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Data processing: measuring, calibrating, or testing February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090055096 - System and method for simplifying a point cloud: A method for simplifying a point cloud is provided. The method includes: (a) acquiring a point cloud; (b) establishing a topological structure for the point cloud; (c) selecting a maiden point from the point cloud as a selected point; (d) searching a plurality of points which are near to the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090055097 - Automated borehole image interpretation: A method of analyzing characteristics of a subterranean formation includes transmitting a signal at least partially into a material of the subterranean formation such that the signal is transformed in a manner indicative of a characteristic of the material, receiving the transformed signal from the material, converting the transformed signal... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20090055098 - Determination of point of sand production initiation in wellbores using residual deformation characteristics and real time monitoring of sand protection: Predicting sand production in a wellbore. A first set of characteristics is determined for a formation in the wellbore, wherein determining uses a plastic model of the formation, and wherein the first set of characteristics comprises a yield surface, a failure surface, a stress total strain, an elastic strain, and... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090055101 - Method for estimating molecule concentrations in a sampling and equipment therefor: This method for estimating molecule concentrations in a measurement line that can include a liquid phase chromatographic column or a mass spectrometry is based on statistical calculations to transform, in an analytical model of the received signal, the factors (measured results or measurement parameters) into probability distributions from a priori... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090055100 - Method for identifying and/or characterizing a (poly)peptide: The present invention relates to a method for identifying and/or characterizing a (poly)peptide comprising: (a) analyzing a peptide map of said (poly)peptide, comprising at least 1 peptide, and its peptide primary structure fingerprint by mass spectrometry; and (b) comparing data obtained in step (a) with a reference (poly)peptide database, said... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP
20090055099 - Proteomic analysis of biological fluids: The invention concerns the identification of proteomes of biological fluids and their use in determining the state of maternal/fetal conditions, including maternal conditions of fetal origin, chromosomal aneuploidies, and fetal diseases associated with fetal growth and maturation. In particular, the invention concerns the identification of the proteome of amniotic fluid... Agent: Heller Ehrman LLP
20090055102 - Remote sensor and in-situ sensor system for improved detection of chemicals in the atmosphere and related method thereof: A system having an optical remote sensor where sensing can be achieved from distance, and therefore without necessarily making contact with the threat chemical, with one or more in-situ sensors where sampling of air is required, and where at least one sensor is cross-reactive. Aspects of some of the various... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation
20090055103 - Substance release estimation using path-averaged concentration measurements: A system and method for using path-averaged concentration measurements for estimating the amount of substance being released from a particular location. One or more open-path sensing systems are set up in appropriate locations around possible substance release sites and tuned to detect a particular substance of interest. Path-averaged concentration measurements... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20090055104 - Velocity and impingement method for determining parameters of a particle/fluid flow: A method and apparatus for determining at least one flow parameter of a fluid flowing within a pipe, which fluid contains particles entrained within the fluid flow is provided. The method includes the steps of: 1) determining a velocity of the fluid flow within the pipe; 2) sensing the impingement... Agent: Expro Meters, Inc.
20090055105 - Gas turbine performance analysis method and gas turbine performance analysis system: an adjustment module for calculating a corrected value of the fuel flow rate based on the actual measured values of inlet air temperature, compressor pressure ratio and fuel flow rate, and inputting the corrected fuel flow rate value into the performance computation module.... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090055106 - Method for structural health monitoring using a smart sensor system: The structural health monitoring method of the present invention utilizes a sensor system to determine information about deformation, stress and/or damage in structural elements. The sensor system and the method employ at least one sensor which comprises a material having fully-reversible nonlinear elasticity. The method comprises associating at least one... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy
20090055107 - Occlusion system and method for a flow control apparatus: A flow control apparatus having a flow monitoring system capable of detecting and identifying a downstream occlusion present within an administration feeding set loaded to the flow control apparatus is disclosed. A software subsystem is associated with the flow control apparatus and administration feeding set, the software system plots at... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz
20090055109 - Device, method, and program for measuring signal, and recording medium: Differences in outputs from multiple terminals are easily measured. There is provided a signal measuring device for receiving signals to be measured which are generated by modulating frequency-different signals different in frequency from each other, and are respectively output from different output terminals, including a combiner which combines the signals... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090055108 - Stabilisation of liquid metal electrolyte systems: A method of stabilising an electrolysis cell with a boundary, a liquid metal layer and an electrolyte layer having specific operational and geometric parameters, and comprises the steps of determining amplitude and frequency values for a desired external, time-varying and/or alternating magnetic field through wave reflection analysis on a theoretical... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090055110 - Lithium sulfur rechargeable battery fuel gauge systems and methods: Systems and methods for accurately determining the state of charge and the relative age of lithium sulfur batteries are provided. The cell resistance and taper input charge of a particular type of lithium sulfur battery are respectively measured to determine the state of charge and age of the battery.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090055111 - Waveform anomoly detection and notification systems and methods: Systems and methods that may be used to detect anomalies in waveforms. The system may detect an anomaly automatically and without user intervention. In addition, the systems and methods may alert a human operator of the anomaly and, in some embodiments, may provide suggestions as to the cause of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090055112 - Sensing apparatus: An object of the present invention is to provide a sensing instrument capable to detect a substance existing in a very small quantity, such as environmental pollutants, instantly with a high degree of precision. As a specific means for solving the problem, a frequency signal from a crystal oscillator is... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20090055113 - Method, system and apparatus for measuring an idle value of a central processing unit: In a method, system and apparatus for measuring an idle value of a Central Processing Unit (CPU) in an embedded system, the CPU increments a hardware counter in accordance with clock signals. The CPU also increments an idle counter during a predetermined period of time in accordance with the clock... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090055114 - Method and arrangement for correcting thermally-induced field deformations of a lithographically exposed substrate: The invention provides a method for correcting thermally-induced field deformations of a lithographically exposed substrate. First, a model is provided to predict thermally-induced field deformation information of a plurality of fields of the substrate. The pre-specified exposure information used to configure an exposure of the fields is then modified based... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090055115 - Method and arrangement for predicting thermally-induced deformation of a substrate, and a semiconductor device: The invention provides a method for correcting thermally-induced field deformations of a lithographically exposed substrate. First, a model is provided to predict thermally-induced field deformation information of a plurality of fields of the substrate. The pre-specified exposure information used to configure an exposure of the fields is then modified based... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090055116 - Method for inspecting appearance of pellet type medicines and system employing thereof: A method for inspecting appearance of pellet type medicines and a system employing thereof are provided, in which after the pellet type medicines are arranged into a row, they are sequentially slid down via an oriented sliding channel and then collected after dropping, wherein when the pellet type medicines move... Agent: Apex Juris, PLLC
20090055117 - Method and device for compensating the mounting tolerances of a distance sensor: A distance sensor with a method and device for compensating for mounting tolerances. Mounting tolerances may make distance sensors fail in correctly measuring the angle between the sensor and an object which will result in wrong lateral spacing to be computed. Sensor values therefore need to be corrected. Available methods... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
20090055118 - Method of path planning: A method for planning the trajectory of an apparatus, such as an articulating probe head, mounted on a coordinate positioning apparatus, such as a CMM. It is determined whether for a given trajectory, the angular velocity or acceleration of the apparatus about a rotational axis of the apparatus will exceed... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090055119 - System and method for flow profile calibration correction for ultrasonic flowmeters: A method for calibrating a flowmeter, comprising choosing a pipe configuration from a list of pipe configurations, defining a number of diameters downstream from the pipe configuration where a transducer is to be installed, determining an initial curve number for the chosen pipe configuration, wherein the initial curve number corresponds... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090055120 - Calibration coefficients for sensor based measurements: A method, system and device for providing device specific calibration data for a sensor. A sensor device includes a transmitter, receiver, memory and a response portion responsive to a selected condition of the region. Generic calibration data associated with a group of sensors into which the sensor device falls is... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.
20090055121 - Computer-readable medium storing electromagnetic field analysis program, and method of causing computer to perform electromagnetic field analysis: In IAS analysis, assuming that no structural body and the like are placed in a conversion surface outside, an electromagnetic field distribution u0 in a conversion surface inside, on a conversion surface, and close to the conversion surface outside is found. In EAS analysis, on the assumption that there exists... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090055122 - On-chip frequency response measurement: A method and circuit are provided for measuring frequency response performance of an integrated circuit by providing a pulse having a rising edge and a falling edge where the pulse is provided to a plurality of serially connected components. The number of these components which have propagated the leading edge... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20090055123 - Distance based association for ultra wide band (uwb) wireless personal area network (pan) devices: Methods and wireless communication device for associating UWB (Ultra Wide Band) WPAN devices through the processing of ranging information. Ranging information represents the distance between a device and another device. Devices can automatically determine whether association has occurred via evaluation of, e.g., changes in distance, velocity and/or acceleration of devices,... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department
20090055124 - Method and system for determining object height: An apparatus and method for measuring a height of an object above a surface includes a housing with a first portion having an upper surface and a lower surface and an extension portion extending a first distance from the lower surface of the first portion. The extension portion defines a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090055125 - System and method for testing the accuracy of real time clocks: A method for testing the accuracy of real time clocks is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: setting test parameters for testing the accuracy of real time clocks (RTCs), the test parameters comprising a test time length, a test time sampling interval, and an acceptable margin; synchronizing the time... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090055127 - Method for gain error estimation for an analog-to-digital converter: The invention provides a method for gain error estimation for an analog-to-digital converter. In one embodiment, the analog-to-digital converter comprises a plurality of stages. First, a series of correction numbers applied to a target stage selected from the stages are correlated with a series of first values calculated according to... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090055126 - Virtual sensors: A method and apparatus for providing a virtual sensor in real-time have been described. In one embodiment, a method to provide a virtual sensor in real-time includes identifying data indicating desired functionality. The method further includes executing the virtual sensor in real-time based on the identified data to generate an... Agent: Applied Materials/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090055129 - Aircraft vehicular propulsion system monitoring device and method: Methods and systems for monitoring rotating shaft shafts and couplings in an aircraft propulsion system is described. The measurement system/method provides for accurate and precise monitoring of a rotating shaft flexible coupling in a fixed wing aircraft vehicle propulsion system. The measuring system/method provides for a high reliability short take... Agent: Lord Corporation Patent & Legal Services
20090055128 - Burn-in test system for projection device: A burn-in test system for a plurality of projection devices includes a plurality of light sensing modules, a data collecting module, a data receiving module, and a data processing module. Each of the light sensing modules is configured for receiving light from the respective projection device and converting the light... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090055130 - System and method for prediction of gas turbine trips due to gas control valve failures: Systems and methods for prediction of gas turbine trips due to component failures such as electro-hydraulic valve (gas control valve) system failures. Exemplary embodiments include prediction of gas turbine trips due to component failures, the method including collecting raw gas turbine operational data and using the raw gas turbine operational... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090055131 - Automatic recording volume measurement apparatus: Data acquisition apparatus for use with a fluid dispensing device and providing an electronic record of the precise volumes of fluid dispensed from the fluid dispensing device. The fluid dispensing device may be laboratory or clinical apparatus such as an automatic or manual pipette. The apparatus generally includes a fluid... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20090055132 - Determining situational patterns of use for computing systems: Techniques for determining situational patterns of use of computing systems are disclosed. A situational pattern of use can be determined based on the situations encountered by the computing system as the situations occur without having to predefine a set of situations. Generally, a situation can be determined and/or defined based... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP
20090055133 - Method for the asynchronous, space-saving data acquisition within a continuous measured value storage: A system and method for the acquisition and storage of measured values includes continuously acquiring measured values by at least one sensor in a predefined first measurement interval. The acquired measured values are stored in a measured value memory. Upon occurrence of an event detected by an event sensor one... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC02/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090048781 - Method and device for environmental monitoring: The present invention is related to an environmental monitoring and analyzing device. The device contains a plurality of sensors, a control unit and a display unit. The different types of sensor obtain values of different environmental parameters. The control unit receives the obtained values of the environmental parameters and compares... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp
20090048782 - System and method for filtering a point cloud: A method for filtering a point cloud is provided. The method includes: (a) acquiring a point cloud of an object from a point cloud obtaining device; (b) establishing a topological structure for the point cloud; (c) selecting a maiden point from the point cloud as a selected point; (d) searching... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090048783 - Method for monitoring seismic events: A microseismic method of monitoring fracturing operation or other microseismic events in hydrocarbon wells is described using the steps of obtaining multi-component signal recordings from a single monitoring well in the vicinity of a facture or event; and rotating observed signals such that they become independent of at least one... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department
20090048784 - 3d surface related multiple elimination for wide azimuth seismic data: According to a preferred aspect of the instant invention, there is provided herein a system and method for the imaging and monitoring of the subsurface hydrocarbon reservoirs and other subsurface features, wherein the collected seismic data contain multiples therein. In brief, the instant invention is a method of removing multiples... Agent: Carol Wilson Bp America Inc.
20090048785 - Methods and systems for analyzing biological samples: Methods, computer readable storage media and systems which can be used for analyzing labeled biological samples, identifying chromosomal aberrations, identifying genetically abnormal cells and/or computationally scanning the samples using randomly or randomized scanning methods are provided. Specifically, the present invention can be used to analyze FISH-stained samples and automatically identify... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan Prtsi, Inc
20090048786 - Method for alcohol content determination: The present invention provides a low-cost, easy-to-use, and accurate method and apparatus for determining alcohol content in a test sample, such as wine. The method for alcohol content determination includes the following steps. A known quantity of a test sample is provided. A measurement of electrolytic conductivity EC0 of the... Agent: Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.
20090048787 - Methods and systems to develop an experience-based probabilistic lifing process: A method of facilitating a probabilistic lifting process is provided. The method includes obtaining operational data for at least one turbine engine, defining a plurality of cool-down curves for the at least one turbine engine, identifying a plurality of different start types of the at least one turbine engine, and... Agent: John S. Beulick (12729 +2000) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090048788 - Rapid determination of fatigue failure based on temperature evolution: A method and apparatus are disclosed for predicting the service life of a metallic structure subjected to cyclic loading. Such structures experience fatigue, which can lead to failure after a number of loading cycles. The disclosed invention allows for an accurate prediction of the number of cycles to failure for... Agent: Roy, Kiesel, Keegan & Denicola
20090048789 - Optimized embedded ultrasonics structural radar system with piezoelectric wafer active sensor phased arrays for in-situ wide-area damage detection: The present subject matter is direct to apparatus and methodologies for performing omnidirectional (360°) damage detection in a thin-wall structure using a planar embedded piezoelectric wafer active sensors (PWAS) phased array. Virtual beamforming for the array is implemented through either a transmission process by selective energizing selected sensors or by... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20090048790 - System for determining a vehicle load: A system (1) for determining a load of a vehicle such as a HGV. The system (1) comprises a plurality of strain gauges (2) mounted on each axle (3, 4) of the HGV. Each strain gauge (2) is arranged parallel to the longitudinal axis A-A of the axles (3, 4)... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090048791 - Method and device for detecting a pulse-type mechanical effect on a system part: A method and a device for detecting a pulse-type mechanical effect at a system component, include continuously recording an operating noise in the system component with a sensor disposed at the system component and converting the operating noise with the sensor into a measured signal subjected to a mathematical transformation.... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20090048792 - Rf power delivery diagnostic system: An RF power delivery diagnostic system is provided herein. The system comprises an RF power source (303), an impedance matching network (305), a plasma reactor (307) in electrical contact with the RF power source by way of the impedance matching network, a first RF sensor (309) adapted to measure at... Agent: HulseyIPIntellectual Property Lawyers, P.C.
20090048793 - State and parameter estimator having integral and differential components for electrical energy accumulators: A device is described for ascertaining state variables and/or parameters of a mathematical energy accumulator model, in particular a battery model, that describes the electrical properties of the energy accumulator on the basis of various state variables and parameters, the mathematical energy accumulator model having correction equations by which the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090048794 - Method for detecting noise events in systems with time variable operating points: A circuit for detecting noise events in a system with time variable operating points is provided. A first voltage, which is averaged over time, is compared to a second voltage. A signal is generated to instruct circuits within a processor to initiate actions to keep a voltage from drooping further.... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090048795 - Method and apparatus for resolving individual signals in detector output data: A method and apparatus for resolving individual signals in a radiation detector output data. The method comprising: obtaining a signal form characterizing the detector; obtaining digitized detector output data in a form of a digital time series; making parameter estimates of one or more parameters of at least one signal... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090048796 - Test apparatus: A test apparatus for testing a device under test includes a multi-strobe generating section that generates a plurality of strobe signals with different phases in each of cycles of an output signal output from the device under test, a plurality of timing comparing sections that obtain a value of the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090048797 - Methods for recalibration of mass spectrometry data: Disclosed are methods for recalibrating mass spectrometry data that provide improvement in both mass accuracy and precision by adjusting for experimental variance in parameters that have a substantial impact on mass measurement accuracy. Optimal coefficients are determined using correlated pairs of mass values compiled by matching sets of measured and... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53
20090048798 - Method for performing write calibrations on holographic storage media: A method for performing write calibrations on holographic storage media is disclosed. Initially, five identical and known calibration holograms are written on a holographic storage medium, in which three of the five calibration holograms are written with different laser power and three of the five calibration holograms are written with... Agent: Dillon & Yudell, LLP
20090048799 - Roundness measuring device, method and program for measuring roundness: A roundness measuring device obtains an eccentric position of a measured object with respect to a rotation axis in measuring roundness of the measured object by rotating and driving the measured object. The roundness measuring device includes: a measurement acquisition unit obtaining, as measurements, rotation angles of the measured object... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090048800 - Test instrument network: A test instrument network for testing a plurality of DUTs includes a plurality of communicating script processors, the script processors being adapted to execute computer code; and a plurality of measurement resources controllable by the script processors in response to executed computer code, the measurement resources being adapted to test... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090048801 - Method and apparatus for generating thermal test vectors: Temperature aware testing enables computation of thermal test vectors that are applied, via a tester, to a Device Under Test (DUT) to place various internal elements of the DUT at respective temperature operating points. The respective temperature operating points are selected to sensitize the DUT to measurements of selected temperature-dependent... Agent: Walstein Bennett Smith Iii
20090048802 - Method and apparatus for monitoring a variable geometry intake air compressor device: A method for monitoring operation of a variable geometry turbocharger device includes monitoring exhaust gas pressure and vane position of the variable geometry turbocharger device. Exhaust pressure and vane position are estimated. Residual exhaust pressure and vane position are calculated based upon differences between the estimated and monitored exhaust gas... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090048803 - Method and sensor for sensing coins for valuation: A coin sensor and method of identifying coins by size and also discriminating invalid coins includes a portion of a coin track (63) over which coins (14) pass in a single file, an illumination source (92) for illuminating at least portions of the coins (14) as the coins move along... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20090048804 - Method for measuring utilization of a power managed cpu: An extremely low overhead method calculates CPU load in the presence of both CPU idling and frequency scaling. The method measures time the CPU is idled while waiting for a wakeup. This invention uses a feature in current DSPs with the capability of delaying ISR processing on wake from IDLE.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090048805 - Particle imaging systems and methods using acoustic radiation pressure: The present invention comprises methods and systems that use acoustic radiation pressure.... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.
20090048806 - Method and apparatus for diagnosis of motor-operated valve: A method and an apparatus for diagnosis of a motor-operated valve for determining the degree of abnormality of the motor-operated valve in which rotational driving force of a driving motor 1 is mechanically transmitted to drive a valve disc 8 to an open or close position. The on-off timing of... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090048808 - Method and apparatus for monitoring and enhancing on-chip microprocessor reliability: A system and method for projecting reliability to manage system functions includes an activity module which determines activity in the system. A reliability module interacts with the activity module to determine a reliability measurement for the module in real-time based upon the activity and measured operational quantities of the system.... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.
20090048807 - Performance abnormality analysis apparatus, method, and program, and analysis result display method for performance abnormality analysis apparatus: In determining a condition of a case under which the occurrence rate of the performance abnormality is high based on information related to a resource utilization situation acquired in a resource utilization situation acquisition step and an occurrence frequency of a request acquired in a request occurrence frequency acquisition step,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090048809 - Sensor evaluation system, sensor evaluation method, and storage medium recording sensor evaluation program: A sensor evaluation system communicating to a plurality of sensors and an analysis system providing analysis service using time series sensor data obtained from at least one of the plurality of sensors includes a time series data recorder recording a time series data showing changes with time of events having... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP02/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090043508 - Electromagnetic surveying for hydrocarbon reservoirs: A method of electromagnetic surveying of an area of seafloor that is thought or known to contain a subterranean hydrocarbon reservoir is described. The method includes broadcasting an EM signal from a horizontal electric dipole (HED) transmitter and obtaining vertical electric dipole (VED) response data at a remote receiver in... Agent: Don W. Bulson, Esq. Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090043507 - Method and system for dynamic, three-dimensional geological interpretation and modeling: Techniques and a system for performing geological interpretation operations in support of energy resources exploration and production perform well log correlation operations for generating a set of graphical data describing the predetermined geological region. The process and system interpret the geological environment of the predetermined geological region from measured surface... Agent: HulseyIPIntellectual Property Lawyers, P.C.
20090043509 - Compensated caliper using combined acoustic and density measurements: A logging-while-drilling density sensor includes a gamma ray source and at least two NaI detectors spaced apart from the source for determining measurements indicative of the formation density. An analytic function based on a heuristic model is used to predict the measured response as a function of offset, mud density... Agent: Madan, Mossman & Sriram, P.C.
20090043510 - Method for quantifying resistivity and hydrocarbon saturation in thin bed formations: A method for estimating hydrocarbon volume in a layered subsurface formation includes determining a vertical resistivity and a horizontal resistivity in the formation. A bound water saturation and a total porosity of individual layers of the formation are determined. Values of horizontal resistivity and vertical resistivity of the formation are... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090043511 - Assisted seismic measuring system including gps receivers: A system for analyzing three-dimensional seismic data includes a plurality of digitizer units, each with a configuration of geophones, a data recording and control center, a base GPS receiver with an associated antenna with a substantially unrestricted view of the sky and at the respective digitizer units low-power slave GPS... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20090043513 - Methods and apparatus for characterizing polymeric mixtures: The invention provides methods and apparatus for characterizing complex polymeric mixture of interest. Candidate solutions are eliminated from a solution space using one or more experimental measurements of a polymeric mixture of interest. The elimination step can be repeated one or more times using different experimental measurements produced by various... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20090043512 - Structure-sequence based analysis for identification of conserved regions in proteins: Disclosed are computational methods, and associated hardware and software products for scoring conservation in a protein structure based on a computationally identified family or cluster of protein structures. A method of computationally identifying a family or cluster of protein structures in also disclosed herein.... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
20090043514 - Method and apparatus for spectral mixture resolution: The spectral method for determining the concentrations of a substance in a mixture of any number of substances is defined by a chemical image having a plurality of pixels (520). The method includes steps of providing a spectrum for each of the number of substances in the mixture (530), and... Agent: Duane Morris LLP (chemimage CorporationIPDepartment)
20090043515 - Digital gas detector and noise reduction techniques: A sensor apparatus incorporates a responding gas sensor to measure and display gas concentrations or other indications. Calculation of a gas concentration may be derived from an output signal of a light detector through the use of a linear equation. Through the use of digital processing an output signal may... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20090043516 - Method and apparatus for detecting damage in armor structures: Detection of damage in armor structures, using networks of piezoelectric transducers. In particular, piezoelectric transducers can be placed at various points on the armor structure, effectively creating a number of paths between pairs of transducers. Each of these paths can be queried by transmitting an ultrasonic stress wave from one... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP
20090043517 - Method and device for calculating magnitude of cornering force generated in wheel: A method of calculating a cornering force to be applied to each wheel provided to a vehicle which is cornering, comprising the steps of: obtaining a magnitude of a centrifugal force to the vehicle in a direction substantially orthogonal to a vehicle traveling direction, a contact length of each wheel... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090043518 - Method for assigning peak codes using region partition scheme, the peak codes for the method, and method for predicting/diagnosing faulty operation of mechanical device using peak codes: A method for assigning a peak code using a region partition scheme, the peak code for use in the method, and a method for diagnosing a faulty operation of the mechanical device using the peak code are disclosed. The method analyzes a frequency of either a unique operation sound or... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090043519 - Electric resource power meter in a power aggregation system for distributed electric resources: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, an apparatus includes a meter operable to measure bidirectional energy transfer between an electric resource and a power grid during fixed or variable intervals of time, and an interface coupled to the meter and operable to send... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090043520 - User interface and user control in a power aggregation system for distributed electric resources: Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, an electric charging station connected to a power grid includes a power connection operable to connect an electric resource to the electric charging station. Additionally, the electric charging station includes a user interface operable to provide a... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090043521 - Transistor circuit with estimating parameter error and temperature sensing apparatus using the same: A transistor circuit with estimating parameter error and temperature sensing apparatus using the same are provided. The temperature sensing apparatus measures and calculates a parameter error of transistor which is driven by different currents in advance. And the temperature sensing apparatus compensates an error occurred during temperature measurement using the... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.
20090043522 - System and method for distortion analysis: A method, circuit, and computer program product for receiving a first intermediate signal that is at least partially based upon a first reference signal. A second intermediate signal is received that is a time-shifted version of the first intermediate signal. An output signal is generated that is based upon the... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20090043523 - Coating appearance evaluation method and coated article: A new, simple, and easy coating appearance evaluation method which has a point of origin for consumer preference with respect to the coating in which wavelength coexist is found to provide a coated article having a coating level of consumer satisfaction; a method for producing thereof; and an apparatus for... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090043524 - Surface mesh matching for lens roll-off correction: A two-dimensional (2D) mesh is applied over a distortion surface to approximate a lens roll-off distortion pattern. The process to apply the 2D mesh distributes a plurality of grid points among the distortion pattern and sub-samples the distortion pattern to derive corrected digital gains at each grid location. Non-grid pixels... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090043525 - Signal processing for continuous analyte sensor: Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP
20090043526 - Integrated high-efficiency microwave sourcing control process: A technique for controlling instrumentation in an automatic test system includes providing a group of hardware resources that can be configured in a variety of ways to realize different instrument configurations, which generally correspond to different traditional instrument types. An instrument driver is provided for each of the different instrument... Agent: Law Office Of Bruce D. Rubenstein
20090043527 - Computer-implemented methods, carrier media, and systems for generating a metrology sampling plan: Various computer-implemented methods, carrier media, and systems for generating a metrology sampling plan are provided. One computer-implemented method for generating a metrology sampling plan includes identifying one or more individual defects that have one or more attributes that are abnormal from one or more attributes of a population of defects... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP
20090043528 - Testing apparatus and testing method: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test that outputs a plurality of modulated signals modulated with carrier signals having frequencies identical to each other, including a synthesizing section that synthesizes the plurality of modulated signals to output a synthesized signal; an AD converting section that samples... Agent: Robert E. Lockman, Jr.
20090043529 - System and method for testing an accuracy of a real time clock: A method for testing an accuracy of a real time clock is provided. The method includes: applying parameters that comprise a predetermined repetition count on testing the RTC, a predetermined time period, and an acceptable error margin of the RTC; communicating with a local network time protocol (NTP) server for... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090043530 - Process variable transmitter with acceleration sensor: A process variable transmitter for use in an industrial process control or monitoring system includes a transmitter housing and a process variable sensor having a sensor output related to a process variable. An accelerometer is coupled to the transmitter and provides an accelerometer output related to acceleration. Diagnostic circuitry provides... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090043531 - Human activity monitoring device with distance calculation: A method of monitoring human activity includes monitoring accelerations using an inertial sensor disposed at one of a plurality of locations on a human body, wherein at least one of the plurality of locations is not a foot location. A plurality of steps are counted based on the accelerations. A... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090043532 - Method for visualising the eccentricity of cables in the eccentricity measurement of the cables: A method for visualising the eccentricity of cables which is acquired in the eccentricity measurement of the cables, wherein eccentricity measurements take place at the same time on plural locations spaced apart across the perimeter of the cable during the transportation of the cable, and the measurement values are represented... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20090043534 - Dimensional measurement probe: A probe for measuring the dimensions of objects on a coordinate positioning machine such as a machine tool has a workpiece-contacting stylus 20. This is suspended via a sensor mechanism 30, including strain gauges 34 which provide an output when the stylus contacts a workpiece. A processor 16 processes the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090043533 - Methods and systems for automated ply boundary and orientation inspection: A method for determining the positional laydown accuracy of an automated lamination machine during fabrication of a multiple layered part is described. The method includes measuring a position of a placement head of the lamination machine in a coordinate system, determining a location of a ply edge with respect to... Agent: John S. Beulick (24691) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090043535 - System and method for scanning and obtaining points of an object: A computer-implemented method for scanning and obtaining points of an object is provided. The method includes defining a measuring distance between two points of an object and scanning the measuring distance according to an optimal measuring position. If coordinate values of each of the scanned points are valid, then the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090043536 - Use of sequential clustering for instance selection in machine condition monitoring: A method is provided for selecting a representative set of training data for training a statistical model in a machine condition monitoring system. The method reduces the time required to choose representative samples from a large data set by using a nearest-neighbor sequential clustering technique in combination with a kd-tree.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090043537 - Probability density function separating apparatus, probability density function separating method, program, testing apparatus, bit error rate measuring apparatus, electronic device, and jitter transfer function measuring apparatus: There is provided a probability density function separating apparatus that separates a predetermined component in a given probability density function. The probability density function separating apparatus includes a domain transforming section that is supplied with the probability density function and transforms the probability density function into a spectrum in a... Agent: Robert E. Lockman, Jr.
20090043539 - Method and system for automatically evaluating the performance of a power plant machine: A method and system for automatically evaluating the performance of a power plant machine is provided. The method and system may include receiving a plurality of operating data from the at least one power plant machine. The method and system may also store the plurality of operating data in at... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20090043538 - Method and system for transformer dissolved gas harmonic regression analysis: A transformer (26) is monitored by a dissolved gas monitoring device (28). A method (36) in the form of executable code instructs a processor (34) to analyze a condition of the transformer (26). The method includes receiving (90), from the monitoring device (28), data elements (60) in the form of... Agent: Meschkow & Gresham, P.L.C
20090043540 - Performance testing of message passing operations in a parallel computer: Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for performance testing of message passing operations in a parallel computer, the parallel computer comprising a plurality of compute nodes organized into at least one operational group, that include: establishing, on a compute node of the operational group, a number of measurement iterations for... Agent: Ibm (roc-blf)
20090043541 - Signal processing for continuous analyte sensor: Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP
20090043542 - Signal processing for continuous analyte sensor: Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP02/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090037108 - Cross-fiber diffusion mri: A method for processing MRI data in which a reference direction and a first voxel are selected. A first transverse orientation vector associated with the first voxel is determined. This first transverse orientation vector is normal to the reference direction. On the basis of the first transverse orientation vector, a... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090037109 - Method and computer program product for determining a degree of similarity between well log data: A computer program product includes machine readable instructions stored on machine readable media, the instructions for correlating nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) well logging data with other well logging data, the product including instructions for: receiving the NMR well logging data; receiving the other well logging data; determining a tendency of... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090037110 - Wellbore surveying: This invention relates to surveying wellbores. In particular this invention provides methods of correcting magnetic surveys for the effects introduced by magnetic mud. The method of the present invention comprises, in broad terms, measuring gravitational and magnetic fields at least one position in the wellbore; comparing the measured fields with... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20090037112 - Methods and systems for evaluating and treating previously-fractured subterranean formations: Methods, computer programs, and systems for evaluating and treating previously-fractured subterranean formations are provided. An example method includes, for one or more of the one or more layers, determining whether there are one or more existing fractures in the layer. The method further includes, for one or more of the... Agent: Robert A. Kent
20090037111 - System and method for automated data analysis and parameter selection: System and method for automatic analysis and determination of a parameter. Measurement data are obtained from one or more sensors deployed to measure a desired parameter, the data being associated to identified locations. The measured data are processed to parse out the data obtained with at least one sensor configured... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090037113 - Subsurface layer and reservoir parameter measurements: Method and system for determining a characteristic of a subsurface formation traversed by a wellbore. A fluid flow rate in the wellbore is established, the flow being associated with fluid movement in one or more layers in the formation. Fluid data is generated from the fluid flow. The fluid flow... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090037114 - 4d+ prestack seismic data structure, and methods and apparatus for processing 4d+ prestack seismic data: Methods, apparatus and products for processing 4D+ prestack seismic data having the form of 3D prestack gathers, single fold 3D volumes, and a mapping table to link the gathers and the volumes coherently.... Agent: Gilbreth & Associates, P.C.
20090037115 - Method for determining seismic data quality: The present invention determines seismic data quality for a plurality of locations within a seismic survey for a geologic or geophysical region of interest. The present invention additionally includes generating correlation coefficients which relate to the seismic data quality so that the seismic data quality can be incorporated into geostatistical... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20090037116 - Systems, devices, and methods for analyzing macromolecules, biomolecules, and the like: Systems, devices, and methods for analyzing hybridization of target molecules to probes on substrate-bound oligonucleotide, peptide, or protein arrays. In one aspect, the system includes a computer-readable memory medium and a controller. The system may further include a computer-readable memory medium including thermodynamic data configured as a data structure for... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090037117 - Differential dissociation and melting curve peak detection: Systems and methods are provided for processing a melting or dissociation curve of a DNA or other sample, for example, during PCR processing. In some embodiments, detection of the melting point and melting curve behavior can be enhanced by taking a derivative of the curve, and detecting peaks in the... Agent: Mila Kasan, Patent Dept. Applied Biosystems
20090037118 - Methods for predicting three-dimensional structures for alpha helical membrane proteins and their use in design of selective ligands: A method for practical prediction of the three-dimensional structure of α-helical membrane proteins (HMPs) is described. The method allows one to predict the binding site and structure for strongly bound ligands. The method combines a protocol of computational methods enabling a complete ensemble of packings to be sampled and systematically... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno
20090037119 - System for estimation and control of the concentrations of pollutant gases at the discharge of a gas turbine: System for estimation and control of the concentrations of pollutant gases at the discharge of a gas turbine comprising a unit (3) for acquisition of the data relating to the operating state of the turbine, the said data being detected by a control panel (2) of the turbine. The system... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090037120 - Glow plug degradation determination device: A glow plug degradation determination device energizes a glow plug immediately after an operation of an internal combustion engine is stopped. When a preset energization time elapses, the device senses a sensing value corresponding to resistance of the glow plug. The device determines degradation of the glow plug based on... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090037127 - Position-measuring device and method for transmitting information concerning movement: In a position-measuring device and a method for transmitting movement information from a position-measuring device to sequential electronics, the position-measuring device includes a position-measuring unit, a movement-measuring unit, an arithmetic logic unit and an interface unit. Position values of two objects in a measuring direction are measurable by the position-measuring... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090037128 - Surface texture measuring instrument: A surface texture measuring instrument includes: a movement-estimating unit for estimating a movement condition of a drive mechanism based on a scanning vector command issued by a scanning vector commander to calculate an estimated operation state quantity; and a correction-calculating unit for correcting a detection value of a drive sensor... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20090037129 - Method for the determination of long-term offset drifts of acceleration sensors in motor vehicles: A method for determining long-term offset drifts of acceleration sensors in a motor vehicle has the steps:—the longitudinal vehicle speed Vx is determined in the vehicle's center of gravity;—the share of the driving dynamics in the longitudinal reference acceleration formula (I) and in the transversal reference acceleration formula (II) is... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090037130 - Method for recording measured data from a patient by taking movements into account, and associated medical device: A method is disclosed for recording measured data from a patient by taking movements into account by use of a medical device designed both for recording motion-related measured data, in particular measured data with a high temporal resolution and/or measured data which can be interpolated with regard to movements, using... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.CPrevious industry: Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location
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