Having Specified Mounting Structure Patents (Class 340/693.9)
  • Patent number: 9761093
    Abstract: An output device mounting plate can, in a disclosed embodiment, carry a fixedly mounted strobe unit and a displaced region to releasably attach additional output devices. The additional output devices can include a verbal output device, an audible output device, a visual output device, or an audible/visual output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Kucala
  • Patent number: 9013321
    Abstract: A bipole is fitted in a warning system socket for removably receiving a hazard warning system in order to set one of at least two operating modes of the hazard warning system. An electric characteristic of the bipole can be read out electrically by an electronic control of the hazard warning system via two electric contact pairs which are in contact with each other in the received state of the hazard warning system. In particular, the bipole is used via at least one pair of electric contacts, the pair being generally provided for externally connecting an optical and/or acoustic alarm emitter, in order to read in the electric characteristic of the bipole. The bipole is preferably a passive electric resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Urs Kästli, Matthias Nyikos, Beat Schmid, Reto Steiner
  • Patent number: 9007222
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a hazard detector may include a back plate and a front casing coupled to the back plate to define a housing having an interior region and an opening through which air flows into the interior region. A circuit board may be coupled to the back plate and have a plurality of components mounted thereon. A smoke chamber may be mid-mounted on the circuit board, mid-mounting being characterized in the smoke chamber extending through a hole formed in the circuit board such that a top surface of the smoke chamber is positioned above a top surface of the circuit board and a bottom surface of the smoke chamber is positioned below a bottom surface of the circuit board, whereby an interior region of the smoke chamber is accessible to smoke from both the top and bottom surfaces of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Mittleman, Andrew Goldenson, William Dong, John Benjamin Filson, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, Samuel W. Kortz
  • Patent number: 8970356
    Abstract: A vehicle approach notification apparatus for an electric motorcycle, which outputs notification sound for notifying a walker or the like of approach of a vehicle from a speaker attached to a vehicle body includes a control unit for controlling the notification sound. The control unit is attached to a position, displaced rather forwardly of the vehicle body, of a bottom face in an accommodating box disposed below a seat of the electric motorcycle. A cover plate, which configures part of the bottom of the accommodating box, is removably disposed above the control unit. A low voltage battery as a power supply for auxiliaries is accommodated on the bottom of the accommodating box displaced rather rearwardly of the vehicle body from the control unit. The cover plate is disposed so as to cover an upper portion of the low voltage battery in flush with an upper face of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Tamaki, Ryuji Akiba, Yoshihiro Nomura, Hiroyuki Shinmura
  • Patent number: 8933811
    Abstract: Smoke alarm comprising at least one internal chamber, which chamber has at least one opening towards the surroundings, such that air may pass through the chamber, and where means are provided for emitting light and means for detecting said light is provided in or around said chamber, where the change in light intensity registered by the means generates a smoke alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Cavius ApS
    Inventor: Glenn Højmose
  • Patent number: 8928487
    Abstract: An adjustable occupancy sensor capable of being secured to a light fixture includes a housing having a side and a bottom, a sensor assembly attached to the housing at the bottom of the housing, and an adjustable mounting assembly provided on the side of the housing. The adjustable mounting assembly includes a slot defined in the side of the housing and a track having a plurality of segments extending along the length of the track. The track is configured to be releasably secured to the side of the housing within the slot, the plurality of segments being configured to be breakable from the track to adjust a length of the track. The adjustable mounting assembly further includes a connector molded or otherwise secured to the track to connect the housing of the adjustable occupancy sensor to the light fixture. Other embodiments and methods are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Dyer, James V. Olson
  • Patent number: 8917188
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for detecting and warning against wrong-way drivers, the method comprising the following steps: a) establishing a radio field over a roadway section to be monitored and at least substantially transversely to a predetermined correct driving direction of the roadway section, the radio field having at least two radio field sections that are spaced apart when viewed in the driving direction and have associated reception field strengths; b) detecting attenuations of the reception field strengths of the radio field sections that occur due to radio shadowing during driving through the roadway section; c) determining the sequence of the radio field sections in which an attenuation of the respectively associated reception field strengths has been detected; d) comparing the determined attenuation sequence with the correct driving direction; and e) initiating at least one warning signal if the attenuation sequence runs opposite to the correct driving direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignees: Wilhelm Schroeder GmbH, Technische Universitaet Dortmund
    Inventors: Christian Wietfeld, Andreas Lewandowski, Kai Okulla
  • Patent number: 8912914
    Abstract: An apparatus for the treatment of containers may include a conveying device which conveys the containers along a pre-set conveying path and a size part which is arranged in an interchangeable manner on the apparatus. The size part may include a first identification element based upon RFID technology in order to identify the size part. The size part may in turn include a position detection device which detects a position of at least one element of the apparatus with respect to the size part and emits a signal characteristic of this position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Manfred Ziegler
  • Patent number: 8854196
    Abstract: An electric motorcycle includes a front cover for covering a head pipe of a vehicle body frame from a forward direction and a speaker for notifying an individual, such as a walker or the like, of the approach of a vehicle. The speaker has a sound emitting direction directed forwardly on the vehicle body and is disposed at a position on the opposite side to a key cylinder of a main switch, which is disposed in a vehicle body sideward direction of the head pipe, across the head pipe. A front stay support a front carrier disposed on the vehicle body front side of the front cover and is attached to the vehicle body front side of the head pipe is provided on the vehicle body rear side of the front cover. The speaker is disposed above the front stay as viewed in front elevation of the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Tamaki, Ryuji Akiba, Yoshihiro Nomura, Hiroyuki Shinmura
  • Patent number: 8830080
    Abstract: An emergency lighting system for a building includes at least one LED-based light. An emergency detector is operable to detect an emergency. The emergency detector produces an emergency signal in response to the emergency. A controller is operable to control the at least one LED-based light in response to the emergency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: iLumisys, Inc.
    Inventors: John Ivey, David L. Simon
  • Patent number: 8797164
    Abstract: 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 or an inner body attached to the cover boards conceals the printed security device from casual observation of its presence. The laydown area can be defined on a surface of a sheet laminated to another sheet to define one of cover boards. The laminated sheets sandwich the printed security device without a surface indication of the presence of the ink-circuit printed security device therein. In another aspect, the thin-film ink-circuit security device printed on a surface of the cover board is concealingly covered by the inner or the outer liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: SmartGuard, LLC
    Inventor: Dale Hunt Nichols, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8779906
    Abstract: A personal safety and alarm system including a siren/strobe light, and a pepper spray container which are selectively removably positioned in a holder with the holder being selectively detachably secured to a stand for use on a bedside table or the like or which may be placed in the person's purse or pocket. The system also includes a flashlight which is selectively removably secured to the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Douglas Manning
  • Patent number: 8738195
    Abstract: Methods and devices capable of measuring, analyzing, and monitoring electrical energy consumption of appliances and devices within a building are provided. Voltage sensors that are optionally connected to electrical socket outlets are employed within a building or section of a building to infer the identity of electricity-consuming devices and the amount of power the devices are consuming individually and collectively. Energy use inferencing devices according to embodiments of the invention provide ease of installation, simplicity, manageability, and ease-of-use that can engender deployment by electricity consumers, such as, home owners and businesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tomm V. Aldridge, James Y. Song
  • Patent number: 8723683
    Abstract: A cabinet for a fire extinguisher located in a building. The cabinet includes a housing having a door and a dome light located in an interior of the housing. The cabinet also includes an exterior light located on the door and a status light for indicating whether the cabinet is operating properly as a notification device. A fire safety system is also provided, wherein the fire safety system includes detectors for detecting an unsafe condition in the building and notification devices for providing notification of the unsafe condition. When an unsafe condition is detected, the interior and exterior lights are turned on to provide notification of the unsafe condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Floyd W. Crossman, Benjamin Collar
  • Patent number: 8653984
    Abstract: An emergency lighting system for a building includes at least one LED-based light. An emergency detector is operable to detect an emergency. The emergency detector produces an emergency signal in response to the emergency. A controller is operable to control the at least one LED-based light in response to the emergency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: iLumisys, Inc.
    Inventors: John Ivey, David L Simon
  • Patent number: 8610585
    Abstract: An electronic alerting device may include an earpiece adapted to be worn at the driver ear. The earpiece may include a microchip and a sensor located at an outer surface of the earpiece. The sensor may be capable of detecting when the driver eyelid closes and opens by generating and transmitting eyelid detection signals to the microchip when the driver eyelid closes and opens respectively. A transducer may be attached to the earpiece and adapted to be placed in the driver ear. A communication interface may be used to enable the microchip to communicate with the transducer. The microchip may determine a number of continuous occurrences of the eyelid detection signals and thereby generates and transmits control signals to the transducer when the number of continuous occurrences of the eyelid detection signals is above and below a threshold number of continuous occurrences within a unit of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew Kielbasa, Michael Kielbasa
  • Patent number: 8610581
    Abstract: A surveyor's mark and a method of forming the mark. A tag is embedded in a head. The head is removably assembled to a stick. The head is configured to be above a ground when the stick is planted in the ground. The head includes a tag. The tag in the head includes an identification number whose value identifies the tag and indicates if the head is disassembled from the stick. If the stick is planted in the ground and the head is above the ground, then pulling the head in an attempt to pull up the mark from the ground results in changing the value of the identification number in the tag from a first code value to a second code value that differs from the first code value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic Bauchot, Gerard Marmigere, Pierre Secondo
  • Patent number: 8587430
    Abstract: An active logistical tag for cooperation with cargo elements, said tag comprising: a housing compatible for attachment of said tag to said cargo; a sensor suite for sensing logistical prompts, said prompts including at least one of motion, static magnetic fields and incident electromagnetic radiation; and a transmitter coupled to said sensor suite, for communicating logistical information in response to said logistical prompts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Lyngsoe Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Don Ferguson, Mircea Paun, Ioan Nicolescu, Tudor Patroi, Oleg Iagounov
  • Patent number: 8516911
    Abstract: An ultrasonic sensor module attaching device and attaching method include an ultrasonic sensor module 1 having a flange 7 of which the diameter is larger than the hole diameter of a through hole 5 prepared through a bumper 4 of a vehicle; and a fixing ring plate 3 having an engaging section 3b with the flange of the ultrasonic sensor module temporarily fixed on the back of the bumper 4 and a large-diameter fixing section 3c which extends circumferentially of the engaging section and is fixed to the back of the bumper 4; thus, the necessity for positioning the fixing ring plate 3 to the hole 5 of the bumper 4 is eliminated, which can attach easily the ultrasonic sensor module 1 to the back of the bumper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Inoue, Yukio Nishimoto, Toru Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8514070
    Abstract: A mounting strap assembly of a tracking device includes a primary mounting strap and one more secondary reinforcing support straps. Continuity sensing elements and other tamper detection means detect any attempt to cut through the mounting strap assembly during an attempted removal of the tracking device from an offender or other mounted location. The reinforcing support straps keep the mounting strap assembly from being completely severed while providing authorities time to be summoned to the location where the tracking device is located and prior to the tracking device being completely removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: SecureAlert, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark L. Roper, Laurie H. Cummins, John P. Volpi, John L. Hastings, III
  • Patent number: 8493194
    Abstract: One embodiment is a warning system for bicycles that sounds like a car horn and weighs less than a pound. The batteries are size AAA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Carl Shoolman
  • Patent number: 8456317
    Abstract: A sensor module is mounted at a windshield of a vehicle. The sensor module can be connected, via a fastening section that is arranged on a module housing, to an element that is fixed to the vehicle body or to an element which is connected to a part that is fixed to the vehicle body. A sensor is accommodated in the module housing and is retained such that it can be displaced and/or pivoted from a first starting position into a second end position in order to rest against the windscreen. The adjusting movement can be initiated by an adjusting element which can be preloaded in the direction of the end position by means of a spring element and can be blocked in the starting position by means of a blocking element. Also, a delaying element is provided that can influence a parameter of the adjusting movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Magna Electronics Europe GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Rainer Stegmann, Heribert Werner
  • Patent number: 8355264
    Abstract: A mounting plate assembly for a notification appliance is disclosed. For example, a mounting plate is designed with at least one aperture for receiving a plurality of leads, e.g., from a backbox. In turn, these leads can be received by a plurality of contacts that are deployed on the mounting plate. In one embodiment, at least two of these contacts are in physical contact with each other at a juncture, thereby providing connectivity between these two contacts. However, the physical contact at the juncture is non-resettable, i.e., if a force is applied to the juncture, then the connectivity is severed and the physical contact between the two contacts cannot be easily re-established even if the force is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Inhong Hur, Luy Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8350705
    Abstract: A book product having an outer liner sheet defining spaced-apart opposing front and back covers, and a spine portion having a laydown area therebetween. A plurality of pages attached together on a spine side cooperatively attaches to the spine portion. A security device is disposed between the spine portion and the spine side of the pages in alignment with the laydown area for concealing the security device from casual indication of its presence and held after attachment of the bound pages to the outer liner during normal use thereof for book product purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Smartguard, LLC
    Inventor: Dale Hunt Nichols
  • Patent number: 8330613
    Abstract: A remotely controlled electronic display sign which operates with a plasma display and which provides for humidity and heat control and the like allowing the sign to be used in various environments. The sign is essentially self-contained and includes those components necessary for enabling a display of desired material from a remote control source or one located at the sign. A controller in or associated with the sign is accessible either electrically, or through satellite transmission or other wireless transmission from the remote source which allows the display of the sign to be changed at will. Thus, an operator at a remote source may, with the aid of a pre-prepared graphic design, transmit that design to the controller at or associated with the sign for display of that graphic information and potentially with sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Locke International Teast
    Inventor: Dave Gothard
  • Patent number: 8289167
    Abstract: A surveyor's mark and a method for forming the mark. The mark includes a stick and a head assembled to the stick. The stick is configured to be planted in a ground and the head is configured to be above the ground. The head includes a tag having an identification number. The identification number has a value which is a first code value. The stick includes a thin wire configured as an electrical conducting loop and connected to the tag. If the stick is planted in the ground and the head is above the ground, then pulling the head in an attempt to pull up the mark from the ground results in the head being disassembled from the stick and the thin wire breaking so as to open the loop which changes the value of the identification number from the first code value to a second code value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic Bauchot, Gerard Marmigere, Pierre Secondo
  • Patent number: 8242906
    Abstract: A merchandise display stand for displaying an item of merchandise defines an angled exit path for a security cable attached to the merchandise. The display stand includes a base configured for attachment to a support surface and an upright extending from the base. The security cable extends from the base through an internal passageway defined by the upright to the merchandise. The upright has an arcuate or an angled shape relative to the support surface and the angled exit path forms an acute angle with a central axis between about fifteen and about seventy-five degrees. A sensor housing may be disposed between an upper end of the security cable and the merchandise and configured for attachment to the merchandise. A first displacement sensor may be provided for indicating whether the base is separated from the support surface and a second displacement sensor may be provided for indicating whether the merchandise is separated from the sensor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 8237587
    Abstract: A continuously-arranged sensor system is provided that can eliminate a shift in timing between a determination signal of each sensor unit and sensor information relating to the determination signal. The continuously-arranged sensor system includes a network unit and a plurality of sensor units, which are connected by a serial transmission line and a parallel transmission line. In accordance with a command sent from the network unit, each sensor unit transmits the determination signal and the sensor information, provided at the same time as the determination signal, to the network unit via the serial transmission line. Therefore, the network unit can obtain the determination signal and the sensor information exhibited at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventor: Koji Fukumura
  • Patent number: 8228200
    Abstract: A device supports an electronic tag to extending neck of a bottle where the extending neck includes a perimetrical undercut thereabout. The device includes a housing formed of a pair of matable housing portions for attachment about the neck of the bottle. At least one of the housing portions supports an electronic tag. A rim is formed on each housing portion. The rim portions are mutually engageable and align to form a perimetrical rim. The perimetrical rim of the housing is seatable in the undercut of the neck to prevent longitudinal movement of the mated housing portions along the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: B&G Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chester Kolton, Michael Norman, Alex Tetiyevsky
  • Patent number: 8207848
    Abstract: An electronic locking device secures a shipping container and includes a housing, two arms, a sensing circuit, and electronics. The pair of arms extend from the housing and couple to the hasp. The arms transition between locked and unlocked configurations relative to the hasp, with one or both of the arms pivoting relative to the other. A bolt seal locks the arms in the locked configuration. The sensing circuit, which includes sensing contacts, is in a “closed” state or “open” state depending on whether the arms are in the locked or unlocked configuration. The electronics record and report the state of the sensing circuit, thereby indicating whether the arms are locked or unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Berger, Joseph E. Denny
  • Patent number: 8164473
    Abstract: A mine roof monitoring apparatus has at least two contact members. At least one contact member maintains contact with the roof of a mine shaft. At least one contact member maintains contact with a floor of the same mine shaft. A motion monitoring apparatus monitors the relative motion between the two contact members, and a flag on the motion monitoring apparatus changes position, when a predetermined amount of motion occurs between the two contact members. This indicates that the roof of the mine shaft has subsided enough to move the respective contact member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Roy Lee Robertson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8125321
    Abstract: An obstacle detecting device includes a wall member and an ultrasonic sensor. The wall member has a base member having an inner surface, and the base member extends in parallel with an imaginary plane. The ultrasonic sensor is attached to the inner surface of the base member for transmitting and receiving an ultrasonic wave via the base member. The ultrasonic sensor includes an ultrasonic transducer, and is in contact with the base member via a contact portion of the inner surface of the base member. The wall member includes a plurality of rigidity changing portions that are arranged on an other part of the inner surface other than the contact portion in an arrangement direction away from the contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignees: Denso Corporation, Nippon Soken, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiyonari Kojima, Toshihiro Hattori, Akio Nakano
  • Publication number: 20120007746
    Abstract: A mounting plate assembly for a notification appliance is disclosed. For example, a mounting plate is designed with at least one aperture for receiving a plurality of leads, e.g., from a backbox. In turn, these leads can be received by a plurality of contacts that are deployed on the mounting plate. In one embodiment, at least two of these contacts are in physical contact with each other at a juncture, thereby providing connectivity between these two contacts. However, the physical contact at the juncture is non-resettable, i.e., if a force is applied to the juncture, then the connectivity is severed and the physical contact between the two contacts cannot be easily re-established even if the force is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: INHONG HUR, Luy B. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8081081
    Abstract: The electronic apparatus includes a base sheet; a conductive pattern formed on the base sheet; a circuit chip mounted on the base sheet and connected to the conductive pattern; and plural protrusions arranged on at least one of a frontside and a backside of the base sheet to overlap at least a portion of the conductive pattern. The plural protrusions protrude in a direction away from the base sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kobayashi, Kenji Kobae, Takashi Kubota
  • Patent number: 8049636
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hand held tool monitoring apparatus (10). The hand held tool monitoring apparatus (10) comprises a mount, which in use of the hand held tool monitoring apparatus forms part of a hand held tool (22), and a monitoring component (12) configured to be releasably attached to the mount. The monitoring component (12) comprises an operative part of the hand held tool monitoring apparatus (10) and the hand held tool monitoring apparatus further comprises a vibration sensor and a timer. The vibration sensor is operable to sense vibration of the hand held tool (22) and to provide a vibration signal in response to sensed vibration when the monitoring component is attached to the mount. The timer is operative in dependence on the vibration signal to record a duration of vibration of the hand held tool (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Reactec Limited
    Inventors: Mark-Paul Buckingham, John Paul McKeown, Tim Kent, Charles Keepax, Stephen Dickson, Donald Black
  • Patent number: 8049639
    Abstract: A ceiling mount light with a single spherical lens with a 360-degree range viewing field to focus infrared energy into a motion sensor is provided. The ceiling mount light has a sensitivity regulating switch to adjust the level of sensitivity up to about 30 feet in the 360-degree viewing field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: HeathCo, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory L. Sibalich, Chik Kin Wing Ricky, Roger Dennis Cornett
  • Patent number: 8023286
    Abstract: A mounting plate assembly for a notification appliance. For example, a mounting plate is designed with at least one aperture for receiving a plurality of leads, e.g., from a backbox. In turn, these leads can be received by a plurality of contacts that are deployed on the mounting plate. In one embodiment, at least two of these contacts are in physical contact with each other at a juncture, thereby providing a connectivity between these two contacts. However, the physical contact at the juncture is non-resetable, i.e., if a force is applied to the juncture, then the connectivity is severed and the physical contact between the two contacts cannot be easily re-establish even if the force is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Inhong Hur, Luy B. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7978079
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic tag, and more particularly to an electronic tag including an insulating cap. When the electronic tag is being made, the insulating cap is arranged adjacent to heat-sensitive electronic components. The insulating cap protects the electronics from the heat generated when injection molding with hot plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Destron Fearing Corporation
    Inventors: Randolph K. Geissler, Steven Lewis
  • Patent number: 7969321
    Abstract: A smoke detector adapted for installation within a bracket of a ceiling downlight; the smoke detector comprising a lower body portion adapted for engagement with said bracket, and an upper body portion extending upwardly from said lower portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventor: John Spellman
  • Patent number: 7940167
    Abstract: A battery-powered occupancy sensor for detecting an occupancy condition in a space comprises first and second batteries, an occupancy detector circuit, a controller, and a wireless transmitter for transmitting a first wireless signal in response to the occupancy detector circuit detecting the occupancy condition in the space. The controller and the wireless transmitter are powered by the first battery, while only the occupancy detector circuit is powered by the second battery, such that the occupancy detector circuit is isolated from noise generated by the controller and the wireless transmitter. The occupancy detector circuit draws a current having a magnitude of approximately 5 microamps or less from the second battery. The occupancy sensor transmits a second wireless signal is response to determining that the voltage of one of the batteries has dropped too low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Steiner, Andrew Peter Schmalz, Greg Edward Sloan
  • Patent number: 7940185
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayer structure such as a cover paper for a booklet, in particular a passport. The structure includes a radiofrequency identification device having a chip which is received in the thickness of the multilayer structure without generating extra thickness, the materials constituting the various layers of the multilayer structure are selected, as are the thicknesses of said layers, in such a manner that the cover withstands mechanical and thermal shocks, and in particular is capable of being subjected to graining treatment, and/or to decoration treatment by depositing a film by hot transfer under pressure, and/or to lamination treatment while depositing security films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Arjowiggins Security SAS
    Inventors: Sandrine Rancien, Thierry Mayade
  • Publication number: 20110095900
    Abstract: Various inventive features are disclosed for efficiently generating regulation-compliant audible alerts, including but not limited to 520 Hz square wave alert/alarm signals, using an audio speaker. One such feature involves the use of a non-linear amplifier in combination with a voltage boost regulator to efficiently drive the audio speaker. Another feature involves speaker enclosure designs that effectively boost the output of the audio speaker, particularly at relatively low frequencies. These and other features may be used individually or combination in a given alarm-generation device or system to enable regulation-compliant audible alerts to be generated using conventional batteries, such as AA alkaline batteries. Various examples of efficiently generated regulation-compliant audible alerts and further enhancing such audible alerts by utilizing speaker enclosure designs are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: INNOVALARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Landgrave T. Smith, James J. Lewis, David E. Albert
  • Patent number: 7911356
    Abstract: A rain sensor is provided for fastening on an inner side of a windscreen of a motor vehicle. The rain sensor includes a holding frame for fastening to the inner side of the windscreen, a sensor element, a housing part for housing the sensor element such that the sensor element is arranged in the housing part, and a holding device for engaging the holding frame, the holding device being fastened to the housing part, wherein the holding device is brought into engagement with the holding frame in a pre-mounted state, and the holding device presses the housing part with the sensor element onto the windscreen in a final mounted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: TRW Automotive Electronics & Components GmbH
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Wohlfahrt, Thomas Ebner
  • Publication number: 20110025523
    Abstract: A mounting plate assembly for a notification appliance. For example, a mounting plate is designed with at least one aperture for receiving a plurality of leads, e.g., from a backbox. In turn, these leads can be received by a plurality of contacts that are deployed on the mounting plate. In one embodiment, at least two of these contacts are in physical contact with each other at a juncture, thereby providing a connectivity between these two contacts. However, the physical contact at the juncture is non-resetable, i.e., if a force is applied to the juncture, then the connectivity is severed and the physical contact between the two contacts cannot be easily re-establish even if the force is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: INHONG HUR, Luy B. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20100315228
    Abstract: A wearable monitoring unit can provide physiological information indicative of a condition of an individual wearing the unit, or, can provide ambient condition alarm related information, from a displaced ambient condition sensor, to the individual to warn the individual as to the existence of the ambient condition. A plurality of physiological conditions associated with the individual can be monitored along with a plurality of different outputs from displaced ambient condition sensors which are in wireless communication with the monitoring unit. All such information can be automatically presented to the wearer, or, forwarded to a supervisory unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Grilliot, Mary I. Grilliot, Michael A. Schubert
  • Patent number: 7847698
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayer structure such as a cover paper for a booklet, in particular a passport. The structure includes a radiofrequency identification device (31, 32) having a chip (31) which is received in the thickness of the multilayer structure without generating extra thickness, the materials constituting the various layers of the multilayer structure are selected, as are the thicknesses of said layers, in such a manner that the cover (20) withstands mechanical and thermal shocks, and in particular is capable of being subjected to graining treatment, and/or to decoration treatment by depositing a film by hot transfer under pressure, and/or to lamination treatment while depositing security films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Arjowiggins Security SAS
    Inventors: Sandrine Rancien, Thierry Mayade
  • Patent number: 7817443
    Abstract: A mounting plate assembly for a notification appliance. For example, a mounting plate is designed with at least one aperture for receiving a plurality of leads, e.g., from a backbox. In turn, these leads can be received by a plurality of contacts that are deployed on the mounting plate. In one embodiment, at least two of these contacts are in physical contact with each other at a juncture, thereby providing a connectivity between these two contacts. However, the physical contact at the juncture is non-resetable, i.e., if a force is applied to the juncture, then the connectivity is severed and the physical contact between the two contacts cannot be easily re-establish even if the force is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Inhong Hur, Luy B. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7812713
    Abstract: Device for measuring speed of a cycle having a frame, at least one wheel, a fastening axle about which the wheel is adapted to rotate, and a nut adapted to be threaded upon a threaded portion of the axle. The device includes a mechanism for detecting the rotation of the wheel, the device including a fixed sensor mounted on a portion of the cycle frame, adapted to detect the passing of an associated movable sensor element fixed for movement to the wheel, as well as a signal processor for processing the signal generated by the fixed sensor. At least one of, or both, the fixed sensor and the signal processor are housed in a casing fixed to the nut of the fastening axle for the wheel. The casing is fixed to an arm extending radially from the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Salomon S.A.S.
    Inventors: Bruno Montagnon, Gilles Parquet
  • Patent number: 7808383
    Abstract: A support includes a base having an outwardly extending projection with a passageway therethrough, and having a tag receiving portion configured to removably support a tag on the base adjacent one end of the passageway. A different arrangement involves a tag that includes a housing having an opening therethrough and having an annular surface around the opening, an annular gasket engaging the annular surface, and circuitry within the housing having a sensor located in the region of the opening and having a transmitter that can transmit wireless signals. A method includes defining a passageway that provides fluid communication between an interior and exterior of a container, supporting a tag on the exterior of the container, and causing the tag to sense, at a location in the region of an end of the passageway, a condition within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Savi Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikola Cargonja, Timothy R. Redler, Richard D. Lockyer, Kent G. Merritt
  • Patent number: 7786884
    Abstract: An alarm equipped door safety device for engagement at the hinge-side of a door's interface with a door jamb. The device is formed of an elastic body which prevents closure of the door to provide protection against crushing of a finger or object between the door and jamb. To provide warning and protect the door, the door jamb, and the hinges from stress damage, a body-compression activated switch generates a sonic alarm when closure of the door is attempted with the device engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: John W. McRoskey