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Data processing: measuring, calibrating, or testing December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090326821 - Earthquake prediction information provision system, portable terminal, earthquake prediction information provision method, and recording medium: A detection of an anomaly of geomagnetism and a collection of data are performed by using portable telephones. Direction variations measured by geomagnetic sensors mounted to the portable telephones are collected via data transmission lines for portable telephones, and the variations are observed for each area. Earthquake occurrence warning information... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20090326824 - Method and device for the autonomous determination of wind speed vector: Such determination is proposed for the first time and is if paramount importance for the navigation purposes, in particular, for the determination of ground speed vector of a moving object and also for meteorology. This solution is based on the determination and transformation of the horizontal projections of linear acceleration... Agent: Michael Naumov
20090326823 - Methods of using environmental conditions in sports applications: A method is generally described which includes a method of using environmental information in sports applications. The method also includes receiving at least one environmental condition detected using electronic remote sensing. Further, the method includes determining by a computer simulation an estimated effect of the at least one environmental condition... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090326822 - Test bed for in-situ studies: An impact test system for collecting hail storm data comprises a vehicle, a video recorder, a container, a plurality of dynamic force sensors, an atmospheric instrument system, a mounting fixture, and a data processing system. The plurality of dynamic force sensors is capable of detecting force generated by an impact... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090326826 - Method and apparatus for fluid migration profiling: A method for obtaining a fluid migration profile for a wellbore, comprising the steps of obtaining a static profile for a logged region of the wellbore, obtaining a dynamic profile for the logged region of the wellbore, digitally filtering the dynamic profile to remove frequency elements represented in the static... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090326825 - Method for determining formation water resistivity from a wireline pulsed neutron device: A method for estimating resistivity of a formation includes: selecting spectra collected by pulsed neutron instrument disposed down a wellbore traversing the formation, the spectra including capture interactions and inelastic interactions; deconvolving the spectra to estimate an elemental yield; converting the elemental yield to a total concentration value; subtracting a... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated
20090326827 - Phase behavoir analysis using a microfluidic platform: Methods and related systems are described for analyzing phase properties in a microfluidic device. A fluid is introduced under pressure into microchannel, and phase states of the fluid are optically detected at a number of locations along the microchannel. Gas and liquid phases of the fluid are distinguished based on... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department
20090326831 - Concatenated scalograms: Embodiments may include systems and methods capable of processing an original signal by selecting and mirroring portions of the signal to create new signals. Any suitable number of new signals may be created from the original signal and scalograms may be derived at least in part from the new signals.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal
20090326830 - Interpreting dna: Methods for establishing the genotype of a DNA sample, and methods for investigating the potential sources of a DNA sample arising from a plurality of source, are provided, the methods being based on a method including: analysing the sample to produce a data profile for the sample for a locus;... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090326829 - Method and system for monitoring consumable item usage and providing replenishment thereof: Method and system for providing a subscription based replenishment transaction of consumable items such as glucose test strips, lancets, and medication, such as insulin, including a data network, a user terminal operatively coupled to the data network, the user terminal configured to receive and transmit data over the data network,... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20090326828 - Optimizing selection of srm transitions for analysis of biomolecules by tandem mass spectrometry: Methods for selecting a set of SRM transitions for a peptide of interest include selecting a first transition based on sensitivity criteria and selecting at least a second transition based on selectivity criteria. A determination of the uniqueness of the first transition combined with the at least a second transition... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20090326832 - Graphical models for the analysis of genome-wide associations: Systems and methods are provided for the identification of genotype-phenotype associations in genome-wide association (GWA) studies. In an illustrative implementation, a data correlation environment comprises a population structure engine and at least one instruction set to instruct the population structure engine to process pedigree or population genetic data to generate... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090326833 - Apparatus: An apparatus includes a deformable structure in which a neural network comprising a plurality of deformation sensors, e.g. nanowire sensors, and distributed in-situ processing circuits. The circuits generate a signal characterising features of the local deformation of the structure and/or a command signal corresponding to the detected deformation. The structure... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20090326834 - Systems, methods and computer program products for characterizing structural events: Sensor assemblies for non-destructively monitoring a structure to detect a structural event include a plurality of sensor nodes configured to provide at least one sensor signal responsive to a structural event. A signal analyzer is configured to compare the sensor signal to a reference database of signal characteristics corresponding to... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20090326835 - Sensor apparatus and method for detecting impacts: An impact test system for collecting hail storm data comprises a vehicle, a video recorder, a container, a plurality of dynamic force sensors, an atmospheric instrument system, a mounting fixture, and a data processing system. The plurality of dynamic force sensors is capable of detecting force generated by an impact... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090326836 - Two dimensional bar code having increased accuracy: A two-dimensional matrix code containing dark and light square data modules, and a finder pattern of two bars of alternating dark and light square data modules on the perimeter of the symbol for indicating both orientation and printing density of the symbol, wherein all of the data modules are the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090326837 - System and method for multi-axis simulation: A multi-axis fatigue testing device includes a multiple input, multiple output mechanical linkage driven by a plurality of actuators and a controller operating each of the plurality of actuators in real time and in synchronization to produce user-defined multiple fatigue cycle profiles. A startup method enables a sample mounted at... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths
20090326838 - Torque measurement device and program: [Means for Solving Problems] A pair of reflectors (14a, 14b) is provided on the surface of the rotating body (13) and has a spacing in the axial direction, reflected light data obtained by reflection of reflection patterns in the pair of reflectors (14a, 14b) is input and stored, a point... Agent: Muramatsu & Associates
20090326839 - Velocity-enhanced flow measurement: A process fluid flow measurement device includes a fluid flow member having an inlet with a first diameter and a throat with a second diameter that is smaller than the first diameter. A first process fluid pressure tap is disposed proximate the inlet and a second process fluid pressure tap... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090326840 - Temperature-profiled device fingerprint generation and authentication from power-up states of static cells: A method, system and computer program product for generating device fingerprints and authenticating devices uses initial states of internal storage cells after each of a number multiple power cycles for each of a number of device temperatures to generate a device fingerprint. The device fingerprint may include pairs of expected... Agent: Ibm Corporation (mh) C/o Mitch Harris, Attorney At Law, L.L.C.
20090326841 - Pattern recognition approach to battery diagnosis and prognosis: A method is provided for determining a state-of-health of a battery in a vehicle-during an engine cranking phase. An engine cranking phase is initiated. Characteristic data is recorded that includes battery voltage data and engine cranking speed data during the engine cranking phase. The characteristic data is provided to a... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC One Maritime Plaza
20090326842 - Method and system for determining state of charge of an energy delivery device: A method of determining state of charge of an energy delivery device includes sampling voltage values of the energy delivery device during relaxation of the device. The method further includes regressing an open circuit voltage value and the total overpotential being relaxed. The regression includes a predetermined time constant of... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20090326843 - Apparatus and method for detecting temperature/voltage variation of semiconductor integrated circuit: An apparatus for detecting temperature/voltage variations of a semiconductor integrated circuit includes an oscillator configured to generate an oscillation signal whose frequency is varied according to temperature/voltage variations, and a code generator configured to generate a code signal using the oscillation signal, wherein the code signal is used as a... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20090326844 - Circuit testing apparatus: A circuit testing apparatus for testing capacitance of a capacitor of a device under test is provided. The circuit testing apparatus includes a measuring module, a first converting module, a processing module and a second converting module. The measuring module provides a testing signal, and determines the capacitance of the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090326845 - Probability density function separating apparatus, probability density function separating method, noise separating apparatus, noise separating method, testing apparatus, testing method, calculating apparatus, calculating method, program, and recording me: There is provided a probability density function separating apparatus that separates a predetermined component in a given probability density function, including: a domain transforming section that is supplied with the probability density function and transforms the probability density function into a spectrum in a frequency domain; and a standard deviation... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090326846 - Orientation calculation apparatus, storage medium having orientation calculation program stored therein, game apparatus, and storage medium having game program stored therein: An orientation calculation apparatus obtains data from an input device comprising at least a gyro sensor, an acceleration sensor, and an image pickup means, so as to calculate an orientation of the input device. Firstly, the orientation calculation apparatus calculates an orientation of the input device in accordance with an... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20090326847 - Orientation calculation apparatus, storage medium having orientation calculation program stored therein, game apparatus, and storage medium having game program stored therein: An orientation calculation apparatus obtains data from an input device comprising at least a gyro sensor, an acceleration sensor, and an image pickup means, so as to calculate an orientation of the input device. Firstly, the orientation calculation apparatus calculates an orientation of the input device in accordance with an... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20090326848 - Orientation calculation apparatus and storage medium having orientation calculation program stored therein: A game apparatus calculates a gravitational vector Vg, which represents a gravitational direction viewed from an input device, based on operation data. Then, a motion acceleration vector VA, which represents an acceleration applied by a motion of the input device, is calculated based on an acceleration represented by acceleration data... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.
20090326850 - Coordinate calculation apparatus and storage medium having coordinate calculation program stored therein: A game apparatus obtains data from an input device including at least a gyroscope, and calculates a two-dimensional coordinate point corresponding to the data. The game apparatus includes orientation calculation means and coordinate calculation means. The orientation calculation means calculates an orientation of the input device in accordance with an... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090326849 - Hysteresis compensation in a coordinate measurement machine: A coordinate measuring machine compensates for hysteresis error caused by friction at the non-driven end of the bridge. The bridge may have a single drive and/or a single scale. The methods, systems, and apparatuses compensate for errors in the x-direction and/or errors in the y-direction caused by rotation of the... Agent: Hexagon Metrology C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090326851 - Miniaturized inertial measurement unit and associated methods: An inertial measurement unit includes a base having a plurality of physically distinct sectors, upon which are positioned thereon three groups of orthogonally oriented angle rate sensors, each group positioned on a different sector of the base. Three high-G orthogonally oriented accelerometers are also positioned on the base, as well... Agent: Jacqueline E. Hartt, Ph. D. Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed, P.A.
20090326853 - Electronic device and method for testing multiple features of the electronic device: A method for testing multiple features of an electronic device sets a global timer and a series of feature test timers. The feature test timers are arranged in a sequence. The global timer is firstly activated. The feature test timers are then activated one by one according to the sequence... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090326852 - Method for testing device descriptions for field devices of automation technology: In a method for testing device descriptions for field devices of automation technology, a finite state machine is produced from a device description to serve as a basis for a test script. For testing the device description, the test script is executed, with data being sent to and received from... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090326854 - Testing state retention logic in low power systems: A method of testing an Integrated Circuit (IC) includes: loading a sequence of data into a chain of circuit elements that hold data values, where outputs of at least some circuit elements are connected to inputs of adjacent circuit elements so values move sequentially through the chain between a chain... Agent: Cadence Design Systems, Inc. C/o Duane Morris LLP
20090326855 - Electrical outlet: To simplify testing of an electrical distribution and/or installation facility, an electrical outlet installed in the electrical distribution and/or installation facility includes an element or a unit for contactless storage of data that include information characteristic for the electrical distribution and/or installation facility. The element or unit may include a... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen
20090326856 - Toolkit for executing diagnostics in an appliance: An appliance development toolkit includes a communications driver and a test engine configured to access one or more test scripts, to construct a well formed message based on instructions in the test script, and to convey the well formed message to the appliance via a communication link. Each step of... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750
20090326858 - Attitude-angle detecting apparatus and attitude-angle detecting method: It is characterized in that it comprises an acceleration sensor 2 for measuring an acceleration being applied to a mobile object 7, a yaw-rate sensor 3 for measuring a yaw rate of the mobile object 7, a speed sensor 4 for measuring a speed of the mobile object 7, a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090326857 - Hand held pointing device with roll compensation: A pointing device includes accelerometers and rotational sensors that are coupled to a processor. The processor samples the accelerometers and rotational sensors to detect gravity and pointing device motion and uses algebraic algorithms to calculate roll compensated cursor control signals. The processor transmits the cursor control signals to a receiver... Agent: Dergosits & Noah LLP
20090326859 - Predictive angular sensor readout: A sensor readout includes a selector circuit, a predictor circuit, and a select controller. The selector circuit receives a plurality of actual sensor inputs. Each actual sensor input is provided to the selector circuit along a corresponding channel. The selector circuit also passes a selected sensor input. The predictor circuit... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20090326860 - Rotation sensing method and system: A sensing system and method. A coded wheel is configured to generate a signal that varies with rotation of the coded wheel. A sensor is configured to sense the varying signal and output a corresponding signal. A correction module is configured to receive the signal output by the sensor and... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20090326861 - Dose counting scales for a medical inhaler: Disclosed is a dosage device for determining the number of remaining doses of medication available in a medical inhaler, comprising a sensitive electronic weigh scale capable of recording measurements at least as small as 0.001 grams for providing an output signal dependent on the weight of a medical inhaler, or... Agent: Laubscher & Laubscher, P.C.
20090326862 - Clock duty cycle measurement with charge pump without using reference clock calibration: Embodiments of the disclosure provide systems and methods for clock duty cycle measurement. A clock signal and a complement of the clock signal are provided to a charge pump during first and second predetermined timing windows. A charge pump is operable to generate first and second output voltages in response... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP IBM Austin
20090326864 - Determining the reliability of an interconnect: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that determines the reliability of an interconnect. During operation, connectors in the interconnect are categorized into a set of predetermined groups. Next, the reliability for selected groups in the set of predetermined groups is determined. Then, a reliability model for the... Agent: Pvf -- Sun Microsystems Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090326866 - Methods and apparatus for statistical characterization of nano-particles: A method and apparatus for determining statistical characteristics of nano-particles includes distributing the nano-particles over a surface and then determining properties of the nano-particles by automatic measurement of multiple particles or by a measurement that determines properties of multiple particles at one time, without manipulating individual nano-particles.... Agent: Michael O. Scheinberg
20090326865 - Rapid data-based data adequacy procedure for pipeline integrity assessment: A method and system for evaluating the sample coverage of ultrasonic or radiography (UT/RT) measurements of pipeline wall thickness for statistical validity. A data library contains distributions of in-line inspection (ILI) measurements for other pipelines, calibrated to correspond to UT/RT measurements as needed. The data library for these ILI-measured pipelines... Agent: Carol Wilson Bp America Inc.
20090326863 - System and method for sensor phasing using a substrate edge signal: A system and method for measuring a substrate edge signal for image sensor phasing. An intermediate transfer substrate edge signal can be effectively mapped by a substrate edge sensor and recorded for at least one complete revolution. A substrate edge signal from an inter-document zone sampled from any region of... Agent: Xerox Corporation C/o Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC
20090326867 - Signal processing systems and methods for determining slopes of electronic signals: The present disclosure relates to signal processing and, more particularly, relates to determining the slope of a signal. In embodiments, first slopes between a first point in the signal and other points in the signal may be determined. Second slopes between a second point in the signal and other points... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal
20090326868 - Method for selecting a toolkit as well as system and use thereof: A method is described for selecting a toolkit, preferably a cryptographic toolkit, from a plurality of toolkits, in a computer environment, by providing a test frame, performance characteristics being established for the plurality of toolkits, and the toolkit being determined upon the basis of established parameters for the performance characteristics.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090326869 - Performance evaluating apparatus: A performance evaluating apparatus includes a selector, a first performance value calculator, and a second performance value calculator. The first performance value calculator calculates a first performance value based on first partial process execution time tcpu in which a first processor performs a first partial process and a second partial... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090326870 - System and characterization of noise sources using acoustic phased arrays and time series correlations: A method for detecting the presence of a noise signal within a noise measurement field, where the noise measurement field includes a noise signal emanating from a noise source, and where the noise signal is mixed with extraneous noise existing within the noise measurement field. The method involves using a... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC
20090326871 - Systems and methods for artifact detection in signals: According to embodiments, a method and system for artifact detection in signals is disclosed. The artifacts may take the form of movement artifacts in physiological (e.g., pulse oximetry) signals. Artifacts in the wavelet space of the physiological signal may be removed, replaced, ignored, filtered, or otherwise modified by determining the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090319189 - Low cost, unattended weather sensor: A weather sensor system for gathering and transmitting weather related information. The system integrates information gathered from a barometer, temperature sensor, hygrometer, GPS, tilt sensor, and an anemometer. The anemometer assembly is a combined wind speed and direction sensor and radio antenna. The weather sensor data can be transmitted from... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services Ab-2b
20090319190 - System and method for seismic trace analysis: Seismic data are processed to reduce or eliminate aliasing due, for example to sparse or irregular sampling. An iterative method includes an inhibiting function used in conjunction with a function evaluating a magnitude of Fourier coefficients that together act to reduce the effects of aliased energies and preferentially select true... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20090319192 - Measurement facility, sensor unit and further processing unit: A measurement facility comprises at least one sensor unit for measurement and issuing of signals and a further processing unit for receiving and further processing of signals which were measured by the at least one sensor unit, with an interface for detachable connection of the further processing unit to different... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090319191 - Method for diagnosis of an infectious disease stage and determination of treatment: The present invention relates to a means for determining if mammals within a group of mammals is affected by an infection that induces or could induce inflammation, if the mammal is likely to recover or not and if infected whether the mammal should be treated or let to recover untreated.... Agent: Passe' Intellectual Property, LLC
20090319193 - Methods, systems, algorithyms and means for describing the possible conformations of actual and theoretical proteins and for evaluating actual and theoretical proteins with respect to folding, overall shape and structural motifs: Methods, systems, algorithms and means for describing, analyzing and predicting protein folding motifs and other structures are provided. In one aspect, the Protein Folding Shape Code (PFSC) methods, systems, algorithms and means of the present invention apply generally to all of the categories of protein analysis and description, and are... Agent: Matthias Scholl
20090319194 - Device for measuring the purity of ultrapure water: This is a device for analyzing the quantity of organic compounds existing in a liquid, such as ultrapure water, at the outlet from a purification device including in series filter means (1), oxidation means (2) and polishing means (3), further including means for measuring the resistivity of water to determine... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC
20090319195 - Method of monitoring and optimizing additive concentration in fuel ethanol: Disclosed is a method of monitoring and optimizing the concentration of an additive composition in a fuel ethanol. The method includes adding a known amount of the additive composition to the fuel ethanol to create a treated fuel ethanol. A measured fluorescent signal provides information for determining the concentration of... Agent: Edward O. Yonter Patent And Licensing Department
20090319196 - Method and system for quantitative inline material characterization in semiconductor production processes based on structural measurements and related models: By using powerful data analysis techniques, such as PCR, PLS, CLS and the like, in combination with measurement techniques providing structural information, gradually varying material characteristics may be determined during semiconductor fabrication, thereby also enabling the monitoring of complex manufacturing sequences. For instance, the material characteristics of sensitive dielectric materials,... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson
20090319197 - Tilt correction system and method for rail seat abrasion: A system and method for determining rail seat abrasion of a rail road track is disclosed. An inspection system comprises lasers, cameras, and processors adapted to determine whether rail seat abrasion is present along the track. The processor employs a mathematics based algorithm which compensates for tilt encountered as the... Agent: Howrey LLP-hn
20090319198 - Method and system for identifying the failure risk of a confinement building: A method for identifying the failure risks of a confinement building, in particular a confinement building made of concrete for stocking or storing a product, includes the following steps: from data concerning the building and/or the product, determining a planned theoretical behaviour of the building during the filling phase of... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090319200 - Device for vehicle running test: In a running test, wheels 2 of a vehicle 1 are mounted on rollers 3. Each roller 3 receives torque corresponding to the running resistance N, which is a value corresponding to the running resistance applied to the vehicle 1 on the actual ground. Further, in the test, the actual... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090319199 - Method for monitoring the load on rotor blades of wind energy installations: In a method for monitoring the load on rotor blades of wind energy installations by measuring acceleration on at least one rotor blade of a wind energy installation and determining load on the rotor blade from the picked-up acceleration signals, dynamic, even uncritical load states can be detected, in differentiated... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
20090319201 - Signal-processing method for use in a force-measuring device and force-measuring device: A method, an arrangement and a program process a measurement signal generated in a measurement transducer of an electronic force-measuring device, particularly a balance. The generated measurement signal corresponds to the force acting on the transducer. The measurement signal is entered directly or by way of a pre-processing stage into... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP
20090319202 - Delay-based bias temperature instability recovery measurements for characterizing stress degradation and recovery: A method, test circuit and test system provide measurements to accurately characterize threshold voltage changes due to negative bias temperature instability (NBTI) and positive bias temperature instability (PBTI). Both the bias temperature instability recovery profile and/or the bias temperature shifts due to rapid repetitions of stress application can be studied.... Agent: Ibm Corporation (mh) C/o Mitch Harris, Attorney At Law, L.L.C.
20090319203 - System for determining pedalling effort of bicycle: A system determines pedaling effort of a bicycle and includes a first detector to generate a first sensor signal responsive to passage of a force transmission chain across a first frame-fixed point located in proximity to the force transmission trajectory of the force transmission chain, a second detector for generating... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20090319204 - Method and apparatus for volumetric gas in-line sensing: A method and apparatus for monitoring fluid in a fluid line are disclosed. The apparatus includes a first capacitor and a processor in communication with the first capacitor. The first capacitor is configured to sense the capacitance of the fluid line at the first capacitor. The processor is configured to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090319205 - Monitoring system, especially vibration monitoring system, and method for operating said system: There is described a monitoring system, especially a vibration monitoring system, and a method for operating said system. The system is finely adjustable between purely single-channel to one fault tolerant and limited two fault tolerant without the necessity of additional special hardware components.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090319206 - Timing analysis: e
20090319207 - Electrical installation arrangement: An electrical installation arrangement includes an electrical power distribution network and/or at least one first electrical device. In order to reduce complexity of electrical installation arrangement and increase safety of people and facilities, a detector is provided for determining a fault source using blind source separation, e.g. for locating at... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen
20090319208 - Battery management method: Disclosed herein is a battery management method. The battery management method includes measuring voltage, current and temperature of a battery, calculating the State Of Charge (SOC) of the battery using the integration value of the measured current of the battery, and calibrating the calculated SOC of the battery. The voltage,... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090319209 - Battery management system and driving method thereof: A battery management system, and a driving method thereof, includes a sensing unit and an MCU. The sensing unit stores a detection voltage that corresponds to a cell voltage of a first battery among a plurality of battery cells, and measures a current of the battery at an end point... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20090319210 - Voltage detecting apparatus and line voltage detecting apparatus: A voltage detector that detects an AC voltage in an object includes: an electrode disposed facing the object; a current-to-voltage converter that has a first input set at a reference voltage and a second input connected to the electrode and converts a detection current, which corresponds to a potential difference... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090319211 - Analog-to-digital converter with capacitor array: An analog-to-digital converter comprising a capacitor array having a plurality of unit capacitors, each having first and second inputs; a comparator having a pair of inputs and at least one output; and a controller configured to couple one input of each unit capacitor of the plurality of capacitors to the... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090319212 - Magnetic crash sensor: A magnetic field is generated by at least one coil in magnetic communication with at least a portion of a vehicle responsive to a first time-varying signal operatively coupled to the at least one coil in series with a sense resistor. A second signal is generated responsive to a voltage... Agent: Raggio & Dinnin, P.C.
20090319213 - Vehicular door closing-inspection apparatus and vehicular door closing-inspection method: This door closing-inspection apparatus for a vehicle is provided with: a first lightening and light-receiving device which is arranged so as to stride over a transferring conveyer in a finished vehicle inspection line which inspects a finished vehicle while transferring the finished vehicle; a pair of door-closing devices arranged at... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090319214 - optical metrology system optimized with design goals: Provided is a method of designing an optical metrology system for measuring structures on a workpiece where the optical metrology system is configured to meet two or more design goals. The design of the optical metrology system is optimized by using collected design goal data in comparison to the set... Agent: Tokyo Electron U.s. Holdings, Inc.
20090319215 - Automatic sensor-calibration method: Provided is an automatic sensor-calibration method in which a state change of a sensor, caused by aging characteristics or contamination of the sensor, is sensed by a sensor input unit to adjust, according to the sensed state change of the sensor, a slice level used as a criterion for a... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090319216 - Teaching device and teaching method: Teaching of height of a carrier stage relative to a transfer arm is performed with high accuracy. A teaching device is used when teaching the height of a carrier stage 5 relative to a transfer arm 4 in a transfer system is performed. The transfer system includes the transfer arm... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090319217 - Hf measurement system, method for the calibration thereof, and method for determining scattering parameters with this hf measurement system: A method for calibrating a high frequency measurement device having N measurement ports, where N is an integer ≧1, in particular a vector network analyzer, for determining scattering parameters of a measurement object with an n-port measurement, where n is an integer ≧1, wherein a high frequency test signal is... Agent: Law Office Of Delio & Peterson, LLC.
20090319218 - Apparatus, method and computer-readable medium for testing a panel of interferometric modulators: In some embodiments, each interferometric modulator has a stiction threshold voltage. If a voltage above the stiction threshold voltage is applied to the interferometric modulator, the interferometric modulator enters a stiction state permanently, i.e., becomes “stuck,” and the interferometric modulator becomes inoperable. Disclosed are apparatuses, methods and computer-readable media for... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20090319219 - Signal selection apparatus and system, and circuit emulator and method and program: Disclosed is a system in which in order to obtain the operation parameter of a circuit based on an implementable area indicating a circuit scale that can be implemented on a circuit implementation device, circuit area information, and operation parameter measuring circuit area information, an observation signal number determining means... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20090319220 - Pressure measurement using a mems device: A device to measure pressure is disclosed. In one embodiment, the device comprises at least one element comprising two layers separated by a space, wherein a dimension of the space changes over a variable time period in response to a voltage applied across the two layers and a measuring module... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20090319221 - Program setting adjustments based on activity identification: An electronic device monitors accelerations using an inertial sensor. The electronic device identifies a current motion state based on the accelerations. The electronic device determines an application that subscribes to a motion state identification service and notifies the application of the current motion state.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090319223 - Encoder with lifetime events memory: A position measuring system features a position measuring device (1), an interface to transmit the position signals of the position measuring device (1) to an electronic control unit, a microcontroller (2) and a non-volatile memory (3), in which characteristic values of the position measuring system are stored, and from which... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20090319222 - Portable terminal device: An object of the invention is to provide a portable terminal device capable of always providing a precise azimuth if the distance or the direction from a magnetism generation section of a loudspeaker, etc., to a magnetism detector changes as cases are opened/closed or are rotated. A portable terminal device... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090319224 - Method for characterising the profile of a surface: A method for characterising the surface profile of a component comprises the steps of a) dividing the surface into at least two regions; b) for each region, measuring the surface and selecting a number of measured points to define a co-ordinate dataset for the region; c) for each region, applying... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090319225 - Apparatus for and a method of determining surface characteristics: Light from a light source (4) is directed along a sample path (SP) towards a region of a sample surface (7) and along a reference path (RP) towards a reference surface (6) such that light reflected by the region of the sample surface and light reflected by the reference surface... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090319226 - Statistics estimation apparatus, statistics estimation program, and statistics estimation method: A statistics estimation apparatus that calculates an estimated statistic value of executed program comprises an executer that executes a target program using the number of data that is smaller than the number of data intended to be executed, and calculates a partial process statistic of a processor which executes the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090319227 - Adaptive traitor tracing: One embodiment of the present invention includes a method for traitor tracing that selects a probability distribution for the assignment of file-segment variations in a digital file. This probability distribution is selected to improve traceability for a particular size of a coalition of attackers. At least one symbol for each... Agent: Law Office Of Donald L. Wenskay
20090319229 - Measurement arrangement having a monitored measurement unit and having a control unit for controlling a machine: A measuring arrangement includes a measuring unit for detecting an operating variable of a machine, and a control unit connected to the measuring unit by a bi-directional digital data connection to control the machine. The measuring unit has a sensor for detecting an analog measuring signal for the operating variable,... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen
20090319228 - Methods and systems for evaluating the performance of mems-based inertial navigation systems: Disclosed are systems and methods for evaluating the navigation performance of MEMS inertial sensors. The method uses MEMS inertial sensors static data signals to estimate the static sensor errors and combines them with a reference kinematic signal obtained through field testing of a high-grade inertial sensor. Such emulated field data... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20090319230 - Multi-sensor monitoring of athletic performance: Athletic performance monitoring systems and methods, many of which utilize, in some manner, global positioning satellite (“GPS”) data, provide data and information to athletes and/or to equipment used by athletes during an athletic event. Such systems and methods may provide route information to athletes and/or their trainers, e.g. for pre-event... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090319231 - Methods of monitoring electronic displays within a display network: Methods of monitoring one or more electronic displays are disclosed. A method may include performing at least one diagnostic operation on at least one electronic display having at least one camera, a display element, and a display server. Further, the method may include transmitting data relating to the at least... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.
20090319232 - Device and process for monitoring and diagnosis of the state of a machine, machine component or system: A device for monitoring and diagnosis of the state of a machine, machine component or system, with a housing (4), with a measured value detection unit (5) for detecting measured values supplied by at least one sensor (6) which is connected to the machine, machine component, or system, with a... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20090319233 - Network bandwidth measurement: Technologies for measuring a data throughput rate of a link typically use for transferring media catalogs and media between a media provider and an UPnP Control Point.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090312950 - Method and system for reducing the loss caused by an earthquake: Catastrophic earthquakes cause tremendous loss to people, especially when they occur unprepared. Imminent prediction of the earthquake with occurrence time, location and magnitude may give people time to prepare for it and minimize the loss. Unfortunately, imminent prediction of the earthquakes, especially those without foreshocks, is very difficult if not... Agent: Xin Jin
20090312952 - Early diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome: The invention relates to methods for the early diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090312951 - Method for calculation of statistical characteristics for a set of gene expression values: The invention is concerned with the field of analysis of data resulting from gene profiling experiments, and provides a method for calculation of statistical characteristics e.g. standard deviation values for a set of value pairs (Xn|Yn), comprising the steps of a) grouping pairs and b) calculating the characteristics e.g. standard... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC
20090312953 - Mitigation of nonlinear background radiation during real time radiation monitoring of containers at a quayside crane: Dynamic background radiation is mitigated during crane hoisted transport at a quayside crane of a container along a transport path. A background distribution for the background radiation along the transport path is developed. Concurrently with the crane hoisted transport of the container along the transport path radiation data from each... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090312954 - Sensor: In general, the invention relates to gas sensing techniques as such, but more specifically, to a sensor structure that comprises a buried electrode structure in the sensor layers, the structure being arranged to be applicable in the related devices and/or measurements. The invention relates also to a measurement method of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090312955 - Method and apparatus for calibrating filters during specimen collection: A bubble point of a combination of a filter and a liquid is calibrated by applying an initial back pressure through the filter toward the liquid; taking a first plurality of measurements of the level of the liquid in the container; calculating a first variance of the first plurality of... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20090312956 - Method and apparatus for measuring on-line failure of turbine thermal barrier coatings: A method of remotely monitoring the radiant energy (6) emitted from a turbine component such as a turbine blade (1) having a low-reflective surface coating (3) which may be undergoing potential degradation is used to determine whether erosion, spallation, delamination, or the like, of the coating (3) is occurring.... Agent: Elsa Keller Intellectual Property Department
20090312957 - Method for assessing a state of a document of value with regard to limpness using ultrasound, and means for carrying out the method: In a method for assessing a condition of at least one value document with regard to limpness, there is determined from transmission values representing the ultrasound transmission at different places on the value document a condition value which depends on a variation of the transmission values and characterizes the condition... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090312958 - Defect detection system for identifying defects in weld seams: The disclosure relates to a defect detection system for identifying defects in weld seams. An exemplary system comprises a scanner device, which is mounted on a displacement device of a processing unit and which can be displaced by said unit over at least one weld seam that is to be... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090312959 - System and method for measuring torque in rotating shafts: A system and method for measuring torque transmitted in a rotating shaft using two target devices located at separate locations on the shaft is disclosed. Each target device includes one or more reference edges, with two sensors each disposed adjacent to corresponding target device. A processor calculates, with reference to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090312960 - Characterizing thermomechanical properties of an organic substrate using three-dimensional finite element analysis: A method for characterizing thermomechanical properties of an organic substrate includes the steps of: receiving an image of the substrate, the image including a geometric description of the circuit layers of the substrate; selecting a given one of the circuit layers for processing; converting the image to a 2-D FEM... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090312961 - Multi-format,binary code symbol for non-linear strain measurement: A binary code symbol for non-linear strain measurement that can be constructed in any geometric shape having a solid, continuous perimeter containing straight line segments. The symbol includes finder cells to “orient” the symbol in order to associate strain measurements with physical dimensions; and contains encoded data in “data regions”... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090312962 - Method and device for determining the instantaneous mass flow of pulsating flows: The invention relates to a method for determining the instantaneous rate of the mass flow of a flow of a fluid pulsating periodically at a frequency f, said method comprising the following steps: a) a pressure gradient in the flow over a certain period (P) is determined, b) the harmonic... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20090312963 - System, program product, and related methods for estimating and managing crude gravity in real-time: Systems, program product, and methods to estimate and manage flowing fluid characteristics of a fluid stream flowing through a pipeline in real-time, are provided. A system can include a vertically oriented extent of a pipeline for transporting crude oil, a pair of spaced vertically apart sensors or sensor assemblies connected... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20090312964 - System, program product, and related methods for estimating and managing crude gravity in flowlines in real-time: Systems, program product, and methods to estimate and manage flowing fluid characteristics of a fluid stream flowing through a pipeline in real-time, are provided. A system can include a vertically oriented extent of a pipeline for transporting crude oil, a pair of spaced vertically apart sensors or sensor assemblies connected... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20090312965 - System and method for sensing liquid levels: A system for detecting a presence of a liquid within a receptacle includes a sensor and a processor. The sensor includes a transmitting probe and a receiving probe positioned within the liquid receptacle. The transmitting probe includes a first transducer and the receiving probe includes a second transducer. The processor... Agent: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
20090312966 - Method for testing a vibration damper of a motor vehicle in the installed state, and vibration damper-test system for a motor vehicle: A method for checking a vibration damper of a motor vehicle in the installed state includes setting start values of the damping constant kA, the spring rate cA, and the body mass mA for a wheel of a motor vehicle; inducing a vertical vibration of the motor vehicle with the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090312967 - Producing a phasor representation of an electrical entity in a multiphase ac electric power system: A phasor representation of an electrical entity at a geographical location in a multiple phase AC electric power system is produced by receiving a synchronization signal from a remote source, producing a sampling time signal in response to the synchronization signal and a local reference time signal, and producing samples... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20090312968 - Power consumption feedback systems: An electrical power supply consumption feedback system including a current transducer configured to be attached externally to a mains power supply cable providing a mains power supply to said building to measure a current of said mains power supply, a voltage measurement system configured to measure within said building a... Agent: Loginov & Associates, PLLC
20090312969 - System to make consumers aware of electricity usage: Energy usage of a plurality of appliances is measured using a single meter. A pattern of energy usage with respect to the plurality of appliances is determined dependent upon the measured energy usage, appliance details of the plurality of appliances, and usage hours of the plurality of appliances. The pattern... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090312970 - Current measuring device and processing unit comprising one such device: The current measuring device comprises a first measuring resistor to receive a measurement current, and a first signal amplifier having an input connected to said first measuring resistor and an output to provide a first measurement signal. A second measuring resistor is connected in series with said first measuring resistor,... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20090312971 - Apparatus and method for locating inferior parts in power distribution line equipment based on variation of radio frequency noise signal: An apparatus for locating inferior parts in distribution line equipment may include a wireless noise receiver for continually receiving multiple noise-free frequencies and converting the received multiple noise-free frequencies into an audio frequency signal, a signal processor for quantifying a power frequency and harmonic frequencies of the audio frequency signal,... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20090312972 - Method and system of testing device sensitivity: Method and system that test device sensitivity according to whether the device passes or fails when subjected to a test signal. The device may be repeatedly subjected to test signal at varying operating parameters in order to assess pass-fail threshold at which the device transitions from operating properly/improperly to operating... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Sun / Stk
20090312973 - Posture sensor automatic calibration: A system and method automatically calibrate a posture sensor, such as by detecting a walking state or a posture change. For example, a three-axis accelerometer can be used to detect a patient's activity or posture. This information can be used to automatically calibrate subsequent posture or acceleration data.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090312974 - Inclinometer measurement system and method providing correction for movement induced acceleration errors: The present invention includes a system and a method by which the inclination of a machine element, such as a platform, may be sensed, and errors that might otherwise result from tangential and radial acceleration eliminated. The platform defines orthogonal X and Y axes, and a Z axis orthogonal to... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
20090312975 - Forward-looking altitude detector: An altitude dead reckoning system using a speedometer and a forward-looking accelerometer for measuring changes in altitude.... Agent: David R. Gildea Menlo Patent Agency LLC
20090312976 - Mini-cell, on-orbit, temperature re-calibration apparatus and method: A method for on-orbit calibration of the temperature sensors of a simulated blackbody is disclosed. The method may include selecting a simulated blackbody traveling in a micro-gravity environment and comprising a sensor, a container positioned proximate the senor and containing a material, and a heat transfer device positioned proximate the... Agent: Utah State University Pate Pierce & Baird
20090312977 - Meter electronics and methods for geometric thermal compensation in a flow meter: Meter electronics (20) for geometric thermal compensation in a flow meter (5) is provided according to the invention. The meter electronics (20) includes an interface (23) configured to receive sensor signals and a temperature signal (T) of the flow meter (5). The meter electronics (20) further includes a processing system... Agent: The Ollila Law Group LLC
20090312978 - Debug system: A debug system includes equipment to be debugged (onboard information equipment 10) which is controlled by a microcomputer 11; and a command return jig 20 which is connected to the equipment to be debugged via a communication interface unit 12, receives a specific command generated and output by the microcomputer... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090312979 - Adaptive real-time analysis method for dynamic signals generated by rotary machines: An adaptive real-time analysis method for dynamic signals generated by rotary machines improves Vold-Kalman filtering order tracing technology to renew the algorithm logic so that on-line computation ability is achieved. Through signal simulation and practical engineering application to verify the availability, it shows that the output results are extremely accurate.... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services
20090312981 - Alignment mark and alignment method using the alignment mark: An alignment mark structure includes a first pair of first side walls and a second pair of second side walls. The first pair of first side walls faces each other and extends in a first direction. The first pair of first side walls crosses a first data detection line. The... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090312980 - System for detecting position of underwater vehicle: The underwater inspection unit 9 includes a pressure sensor 18 for detecting a vertical position of the unit, and an inertial sensor 19 for detecting an attitude angle of the unit. The underwater inspection unit 9 also includes a range sensor unit 23 for detecting relative distances with respect to... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20090312982 - Alignment correction system and method of use: A system and method is provided for correcting alignment of a product on a tool and, more particularly, to a system and method for correcting alignment of a wafer on a chuck of a tool. The system is a tool comprising at least one contact near a circumference of the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090312983 - Using metric to evaluate performance impact: Analysis may be made of the amount that a load on a machine impacts the machine's performance. Performance counters on the machine record raw statistical data, such as a given resource's current utilization. The values of these counters may be captured. A n-bin histogram may be created that shows how... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090312984 - System and method for objective self-diagnosis of measurement device calibration condition: A measurement system uses a plurality of transducers that may differ from each other in at least one respect, such as having different operating principles or being made by different manufacturers. Respective measurement values obtained from the transducers are applied to a processor which provides a measured value based on... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090312985 - Multiple hypothesis tracking: Multiple hypothesis tracking is a system which enables an analytic sensor framework to capture sensor data and simultaneously account for many possible instantiations of objects, trajectories and behaviors that may be represented within the captured data. Each data instantiation is represented by a different likelihood of possibility based upon data... Agent: John L. Sotomayor
20090312986 - Method and system for determining specified data related to underground installations: Provided is a system and method for analyzing a pipeline, that includes an analyzer mechanism, defined as a probe, configured to measure at least one physical characteristic associated with the pipeline and transmit data based upon the at least one measured physical characteristic. The invention includes at least one computer.... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090312987 - Ambient light sensor and electronic equipment: An ambient light sensor (1) incorporated in electronic equipment includes a plurality of amplifiers (11, 12). Receiving signals (S1, S2) corresponding to the plurality of amplifiers (11, 12) respectively, the plurality of amplifiers (11, 12) vary an amplification factor. Depending on combination of the amplification factors (such as 10 and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090312988 - Automatic set-up for instrument functions: Machine-implemented methods and apparatuses to automatically set-up a signal processing system are described. The signal processing system is set to a first bandwidth. A sampling frequency of the signal processing system is set to a first sampling frequency. Next, first samples of first signals are received at the first bandwidth... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090306895 - Geophysical surveying: A method of analysing controlled source electromagnetic (CSEM) survey data to determine probability density functions (PDFs) for values of an electromagnetic parameter at locations in a subterranean region of interest is provided. Structural features in the subterranean strata are identified, e.g. from seismic survey data. An initial PDF for values... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20090306896 - Apparatus for formation resistivity imaging in wells with oil-based drilling fluids: Sequential measurements are made using a two terminal resistivity imaging device wherein the measure electrodes are activated sequentially with the remaining electrodes in a floating mode. This eliminates the hardware requirements for focusing electrodes, prevents galvanic leakage between proximal electrodes and the effects of mutual coupling between circuits including proximal... Agent: Madan & Sriram, P.C.
20090306897 - Methods and apparatus to detect contaminants on a fluid sensor: Methods and apparatus for detecting a coating on a downhole fluid sensor are disclosed. A coating may refer to a solid or liquid film on a sensor interface with the sampled fluid, caused by contaminants. Detecting a coating may be accomplished by determining a sampled fluid type and measuring at... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090306898 - Testing particulate materials: Embodiments include an apparatus and method for testing a particulate material suitable for use as a proppant. According to one embodiment, a sample of the particulate material is captured in the cavity of a test vessel between a cavity wall and a piston sealed with the cavity wall. A fluid... Agent: Streets & Steele
20090306899 - Geophysical surveying: Joint processing of seismic and controlled source electromagnetic (CSEM) surface data is performed by using a common rock physics model which relates reservoir properties (such as porosity, lithology, saturation, and shaliness) to surface seismic AVO (or AVA) data. This allows one to determine how perturbations in the reservoir properties affect... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20090306900 - Rapid inversion of electromagnetic reconnaisance survey data: Method for rapid inversion of data from a controlled-source electromagnetic survey of a subterranean region. Selected (51) common-receiver or common-source gathers of the data are reformed into composite gathers (52) by summing their data. Each composite gather is forward modeled (in the inversion process) with multiple active source locations (53).... Agent: Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company
20090306903 - Compound screening method and apparatus: A screening apparatus divides measurement data representing the amount of binding between one kind of protein and each of a plurality of kinds of compounds, obtained by a measurement apparatus, into groups, each including data obtained in a same measurement condition. The screening apparatus obtains a representative value of measurement... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090306904 - Hydrophobic moment of multi-domain proteins: Techniques for protein structure analysis are provided. In one aspect, an apparatus for characterizing a multi-domain protein structure comprises the following steps. For at least one domain, a hydrophobic dipole, e.g., defined as a first-order hydrophobic moment of the domain, is calculated. A score representing the orientation of the hydrophobic... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090306902 - Screening method: A method for structure-based virtual screening, wherein compounds for investigation are categorized or sorted into a catalog according to their physicochemical and steric properties. The physicochemical and steric properties of a target are determined, the part(s) of the catalog which match the determined properties of the target are determined, and... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20090306901 - System and method for absolute quantitation of proteins using lc/ms: Absolute quantitation of protein in a sample is provided by comparing a sum or average of the N highest ionization intensities observed for peptides of a particular protein along with a calibration standard. The calibration standard can be in the form of a table generated by prior protein peptide analysis... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation
20090306905 - Combination of reader and incubator: The present invention provides a detection arrangement for detecting presence of an analyte in a sample, comprising a processor, a memory, a display, and a color measuring device, characterized in that a means is present for maintaining a constant temperature or a temperature profile of said sample. Furthermore, the present... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090306906 - Method and system for spectroscopic data analysis: A method of analyzing spectroscopic data, the method comprising collecting spatially resolved measurement spectroscopic data of a sample for a series of measurements spots, assigning the measurement spots into a predefined set of spectral categories, based on characteristics of the spectroscopic data of the respective measurement spots, identifying groupings of... Agent: Michael O. Scheinberg
20090306907 - Decomposition mode matching change index: A method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for identifying change indices for a structure. In one advantageous embodiment a method receives a response signal in response to a transmission of an interrogation signal into the structure. The response signal is decomposed into a first plurality of modes. The first... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090306908 - Device and method of monitoring an environmental parameter in real time: A monitoring device of environmental parameter values of an environment surrounding a system. The device includes a sensor to these parameters, and includes a means of transmission, in real time, of each measurement to a processing unit. The processing unit is installed in the system and includes the means of... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20090306909 - Method for evaluating measured values for identifying a material fatigue: The invention relates to a method for the evaluation of measured values for the recognition of defect conditions due to material fatigue on aircraft parts, in which strain sensors (6) are applied on the critical locations of an aircraft (1) or the parts thereof, wherein the measured values of the... Agent: Fasse Patent Attorneys, P.A.
20090306910 - High density, rectangular binary code symbol: A binary code symbol for non-linear strain measurement designed specifically for perimeter-based deformation and strain analysis. The symbol is rectangular with a continuous outer perimeter, two data regions along adjacent sides of the rectangle and a utility region adjacent each side opposite the data regions. Each data region is made... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090306911 - Method and apparatus for making a water cut determination using a sequestered liquid-continuous stream: An apparatus and method for determining the water cut value of a multiphase fluid flowing within a pipe is provided. The device includes a sequestering structure disposed within the pipe, a transmitting device, a receiving device, and a processing device. The sequestering structure at least partially defines a sensing passage... Agent: Expro Meters, Inc.
20090306913 - Method of calculating ion implantation distribution and program implementing the calculation method: A method of calculating an ion concentration distribution is provided. The method includes: setting meshes at regular intervals d along a beam axis of a beam implanted at a tilt angle α; making mesh intervals on a surface d/sinα; generating meshes parallel and perpendicular to the beam axis in a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090306912 - Method of measuring led junction temperature: A method of measuring LED junction temperature includes the steps of: (a) obtaining a temperature curve of an LED; (b) inputting at least one rated AC voltage to the LED; (c) measuring a temperature at a specific point on an outer packaging structure of the LED, putting the temperature measured... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20090306914 - System and method for measuring input power of power supplies: A system and method is provided to determine input power of a power supply using an input section by dividing input section output power by an efficiency value of the input section. Measurements of operating parameters are obtained through sensing devices that may be previously provided to avoid increased expense... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090306915 - Method for predicting the power capacity of electrical energy stores: A method and a corresponding device are described for predicting the power capacity of an electrical energy store, such as a battery in a vehicle, in which, with the aid of a mathematical model for the energy store, its state variables and parameters are continuously adjusted, and thereby a charge... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090306916 - Electrical characteristic analyzing apparatus for substance on which metal-containing paint is coated: To provide an electrical characteristic analyzing apparatus that can analyze the electrical characteristic of a substance, on which a paint containing a metal is coated, with ease and in a short time, the electrical characteristic analyzing apparatus comprises an analysis model obtaining unit for obtaining analysis model information, a wave... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090306917 - Sampling apparatus and sampling method: Provided is a sampling apparatus that samples a signal under measurement, including a sample processing section that outputs sample data obtained by sampling the signal under measurement with a sampling timing at non-uniform intervals obtained by thinning a reference clock, a storage section that stores the sample data, and a... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090306918 - Office id remote with oscillating circuit: An office ID remote that creates an oscillating waveform with a predetermined characteristic on a conductor found in a cable is provided. This characteristic is typically the rate of repetition of the waveform that can be compared to a table of rates of repetition stored in a main test unit... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20090306919 - Sampling apparatus, sampling method and recording medium: Provided is a sampling apparatus that samples a signal under measurement, including a sampling section that samples the signal under measurement with a plurality of sampling phases at non-uniform intervals for each sampling repetition cycle; and an inverting section that cancels out a replica that is not an observation target,... Agent: Robert E. Lockman, Jr.
20090306920 - Computer system with integrated electromagnetic-interference detectors: Embodiments of a system that determines a condition associated with an integrated circuit disposed on a circuit board are described. During operation, the system receives electromagnetic-interference (EMI) signals from one or more antennas while the integrated circuit is operating, where the one or more antennas are disposed on the circuit... Agent: Pvf -- Sun Microsystems Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20090306921 - Specification, optimization and matching of optical systems by use of orientational zernike polynomials: The present disclosure relates to specification, optimization and matching of optical systems by use of orientation Zernike polynomials. In some embodiments, a method for assessing the suitability of an optical system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus is provided. The method can include determining a Jones pupil of the optical... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090306922 - Method and system for classifying defect distribution, method and system for specifying causative equipment, computer program and recording medium: A production line includes an inspection step for acquiring inspection information representing positions of defects on each of substrates after an end of specified steps. With respect to m substrates subjected to the inspection step, a surface of each of the substrates is segmented into n regions, and defect density... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090306923 - Method for measuring the thickness of multi-layer films: The invention relates to a method for determining the thickness of multi-layer films (13) comprising layers consisting of various non-conductive materials. According to said method, the thickness of the multi-layer film (13) is measured by a first sensor (17) and a second sensor (16) and optionally additional sensors. The first... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090306924 - Automatic calibration system for scanner-scale or other scale system: A system and method for automatically calibrating a scale, particularly a scanner-scale of a POS system, in which the scale is calibrated via an on-board calibration system including an accelerometer that actually measures the acceleration due to gravity factor for a given location/time and then uses this measured factor to... Agent: Datalogic - Stoel Rives LLP C/o Stoel Rives LLP
20090306925 - Systems and methods for testing integrated circuit devices: Embodiments described herein relate to systems and methods for testing integrated circuit devices within an environment that is representative of the application environment in which an integrated circuit device will be used. In at least one embodiment, the testing system comprises a controller coupled to at least one coupling between... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20090306926 - Apparatus and method for measuring color: Color measuring systems and methods are disclosed. Perimeter receiver fiber optics are spaced apart from a central source fiber optic and receive light reflected from the surface of the object being measured. Light from the perimeter fiber optics pass to a variety of filters. The system utilizes the perimeter receiver... Agent: Alan R. Loudermilk Loudermilk & Associates
20090306927 - Method for determining the total temperature of an airflow surrounding an aircraft: A method for determining the total temperature of the air stream surrounding an aircraft, including the following operations; measuring a parameter of static temperature, measuring a parameter of total temperature, determining a value of speed of the air stream, determining a total temperature computed from the parameters of measured static... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP
20090306928 - Method and system for detecting the risk of icing on aerodynamic surfaces: The invention relates to a method and a system for detecting the risk of icing on aerodynamic surfaces lapped by a fluid flow (F), in particular on load-bearing surfaces of fluid machines, of the type comprising a temperature sensor (20). The system is characterized in that the temperature sensor (20)... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20090306929 - Ultrasonic dimensioning system and method: An ultrasonic dimensioning system and method by which objects can be quickly and accurately measured (dimensioned). The system includes at least a stable object support surface, a number of ultrasonic receivers, and an ultrasonic transmitter. The ultrasonic transmitter is preferably part of a pointer device that is properly positioned relative... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP
20090306930 - Method and system for measuring a component: A method for measuring the profile of a component in the region of an edge of the component comprises the following steps: determining the position of an edge point of the component; defining a centre line for the component in the region of the edge; and measuring at least one... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090306931 - Shape measurement method of synthetically combining partial measurements: Coordinate transformation parameters are adopted at the time of synthetically combining partial measurement data so as to eliminate the setting error that can get in when a workpiece is set in position on a measuring machine. Then, a shape parameter is adopted to estimate the approximate error shape of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090306932 - Similarity index: a rapid classification method for multivariate data arrays: Similarity Index: a rapid classification method for multivariate data arrays The present invention is directed to a method of determining the similarity between a first multivariate data set and a second multivariate data set. The method is versatile and can be applied to a number of different multivariate data sets,... Agent: Jackson Walker LLP
20090306933 - Sampling sufficiency testing: Sampling sufficiency determinations are performed using probability calculations and statistical analysis during a testing process of a population of items. For example, an auditing or reviewing process may involve testing a predetermined sample set of items from the population in order to draw statistical conclusions about the passing or failing... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007131
20090306934 - Instrument monitoring system: An instrument monitoring system comprises a monitoring device including a sensor for measuring an instrument and a control unit, where the control unit includes a data flow microcontroller processor; a wireless transmitter configured to receive a data signal from the monitoring device and to transmit the data signal using a... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf
20090306935 - Product repair assistance using a virtual universe: An approach that provides product repair assistance using a virtual universe is described. In one embodiment, there is a method for providing repair assistance for a real-world product in a virtual universe. The method includes receiving diagnostic information relating to the real-world product, ascertaining repair assistance information for the real-world... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090306937 - Method and system for detecting wind noise: A method and system for detecting wind noise are adapted to determine whether two of a plurality of sound signals acquired by a plurality of sound receiving units include wind noise. The method includes the following steps: (a) transforming the two sound signals to their corresponding digitized sound signals including... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090306936 - Sampling apparatus, sampling method and recording medium: Provided is a sampling apparatus that samples a signal under measurement, including a clock control section that generates a plurality of sampling clocks at a plurality of sampling phases at determined non-uniform intervals, so as to cancel out replicas in a sampling band that are not observation targets, from among... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090306938 - Evaluation circuit for processing digital signals, method, and sensor assembly: An evaluation circuit for processing digital signals, the evaluation circuit processing an input data word and outputting an output data word, and a method for processing digital signals in an evaluation circuit, and to a sensor assembly.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP12/03/2009 > 67 patent applications in 47 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090299634 - Monitor units calculation method for proton fields: A method for determining a monitor unit that is associated with a process using ions, includes obtaining a depth dose curve, determining a characteristic parameter based on the depth dose curve, and using the characteristic parameter to determine a first monitor unit factor. A system for determining a monitor unit... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group (varian)
20090299635 - Terrain mapping: Updated height data, determined by a mapping processor 5 for each element of the terrain elevation data array memory (7) is provided from height data associated with a predetermined number, typically four, surrounding elements of the laser obstacle detector co-ordinate frame memory (4) and updated height data is then stored... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20090299636 - Method for selecting well measurements: A method of determining a selection of well measurements and/or their respective control parameters is described based on a global target having predetermined sensitivities to a multitude of uncertainties associated with input variables to a model including the step of ranking measurements and control parameters in accordance with their capability... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20090299637 - Continuous reservoir monitoring for fluid pathways using microseismic data: A system and method monitor a hydrocarbon reservoir for drainage in volumetric three dimensions. Monitoring between wells is imperative for optimum reservoir management and is achieved by mapping the hydrocarbon fluid pathways in a producing reservoir. Unlike conventional 4D or time-lapse reflection seismic imaging systems that use a controlled active... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20090299638 - Method for predicting the best and worst in a set of non-unique solutions: Method for determining best and worst cases for values of model parameters such as porosity and shale volume fraction generated by non-unique matrix inversion of physical data such as seismic reflection amplitudes. The matrix is diagonalized, and then orthonormal basis vectors associated with insignificant diagonal elements are used to generate... Agent: Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company
20090299639 - 3d residual binning and flatness error correction: A method for processing seismic data. The method may include splitting the seismic data into multiple datasets according to one or more offsets; determining a first shift amount in three or more dimensions of the seismic data between a dataset having a first offset and a dataset having a second... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C. Jeffrey E. Griffin
20090299643 - Computational analysis of the synergy among multiple interacting factors: Systems and methods for selecting factors from a data set of measurements are provided. The measurements include values of factors and/or outcomes. Two or more factors that are jointly associated with one or more outcomes from the data set are identified. Each of the two or more factors are analyzed... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090299645 - Genetic analysis: The present invention provides methods for generating genetic profiles or analyses. Included are methods for conducting comprehensive, dynamic genetic analysis. Also provided are methods for determining genetic health scores for specific phenotypes, such as diseases, disorders, traits, and conditions, as well as for organ systems, for certain medical specialties, and... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
20090299648 - Hydropathy plots and fourier analysis with ellipsoidal distance metric: Techniques for protein structure analysis are provided. In one aspect, an apparatus for characterizing at least a portion of a protein structure comprising amino acid residues is provided. A set of values characterizing the protein structure are determined, wherein each value represents a distance from a center of the protein... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090299649 - Hydropathy plots and fourier analysis with ellipsoidal distance metric: Techniques for protein structure analysis are provided. In one aspect, an article of manufacture for characterizing at least a portion of a protein structure comprising amino acid residues is provided. A set of values characterizing the protein structure are determined, wherein each value represents a distance from a center of... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090299642 - Method: A method of analyzing a keratin sample from a subject to improve sensitivity and specificity of a diagnostic test for a pathological state in the subject by exposing the keratin sample to incident energy derived from an energy source; receiving radiated energy from the keratin sample consequent upon impingement of... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090299647 - Method, system, and computer program product for identifying binding conformations of chemical fragments and biological molecules: A new approach to identifying binding conformations of chemical fragments and biological molecules is presented, in which fragment poses are explored in a systematic fashion. In an embodiment, for each pose, a fast computation is performed of the fragment interaction with the biological molecule using interpolation on a grid. Once... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20090299641 - Methods and applications for target quantification: The present invention provides methods and software applications for quantifying a target in an experimental sample by collecting and processing initial signal data from the experimental sample and at least two standard control samples containing known target copy numbers. In this regards, the present invention allows the quantification of target... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.
20090299640 - Methods and compositions involving intrinsic genes: Disclosed are compositions and methods related intrinsic gene sets and methods and compositions related to detecting and classifying cancer.... Agent: Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
20090299646 - System and method for biological pathway perturbation analysis: The invention provides system and methods for analyzing the perturbation of one or more biological pathways. In one embodiment, expression values for each of a plurality of genes for one or more experimental conditions may be received. Gene differential regulation values may then be calculated for each of the plurality... Agent: Tope-mckay & Associates Cary Tope-mckay
20090299644 - System and method for selecting samples from an antibody analysis for display of complete specificity analysis data: A system and method provides for selecting one or more samples from an antibody specificity analysis for displaying complete antibody specificity analysis data. A plurality of sample sera are run through a protein panel for antibody analysis and a specificity analysis is completed. A positive or negative screening result is... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation C/o Intellevate
20090299650 - Systems and methods for filtering target probe sets: Systems and methods for using the same to filter target probes sets are provided. In certain embodiments, the system and methods are implemented on a web-based platform. Also provided are computer program products for executing the subject methods.... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20090299651 - Filtration testing system: A filtration testing system is provided. The filtration testing system includes one or more filtration systems configured for filtering a fluid. A filtration system of the one or more filtration systems includes one or more filter units. The filtration testing system further includes a gas detector configured to quantify gas... Agent: The Ollila Law Group LLC
20090299652 - Method of presuming interior situation of process chamber and storage medium: A method of presuming interior situation of process chamber that makes it possible to accurately presume the interior situation of a process chamber using the number of particles discharged from the interior of the process chamber. Characteristic values associated with respective particle removing modes of a particle removing sequence are... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090299653 - Method of processing spectrometric data: A method of characterising a sample from spectrometric data using calculation of spectral distance values is disclosed, for use in the field of mass spectrometry. Molecular formula assignment of peaks in mass spectral data is difficult and time-consuming, and the invention provides a computer implemented method of finding a most... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20090299654 - System and method for health assessment of downhole tools: A system for assessing the health of a mechanism includes a processor for receiving observation data from at least one sensor, the processor including: a detector receptive to the observation data and capable of identifying whether the mechanism is operating in a normal or degraded mode; a diagnoser to identify... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated
20090299655 - Systems and methods for determining two or more characteristics of a wafer: Systems and methods for determining two or more characteristics of a wafer are provided. The two or more characteristics include a characteristic of the wafer that is spatially localized in at least one dimension and a characteristic of the wafer that is not spatially localized in two dimensions.... Agent: Entropy Matters LLC
20090299656 - Tyre managing apparatus: In this tyre managing apparatus, with regard to respective tyres, the back-and-forth force and the lateral force which are added to each of tyres are calculated based on the distances which are distance between each tyre and the center of gravity in the back-and-forth direction, the inertia moment of the... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090299657 - Air flow measurement device and air flow correction method: An air flow measurement device measures a flow amount of air. A flow sensor is configured to output a voltage value corresponding to a given flow amount of the air. A temperature sensor is configured to output temperature of the air. A correction coefficient memory portion is configured to store... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090299658 - Sensor processing method: A pressure sensor and method wherein a resonant pressure transducer has a frequency F which changed depending on the applied pressure P and the temperature T. A temperature sensor measures the temperature T. A memory includes stored therein data points corresponding to the sensor's frequency F at difference applied pressures... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20090299660 - Method and system to identify utility leaks: A method for utility monitoring to ascertain unidentified utility consumption, having the steps of: a) providing a utility; b) passing the utility through a primary meter; c) supplying the utility to a plurality of secondary meters after the utility passes through the primary meter; d) measuring a first amount of... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090299659 - Method for determining the total leak rate of systems impinged upon by pressure,and control apparatus for carrying out said method: A method for determining the total leak rate of a system impinged upon by pressure and connected to a control apparatus comprising a valve battery with a test side and a reference side, the valve battery being controllable via a measuring unit, encompasses the following steps: filling the system and... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC
20090299661 - Method and system for minimising noise in arrays comprising pressure and pressure gradient sensors: The invention relates to a method of analyzing signals from an array of sensors, the array including one or more pressure sensor and one or more pressure-gradient sensor. The method includes combining data received from one or more pressure sensors and data from one or more of the pressure-gradient sensors,... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090299662 - Evaluation of an echo shape of filling level sensors: A transit-time fill-level measuring device for measuring the fill level of a filling material in a container is stated, in which transit-time fill-level measuring device information about the topography of the filling material surface is determined on the basis of the shape of a single echo curve of the receiving... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20090299663 - Diagnostic method for a ball bearing, in particular for an angular-contact ball bearing, a corresponding diagnostic system, and use of the diagnostic system: In a diagnostic method for at least one ball bearing, in particular for an angular-contact ball bearing for bearing a rapidly rotating spindle, mechanical vibration caused by the respective angular-contact ball bearing is acquired by at least one vibration sensor and outputted as a corresponding vibration signal. At least one... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen
20090299664 - Measurement based voltage stability monitoring and control: A measurement base voltage stability monitoring and control scheme having a means for measuring current and voltage phasors at a boundary bus of a load center; and an equivalent network having a fictitious bus with an aggregate load representative of all loads of the load center. The scheme further includes... Agent: Trego, Hines & Ladenheim, PLLC
20090299665 - Method for automatically detecting and characterizing spectral activity: The invention disclosed herein provides a computer implementable method for characterizing signals in a frequency domain spectrum where such signals may comprise a wideband signal while individually being of varied formats such as tones, analog modulation, digital modulation, etc. The invention employs statistical probability models where mean, standard deviation, histograms,... Agent: Air Force Research Laboratory Rij
20090299666 - Fourier transform-based phasor estimation method and apparatus capable of eliminating influence of exponentially decaying dc offsets: Disclosed herein is a Fourier transform-based phasor estimation method and apparatus capable of eliminating the S influence of exponentially decaying DC offsets. According to a Fourier transform-based phasor estimation method according to an embodiment of the present invention, an input signal is sampled, and samples of one-cycle data of the... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090299668 - Apc system and multivariate monitoring method for plasma process machine: An advance process control (APC) system for a plasma process machine is provided, which includes at least an optical emission spectroscopy (OES) system and an APC analysis apparatus. The OES system is used for monitoring a testing object in the plasma process machine. The APC analysis apparatus is used for... Agent: J C Patents
20090299667 - Qualifying data produced by an application carried out using a plurality of pluggable processing components: Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for qualifying data produced by an application carried out using a plurality of pluggable processing components. Qualifying data produced by the application includes: receiving, by an application manager, quality metrics for one of the pluggable processing components; determining, by the application manager, a component... Agent: Ibm (roc-blf)
20090299669 - Method of yield management for semiconductor manufacture and apparatus thereof: A method of yield management for semiconductor manufacture and an apparatus thereof are provided. The method includes the following steps. Defect data of a layer of a semiconductor wafer is obtained, wherein the defect data includes sizes and locations of defects with respect to the layer. A layout with respect... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley LLP
20090299670 - Process control device and process control method: A process control device includes: a determination unit reading device data generated by sensors provided at a process device and determining whether the process device is in a normal state or not; a correction value calculation unit calculating a correction value of a recipe by using measurement data generated by... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090299671 - Intelligent saturation control for compound specific optimization of mrm: Mass spectrometer parameters used to tune a mass spectrometer for multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) are determined from a single injection of a sample. Two or more precursor ion scans and a plurality of product ion scans for each precursor ion scan are performed from the injection. Each precursor ion scan... Agent: Kasha Law LLC
20090299672 - Methods and apparatus for non-invasive implantable pressure sensor calibration: An economical, repeatable, and non-invasive method and apparatus for the calibration of implantable pressure sensors that can minimize patient discomfort and risk of infection. In one embodiment, a calibration system for calibrating a first pressure sensor coupled to a management device and implanted into a human patient is provided. The... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20090299673 - Method of calibrating an actuator system for a variable nozzle of a turbocharger: A method for calibrating an actuator system for a turbocharger variable nozzle, the actuator system comprising an electronically controllable actuator coupled with a variable-geometry member of the nozzle and operable for causing movement thereof, and an electronic controller operable for controlling the actuator, the electronic controller having a memory for... Agent: Honeywell Turbo Technologies
20090299675 - Led control utilizing ambient light or signal quality: A system and method for controlling a light emitting device for an optical sensor based on signal quality and/or power consumption requirements. Drive current and/or integration time is controlled as a function of detected ambient light or signal quality. As the signal quality decreases the drive current or integration time... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090299674 - Optical distortion calibration for electro-optical sensors: Optical distortion calibration for an Electro-Optical sensor in a chamber eliminates calibration of the mirror controller and allows for calibration while the target is in motion across the FOV thus providing a more efficient and accurate calibration. A target pattern is projected through sensor optics with line of sight motion... Agent: Eric A. Gifford (raytheon Company)
20090299676 - Method of diagnosing system, method of operating aggregating system for system diagnosis, and aggregating system for system diagnosis: The invention provides a method of diagnosing a system, a method of operating an aggregating system for system diagnosis and an aggregating system for system diagnosis, which are effective for achieving comprehensive and effective system cost reduction. For a target system 1, at least two or more kinds of diagnoses... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090299677 - Circuit card assembly testing system for a missile and launcher test set: The invention generally relates to a circuit card assembly testing system for testing and troubleshooting new and failed circuit card assemblies. Specifically, circuit card assemblies that are part of a guided missile and launcher test set are tested using a board testing system (BTS), the preferred embodiment, to isolate faults... Agent: Navairwd Counsel Group
20090299678 - Method and apparatus for determining a product loading plan for a testing system: A method for determining a loading plan for a testing system includes determining demand quotas for a plurality of devices to be processed through the testing system. Each demand quota specifies a number of required devices and an associated performance specification. A bin classification distribution for devices processed through the... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson
20090299679 - Method of adaptively selecting chips for reducing in-line testing in a semiconductor manufacturing line: A method for identifying potentially defective integrated circuit chips and excluding them from future testing as wafers move through a manufacturing line The method includes data-collecting steps, tagging the chips on wafers identified as potentially bad chips based on information collected as the wafer moves down the fabrication line, evaluating... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Dept. 18g
20090299680 - System and method for message-queue-based server testing: A system for testing a banking transactions server. The system includes a storage medium storing a plurality a simulated banking transactions. The system also includes a script engine executing on a processor. The system also includes a plurality of templates useable by the script engine. The script engine tests a... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20090299681 - Methods and systems for generating information to be used for selecting values for one or more parameters of a detection algorithm: Methods and systems for generating information to be used for selecting values for parameter(s) of a detection algorithm are provided. One method includes without user intervention performing a scan of an area of a wafer using an inspection system and default values for parameter(s) of a detection algorithm to detect... Agent: Entropy Matters LLC
20090299682 - Surface temperature profile: Thermometric apparatus includes one or more temperature sensors, which are configured to provide respective temperature-dependent readings at two or more locations on a surface in a vicinity of a sub-surface heal source. A processing unit is configured to process the readings from the two or more locations so as to... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090299683 - Emitting and focusing apparatus, methods, and systems: Apparatus, methods, and systems provide emitting, field-adjusting, and focusing of electromagnetic energy. In some approaches the field-adjusting includes providing an extended depth of field greater than a nominal depth of field. In some approaches the field-adjusting includes field-adjusting with a transformation medium, where the transformation medium may include an artificially-structured... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090299685 - Method and device for position determination: A method and device for position determination, in which one or more application requests a positioning method selection device for positioning data. The positioning method selection device provides an application with positioning data using one or more positioning method in accordance with settings defined by the application and/or the user.... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20090299684 - Method for calibrating cameras installed on vehicle: A method for calibrating vehicle cameras is simplified by providing painted patterns on a road surface and by capturing those patterns by the cameras to be calibrated. According to a predefined positional relationship of the cameras with the painted patterns, captured images of the painted patterns are bird's-eye converted and... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090299686 - Pointing device and method for determining rotational angle of pointing device: The invention discloses a pointing device comprising a first sensing unit, a second sensing unit and a processing unit. The first sensing unit is utilized for sensing a first rotational angle of the pointing device relative to an absolute coordinate system. The second sensing unit is utilized for sensing a... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20090299688 - Method for determining a virtual tool center point: In order to determine a virtual sensor tool center point sensor TCP of a light section sensor, the invention provides that: the sensor TCP is placed in sufficient concordance with a point on a line on a surface a so-called feature of a reference part with a known location; a... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20090299687 - Reverse engineering disk inspection: A method of inspecting gas turbine engine rotor disks for reverse engineering includes establishing a plurality of datums for providing a local coordinate system, establishing rim face and primary rim slot data, manually verifying coordinate measuring machine probe indexing relative to probe locations on a rotor disk programming coordinate measuring... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20090299689 - Portable leveling table: An automatic table leveling system includes a linear accelerometer, a microcontroller, motor drivers, motors and lead screws. The microcontroller reads linear accelerometer sensor information which indicates the table top's attitude with respect to the gravity vector. Then the microcontroller sends signals to the motor drivers to cause the motors to... Agent: David Stubben
20090299690 - Scanner based optical inspection system: A method for measuring dimensions between selected points on a side of interest in objects selected for measurement by an optical measuring system comprising a flatbed scanner and a connected computer system through acquiring a reference image to provide corresponding image distance errors; and also acquiring a measurement object image.... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20090299691 - Mobile apparatus: According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a mobile apparatus including: a vibration sensor; an acquisition module configured to periodically acquire the number of vibration in a time period as a detected step count value; a first determination module configured to determine whether there is a possibility... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090299692 - Shape measuring apparatus and shape measuring method: A moving vector calculation unit calculates a moving vector M representing a quantity and a direction of movement of a probe on basis of a stylus displacement vector, a stylus displacement vector D, and a direction change angle θ of the stylus displacement vector D that is caused by a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090299693 - Laser system calibration: Disclosed is a method to determine behavior characteristics of one or more modules of a laser system. The method includes applying inputs to the one or more modules of the laser system, measuring outputs resulting from the application of the inputs, and determining an equation-based mathematical relationship relating the inputs... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20090299694 - Floating intelligent perimeter sensor system: A system, method, and floating intelligent perimeter sensor, provide protection for waterways and critical infrastructures. The system and method utilize one or more floating intelligent perimeter sensors to detect, and in some cases identify, hazardous materials associated with vessels in the waterways. The hazardous materials detected, and optionally identified, can... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20090299696 - Damage probability calculating apparatus, damage probability calculating method, maintenance method, and damage probability calculating program: A damage probability calculating apparatus for calculating a damage probability of a specific estimation target includes: a storage unit 1 that stores a damage rate function representing a relationship between a damage rate and time; a damage rate function correcting unit 3 that corrects the damage rate function on the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090299695 - System and method for advanced condition monitoring of an asset system: A method for advanced condition monitoring of an asset system includes sensing actual values of an operating condition for an operating regime of the asset system using at least one sensor; estimating sensed values of the operating condition by using an auto-associative neural network; determining a residual vector between the... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090299697 - System and method for trip event data acquisition and wind turbine incorporating same: A system and method is provided for acquiring operational data from a wind turbine and analyzing trip events. One or more data buffers can store operational data obtained from at least one control subsystem. A trip event detection system can be connected to the data buffers, and monitors for the... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20090299699 - Audio testing system and method: An audio testing system includes a computer and a mobile terminal. The computer includes a first audio recording and storing module, and a testing module. A first audio file is stored in the computer. The mobile terminal includes a second audio recording and storing module, and a second playing module.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090299698 - Co-resident software performance tracking: A method for determining the operating status of a proposed application configuration on a first client including receiving updates from a plurality of clients, each update including a client identification, a previous state indication, a current state indication, and an indication of the operating status of the current state. The... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Rochester Division
20090299700 - Sensor for a measuring point and method for testing a sensor for a measuring point: A two-part sensor composed of a sensor head and a sensor-head counterpart, testing is performed as to whether a correct sensor head is connected with the sensor-head counterpart.... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLCPrevious industry: Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location
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