (same side) from a reference position. Also, respective boundaries (or ranges) are displayed in the same direction for determining whether or not the accelerator operation amount during accelerator... Agent:

20140167946 - Driver and vehicle analysis: Methods, systems, and software are disclosed for operating a driver analysis system, including receiving vehicle operation data corresponding to operation of vehicles by drivers, identifying a peer group associated with a target driver, processing at least a portion of the vehicle operation data to determine driving performance of the target... Agent: Cartasite, Inc.

20140167945 - Method and system for tuning the effect of vehicle characteristics on risk prediction: A Method and System for Tuning the Effect of Vehicle Characteristics on Risk Prediction is disclosed. The system many incorporate many of those driver risk assessment system features previously disclosed by Assignee's Prior Applications. The present system provides a major functional distinction from those prior systems by adding the feature... Agent: Drivecam, Inc.

20140167948 - Intelligent tachometer: An instrument panel assembly for a motor vehicle includes a housing and an instrument panel surface supported within the housing. A telltale supported on the instrument panel surface is configured to alert a vehicle operator that a shift between gears is desirable responsive to a predetermined vehicle operating condition.... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

20140167947 - Physical pointer over flat display vehicle instrument panel: A disclosed vehicle instrument panel assembly includes a display disposed within a first plane and configured for generating an image indicative of vehicle operation and a pointer disposed on a second plane spaced apart from the first plane and extending at least partially over the display to highlight the image... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

20140167949 - Tire separation warning system and method: A tire separation warning system and method that includes a sensor that senses pressure of a tire and a receiver that calculates the amount of change in tire radius from the pressure of the tire received from the sensor. In addition, the receive estimates tire separation risk. A display warns... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140167950 - Tire air pressure transmission device and tire air pressure monitor system: A tire air pressure transmission device is provided that is configured to set a sampling period or cycle based on a centrifugal acceleration of a wheel in the centrifugal direction, and to detect the value of the gravitational acceleration component of the centrifugal acceleration at each set sampling period.... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140167951 - Vehicle fuse and brake light monitor: The present invention relates to a device in a motor vehicle having a system for monitoring the active status of vehicle light bulbs such as brake light bulbs and the corresponding light fuse and reporting the status to a vehicle driver.... Agent:

20140167952 - Automatic intrusion detector threshold controlling systems and methods: A system for automatically controlling intrusion thresholds of intrusion detectors deployed in a premises, the system including intrusion detector output receiving functionality operative to receive at least one output from at least a first intrusion detector deployed in the premises, intrusion detector output comparison functionality operative to compare the at... Agent: Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

20140167953 - Emergency response scenario simulators and simulation techniques: In one embodiment, a system includes a signal generator operatively coupleable to one or more detectors; and a controller, the controller being both operably coupled to the signal generator and configured to cause the signal generator to: generate one or more signals each signal being representative of at least one... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20140167954 - Systems, devices and methods to communicate public safety information: Systems, devices and/or methods include communication of information, such as real-time rich media (e.g., video and audio) to, from and/or between a mobile first responder, such as remote public safety field personnel for public safety applications. A mobile device/system may capture, store and/or transmit sensor data of mobile sensors associated... Agent:

20140167955 - Emergency responder accountability alarm: A system includes a slave device associated with a unique identifier and a master device in communication with the slave device. In response to receiving from the slave device a status signal indicating an emergency event associated with the slave device, the master device is configured to determine a status... Agent: Cellco Partnership (d/b/a Verizon Wireless)

20140167956 - Emergency exit sign having beacon modulefor indoor positioning, and indoorpositioning system using the same: An emergency exit sign having a beacon module for indoor positioning and an indoor positioning system using the same are provided. The emergency exit sign includes a power supply unit, an AC/DC converter, an indoor positioning beacon module, an LED lamp, and a charger. The power supply unit receives an... Agent: Winitech Co., Ltd.

20140167957 - Locator system, mobile information terminal, and locator: Disclosed are a locator system, a mobile information terminal, and a locator that realize a specific apparatus (locator) small in size and with a low price and that make it possible to easily find a lost device by building a link with a highly functional mobile information terminal. The mobile... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140167958 - Method for automatic behavioral phenotyping: A method of identifying and classifying social complex behaviors among a group of model organisms, comprising implanting at least one RFID transponder in each model organism in said group of model organisms; enclosing said group of model organisms in a monitored space divided into RFID monitored segments; RFID tracking a... Agent: Yeda Research And Development Co., Ltd.

20140167959 - Fire detector having beacon module forindoor positioning, and indoor positioningsystem using the same: A fire detector having a beacon module for indoor positioning and an indoor positioning system using the same are provided. The fire detector includes a power supply unit, an AC/DC converter, an indoor positioning beacon module, and a fire detection unit. The power supply unit receives an input of a... Agent: Winitech Co., Ltd.

20140167960 - Detecting defective shopping carts: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for identifying defective shopping carts are disclosed. A microphone is positioned to detect sound emitted by passing shopping carts and the output of the microphone is analyzed and compared to sound signatures for one or both of normal and defective shopping carts. If the... Agent: Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

20140167961 - Providing alerts, vouchers, or coupons once a plurality of geo-fences have been breached a number of times: The disclosure is directed to providing a notification based on breaching a plurality of geo-fence perimeters. An embodiment detects a breach related to the plurality of geo-fence perimeters, the breach corresponding to a breach of one of the plurality of geo-fence perimeters, records the breach as one of a plurality... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140167962 - Alarming pusher system: An alarm device configured to monitor retail merchandise on a retail pusher system is provided. The alarm device includes a triggering mechanism that activates an alarm when retail merchandise is removed from the retail pusher system. The alarm makes store personnel aware that retail merchandise has been removed from a... Agent:

20140167963 - System and method for monitoring an area using nfc tags: A system and method for monitoring an area using NFC tags. The NFC tags may be provided at predefined locations within the area, and may have different functions. A sensing device scans the NFC tags and sends sensing data to a remote server over a telecommunication network in real time.... Agent:

20140167964 - Disposable and tamper-resistant rfid lock: Implementations described and claimed herein provide an RFID locking apparatus including an RFID tag, a locking member, and a disabling member. The RFID tag is disposed inside a housing and has a chip and an antenna that emits a signal. The locking member includes a tube that extends outwardly from... Agent:

20140167965 - Method and apparatus for tracking objects and people: An object locating, identifying, tracking, and surveillance system, denoted the Assets Locating, Tracking, and Surveillance System (ALTSS), is provided for managing physical objects and evidence in environments such as police departments, law offices, and the Courts. ALTSS employs radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, computer programming and database applications, networking technologies,... Agent: Automated Tracking Solutions, LLC

20140167966 - Method and apparatus for tracking objects and people: An object locating, identifying, tracking, and surveillance system, denoted the Assets Locating, Tracking, and Surveillance System (ALTSS), is provided for managing physical objects and evidence in environments such as police departments, law offices, and the Courts. ALTSS employs radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, computer programming and database applications, networking technologies,... Agent: Automated Tracking Solutions, LLC

20140167968 - Method and apparatus for monitoring and control alertness of a driver: A method for monitoring the alertness of the driver of a vehicle, includes continuously detecting and evaluating at least one physical parameter of the driver while the vehicle is in motion, and transmitting a periodic audio signal with a predetermined frequency into a vehicle interior within a predetermined time period... Agent: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics Gmbh

20140167967 - System and method to monitor and reduce vehicle operator impairment: The method, system, and computer-readable medium facilitates monitoring a vehicle operator, the environment ahead of the vehicle, and/or forces acting on the vehicle during the course of vehicle operation to determine whether the vehicle operator is impaired (e.g., distracted, drowsy, intoxicated), alerting the vehicle operator when impairment is detected, and... Agent: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

20140167969 - Evacuation system with sensors: A method includes receiving, at a server, sensed data from a sensor located in a structure, wherein the sensor is part of an evacuation system for the structure. The method also includes determining, based on the sensed data, whether a threshold relative to the sensed data has been exceeded. The... Agent: Oneevent Technologies, Inc.

20140167970 - Refrigerant charge level detection: An exemplary embodiment of a refrigerant charge monitoring system includes first and second sensors. The first sensor is operable for sensing temperature of a liquid refrigerant line that is connected to, within, or extending from an outlet of a condenser. The second sensor is operable for sensing pressure of the... Agent: Emerson Electric Co.

20140167971 - Vehicle payload weight display method and system: A computer-based method for displaying an implement payload weight to an operator of a vehicle is provided. The method includes calculating an implement payload weight at a lift position, displaying, at a first location on a monitor, the calculated implement payload weight, determining an accuracy of the calculated implement payload... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140167972 - Acoustically-responsive optical data acquisition system for sensor data: A sensing and data acquisition system may provide a sensing assembly including a signal conditioner to receive an electrical signal from a sensor affixed onto an asset and supply an encoded digital representation of a sensed parameter. An acoustic modem may be connected to the signal conditioner to receive the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140167980 - Cable load measuring element with radio transmission of the measured values: Method for measuring cable loads in a mineshaft (2), comprising the steps: provision of cable load measuring elements (6) on the conveyor means, provision of a cableless transmitter for cable load measured values on the conveyor means (4), connected to the cable load measuring elements, provision of a cableless receiver... Agent:

20140167974 - Metrology with universal serial bus (usb) connection: Data communication may be accomplished between a utility meter and a peripheral device via a universal serial bus (USB) connection and a USB protocol. The meter may include metrology components arranged to measure utility consumption at a site. The meter may further include components for providing the data communication with... Agent: Itron, Inc.

20140167978 - Near field communications for utility meters: Techniques for utilizing near field communications (NFC) with utility meters are described herein. In one example, a meter is configured for operation, either in a stand-alone or utility network capacity. The example meter may include a processor in communication with a memory device and a tag device configured for near... Agent: Itron, Inc.

20140167973 - Physical activity inference from environmental metrics: Portable devices include environmental sensors that generate metrics about the environment (e.g., accelerometers detecting impulses and vibration, and GPS receivers detecting position and velocity). Such devices often use environmental metrics to extract user input directed at the device by the user, and status information about the device and the environment.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140167975 - Rf dynamic power control and radio protection in metering devices: Techniques for dynamic power control of a radio of a utility data collection device (e.g., utility meter configured for wireless communications) are described that utilize a detection scheme applied to a Front End Module (FEM) in the utility data collection device. A utility data collection device measures a Voltage Standing... Agent: Itron, Inc.

20140167979 - Smart meter system, management router, and meter: Management routers perform control for performing a prefix information delegation request for requesting a management server to delegate the management of prefix information, receiving, as a response to the prefix information delegation request, prefix information management delegation from the management server, and delegating the management of the prefix information within... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140167977 - System on a module for smart grid nodes: A system on a module and techniques for use and operation in multiple different smart grid devices and/or nodes are described herein. One example of a system on a module includes a processor, a flash memory device in communication with the processor, and a RAM memory device in communication with... Agent: Itron, Inc.

20140167976 - Virtual metering with partitioned metrology: A distributed metering platform virtualizes functions of a conventional metrology sensor and separates the virtualized functions from a metrology sensor. One or more virtual meters or applications may be instantiated at a network communication device that is remote from the metrology sensor and processes metrology data received from the metrology... Agent: Itron, Inc.

20140167981 - Virtual cluster meter (vcm): A distributed metering platform virtualizes functions of a conventional metrology sensor and separates the virtualized functions from a metrology sensor. One or more virtual meters or applications may be instantiated at a network communication device that is remote from the metrology sensor and processes metrology data received from the metrology... Agent: Itron, Inc.

20140167982 - Integrated rehabilitation system with feedback mechanism: An integrated rehabilitation system with feedback mechanism for a rehabilitant includes a computing center, a memory unit, a plurality of screens, a following module, a plurality of rehabilitation machines, and a feedback module. The memory unit, the screens, the following module, the rehabilitation machines and the feedback module are signally... Agent: Preventive Medical Health Care Co., Ltd.

20140167983 - Integration of vehicle with home-centric system: One embodiment is directed to a method for integrating vehicle-centric information with home-centric information. The method includes wirelessly transmitting a signal from a vehicle information device within a vehicle to a component of a home-centric system and receiving the signal at the component from the vehicle information device. The method... Agent: Zubie, Inc.

20140167984 - Pressure value transmitter with redundant pressure value indicator: A transmitter assembly with redundant pressure value indicator for a self-contained breathing apparatus is provided. The transmitter assembly with redundant pressure value indicator includes a wireless transmitter configured to transmit gas pressure data for a gas storage tank to a dive computer. The gas pressure data is retrieved from a... Agent: Johnson Outdoors Inc.

20140167985 - Method and system for managing a power-charging space for a vehicle, especially a self-service electrical vehicle: The invention relates to a method and a system for managing a parking space for a vehicle, for a space comprising means for detecting whether the space is occupied and at least one power-charging terminal suitable for automatic charging, especially automatic electrical charging following manual correction. Said method comprises, within... Agent: Bluecarsharing

20140167986 - Helmet-based navigation notifications: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are herein provided for causing navigation notifications tailored for a helmet to be presented in the helmet. A determination may be made, such as by a processor, that a helmet is being worn by a user while a navigation event is occurring. A set... Agent: Nokia Corporation

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