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COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED SYSTEMS UTILIZING SENSOR NETWORKS FOR SENSING TEMPERATURE AND MOTION ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETERS; AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Computer-implemented systems utilizing sensor networks for sensing temperature and motion environmental parameters, and performing at least operations of electronically establishing, based on pattern recognition criteria, correspondence of a plurality of representative features a plurality of characteristics of an occurrence, where a first instance of the occurrence occurred within a first time period of a plurality of time periods; electronically discovering, based on the correspondence, a second instance of the occurrence in an environment during a second time period of the plurality of time periods; and electronically causing, based on the discovery of the second instance of the occurrence, a change in the environment via an electronically-controlled device.



TIRE SENSOR-BASED MILEAGE TRACKING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A tire tracking system and method for tracking travel mileage experienced by a vehicle tire includes a tire-affixed identification transponder operative to generate tire-specific identification data; a vehicle-based incremental vehicle travel distance estimator for generating a synchronous stream of incremental vehicle travel distance estimations; and a timestamp synchronization and distance traveled estimator operative to generate a continuous synchronous stream of incremental tire travel distance estimations from the incremental vehicle travel distance estimations. A mobile network uploads the incremental tire travel distance estimations and the tire-specific identification data to a remote server that generates an aggregate of the tire travel distance estimations in a form accessible by the tire-specific identification data.



Self-Identifying, Multi-Function Sensor Device and Monitoring System Including Same

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A home security and automation system includes multi-sensor sensor devices that communicate with a base unit. Each sensor device is a self-identifying multi-function device that includes a housing, multiple sensors disposed in the housing, and a communication device disposed in the housing that permits communication between the sensor device and the base unit. Each sensor device is configured to be operated in multiple operating modes, and an active operating mode of each sensor device, corresponding to one operating mode selected from the several possible operating modes, is determined by the orientation in space of the sensor device housing. The base unit is configured to receive from each sensor device information identifying the active operating mode.



REDUNDANT WIRED PIPE-IN-PIPE TELEMETRY SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method for providing redundant wired pipe-in-pipe telemetry is described. In one embodiment, a system includes an outer pipe and an inner pipe disposed within the outer pipe. The outer pipe axially supports the inner pipe using a collar of the inner pipe. A first conductive element is coupled to the inner pipe and disposed at least partially within an annulus between the inner pipe and the outer pipe. A second conductive element is disposed within the outer pipe. A wired path controller is coupled to the collar of the inner pipe, and also coupled to the first conductive element and the second conductive element. A connector is coupled to the collar of the inner pipe, which coupled the second conductive element to the wired path controller



WEARABLE NAVIGATION ASSISTANCE FOR THE VISION-IMPAIRED

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An assistive device includes a sensor that detects information using a first modality; an actuator that conveys information using a second, different modality; and a controller that automatically receives information from the sensor and operates the actuator to provide a corresponding actuation. A sensory assisting system for a user includes assistive devices and a support the user wears to hold the devices in proximity to body parts. The fields of view of the devices' sensors extend at least partly outward from the body parts. The controller reads the sensors and operates the corresponding actuators. The actuators are as close as possible to their corresponding sensors. A method of configuring a sensory assisting system includes successively activating actuators and receiving corresponding user feedback; determining perceptibility relationships for devices per the feedback; and repeatedly: activating the actuators per a virtual environment, a user avatar position, and the relationships; receiving a user navigation command; and moving the user avatar.



METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REDUCING A HAZARD TO AND/OR BY A VEHICLE SITUATED ON A PARKING LOT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for reducing a hazard to and/or by a vehicle situated on a parking lot, including the following: checking a communication link between a vehicle situated on a parking lot and a parking lot management system for operating the parking lot while the vehicle is driving at least partially assisted on the parking lot with the aid of the parking lot management system; and initiating one or multiple measures in the event of a disrupted or absent communication link to reduce a hazard to the and/or by the vehicle due to the disrupted or absent communication link. Also described is a corresponding device, a vehicle, a parking lot management system, and a computer program.



Smart Horn System and Method

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A smart horn in the form of a combination dual tone, high decibel bicycle horn and beacon light is disclosed. In one embodiment, the smart horn includes a horn for producing sound, a light source for producing light and a housing in which the horn and light source are included. The housing includes light ports and sound ports. The sound ports surround the light ports.



METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING PARKING AREAS AND/OR FREE SPACES--

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for identifying free spaces (parking not permitted) and/or permitted parking areas, vehicles transmitting pieces of information about possible parking spaces (PPS) to a central computer facility (CCF). Positions of PPS are detected with vehicle surroundings sensors, and the detected PPS are evaluated based on the data collected, a categorization being performed for recording the PPS, with positions, in a CCF database and evaluating the data using a cluster analysis. When the analysis is performed, PPS are assigned to a street portion, a function is assigned to the street portion, which is given by the quotient of the frequency of PPS detections in a certain position along the street portion and the number of vehicle passages through the street portion and a weighting factor from the evaluation. A free space is inferred when the function value is greater than a predefined second limiting value and/or a parking area is inferred when the function value is within a predefined range. Also described is a device for assisting a driver, a central computer facility, and a related computer program.



PARKING MONITORING SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

There is provided a parking monitoring system comprising one or more sensors adapted to be deployed within a parking slot; a controller unit adapted to be connected to the one or more sensors for receiving information from the one or more sensors when a vehicle is parked in the parking slot, wherein the received information comprises activation and de-activation signals of the one or more sensors; and wherein the controller unit is adapted to determine whether the vehicle parked within the parking slot is allowed to be parked inside the parking slot based on the received activation and de-activation signals. The system is particularly adapted to monitor whether vehicles of certain categories such as bicycles, vans, cars and trucks are parked within their respective parking zones reserved for these categories of vehicles.



PREDICTIVE ROAD HAZARD IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method are provided for identifying a potential road hazard in a host vehicle based on a remote vehicle. The host vehicle has a host vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) module and a host advanced driver assistant system (ADAS) module, such as a system employing the ADASIS standard. The remote vehicle also has a remote V2V module that provides position data, and one or more of, longitudinal acceleration data, steering angle change rate data, braking system data, anti-lock braking status and stability control system status of the remote vehicle. The host vehicle receives the position data of the remote vehicle using the host V2V module and determines if the remote vehicle is in the main path zone (MPZ) of the host vehicle. The system determines a potential road hazard when it receives a signal indicating any of the following are true, the longitudinal acceleration data and/or the steering angle change rate data of the remote vehicle exceeds a predetermined threshold, the anti-lock braking system of the remote vehicle is activated, or the stability control system of the remote vehicle is activated. The system indicates the potential road hazard to a driver of the host vehicle when a potential road hazard is identified and the remote vehicle is in the MPZ of the host vehicle.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORECASTING FLOW OF TRAFFIC

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for forecasting the flow of traffic. The method includes: detecting measurement information of a vehicle by using a sensor; generating vector data based on the measurement information; and transmitting the generated vector data.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING BUMPER ALERTS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for providing a bumper alert, the method includes generating or receiving information about a location of a vehicle; generating or receiving information about a location of a bumper; and generating, by a computerized device, the bumper alert before the vehicle drives over the bumper; wherein the computerized device is at least partially located within the vehicle when generating the bumper alert; and wherein the generating of the bumper alert is based on a relationship between the location of the vehicle and the location of the bumper.



EMERGENCY SAFETY MARKER SYSTEMS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An electronic lighted safety marker system used by emergency responders to warn motorists of the presence of an accident scene ahead on or beside the roadway is provided by the invention. Such safety marker can be deployed individually or in groups by the emergency responder along the perimeter of the accident scene and ideally ahead of it along the roadway to provide adequate warning to approaching motorists to avoid the accident scene. The safety marker contains a power source, a light panel, a protective shield for the light panel, and electronic circuitry for controlling the operation of the lights in a predetermined frequency or pattern, and may be automatically actuated and self-righting when it is dropped onto the ground or other hard surface. The safety marker further includes a transmitter for sending a signal to a receiver. Upon impact with the safety marker, the signal ceases and the receiver, equipped with an alarm, triggers either or both of an audible or visual signal. The safety marker can also contain an incursion warning system against incoming vehicles, an early warning radar transponder for sending a warning message to such incoming vehicles, a GPS location detector and transmitter for providing the location of the safety marker and its associated accident scene to a central dispatcher, and a gunshot sensor for detecting the occurrence of gunfire around the accident scene and its location to provide that information to the central dispatcher.



VEHICLE SURROUNDINGS MONITORING DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

When a vehicle speed is equal to or lower than a vehicle speed threshold value, a display displays an imaged image in which an icon is displayed at the position corresponding to the object as an overhead view display image. When the vehicle speed exceeds the vehicle speed threshold value, the display displays an icon display image in which the icon is displayed at the position corresponding to the object as the overhead view display image. Though the overhead view display image displayed on the display is switched between the imaged image and the icon display image according to the change of the vehicle speed, the icon representing the object can continuously be displayed.



MENU DRIVEN WALL CONSOLE WITH LED INDICATORS FOR GARAGE DOOR OPERATOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A wall console device for controlling a door operator includes a door operator control circuit that transmits signals to at least one door operator, where the at least one door operator operable to move a motorized door. A control pad includes plural touch responsive command selectors and a door operator control means for user control over the opening and closing of the motorized door. The plural command selectors provide input signals to the door operator control circuit and include a command selector to indicate an operating function among a plurality of selectable operating functions, a command selector to select the indicated operating function, and a command selector to cancel the selected operating function. Plural visual indicators assist a user of the wall console device to program the wall console device to control the at least one door operator.



SEGREGATION OF FUNCTIONALITY IN MONITORING AND CONTROLLER DEVICES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A fob device for integrating a one or more monitoring and control devices is provided. The fob device includes a plurality of input modules. The input modules are configured to connect with one of a plurality of monitoring or control devices. The plurality of monitoring and control devices are devices utilizing at least two distinct communication protocols. The fob also has at least one output module that may connect to a remote computing device, and an electronic control unit. The fob device may receive data from the monitoring and control devices communicatively coupled to the fob device and associate the received data with the monitoring or control device from which it was received. The fob outputs the received data that is associated with one of the communicatively coupled monitoring or control devices.



TRAINABLE TRANSCEIVER WITH HANDS FREE IMAGE BASED OPERATION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for automatically transmitting an activation signal from a trainable transceiver to a remote electronic system, includes receiving, at a control circuit of the trainable transceiver, image data from an image data source; determining, using the control circuit, if the received image data matches one or more reference images stored in memory and associated with the remote electronic system; and determining, in response to a match between the received image data and the one or more reference images, if the trainable transceiver is approaching the remote electronic system. The method includes, in response to determining that the trainable transceiver is approaching the remote electronic system, formatting an activation signal to control the remote electronic system and transmitting, using a transceiver circuit, the activation signal formatted to control the remote electronic system.



Remote Control Device for a Household Electronic Device

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A remote control device for a household electronic device includes: a wireless communication module capable of wirelessly communicating with a mobile device for receiving therefrom a wireless signal, which is associated with operation of an operating module of the household electronic device so as to generate an input signal corresponding to the wireless signal; a control module generating a control signal based on the input signal from the wireless communication module; and a remote wireless module transmitting the control signal from the control module in a wireless manner such that the operating module operates in response to receipt of the control signal from the remote wireless module.



Method For Controlling Services And Devices

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and systems are disclosed that, in some aspects, provide for receiving input from sensors placed in a user's mouth. The methods and systems may include a plurality of sensors in communication with a controller. Each sensor may be affixed to one of a plurality of teeth. The controller may generate an action signal when a sensor signal exceeds a sensor signal threshold value. Aspects of the disclosure also provide for methods that may include detecting a sensor signal exceeding a sensor signal threshold value, generating an action signal, and transmitting the action signal, the action signal comprising information identifying the sensor associated with the detected sensor signal.



Security System

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for expanding the functionality of a security system are disclosed. The security system may be integrated with a vehicle security system. For example, a vehicle security node of a vehicle may transmit a signal that may be received by the security system. The security system may authenticate the vehicle security node and integrate the vehicle security node into its network. Various information may be communicated in both directions between the security system and the vehicle security node. The vehicle security node may communicate with an alarm panel that may include a dock for connecting a portable device.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-CRITERIA ALARMING

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods for using multi-criteria state machines to manage alarming states and pre-alarming states of a hazard detection system are described herein. The multi-criteria state machines can include one or more sensor state machines that can control the alarming states and one or more system state machines that can control the pre-alarming states. Each state machine can transition among any one of its states based on sensor data values, hush events, and transition conditions. The transition conditions can define how a state machine transitions from one state to another. The hazard detection system can use a dual processor arrangement to execute the multi-criteria state machines according to various embodiments. The dual processor arrangement can enable the hazard detection system to manage the alarming and pre-alarming states in a manner that promotes minimal power usage while simultaneously promoting reliability in hazard detection and alarming functionality.



HYGIENE MONITORING AND MANGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A Real Time Locating System (RTLS) hygiene management and monitoring system for individuals and companies to manage and monitor the hygiene of their surroundings. For example, the system can be used in conjunction with a cleaning device and can include a locating module, a display module, and a cleanliness monitoring system. The locating module determines a location of the cleaning device in an area and to track movement of the cleaning device within the area. The display module includes a graphical layout of the area. The cleanliness monitoring system generates data representative of a path that the cleaning device has traversed in the area and at least one aspect of cleaning behavior of the device in the area. The display module displays the data representative of the path and the data representative of the at least one aspect of cleaning behavior, and one or both of the path and the at least one aspect of cleaning behavior is color-coded on the display module.



LIABILITY INTERVENTION LOGISTICAL INNOVATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method are disclosed that are able to identify and distinguish persons as soon as they enter or exit a hospital room or any room occupied by a patient who is receiving medical or dental services. After a person who has entered a hospital room has been identified, this person may be required to sanitize his/her hands in order to comply with an established protocol. Therefore, a second identification may take place at the hand sanitization station. The system may confirm that the same person was identified by a first read by the RFID antennas upon entering the room and by a second read by the RFID antennas upon completing the hand sanitization procedure. If no hand sanitization takes place, visual and/or auditory stimuli may be generated as a reminder. Persons and their hand sanitization performances may be used diagnostically to identify and remedy potential contamination events and/or determine the source and mode of transmission of a nosocomial infection. This information may be returned in real-time as well as stored in a database.



OBJECT LOCATING SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system for object locating including: at least one object card; a unique identifier for each object card; a transmitter on each object card; a unique locating signal associated with each unique identifier emitted from each respective transmitter; and a means to attach on each object card. In one particular embodiment, the unique identifier may be a numerical code. The means to attach may include an adhesive or a hook and loop connector. In one exemplary embodiment, the unique locating signal is a RF signal or a GPS locating signal.



Bathtub Monitors

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments according to at least some aspects of the present disclosure comprise methods, apparatus, devices, and/or systems pertaining to bathtub monitors that may be configured to sense motion and/or absence of motion, such as motion associated with an occupant of a bathtub. Some example embodiments may be configured to provide local and/or remote alarm(s) upon detection of a potentially unsafe condition, such as an absence of motion of the occupant of a bathtub. In some example embodiments, a bathtub alarm system may comprise an accelerometer to sense movement (or lack of movement) in the tub by sensing changes in gravitational forces within the tub.



ASSITANCE WITH SETTING CLINICAL ALARM LIMITS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A medical monitoring system includes one or more processors (23) configured to receive (84) monitored physiological measures (16) and corresponding one or more alarm occurrences for a patient (10) and an adjustable alarm setting (56). The one or more processors are further configured to configure (86) a display (28) of at least one monitored physiological measure (76) and a retrospective graphical illustration of the physiological measure (30) including illustrations of the one or more occurrences of alarms (32) corresponding to the adjustable alarm setting (56).



A METHOD FOR RESPONDING TO A DETECTED FALL AND AN APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE SAME

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

There is provided a method of responding to a detected fall, the method comprising determining which one or two or more actions to perform in response to detecting a fall by a user based on a user profile and/or user preference and/or the context of the detected fall; and performing the determined action.



WRISTBAND AND APPLICATION TO ALLOW ONE PERSON TO MONITOR ANOTHER

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

According to an embodiment of the disclosure, a wearable device includes a plurality of sensors. The plurality of sensors are configured to detect information concerning a wearer or a surrounding of the wearer of the wearable device. At least some of the detected information is automatically communicated from the wearable device to a remote application based on either a request from a user of the remote application or a trigger initiated on the wearable device when the detected information from the one or more sensors indicate an event has occurred. In certain configurations, the event may be an uttered request for help or a detect increase in heart rate above an expected signature. In certain configurations, some of the information is transmitted to a security or law enforcement agency. In certain configurations, some of the information transmitted is prior recorded information that would otherwise be deleted had the request or trigger not occurred.



SAFETY DETECTOR SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A safety apparatus is provided. The safety apparatus includes an alarm device having at least one of a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector. The present invention may further include an actuator. The actuator is connected to a window and is operable to open and close the window. The actuator may be electrically connected to the alarm device. Therefore, when the alarm device detects either smoke or carbon monoxide, the alarm device sends a signal to the actuator, which in turn opens the window.



PROXIMITY ALERTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods for detecting a breach of a proximity threshold associated with a first electronic device comprising a first electronic device configured to transmit a first wireless signal; and a second electronic device configured to: 1) measure a strength of the first wireless signal, 2) determine, based on the measured strength of the first wireless signal, a proximity of the second electronic device to the first electronic device, 3) instruct the first electronic device, via a second wireless signal, to subsequently transmit the first wireless signal at a predetermined interval corresponding with a proximity of the second electronic device to a proximity threshold associated with the first electronic device, and 4) measure a strength of the first wireless signal being transmitted at the predetermined interval to detect when the second electronic device breaches the proximity threshold associated with the first electronic device.



DEVICE FOR SAMPLING AND LOCATING ASSET INFORMATION AND METHOD FOR MANAGING THE SAME

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A device for sampling and locating asset information includes a tag and a locator. The tag includes an attaching terminal that comprises an attaching element, a RFID responder, a magnetic element. The tag further includes a fixing end and a flexible connection element. The locator includes an attached element, a RFID reader, a hall switch, a multiplexer and a microprocessor. When a distance between the attaching terminal and the attached element reaches a preset distance, the magnetic element triggers the hall switch to send a trigger signal to the microprocessor. Based on the trigger signal the microprocessor turns on the RFID reader and controls the multiplexer to be connected to the corresponding RFID antenna to read the information. By using the device above, a real time monitoring and an automatic location are realized and the monitoring and the location can be accurate to every unit on the rack.



TAMPER DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

There is provided a device for attachment to an object for determining whether the device has been tampered with. The device has a body, removably attachable to an object, and configured to maintain a substantially fixed form or shape when attached to an object. A transducer is provided, connected to the body, configured to detect a change of form of the body. An indicator, connected to the transducer is configured to store the position of the body when attached to an object and indicate if the body has changed position after it has been attached.



MERCHANDISE SECURITY DEVICE HAVING SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY ACTUATOR AND METHOD OF USE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In one aspect of the present disclosure, a security device includes a body housing configured to receive a coupler to affix the body housing to an article of merchandise; a locking mechanism configured to maintain the coupler in a fixed position with respect to the body housing and in retaining engagement with the article of merchandise; and a shape memory alloy (SMA) spring configured to alter from a first state to a second state in response to receipt of a wireless signal; wherein the alteration of the SMA spring from the first state to the second state enables the coupler to move with respect to the body housing.



MARKER WITH A BONE SHAPED MAGNETIC CORE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems (100) and methods (1700) for providing a marker (102). The methods comprise forming a magnetic core (200) having a bone shape defined by two end portions (208, 212) and a center potion (210) disposed between the two end portions. The end portions each have a cross-sectional area larger than a cross-sectional area of the center portion. A coil (224) is disposed around the center portion. The coil is coupled to a passive electronic component (206) so as to form a resonator. The resonator is disposed in a housing (126) of the marker. The resonator resonates when an interrogation signal is produced by a transmitter circuit (112) located remote from and in proximity to the marker, whereby a variation in a magnetic field occurs.



METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING SMART HOME ENVIRONMENT USING LED LIGHTING DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure provides a smart home control system including at least one LED lighting device, a smart home control server and at least one smart terminal. The LED lighting device includes an LED light-emitting module, a power supply module, a video acquisition module, a processing module and a communication module. The video acquisition module may be configured to collect video data within a camera detection range, and send the video data to the processing module. The processing module controls the communication module to send the video data to the smart home control server. The smart home control server parses and recognizes the video data to detect behavioral information, generates control instructions according to the behavioral information, and sends the control instructions to the smart terminal. The system consistent with the present disclosure enables timely detection and prevention of illegal activities and/or unsafe behaviors, as well as recognition and execution of specified user instructions.



DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION OF ABNORMAL SOUNDS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An audio surveillance system includes a plurality of nodes and each node includes a microphone, a speaker, and a control unit. The microphone is configured to detect sound and the speaker is configured to provide sound. The control unit is configured to receive a plurality of inputs from the plurality of nodes and the plurality of inputs are based on a detected sound; determine a location of the source of the detected sound based on the plurality of inputs; classify the detected sound according to predefined alert conditions and based on the location of the source of the detected sound; provide an alert to a monitoring device regarding the detected sound based on the classification of the detected sound; and control at least one node from the plurality of nodes to provide an audio response to the detected sound.



SMART MEMORY MATERIAL LOCK DEVICES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Tracking device embodiments, comprising: portable housing with a locking mechanism; band latched about a wrist; tampering detection device to detect tampering with the band, comprising: power source; latch configured to latch one end of the band within the housing; a shape memory material component connected to the latch; an electrical circuit for controlling the power source to heat the shape memory material component to cause the shape memory material component to change from a first length/shape to a second length/shape during supply of power to perform a locking function; a timer; two-way network communication device; a tracking element; tampering signal generation circuit. In embodiments, a tamper resistant container cap, comprises: cap housing releasably lockable to an open end of a container and a locking mechanism using a shape memory material component.



MERCHANDISE SECURITY DEVICE HAVING ELECTRO MECHANICAL ACTUATOR AND METHOD OF USE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A security device includes a body housing having a receptacle configured to receive a coupler to affix the body housing to an article of merchandise; a locking mechanism configured to maintain the coupler in a fixed position with respect to the body housing and in retaining engagement with the article of merchandise; and an electro-mechanical actuator configured to alter from a first state to a second state in response to application of an actuation voltage, wherein alteration of the electro-mechanical actuator from the first state to the second state enables the coupler to move with respect to the body housing.



WIRELESS DEVICE, MANAGEMENT DEVICE, AND GUIDE SYSTEM FOR EVACUATION ROUTE GUIDANCE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A wireless device is possessed by a user. A reporting unit reports, to a management device, status information regarding the surrounding environment of the wireless device and position information of the wireless device. A requesting unit requests the management device to perform guidance to an evacuation route. An accepting unit accepts an instruction for guidance to an evacuation route from the management device when the requesting unit does not request guidance. A notification unit performs notification of an evacuation route.



TACTILE BASED PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system is disclosed for communicating tactile messages to a user, such as a racecar driver, yacht crewmember, or other athlete. The system can include a tactile vest having tactile activators for conveying tactile messages to the user, including real time messages for helping the user assess and improve physical performance. The messages may be generated based on various types of sensor data, including, for example, data collected by vehicle sensors of a racecar or yacht.



Systems And Methods For Tactile Guidance

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods for tactile guidance are disclosed. One illustrative method disclosure herein includes: receiving a sensor signal from a sensor configured to determine one or more objects associated with an area; determining area information based in part on the sensor signal; determining a haptic effect based in part on the area information; and transmitting a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect to a haptic output device configured to output the haptic effect.



SMOKING SIGNAL TRANSMITTING APPARATUS AND SMOKING PATTERN MANAGING APPARATUS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A smoking signal transmitting apparatus comprises a first electric power interface electrically connected to a battery module of an e-cigarette, a controller detecting an electrical signal generated from the battery module through the first electric power interface, and a communication unit transmitting a smoking signal according to the detect result of the electrical signal, and wherein the first electric power interface is detachable from the battery module.



FAILSAFE OPERATION FOR UNMANNED GATELINES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and techniques are presented for enabling fail-safe operation of an automatic pedestrian access control gate during a health and safety event. Gateline sensor data is received from at least one gateline sensor. The gateline sensor data indicates that an event concerning health and safety has occurred. An alert is generated in response to receiving the gateline sensor data. The alert is transmitted to a remote monitoring device that is remote from the access control gate. A determination is made that a preset amount of time has elapsed since transmitting the alert. A further determination is made that an acknowledgement of the alert has not been received. Based on determining that the preset amount of time has elapsed and determining that the acknowledgement has not been received, a predefined action is triggered.



Lockbox Access Device and Method with Biometric Security Data

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A lockbox access apparatus comprising a wireless communications device having a stored program configured to: cause the wireless communications device to communicate an access request to a lockbox; and receive lockbox identifying information from the lockbox. The wireless communication device is further configured to: record biometric identifying information of an individual; take entry from a user of non-biometric identifying information of the individual; and transmit the lockbox identifying information, the biometric identifying information, and the non-biometric identifying information to a remote destination.



SECURITY ACCESS SYSTEM USING A BODY AREA NETWORK

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system receives body area network (BAN) data from a BAN that is associated with a person as the person comes into the vicinity of an entry or access point to a structure or property. The system operates a door, gate, or other barrier at the entry or access point as a function of the BAN data.



INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRIC TWO-WHEELED VEHICLE, ELECTRIC TWO-WHEELED VEHICLE, ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT UNIT, AND KEY FOR ELECTRIC TWO-WHEELED VEHICLE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure makes it possible to perform a failure diagnosis of an electric two-wheeled vehicle easily, conveniently, and immediately. The electric two-wheeled vehicle includes an electric equipment unit having an IC tag and a host unit. The host unit is capable of communicating with the IC tag, and obtains failure information of the electric equipment unit while electric power is supplied from the battery to the electric equipment unit. The information communication terminal obtains the failure information by communicating with the electric two-wheeled vehicle in a non-contact manner, and transmits the failure information to the server via the network. The server performs a failure diagnosis on the electric two-wheeled vehicle based on the failure information.



METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING THE POSITION AND MOVEMENT OF ITEMS USING RADIO FREQUENCY DATA

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A data reading system, and associated methods of operation, for locating and tracking a position of tagged items on a conveyor system. The system includes a data reader and a conveyor system operable to transport the tagged items through a read region of the data reader. A processor, in operative communication with the data reader, obtains data from an item tag being passed through the read region at a first time, at a second time, at a subsequent third time, and so forth. Based on the readings, the processor estimates an initial position of each item tag and determines an order at which each item reaches a reference position on the conveyor system.



METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RF COMMUNICATIONS IN BLOOD-EXTRACTION PROCEDURES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a blood-extraction facility integrated with an RF interrogator, wherein the blood-extraction facility communicates with an RF tag in proximity to the RF interrogator, wherein the RF tag is mounted on a blood-storage container adapted for use with the blood-extraction facility.



Integrated RFID Antenna Fabrication Method and Apparatus for Transponder Assembly

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

This invention presents an improved RFID method, system or apparatus which includes integrating one or more RFID elements or devices in an object, placing one or more RFID elements or devices on an object, and providing a smart placer which determines and places the RFID in the most efficient location in respect to interference, attenuation or frequency shifts that may exist, to improve the performance or efficiency of the RFID transponder and reader system ability.



WIRELESS INFORMATION COMMUNICATING TERMINAL AND DEVICE FOR ITS UPDATING

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a wireless information communicating terminal, comprising a facility for providing a first item of information to the outside, a first receiver able to receive a first signal containing first data according to a first wireless determined communication channel, a control unit for generating the first item of information to be dispatched to the providing facility as a function of the first data received by the first receiver. The invention is characterized in that the terminal furthermore comprises at least one second sender able to send a second signal according to a second wireless determined communication channel of ultra-wide band type.



MULTI-PROTOCOL RFID SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A multi-protocol RFID interrogating system employs a synchronization technique (step-lock) for a backscatter RFID system that allows simultaneous operation of closely spaced interrogators. The multi-protocol RFID interrogating system can communicate with backscatter transponders having different output protocols and with active transponders including: Title 21 compliant RFID backscatter transponders; IT2000 RFID backscatter transponders that provide an extended mode capability beyond Title 21; EGOTM RFID backscatter transponders, SEGOTM RFID backscatter transponders; ATA, ISO, ANSI AAR compliant RFID backscatter transponders; and IAG compliant active technology transponders. The system implements a step-lock operation, whereby adjacent interrogators are synchronized to ensure that all downlinks operate within the same time frame and all uplinks operate within the same time frame, to eliminate downlink on uplink interference.



COMPREHENSIVE RFID AND RADIO COMMUNICATION TEST SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An improved radio RFID tag and reader system comprising a reduced scale and scalable vehicle fitted with one or more electronic toll collection RFID tags and a track on which the vehicle may operate at a high rate of speed for long periods of time with minimal friction and without derailing or fatigue to the structure of either vehicle or track. The inventive testing system further utilizes a novel vehicle propulsion system comprising counter-rotating wheels adpated to maintain a variable and accurate speed of the vehicle upon each pass by the reader. The propulsion mechanism propels the vehicle down the track past the reader and returns it to a starting point to provide repeated interaction between RFID tag and reader.



METER HAVING POST-MEAL TEST-TIME ALARM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for using a meter and a meter (10) adapted to determine an analyte concentration reading, the meter comprising a display (12) adapted to display information to a user of the meter, the display including information directed to a post-meal test-time alarm (22″) that is adapted to remind the user to obtain a post-meal analyte concentration reading, and at least one user input mechanism (15) adapted to allow the user to activate the post-meal test-time alarm.



HOME DEVICE CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD USING WEARABLE DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention proposes a method for controlling a home device. More specifically, the present invention proposes a method of utilizing a user interface, a method of utilizing a voice, and a method of utilizing a gesture such as a wrist snap utilizing a wearable device.



ENCODING DYNAMIC HAPTIC EFFECTS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system is provided that encodes one or more dynamic haptic effects. The system defines a dynamic haptic effect as including a plurality of key frames, where each key frame includes an interpolant value and a corresponding haptic effect. An interpolant value is a value that specifies where an interpolation occurs. The system generates a haptic effect file, and stores the dynamic haptic effect within the haptic effect file.



CONTROL OF ACTUATORS ON A SENSITIVE COMMAND SURFACE WITH HAPTIC FEEDBACK

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a device (1) for controlling a group of actuators (2) of a sensitive command surface with haptic feedback of a motor vehicle apparatus, said group of actuators including at least one first actuator and one second actuator, said control device comprising an electronic card (11) and a switching means (12) connected to the electronic card. The reception of touch information (S) by the electronic card leads to the selection of the first actuator by the switching means.



Method and Apparatus for Modulating Haptic Feedback

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention concerns a method and apparatus for the modulation of an acoustic field for providing tactile sensations. A method of creating haptic feedback using ultrasound is provided. The method comprises the steps of generating a plurality of ultrasound waves with a common focal point using a phased array of ultrasound transducers, the common focal point being a haptic feedback point, and modulating the generation of the ultrasound waves using a waveform selected to produce little or no audible sound at the haptic feedback point.



Systems and Methods for Pursuit Governance in a Monitoring System

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for supporting enhanced target pursuit.



Engine Warning Audio Visual System

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Novelty will assist the vehicle driver to find out more on the malfunction of the engine component. The system will give both audio and visual communication to the driver and forward engine codes and messages to the smartphone, tablet, smart watch. The same messages will be forwarded to the local car dealer as well. The Internet will be used to distribute these engine warning messages.



OPTO-ELECTRICAL NETWORKS FOR CONTROLLING DOWNHOLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods are provided for using opto-electrical networks to control downhole electronic devices. A system is provided that can include an optical transmitter. The optical transmitter can generate a first electrical signal associated with a radio frequency or a frequency bandwidth of the radio frequency. The optical transmitter can also convert the first electrical signal to an optical signal. The optical transmitter can further transmit the optical signal over a fiber-optic cable to an optical receiver deployed in a wellbore. The system can include the optical receiver. The optical receiver can convert the optical signal to a second electrical signal associated with the radio frequency or the frequency bandwidth. The optical receiver can also control an electronic device in the wellbore that is identified from the radio frequency or the frequency bandwidth of the second electrical signal.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING TOOL ORIENTATION IN A WELL

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system for monitoring the orientation and position of components in an oil well The system includes a first well component a second well component, and a transducer attached to the first well component, for generating a pulse. The system also includes a transceiver attached to the second well component for measuring the parameters of the pulse generated by the transducer, and a processor in communication with the transceiver that receives information about the parameters of the pulse as measured by the transceiver, and that calculates the position of the transceiver relative to the transducer.



EXIT PUSH RAIL MONITORING SYSTEM WITH HALL EFFECT SENSOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A delayed egress exit push rail system for a door has a push rail movable relative to a housing between a home position and a second position to open the door, a sensor for determining the position of the push rail as the push rail moves between the home position and the second position and a controller connected to the sensor. The sensor detects a current position of the push rail in the home position and the controller determines if the current position of the push rail detected by the sensor is within a predetermined acceptable range of positions relative to the home position. If the controller determines that the current position of the push rail is outside of the predetermined range, the controller unlocks the door for immediate egress, relays an error message via light or sound and/or communicates with a remote monitoring device.



LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR A SNOW PLOW

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A lighting system for a snow plow is provided. The lighting system has a plurality of lights positioned on numerous light strips. The lighting system may have a first lighting strip and a second lighting strip. While the first lighting strip may be stationary, the second lighting strip may have a first unit and a second unit wherein the first unit remains stationary and wherein the second unit moves with respect to the first unit so as to allow the user to properly direct the light emitted from the second light strip. The lighting strips are slightly flexible so as to allow installment on any curved surfaces of the snow plow and may have a plurality of arched-shaped or wedged-shaped grooves which may be used in any combination at the same time in the system and which act as creases for bending the strips.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING A WINCH

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method for monitoring and displaying operating conditions of a winch mechanism.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONICALLY PAIRING DEVICES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for electronically pairing a plurality of control units with a plurality of objects in an aircraft is provided. The method includes identifying a selected control unit from the plurality of control units that will control a selected object from the plurality of objects, placing a hand-held scanner in close proximity to a first machine-readable tag on the selected control unit to acquire a first unique ID for only the selected control unit, placing the hand-held scanner in close proximity to a second machine-readable tag on the selected object to acquire a second unique ID for only the selected object, and associating the first unique ID with the second unique ID to pair the selected control unit with the selected object.



Method, System, and Computer Program Product for Monitoring a Driver of a Vehicle

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method is provided for monitoring a driver of a vehicle, the method receives a state of the driver; receives one or more objects of a real environment model of the vehicle; generates one or more objects of an envisioned environment model of the driver based on the one or more objects of the real environment model of the vehicle and the state of the driver, wherein, if the state of the driver indicates that at least one sense of the driver sensed a particular object of the real environment model, the particular object of the real environment model is added to the envisioned environment model; and updates the one or more objects of the envisioned environment model based on the state of the driver, wherein the one or more objects of the envisioned environment model are updated by a physics engine if the state of the driver indicates that the driver is prevented from sensing the one or more objects of the real environment model.



VEHICLE AND LOCAL AREA SECURITY SYSTEM COMMUNICATIONS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A local area security system interfaces with one or more vehicles to provide enhanced security. The vehicles have vehicle sensors which may further help determine a presence of potential threat within a vicinity of the local area security system. The multiple vehicle network may communicate with each other to expand the vicinity of the local area security system, share equipment, computing resources, and information in the determination of the presence of the potential threat. The battery powered vehicle may employ various methods to conserve battery power while coupled to the local area security system.



Methods and Systems for Using Cloud Services to Assign e-Keys to Access Vehicles

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and systems are provided. One method is for providing access to a vehicle. The method includes sending, by a server, an access code for the vehicle to a portable device. The access code is configured to be transferred by the portable device to the vehicle. Then, receiving, by the server, data from the portable device that is indicative that the portable device is located outside of the vehicle or proximate thereto. Sending, by the server, validation to the vehicle that the access code received by the vehicle was sent to the portable device, and then the vehicle is configured to send an electronic key to the portable device upon receiving the validation. The electronic key is associated with at least one privilege associated with use of the vehicle, and the at least one privilege is defined based on the access code.



HANDS-FREE SYSTEM FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a hands-free system (SYS) for accessing a motor vehicle (V). Said system includes: a control member (COM) arranged in the motor vehicle (V); a detection member (CAPT) arranged in a door handle (P) of the motor vehicle (V), said detecting member being connected to said control member (COM) and capable of measuring a signal (S) representing a hand (M) approaching; and a sensitivity level (SEN) for which a corresponding threshold value (TH) is defined. Said control member (COM) is capable of sending a hands-free query to the motor vehicle (V) when the measured signal (S) exceeds the threshold value (TH) corresponding to the sensitivity level (SEN). Said hands-free system (SYS) is characterized in that it includes at least two sensitivity levels (SEN1, SEN2), that is, a first high-sensitivity level (SEN1) and a second low-sensitivity level (SEN2), and in that the control member (COM) is also capable of changing the sensitivity level (SEN1, SEN2) of the hands-free system (SYS) in response to a pre-determined sequence (SQ) of events.



DISCONNECTION DETECTION DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A disconnection detection device is provided with a disconnection detection unit including a constant current circuit configured to supply a constant current for disconnection detection to at least two horns through wire harnesses, and a disconnection detection circuit configured to determine the presence or absence of disconnection of the wire harnesses by monitoring an output voltage of the constant current circuit and configured to supply drive power through the wire harnesses by turning on the contact circuit independently of the horn switch in a case where disconnection of the wire harnesses has been detected. The disconnection detection unit is disposed in the relay box along with the plug-in relay.



DISCONNECTION DETECTION DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A disconnection detection device for an in-vehicle device having a load circuit, is provided with a second wire harness which is arranged along at least a part of the first wire harness, a current circuit which supplies a current for disconnection detection to the second wire harness, and a disconnection determination circuit which monitors an output voltage of the current circuit so as to determine presence or absence of disconnection of the second wire harness. Disconnection of the second wire harness is detected as the disconnection of the first wire harness based on disconnection determination of the disconnection determination circuit.



VEHICLE AND LOCAL AREA SECURITY SYSTEM COMMUNICATIONS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A local area security system interfaces with one or more vehicles to provide enhanced security. The vehicles have vehicle sensors which may further help determine a presence of potential threat within a vicinity of the local area security system. The multiple vehicle network may communicate with each other to expand the vicinity of the local area security system, share equipment, computing resources, and information in the determination of the presence of the potential threat. The battery powered vehicle may employ various methods to conserve battery power while coupled to the local area security system.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VEHICLE COLLISION MITIGATION WITH VULNERABLE ROAD USER CONTEXT SENSING

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method for vehicle collision mitigation with vulnerable road user context sensing. The system and method include determining one or more biosignal parameters and one or more physical movement parameters associated with a vulnerable road user (VRU). The system and method also include determining a context of the VRU based on the one or more biosignal parameters and one or more physical movement parameters associated with the VRU. Additionally, the system and method include determining one or more physical movement parameters associated with a vehicle. The system and method further include estimating a probability of collision between the VRU and the vehicle based on the context of the VRU, the one or more physical movement parameters associated with the VRU, and the one or more physical movement parameters associated with the vehicle. The system and method also include providing a human machine interface output response based on the estimation of probability of collision between the VRU and the vehicle, wherein the human machine interface output response is provided on at least one of the following: a head unit of the vehicle, a wearable computing device, and a portable device.



VEHICLE BACK-UP ASSIST SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A vehicle back-up assist system that can be set up by the vehicle driver or a spotter and provides a unique visual aid to assist with safely and efficient unloading, loading, or parking a vehicle without requiring assistance from another person. The back-up assist system includes a pair of differently colored portable markers. The markers can be placed near a target location toward which the vehicle is backing. The markers can be positioned for alignment with opposite sides of the vehicle during backing. The markers can be illuminated for better visibility and can include advance features, such as onboard measuring devices and/or lasers, to assist in proper placement of the markers and to provide enhance backing guidance to the driver.



PRINTED LED EXTERIOR MIRROR INDICATORS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A warning indicator system for a vehicle includes an indicator for providing visible signals in a portion of a rear vision minor housing. The indicator may be operatively connected to one or both of a proximity sensor system and to a turn signal control system of the vehicle. The indicator provides a visible light signal from a mirror skull cap portion, without using available mirror reflective surface. In embodiments, printed LED strips are associated with the minor skull cap for providing the visible light signal. Rear-vision mirror assemblies including the described warning indicator system are provided.



OPERATION AMOUNT DISPLAY APPARATUS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A pedal operation amount display apparatus includes: a display device that is configured to display an accelerator operation amount of an accelerator pedal by an operating person by means of light emission of segments; and an assist reaction force calculation part that is configured to set a threshold operation amount as a target value of the accelerator operation amount; and a display control part that is configured to control the display device in a manner such that the accelerator operation amount corresponding to the threshold operation amount is constantly displayed by means of light emission of the segments. Even when the threshold operation amount is changed, the display control part keeps the light emission of the segments unchanged until the accelerator operation amount varies.



Systems and Methods for Detecting and Alerting a Drowsy Driver

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods are provided for detecting and preventing sleep onset in a user. The method can include, for example, monitoring the user's heart rate, establishing a baseline average heart rate over a period of time, establishing a threshold heart rate that is less than the baseline average heart rate, detecting a drop in the user's heart rate below the threshold, and in response to detecting the drop, initiating a sleep prevention program.



METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING PRESSURE OF TIRE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed are a method and a system for monitoring the pressure of a tire. The system measures frequencies of multiple tires mounted on the vehicle, sets a first average frequency for a normal pressure state and a second average frequency for determination of a low pressure state, wherein the first average frequency is calculated by accumulating the measured frequencies for each speed interval in a stop mode and the second average frequency is calculated by accumulating the measured frequencies for each speed interval in a driving mode, calculates low-pressure probabilities for each speed interval of the tire by using the second frequency, a predetermined low-pressure reference frequency, and a predetermined frequency determination interval for determining low-pressure, and determines whether each tire is at low pressure state by aggregating the low-pressure probabilities for each speed interval of the tire.



SENSOR SYSTEMS INTEGRATED WITH VEHICLE TIRES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Sensor systems using piezoresistive materials are described that may be integrated with vehicle tires for use in a variety applications such as, for example, tire pressure monitoring, tread wear monitoring, anti-lock braking system control, suspension adjustment and/or control, wheel-drive system control, or road surface determination.



METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING IDENTIFICATION SIGNALS FORMULATED ACCORDING TO N DIFFERENT PROTOCOLS, USING AN ELECTRONIC CASING PROVIDED ON A WHEEL OF A VEHICLE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for transmitting n identification signals (P1-P4) formulated according to n different protocols, using an electronic casing (6) provided on a wheel (2) of a vehicle, as part of an angular correlation locating procedure. An electronic casing (6) is used, which is programmed to carry out, per wheel turn, x transmissions commanded for x angular positions offset from each other by predetermined angular values and, during each sending operation, a fixed angular position of the electronic casing (6) is determined, to which position is assigned the reference angular position function for determining the x transmission angular positions of the electronic casing, and a burst of n identification signals sent consecutively for transmission successive angular positions of the electronic casing (6) is transmitted, each of the signals being formulated according to one of the n protocols and including data for identifying the electronic casing and the transmission angular position thereof.



Identifier Device for Implantable Defibrillators and Pacemakers

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An identifier apparatus 10 for acquiring a signature signal frequency 12 from an implantable medical device 11 that is internally implanted in a patient. The apparatus 10 identifies the type of implantable medical device 11 and the device manufacturer by the unique signature signal frequency 12 of the manufacturer and device. The apparatus 10 aids healthcare providers with quick and exact knowledge of a patients implanted device.



MULTI-POSITION, MULTI-PARAMETER USER-WEARABLE SENSOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A base station identifies user-wearable devices being worn by a user, wherein each of the user-wearable devices is battery powered, includes a plurality of sensors, performs wirelessly communication, and is worn on a separate portion of the user's body. For each of the user-wearable devices, the base station identifies a portion of the user's body on which the user-wearable device is being worn. The base station also identifies an activity in which the user is engaged, and identifies multiple types of sensor data to be sensed using the sensors of the user-wearable devices, to enable tracking of metric(s) relevant to the activity in which the user is engaged. The base station determines how to distribute sensing responsibilities for the multiple types of sensor data among the sensors of the user-wearable devices being worn by the user, and selectively activates and deactivates individual sensors of each of the user-wearable devices.



Dispenser With Contaminant Sensor

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A fluid dispenser including a contaminant sensor and methods of use of such a fluid dispenser to monitor contaminants either alone or in an array of similar dispensers within a facility.



Sensor Module for Sensing Forces to the Head of an Individual and Wirelessly Transmitting Signals Corresponding Thereto for Analysis, Tracking and/or Reporting the Sensed Forces

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Sensor module for sensing forces to the head of an individual and wirelessly transmitting signals corresponding thereto for analysis, tracking and/or reporting the sensed forces.