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Data processing: measuring, calibrating, or testing January USPTO class listing 01/08Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 01/31/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080027656 - Methods and systems for reconstructing genomic common ancestors: Methods and systems for reconstructing common ancestors include determining a PQ tree structure based upon permutations between two genomes, and reconstructing an ancestor genome based upon the PQ tree structure. A PQ tree includes a first internal node (P node) that allows a permutation of the children thereof, and a... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20080027654 - Systems and methods for probe design: Systems and methods for using the same to design biomolecular probes specific for a target nucleic acid are provided. Also provided are computer program products for executing the subject methods.... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20080027653 - Systems and methods for probe qualification: Systems and methods for using the same to qualify biomolecular probes for use in a predetermined hybridization assay are provided. Also provided are computer program products for executing the subject methods.... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20080027655 - Systems and methods for probe selection: Systems and methods for using the same to select probes specific for a target nucleic acid are provided. Also provided are computer program products for executing the subject methods.... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20080027657 - Automatic material labeling during spectral image data acquisition: A system for performing spectral microanalysis delivers analysis results during the course of data collection. As spectra are collected from pixels on a specimen, the system periodically analyzes the spectra to statistically derive underlying spectra representing proposed specimen components, wherein the derived spectra combine in varying proportions to result (at... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20080027661 - Method for detecting a condition of engine oil: Provided is a method for detecting a condition of engine oil that allows the progress of degradation of engine oil to be more accurately determined without incurring any significant cost. In a method for detecting a state of engine oil by defining a degradation index that changes with a progress... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20080027663 - System and method for locating and analyzing arcing phenomena: System and method for detecting partial discharge arcing phenomena in a power network distribution system which employs a mobile receiving assemblage including a wideband antenna, a computer controllable wideband radio receiver deriving an amplitude detected output and a global positioning system providing system position data. The amplitude detected outputs are... Agent: Mueller And Smith, Lpa Mueller-smith Building
20080027665 - Surface inspection apparatus and surface inspection method: A semiconductor wafer, which is an inspection object, is stuck by vacuum on a chuck and this chuck is mounted on an inspection object movement stage consisting of a rotational stage and a translational stage, located on a Z-stage. The rotational stage provides a rotational movement and the translational stage... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080027666 - Device and method for compensation of magnetic field disruptions in highly homogeneous magnetic fields: A device for compensating field disruptions in magnetic fields of electromagnets with high field homogeneity, in particular, for stabilizing the H0 field of an MR measuring system, comprising at least one field detector (31) for detecting interfering signals (Uin), at least one control loop for processing the detected interfering signals... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus
20080027648 - Detection-object-position-specifying device and method of specifying position of object to be detected: A device for specifying a position of buried anti-personnel land mines 1 includes a metal detection coil (sensor unit) 4 mounted to a distal end portion of a supporting arm 2, a CCD camera 3 mounted to the vicinity of a grip portion 7 of the supporting arm 2, a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080027649 - Method for recognising hot targets on the earth: A method for detecting a hot target on the Earth by a satellite is disclosed. The satellite includes a sensor for acquiring data in spectral channels in the IR spectrum, and a navigation system for detecting position and orientation data of the satellite. The method includes the steps of subjecting... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane
20080027650 - Method and apparatus for estimating formation slowness: A method and apparatus for estimating the slowness of a geological formation using waveforms recorded by an acoustic borehole logging tool. Phase slowness coherence is extracted from the recorded waveforms after transformation to the frequency domain (804) at various frequencies (806), and this is converted into a formation slowness curve... Agent: J. Paul Plummer Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company
20080027652 - Computer implemented method for for selecting an optimally diverse library of small molecules based on validated molecular structural descriptors: The use for biological screening purposes of a subset (library) of a large combinatorially accessible chemical universe increases the efficiency of the screening process only if the subset contains members representative of the total diversity of the universe. In order to insure inclusion in the subset of molecules representing the... Agent: Laurence A Weinberger, Esq.
20080027651 - Methods and systems for drug screening and computational modeling based on biologically realistic neurons: A method for screening a test composition for potential efficacy in treatment of a disorder includes a first computer model representative of a volume of disease-afflicted neural tissue comprising biologically realistic neurons exposed to the test composition; and providing an initial excitation to the first computer model. Following a selected... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080027658 - Tire wear detection system and pneumatic tire: A tire wear detection system includes a detection unit (70) which detects acceleration applied to a wear bar (40) arranged in a groove of a tread section of a pneumatic tire (10), and a wear judgment unit (82) which judges that a tire has been worn based on the acceleration... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080027659 - Anomaly diagnosis apparatus and method of machine installation: In the invention, an anomaly diagnosis apparatus for analyzing sound or vibration data produced by a machine installation and diagnosing the presence or absence of an anomaly in a sliding member in the machine installation is made up of a diagnosis processing server (1) and a user information processing terminal... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20080027660 - Method for operating a measuring device, especially a flowmeter: The invention relates to a method for operating a measuring device, especially a flowmeter, according to the preamble of claim 1. The aim of the invention is to simplify inspection if the sensors have been correctly installed. For this purpose, the installation state is detected by the sensors themselves, i.e.... Agent: Michael M Rickin Abb Inc
20080027662 - Method and device for estimating simultaneous switching noise in semiconductor device, and storage medium: The method comprises a number of simultaneously switching signals calculation step in which the number of simultaneously switching signals is calculated for each set of user setting information for the input and output signal on the basis of pin arrangement information and the user setting information of the pins in... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20080027664 - Architectural level throughput based power modeling methodology and apparatus for pervasively clock-gated processor cores: A method for estimating power dissipated by a processor core processing a workload-includes analyzing a reference test case to generate a reference workload characteristic, analyzing an actual workload to generate an actual workload characteristic, performing a power analysis for the reference test case to establish a reference power dissipation value... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20080027667 - Sensor calibration using selectively disconnected temperature: Calibration of a sensor circuit that includes a sensor, a temperature measurement circuit and a signal processing path. The sensor senses a physical parameter to be measured and generates an electrical sensor output signal representing the physical parameter. The temperature measurement circuit outputs a measured temperature. The signal processing path... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20080027668 - Digital phase calibration method and system: A method of digital phase calibration is disclosed. An input signal is sampled using a clock. The sample points of the sampled signal are changed by a scaler. A phase calibration is performed by adjusting the phase of the scaler to obtain an optimum phase for the scaler.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080027669 - Radio device testing system: A testing system for testing the radio software stack (40) of a radio device (16) is described. The system comprises test control means (10) and perturbation means (38) connected to said radio device. The perturbation means enables perturbation and subsequent monitoring of a radio stack operation. The perturbation means may... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department
20080027670 - Integrated circuit temperature measurement methods and apparatuses: Methods and apparatuses to measure temperatures of integrated circuits are disclosed. New circuit arrangements for measuring temperature using various types of integrated circuit sensor elements are discussed. Embodiments comprise methods and apparatuses arranged to measure temperature based upon current leakage rates of different integrated circuit sensor elements. The methods and... Agent: Ibm Coporation (rtp) C/o Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson PLLC
20080027671 - Portable electronic apparatus, operation control method, operation control program, signal generation apparatus and signal generation method: A portable electronic apparatus includes an acceleration detection unit, an evaluation-signal generation unit, and a control unit. The acceleration detection unit is configured to detect an acceleration generated in the portable electronic apparatus. The evaluation-signal generation unit is configured to carry out a predetermined process based on the acceleration detected... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080027672 - Method for determining two pseudo-sinusoidal signals in quadrature: A method for determining two pseudo-sinusoidal signals in quadrature from a pseudo-sinusoidal signal transmitted by an encoder is provided. The method using a sensor arranged within reading distance of the encoder, which sensor includes at least four sensing elements which are linearly equally distributed. The sensing elements are each capable... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.
20080027674 - Flashlight/pedometer: A flashlight/pedometer has a pedometer assembly in a body. The pedometer assembly detects and counts paces or steps. The number of steps is displayed on a display on the body. A head is pivotally attached to the body via a hinge connection. The head includes one or more lighting elements... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20080027673 - Method for tracking and rewarding a child's exercise activity by use of a pedometer and computer interface: A method for tracking and rewarding a child's exercise activity by use of a pedometer and computer interface with the steps of providing a pedometer having a pet shape connecting with a computer and associated web site. The user connects the pedometer to the computer to download the site information... Agent: Ryan M. Trumm
20080027675 - Arm mounting type electronic pedometer: To provide an arm mounting type electronic pedometer capable of minimizing a planar size. An arm mounting type electronic pedometer 1 includes a piezoelectric type acceleration sensor for sensing a walk, a circuit board expanded perpendicularly to a thickness direction at a middle portion of the thickness direction of the... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq.
20080027676 - Method and apparatus for analysing a dataset of spectra: A method of analyzing a dataset of spectra is provided in which each spectrum has a count value for each of a number of parameter values within a parameter range. The method is for identifying one or more parameter values that exhibit a significant variation within the dataset. A dataset... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates
20080027678 - Method and system for detecting abnormal operation in a process plant: A system for detecting abnormal operation of at least a portion of a process plant includes a model to model at least the portion of the process plant. The model may be configurable to include multiple regression models corresponding to multiple different operating regions of the portion of the process... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)
20080027677 - Methods and systems for detecting deviation of a process variable from expected values: In methods and systems that may facilitate detecting abnormal operation in a process plant, values of a process variable are analyzed to determine whether they significantly deviate from expected values. If there is a significant deviation, an indicator may be generated. Analyzing the process variable may include, for example, determining... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)
20080027680 - Stability index display: The stability index objectively reflects system reliability and yet intuitively reflects the user experience on the system while also providing an understanding of how/when/why problems began.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (microsoft)
20080027679 - Wearable device, system and method for measuring physiological and/or environmental parameters: Systems, devices and methods are provided for monitoring parameters. The system, according to some embodiments, may include a wireless mobile monitoring device with an array of sensors and a safety module to prevent simultaneous sensing selected parameters and charging of the device, and a medical center server enabled to remotely... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP
20080027681 - Method for predictive maintenance of an operating component of an automatic machine: A method for predictive maintenance of an operating component of an automatic machine, which method acquires at least two values, each relative to a respective characteristic quantity of the operating component, compares each value with a threshold value, and determines a specific defect and programs maintenance as a function of... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20080027682 - Single-track load meter for audio applications: There is provided herein a system and method for implementing a track-specific CPU load meter or a similar track-specific indication of CPU performance in a multi-track multimedia-editing environment. The instant invention is preferably presented to the user in the form of a real time meter for use in multi-track multimedia... Agent: Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens
20080027683 - Selectively presenting timestamped time-series data values for retrieved supervisory control and manufacturing/production parameters: A process control and manufacturing information database client application is disclosed for rendering and displaying a filtered set of received time-series data. A client application, such as a trending client that graphically displays a series of data point values for a particular observed parameter of a manufacturing process receives, via... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd01/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080021649 - Color sample clustering: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for color matching and/or indexing utilizing color sample clustering is generally disclosed. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20080021651 - Performance assessment and information system based on sports ball motion: Disclosed is an integrated sports assessment and information invention, applicable to most sports, designed to measure, calculate, derive, and analyze the resultant sport ball movement and ball-orientation characteristics in order to provide an assessment of the player's performance and the circumstances surrounding the conduct of the sports action. The observed... Agent: John Richard Seeley Jr
20080021653 - Method and system for interpreting borehole geological data: Computer-based method and system are disclosed for interpreting dips, dip trends, and mineral based lithofacies data to identify certain geological events in a subsurface formation. The disclosed method/system analyzes dip magnitude and azimuth data to determine the dip trends in the formation. The dip trends are then examined for indications... Agent: Osha . Liang L.L.P. / Slb
20080021657 - Utilizing rapid water displacement detection systems and satellite imagery data to predict tsunamis: One aspect of the present invention can include a method for detecting tsunamis that can include a step of detecting a location of a rapid water displacement event occurring in an ocean, such as an underground Earthquake. Images can be captured proximate to the event utilizing a satellite. The captured... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A.
20080021659 - Computer system and method for determining a regional impact of earthquake events: For determining the regional impact of earthquake events, geographical regions (3, 4, 5) are associated with reference measuring stations (31, 32, 33, 41, 42, 43, 51, 52, 53) located in the respective geographical region (3, 4, 5). For each of the geographical regions (3, 4, 5), determined are regional earthquake... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080021660 - Method and system for visualizing common aberrations from multi-sample comparative genomic hybridization data sets: A computer-implemented method for viewing comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) data is provided. In certain embodiments, the method comprises: a) inputting a plurality of CGH data sets for a corresponding plurality of genomic samples into a computer memory; b) analyzing the CGH data sets using an aberration calling method to identify... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20080021661 - Field adjustment for engine monitoring system: The present invention provides a performance mathematical representation for monitoring trend on engine condition from field engine data. Field engine performance data from multiple engine samples are provided and adjusted according to its associated average performance and an improved performance mathematical representation is constructed using the adjusted data.... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20080021663 - De-pressurization scheme for chromatography columns: A depressurization process for a packed separation column is provided where the column system experiences a rapid and/or severe drop in pressure that could potentially damage column components. The process provides a safe de-pressurization of the column on the outlet side by decreasing the outlet pressure in controlled steps while... Agent: Zito Tlp
20080021665 - Focusing method and apparatus: Methods and apparatus for placing wafers axially in an optical inspection system. A “best worst” focus method includes a series of through-focus images of a test wafer acquired using full field of view of the inspection optics. The value of the worst quality in each image is associated with the... Agent: Dicke Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Christopher Mclaughlin
20080021650 - Method using capacitive sensors for morphology discrimination of a passenger seating in an automotive seat: The present invention relates to a method for discriminating the morphology of a passenger seating in an automotive seat, comprising the steps of i) providing a set of a plurality of capacitive sensors (100) covering substantially a transversal cross section of a seat, ii) collecting the outputs of said plurality... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080021652 - Method for providing a pattern forecast: A method for providing a pattern forecast for an object from a number of objects that are associated with one another, in which the pattern forecast is provided by taking into account consumption series of these associated objects. A device for providing a pattern forecast for an object from a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080021654 - Automatic adjustment of nmr pulse sequence to optimize snr based on real time analysis: Data from a string of multiple formation evaluation data sensor are evaluated by an expert system. Based on the analysis, the logging speed is increased if all the sensors justify it, and is reduced if any of the sensors require a reduced logging speed. Alternatively, the sensitive volume of a... Agent: Madan, Mossman & Sriram, P.C.
20080021655 - Signal integration measure for seismic data: A method and system of processing seismic data includes acquiring seismic data, determining a frequency spectrum for the seismic data and determining an amplitude value associated with a local minimum frequency from the frequency spectrum to obtain an IZ minimum-amplitude value and a minimum frequency range limit. A maximum frequency... Agent: Spectraseis Ag
20080021656 - Vh signal integration measure for seismic data: A method and system of processing seismic data includes acquiring three-component seismic data and combining horizontal components of the three-component seismic data to obtain a merged horizontal component. Frequency spectra are determined for the acquired three-component seismic data. A ratio of a vertical component of the seismic data to the... Agent: Spectraseis Ag
20080021658 - Apparatus and method for integrating survey parameters into a header: A method, apparatus and system for acquiring seismic data is disclosed that in one aspect receives a seismic signal detected by at least one sensor in response to a seismic energy signal generated by a source at a selected location at a data acquisition unit in data that is in... Agent: Paul S Madan Madan, Mossman & Sriram, PC
20080021662 - Method for controlling a pipe inspection system and for evaluating the inspection data: The invention relates to a method for operating a mobile pipe inspection device comprising a camera head that can be pivoted about two axes that lie at right angles to one another. The pivoting movements of said camera head are remotely controlled by motors and at least one pivoting movement... Agent: Notaro And Michalos
20080021664 - Current-based method and apparatus for detecting and classifying arcs: An apparatus and technique are provided for generating a plasma using a power supply circuit and arc detection arrangement. The power supply circuit has a cathode enclosed in a chamber, and is adapted to generate a power-related parameter. The arc detection arrangement is communicatively coupled to the power supply circuit... Agent: Schneider Electric / Square D Company Legal Dept. - I.p. Group (b&w)
20080021666 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080021668 - Apparatus and method for inspection of electronic devices: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for inspection of an electronic device, which can increase the efficiency of inspection by performing a self inspection. According to an aspect of an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an electronic device is provided with circuit units, comprising an interface unit for interfacing... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20080021667 - Output evaluation: The testing of driver output is automated. Embodiments of the invention filter out data that is known to change between two similar outputs of a driver. By filtering this dynamic data out, the remaining data can be compared to known-good data to identify any variations which would appear in a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080021669 - System and method for performing processing in a testing system: A system and method is provided for performing processing in a test system. A flexible platform may be provided for developing test programs for performing automated testing. In one such platform, the tester and its instruments are isolated from the tester operating system, permitting any tester operating system to be... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi
20080021670 - Multiple-point smoothing method for motor-speed estimation: A multiple-point smoothing method for motor-speed estimation. The output of an encoder is over-sampled to obtain over-sampled position differences according to an over-sampling factor M. The over-sampled position differences are averaged to obtain an initial speed estimation. The initial speed estimation is low-pass filtered to obtain a final speed estimation.... Agent: Hdsl
20080021671 - Method for generating a control output for a position control loop: A method for optically detecting the position of a moveable test object (10), especially a mirror or reflector, in which a measuring beam (6) produced by a light source (2) is reflected by the test object (10 and reaches a position-sensitive light detector (12) which carrier out a conversion into... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20080021672 - Scanning an object: A method and apparatus for scanning an object (10) with a surface measurement probe (26) mounted on a coordinate positioning machine (24). Translational movement of the coordinate positioning machine (24) is used to move the probe along an at least part nominally spiral path about an axis (14) which intersects... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080021673 - Method for measuring thin layers in solid state devices: A method of using acoustic signals in the form of waves or pulses to non-destructively measure the thickness of a bonding layer sandwiched between and bonding together overlying and underlying materials different from the bonding layer especially when the thickness of the bonding layer is so small that the features... Agent: Ibm Microelectronics Intellectual Property Law
20080021674 - Methods for enhancing the analysis of particle detection: Methods for enhancing the analysis of particle detection are provided comprising measuring a first electromagnetic radiation signal provided by a particle, comparing by cross-correlation the electromagnetic radiation signal emitted by the particle, and further applying an analytical filter to the cross-correlation events, thereby enhancing the analysis of the particle emission.... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20080021676 - System and method for determining airtime using free fall: A system for determining airtime of a moving sportsman includes at least one accelerometer for detecting vibration or acceleration of the sportsman. A processor in communication with the at least one accelerometer processing signals from the accelerometer to determine free-fall. A pressure sensor may be used to determine change in... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc
20080021675 - Systems and methods for calculating and predicting near term production cost, incremental heat rate, capacity and emissions of electric generation power plants based on current operating and, optionally, atmospheric conditions: Systems and methods for calculating and predicting performance characteristics, incremental heat rate, capacity, incremental costs, production cost and emissions, for electric power generation plants, and in particular, those that use steam and gas-turbine prime movers. The system includes models and modules for calculating current unit performance and predicting unit performance,... Agent: Mirick O'connell Demallie & Lougee, LLP
20080021677 - Methods and apparatus for data analysis: A method and apparatus for data analysis according to various aspects of the present invention is configured to automatically identify a characteristic of a fabrication process for components based on test data for the components.... Agent: Noblitt & Gilmore, LLC.
20080021678 - Method for providing comprehensive documentation information of complex machines and systems, in particular an injection molding machine: A method for providing comprehensive documentation information of complex machines and systems, in particular an injection molding machine is disclosed. Each of the machine components has a storage device that stores information specific for the machine component; in addition, an individual identification is assigned to each of the machine parts.... Agent: Henry M. Feiereisen Henry M. Feiereisen, LLC01/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080015779 - Electromagnetically detecting thin resistive bodies in shallow water and terrestrial environments: A technique includes performing first electromagnetic field measurements to obtain a first set of data and performing second electromagnetic field measurements to obtain a second set of data. The first set of data is relatively sensitive to an effect caused by an air layer boundary and is relatively insensitive to... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20080015781 - Method and apparatus for formation testing: A method for conducting a formation test includes providing a volume change model for a tool component, and providing a control program that uses the volume change model to estimate a system volume change resulting from a change in the tool component during a downhole operation. An apparatus for conducting... Agent: Edmonds, P.C.
20080015785 - Mass spectrometry algorithm: The present invention provides algorithms for processing MS/MS spectra based on numerical spectral analysis and signal recognition, which (i) detect multiply charged replicates and transform them into singly charged mono-isotopic peaks, (ii) reduce isotope peak clusters to a single signal, (iii) remove high-frequency and periodic background noise, and (iv) determine... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation
20080015787 - Methods and systems for treating disease: Methods and systems described herein are applicable to the identification of pathogens, pathogenic variants and applicable treatments or remedies. In some embodiments, the pathogen or pathogens bears a causal relationship to a disease state.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20080015786 - Neuronal profiling: The present invention provides automated methods for cell body extension analysis, software for carrying out such methods, and detection devices comprising such software.... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20080015791 - Method for automatic color matching of transparent wood stains: A method of producing a finish for a paper substrate, wherein the finish provides the paper substrate with a color that matches the color of a target object. In accordance with the method, calculations are performed to determine the quantities of at least one group of colorants required to produce... Agent: Wiggin And Dana LLP Attention: Patent Docketing
20080015795 - Prognostic health monitoring in switch-mode power supplies with voltage regulation: The system includes a current injection device in electrical communication with the switch mode power supply. The current injection device is positioned to alter the initial, non-zero load current when activated. A prognostic control is in communication with the current injection device, controlling activation of the current injection device. A... Agent: Hayes, Soloway P.C.
20080015801 - Method and apparatus for neural activity identification: A method and apparatus is provided for creating and recognizing a USN (Unique Signature Number) from an analysis of living entity's (e.g. person, animal or other multi-cellular being having neural activity) emitted electrical or electromagnetic signal in a given, normalized or calm state. This USN may then be used at... Agent: Scheef & Stone, L.L.P.
20080015805 - Displacement detecting encoder: A displacement detecting encoder including a scale having a positional code that contains positional information, a detection portion which is disposed so as to make a relative movement with respect to the scale and detect at least a part of the positional code equipped on the scale and a processing... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080015780 - Non-linear inversion technique for interpretation of geophysical data using analytically computed first and second order derivatives: In general all the geophysical data sets are non-linear in nature and should be tackled in non-linear manner in order to preserve the subtle information, contained in the data. It was customary to linearize non-linear problems for mathematical simplicity and to avoid tedious computations. A method solves a non-linear inversion... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20080015782 - Method for predicting lithology and porosity from seismic reflection data: Method for predicting lithology and porosity of subsurface rocks from seismic reflection data. The seismic data is inverted to yield elastic properties of the rocks such as the compressional and shear impedances. A rock physics model is built to relate porosity, the shale volume fraction, the fluid content of the... Agent: J Paul Plummer Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company
20080015783 - Time lapse marine seismic surveying employing interpolated multicomponent streamer pressure data: In a first aspect, a method for use in a time lapse, marine seismic survey includes accessing a set of baseline seismic data; accessing a set of acquired, time lapse seismic data; and interpolating a set of time lapse seismic data from the baseline seismic data and the acquired time... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C.
20080015784 - Extraction of depositional systems: A process that assists with the identification of potential hydrocarbon deposits that includes performing a structural interpretation of a three-dimensional seismic volume, transforming the three-dimensional seismic volume into a stratal-slice volume, performing a stratigraphic interpretation of the stratal-slice volume which includes the extracting of bounding surfaces and faults and transforming... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20080015790 - Automated system and method for harvesting and multi-stage screening of plant embryos: A method and system for automatically harvesting and screening plant embryos in multiple stages to identify those embryos that are suited for incorporation into manufactured seeds are provided. The method includes generally three steps. First, plant embryos are automatically sorted according to their trough size/shape and also singulated into discrete... Agent: Weyerhaeuser Company Intellectual Property Dept., Ch 1j27
20080015788 - Method and program for predicting gene network: A gene network is predicted which can prevent a decrease in the amount of basic data. A gene network is predicted by retrieving indirect causal relationships the presence of which cannot be explained on the basis of direct causal relationships and/or indirect causal relationships the presence of which can be... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080015789 - Unsupervised building and exploitation of composite descriptors: Generally, the present invention provides a way of determining in an unsupervised manner additional members for a family that is defined initially through exemplar sequences. The present invention is unsupervised in that it proceeds without any information related to the exemplar sequences defining the family, without aligning the sequences, without... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20080015792 - High water cut well measurements using heuristic salinity determination: Methods and systems for determining the amount of water in a high water cut crude petroleum flow stream exiting from a hydrocarbon well. Electrical property measurements such as permittivity measurements are collected with a microwave analyzer system as high water cut oil exits from a well. Collection is continued until... Agent: Groover & Associates
20080015793 - Analyzing information gathered using multiple analytical techniques: Systems and techniques for analyzing information gathered by multiple analytical techniques. In one aspect, a method includes receiving analytical information, gathered by multiple analytical techniques, regarding a sample, receiving expectations regarding a sample parameter, and estimating a value of the sample parameter based on the analytical information and the expectations... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20080015794 - Building protection system and method: A building protection system for a building having an inlet air duct with an inlet damper operable to regulate inlet air entering the building and passing through the inlet air duct, a return air duct with a return damper operable to regulate return air, and a fan system operable to... Agent: Michael B. Einschlag Rosenlaw & Einschlag
20080015796 - Piston-cylinder unit with diagnostic unit: A piston-cylinder unit having a hollow cylinder, with a piston system supported inside the hollow cylinder that is free to move in the axial direction, and a piston rod connected to the piston system. The piston-cylinder unit is also provided with a diagnostic unit for determining diagnostic data associated with... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane
20080015797 - Air filter monitoring system: A real-time monitoring system that monitors various aspects of the operation of a refrigerant-cycle system is described. In one embodiment, the system includes a processor that measures power provided to the refrigerant-cycle system and that gathers data from one or more sensors and uses the sensor data to calculate a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080015798 - Test protocol manager for massive multi-site test: Disclosed herein is a massive multi-site (MMS) testing architecture. The MMS architecture includes a MMS interface on each of a plurality of devices under test. The MMS interface includes a test protocol manager that may receive test stimulus and send the test stimulus to cores of the device under test.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20080015799 - Field device electronics fed by an external electrical energy supply: Field-device electronics including an electric current adjuster, through which a supply current flows. The electric current adjuster adjusts and/or modulates the supply current. The supply current is driven by a supply voltage provided by the external energy supply. Additionally, the field-device electronics has an internal operating and evaluating circuit for... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20080015800 - Method and system for determining frequency: A system and a method for determining frequencies is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes a delay device to generate a delayed second signal from a first signal. A logic device generates a third signal from the first signal and the second signal. A device filters a DC component... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20080015802 - Defect inspection method and apparatus: A pattern inspection apparatus which compares images of regions, corresponding to each other, of patterns that are formed so as to be identical and judges that non-coincident portions in the images are defects. The pattern inspection apparatus is equipped with an image comparing section which plots individual pixels of an... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20080015803 - Accurate dynamic gravity measurement method and apparatus: Gravity information for a gravity survey is obtained by using an array of relative gravimeters whose relative gravity measurement signals have been calibrated by using an absolute gravimeter to approximate absolute gravity measurements.... Agent: John R Ley, LLC
20080015804 - Method and apparatus for compensating for alignment mismatch of optical modulator: Provided is a method and apparatus for compensating for a misalignment of an optical modulator. The method includes performing gamma correction on an input signal having M gradation levels and outputting a preprocessed signal; performing a linearization transform on the preprocessed signal, performing a uniformity transform on the linearly transformed... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080015806 - Procedure to diagnose an electrical circuit: Procedure to diagnose an electrical circuit for the operation of actuators of an internal combustion engine, in which the circuit is checked for electrical errors, and whereby information from a misfire recognition is additionally taken into account.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20080015807 - Transferring data in a portable electronic device: An apparatus and a method of receiving/transmitting data in an electronic device are provided. A remaining capacity of a battery mounted to the electronic device is checked. When the remaining capacity of the battery is smaller than a predetermined reference value, a communication module takes over a control with regard... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080015808 - Methods and system for program execution integrity measurement: The present disclosure is directed towards methods and systems and methods for measuring the integrity of an operating system's execution and ensuring that the system's code is performing its intended functionality. This includes examining the integrity of the code that the operating system is executing as well as the data... Agent: The Johns Hopkins Universityapplied Physics Labora Office Of Patent Counsel
20080015809 - Electromagnetically detecting thin resistive bodies in shallow water and terrestrial environments: A technique includes using a first sensor to perform a first electromagnetic field measurement to obtain first data, which is indicative of the presence of a resistive body. The first data is relatively sensitive to an effect that is caused by an air layer boundary. The technique includes using a... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20080015810 - Surface inspection method and surface inspection apparatus: When detecting light scattered by an object to be inspected by using a pulse laser as a light source, noise increases unless a sampling repletion period of an A/D converter is determined so as to be related to a pulse oscillation repetition period of the light source. (1) The sampling... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080015811 - Handheld laser light detector with height correction, using a gps receiver to provide two-dimensional position data: A laser light receiver is provided with an integral laser distance measurement (LDM) device for measuring the distance from a laser plane of a desired elevation to a desired physical target point to be measured on a jobsite. The laser receiver can be combined with a gravity reference device, so... Agent: Frederick H. Gribbell Frederick H. Gribbell, LLC
20080015812 - Parallel profile determination for an optical metrology system: A system to process requests for wafer structure profile determination from optical metrology measurements off a plurality of structures formed on one or more wafer includes a diffraction signal processor, a diffraction signal distributor, and a plurality of profile search servers. The diffraction signal processor is configured to obtain a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20080015813 - Pattern measurement apparatus and pattern measuring method: A pattern measurement apparatus includes a line profile creating unit for creating a line profile of a pattern formed on a sample by scanning with a charged particle beam, a derivative profile creating unit for creating a second derivative profile by differentiating twice the line profile, and an edge detecting... Agent: Muramatsu & Associates
20080015814 - Adaptive multivariate fault detection: A method and apparatus for detecting faults. A set of data samples is received, the set of data samples including multiple process variables. One or more multivariate statistical models are adapted, wherein adapting includes applying a change to at least one univariate statistic of the one or more multivariate statistical... Agent: Marina Portnova Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP
20080015815 - Offset determination for measurement system matching: Dynamic offset determination for each of a plurality of measurement systems for matching the systems is disclosed. One embodiment uses an artifact which is periodically run across the measurement system to be matched. Inputs for each run include the current offsets and historical data for the entire fleet and the... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro LLC
20080015816 - Monitoring system and method: A system includes an analysis module and/or a prediction module. The analysis module receives data from a heat transfer device, and can compute a performance indicator indicative of an incipient anomaly condition of the heat transfer device based upon the received data, and/or can compute a normalized efficiency of the... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20080015817 - Condition monitoring of electrical cables as installed in industrial processes: A system and method for verifying the performance and health of wire systems and end devices, including instruments and processes. A computer runs software that collects data from sampled sensors, stores the data, screens the data for outliers, analyzes the data, performs in situ testing, and generates results of the... Agent: Pitts And Brittian P C
20080015818 - Method and system for mask fabrication process control: A mask fabrication system. The mask fabrication system contains a processing tool, a metrology tool, and a controller. The processing tool processes a mask. The metrology tool inspects the mask to obtain an inspection result. The controller generates a manufacturing model of the processing tool and calibrates the manufacturing model... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley LLP
20080015819 - Athletic performance data system and method: An athletic performance data system has an athletic field data collection system for obtaining athletic performance data and athlete identifying information for plural athletes at an athletic performance event. An athletic data host server receives the athletic performance test data and athlete identifying information from the athletic field data collection... Agent: Ipsolon LLP
20080015820 - Systems and methods for gathering audience measurment data: Systems and methods are provided for gathering audience measurement data relating to exposure of an audience member to audio data. Audio data is received in a user system and is then encoded with audience measurement data. The encoded audio data is reproduced by the user system, picked up by a... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
20080015821 - Systems and methods for removing noise from spectral data: Systems and methods for reducing noise in spectral data. A noise burst level is defined. If a spectral point has an intensity greater than the burst level (a burst point), points neighboring the burst point are examined. If a function of these neighboring points indicates that the burst point is... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.01/10/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080010020 - Method and system of diagnosing production changes: Method and system of diagnosing production changes. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are systems comprising a plurality of devices configured to measure production parameters associated with a hydrocarbon producing well, and a processor proximate to a wellhead of the hydrocarbon producing well and electrically coupled to the plurality... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20080010022 - Wavefield decomposition for cross-line survey: It is described a method for spatially filtering 3D seabed seismic data acquired in a cross-line geometry including methods of how to decompose the data using a filter with two spatial components.... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department
20080010023 - Method and systems for locating a source of particle, molecule, or fragment of molecule using their reception rate: A method and systems for locating a source of particles, molecules, or fragments of molecules using particle, molecule, or fragment of molecule reception rate is disclosed. According to the invention, the particle, molecule, or fragment of molecules diffusion parameters in the search space are determined and a lattice is designed... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080010032 - Yield estimation method for lsi: Using data obtained by varying intra-chip variance, a frequency distribution of a yield corresponding to each intra-chip variance is obtained by a statistical timing analysis. The frequency of a ring oscillator loaded into the chip of an LSI is measured for each chip, and the frequency distribution of the ring... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080010033 - Measurement correction device and method: A measurement correction device and method for its use. The measurement correction device is used to detect a change in scale resulting from its replication wherein the replication is made without attention to the scale. In one exemplary application, the measurement correction device is used in conjunction with a measurement... Agent: William B. Gowanlock
20080010034 - Method for network analyzer calibration and network analyzer: An adapter of unknown properties necessary for performing simple N-port calibration is prepared and simple N-port calibration is performed on a network analyzer using the adapter. Moreover, the open reference, short reference, and load reference are measured in succession, with the adapter in a disassembled state, at the test ports... Agent: Paul D. Greeley, Esq. Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.
20080010019 - High speed spectrum analyzer: The invention provides a device for analyzing the spectral content of a sample in a sequential manner at high speed.... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery
20080010021 - Using statistics of a fitting function for data-driven dispersion slowness processing: Dispersive array acoustic data are acquired. A histogram is determined from the semblance-frequency coherence of the data. The low frequency limit of the data is estimated by matching the statistics of the histogram to the statistics of a modeling function. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply... Agent: Madan, Mossman & Sriram, P.C.
20080010024 - Cellular fibronectin as a diagnostic marker in cardiovascular disease and methods of use thereof: Thrombolytic therapy in the treatment of a cardiovascular event such as myocardial infarction (MI) carries with it a chance of suffering a hemorrhagic incident leading to severe disability and often death. Methods for the evaluation of proper therapy for a specific patient who has suffered a cardiovascular event employ a... Agent: William C. Fuess
20080010026 - Gene sequence of l-rhamnose isomerase having new catalytic function and use thereof: In the rare sugar strategy of Izumoring (FIG. 1), it is intended to establish a reaction system of producing rare sugars of many types by acquiring an isomerase which acts on various rare aldoses and, therefore, is most efficient in producing various rare ketoses. A DNA encoding the following protein... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080010025 - System, knowledge repository and computer-readable medium for identifying a secondary metabolite from a microorganism: The invention relates to a method and system for identifying a secondary metabolite synthesized by a target gene cluster within a microorganism. A putative or confirmed function is attributed to a gene within the gene cluster, and an extract from the microorganism is obtained which is suspected to contain the... Agent: David S. Resnick
20080010027 - Method and apparatus for predicting properties of a chemical mixture: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for predicting the non-color properties of a chemical mixture, such as an automotive paint, using an artificial neural network. The neural network includes an input layer having nodes for receiving input data related to the chemical components of the mixture and... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20080010028 - Process for determining local emissivity profile of suprathermal electrons: The invention concerns a process for determining a local emissivity profile of suprathermal electrons coming from an ionized gas ring placed in a toric vessel, with the use of tomographic inversion by means of Bessel functions Jo of order 0 which exploits line-integrated measurements acquired by current real-time Hard-X-Ray diagnostics.... Agent: Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP
20080010029 - Apparatus, system, and method for broad spectrum chemical detection: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for broad spectrum chemical detection. The method includes determining a similarity sequencing scheme. The method includes receiving an ambient air sample and concentrating the ambient air sample. The method further includes providing the concentrated sample to a gas chromatography (GC) column, and detecting... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20080010030 - Trend monitoring and diagnostic analysis method for a vacuum pump and a trend monitoring and diagnostic analysis method for vacuum pump and a trend monitoring and diagnostic analysis system therefor and computer-readable storage media including a computer: The present invention such as active diagnostic algorithms is developed not only to realize the early detection of degraded vacuum pumps for the protection of pump failure but also to provide their predictive maintenance. According to the present invention, it is possible to find simple and effective ways to deal... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20080010031 - Evaluating method of the fracture toughness using the continuous indentation method: The present invention relates to a method of evaluating the fracture toughness of a material using the continuous indentation technique. In the method of this invention, the stress coefficient, strain hardening modulus and yield stress of the material are determined using the continuous indentation technique and, thereafter, the reduced elastic... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080010035 - Apparatus and method for actuator performance monitoring in a process control system: A method, apparatus, and computer program are provided for actuator performance monitoring. A test of an actuator in a process control system can be initiated, such as when a break in the operation of the actuator or a machine associated with the actuator is detected. The test could include providing... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20080010036 - Electric machine: A method and an apparatus are described for monitoring a rotating synchronous electric machine (9), which comprises a rotor having a rotor winding and a stator having a stator winding. The method comprises the steps of determining the stator winding current, determining the stator winding voltage, determining the rotor winding... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080010037 - Reverse rotation detector for internal combustion engine: A crank angle sensor outputs a pulse signal whenever a crankshaft rotates a predetermined angle. An ECU performs an elimination process on a sequence of pulse signals to obtain a remaining signal used to determine the crank angle. When the rotation speed of the crankshaft becomes lower than a predetermined... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080010038 - Shift-invariant probabilistic latent component analysis: A method decomposes input data acquired of a signal. An input signal is sampled to acquire input data. The input data is represented as a probability distribution. An expectation-maximization procedure is applied iteratively to the probability distribution to determine components of the probability distributions.... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
20080010039 - Anomaly diagnosis apparatus and method of machine installation: In the invention, an anomaly diagnosis apparatus for analyzing sound or vibration data produced by a machine installation and diagnosing the presence or absence of an anomaly in a sliding member in the machine installation is made up of a diagnosis processing server (1) and a user information processing terminal... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20080010040 - Blind estimation of bandwidth and duration parameters of an incoming signal: A method and system for blind estimation of time and frequency parameters of an incoming signal. A spectrogram of the signal is processed using singular value decomposition (SVD) and ICA (independent component analysis) techniques. Time and frequency parameters are estimated from time and frequency eigenvectors, respectively.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent DepartmentPrevious industry: Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location
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