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05/27/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100131202 - Apparatus and method for providing environmental predictive indicators to emergency response managers: A method of predicting weather-exacerbated threats, said method comprising inputting localized weather measurement data into a weather threat prediction system; predicting future localized weather conditions based on said localized weather measurement data combined with modeling from National Weather Service Data; inputting natural environment and infrastructure data into said weather threat... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20100131203 - Cloud water characterization system: A system and method for providing a statistical measure of the size of liquid water droplets in a cloud, as well as a system and method for the detection and/or measurement of the presence of a cloud, liquid water content in the cloud and ice water content in the cloud,... Agent: Arthur G. Schaier Carmody & Torrance LLP

20100131204 - Method for determining in-situ relationships between physical properties of a porous medium from a sample thereof: A method for determining in-situ relationships between physical properties of a porous medium from a sample thereof includes acquiring a three-dimensional image of the sample and segmenting the image into pixels representing pore space and pixels representing rock grain. A plurality of sub-volumes are selected from the segmented image, and... Agent: Richard A. Fagin

20100131205 - Method for identifying and analyzing faults/fractures using reflected and diffracted waves: A method for fault and fracture identification based on seismic data representing a geological section using dispersion properties of reflected and diffracted waves. The method includes scanning N parameters associated with the seismic data. The array includes the coordinate axes of the angle of emergence (β), the radius of curvature... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd

20100131206 - Identifying and generating olfactory cohorts based on olfactory sensor input: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating olfactory cohorts. Olfactory data is received from a set of chemical sensors. The olfactory data describes a set of olfactory patterns for an air sample. The olfactory data is processed to identify attributes of particles in the air sample... Agent: Stewart & Liu PLLC

20100131207 - Gas flux determination using airborne dial lidar and airborne wind measurement: A system for obtaining emission flux of a gas plume, emanating from a source, includes an airborne differential absorption lidar (DIAL) system for determining multiple concentration path length (CPL) values along a flight path; and an airborne wind measuring system (WMS) for determining a wind vector at the aircraft altitude.... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100131208 - Method for determining at least one parameter representative of at least one interaction along a longitudinal direction between a tyre for vehicle and the ground: A method of determining at least one parameter representative of at least one interaction along a longitudinal direction between a tyre and the ground, includes identifying a first parameter representative of a radial deformation of the tyre; determining a first and a second value of the first parameter in respective... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100131209 - Method of predicting the location of microbiologically influenced corrosion of underground items: A method of predicting the location of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) of underground items is disclosed. Soil criteria favorable for the growth of microbiological organisms involved with MIC are selected. Soil types are then selected that satisfy one or more of the selected soil criteria. Next, geographic areas are identified... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP

20100131210 - Method and system for non-destructive inspection of a colony of stress corrosion cracks: The invention relates to a method and inspection system for non-destructive inspection of a colony of stress corrosion cracks in a pipe or a vessel. The method comprises mapping the colony of stress corrosion cracks, identifying at least one individual crack to be sized within the colony, and sizing the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100131211 - Methods and systems for verifying sensor bond integrity and structures employing such systems: Methods and systems are disclosed for determining an amount of bond between a structure and sensor. A method may include performing a process associated with a sensor bonded to a structure and generating measured data in response to the process. The method may further include comparing the measured data to... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C./ Alliant Tech Systems

20100131212 - Method and device for providing air mass flow information in a supercharged internal combustion engine: A method for providing a characteristic quantity for a state of an air system of a supercharged internal combustion engine includes: detecting a characteristic quantity measured value as characteristic quantity information with the aid of a sensor; providing a characteristic quantity model, using which a characteristic quantity model value is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100131213 - Electronic pressure gauge for measuring pressure: The invention relates to an electronic pressure gauge for measuring the pressure (P) inside a container, particularly a pressurised gas cylinder, said pressure gauge (1) including: at least one pressure sensor (14); an electronic unit (44) designed to acquire, store and process data; and at least one information device (34)... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property

20100131215 - Insulation monitoring system & insulation detecting method for electric power supply system: An insulation detecting apparatus of the present invention comprises a voltage detecting means for detecting a voltage component of each of three phases, a zero-phase current transformer for detecting zero-phase leakage current flowing between the power line and ground, a leakage current detecting means for converting a leakage current component... Agent: Ipla P.A.

20100131214 - Method and apparatus for measuring transmission and reception in electronic devices: In a representative embodiment, an apparatus comprises a host subsystem comprising a user interface and configured to receive a plurality of parameters; and a processor comprising a hardware interface and configured calculate hardware states based on at least a subset of the plurality of parameters. The apparatus also comprises a... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20100131216 - Power curve of wind power plant for energy network: The invention relates to a method of determining a desired power curve for a wind power plant for use in connection with the subsequent design and positioning of the wind power plant (307), where the wind power plant is to be coupled as energy source to a power network comprising... Agent: Mollborn Patents, Inc.

20100131218 - Method of performance analysis for vrla battery: This invention discloses a method of performance analysis for VRLA battery which applies the method of using the float voltage dispersion ratio of the battery to evaluate the battery performance from a new perspective, and it is an online real-time test which applies several ways to evaluate the performance of... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100131217 - Vehicle power supply device and method of estimating state of charge of power storage device in vehicle power supply device: A vehicle power supply device includes a battery (B1 and B2), a charging device (a charger (6), booster converters (12A and 12B) and inverters (14, 22)) capable of performing an internal charging operation for performing charging with an electric power generated by a motor generator (MG1 and MG2) and an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100131219 - Digital compensator for power supply applications: In one embodiment, the system of these teachings includes a mixed signal state estimator, and average inductor current estimator, and duty cycle calculation.... Agent: Burns & Levinson LLP

20100131220 - Waveform display method and a signal measurement system implementing the same: A waveform display method is disclosed. The method includes determining the narrowest pulse in a waveform for display and determining an available pixel width for displaying the narrowest pulse in a first display portion if the entire waveform is to be displayed in the first display portion. The pixel width... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20100131221 - Method for determining quality parameter and the electronic apparatus using the same: The invention provides a method for determining quality parameter and the electronic apparatus using the same. The electronic apparatus includes a central processing unit (CPU) and a memory module. The method includes the following steps: performing a CPU overclocking process to obtain a highest operable CPU frequency; tuning a quality... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100131222 - Physical quantity measurement device: The physical quantity measurement device involves a terminal unit, a sensor, a storage unit, an output unit, a communication unit, a control unit, and a discriminating unit. The terminal unit has a power terminal, an output terminal, and a ground terminal. The communication unit uses the power terminal in order... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC

20100131223 - Information processing method, and recording medium and information processing apparatus therefor: An information processing method for evaluating a communication state of a device, includes: (a) obtaining communication data including content of communication between a plurality of devices; (b) creating a first test program on the basis of the content of communication included in the communication data obtained in (a), the first... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100131224 - Test method and program product used therefor: The testing method of the present invention for testing a plurality of devices under test connected to a test module includes (a) determining combinations of devices under test that can theoretically be measured simultaneously from among the combinations of the plurality of devices under test based on at least the... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100131226 - Plasma electron temperature measuring method and device: A laser beam with a wavelength capable of exciting atoms of helium in the metastable state is directed to a generated plasma, and atoms in the metastable state are excited. Absorption amount information representing the amount of laser beam absorbed is acquired, and the density of atoms of helium in... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100131225 - System and method for detecting thermographic anomalies: A thermographic analysis method and apparatus is provided. The method includes obtaining base-line and operational thermographic profiles of a subject area, calculating a difference profile from the base-line and operational thermographic profiles, and providing an indication from the difference profile. The indication may be also based on thermographic differences in... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20100131228 - Motion mode determination method and apparatus and storage media using the same: A motion mode determination apparatus is disclosed, including an inertial device, a frequency decomposition module, a characteristic value generator, a training module and a determination module. The inertial device collects at least a first motion signal corresponding to a first motion mode and at least a second motion signal corresponding... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100131227 - System and method of correlating the orientation of a tri-axial accelerometer: A system and method for analyzing a device that includes a mass configured for motion. The system includes a tri-axial accelerometer disposed to detect acceleration vectors of the device and to output three channels of acceleration data, and a user interface receiving the three channels of acceleration data. The user... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20100131229 - Dynamic observer for the estimation of vehicle lateral velocity: A system and method for estimating vehicle lateral velocity that defines a relationship between front and rear axle lateral forces and front and rear axle side-slip angles. The method includes providing measurements of vehicle yaw-rate, lateral acceleration, longitudinal speed, and steering angle. The method also includes using these measurements to... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100131230 - Method and system for monitoring parameters of an aircraft: According to the invention, the monitoring system comprises two laser anemometers and a selection logic device able to select, on the one hand, a value of the IAS air speed to be displayed on first display means and, on the other hand, another value of the IAS air speed to... Agent: J. Rodman Steele Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100131231 - Improvements relating to vehicle sensors: A method of identifying a faulty vehicle speed sensor on a vehicle comprises the steps of determining whether or not a wheel of a vehicle is rotating using an alternative sensor attached to that wheel, and in the event that the alternative sensor indicates that the wheel is rotating and... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20100131232 - Belt slip meter: A meter for measuring belt slip in a belt drive system having at least a belt trained about two rotating elements. The meter comprises: two sensor inputs, to receive a digital signal related to the speed of a said rotating element; an external input, to accept a command or value;... Agent: The Gates Corporation

20100131233 - Method and apparatus for driver hands off detection for vehicles with active front steering system: A system and method for detecting the absence of contact between the hands of a driver of a vehicle and a steering wheel of the vehicle that have particular application in ensuring the proper functioning of various components of the driver assist steering systems and maintaining driver attentiveness. The method... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100131234 - System and method for measuring and mapping a surface relative to a reference: A system and method for measuring the displacement of a surface relative to a base reference, as well as for mapping the displacement of the surface relative to the base reference. A laser scanner generates point cloud data in respect of a measure of the spatial orientation of a distal... Agent: Robert B. Reeser, Iii C/o Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100131235 - Work system and information processing method: In a work system which measures 3D information of a target object by a light-section method, high measurement precision is realized. The invention includes a robot arm, a hand position detection member which is arranged at the distal end portion of the robot arm, a slit laser projector which irradiates... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100131236 - Apparatus and method for measuring deflection of a printed circuit board: Deflection measuring apparatus and methods are used to prevent overstress of printed circuit boards (PCB) prior and during testing. They can be used to verify in a HALT, HASS of ESS testing protocol, if the PCB testing fixture and vibration testing setup would be likely to cause failure of PCB... Agent: Jean-claude Boudreau

20100131237 - Laser distance measuring grade rod: A grade rod for use in a laser distance measuring system which provides a measure of distance from the on grade position of an external laser receiver to a user-defined target point without requiring the use of a pole or rod to adjust the position of the external laser receiver... Agent: Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP

20100131239 - Method of controlling apparatus for delocalized bioliogical analysis: g

20100131238 - Systems and methods for control system verification and health assessment: A method of testing a component of a mobile platform without using an aircraft control system of the mobile platform, where the component forms a part of the aircraft control system. The method may involve using a test controller independent of the aircraft control system to initiate a test operation.... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC

20100131240 - Hierarchical approach for health aware electronic modules: A system and method for collecting and analyzing information from environmental occurrences that may have an adverse effect on electrical components in the vehicle. The information is passed up through a hierarchical structure to a higher level controller where the information can be used to detect the health of various... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100131241 - Enterprise wide system and methods for configuring, diagnosing, and updating appliances: A system and methods to provide appliance field support personnel with a tool that, together with proper interface modules, simplifies the execution of diagnostic procedures and provides an easy way to configure, reconfigure, or update electronic boards in the home on a client side of an enterprise wide system. The... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20100131242 - Monitoring system with dynamically configurable non-interfering signal processing: A monitoring system with dynamically configurable non-interfering signal processing is disclosed. In one aspect, data relating to the management of the operation of a machine and data relating to the safety protection of the machine are combined in a non-interfering manner.... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100131243 - Apparatus for measuring distortion power quality index and method of operating the apparatus: A method of measuring a power quality index, including: measuring a total current waveform of an ingress from a customer, and a current waveform and a voltage waveform of each of at least one load installed at the customer; computing a load composition (LC) of the customer using the total... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

05/20/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100125416 - Blood based methods for assessing adolescent depression in a subject: The present invention provides blood based methods for assessing adolescent depression in a subject.... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100125417 - Food content detector: A system may include utensil means for portioning a foodstuff into a first portion and a second portion, a means for detecting a first portion size for the first portion with the utensil means, a means for detecting a second portion size for the second portion with the utensil means,... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100125418 - Food content detector: A system may include utensil means for portioning a foodstuff into a first portion and a second portion, a means for detecting a first portion size for the first portion with the utensil means, a means for detecting a second portion size for the second portion with the utensil means,... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100125419 - Food content detector: A system may include utensil means for portioning a foodstuff into a first portion and a second portion, a means for detecting a first portion size for the first portion with the utensil means, a means for detecting a second portion size for the second portion with the utensil means,... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100125420 - Food content detector: A system may include utensil means for portioning a foodstuff into a first portion and a second portion, a means for detecting a first portion size for the first portion with the utensil means, a means for detecting a second portion size for the second portion with the utensil means,... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100125421 - System and method for determining a dosage for a treatment: An system and method for allowing the real-time diagnostics of various genotype-related treatments while allowing for the changing of demographic data such as a person's age, weight, etc. Various embodiments and methods of new processes include the assembly and association of genetic material samples, the preparation of microarrays with representative... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20100125422 - Method for qualifying the variability of an effluent composition: The invention relates to a method of qualifying the variability of the composition of an effluent, in which method a series of measurements is effected over time of at least one first and one second parameter of the effluent. The invention is characterized in that, in each time step, first... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100125423 - Control device, control method, and program: A control device includes a force detector configured to detect a force in a normal direction and a force in a shearing direction of fingertips of a robot hand device respectively as a normal force and a shearing force, and an object detector configured to calculate a friction coefficient using... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100125424 - Dual-mode mass flow verification and mass flow delivery system and method: A system performs mass flow delivery of a fluid, and also performs mass flow verification of the fluid. The system includes an inlet valve that controls flow of the fluid into a chamber, an outlet valve that controls flow of the fluid out of the chamber, a pressure transducer that... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100125425 - Method and system for detection and compensation of a rapid temperature change on a pressure measurement cell: The invention is a method and system for detection and compensation of a rapid change in temperature on a pressure measurement cell, in which a measurement signal proportional to the deflection of a diaphragm is generated by means of a sensor. A reference signal proportional to the deflection of the... Agent: Lackenbach Siegel, LLP

20100125426 - High temperature transducer using soi electronics: There is disclosed a high temperature pressure sensing system which includes a SOI Wheatstone bridge including piezoresistors. The bridge provides an output which is applied to an analog to digital converter also fabricated using SOI technology. The output of the analog to digital converter is applied to microprocessor, which microprocessor... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza

20100125427 - Field device with separated memory areas: A field device for measuring a filling level, a pressure or a density of a medium in a container includes data memory with two memory areas that are separated from one another. First data for safety-critical program modules is stored in the first memory area. Second data for safety-uncritical program... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100125428 - System and method for detecting and measuring vibration in an industrial roll: A system for determining the source of vibration of a nipped roll assembly includes: a first substantially cylindrical roll; a mating structure positioned relative to the first roll to form a nip therewith; a plurality of annular nip condition sensor units mounted on the first roll; each of the annular... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100125429 - Automatic word line leakage measurement circuitry: The present invention is a circuit and method for measuring leakage on the plurality of word lines in a memory device. In one embodiment, a memory device may include a leakage measurement circuit that is coupled to a plurality of word lines of the memory device. The leakage measurement circuit... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100125430 - Analog angle sensor accuracy correction program correction method recording medium and servo driver: A sensor accuracy adjustment program for an analog angle sensor used in an AC servomotor control. A step (S3) of applying an adjustment value update processing to adjustment values in adjustment areas in an adjustment table depending on the result of the comparison of the value of a command rate... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100125431 - Compact test circuit and integrated circuit having the same: A compact test circuit prevents a chip area increase by reducing the number of global lines, i.e., transmission paths of test mode item signals. The test circuit is capable of reducing a test time by performing several tests in parallel through one test mode item signal. The test circuit includes... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC

20100125432 - Measurement apparatus, measurement method, computer, program, and exposure apparatus: A measurement apparatus includes an interferometer, and a computer configured to calculate a phase distribution and an amplitude distribution by Fourier-transforming a first interference signal detected by the photoelectric conversion element of the interferometer, to correct the phase distribution using a correction-use phase difference distribution, to calculate a second interference... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100125433 - Contact center routing using characteristic mapping: An apparatus for selecting contact center resources is provided. The apparatus includes a memory and a processor in communication with the memory. The memory includes computer code executable with the processor. The computer code is configured to obtain one or more user characteristics; map a user point on a spatial... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100125434 - Computer-implemented methods for evaluating, summarizing and presenting data on stability of drug substances and drug products and software-modified computers for such methods: Computer-implemented methods for statistical analysis and summarization of a stability study on a pharmaceutical product using of a macro integrated into statistical analysis software. The method includes inputting and summarizing data observed for a stability study on a pharmaceutical product, statistically analyzing the data, including using at least one regression... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20100125435 - Power converter remaining life estimation: Subject matter disclosed herein may relate to monitoring and/or estimating remaining life for a power converter.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP

20100125436 - Identifying deterministic performance boost capability of a computer system: A benchmark tester retrieves a voltage margin that corresponds to a device that a system includes. The voltage margin indicates an additional amount of voltage to apply to a nominal voltage that, when added, results in the device operating at a power limit while executing a worst-case power workload. Next,... Agent: Ibm Corporation- Austin (jvl) C/o Van Leeuwen & Van Leeuwen

20100125437 - Distributed sample survey technique for data flow reduction in sensor networks: In one embodiment, a clustering device may determine one or more sensor clusters having a plurality of sensor devices that report similar data of a same data type in a sensor network. Accordingly, the clustering device may select a subset of the sensor devices in each respective sensor cluster as... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20100125438 - Method of scanning, analyzing and identifying electro magnetic field sources: A method for determining the energy level of an electromagnetic field (EMF) received from an EMF source (EMFS) and for identifying the EMFS is provided, the method comprising: receiving an EMF signal, separating the EMF signal into EMF sub-signals; determining, when possible, the energy level of EMF sub-signals; identify, when... Agent: Mautech Inc. Attn.: Intellectual Property Department

20100125439 - Method of deep resistivity transient measurement while drilling: A transient electromagnetic signal is recorded in an earth formation in the presence of a pipe having a finite conductivity. A portion of the signal dominated by the pipe signal is analyzed to determine a functional representation, extrapolated back to a time interval where the formation signal is present and... Agent: Madan & Sriram, P.C.

05/13/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100121578 - Data analysis system for determining coating conditions of a buried pipeline: A data analysis program operable for displaying at least one representation of a buried pipeline in a geographical area and associated on-pipe current values at various locations along the pipeline. The data analysis program is storable in a memory device and executable by a processor to generate a display on... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20100121580 - Method of estimating physical parameters of a geological formation: A well passing through a geological formation is fitted with a tube, open at its bottom end, that is filled with a fluid. Another fluid is in the annular space between the tube and the wall of the well, the two fluids exhibiting an interface situated in the annular space.... Agent: Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd.

20100121579 - Processing measurement data that involves computing a derivative of the measurement data that represents a subterranean structure: To process measurement data representing a subterranean structure, a derivative of the measurement data collected by at least one survey receiver is computed, with respect to frequency. A response representing the subterranean structure is then computed based on the derivative of the measurement data, where the response contains an air-wave... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C. Kevin Mcenaney

20100121581 - Administering a therapeutic agent with more than one taggant: A system may include a means for administering a therapeutic agent to a subject; a means for administering a first pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant to the subject at least substantially concurrent with the therapeutic agent, the first pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant having a pharmacokinetic profile; and a means for administering a second pharmaceutically-acceptable taggant... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100121582 - Methods for accurate sequence data and modified base position determination: Disclosed herein are methods of determining the sequence and/or positions of modified bases in a nucleic acid sample present in a circular molecule with a nucleic acid insert of known sequence comprising obtaining sequence data of at least two insert-sample units. In some embodiments, the methods comprise obtaining sequence data... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100121583 - Method for measurement of in-situ viscosity: A method for measuring in-situ the viscosity of a fluid within a vessel using an apparatus using a motor driven impeller paddle immersed in the fluid. A chemical or biological agent is added to the fluid. The impeller paddle is rotated and the rotational positions of impeller drive shaft and... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20100121584 - Method and apparatus for ultrasonic characterization of scale-dependent bulk material heterogeneities: Methods and apparatuses are provided for detecting and characterizing heterogeneities within a bulk material that exhibit scale-dependent uniformity represented by locally representative volume elements (LRVEs). The invention is particularly useful in the characterization of local variations of crystallographic texture of metals and alloys, including metallurgical Ti alloys. The invention consists... Agent: National Research Council Of Canada

20100121585 - Systems and methods for locating defective components of a circuit: According to exemplary methods and systems of the present principles, the location of defective field repairable units (FRUS) of a circuit that have varying sizes or varying numbers of scan cells may be identified by employing tiles including scan cells from different FRUS. A set of test patterns may be... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.

20100121586 - unbalance power of an electrical facility or system, along with the device for its calibration: c

20100121589 - Apparatus and method for implementing application using solar battery charging of portable terminal: An apparatus and method for implementing an application using solar battery charging of a portable terminal are provided. The method includes determining the accumulated charging time of the solar battery, extracting an image corresponding to the determined accumulated charging time of the solar battery from a storage unit, and displaying... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20100121588 - Apparatus, system, and method for improving the accuracy of state of health/state of charge battery measurements using data accumulation: A method, system, and computer network for improving the accuracy of state of health/state of charge calculations of a battery product utilizing a battery tracking network communicating with a battery product, providing for the collection and recording of data from the operational environment of the battery product. Transmitting the collected... Agent: Tangent Law Group

20100121587 - Health management of rechargeable batteries: Systems and methods for health management of rechargeable batteries are disclosed. In one embodiment, a rechargeable battery system includes a rechargeable battery, and a battery health management unit operatively coupled to the rechargeable battery and including a state of health module configured to estimate a battery health by receiving battery-related... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20100121591 - Method and apparatus that detects state of charge (soc) of a battery: A method and apparatus for estimating a state of charge of a battery. The method may include generating one or more curves which expresses the a priori relationship between a first parameter and a state of charge (SOC) of a battery over a region of interest, taking a derivative of... Agent: Prass LLP

20100121592 - Method for determining the actual amount of energy available in an energy storage module: The amount of energy actually available in an energy storage module having a plurality of individual storage elements connected in series is determined. An upper and/or a lower limit voltage for the energy storage module is determined dynamically. During a charging operation of the energy storage module, in the event... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100121590 - Travel support system, method, and program: A travel support system for a vehicle includes: a required power amount obtaining unit determining a required power amount in a rechargeable battery required for travel of a predetermined section of a route; a remaining power amount obtaining unit determining a remaining power amount as the amount of power currently... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100121593 - In-situ characterization of a solid-state light source: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system for in-situ characterization of a solid-state light. First, a voltage and a current of the solid-state light source are monitored. Then, the health of the solid-state light source is characterized based on an analysis of the monitored voltage and current.... Agent: Pvf -- Sun Microsystems Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20100121594 - Method and system for estimation of source impedence on electrical distribution lines: A device and method for dynamically determining an impedance of a network is disclosed. The device includes at least a processing system for measuring a network voltage and network current when said network is determined to be in a first state, measuring a network voltage when said network is determined... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100121595 - Virtual probing: A method and apparatus for generating one or more transfer functions for converting waveforms. The method comprises the steps of determining a system description, representative of a circuit, comprising a plurality of system components, each system component comprising at least one component characteristic, the system description further comprising at least... Agent: Lecroy Corporation

20100121596 - Methods and systems for frequency estimation for accelerometers: Methods and systems for improving frequency estimation without increasing digital counter resolution. An example system mixes and filters a known carrier signal with the signal containing the frequency of interest, in order to bring the frequency domain image closer to baseband, and then performs the frequency estimation. This allows much... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services

20100121597 - Method for determining time differences between signals measured by at least two coupled measuring devices and measurement system and corresponding switching device: The invention relates to a method and to a switching device (4) and a measurement system (1). In the method according to the invention for determining time differences between measurement signals measured by at least two couple measurement devices (2, 3), a time basis signal is first generated for the... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100121598 - Capturing system interactions: A computer-implemented method for capturing interactions in a system is disclosed. The method includes receiving a selection of a first component of the system and receiving a selection of a second component of the system. The method further includes receiving a selection of an interaction between the first component and... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.

20100121599 - Auto-calibration of orientation sensing systems: An electronic device has an orientation sensing system for determining an orientation of the device. The system comprises a magnetometer and an accelero meter. The system further has calibration means to calibrate the sensing system for operational use. The accelerometer supplies measurements used to constrain a range of possible directions... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100121600 - Method and device for checking a pressure sensor of a fuel injector system: A method for checking a pressure sensor of a fuel injection system, especially of a motor vehicle, the fuel injector system having a pressure reservoir to which the pressure sensor and an injector are assigned; in the method, a fuel quantity being injected under a pressure by the injector, wherein... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100121601 - Method and system for estimation of inertial sensor errors in remote inertial measurement unit: A method and system for estimation of inertial sensor errors is provided. The method includes receiving first inertial output data from a master inertial measurement unit (IMU) mounted on a host platform, with the first inertial output data comprising a change in velocity (delta V) and a change in angle... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services

20100121602 - Sensor network calibration: The invention concerns a method for determining a calibration value indicating the extent of loss of calibration of a group of three or more sensors in a sensor network, the method involving receiving a plurality of data values captured over a period of time by each of the sensors, determining... Agent: Vedder Price PC

20100121603 - Method and system for fall-onset detection: A method and system for fall-onset detection is provided. The method includes the steps of monitoring acceleration at the thigh of a person; monitoring acceleration at the waist of the person; monitoring orientation of the thigh of the person; and detecting the fall-onset if the orientation of the thigh exceeds... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100121604 - Apparatus and method for identifying the absolute rotation of a rotating imaging system: A rotating imaging system has a rotating portion, an idler, at least one sensor, a tilt sensor and a processor. The rotating portion has a diameter and rotates about a central axis. The idler rotates about an axis parallel to the central axis, and has a second diameter that is... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100121605 - Storage medium having step count calculation program stored therein, step count calculation apparatus, and step count calculation system: By repeatedly obtaining acceleration data, a gravity direction acceleration acting in a gravity direction of a housing and a horizontal direction acceleration acting in a horizontal direction perpendicular to the gravity direction are calculated. By using a first coefficient, a first step count in accordance with a change in the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20100121606 - Measuring of geometrical parameters for a wind turbine blade: This invention relates to methods for measuring geometrical parameters of a wind turbine blade, the method comprising placing a surveying instrument with a view to the root of the blade and measuring the blade. Methods are described for measuring parameters such as the blade length, the blade bending, the twist... Agent: Mollborn Patents, Inc.

20100121607 - Optical measurement apparatus, spectroscopic ellipsometer, recording medium, and measurement method: An optical measurement apparatus includes: a storage processing part storing into a storage part a plurality of main reference positions where measurement is to be performed and at least one movement value relative to each main reference position; a main measuring part moving a measurement position to one of the... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20100121608 - Method and apparatus for setting a detection threshold given a desired false probability: A method and apparatus are described for determining a threshold, including selecting a desired false result probability, and selecting a threshold value from a threshold table corresponding to the desired false result probability. Also described are a method and apparatus for determining a threshold corresponding to a desired false result... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

20100121609 - Method and system for diagnostics of apparatus: Proposed is a method, implemented in software, for estimating fault state of an apparatus outfitted with sensors. At each execution period the method processes sensor data from the apparatus to obtain a set of parity parameters, which are further used for estimating fault state. The estimation method formulates a convex... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100121610 - Digital filtering system, method, and program thereof: A digital filtering system, method, and program thereof are described. In the system, firstly a sensor obtains an analog physiological signal, a quantizing module transforms the physiological signal to a digitalized frequency domain signal, and then a specification parameter module obtains a feature model satisfying the frequency domain signal by... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

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20100114492 - System and method for measuring resistivity parameters of an earth formation: Disclosed herein is a method of measuring a resistivity parameter of an earth formation. The method includes: applying a first electric measurement current including a first series of pulses to a first electrode and inducing a first formation current in the earth formation; applying a second electric measurement current including... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated

20100114493 - System, program product, and method for drilling rig activity accounting and visualization: A system to monitor drilling rig activity and to provide and manage drilling rig information, program product, and associated methods are provided. The system can include a communication network, a drilling rig information management server, a database accessible to the processor of the server, and drilling rig information management program... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20100114494 - Estimation of propagation angles of seismic waves in geology with application to determination of propagation velocity and angle-domain imaging: The invention relates to methods and computer-readable medium to implement computing the propagation velocity of seismic waves in the earth. The invention computes the true propagation velocity of seismic waves in the earth, which is a condition of obtaining an accurate image of subsurface geology that can be used to... Agent: Robert Moll

20100114495 - Seismic image filtering machine to generate a filtered seismic image, program products, and related methods: Seismic image filtering machines, systems, program products, and computer implemented methods are provided to generate a filtered seismic image responsive to filtered seismic image data generated by attenuating coherent seismic noise from surface waves of an unfiltered wavefield constructed from unfiltered seismic image data through a single downward extrapolation of... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

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20100114496 - Compositions and methods for surface abrasion with frozen particles: Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100114497 - Compositions and methods for therapeutic delivery with frozen particles: Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100114498 - Method for determining isotopic clusters and monoisotopic masses of polypeptides on mass spectra of complex polypeptide mixtures and computer-readable medium thereof: Disclosed herein is a method of finding an isotopic cluster in a polypeptide and determining the monoisotopic mass of the cluster. The method comprises an algorithm for finding an isotopic cluster based on a probabilistic model, defined by each of peaks in the isotopic cluster, and determining the monoisotopic mass... Agent: Kang Intellectual Property Law, LLC

20100114499 - System and method for processing raw activity energy expenditure data: According to one embodiment, a method is provided for calculating, by an activity monitor comprising one accelerometer, a raw activity energy expenditure data based on movement by a user. The method includes determining if the raw activity energy expenditure data is associated with a high intensity physical activity, wherein the... Agent: Patent Capital Group

20100114501 - Sample measuring apparatus, reagent information displaying method and computer program product: The present invention is to present a sample measuring apparatus, comprising: a reagent holder for holding plural kinds of reagents; a measurement unit for measuring a measurement sample, prepared from a sample and plural kinds of reagents held by the reagent holder, for a predetermined measurement item; a display; and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100114503 - Structural health monitoring system having memory on structure: Storage of information, such as baseline information and structure ID, in a memory that is mounted on the structure, rather than inside the diagnosis hardware. This allows for faster and more convenient information retrieval. In particular, this approach allows for a more modular system in which different diagnosis hardware or... Agent: Innovation Counsel LLP

20100114502 - System and method for article monitoring: A system for monitoring a condition of an article comprises a controller; at least one sensor for detecting a characteristic of the article; a signal processor for processing signals from the at least one sensor; a feature extractor that can extract at least one of a range of article conditions... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick

20100114504 - Process for contact-free determination of forces and/or torque acting on a hollow-cylindrical body as well as a measurement arrangement for implementing the process: A method and a device for contactless determination of forces and/or moments acting on a hollow cylindrical body (12), in which via a light source (20; 38; 40), light radiation is produced within the hollow cylindrical body (12); measurement signals are recorded by an optoelectronic sensor (22; 34); the measurement... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100114505 - Methods, program products, and systems for estimating the stress-strain relationship of a toughened structural adhesive polymer: Methods, program products, and computer systems for estimating a stress of a toughened structural adhesive polymer are provided. One method comprises selecting a strain, a strain rate, a temperature, or a combination thereof at which the stress is to be estimated. A value of a strain-hardening stress of the toughened... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100114506 - Method and apparatus for determining capillary pressures in a three phase fluid reservoir: t

20100114507 - Method for gravimetric volume determination: A method of gravimetric volume determination is described in which a load cell can be calibrated either outside of an analytic analyzer for gravimetric calibration of said analyzer, or in a fully automated manner inside said analyzer.... Agent: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. Patent Law Department

20100114508 - Device and method for testing a circuit: A device and a method. The device includes: (i) a processor, connected to the receiver, (ii) an interface adapted to receive a test vector and to output a test response, the test vector includes a first group of signals that include idle signals and at least one information frame and... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20100114509 - Method for processing data pertaining to an activity of partial electrical discharges: A method for measuring and processing data pertaining to an activity of partial electrical discharges taking place in a three-phase electric machine (1) powered with square wave voltage, said data comprising a plurality of discharge signals and a plurality of sets of three values (eu, ev, ew) of power supply... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100114511 - Battery monitor: A circuit tracks the total amount of time that a host device has spent in its high power “activated” state (an optionally idle and hibernate states) and thereby can estimate the total power consumed by the tag. A remote device can query the state of a counter storing a value... Agent: The Caldwell Firm, LLC

20100114510 - Methods and apparatus for monitoring battery charge depletion: A system and method of monitoring the amount of charge consumed from a battery powering a device, e.g., an implantable medical device, operable in at least first and second current drain states are disclosed. In each drain state, a current-sensing resistance correlated to the drain state is connected with the... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100114512 - System and method for remote monitoring of battery condition: A battery monitoring system may be configured to interface with a first battery monitoring unit and a second battery monitoring unit. The first battery monitoring unit may be configured to output data in a first format. The second battery monitoring unit may be configured to output data in a second... Agent: Howrey LLP - East

20100114513 - Estimating minimum voltage of fuel cells: A method of estimating minimum voltage of fuel cells, and a product using same.... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20100114514 - Detecting chemical and biological impurities by nano-structure based spectral sensing: A method is disclosed for providing quality assurance in an industrial process. The method includes obtaining a manufacturing material from the industrial process, allowing the manufacturing material to contact with a nano-scale surface, which allows the harmful substance to adsorb to the nano-scale surface. The method also includes obtaining a... Agent: Xin Wen

20100114515 - Calibration process management system and data structure: A method for calibration process management of a calibration testing unit and a plurality of units under test, comprising configuring a user interface in communication with a calibration process management software system, configuring a communications link in communication with the software system, the software system capable of communicating with the... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC

20100114516 - Method and apparatus for time synchronization of events for multiple instruments: A measurement system including a plurality of test and measurement instruments; and a hub coupled to each of the test and measurement instruments. Each of the test and measurement instruments is configured to trigger an acquisition in response to a hub event received from the hub. Acquisitions can be triggered... Agent: Thomas F. Lenihan Tektronix, Inc.

20100114517 - Method and system for orientation sensing: An orientation sensing system uses an algorithm that iteratively improves an estimate of the body attitude. In each iteration, an error vector is generated that represents the difference between the actually measured sensor signals on the one hand, and a model-based prediction of these sensor signals, given the attitude estimate... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100114518 - Encoder signal analysis system for high-resolution position measurement: An apparatus and method for identifying the position of a magnetic shaft are provided. N field sensors are adjacently positioned at fixed locations relative to the shaft's periodic field, corresponding to 180/N relative phase shifts. A table provides N>2 predetermined signal models and a pre-identified position associated with each. An... Agent: Phillips Lytle LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100114519 - Method and apparatus for identifying gaps between parts: A method, apparatus, and computer program product for identifying gaps. A grid of points is generated on a first surface. The grid of points is associated with a point for a first part associated with a second part in a model. A line segment is formed from the first surface... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20100114520 - Test apparatus, test method, program, and recording medium reducing the influence of variations: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test, including a vector expanding section that sequentially generates a plurality of test vectors; a predicting section that calculates a predicted value for each test vector by simulating an operation of the device under test, the predicted value indicating a... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100114522 - Photolithography systems and associated alignment correction methods: Several embodiments of photolithography systems and associated methods of alignment correction are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method for correcting alignment errors in a photolithography system includes detecting a first alignment error at a first location of a first microelectronic substrate and a second alignment error at a second... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100114521 - Variable shaft sizing for measurement targets: A measurement targeting apparatus comprises a target body, a vessel with a channel, a fluid located within the channel in the vessel, and a pressurization system. The target body is selected from one of a photogrammetry target, a theodolite target, a construction ball, a touch probe target, a coordinating measurement... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20100114524 - Rotation angle detection apparatus: A rotation angle detection apparatus has angle detection means that has detection circuits each including a detection element part having a coil and a resistor and that also has inductance changing means that changes the inductance of the coil in accordance with the rotation of a rotation measurement target. The... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100114523 - Steering wheel position sensor: A position sensor assembly for determining the absolute angular position of a motor vehicle steering wheel includes a housing, an input gear driven by a rotary input, and a pickup gear coupled to the input gear. A cam having a spiroidal profile is generated about the rotational axis of the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20100114525 - Method for determining the clearance and/or mismatch of an opening for a vehicle without referencing the opening: and a phase to take into account the measured clearance and/or misalignment values and the law of variation so as to determine the true values of clearance and/or misalignment at the different inspection points corresponding to the door in its reference closed position.... Agent: Clark & Brody

20100114526 - Frequency estimation of rare events by adaptive thresholding: A method and system for estimating a magnitude of extremely rare events upon receiving a complete data sample and a specific exceedance probability are described. A distribution is chosen for a complete data sample. An optimal subsample fitted to the distribution is obtained. The optimal subsample is a largest acceptable... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100114527 - Probabilistic methods and apparatus to determine the state of a media device: Probabilistic methods and apparatus to determine the state of a media device are described. An example method to determine the state of a media device includes processing a first output signal from a first sensor measuring a first property of the media device to generate a first parameter value and... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20100114528 - System and method for well surveillance and management: A method and system is provided for managing well assets. The method includes the steps of determining “first tier” statuses corresponding to pre-defined well attributes, mapping the first tier statuses to one or more well performance classifications, determining “second tier” statuses corresponding to the well classifications, and combining the second... Agent: Chevron Corporation

20100114529 - Dsl diagnosis expert system and method: The present invention relates to diagnostic analysis of DSL circuits. In particular, it relates to methods and devices that use a rule base and automated test initiation, with excellent reduction in test technician involvement in trouble shooting, reduced truck rolls and more accurate identification of probably causes of customer complaints.... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

20100114530 - Transfer of a component with effect on the safety function from the safety-relevant area: An electronic module for level measurements, pressure measurements or density measurements is disclosed. In the module, a safety-relevant function is transferred into an area that is categorized as safety-uncritical. In order to prevent malfunctions, a diagnostic function is performed in the safety-critical area of the electronic module in order to... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100114531 - Evaluating service level agreement violations: A technique for evaluating service level agreement (SLA) violations occurring in a computing system with agreed-upon model for exemptions is provided. The technique includes storing in a memory a model of the SLA and identifying occurrence of an SLA violation in a computing system that is providing services under the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100114533 - Method and apparatus for exploring by wave propagation: A method of exploring by wave propagation, in which method an incident wave is emitted a plurality of times towards the same target zone (r0) in a diffusing medium, and then the backscattered signals generated by the waves are averaged.... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100114532 - Weighted spectrographic monitoring of a substrate during processing: A substrate having an outermost layer undergoing polishing and at least one underlying layer is irradiated with light. A sequence of current spectra is obtained with an in-situ optical monitoring system, a current spectrum from the sequence of current spectra being a spectrum of the light reflected from the substrate,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100114534 - Constant current power source electronics for a sensor: An apparatus comprises a sensor and a circuit. The sensor is capable of generating a signal in response to detecting a stimulus. The circuit is capable of powering the sensor and providing multiple other capabilities including signal conditioning, non-signal related noise cancellation, and signal transmission using a constant current source... Agent: Duke W. Yee

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