Monthly Archives: January 2012

Wireless Communication Network for Smart Appliances

A communications module, and a consumer device comprising the communications model, is provided for use in a communication network with one or more consumer devices or “smart” appliances. The communications module includes a wireless transceiver for communication with the network, for example in accordance with the ZigBee protocol, and an interface for communicating with a host processor of the consumer device. The module receives scheduled event data over a wireless link on behalf of the host processor, and schedules events for execution by the host processor upon receipt of commands transmitted by the module. Read more.

MMB Reasearch Inc., Toronto, ON

No. of patent applications: 1

Method of Integrating Content on a Guest Device with a Hospitality Media System

A method of integrating content with a hospitality media system having a plurality of media devices in a plurality of rooms. Each room has one or more in-room media devices located therein for performing a media function. A user of a room is allowed to establish data communications between the hospitality media system and a guest device. Guest content available on the guest device is catalogued to thereby form a guest content list. Read more.

Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd. , Calgary, AB

No. of patent applications: 2


Time-Slicing Method and System for Digital Books

A method comprising: receiving at an e-book lending library from an electronic device associated with a first user, via a communications network, an request to borrow a first e-book for any loan period; determining an available time block; for the e-book, the available time block during a lending period of the e-book during which it is on loan to at least another user; and, notifying the first user of the available time block. Read more.

Stealth mode company in Ottawa, ON

Program Verify Operation for OTP Memories

Anti-fuse memory is one type of one-time programmable (OTP) memory in which the device can be permanently programmed (electrically) with data once. Anti-fuse memory can be utilized in all one time programmable applications, including RF-ID tags. RF-ID tagging applications are gaining more acceptance in the industry, particularly in sales, security, transport, logistics, and military applications.  In a program verify operation, the data programmed to the memory cells are read out and stored in the slave latches. Read more.

Sidense Corp., Ottawa, ON

No. of patents: 29

No. of patent applications: 65