Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTTechnologies for generating a warning based on environmental conditions sensed in a vehicle include an in-vehicle warning system for determining whether an operator of the vehicle is present, determining whether a non-operator occupant is present in the vehicle, and determining whether environmental conditions sensed within the vehicle satisfy a reference condition threshold. Such technologies may also include performing an emergency action in response to determining that the environmental conditions sensed within the vehicle satisfy the reference condition threshold, determining that the operator of the vehicle is not present, and determining that the non-operator occupant is present in the vehicle.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method for home automation system is described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving input regarding a list of predetermined activities. The method may further include receiving monitored activity data of at least one authorized user. The method may further include comparing the received monitored activity data with the received input regarding the list of predetermined activities, and operating at least one aspect of the home automation system based, at least in part, on the comparing.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system attached to an object for communicating the object information to communication devices. The system includes an electronic circuitry to communicate an identification-information, and a hub section coupled to the communication device to power the electronic circuitry and further receives the identification-information transmitted from the electronic circuitry. The electronic circuitry may be embedded in a single chip/printed decal/flexible polymer foil. The hub section includes a generator, a first converter, a first switching unit, a first electrode, a first detection unit, and a hub controller. The electronic circuitry includes a second electrode, a floating electrode, a second converter, a buffer, a second detection unit, a modulation unit, and an analog processing unit. The hub controller authenticates the electronic circuitry on receiving the modulated identification-information; further the hub controller communicates the object information to the electronic circuitry and the communication devices based on the modulated identification-information.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA generator coupling kit is provided. In exemplary embodiments, the generator coupling kit may comprise a wire adapted to couple with a generator on a first end, the wire adapted to couple with an indoor electrical panel via a generator breaker; and the generator breaker adapted to couple with indoor electrical panel, the generator breaker comprising a circuit breaker.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system and computer implemented method for detecting a change in a home environment for a visually impaired user is disclosed. The method may include monitoring the home environment using a set of sensors configured to collect environment data for a set of areas of the home environment. The method may also include detecting an environmental change in an area of the home environment. The method may also include providing, in response to a triggering event, a notification of the environmental change.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention relates to a detection device (1) for a motor vehicle (VI) comprising at least one optical detector (3). Said at least one optical detector (3) being configured for detecting the approach of a person (U) in a predefined area in the vicinity of the vehicle in order to activate opening command means of a device for opening a movable panel (5, 7) of the vehicle (VI). According to the invention:—said detection device (1) comprises switching means for switching the function of the at least one optical detector (3) to a detecting function of an obstacle (V2) at a predefined distance of the vehicle (VI) when the identifier of an authorized person (U) is detected inside the vehicle (VI) and the vehicle movable panels (5, 7) are closed, and wherein—said detection device (1) comprises processing means configured to react depending on a detection of an obstacle (V2) by the optical sensor (3). The invention also relates to corresponding methods for detecting obstacles and for opening a movable panel of the motor vehicle.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTTechnologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to provide an indication of a location of a first vehicle. In some examples, a processor may receive a request for the location of the first vehicle that includes an identification of the first vehicle. The processor may search for the identification of the first vehicle in a memory associated with a second vehicle. Based on a result of the search, the processor may retrieve location data relating to the location of the first vehicle. The processor may transform the location data into the indication of the location of the first vehicle.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTProvided is a traffic communication network that includes a signaling system having a plurality of light signaling devices, a controller disposed at at least one traffic intersection, and configured to wirelessly control the plurality of light signaling devices, and a video camera configured to obtain status information of the plurality of light signaling devices. A remote control system is also provided to wirelessly transmit commands to the controller and the video camera, for controlling the plurality of light signaling devices.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTProvided is a traffic communication network that includes a signaling system including a plurality of light signaling devices, and a controller configured to wirelessly control the plurality of light signaling devices; and a remote control system in wireless communication with the controller and configured to control the controller
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTProvided is a traffic communication network that includes a signaling system having a plurality of light signaling devices, a controller disposed at at least one traffic intersection, and configured to wirelessly control the plurality of light signaling devices. A remote control system is also provided to wirelessly transmit commands to the controller and directly to the plurality of light signaling devices.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA vehicle driving assistance apparatus installed in a vehicle displays a predetermined light pattern on a road surface around an own vehicle. The vehicle driving assistance apparatus includes a coherent light source that emits a light source beam, a road surface projection optical system that scans the light source beam and emits the projection beam, a road surface presence information retention section and a control circuit. The control circuit stops the projection beam toward the position where the road surface is absent.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system and associated methodology determines the 3D position of an object using time of arrival measurements. In one embodiment, the system uses four stations to receive a transmitted or reflected signal from the object. The system finds the required coordinate component while minimizing the computational requirement.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTMethod for a deterministic selection of a sensor from a plurality of sensors, having a control unit and multiple sensors connected to the control unit by means of a three-wire bus, wherein the sensors are connected parallel to one another at a three-wire bus by at least two lines and a protocol frame according to SENT specification is used between the control unit and the sensors for a data exchange, and within the protocol frame a specified sensor is selected from a plurality of sensors by means of a selection signal sent by the control unit, wherein each sensor is associated with an unambiguous number of pulses for the selection of the sensor, and the selection of the sensor is performed by means of the selection signal having a predetermined number of pulses occurring immediately in succession.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA radiofrequency (“RF”) radiation protection device (“RFPD”) and method of determining electromagnetic radiation associated with a mobile communications device is provided. The device includes a mobile communications device having an RF signal receiver, an RF signal emitter, and a processor. The processor is in communication with a non-transitory memory storing instructions. The instructions when executed cause the processor to control the RF signal emitter to enter an activated state for a duration of time, in which activated state the RF signal emitter is controlled by the processor to selectively emit outgoing RF signals, which outgoing RF signals create electromagnetic radiation exposure. The instructions when executed further cause the processor to determine a duration electromagnetic radiation exposure value representative of a total of the electromagnetic radiation exposure created by the outgoing RF signals emitted during the activated state duration.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA battery monitoring device which is mounted in a vehicle and detects state information of a battery including a plurality of cells connected in series, the battery monitoring device is provided with a detection unit mounted on the battery, and a mounting member mounted on the battery. The detection unit comprises a board including a circuit for detecting the state information of the battery, and a first non-contact communication unit which is mounted on the board and performs non-contact communication via electromagnetic wave. The mounting member comprises a second non-contact communication unit which performs non-contact communication via the electromagnetic wave. The first non-contact communication unit transfers the state information of the battery to the second non-contact communication unit, and the second non-contact communication unit transfers the state information of the battery transferred from the first non-contact communication unit to a host device.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA vehicular assistance device, which is equipped to a vehicle and performs a wireless communication with a facility-side device to receive assistance information useful to a user from the facility-side device, includes a facility ID reception portion receiving a facility ID used for identifying a facility from the facility-side device, an area information acquisition portion acquiring area information related to a position of the facility, a position information acquisition portion acquiring position information of the vehicle, a determination portion determining whether the received facility ID is valid based on the position information of the vehicle and the area information related to the facility corresponding to the received facility ID, and a user ID transmission portion, when the facility ID is valid, transmitting, to the facility-side device, a user ID used for identifying the user as a request for transmitting the assistance information.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method of and apparatus for calibration of instrumentation and provision of calibration certificates comprises a portable field operable communication device and a remote information management device in wireless communication with one another, a data store comprising information related to each instrument to be calibrated, the portable device being operable to receive calibration requests from the management device and to facilitate input of data from an instrument the subject of calibration, and the management device being operable to facilitate generation of a calibration certificate or error report subsequent to receipt of input data from the portable device.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention provides a communication recovery method using an isolator in a communication system through a power line of land and marine equipment, wherein the method promptly senses situations, such as a disconnection or a short-circuit of a communication line, and restores the communication line for sensing and warning fire or gas in a larger sized space such as an inside/outside of a ship and an inside/outside of a plant or a building.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn apparatus for testing fire alarm systems allows for the remote resetting of a fire alarm system without being present proximal to a fire alarm control panel (FACP). The apparatus may also be used to test one or multiple notification appliances. The apparatus includes a portable control unit that is connected to the wiring of multiple notification appliances through a plurality of notification appliance circuit (NAC) connection terminals on the FACP or directly to a single notification appliance. An actuator for resetting a fire alarm system reset switch may be mounted to the FACP through an adjustable bracket. The length of the adjustable bracket may be adjusted in order to increase the versatility of the apparatus. A transmitter and a receiver may be utilized to remotely activate the fire alarm system reset switch as well as to activate one or multiple notification appliances during testing.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method and system for a configurable security and surveillance system are provided. A configurable security and surveillance system may comprise at least one programmable sensor agent and/or at least one programmable content analysis agent. A plurality of processing features may be offered by the configurable security and surveillance system by programming configurable hardware devices in the programmable sensor agents and/or the programmable content analysis agents via a system manager. Device programming files may be utilized to program the configurable hardware devices. The device programming files may be encrypted and decryption keys may be requested to enable the programming of different processing features into the programmable sensor agents and/or the programmable content analysis agents. The device programming files and/or the decryption keys may be received via a network transfer and/or via a machine-readable media from an e-commerce vendor.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTVarious embodiments of wireless ambient sensor unit are presented. The sensor unit may include a wireless transceiver configured to transmit sensor data and to receive instructions. The sensor unit may include a sensor configured to measure an ambient condition. The sensor unit may include a controller in communication with the wireless transceiver and the sensor. The controller may be configured to compare data measured about the ambient condition to a stored threshold while the wireless ambient sensor unit is functioning in a low-power mode. The controller may be configured to exit the low-power mode in response to the comparison of the data with the stored threshold. The controller may be configured to cause the data measured about the ambient condition to be transmitted by the wireless transceiver as one or more messages in response to the comparison to the stored threshold.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA validated healthcare facility cleaning and sanitizing system provides a comprehensive and systematic approach to cleaning and sanitizing practices at a hospital or other healthcare facility. The validated hospital cleaning system identifies hospital vectors of contamination; that is, sources through which hospital acquired infections (HAIs) may be spread. The validated system defines a plurality of modules within a healthcare facility, each having an associated cleaning process map designed to meet the particular cleaning and/or sanitizing needs and challenges faced by that module. Various stages of the cleaning process map include validation points, at which certain parameters designed to ensure proper cleaning and/or sanitizing of the module are verified.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates generally to an awareness enhancement apparatus and method for undesirable repeated behaviors, including but not limited to obsessive compulsive and related disorders, and most relevant to trichotillomania (hair pulling), onychophagia (nail biting), dermatillomania (skin picking) and thumb sucking, among others. More particularly, the invention relates to a sensing and feedback device and associated methods of use which indicates a behavior based on the user's physical gestures and positioning of the hands, these gestures and positions being related to these undesirable behaviors typical of such disorders and alerting the user so that he or she can reduce the behavior.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA footwear arrangement including a wireless interface device capable of sending input signals and receiving output signals to a first shoe having a primary controller. The primary controller sends signals to the second shoe, which has a slave controller that is controller that is controlled by signals from the primary controller.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTProvided is a wearable child-monitor system. the system comprises a movable peripheral device associated with a user, the movable peripheral device, comprising: one or more sensors configured to generate output signals conveying information indicating the location of the moveable device with respect to a central unit; a tangible non-transitory machine readable media storing instructions that when executed by one or more processors of the central unit effectuate operations comprising: establish wireless communication between the movable peripheral device and the central unit; define monitoring settings to monitor the location of the movable peripheral device with respect to the central unit; determine information indicating the location of the moveable peripheral device with respect to the central unit; compare the information indicating the location with the defined monitoring settings; and generate an alert responsive to the information indicating the location of the peripheral device breaching the location indicator threshold.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method to manage a hazardous condition is described. The method may include receiving, from a set of sensor devices, a temperature attribute and a first motion attribute. The method may include monitoring a motion sensor for a second motion attribute. The method may also include determining an existence of a hazardous condition based on a combination of the temperature attribute and the first motion attribute, and after monitoring the motion sensor for the second motion attribute for a threshold amount of time without receiving the second motion. The method may include sending a message indicative of the hazardous condition to a client device.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA distracting module system includes a hydro pneumatic solution tank, a valve, a nozzle, a controller and a detecting system. The controller is programmed to receive a sensor alert signal from the detecting system and send an activation signal to the valve to regulate and control fluid movement from the hydro pneumatic solution tank through the valve and to the nozzle, and to deliver information related to the sensor alert signal and the activation signal to third party devices.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn anti-theft tag has two slightly concave shells attached to each other by a hinge. One shell has an aperture through it and the other shell has a post located to insert through the aperture when the two shells are brought together. At least one catch tab extends laterally from the end of the post. The catch tab exceeds the width of the aperture and is constructed to give to allow the post to insert into the aperture, but to resist and prevent the extraction of the post. The post is severable to allow the remove of the catch tab to allow the opening of the tag. One of the shells also has a slot and the other has a tack. When the post is inserted through the aperture, the tack inserts into the slot. The tack passes through an object to be protected and maintains the tag in place.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA barrier alarm device for reducing the number of false alarms that may occur in a home security system. In one embodiment, a barrier alarm device, such as a door or window sensor, determines whether a barrier, such as a door or a window, has been opened, determines whether a human being is in proximity to the door or window inside a monitored premises. If a human being is inside the monitored premises when the door or window is opened, it indicates that the human being is authorized to be inside the monitored premises, and an alarm signal is not transmitted to a central security panel, thus reducing false alarms.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system, a device and a method for providing directional indication are provided. The system includes a detector configured to sense a condition, a guidance indicator configured to provide an indication regarding a path for egress, and a control unit configured to control the guidance indicator based on a signal from the detector.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA haptic actuator more improved performance in response speed, frequency band, etc according to touch of user by improving magnetic force structure, comprises a case having an accommodation space therein; a core fixedly mounted in the accommodation space; a first coil member and a second coil member mounted on the outside of the core to be vertically spaced apart each other; a center yoke disposed between the first coil member and the second coil member and mounted on the outside of the core; a magnet disposed on the outside of the center yoke; a weight fixedly mounted on the outside of the magnet; a first elastic member having an end fixed to the magnet and the weight, and an opposite end fixed to the upper of the case and elastically supporting the magnet and the weight.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTSystems and methods are provided for users to communicate with encoded messages via their wearables devices. Users can send encoded messages by pressing on at least one button on the wearable devices. Pressing the at least one button in different sequences can mean different messages. The encoded messages can be sent from a first wearable device to a second wearable device, and the received encoded messages can be displayed as a configuration of at least one light on the second wearable device. Messages can be sent over any suitable communications medium from one wearable device to another wearable device. Devices can also use other wearable devices to relay messages. A wearable device can be paired with a communication device and use the communication device's network to send and/or receive messages over a long distance.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA portable warning sign, warning light, and audible warning system, based on a foldable A-frame stand, has a warning message carried on one or both opposite faces of the stand and warning lights at the top thereof for attracting attention to the message. The warning lights, as LEDs, are battery- or solar-powered and are preferably rechargeable. A motion sensor and speaker for giving an audible warning of the danger to actual passers-by may also be included.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method and device for generating alerting sounds and broadcasting the same into the interior of a building so that an occupant can be made aware of the presence of a visitor at a door to the building. The sounds are generated by an exciter feature of a transducer held in a case, able to be gripped in one hand of a user, the exciter feature being able to be pressed against an exterior surface of the door by the user moving the case to a position adjacent to the door. The transducer vibrates its exciter feature in correspondence with audio signals transmitted to the transducer to broadcast corresponding sounds into the interior of the building by resonance induced in the door by the vibrating exciter feature. The sounds can resemble conventional alerting sounds such as a knocking or ringing sounds, and/or can be a spoken message either prerecorded in an audio source or created contemporaneously by being spoken by the user into a microphone. The device may be hand carried door to door as by delivery personnel and emergency workers and used to effectively alert occupants and eliminate the need for hand knocking or yelling a message through the door.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTSystems and techniques are provided for occupancy based volume adjustment. A signal including detected locations for several persons may be received. An occupancy model may be generated based on the detected locations. A volume adjustment for a speaker may be generated based on the occupancy model and a target sound level range for each of the detected locations. The volume of the speaker may be adjusted based on the volume adjustment. A signal including a detected location of one other person may be received. A location of other speakers may be received. The occupancy model may be generated based on the detected location of the one other person. The speaker may be determined to be closer to the one other person than any of the other speakers. The volume adjustment for the speaker may be generated based in part on the location of the one other person.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system for facilitating package delivery or pickup at premises of senders or recipients has a package door that is used for receipt and collection of packages. The package door includes an input device for entering package information and an image capture device for visually recording the arrival of a courier. Based on the package information entered via the input device, the system determines whether the package information matches a predetermined value, such as a package tracking number. The system may automatically unlock the package door if the package information matches such predetermined value. In other embodiments, a user may remotely monitor the package information and/or information from the image capture device to determine whether to provide inputs for unlocking the package door. The system logs the package information received from the input device and the image capture device.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTMethod for pairing an actuator with at least one wireless transmitter within a closing installation including a receiver receiving signals transmitted by the transmitter, wherein the method includes steps of placing the transmitter at a determined distance from the receiver and sending, from the transmitter and to the receiver, an initial configuration signal; using the receiver, collecting an identifier of the transmitter contained in the configuration signal and determining the power of that signal; and comparing the determined power of the signal with a pre-established threshold value; if the determined power of the signal is above the pre-established threshold value, storing the identifier of the transmitter and the value of this power in a memory associated with the actuator; and if the determined power of the signal is lower than the pre-established threshold value, rejecting the transmitter as being incompatible with a desired operation of the installation.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method and system that allows authorized individuals access into controlled access locations and the ability to grant temporary and limited access to guests into these locations. The method and system allows for navigational services to be provided to members and guests, and real-time tracking and confirmation to members and administrators that guests have arrived at their destination and did not enter any unauthorized areas. The method preferably can work through a system of wireless radio, sound and/or light-based beacons communicating with member and guest's electronic devices. Members and administrators can send one or more temporary electronic access keys to a guest's smartphone or other electronic device. Wireless radio, sound and/or light-based beacons provide an access control and location tracking system with real-time data about the member and guest whereabouts, allowing for the confirmation and tracking.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA security checkpoint for verifying whether a user is an authorized user includes: (a) a one-way mirror for concealingly permitting the automated recordation of data concerning a person at the security checkpoint; and (b) recording equipment for recording the data, the recording equipment being concealed by the one-way mirror; wherein the recorded data is sent to an analysis device for analysis and depending on the result of the analysis of the recorded data, an exit gate moves from a closed to an open position; the security checkpoint also comprising a document scanner to scan a document carried by the person and further comprising a printer to print a stamp on an identity document.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn automation system may include a smart doorman. The system may observe one or more guests to a residence, predict a user profile associated with the guest, and invite an administrator of the automation system to create the suggested profile of the guest. The system may store one or more biometric identifiers with a visitation pattern to determine if the guest requires a profile. In one embodiment, a method for security and/or automation systems may be described. The method may include detecting the presence of one or more guests at an entrance to a residence and comparing the presence of a guest to one or more profile parameters. A guest profile associated with the guest may be predicted based at least in part on the comparing.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA vehicle includes a controller, in communication with a vehicle keypad and at least one key fob authorized to access the vehicle. The controller may be configured to enter a keypad programming mode responsive to receipt of a predefined sequence including button presses of fob controls of the at least one key fob; receive a personal code entered to the keypad; and store the personal code for comparison with keypad input of a user requesting to unlock the vehicle. The controller may also receive input to the keypad; and provide keypad access to vehicle unlock functionality when the input matches a personal code stored to the controller during a keypad programming mode previously entered responsive to receipt of a predefined sequence including button presses of fob controls of the at least one key fob.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method of wireless forwarding of service related content in a communication session. The method comprises providing a conversion circuit fixated in proximity to a service providing system and having a client side communication unit and a system side communication unit, intercepting, using the client side communication unit, a first wireless data message having service related content encoded according to a first communication protocol, generating, using the system side communication unit, a second wireless data message having the service related content encoded according to a second communication protocol, and transmitting, using the system side communication unit, the second wireless data message to the service providing system.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA vehicle includes a tire rotation reminder system. The system includes a controller that generates a tire rotation reminder based on a predicted driving time for attaining a predetermined difference in tread wear between front tires and rear tires. The predicted driving time is based on a rate of change of a difference between a front tire circumference and a rear tire circumference. The tire rotation reminder is output when the predicted driving time is less than a predetermined time. The tire rotation reminder system may interface with at display to output additional information related to tire rotation. The tire rotation reminder may be communicated using a visual indicator, an audible indicator, and a tactile indicator.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA non-transitory storage medium encoded with a computer readable information processing program executed by a computer with a near field wireless communication function is provided. The information processing program causes the computer to perform the steps of exchanging data with any proximate information storage medium and proceeding with game processing in accordance with a time difference between predetermined timing and one of timing at which exchange of data with the information storage medium is enabled and timing at which exchange of data with the information storage medium is disabled.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system comprises two or more item storage bins, each item storage bin comprising: a wireless communication tag emitting a wireless signal having data identifying the item storage bin on which the wireless communication tag is positioned, and an indicator activated by receiving a feedback signal identifying the item storage bin on which the indicator is positioned; and a personal device comprising: a wireless communicator configured to communicate with the wireless communication tags, and a controller coupled to the wireless communicator and configured to identify one of the item storage bins from the wireless signal, and in response to identifying the one item storage bin, sending the feedback signal through the wireless communicator to the indicator.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe general field of the invention is that of methods for representing a rate of turn indicator for an aircraft implemented by an on-board avionics system. The method includes a step of graphically representing on a visualization device a symbol called “aeroplane model”, said graphic representation being a function of the specific speed of the aircraft and of its angle of inclination. In a favoured embodiment, said aeroplane model includes two straight arms interlinked by a common point and inclined to the horizontal symmetrically in such a way as to form an inverted V. The angle of inclination of the two arms of the V is proportional to the specific speed of the aircraft, the coefficient of proportionality being determined in such a way that when the specific speed and the angle of inclination correspond to values compatible with the standard rate, said arm is parallel to the horizon line, thus indicating that the aircraft is carrying out its turn at the standard rate.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed herein is a monitoring system including a detecting device configured to detect at least one of smoke and heat, an alarm in operable communication with the detecting device, wherein the alarm is configured to notify a user after the detecting device detects at least one of smoke and heat, a sensing structure configured to determine whether a heating apparatus has a temperature that is above a threshold, and a processor in operable communication with the sensing structure and at least one of the detecting device and the alarm, the processor configured to at least one of turn off at least one of the alarm and the detecting device; and reduce the sensitivity of the detecting device, when the sensing structure determines that the heating apparatus has a temperature that is above a threshold.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA safety enhancing pet collar device enhances visibility, tracks, and monitors surroundings of a pet. The device includes a band having a first end couplable to a second end defining a loop for positioning around a neck of a pet. A plurality of lights is coupled to an exterior surface of the loop. A battery is electrically coupled to each of the lights. A switch is electrically coupled between the battery and each of the lights wherein the lights are illuminated when the switch is in an on position. A light sensor is operationally coupled between the battery and each of the lights to illuminate the lights when the light sensor detects an ambient light level below a threshold level. A transmitter is coupled to the band and operationally coupled to a location detection unit for providing a location of the band to an extrinsic apparatus.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method and a system for determining an information transfer rate between a driver and a vehicle, where the information transfer rate is calculated using driver information measured directly from the driver and vehicle information measured directly from the vehicle. The method also includes retrieving a baseline information transfer rate for maintaining control of the vehicle from a baseline information transfer rate database. A driver safety factor is calculated using the information transfer rate and the baseline information transfer rate.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn informational lighting system for a machine having a cab may include a plurality of beacon lights located at a roof of the cab, the beacon lights may be located at discrete locations. The informational lighting system may further include a controller configured to provide signals for flashing the beacon lights.