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Yoshito Ichikawa, Satoshi Takemoto, Kouji Tanikawa: Medical operation device control system for controlling a operation devices accessed respectively by ID codes. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, March 11, 1997: US05609560 (299 worldwide citation)

A communication port of a concentrated controller for performing concentrated control, and a communication port of each of a plurality of operation devices having respective peculiar ID codes are connected to each other by a signal transmitting cable or the like. An ID code of an operation device in ...


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Paul A Robins, Paul D Alvik, Christopher S Helgeson, Michael R Gannon, William A Bishop, Sandra L Mumaw, Karen L Forkish, Seck Eng Tan, Tim O Radzykewycz, Roland Dupont: Communications network state and topology monitor. Network Equipment Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, September 17, 1991: US05049873 (225 worldwide citation)

A system gathers and displays information concerning status of a communications network without overloading the communications channels in the network. The monitoring system includes a monitor node, including an operator input interface. The monitor node is coupled to a first switching node in the d ...


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Hatem Zeine: Wireless power transmission system. Omnilectric, Volpe and Koenig P C, May 21, 2013: US08446248 (160 worldwide citation)

The wireless power transmission is a system for providing wireless charging and/or primary power to electronic/electrical devices via microwave energy. The microwave energy is focused onto a device to be charged by a power transmitter having one or more adaptively-phased microwave array emitters. Re ...


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Hatem Zeine: Wireless power transmission system. Omnilectric, Volpe and Koenig P C, April 2, 2013: US08410953 (160 worldwide citation)

The wireless power transmission is a system for providing wireless charging and/or primary power to electronic/electrical devices via microwave energy. The microwave energy is focused to a location in response to receiving a beacon signal from a beacon device by a power transmitter having one or mor ...


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Gregory Ralph Harrod, Bradley A Beers, Grant E Carmichael, Jedidiah O Bentz: Indoor air quality controllers and user interfaces. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Fletcher Yoder, July 10, 2012: US08219249 (154 worldwide citation)

Controllers for controlling heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and cooling (HVAC) systems are provided. The controllers include graphical user interfaces for user adjustment of system settings. The controllers also include communication interfaces for receiving climate data. In certain embodime ...


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Howard A Jensen, John E Seem: Technique for monitoring performance of a facility management system. Johnson Controls Technology Company, Foley & Lardner, May 14, 2002: US06389331 (113 worldwide citation)

A facilities management system is subdivided into a plurality of subsystems. The performance of the system is monitored by producing data which denotes a plurality of operational parameters for each of the subsystems. From that data, a global performance index is derived for each subsystem, thus pro ...


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William P Butler, Steven L Carey: Retrieving diagnostic information from an HVAC component. Emerson Electric Co, Harness Dickey & Pierce, February 6, 2007: US07174239 (110 worldwide citation)

A control is provided for controlling the operation of a climate control system, which includes a processor that is capable of receiving power from a low voltage power supply adapted to be connected to an external alternating current power source, or a second external low voltage power supply. The p ...


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Anatoli Stobbe: Access control system where the card controls the transmission format of the card reader. Collard & Roe, February 13, 1996: US05491471 (95 worldwide citation)

An access control system for controlling access of individuals to an area having at least one programmed data carrier. Each programmed data carrier is assigned to an individual and has a programmed memory including a predetermined number of active bits within a bit allocation map defining authorizat ...


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Ronald B Roy, John C Sadlon: Biometric access control and time and attendance network including configurable system-on-chip (CSOC) processors with embedded programmable logic. Paladin Electronic Services, Malin Haley, DiMaggio Bowen & Lhota P A, September 9, 2008: US07424618 (88 worldwide citation)

A biometric access control and time and attendance system comprises an integrated network including one or more remote access devices in electronic communication with a computer database. Each remote access device comprises a silicon chip based system and preferably includes a biometric input device ...


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Damon M Deen, Tim Chipman, Richard Snelson: Messaging system based building control. General Instrument Corporation, Benjamin D Driscoll, July 22, 2008: US07403838 (80 worldwide citation)

An arrangement using an Instant Messaging (“IM”) chat-type interface for monitoring and controlling devices in an automated home is provided. The automated home is arranged to be accessible as an IM contact (often called a “buddy”) to a user of an IM service that is located remotely from the automat ...