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USPTO Class 340 - Communications: electrical
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Hand luggage reminder for vehicle passenger

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
The present invention discloses a hand luggage reminder comprising a mainbody (1) operationally connected with a first and a second electric switch boxes (21, 22), a small permanent magnetic rod set (33), and a strong permanent magnet (43); and the mainbody further comprises a main electric switch box (5) operationally...
Categories: Telecom

Progressive alert system for vehicle reservoir fluid fill level

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
A system provides a progressive feedback alert of reaching a pre-determined fluid level in a reservoir of a work vehicle during filling. The system includes a fill level sensor coupled to the reservoir to detect the rising fluid level during filling and is configured to output real time fill level...
Categories: Telecom

Status display for the state of an operationally-relevant component of a motor vehicle

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
A status display for the state of an operationally-relevant component (1) of a motor vehicle, in which an illuminating structure (4) supplied by at least two light sources (5, 6) is arranged in a position of the vehicle which is visible from the outside and a control circuit (3) which...
Categories: Telecom

Device for controlling a turn signal

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
A system for controlling a turn signal for a motor vehicle is disclosed to detect lane changes of the motor vehicle. The system includes a control device which acquires information provided by an environment sensor, and controls the turn signal as a function of a lane change status....
Categories: Telecom

Electronic device with environmental monitoring

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
An environmental monitoring device that includes a sensor mechanism is described. During operation of the environmental monitoring device, the sensor mechanism provides sensor data based on measurements of an environmental condition in an external environment that includes the environmental monitoring device. If the environmental condition indicates a threat, a control...
Categories: Telecom

Geo-location services

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
A method for geo-location services is described. In one embodiment, the method includes monitoring a condition of a user at a location, identifying an emergency situation in relation to the user at the location, and upon identifying the emergency situation, sending a notification message to a predetermined contact, the notification...
Categories: Telecom

Methods for using state machines

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
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...
Categories: Telecom

Electronic device with environmental monitoring

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
An environmental monitoring device that includes a sensor mechanism is described. During operation of the environmental monitoring device, the sensor mechanism provides sensor data based on measurements of environmental conditions in an external environment that includes the environmental monitoring device. Moreover, a control mechanism assesses if the environmental conditions indicate...
Categories: Telecom

Systems and methods for handling trigger events

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
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...
Categories: Telecom

Device for monitoring sleeping individuals

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
Methods and apparatuses monitor and evaluate the movement and sounds of an individual in a sleeping structure to identify individual movement and sound activities that are outside acceptable movement and sound tolerances. Similarly, the methods and apparatuses monitor and evaluate the gases surrounding the individual and the temperature and humidity...
Categories: Telecom

Systems and methods for automated personal emergency responses

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
A personal emergency response system implemented as a conference bridge on a remote computing network. Upon receiving an alert from an individual in need of aid, a conference including audio and/or video connection is established. A predetermined list of parties is coupled to the conference, including friends, caregivers, medical professionals,...
Categories: Telecom

Systems and methods for silencing an audible alarm of a hazard detection system

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
Hazard detection systems and methods according to embodiments described herein are operative to enable a user to interface with the hazard detection system by performing a touchless gesture. The touchless gesture can be performed in a vicinity of the hazard detection system without requiring physical access to the hazard detection...
Categories: Telecom

Multiple procesor hazard detection system

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
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...
Categories: Telecom

Component interfacing in hazard safety systems

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
Systems and methods for interfacing a hazard detection device with a control panel system via a dongle are provided. The dongle may be configured to alternate between drawing first and second amounts of power from the control panel system in response to the hazard detection device alternating between operating in...
Categories: Telecom

Method to detect an alarm situation and to send silent alerts to external systems using voice input to mobile devices

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
Disclosed is an apparatus that embodies a method including a panic alert mobile application of a security system that protects a secured geographic area executing on a portable electronic device of an authorized user, the panic alert mobile application retrieving a predetermined word sequence associated with the authorized user, the...
Categories: Telecom

Geo-location services

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
A method for geo-location services is described. A location of a user is monitored, via a sensor, in relation to a predetermined location. Upon detecting a predetermined condition of the user, a determination is made of which contact on a contact list is nearest to the predetermined location. A notification...
Categories: Telecom

Bifurcated processor hazard detection systems

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
Hazard detection systems according to embodiments described herein are operative to provide failsafe safety detection features and user interface features using circuit topology and power budgeting methods that minimize power consumption. The safety detection features can monitor environmental conditions (e.g., smoke, heat, humidity, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, radon, and other...
Categories: Telecom

Object acquiring system and acquiring method thereof

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
An object acquiring system includes a cloud center, a target device disposed on an object, a host device, and a plurality of acquiring and tracking devices. The target device is provided with an ID. The host device registers an object account database, according to the ID, in the cloud center,...
Categories: Telecom

Anti-tampering protection assembly

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
An anti-tampering protection assembly for sensing tampering with at least one conductor, the anti-tampering protection assembly including unpredictably varying signal generating circuitry, connected to the at least one conductor, for providing unpredictably varying signals on the at least conductor and tampering sensing circuitry for sensing tampering with the at least...
Categories: Telecom

Electronic device with environmental monitoring

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:44pm
An environmental monitoring device that includes an acoustic sensor is described. During operation of the environmental monitoring device, the acoustic sensor provides acoustic data based on measurements of sound in an external environment that includes the environmental monitoring device. Based on the acoustic data, a control mechanism determines if an...
Categories: Telecom