Power Over Ethernet Management Devices and Connection Between Ethernet Devices

A connection is maintained between a pair of ethernet ports that have circuitry connected in series with the ports and receiving power-over-ethernet (PoE) from one of the ports, by providing a controllable bypass circuit coupled to the pair of ethernet ports in parallel with the circuitry receiving power-over-ethernet, sensing a preselected condition, and opening and closing the bypass circuit in response to the presence or absence of the preselected condition. Power sourcing equipment (PSE) may supply the one of the ports with power over ethernet, and the circuitry may transports data between the pair of ethernet ports. The circuitry may also supply the switch with a control signal in response to the detection of the preselected condition.

Accedian Networks Inc. (St-Laurent, PQ)   http://www.accedian.com/

No. of patents: 2

No. of patent applications: 5


Pedobarographic Biometric System

A method and system to characterize the wearer of at least one item of footwear having a sensor means which, while the item is being worn, collects from the wearer current pedobarometric data that is characteristic of the wearer, and the current pedobarometric data is compared with corresponding reference data for a specified wearer, preferably previously collected via the same or a similar item of footwear while worn by the specified wearer under controlled conditions, the results of the comparison being used to characterize the present wearer according to prescribed criteria. Read more.

The Business Accelerators Inc, Nepean, ON http://www.businessaccelerators.ca/

No. of patent applications: 1

Method and apparatus for assessing a threat status of luggage

A method and apparatus for assessing a threat status of a piece of luggage. The method comprises the steps of scanning the piece of luggage with penetrating radiation to generate image data and processing the image data with a computing device to identify one or more objects represented by the image data. The method also includes further processing the image data to compensate the image data for interaction between the object and the penetrating radiation to produce compensated image data and then determine the threat status of the piece of luggage.

Optosecurity Inc. , Québec, QC    http://www.optosecurity.com/

No. of patents: 7

No. of patent applications:  3

Method for Visualizing the Collective Opinion of a Group

A computerized method of visualizing the collective opinion of a group regarding one or more qualitative issues. The group initially selects N issues from the universe of potential issues and often assigns the issues images and titles. The system presents each user with graphical user interface screens wherein individual users vote on the relative importance and degree of relationship between the N aspects (Data Points) and issues, often using drag and drop methods.  Read more

Distility Branding, Toronto, ON   http://www.distility.com

No. of patent applications: 1

Stakeholder Collaboration

A technique for improving collaboration between relevant parties in a commercial transaction involves sending a timely alert to stakeholders with regard to a presumably fraudulent transaction. A system constructed in accordance with techniques described in this paper can integrate multiple stakeholders and service providers. The system can facilitate alerting stakeholders of a presumably fraudulent transaction and/or enabling stakeholders to alert other stakeholders. Read more

Ethoca Technologies, Inc. , Toronto, ON   http://www.ethoca.com

No. of applications: 1


System and Method to Predict the Performance of Keywords for Advertising Campaigns Managed on the Internet

Historical data from keywords in a pay-per-click internet advertising campaign are used to predict performance of other keywords with the goal of optimizing a keyword portfolio to maximize returns from the advertising campaign. A computing system receives the keyword portfolio for the advertising campaign, and classifies the keywords based on whether or not sufficient historical data exist to generate acceptable predictions about the performance of the keywords in the advertising campaign. Read more

Acquisio Inc., Saint -Lambert, PQ   http://www.acquisio.com

No. of applications: 1



Systems and Method for Implementing a Clinical Study

The present application is directed to methods and systems for tapping online resources to design a clinical trial and/or recruit participants for the clinical trial. In one embodiment, a system for using online resources to design a clinical trial and/or recruit participants includes one or more web crawlers. Each of the web crawler may be configured to collect data related to one or more specified topics during a community identification phase. Read more

AlterHealth Inc.  (Montreal, PQ)   http://www.alterhealth.ca

No. of patent applications: 1


Method and System for Mass Notification

Systems, methods, and devices for simultaneously distributing mass notifications to multiple users. A mass notification system receives input data and, based on this input data, creates notifications for mass distribution. The notifications are then transmitted to computing devices used by the users who are to be notified. Read more
Benbria Corporation, Kanata, ON     http://www.benbria.com/
No. of patent applications: 2

Geo-fenced Virtual Scratchcard

A method of providing a geo-fenced advertisement to a mobile communications device is provided. The advertisement has an associated virtual scratchcard offer. The scratchcard is displayed only when the mobile communications device is less than a first predefined distance from a location of a business. The offer is revealed only when a user performs a virtual scratching function with the mobile communications device while the mobile communications device is less than a second predefined distance from the location of the business. Read more
Poynt Corporation, Calgary, AB  http://www.poynt.com/
No. of patents: 1
No. of patent applications: 2

Table Game Tracking

The present invention relates to a system and method for identifying and tracking gaming objects and game states on a gaming table. Through the use of imaging devices and identity and positioning modules gaming objects are detected. An identity and positioning module identifies the value and position of cards on the gaming table. An intelligent position analysis and tracking (IPAT) module performs analysis of the identity and position data of cards and interprets them intelligently for the purpose of tracking game events, game states and general game progression. As a game progresses it changes states. A game tracking module processes data from the IPAT module and keeps track of game events and game states. Ambiguity resolution mechanisms such as backward tracking, forward tracking and multiple state tracking may be used in the process of game tracking. All events on the gaming table are recorded and stored on video and as data for reporting and analysis.

Tangam Technologies Inc., Waterloo, Ontario    http://www.tangamgaming.com

No. of patents: 1

No. of patent applications: 4