Coded Message Patents (Class 340/534)
  • Patent number: 10111075
    Abstract: A system, a mobile device and method for wireless public alerting services is provided. The mobile device is configured to receive public alert services over a home network and a roaming network. Geographical location information associated with the mobile device and/or a subscriber of the mobile device is extracted. Based on the geographical location information, the mobile device's behavior associated with the public alert services is configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BCE INC.
    Inventors: Tony Hui, Francis Fernandes, Brian Smith, Shafiq Manji
  • Patent number: 9235976
    Abstract: A particular smart hazard detector may itself function as a guide during a process of installation of the same at an installation location. Additionally, the installation location of the particular smart hazard detector may play a central role in how various settings of the smart hazard detector are defined and adjusted over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nick Webb, Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers
  • Patent number: 8976015
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and a circuit configuration as well as a navigation system are disclosed, wherein the extraction and transmission of signals running on a line bus (1, 2) is carried out without having to sever the bus cable. Furthermore, a sensor (4) is disclosed, which outputs sensor signals reproducing the line signals and wherein the output sensor signals are amplified by a signal processing unit (11) and transformed into a defined digital signal shape (22). The filtered signals are then transmitted to a display device (14) or another device via an additional bus in wireless manner or by way of a line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Peter Rieth, Enno Kelling, Marc Menzel
  • Patent number: 8952792
    Abstract: A tuning circuit in an RFID tag may be used to match antenna and integrated circuit (IC) impedances to maximize the efficiency of IC power extraction from an incident RF wave. The tuning circuit, which requires less power to operate than the IC, adjusts a variable impedance to improve the impedance matching between the IC and the tag antenna and thereby increase the IC power extraction efficiency. The IC may begin operating according to a protocol when it extracts sufficient power from the RF wave or when an optimal impedance matching and power transfer is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Impinj, Inc.
    Inventors: Shailendra Srinivas, Jay Kuhn, Ronald A. Oliver, John D. Hyde, Christopher J. Diorio
  • Patent number: 8933786
    Abstract: Provided is a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag device. The RFID tag device includes memory which stores ID information and a second count value, and a certification unit which performs a certification process according to a keyed hash value received from the outside and a result of a comparison between first and second count values received from the outside, and adjusts the second count value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Ho Sun Yoon, Ho Yong Ryu
  • Patent number: 8686833
    Abstract: The control system has a structure in which sensor apparatuses each having a data communication function are connected to an electronic control apparatus through a common communication line, and the sensors of the sensor apparatuses are connected to the electronic control apparatus through separate individual signal lines to transmit sensor signals to the electronic control apparatus. The electronic control apparatus is configured to, prior to transmitting communication data to one of the sensor apparatuses through the communication line, set the signal line connected to the selected sensor apparatus in a state in which the voltage of the signal line is outside a variation range corresponding to a voltage range of the sensor signal, and set the signal lines connected to the other sensor apparatuses to each of which the communication data is not addressed in a state in which the voltage of the signal line is within the variation range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Toshikazu Hioki, Housyo Yukawa, Masayuki Kaneko, Fumitaka Sugimoto, Hirohumi Isomura
  • Patent number: 8625719
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for dividing workload in a digital signal processing system. In one embodiment, the system includes at least one analog-to-digital converter configured to receive a three phase analog waveform and a digital waveform. The system can also include a first DSP configured to interface with an external computer and a second DSP configured to receive the digital waveform and isolate a specified frequency range. The system can also include a plurality of DSP's configured to extract specified channels from the specified frequency range and output the extracted channel data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Haug, Chad Wolter, Damian Bonicatto, Verne Olson, Robert Zeppetelle
  • Patent number: 8604926
    Abstract: A system and method for guiding server chassis enumeration in a computer system are disclosed. One embodiment provides a method of connecting a plurality of computer server chassis configured as a plurality of nodes. For each cable connection between any two server chassis, a port on the first of the two server chassis to which a first end of a cable is connected is identified, and a port on the second server chassis to which a second end of the cable is connected is identified. The node containing second server chassis is uniquely designated by the port designator on the first server chassis, and the node containing the first server chassis is uniquely designated by the port designator on the second server chassis. An electronic alert is generated in response to any conflicting node designator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael H. Nolterieke, William G. Pagan
  • Patent number: 8508357
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to encode and decode audio for shopper location and advertisement presentation tracking are disclosed. A method for tracking a shopper includes receiving a first audio signal at a first location with a decoder attached to a shopping implement, determining a first code encoded in the first audio signal, receiving a second audio signal at a second location with the decoder, determining a second code encoded in the first audio signal, and transmitting the first code and the second code to a data retrieval device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Venugopal Srinivasan, Alexander Pavlovich Topchy, Arun Ramaswamy
  • Patent number: 8451091
    Abstract: The present invention provides, as one aspect, a control system having sensor units and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit includes a transmission controlling means which sets a signal line connected to the sensor unit, which is a destination of communication data, to a first state, sets the signal line connected to the sensor unit, which is not the destination, to a second state, and transmits the communication data to the destination via a communication line. The sensor unit includes a reception controlling means which determines a state of the signal line connecting a sensor to the electronic control unit. When determining that the signal line of the sensor unit is in the first state, the reception controlling means receives the communication data and performs a predetermined process. When determining that the signal line is in the second state, the reception controlling means discards the communication data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Toshikazu Hioki, Takeshi Iwai, Housyo Yukawa, Fumitaka Sugimoto, Hirofumi Isomura
  • Patent number: 8410900
    Abstract: Techniques for processing an incoming message from premises equipment at a monitoring location. In one embodiment, an event message, including digits with varying amplitudes, is generated at a premises (such as a home, office, factory, etc.) in response to an event at the premises. A communication channel is established between the premises equipment and the monitoring location and the event message is sent from the premises equipment to the monitoring location. The entire event message is evaluated based on the number of digits received compared to expected receiving parameters defined in a communication protocol. A number of possible interpretations of the event message is determined. One or more possible interpretations of the event message are eliminated based on the number of digits in each of the possible interpretations to create a subset of possible interpretations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Scott M. May
  • Patent number: 8379804
    Abstract: Event data messages can be provided by an interactive voice response (IVR) system to a complex events processor (CEP). The event data messages can include a Stream_ID and a series of textual elements. The Stream_ID can uniquely identify a call session between a caller and the IVR system. The series of textual elements can represent speech input provided by the caller. The CEP can create a text string from the series of textual elements of event data messages having the same Stream_ID. The text string can inherit the Stream_ID of the event data messages. The CEP can utilize user-defined business rules to process the text string. When the CEP issues an action message, the Stream_ID of the text string can be appended to the action message sent to the IVR system. The IVR system can modify the call session associated with the Stream_ID of the action message accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edward M. Lynch, David D. Martin, Jared M. Michalec, Victor S. Moore, Wendi L. Nusbickel
  • Patent number: 8369967
    Abstract: An alarm system controller is provided, having a packet data network interface; a security alarm system interface configured to communicate with security alarm sensors; and a controller configured to receive at least one input from the security alarm system interface, to process the at least one input to determine an alarm condition, and to communicate the alarm condition and a markup language interface through the packet data network interface. The packet data network interface may communicate with the Internet. An environmental control system interface may also be provided to communicate with an environmental control system and to communicate the markup language interface through the packet data network interface, wherein the packet data network interface is configured to control the environmental control system. The markup language interface may be, for example HTML or XML.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventors: Steven M. Hoffberg, Linda I. Hoffberg-Borghesani
  • Patent number: 8159334
    Abstract: A tangible computer readable medium includes instructions executable by a processor to cause the processor to communicate with a multicast alert server to receive a multicast emergency alert message via a multicast-enabled network of an Internet Protocol television system. The multicast emergency alert message includes data related to a location code and data related to a set-top box action. The computer program further includes instructions to execute the set-top box action when the location code matches location information stored at a set-top box device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John McClenny, Thomas Webster, Michael Thomas Raftelis
  • Patent number: 8094038
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are disclosed for providing location-specific information. One such method includes receiving location information corresponding to communication devices. The location information is determined based on characteristics of Internet communications and/or mobile wireless communications of the communication devices. A determination is then made based on the location information that a communication device is located within a certain remote area. Location-specific information that is based on the remote area is then transmitted to the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Hong Thi Nguyen, Michael Sean Denny
  • Patent number: 8054171
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for allowing a troubleshooter to reuse existing indicators, such as displays, LEDs, or specialized indicators, for a purpose other than the indicator's usual purpose. In response to an initial occurrence of a problem, the troubleshooter modifies the indicator's behavior to indicate a later occurrence of a fault or a set of faults, which may be the cause of the problem. Upon the later occurrence of the problem, the indicator is monitored for simultaneous notification of occurrence of the fault. After the problem is triaged, the modified indicator is returned to its original use. The notification from the indicator can be sensory, i.e., auditory, visible, or tactile. The indicator's change in behavior can occur after the fault happens once or an administrable threshold number of times, or intermittently. Alternatively, the change in behavior may become semi-permanent if the fault continues to occur for some administrable number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lanzafame, Christopher Moran, Richard Szajdecki
  • Patent number: 8040232
    Abstract: Provided are a Ubiquitous Sensor Network (USN) middleware apparatus and method for generating an information service based on heterogeneous sensor networks and a system for providing the information service using the same. In the system, a sensor node constructing a sensor network senses environment information, and a sensor network data transmitter collects sensed data sensed by the sensor node in real-time and transmits the collected sensed data in a message form. A USN middleware extracts object and environment information by cleaning, classifying and integrating the message received from the sensor network data transmitter, generates conditional events and context aware information from the extracted object and environment information, and provides the information service to an application program, the application program providing a user with information related to environment where the sensor network observes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Se-Won Oh, Yong-Joon Lee, Jong-Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 8022824
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is an anti-intrusion system for protecting electronic components (3) including a substrate (2) on which the electronic components are placed. A conducting enclosure (1) encapsulates the electronic components on the surface of the substrate (2). The system also includes a warning device. The system includes a transmitting antenna on the surface of the substrate (2), and a capacitive electromechanical microswitch. The microswitch is linked to the warning device by a signal line, so as to be able to activate it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventor: Afshin Ziaei
  • Patent number: 7936254
    Abstract: A set-top box device is disclosed. The set-top box device includes a processor and a memory device accessible to the processor. The memory device includes instructions to communicate with a multi-cast alert server to receive a multicast emergency alert message. The multicast emergency alert message includes data related to a location code and data related to a set-top box action. The memory device stores location information and includes instructions to execute the set-top box action when the location code matches the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John McClenny, Thomas Webster, Michael Thomas Raftelis
  • Patent number: 7915997
    Abstract: A system and method for remote activation of a device includes, in one embodiment, transmitting a command message according to a first modulation, and transmitting a signal representing the command message for the device according to a second modulation. The signal representing the command message transmitted according to the second modulation may be transmitted within the command message transmitted according to the first modulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald O. King, Riad Ghabra, John S. Nantz, Tom Q. Tang
  • Patent number: 7893823
    Abstract: A sequential brake light system for road vehicles has a brake light array of plural lights in a linear, concentric or radial series. A master and slave controllers are connected to the array for lighting the lights in sequence and repeatedly at a rate that is proportional to a deceleration of the vehicle upon braking. A speed sensor senses the instantaneous vehicle speed and deactivates the master controller if the speed is below a threshold value so that the array is not powered in stop-and-go traffic. A brake position sensor senses a position of the vehicle brake pedal and an accelerometer measures deceleration of the vehicle, so that the master controller receives signals corresponding to the instantaneous speed of the vehicle, a signal corresponding to the position of the brake pedal and a signal corresponding to the deceleration of the road vehicle for properly warning a trailing drive of the braking condition of the road vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Charles J. Morales
  • Patent number: 7733043
    Abstract: In a method and system for controlling a revolving door that has a plurality of chambers defined by wings of a revolver, at least one imaging sensor is provided for acquiring images of a first area where the plurality of chambers rotatably pass by or through. A drive causes the revolver to rotate in a first direction from a first position where a user can enter a first chamber via the first opening. Images are acquired by the one imaging sensor and signals are acquired from a position sensor that is operative for outputting signals indicative of the angular position of the revolver. Based on the signals acquired from the position sensor, each imaging sensor or its output is disabled and/or each image acquired by each imaging sensor is ignored when each door wing is in field-of-view of the imaging sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: B.E.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary T. Casella, Michael F. Stadler, Thomas P. Schluep
  • Patent number: 7671731
    Abstract: A warning system for buildings has evaluation units embodied as freely-programmable control units, and the evaluation units have at least one first interface with a building security bus, the evaluation units also have second interfaces for furnishing a high data transmission rate, and a data connection between a building management system and a first evaluation units is made by a series connection to at least one further evaluation unit via the second interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Heinz-Juergen Loges
  • Patent number: 7515036
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method of communicating emergency alerts. In a particular embodiment, the method includes receiving a multicast emergency alert message at a set-top box device via a multicast-enabled network, where the multicast emergency alert message includes data related to a location code and data related to a set-top box action. The method also includes executing the set-top box action when the location code matches location information stored at the set-top box device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John McClenny, Thomas Webster, Michael Thomas Raftelis
  • Patent number: 7477157
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining and/or monitoring a physical or chemical process variable of a medium, having a sensor unit, which produces a measurement signal with a piece of process variable-dependent, basic information, and having an evaluation unit which, from the measurement signal of the sensor unit, determines a measured value for the process variable, and which produces an output signal with information concerning whether the measured value is greater or smaller than a limit value. A first and second modulation range are provided, and the evaluation unit modulates the output signal within the first or second modulation range with the basic information of the measurement signal, with the evaluation unit modulating the output signal within the first modulation range when the process variable is smaller than the limit value, and with the evaluation unit modulating the output signal within the second modulation range when the process variable is greater than the limit value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Volker Dreyer, Chris Rompf, Alexander Muller
  • Publication number: 20080218333
    Abstract: A selectable mode field transmitter is configurable to operate in one of a plurality of operating modes having different combinations of function, performance, and power consumption. The selectable mode field transmitter includes a housing, a sensor located within the housing, and transmitter circuitry for transmitting data provided by the sensor to a receiver external to the housing. The transmitter circuitry includes a controller that electrically configures the transmitter circuitry to one of a plurality of operational modes in response to mode selection data received from a source external to the housing. Therefore, the selectable mode field transmitter can be configured based on the needs or requirements of a particular application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Hedtke, John Paul Schulte, Steven Richard Trimble
  • Publication number: 20080143552
    Abstract: A sensor array includes an array of nodes coupled to an optical transmission line. The nodes include a transducer, and encoder, and a transmitter. The transducer senses an environmental condition such as temperature and pressure. The encoder encodes readings from the transducer by means of a characteristic frequency to indicate which node generated the reading. The transmitter transmits the encoded reading to a decoder located near the opening of the oil well, or other blind hole. Power is transmitted to the nodes through the transmission line. A photo-electric converter at the node converts the optical power to electrical energy that is stored to power the node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Edgar R. Mallison, Gregory C. Brown
  • Patent number: 7349682
    Abstract: The home gateway system (60) for home automation and security has a wireless local loop transceiver (62). A home automation controller (64) is capable of sending and receiving a message with the wireless local loop transceiver (62). A home security controller (66) is capable of sending and receiving a message with the wireless local loop transceiver (62) and the home automation controller (64).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: SBC Properties, L.P.
    Inventors: Raymond Walden Bennett, III, Robert Wesley Bossemeyer, Jr., Donald Bernard Liebrecht, Barry James Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20080068183
    Abstract: In accord with a first computer-implemented method, 1) a plurality of duress codes are assigned to a number of users; 2) different response policies are configured for different ones of the duress codes; and 3) access to the response policies is provided via an interface of a policy engine. The response policies are retrieved, via the interface, as users enter ones of the duress codes into ones of a number of computer systems. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventor: John R. Diamant
  • Patent number: 7333011
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing an LED-based luminaire (100) incorporates one or more color channels (32-n). The luminaire includes a controller (50) that uses optical sensing and feedback to control LEDs (30A) in each channel to deliver a consistent intensity and/or color output. The optical feedback loop may provide measured intensity and/or color of the luminaire's output to the luminaire controller. The controller may then adjust the current, pulse width modulation (PWM) duty cycle, or both, which are delivered to discrete color channels of the luminaire to obtain the desired intensity and/or color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Singer, Brian J. Barnhart, Steve M. Butsch, Michael T. Vangeel, Paul L. Summers, Scott R. Mangum
  • Patent number: 7312704
    Abstract: A security system to create and maintain a secure communication link between a remote secure storage site and a law enforcement office using a continuous prearranged encrypted signal on the communication link. The authenticity of the encrypted signal is validated at the law enforcement office. Interruption of the encrypted signal is treated as an alarm that must be investigated. Sensors at the remote secure storage site detect intrusions and trigger the transmission of an alarm signal from the site to the law enforcement office on the communication link. The law enforcement office may enable video cameras or containment devices in the event of an intrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Roger Andrew Powell
  • Patent number: 7289023
    Abstract: The present invention comprises systems and methods for addressing exceptions (i.e., alarms) associated with a guard tour according to a predefined hierarchy. The exception is generated automatically based on data associated with the guard tour, as typically collected by an ETTS. The present invention receives tour data, and based upon predefined customer preferences and current conditions, generates a procedure to be followed to optimally resolve the exception. An exemplary exception is one based on the time interval between checkpoints. If, for example, the time interval is outside of a predetermined range, then an exception may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles R. Schneider, Wesley C. Adams
  • Patent number: 7286048
    Abstract: The present invention comprises systems and methods for addressing exceptions (i.e., alarms) associated with a guard tour according to a predefined hierarchy. The exception is generated automatically based on data associated with the guard tour, as typicdally collected by an ETTS. The present invention receives tour data, and based upon predefined customer preferences and current conditions, generates a procedure to be followed to optimally resolve the exception, typically based on to various parameters, including customer, exception type, day, date, and time of day. In response to an exception, a contact list is generated, the contact list being associated with one or more of the parameters. Based on the nature of the exception, the present invention has the ability to prevent an operator from clearing the exception until it has been resolved in a predefined manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Wesley C. Adams
  • Patent number: 7265663
    Abstract: A multimedia racing experience system is provided including a plurality of input devices, such as cameras, microphones, and telemetry sensors. All input devices communicate with an on-vehicle processing unit for multiplexing the input data into a data stream. The data stream is then transferred to a central location for display or recording on playback media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Trivinci Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Robert C. Steele
  • Patent number: 7126473
    Abstract: A security system to create and maintain a secure communication link between a remote secure storage site and a law enforcement office using a continuous prearranged encrypted signal on the communication link. The authenticity of the encrypted signal is validated at the law enforcement office. Interruption of the encrypted signal is treated as an alarm that must be investigated. Sensors at the remote secure storage site detect intrusions and trigger the transmission of an alarm signal from the site to the law enforcement office on the communication link. The law enforcement office may enable video cameras or containment devices in the event of an intrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Inventor: Roger Andrew Powell
  • Patent number: 7084754
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for communication status management. A first status change request is received from a user, the first status change request including at least a first user status and a first duration. A first current user communication status is established based on the first status change request. The user is prompted based on the first duration. In a particular aspect, the first status change request includes a first user status message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Roberto Benejam, Jonathan Samn, Oluyemi Babatunde Saka
  • Patent number: 7016770
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a first coding or decoding rule for a normal operation and of a second coding or decoding rule for a particular operation. Said invention provides the opportunity for speedily transmitting data between different satellite devices arranged in a motor vehicle and an evaluation unit arranged, for example in the central part thereof, even when the data bus (31, 32) of a transmission channel CAN (3) is externally short circuited, for example by a traffic accident, i.e. the data bus BUS L (32) and the data bus BUS H (31) are connected to earth (GND) or to a battery (Vbat). The invention can be used, in particular for protecting passengers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Bernd Pfaffeneder
  • Patent number: 6744381
    Abstract: An aircraft emergency warning system having a wireless transmitter camouflaged as personal effects. The wireless transmitter is capable of transmitting an alarm signal. A cockpit alarm control system is capable of receiving the transmitted alarm signal. The cockpit alarm control system is capable of outputting an activation signal. An aircraft surveillance system is electrically connected to the cockpit alarm control system. The aircraft surveillance system is capable of responding to the activation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventor: Michael J. Collins
  • Patent number: 6611208
    Abstract: A field monitoring and communication system for arranging circuits and components for environmental and other types of monitoring systems includes: (a) microprocessor-based modules for communications and a variety of input/output types and combinations: (b) remote and optionally, proximal calibration and regulator modules: (c) a variety of sensor inputs optionally comprising intrinsically safe barriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Rel-Tek
    Inventor: Albert E. Ketler
  • Patent number: 6594499
    Abstract: A power control system method for controlling the downlink (DL) transmit power from a base station (BS) to a mobile station (MS) in a cellular telecommunications network. A power balancing value &Dgr;P is divided into a number of smaller correction implements which are distributed over a plurality of spaced apart slots for DL power control. For example, if it is desired to correct DL transmit power by six dB, a total of six different correction values of one dB each may be implemented with adjacent ones of the correction values being spaced apart by a number of slots. The distribution or spreading of DL transmit power corrections over a period of time results in a plurality of smaller corrections as opposed to one or a few large corrections, thereby reducing potential adverse effects on the inner loop power control of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Andreas Andersson, Eddie Corbett, Ralf-Dieter Kukla
  • Patent number: 6492903
    Abstract: A multiple input-type and multiple signal processing-type device may include an input stage for receiving a plurality of different analog signal types, and down and up-converters for respectively downwardly converting first signal types and upwardly converting second signal types to a desired processing frequency range. Furthermore, the device may include an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for converting analog signals at the desired processing frequency range into digital signals, and time and frequency domain signal processing sections connected to the ADC for processing the digital signals. Furthermore, the device may advantageously include a user selector input for permitting a user to selectively activate one of the down-converter or up-converter and one of the time or frequency domain signal processing sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventor: Peter M. Ranon
  • Publication number: 20020163449
    Abstract: A vehicle tracking unit is provided for a vehicle of a type comprising a vehicle data bus extending throughout the vehicle and at least one operable vehicle device connected thereto. The at least one operable vehicle device may be responsive to at least one data bus code on the vehicle data bus. The vehicle tracking unit may include a vehicle position determining device, a wireless communications device, and a controller cooperating with the vehicle position determining device and the wireless communications device to send vehicle position information to a monitoring station. Moreover, the controller may generate the at least one data bus code on the vehicle data communications bus to control the at least one operable vehicle device based upon a command signal received by the wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventor: Kenneth E. Flick
  • Patent number: 6344799
    Abstract: An indexed database alarm and monitor, for assigning each unit of a multiple unit system a labeled index of pre-selected designations, and or descriptions of use by voice-playback and reporting, by voice-playback of first detecting units designation and or description of use by each unit in the system. Being comprised of the following components, a fire sensor, an alarm IC with piezo horn and detection I/O, a multiple position encoder, a 8-bit dip switch, a radio frequency decoder transmitter and receiver encoder with antenna switch and antenna, a voice-playback device with speaker and a microcontroller all housed within one unit. A complete system being comprised of a plurality of said units, equal to the number of positions on the multiple position encoder, each units multiple position encoders position being different and generating a different index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Inventor: Calvin Walker
  • Patent number: 6339373
    Abstract: A sensor device is provided for sensing a selected parameter such as pressure or temperature at a selected site, which is typically a remote site, and for generating outputs, normally to a control site, which outputs are either selected steady state or non-steady state outputs, the non-steady state outputs being indicative of the parameter being within a normal or acceptable range and/or the parameter being within an unacceptable or alarm range. The steady state outputs can be indicative either of the parameter being within a normal range or of a device failure. A particular steady state output, for example a null output, may be indicative of all failure conditions or different steady state outputs may be utilized to indicate different failure conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Inventors: Dale A. Zeskind, Dennis Lonigro, Donald Smith
  • Patent number: 6326885
    Abstract: A keyless security system which has eliminated the need for providing a vehicle-mounted receiver with an electric field detector, thereby achieving a simpler construction with resultant lower cost. The keyless security system is equipped with a portable transmitter for transmitting a remote control signal for locking and unlocking a vehicular door lock mechanism and a vehicle-mounted receiver which has a signal receiver for receiving the remote control signal, a signal processing unit for processing the remote control signal, and a control unit for monitoring each section of the vehicle and also for controlling the entire system. The control unit and the signal receiver are placed periodically in an activated condition and a standby condition. When the control unit detects the electric field of a received remote control signal, the control unit and the signal receiver are placed in a continuously activated condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Togashi
  • Patent number: 6323767
    Abstract: This invention teaches a method and apparatus of LEDS, non volatile memory, an LCD, microcontrollers and a keypad to quickly determine the decoding status of EAS and SAME messages; a method and apparatus for the user to define the translation of these messages into custom text messages, abbreviations and different languages; and a method and apparatus for interfacing the decoded messages to alphanumeric paging, personal communication text messaging services, internet, email and remote LED signboards boards by hardware, modem and pager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Inventor: Daniel R. Gropper
  • Publication number: 20010040422
    Abstract: A method and system for receiving and returning packages using a parcel keeper receptacle. A parcel keeper receptacle is a lockable box secured, locked or attached at a delivery address accessible by delivery persons with the interior accessible using an access code, optionally having an indicator specifying whether a package is inside. The parcel keeper unit itself provides a secure mechanism for delivery of packages. The method of access to a parcel keeper receptacle is a combination code controlled by the owner. The owner purchases an item via the Internet, catalog, telephone or other mechanism that requires delivery. Preferably, the purchaser provides the seller with the parcel keeper code on the address line at the time of placing an order. Alternately, the purchaser may inform the seller using another method, such as verbally informing the seller, that the delivery person is to use the parcel keeper receptacle for delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Gramlich
  • Patent number: 6295002
    Abstract: When bidirectional wireless communication has been established between a controller section, a system main section transmits an instruction to the controller section to detect a remaining power of a battery. The system main section designates a timing to detect the remaining power and displays the result. The system main section can determine the occurrence of an error when no response is received, resulting in confirmation that the battery has run out in the controller section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuko Fukuda
  • Patent number: 6281789
    Abstract: An alarm system which includes multiple notification appliances for signaling an alarm condition. The system controller intelligently controls the notification appliances including notification devices such as an audible or visual alarm through multi-bit digital messages sent over common communication lines. The alarm system has both a supervisory or standby mode and an active mode of operation. In the standby mode, the notification appliances are powered at a first polarity DC voltage. In an active mode of operation, the first polarity voltage is reversed (or forward biased) to energize all the notification appliances on the communication lines. The system controller controls operation of the visual alarms by issuing synchronization signals, wherein the line voltage drops to zero, which trigger the visual alarms. An audible alarm command signal is embedded within the synchronization signal to control operation of the audible alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Simplex Time Recorder Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Furtado, Mark P. Barrieau, Anthony J. Capowski
  • Patent number: RE44102
    Abstract: An indexed database alarm and monitor, for assigning each unit of a multiple unit system a labeled index of pre-selected designations, and or descriptions of use by voice-playback and reporting, by voice-playback of first detecting units designation and or description of use by each unit in the system. Being comprised of the following components, a fire sensor, an alarm IC with piezo horn and detection I/O, a multiple position encoder, a 8-bit dip switch, a radio frequency decoder transmitter and receiver encoder with antenna switch and antenna, a voice-playback device with speaker and a microcontroller all housed within one unit. A complete system being comprised of a plurality of said units, equal to the number of positions on the multiple position encoder, each units multiple position encoders position being different and generating a different index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Calvin Walker