Combined With Clock Patents (Class 346/20)
  • Patent number: 10922634
    Abstract: Distribution network response capability monitoring and compliance determination is provided herein. A method can comprise generating, by a system comprising a processor, a model of a target asset based on operation data measured at the target asset during a defined event. The model is configured to simulate a transient response capability of the target asset. The method can also comprise determining, by the system, a compliance of the target asset to at least one defined parameter based on the transient response capability of the target asset during a simulated event and as a function of the operation data measured during the defined event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Christopher Eugene Long
  • Patent number: 8154570
    Abstract: An arrangement (1) with a mobile data carrier (2) and a handheld device (4) displays driving periods, rest periods and other types of activity recorded by a tachograph and evaluated by the hand-held device (4). The hand-held device has an evaluation unit (11), a display unit (6) and an input unit. In order to minimize the outlay necessary for evaluating the periods of time, the recording data (20) stored in digital form in a memory of the mobile data carrier (2) designed as a data card (3) can be transmitted via a data transmission interface (17), to computers or notebooks in the transport company or in the vehicle of the control units, and the evaluation unit (11) determines and evaluates the driving periods and/or rest periods and/or the period of time spent in other types of activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Blank, Roland Gessner, Patrik Helbig
  • Publication number: 20090153598
    Abstract: An arrangement (1) with a mobile data carrier (2) and a handheld device (4) displays driving periods, rest periods and other types of activity recorded by a tachograph and evaluated by the hand-held device (4). The hand-held device has an evaluation unit (11), a display unit (6) and an input unit. In order to minimize the outlay necessary for evaluating the periods of time, the recording data (20) stored in digital form in a memory of the mobile data carrier (2) designed as a data card (3) can be transmitted via a data transmission interface (17), to computers or notebooks in the transport company or in the vehicle of the control units, and the evaluation unit (11) determines and evaluates the driving periods and/or rest periods and/or the period of time spent in other types of activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Joachim Blank, Roland Gessner, Patrik Helbig
  • Patent number: 7373346
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing and/or obtaining security services includes a database of information which relates to security services provided for at least one client. A computer that is Internet accessible hosts the database. The database includes security data received from at least one security officer computer. The security data is entered into the at least one security officer computer by a security officer providing security services at a client location, and the security data corresponds with security related events occurring at the client location. The database is accessible by navigating a web browser to a website that is in data communication with the database. An authorization code is provided that permits access to the database. At least a portion of the information in the database is retrievable by providing a request via the website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Inventors: DeWayne L. Hays, Robert Lewis Michaels, Jr., Arthur A. Vanderbilt
  • Patent number: 7298673
    Abstract: A time attendance system, including a time attendance clock, designed to be used in harsh conditions, such as outdoor job sites. A portable touch button, including a passively readable code, is brought into contact with the time attendance clock so as to create a time attendance record stored in the clock. Visual indicators and audible notification alert the employee of the acceptance of the act. Periodically, the time attendance records are retrieved from the time attendance clock, such as by using a hand-held electronic device which communicates in a wireless manner with the time attendance clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Exaktime Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Henryk Pappas, Scott K. Prewett, John L. Milligan, Stuart A. Karten, Valerie L. Doran
  • Patent number: 7212955
    Abstract: Data associated with at least one characteristic associated with the viability of a product is monitored. The data associated with the at least one characteristic is analyzed, and based on the analyzing, at least one future viability state condition of the product is predicted. At least one indicator is displayed related to the at least one future viability state condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Evan Kirshenbaum, Henri Jacques Suermondt, Kave Eshghi
  • Patent number: 6560166
    Abstract: A time recorder with a standard time radio wave receiving function is provided and a time display manually adjusted can be used even when time data is received from a standard time radio wave. When the time recorder is set manually such that a time is not corrected based on a time data from the radio wave, a control unit does not correct the time on a displaying unit. When adjusting data is input manually and the time data receiving unit receives the time data of the radio wave, the control unit adjusts the time displayed on the displaying unit. Also, a mounting unit is attachably/detachably mounted to a time recorder main body, and a clocking unit and a time radio wave receiving unit for receiving standard time radio wave are provided in the mounting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Saito, Takashi Sahara
  • Publication number: 20010050694
    Abstract: A time recorder includes a radio wave clock having a receiving controller for regularly executing a receiving operation of a standard time wave. The radio wave clock automatically corrects the current time based on the time data of the standard time wave on successful reception of the standard time wave. The time recorder further includes: a storing device for storing the time of successful reception of the standard time wave; and a receiving schedule setting device that assumes the time zone around the successful receiving time as the next receiving trial time zone. Preferably, the time recorder includes: a receiving operation indicator for indicating the receiving operation of the standard time wave; an input level indicator for indicating reception of the standard time wave during the receiving operation; and a controller for varying the blinking interval of said input level indicator depending on the input level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2001
    Publication date: December 13, 2001
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kozo Iwaki, Hiroaki Suto
  • Patent number: 6215735
    Abstract: A postage metering system includes a device to monitor the passage of a unit of time, a calendar profile, a system date and a control system. The calendar profile has parameterized data including day, month, year and leap year information so that dates may be reconciled. The control system is for advancing the system date depending upon the information contained with the calendar profile and the passage of a given amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen M. English, Wesley A. Kirschner
  • Patent number: 6061303
    Abstract: A time recorder includes a digital display and a printer for printing selected information including time, date, comment and number. A removable cover covers programming text which surrounds the display. During programming, the cover is removed to expose the text and accept and change buttons which allow a user to accept or change entries in several printing and other categories. Programming entries are indicated either directly or through codes which are described in the programming text. Customized comments may be generated by a user. A character count is maintained on the display during programming. The display is inverted by the user to allow orientation of the time recorder for table or wall mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Simplex Time Recorder Company
    Inventors: Walter P. Gauthier, Peter Nikolla, Michael K. Poon, Robert B. Staubitz, Timothy C. Repp
  • Patent number: 5317547
    Abstract: When a time card is inserted in a time recorder, for daily flextime, and selection is made of a work starting time column using a printing column selection key, the current time is printed onto a specific location of the work starting time column of the card. The printer time may be a work starting time rounded off in any desired manner. The standard number of work hours is stored in a memory circuit and any break times are added to the standard number to obtain an anticipated work ending time. The anticipated work ending time is displayed on a display unit and/or printed on the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Seikosha Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsumi Oishi
  • Patent number: 4847791
    Abstract: A system to process employee and job data, in a shop having a number of mechanic employees and a number of machines, including at least a first employee-input station, a second timekeeping station, and a third management station. A printer and a computer at the second station includes a program in the computer calculating from employee clocking of time and jobs the employee hours, the time spent on each job, accumulated job hours, and percentages of completions of jobs. Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) displays and keyboards are at each station. The keyboards at the first and third stations being special purpose keyboards primarily concerning employee clock-in and clock-out on each job and several cost-class keys that can be associated with various jobs. The program computes different costs on jobs depending on the use of cost-class keys. The first station has a listing of jobs and employees by character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Inventors: Joseph H. Martin, Carl A. Hammons
  • Patent number: 4837584
    Abstract: System for requiring the contemporaneous application of time clock data and personal data to a time card to prevent or signal the fraudulent application of either type of data at a time which is substantially different from the other type of data, i.e., by up to about 15 minutes. The present system includes the use of time cards having at least one color-forming chemical which may be in the form of a discontinuous coating, time clock transfer elements which may be coated with at least one complimentary color-forming chemical, pre-application of a liquid coating to the data-receiving area of the time card, which liquid coating permits the desired color-forming reaction only while it is liquid and which dries under ambient conditions before about 15 minutes, and the use of a signature-applying implement containing a special ink including at least one color-forming chemical and/or a mixture thereof with a transparent dye or pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignee: Leedall Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Sharkey, Robert T. Emerson
  • Patent number: 4819162
    Abstract: The computerized time clock system includes a personal computer via which employee, job and schedule records may be assembled and maintained. A computerized time clock communicates with the personal computer and received employee and scheduling data therefrom, in order to validate and record time-in and time-out transactions executed by employees. Current time records are maintained in the memory of the time clock and at the end of each day are transmitted to the personal computer for addition to permanent disk records including a record of each time-in and time-out transaction for an extended period. Sales records may also be maintained in personal computer 20, for example the quantity of liquor or food served by a particular employee or in a particular department, which sales information may be correlated with labor costs found in the permanent time records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: Time Management Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick W. Webb, Jr., Allen D. Almendinger, Kevin L. Bright, Kenneth J. Hendren, Donald D. Petersen, Michael B. Dandrea, Wesley R. Carlson
  • Patent number: 4797663
    Abstract: A monitor utilizes a sensor which transmits a signal when a specific phenomenon has occurred. The time of the phenomenon is recorded in memory for later withdrawal and analysis by the operator. Being small, palm-sized, the monitor can easily be attached to such items as a drawer to monitor when the drawer is opened. Additionally, through the use of two-sided adhesive tape or the like, the security monitor can be easily moved from one location to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1989
    Assignee: Tekmate Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Jess Rios
  • Patent number: 4686624
    Abstract: The portable apparatus for acquiring and processing information relative to the dietetics and/or health of a person comprises, in combination, a series (2) of alpha-numeric keys for inputting information relative to the dietetics and/or the health of the user; at least one ROM in which are stored data and instructions in relation with this information; a display (5) for displaying the information introduced and the indications relating to them coming from the ROM; and a device for effectively inputting (3e) and refusing inputting (3d) of this information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1987
    Assignee: Dominique Blum
    Inventors: Dominique Blum, Pierre Grandmottet, Pierre Bechtel
  • Patent number: 4491399
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for recording a digital signal such as a modified SMPTE time code on motion picture film as it is being intermittently advanced by a motion picture camera. The recorded time code includes a set of timing bits followed immediately by a set of synchronization bits. In one embodiment, the time code is recorded as a continuous signal with the last bit recorded for each frame having an extended length, to ensure that uncertainties in the specific times at which the camera begins and ends its advancement of the film don't result in the recording of a bit that is shorter than a nominal bit duration. In a second embodiment, an addition set of synchronization bits is recorded at the beginning of each frame, so that a time code reader assumes it corresponds to the previous frame and properly decodes the following sets of timing bits and synchronization bits as corresponding to the current frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1985
    Assignee: Coherent Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven A. Bell
  • Patent number: 4381511
    Abstract: A printing device for a time recorder in which printing operation is performed on a preselected printing column of a time card by means of a dot printer, while the latter is transversely displaced by a distance equal to the width of a printing column of the time card inserted into a card pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1983
    Assignee: Amano Corporation
    Inventor: Masamichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 4283769
    Abstract: A printer calculator includes a time information keeping circuit for storing current time information. A state detection means is provided in the printer calculator for printing out the current time information stored in the time information keeping circuit when a preselected state occurs in the printer calculator. The state detection means can be responsive to, for example, actuation of a particular key included in a keyboard panel of the printer calculator, and/or initiation of power supply to the printer calculator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1981
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsushi Asada
  • Patent number: 4281330
    Abstract: A device for recording and monitoring medical procedures, particularly during emergency treatment, including a keyboard with several groups of keys, one group representing different medical treatments, another representing different medications, another representing various dosages, as for example in c.c.'s and one representing numerical digits. When the keys are depressed a signal is transmitted to a microprocessor which routes it to a LED digital display for visual confirmation. Then, an "Enter" key, which is pressed at the time the treatment is actually effected, transmits the signals representing treatment, dosage, etc. selected by the depressed keys to the microprocessor which transmits the data, along with signals representative of the time of day from a clock circuit, simultaneously to a thermal printing device and to a tape recorder. In the meantime, signals from an external electrocardiogram machine are continuously being transmitted to the tape recorder to be recorded on a second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1981
    Inventor: Nancy J. Warrick
  • Patent number: 4208686
    Abstract: A tape recorder with means for displaying a time by normal and stopwatch modes is provided with a time signal generator, a first time data generator coupled with the time signal generator to produce first time data of normal mode, and a second time data generator coupled with the time signal generator to produce second time data of stopwatch mode. The tape recorder is further provided with a decoder to which the first and second time data are selectively applied and which converts the time data into time data for display, and a display unit for displaying the output of the decoder. A first switch actuated when the tape recorder operates in record and play modes and a second switch for changing a normal mode time display over to a stopwatch mode time display and vice versa are further included in the tape recorder. When the second switch is turned to the normal mode time display, the normal mode time data is displayed by the display unit regardless of the actuation of the first switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanobu Sato, Ken Satoh, Toshihiro Nakao, Kenzi Furuta
  • Patent number: 4175378
    Abstract: A timekeeping instrument is disclosed which is suitable for teaching a new system of timekeeping, namely, decimal time. By decimal time is meant the division of a day into decimal components rather than the conventional division of the day into hours, minutes and seconds. The teaching instrument disclosed has a single hand which corresponds to the hour hand of a conventional clock and the dial or face of the instrument bears indicia of the normal hourly divisions, that is, the twenty-four hours in a day. The face of the teaching instrument also bears indicia of the decimal divisions of the day. The face may also be provided with a digital display which presents a readout in decimal form of the precise time of day, and the day of the year. Another timekeeping instrument is disclosed which is suitable for timekeeping in decimal time. The instrument disclosed has a single hand and a dial or face having circumferentially disposed decimal divisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1979
    Inventor: Vernon E. Shelton
  • Patent number: 4122498
    Abstract: A data recording apparatus including a data recording circuit for recording event data provided by a data source on a first track of a magnetic tape and a time recording circuit which effects the recording of time reference data for the event data on a second track of the tape, the time recording circuit including a digital clock which provides encoded data representing month, day, hours and minutes for recording on the tape and an identification data source which provides encoded data representing an identification number for the data source for recording on the tape, the time and identification data being recorded on the tape in a bi-phase format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1978
    Assignee: Sangamo Electric Company
    Inventor: Robert E. Dyer
  • Patent number: 4063071
    Abstract: A flexitime recorder for informing workers of the respective actual times they have worked during a day's work program of work time including a break time as well as of a set work time within the day's work time less any break work time whereby each worker is apprised of the amount of his overtime or undertime with respect to the set time in which a programming means generates a first signal representing the day's program of work time and including the break time represented by an absence of the first signal and a second output signal representing a set work time within the day's program and in which a first gate responsive to the first signal couples timing pulses from a timing pulse generator to individually operable switches associated with storage counters, each of which is associated with an individual worker and in which a second counter responsive to the output of the first gate and to the second output signal of the programmer passes timing pulses to an additional counter so as to indicate set time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1977
    Assignee: Simplex Time Recorder Co.
    Inventors: Erich Willmann, Gunter Trischler
  • Patent number: 4060720
    Abstract: A date printing device, such as a postal meter, includes an electronic calendar clock which generates and stores signals representing different days and months of the year. The electronic calendar clock provides one input to a comparison circuit. Another input to the comparison circuit is provided by an encoder which generates signals representing the current setting of the date printing device. The comparison circuit samples inputs from the calendar clock and the encoder and generates a control signal when a mismatch is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1977
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Thomas Check, Jr.