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Data processing: measuring, calibrating, or testing June invention type 06/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100161226 - System and method for gravity measurement in a subterranean environment: A technique facilitates the collection of improved gravitational acceleration measurements and enables use of those measurements in analyzing environmental characteristics of a subterranean region. In one embodiment, a downhole tool is constructed with a gravimeter having a quantum source and an associated detector. The quantum source and detector use a... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20100161227 - Method and apparatus for recording and using down hole sensor and diagnostic events in measurement while drilling: A method and apparatus for providing a downhole measurement-while-drilling (MWD) tool with diagnostic capability by including one or more printed circuit boards to the tool with firmware processors that internally record significant system diagnostic events that can be time correlated with known tool operational problems. The concept includes firmware protocol... Agent: Michael A. Ervin (m. A. Ervin & Associates)
20100161228 - Method for estimating formation dip using combined multiaxial induction and formation image measurements: A method for determining dip of rock formations penetrated by a wellbore using multiaxial induction measurements and imaging measurements made from within the wellbore includes estimating dip from the multiaxial induction measurements. Dip is also estimated from the imaging measurements. The dip is determined by combining the induction and imaging... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20100161229 - Apparatus and methods for gas volume retained coring: An apparatus for use in a wellbore may include a tool having a first section configured to receive a core and a second section configured to collect a gas escaping from the core. The apparatus may also include a sensor associated to provide signals relating to a property of gas.... Agent: Madan & Sriram, P.C.
20100161230 - Method for predicting differences in subsurface conditions: A method for predicting differences in subsurface conditions useful in 4D applications. In an example embodiment of the method, at least one layer is defined in a data volume representing a first subsurface condition such as shale volume fraction (104). An exhaustive search methodology is then performed over a second... Agent: Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company
20100161231 - Earthquake, ground water, mine, oil, space detection system: This system is based on the measurement of the electrical and magnetic waves emitted by the system which is being measured. Geological faults, ground waters, mines, treasures, oil reservoirs are detected by this system. Earthquakes are predicted. Artificial earthquake waves are triggered. The system is used as radar. Currents of... Agent: Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC
20100161232 - Method for geophysical and geological interpretation of seismic volumes using chronological panning: A computer-implemented method is provided for searching and analyzing a seismic data volume acquired in a seismic survey to determine potential for hydrocarbon accumulations in an associated subsurface region. Surfaces describing the seismic data volume are obtained. The surfaces are enumerated. At least one enumerated surface is selected. The at... Agent: Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company
20100161233 - Time reverse reservoir localization: A method and system for processing synchronous array seismic data includes acquiring synchronous passive seismic data from a plurality of sensors to obtain synchronized array measurements. A reverse-time data process is applied to the synchronized array measurements to obtain a plurality of dynamic particle parameters associated with subsurface locations. These... Agent: Spectraseis Ag
20100161234 - Time reverse reservoir localization: A method and system for processing synchronous array seismic data includes acquiring synchronous passive seismic data from a plurality of sensors to obtain synchronized array measurements. A reverse-time data process is applied to the synchronized array measurements to obtain a plurality of dynamic particle parameters associated with subsurface locations. These... Agent: Spectraseis Ag
20100161235 - Imaging of multishot seismic data: We here disclose methods of imaging multishot data without decoding. The end products of seismic data acquisition and processing are images of the subsurface. When seismic data are acquired based on the concept of multishooting (i.e., several seismic sources are exploited simultaneously or near simultaneously and the resulting pressure changes... Agent: Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC
20100161238 - Method and system for detecting peptide peaks in hplc-ms signals: The present invention relates to a method, a computer tool and a system for detecting peptide peaks in measurement signals (11) generated by HPLC-MS instruments. The method comprises the steps of: providing an intensity column vector (SIC) representative of the elution values at a specific mass value (m/z) of the... Agent: King & Spalding
20100161237 - Method and system for genotyping samples in a normalized allelic space: Aspects of the present invention describe an apparatus and method for generating genotype calls for a sample. The genotyping initially models allelic signal response into an allelic model having one or more model parameters for an identified one or more sources of systematic variation. The model and parameters are then... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation C/o Intellevate
20100161236 - Pattern recognition and filtering in a therapy management system: A method of diabetes analysis includes receiving a plurality of glucose level readings for a user. A common event occurrence in at least two of the glucose level readings is determined. The at least two glucose level readings from the common event occurrence onwards in time for a time period... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.
20100161239 - Quantitative prediction method: The present invention concerns methods and systems for analysis of drug resistance in HIV-1. More specifically, the invention provides methods for predicting drug resistance by correlating genotypic information with phenotypic profiles. The methods allow the identification of primary and secondary resistance-associated mutations for new and existing drugs and for calculating... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP/ Johnson & Johnson
20100161241 - System and process for controlling a person: e
20100161240 - Test strip and device for measuring sample properties and system incorporating the same: A test strip for use in measuring sample properties, a device for use with the test strip, and a system incorporating the same. The test strip includes a sample receiving portion and a plurality of electrodes extending along an electrode plane and intersecting with the sample receiving portion. The test... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP
20100161242 - Exhaust gas sensing system and method for determining concentrations of exhaust gas constituents: An exhaust gas sensing system and a method for determining concentrations of exhaust gas constituents are provided. The exhaust gas sensing system includes a NH3 sensing cell, a NO2 sensing cell, a NOx pumping cell, and a current sensor that detects an electrical current flowing through the NOx pumping cell.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100161243 - Sample analysis system, reagent preparation device, and sample treating device: A sample analysis system includes a reagent preparation unit and a measurement unit. The reagent preparation unit has: a state detector which detects at least one of a state of the reagent preparation unit and a state of the reagent preparation; and a transmission unit which transmits the detected state... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100161244 - Method and apparatus for monitoring structural health: A method includes performing a first damage prediction with a computational model using at least data from a first multitude of damage sensors on a structure, performing a second damage prediction with the computational model using at least data from a second multitude of load sensors associated with the structure,... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey, & Olds, P.C./sikorsky
20100161245 - System and method for rotor blade health monitoring: A system for rotor blade health monitoring include time of arrival (TOA) sensors and a controller comprising a processor configured for obtaining TOA signals indicative of times of arrival of rotating rotor blades from the respective TOA sensors and for determining initial features from the TOA signals; and a feature... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100161246 - Fault detection system and method: A fault detection system for a fastener (224) in a machine (100) includes an ultrasonic sensor (404) that is integrated with the fastener and capable of emitting an ultrasonic signal (506) that travels through a length of the fastener (224). The ultrasonic sensor (404) receives a returning ultrasonic signal (506)... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100161247 - Operations support systems and methods with model-based torque estimates: An operations support system for an engine includes a model-based torque estimation unit configured to receive engine data associated with the engine and to generate torque estimation signals based on the engine data using a thermodynamic engine model. The thermodynamic model is based on component maps associated with the engine.... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100161248 - Method for modeling a mounting assembly and a mounting assembly: The present disclosure is directed to a computer-implemented method for modeling a mounting assembly having a mounting strap configured to couple a component to a bracket. The method includes modeling a loosened configuration of the mounting strap, wherein the loosened configuration provides a first substantially continuous curvature of portions of... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20100161249 - Method and device for transferring a liquid having a gas inclusion at least at times and for determining the amount of liquid transferred: The invention relates to a method for transferring a liquid having a gas inclusion at least at times and for determining the amount of liquid transferred, in which the liquid is conveyed through a line, a degree of filling measurement is carried out in the line, a flow measurement is... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100161250 - Subsea control system diagnosis: Accurate, dependable methods for analyzing operational parameters of subsea control systems and diagnosis/prediction of failures are provided, in particular, methods for detection of leaking and/or clogging in hydraulic control system using recorded pressure signals and evaluating response communication strength (signal amplitude) of field equipment from, for example, subsea control systems.... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20100161251 - Method for determining and/or monitoring a process variable of a medium, and corresponding apparatus: Method for determining and/or monitoring a process variable of a medium, wherein a mechanically oscillatable unit is supplied with an exciter signal wherein a received signal coming from the mechanically oscillatable unit is received, and wherein the exciter signal is produced in such a manner, that a phase difference between... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100161252 - System and method for measuring a level of a liquid in a container: An embodiment of the present invention may incorporate a physics based approach (hereinafter “model”) to determine the level of the liquid. The model may incorporate the physical properties of the fluids within the container, and measurements of the fluid under consideration. The model may also incorporate data from measuring devices,... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20100161255 - Acoustic-based rotating component analysis: An acoustic sensor acquires acoustic data corresponding to a rotating component of a machine during operation of the machine. The acoustic sensor can be configured to enhance acoustic signals in a range of frequencies corresponding to at least one evaluated condition of the rotating component and/or enhance the acoustic signals... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20100161254 - Detecting objects in shipping containers by vibration spectral analysis: Objects in a cargo shipping container are detected by measuring vibration resonant frequency peaks of the container. The mass of an object on the floor of the container effects the vibration resonance of the container, enabling the object to be detected. A vibration source and a plurality of accelerometers are... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson
20100161253 - Method and apparatus for measuring properties of board products: An apparatus and method device for measuring at least one property of a board product, such as a paperboard product which includes a transmitter for applying a vibrational excitation to at least one region of the board product. The excitation includes a plurality of frequencies lying within a predetermined frequency... Agent: Thomas M Galgano Galgano & Associates
20100161256 - Circuit and method of output power detection for a converter circuit: A circuit and method of determining the power output for a converter circuit includes determining a time averaged voltage from a rectified voltage of a winding of the transformer and multiplying the time averaged voltage by a constant determined at least in part by an average current of a winding... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100161259 - Aging status diagnostic apparatus for power conversion system, and method their of: The present invention relates to an apparatus capable of diagnosing the aging state of a power conversion system at ordinary times and its diagnosing method to ensure the reliability of a power conversion system. The apparatus includes a current sensing means for detecting the output current of a inverter switching... Agent: Lrk Patent Law Firm
20100161257 - Battery wireless link: An apparatus and method for wireless communication with a battery. A sensed condition associated with the battery is provided to a microcontroller which relays this information to a wireless module for communication with a host device or remote receiver.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20100161258 - Measurement apparatus and system capable of displaying battery power: A measurement apparatus capable of displaying battery power includes a battery cell, a measurement chip and an information display unit. The battery cell stores the battery power. The measurement chip further includes an acquiring unit, a converting unit, a processing unit and a display driving unit. The acquiring unit acquires... Agent: Sheng-hung Lin
20100161260 - Synchronized data sampling systems and methods: A battery management system with synchronized data sampling for a battery pack including multiple battery cells is disclosed. The battery management system includes a plurality of local monitors coupled to a plurality of battery cells and operable for sampling status information for the battery cells. The battery management system further... Agent: O2micro Inc C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP
20100161261 - Method and apparatus for integrated circuit temperature control: A method includes generating a first, second and third voltage output from a temperature sensing element of an integrated circuit using a respective, corresponding first, second and third, switched current source, for sequentially switching a respective first, second and third excitation current through the temperature sensing element, wherein the third... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.
20100161262 - Method for calculating capacitance of high voltage depletion capacitor: A method for calculating a capacitance of a high voltage depletion capacitor is disclosed. The method includes measuring capacitance values of a high voltage depletion capacitor according to an applied voltage, storing measured capacitance values in a data storage device, setting a polynomial-type mathematical model including a plurality of parameters... Agent: The Law Offices Of Andrew D. Fortney, Ph.d., P.C.
20100161263 - Independent frequency measurement and tracking: Independent frequency measurement and tracking of a signal using a measurement interval where the frequency of the signal is measured and a sampling rate is calculated, and a settling interval where the frequency of the signal is not measured. The sampling rate is calculated to correspond with the frequency of... Agent: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. Richard Edge
20100161264 - Semiconductor test apparatus and test method: In a semiconductor test apparatus, a voltage source generates a power supply voltage to be supplied to a DUT. A decision processor makes the DUT execute a predetermined test sequence. A noise generator superimposes a periodic pulse-like noise voltage on the power supply voltage to be supplied to the DUT,... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20100161265 - 9-term calibration method for network analyzers: A network analyzer contains a processing device, at least one signal generator and at least four measuring points. The processing device controls the signal generator and processes measured values picked up from the measuring points. The network analyzer implements several calibration measurements on calibration standards, before it implements measurements on... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100161266 - System, method and product for calibrating inspection tools: The present invention relates to systems and methods for examining a number of components that have been assembled onto a substrate. In general, the invention relates to the calibration of inspection tools for inspecting components on the substrate. In particular, the invention relates to the calibration of inspection tools for... Agent: Affymetrix, Inc Attn: ChiefIPCounsel, Legal Dept.
20100161267 - Device and method for automatic calibration verification of an analyzer: A method and a device for carrying out calibration verification (CV process) of an analyzer for determining different measurement parameters in body fluids is provided. The device according to the invention comprises the following components: a cartridge with a plurality of containers, which can be connected to an intake system... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.
20100161268 - Device for vibration compensation of the weight signal of a weighing sensor: Device for vibration compensation of weighing sensor weight signals, with a weighing signal branch having an analog/digital converter unit to which a weighing sensor analog weighing signal is fed, and that generates a digital weighing signal that contains discrete sample values of the sampled analog weighing signal of the weighing... Agent: The Culbertson Group, P.C.
20100161269 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP
20100161270 - Method for processing a temperature sensor signal: A method for processes a pulse width modulated signal from a temperature sensor, wherein the signal varies non-linearly and non-exponentially with changes in temperature. An exponential equation is defined that is closely fitted to the relationship between a characteristic of the signal and the temperature. The signal from the sensor... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100161271 - Techniques for determining orientation of a three-axis accelerometer: A method, apparatus, and article containing computer instructions are described. Embodiments may use accelerometer data regarding forward motion by a wearer of a three-axis on-body accelerometer. Embodiments may further measure an acceleration due to gravity on each axis x, y, z of the accelerometer and use the direction of gravity... Agent: Kacvinsky LLC C/o Cpa Global
20100161272 - Physical amount measuring device and physical amount measuring method: Even if a measurement data group is not a measurement data group that is obtained in a space where the magnitude of a vector physical quantity to be measured is uniform, an offset with high reliability is estimated. The reliability of the estimated offset is further improved. A vector physical... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100161273 - Apparatus for and a method of determining surface characteristics: A coherence scanning interferometer (2) carries out: a coherence scanning measurement operation on a surface area (81) carrying a structure using a low numeric aperture objective so that the pitch of the surface structure elements (82) is much less that the spread of the point spread function at the surface... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100161274 - Prognostics and health monitoring for electro-mechanical systems and components: A method and system for monitoring and predicting the health of electro-mechanical systems and components includes collecting data for a fixed pattern of actuation of such system or component. This data is used to build statistical models that correspond to a normal state of the system or component. New measurements... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100161275 - Trend analysis methods and system for incipient fault prediction: There is described herein the extension of the application of the Laplace Test Statistic for trend analysis and prediction of incipient faults for power systems. The extensions consider the situation where two parameters believed to contribute explicitly to the eventual failure are monitored. The developed extensions applied to actual incipient... Agent: Abb Inc. Legal Department-4u6
20100161276 - System and methods for parametric test time reduction: A parametric test time reduction method for reducing time expended to conduct a test program flow on a population of semiconductor devices, the test program flow comprising at least one parametric test having a specification which defines a known pass value range characterized in that a result of the test... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20100161277 - Networked evaluation system: A networked organization performance evaluation system based on an integrated number of Performance Components quantified by a computerized statistical analysis of data collected from within the organization. The data is collected by a network accessible interface generated by software resident on computers and databases maintained by the system. The Performance... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100161280 - Electronic device, host apparatus, communication system, and recording medium: Provided is a communication system comprising a host apparatus and an electronic device that is implemented in an apparatus that communicates with the host apparatus via a network. The electronic device includes an operation circuit that operates when the electronic device is implemented; a diagnostic circuit that tests the operation... Agent: Masao Yoshimura
20100161278 - Method for diagnosing abnormal plasma discharge, abnormal plasma discharge diagnostics system, and computer program: Provided are a data obtaining section (21) that obtains a time-series data fluctuating in accordance with the plasma conditions, a translation error calculation section (24) that calculates a determinism providing an indicator of whether the time-series data in the plasma are deterministic or stochastic, from the time-series data that have... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100161279 - Method for diagnosis of actuators: A method is disclosed for diagnosis of actuators which are operated with the aid of a positioning device as a function of a nominal value preset, which is emitted from a superordinate regulation device and is received via a communication interface. Diagnosis information can be determined from a time profile... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100161281 - Techniques for distributed testing: Techniques for distributed testing are provided. Resources are identified for performing tests over a network. The tests and policies are sent to the resources and a proxy. The proxy delivers data for the tests to the resources and enforces the policies during the tests. The proxy also gathers statistics and... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/novell
20100161282 - Workload performance projection for future information handling systems using microarchitecture dependent data: A performance projection system includes a test IHS and a currently existing IHS. The performance projection system includes surrogate programs and user application software. The test IHS or simulator includes a processor with hardware (HW) counter(s) and an L1 cache. The test IHS employs a memory that includes a virtual... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20100161283 - Structural health monitoring network: A networked configuration of structural health monitoring elements. Monitoring elements such as sensors and actuators are configured as a network, with groups of monitoring elements each controlled by a local controller, or cluster controller. A data bus interconnects each cluster controller with a router, forming a networked group of “monitoring... Agent: Innovation Counsel LLP
20100161284 - Nonlinear variable lag smoother: An extended Kalman filter (EKF) is combined with a fixed epoch smoother (FES) to produce a new variable lag smoother (VLS). The fixed epoch lags EKF measurement time-tags with variable time lag. The combination of EKF and FES is referred to herein as a variable lag smoother (VLS).... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC
20100161285 - Method and device for acoustic length testing of compressor: Computer system and method for determining frequencies of various components of a volume choke volume dampener to be attached to a compressor. The method includes determining a sound spectrum of a cavity of the compressor without attaching the dampener to the compressor; calculating an acoustic wavelength of the cavity; receiving... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20100161286 - Compensating for frequency fluctuation in directional systems: A system for measuring signals received by an apparatus. An antenna system in the apparatus may include two or more antennas. A receiver in the apparatus may be configured to measure signal response induced in the antenna system in accordance with a pattern. After the signal response for the antenna... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100153014 - Apparatus and methods for estimating a downhole property: Apparatus and methods for estimating a downhole property are provided. The apparatus may include a downhole tool having a predetermined temperature calibration based at least in part on an expected downhole temperature and a temperature controller in communication with the downhole tool that maintains a downhole tool temperature substantially within... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated
20100153015 - Vh reservoir mapping: A method and system of detecting and mapping a subsurface hydrocarbon reservoir includes determining ratio data for a plurality of orthogonal spectral components of naturally occurring low frequency background seismic data. The ratio data may be compared, plotted, contoured and displayed as a subsurface hydrocarbon reservoir map or a hydrocarbon... Agent: Spectraseis Ag
20100153016 - Diagnostic system for selecting nutrition and pharmacological products for animals: An analysis of the profile of a non-human animal comprises: a) providing a genotypic database to the species of the non-human animal subject or a selected group of the species; b) obtaining animal data; c) correlating the database of a) with the data of b) to determine a relationship between... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20100153020 - Disulphide bond connectivity in protein: A method, computer system, and computer program product for determining N disulphide bond connections in a protein having 2N bonded sulphur atoms. Each sulphur atom is available for forming the N disulphide bond connections through use of an undirected graph having the 2N sulphur atoms as nodes and having an... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20100153019 - Least-square deconvolution (lsd): a method to resolve dna mixtures: Least Square Deconvolution (LSD) uses quantitative allele peak data derived obtained from a sample containing the DNA of more than one contributor to resolve the best-fit genotype profile of each contributor. The resolution is based on finding the least square fit of the mass ratio coefficients at each locus to... Agent: PCt Law Group, PLLC
20100153018 - Method for identifying genetic determinants of transcription factor activity: The disclosed subject matter is directed to genetic linkage methods for identifying genetic determinants of transcription factor activity. An inferred transcription factor activity profile is generated based on a nucleotide sequence-specific mathematical model of gene expression regulation. Genetic linkage analysis is performed to identify at least one genetic determinant linked... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100153017 - Methods and workflows for selecting genetic markers utilizing software tool: A visual tool facilitates selecting SNPs for genotyping experiments comprises a first memory containing a datastore of pre-calculated linkage disequilibrium map information; a second memory containing a datastore of haplotype block information; and a third memory containing at least one set of tagging SNPs. A graphical user interface provides visualization... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation C/o Intellevate
20100153021 - Anti-terrorism water quality monitoring system: An Anti-Terrorism water quality monitoring system for continuously monitoring a potable water treatment system and related potable water distribution network that provides potable water to a municipality, city, housing development or other potable water consumer. The system includes the collection of data from the water distribution system and from the... Agent: Vedder Price, PC
20100153022 - Customizable contactor prognostics system: A method and apparatus for identifying the health status of a contactor, the method comprising the steps of counting the number of operations performed by the contactor, identifying a closing time of the contactor, using the number of operations and the closing time to assess the health status of the... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc./(qb)
20100153023 - Systems and methods for determining filter service lives: A method for determining a service life for a filter includes measuring exposure data and calculating a service life estimate based on the exposure data. The service life estimate is representative of an estimated exposure time that the filter is exposed to ambient conditions represented by the exposure data before... Agent: Wyatt Pratt Sr. Intellectual Property Counsel
20100153024 - Mapping a surface profile: The invention refers to an apparatus for mapping a surface profile of a surface of an object, by which the apparatus yields slope data. The slope data of the apparatus may comprise measurement errors, which according to the invention shall be detected and corrected for. It is suggested that a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100153025 - Systems and methods for determining engine torque values: A system and method of estimating the torque value of an engine are provided. The method includes generating corrected variable values from engine measured parameters and using a plurality of steady state tables that output corrected engine torque estimates based on various corrected variable values as inputs. In a preferred... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100153026 - Method for error containment and diagnosis in a fluid power system: In a method for error containment and diagnosis in a fluid power system the fluid volumetric flow of the overall system or at least a part thereof or a quantity dependent thereon is detected as a measurement quantity respectively during an operating cycle and is compared with stored references. In... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20100153027 - Method for error containment and diagnosis in a fluid power system: In a method for error containment and diagnosis in a fluid power system the fluid volumetric flow in the overall system or at least a part thereof and the fluid pressure (P) is detected as a measurement quantity in each case during a duty cycle and is compared with stored... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20100153028 - Powdery/granular material flowability evaluation apparatus and method: A powdery/granular material flowability evaluation apparatus and a powdery/granular material flowability evaluation method are provided to evaluate the flowability of a powdery/granular material in a dynamic state of the powdery/granular material. The powdery/granular material flowability evaluation apparatus (A) has a hopper (111) for storing a powdery/granular material to be measured,... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP
20100153030 - Method and apparatus for monitoring and controlling an electrical boiler: Method for determining the amount of warm water in a water tank, comprising: pre-determining various situation graphs, each graph describing the variation of the water temperature as a function of time, in one specific operational situation of the system; dividing each of said graphs in a plurality of sections; determining... Agent: Kevin D. Mccarthy Roach Brown Mccarthy & Gruber, P.C.
20100153029 - System and method for optimizing sweep delay and aliasing for time domain reflectometric measurement of liquid height within a tank: A layer height measuring system in one embodiment has a transmission line including a probe for measuring a height of a first layer within a tank and a cable that connects the probe to an electronics unit. The electronics unit cyclically transmits interrogation pulses to the probe and receives reflections... Agent: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA C/o Peter Nieves
20100153031 - Timing analysis: l
20100153033 - Junction-photovoltage method and apparatus for contactless determination of sheet resistance and leakage current of semiconductor: A junction-photovoltage method and apparatus for contactless determination of an electrical/physical parameter of a semiconductor structure having at least one p-n junction located at a surface is disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes illuminating the surface with the p-n junction with a light beam of a first wavelength to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100153032 - Probing analog signals: A device, comprising a monitoring slicer adapted to repeatedly sample an internal analog signal to provide a sequence of digital outputs indicating a result of a comparison of the level of the internal analog signal to a reference voltage and an operative unit adapted to perform a task of the... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC C/o Cpa Global
20100153034 - Measurement equipment, serial transmission system, program, and recording medium: Provided is a semiconductor test apparatus that tests a device under test, comprising a test unit that tests a device under test; and a serial transmitting section that transmits transmission data back and forth between the test unit and a control section controlling the test unit. The serial transmitting section... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100153036 - Power metering and merging unit capabilities in a single ied: An intelligent electronic device (IED) integrating a power metering unit (PMU) and a merging unit that combines signals from both analog transformers and digital transformers into a set of merged digital samples. Analog current/voltage signals from analog CTs/PTs are received at the IED's analog inputs and converted to digitized samples.... Agent: Schneider Electric / Square D Company Legal Dept. - I.p. Group (np)
20100153035 - Progressive humidity filter for load data forecasting: A method, via a processor, of forecasting energy usage including selecting a plurality of reference days with at least one feature matching a corresponding feature of a day to be forecasted and filtering the plurality of reference days with a humidity filter to identify at least one matching reference day.... Agent: Schneider Electric / Square D Company Legal Dept. - I.p. Group (np)
20100153039 - Apparatus and method for testing a power source: A method and apparatus for communicating a battery information to a remote device or database. The battery tester and/or charger can communicate with a wired or wireless connection to the remote device. Battery indentifying information, test results and warranty information can be communicated to the remote device or database.... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100153037 - Battery-capacity supervisory control device and method thereof: A battery-capacity supervisory control device includes a DC current/DC voltage detecting loop, a microprocessor and a display unit. The DC current/DC voltage detecting loop is connected between a battery and a power inverter for detecting a first voltage value before the battery electrically discharges, and a second voltage value as... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm
20100153038 - State estimating device of secondary battery: A battery state estimating unit (110) estimates an internal state of a secondary battery according to a battery model equation in every arithmetic cycle, and calculates an SOC based on a result of the estimation. A parameter characteristic map (120) stores a characteristic map based on a result of actual... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100153041 - Error processing in time interleaved signal processing devices: The present invention relates to a signal processing apparatus comprising a signal input and a signal output; a plurality of signal processing units, wherein each signal processing unit having the same structure and at least one spatial error, being connected to the signal input, and being adapted to subject an... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing
20100153042 - Measurement apparatus and program: Provided is a measurement apparatus that measures, as an error under measurement, at least one of a gain error and a phase error of a quadrature demodulator or a quadrature modulator, the measurement apparatus comprising an output control section that causes the quadrature demodulator or the quadrature modulator serving as... Agent: Masao Yoshimura
20100153040 - Waveform correlation result processing methods and apparatuses: Methods and apparatus are provided for use in devices adapted to perform waveform correlation result processing. An exemplary method may include accessing a plurality of collected measurement values stored in memory, establishing at least one combined measurement value based, at least in part, on at least two of the collected... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100153043 - Monitoring method for through-silicon vias of three-dimensional intergrated circuit (3d ic) and apparatus using the same: A monitoring method for Through-Silicon Vias (TSVs) of a three-dimensional integrated circuit (3D IC) is provided, wherein the 3D IC includes a plurality of TSVs, and the method includes: providing a plurality of inverters; connecting the inverters with the TSVs as a circuit; enabling the circuit to oscillate; measuring an... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20100153045 - Method, coupler and apparatus for measuring radiated power: In a method for measuring a radiation power, an elliptical mirror is prepared so as to have a elliptical spherical space enclosed by a metal wall surface, the space having a rotating axis passing through two focal points. A device under test is placed in a position of one of... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100153044 - Signal analyzer and method for producing date therefore: [Means for resolution] A first frequency analysis range and a second frequency analysis range that is narrower than the first one are set with an operation panel 34, etc. A first signal path 171 produces first time domain data of a frequency converted signal under test according to a first... Agent: Michael A. Nelson Tektronix, Inc.
20100153046 - Devices and methods for improving lcd device testing: Devices and methods are disclosed which relate to an LCD device responding to an AT command which solely activates the backlight of the LCD device. An LCD device is programmed to respond to two distinct backlight AT commands. One command turns the backlight on, and another command turns the backlight... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Moazzam Attn: Patent Docketing
20100153048 - Design of multivariate optical elements for nonlinear calibration: The present subject matter is direct to methodologies for calibrating data obtained from an optical analysis system. An initial calibration matrix of sampled analyte concentrations is modified using mean-centering techniques and selection of low and high analyte concentration spectra to produce a two-point calibration. A modified calibration matrix is produced... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20100153047 - Method and apparatus for performing remote calibration verification: A method and apparatus for remotely verifying the calibration status of a diagnostic instrument, for example, following remote installation of a software upgrade on the instrument. In one example, a method of verifying the calibration status of the instrument, includes retrieving stored raw calibration test data generated during a previously-performed... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
20100153049 - Apparatus, system, and method for calculating a non-linearity metric: Receiving gain factors for channels that are combined to be transmitted in a communications signal, and calculating, on the basis of the gain factors, a non-linearity metric for controlling a transmission power of the communications signal.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20100153050 - Autonomous underwater vehicle borne gravity meter: Techniques and systems are disclosed for performing a gravity survey near the seafloor. In one aspect, a system includes an autonomous underwater vehicle that includes a sensor system holding area. The system includes a gravity sensor system to fit inside the sensor system holding area of the autonomous underwater vehicle.... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20100153051 - Locating a component underneath a surface of a target object and locating an access panel for accessing the component: A first method locates a component positioned underneath a surface of a target object using a pointing instrument, wherein a position of the component in the target object coordinate system is known. The first method includes calculating an orientation of the aim point axis of the instrument in the instrument... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group
20100153052 - Tester, method for testing a device under test and computer program: A tester for testing a device under test has a first channel unit and a second channel unit. The first channel unit has a corresponding first pin connection for a signal from a device under test, a corresponding first test processor adapted to process, at least partially, data obtained from... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20100153053 - Stream based stimulus definition and delivery via interworking: An approach is provided to manage test transactors that interface with components of a hardware design. A first set of transactors is launched with the first set sending stimuli to various components that correspond to the first set of transactors. A manager receives signals when transactors of the first set... Agent: Freescale - Jvl C/o Vanleeuwen & Vanleeuwen
20100153054 - Test apparatus and diagnosis method: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test, comprising: a plurality of modules that each include an output circuit that outputs a prescribed output signal to the device under test and a measurement circuit that measures a prescribed characteristic of the device under test; and a control... Agent: Masao Yoshimura
20100153055 - Network testing: A method may include receiving, at a first network device, a test initiation message from a control device, wherein the test initiation message includes at least an identification of a second network device. The method may further include retrieving the identification of the second network device from the test initiation... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100153056 - Method of generating a restricted inline resistive fault pattern and a test pattern generator: A method of generating an IRF pattern for testing an IC and a test pattern generator are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes: (1) identifying a path of the integrated circuit for inline resistive fault pattern generation, (2) determining if the path is a minimal slack path of the... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Lsi Corporation
20100153057 - Method for determination of the coefficient of performanace of a refrigerating machine: The present invention relates to a method for the determination of the coefficient of performance of a refrigeration machine, in particular of a heat pump, which includes a closed circuit which has a refrigerant and in which an evaporator, a compressor, a condenser and an expansion valve are arranged. In... Agent: Lewis And Roca LLP
20100153059 - Apparatus and method for measuring the positions of marks on a mask: An apparatus for measuring the positions of marks on a mask is provided, said apparatus comprising a mask holder for holding the mask, a recording unit for recording the marks of the mask held by the mask holder, an actuating module for moving the mask holder and the recording unit... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100153058 - Geometric inspection of machined objects: A method and apparatus may be present for inspecting an object. A plurality of locations associated with a plurality of operations performed by a tool on the object may be tracked. The plurality of locations is tracked while the plurality of operations is performed on the object. A path for... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20100153060 - Multidimensional sensor data analyzer: A multidimensional sensor data analyzer that includes: discretizing values in multidimensional sensor data at index locations in value surfaces that reside in a multidimensional value space; deriving surface components resulting from the intersection of a geometric beam shape function that describing the sensor beam with the value surfaces; determining minimum-maximum... Agent: George Mason University Office Of Technology Transfer, Msn 5g5
20100153061 - Hand-held device and method for detecting the spatial position of a working point of a manipulator: According to the present invention a portable hand-held device (1) for detecting the spatial position of a working point of a manipulator, in particular of a robot, comprises handling means (2, 3) for handling the hand-held device by a user, means for detecting a position (4), wherein a spatial position... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20100153063 - Automatic procedure for merging tracks and estimating harmonic combs: The present invention relates to the field of data merging, the term “data” encompassing “observation data”. It relates notably to the data obtained from processing of sonar, radar or optronic signals. The subject of the invention is a method for carrying out the spectral merging and characterization of tracks, each... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100153062 - System and method for laser range-finding: A system and method is described for determining a distance to a desired target via correlating a pulse modulated signal with its corresponding reflected signal, while compensating for noise error in the reflected signal to allow for a more precise distance determination. Further details and features are described herein.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100153065 - Information processing device, information processing method and program: An information processing device includes a first input receiving unit, a second input receiving unit, a window function processing unit, a correlation calculating unit, and an output unit. The first input receiving unit is configured to receive first information including a first time-series data related to a semiconductor process. The... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100153064 - Methods and apparatus to determine statistical dominance point descriptors for multidimensional data: Methods and apparatus to determine statistical dominance point descriptors for multidimensional data are disclosed. An example method disclosed herein comprises determining a first joint dominance value for a first data point in a multidimensional data set, data points in the multidimensional data set comprising multidimensional values, each dimension corresponding to... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Hfz Attn. Patent Docketing
20100153066 - System and methods for monitoring a thermoelectric heating and cooling device: The present invention pertains to methods for monitoring a thermoelectric heating and cooling device (103, 203, 303) of a system (100, 200, 300) for cycling liquid reaction mixtures through a series of temperature excursions, comprising applying a first quantity selected from an electric current and an electric voltage to, in... Agent: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. Patent Law Department
20100153067 - Method and device for diagnosing a pop-off valve of a turbocharger: A method for diagnosing an electrically controllable pop-off valve of a turbo-charging device of an internal combustion engine, which pop-off valve is situated in a pop-off pipe bypassing the compressor, includes: providing a reading regarding an air mass flow supplied by an air supply channel to the internal combustion engine;... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100153068 - Steam trap monitoring: An apparatus and method for monitoring the status of a steam trap include a device for sensing a process condition of the steam trap and a device for processing the sensed condition. The apparatus can include a processor positioned on a steam trap. The connection of the monitoring device to... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20100153069 - Monitoring activity on a computer: A mechanism of monitoring activity on a computer which may be applied to measuring the performance of the computer. The computer is configured to track a first set of information relating to at least a first occurrence of at least one scenario on the computer. At least some of the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100153070 - Data-recording device for a measurement device and measurement system: A data-recording device for a measurement device (2) that contains measurement device electronics (3) having an internal data bus and a data interface (4), wherein the data-recording device includes at least one storage element (5), at least one processing unit (6) linked with the storage element (5) and a data... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20100153071 - System and method for providing notes in measurement devices: A measurement device. The measurement device comprises a note control component, adapted to obtain and record a note that is input with respect to a measuring event of the measurement device; and a Central Processing Unit (CPU), adapted to link the note with the measuring event.... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn: Michael Ritchie, Docketing06/10/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100145619 - Computation of energy values for zodiac degrees: A personal computer including a CPU, storage disk, software program and arithmetic logic circuits are used for computing the amount of energy in each degree of the zodiac using the longitudinal positions of various planetary bodies and their angular separations for astrology purposes, cosmology purposes and financial market trading purposes.... Agent: Malin Haley Dimaggio Bowen & Lhota, P.A.
20100145620 - Rotatable orientation independent gravity sensor and methods for correcting systematic errors: A method to correct for a systematic error of a sensor having a plurality of accelerometers configured to measure gravitational acceleration, the method including: rotating the plurality of accelerometers about a first axis; obtaining a first set of calibration measurements from the plurality of accelerometers from the rotation about the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated
20100145621 - Combining lwd measurements from different azimuths: Apparatus, methods for forming the apparatus, and methods for operating the apparatus provide a value for a formation property or a borehole property from measurements obtained in a well. The value may be generated from determining a weighted average of the value for the formation property or the borehole property... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100145622 - Event-based power management for seismic sensors: A method of event-based power management for seismic sensors is disclosed. The method comprises measuring seismic activity with a seismic sensor and comparing the measured seismic activity from the seismic sensor against at least one criteria. When the measured seismic activity does not satisfy the at least one criteria, a... Agent: Honeywell/s&s Patent Services
20100145623 - Methods and systems for using ultraviolet index data in plant evaluation applications: Methods and systems for using UVI data in plant evaluation applications avail themselves of the correlation between PAR and UVI to estimate PAR based on UVI and apply the PAR estimate in a plant evaluation application, such as a plant selection or plant heath diagnostics application. A UVI-based PAR estimate... Agent: Scot A. Reader, Esq. Suite 228
20100145624 - Statistical validation of candidate genes: Provided herein are methods for evaluating associations between candidate markers and a trait of interest in a plant population. In various embodiments, the plant population is a breeding population, particularly early stage breeding populations. The methods include obtaining a genotypic value for candidate markers and correlating the marker with the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP Syngenta
20100145627 - System with extended range of molecular sensing through integrated multi-modal data acquisition: A multi-modal data acquisition system for detecting target material on a biological reaction surface, the system comprising a radiation source for generating an incoming beam that impinges on the biological reaction surface at an oblique incidence angle and produces a reflected beam, an interferometric detector for detecting an interferometric signal... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP
20100145626 - Systems for rapid forensic analysis of mitochondrial dna and characterization of mitochondrial dna heteroplasmy: The present invention provides methods for rapid forensic analysis of mitochondrial DNA and methods for characterizing heteroplasmy of mitochondrial DNA, which can be used to assess the progression of mitochondrial diseases.... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.
20100145628 - Nox emission estimation systems and methods: A NOx estimation system includes an operating mode determination module that determines an operating mode of an engine, and an emission prediction module. The emission prediction module estimates NOx emission based on the operating mode, a plurality of sensed parameters, and a map. The map correlates the plurality of sensed... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100145629 - Systems and methods for assessing and optimizing energy use and environmental impact: Systems and methods for assessing and optimizing energy use and environmental impact can be designed to receive energy consumption and emission data from one or more energy consumption sources of a facility over a network. The data can be transformed into a database format that can be processed and analyzed.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100145630 - Apparatus and method for automated quality control: Methods and apparatus to assess current aspects of Quality Control useful for release of radioactive compounds for imaging, such as PET tracers as injectables, in an automated manner, without user interference, and in compliance with regulatory guidelines. The present method and system relates to an integrated automated quality control analysis... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100145631 - Monitoring of conveyor belts: A system for monitoring a conveyor belt having magnetically permeable cords, has an AC magnetic field generator for generating an alternating magnetic field to magnetize the cords, in use; a magnetic field sensing unit for sensing the alternating magnetic field provided, in use, by the cords and for providing signals... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100145633 - Flow controller, flow measuring device testing method, flow controller testing system, and semiconductor manufacturing apparatus: A testing method for testing a flow controller with high accuracy by shortening as much as possible the time required for the test including the wait time. A testing-subject flow controller and a testing-standard flow controller are arranged in that order in series from the upstream side in a flow... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20100145632 - Method, apparatus and system for incompressible fluid simulations, and storage medium storing program for executing the method: A method for incompressible fluid simulations includes: calculating a force acting on each particle forming a fluid; calculating a velocity field satisfying a incompressibility condition of the fluid based on the calculated force; and moving the particle in the velocity field. Further, the calculating a velocity field includes: calculating a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100145634 - System and method for spot check analysis or spot sampling of a multiphase mixture flowing in a pipeline: This disclosure relates in general to systems and methods for spot checking flow properties of a multiphase mixture containing one or more hydrocarbons flowing through a pipeline or the like. More specifically, but not by way of limitation, embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for creating slug-type... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department
20100145635 - Vane type flow meter with two or more measuring ranges: A device for measurement of fluid flow in a conduit comprising a housing having an upstream end formed with a fluid inlet, a downstream end formed with a fluid outlet, a fluid flow path extending between the inlet port and the outlet port and having longitudinal axis, and one ore... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100145636 - Flow measurements: This invention relates to a measuring instrument for measurement of a flow (1) comprising—a dielectric resonator sensor (3) arranged in a pipeline (2), said resonator (3) having a surface (4) facing a flow volume,—a sensor drive unit (12) being coupled to said sensor (3) and which is adapted to provide... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100145637 - Method for processing a pressure signal and corresponding device: A method, and corresponding device, for processing a pressure signal from a pressure sensor mounted in a combustion chamber to detect a combustion in an internal combustion engine. The method provides a pressure signal; filters the pressure signal with a filtration mechanism having a variable gain; generates an output signal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100145638 - System and method for measuring a fuel level in a vehicle fuel tank: A fuel measurement system and method that can determine the fuel level in a vehicle fuel tank, even when the fuel is sloshing, splashing, or experiencing other dynamic conditions. Generally speaking, the system and method use different fuel measuring techniques to address different fuel tank conditions. For example, during normal... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.
20100145639 - Diagnosis method of defects in a motor and diagnosis device thereof: A diagnosis method of defects in a motor and a diagnosis device thereof are described. A vibration sensing module can generate a vibration signal corresponding to a vibration of a motor during operation of the motor. Then, a data pre-processing procedure is performed to eliminate noises of the vibration signal.... Agent: Stevens & Showalter LLP
20100145640 - System and method for electrical parameter estimation: A method is provided for estimating an electrical parameter of a circuit-under-test (e.g., resistance, capacitance and/or inductance). The method acquires samples during a plurality of charging cycles rather than during just one, which allows an extended overall time period to acquire such samples. The first step involves defining a major... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402
20100145641 - System for monitoring and assessing electrical circuits and method of operation: A system for collecting data and monitoring the operation of electrical circuits, such as branch circuits at a substation is provided. The system collects data from a plurality of sensors coupled to a plurality of electrical equipment associated with a circuit. The data from the sensors is collected and used... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100145642 - System and method for compensating for potential and current transformers in energy meters: A meter device for measuring electrical energy is provided. The meter device includes circuitry for measuring at least one parameter of electrical energy provided to the meter device. A storage device is provided for storing at least one calibration factor for compensating for errors associated with at least one of... Agent: Electro Industries/ Gaugetech C/o Hespos & Porco LLP
20100145644 - Method and system for estimating life-expectancy of secondary battery: It is an object of the present invention to provide a technique for specifically estimating a life expectancy of a secondary battery. The technique performs the steps of: determining an accumulating portion resistance of the secondary battery from an internal resistance thereof; determining an accumulating portion resistance increase coefficient under... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100145643 - User-controlled application-based power management: A user-controlled application-based power management function is provided for a battery-operated device. In general, for each of a number of applications of the battery-operated device, a power management function enables a user of the battery-operated device to provide a usage parameter for the application defining a desired amount of usage... Agent: Withrow & Terranova Ct
20100145645 - System and method of determining light source aging: A physiological sensor includes a light source and an age detector circuit in communication with the light source. The age detector circuit is configured to determine an age of the light source based on current-voltage characteristics of said light source. In addition, a method includes measuring an initial I-V characteristic... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100145646 - Predicting wafer failure using learned probability: Techniques for estimating a quality of one or more wafers are presented. One or more first wafers comprising one or more first dies are tested. A probability of wafer failure is determined in accordance with one or more first test measurements of the one or more first dies. A pass... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100145647 - System and method for improving failure detection using collective intelligence with end-user feedback: Systems and methods are described that facilitate using end-user feedback to automatically distinguish between a normal behavior and a device failure which can be a hard failure (e.g., a device malfunction) or a soft failure. For instance, upon detection of a usage switch from a first device to a second... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20100145648 - System and method for correcting sampling errors associated with radiation source tuning rate fluctuations in swept-wavelength interferometry: The frequency-sampling method is widely used to accommodate nonlinear electromagnetic source tuning in swept-wavelength interferometric techniques, such as optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR) and swept-wavelength optical coherence tomography (OCT). Two sources of sampling errors are associated with the frequency-sampling method. One source of error is the limit of an underlying... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100145649 - Telescope based calibration of a three dimensional optical scanner: An embodiment of the invention includes using a set of telescopes to calibrate a three dimensional optical scanner. Three separate calibrations are disclosed for a survey grade calibration: (1) angular calibration, implemented using at least one anti-podal pair of telescopes, (2) range calibration, implemented using at least one telescope mounted... Agent: Workman Nydegger/leica 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100145650 - On-site calibration method and object for chromatic point sensors: A chromatic point sensor (CPS) calibration object and characterizing data are provided. The calibration object comprises a flat base plane with steps extending from it. Step measurement points provided by the steps and base plane measurement points provided by portions of the base plane are intermingled along a measurement track.... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20100145651 - Self-calibration systems and methods: Various embodiments of self-calibration systems and methods are described. One method embodiment, among others, includes imposing an alternate test to components within the device, responsive to the imposition of the alternate test, providing test responses corresponding to the components, and substantially, simultaneously mapping each of the test responses to corresponding... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100145652 - Method for estimating the temperature in an internal combustion engine: A method and circuit are provided for estimating the temperature in an internal combustion engine. The method includes, but is not limited to the steps of providing a sensor resistor (RTD) in the internal combustion engine, the sensor resistor (RTD) having a predetermined resistance-temperature characteristic, and estimating the temperature based... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20100145653 - Method and apparatus for dimensionally measuring by means of coordinate measuring instruments: A method and an apparatus for dimensionally measuring parts by means of a coordinate measuring instrument. In order enable measurement of parts that are made of different materials with great accuracy, a computerized tomography sensor is integrated into the coordinate measuring instrument.... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20100145654 - Apparatus of chasing posture of moving material object, method of chasing posture of moving material object, apparatus of chasing posture of toothbrush and method of chasing posture of toothbrush using the samelectric toothbrush and method for controlling: An apparatus for tracking an posture of a moving object in a three-dimensional space having a z-axis facing a reference surface of the moving object, an x-axis perpendicular to the z-axis in a virtual vertical plane including the z-axis, and a y-axis perpendicular to the x-axis in a virtual horizontal... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100145656 - Method for monitoring the operation of a medication delivery device, an electronic module, and a medication delivery system: The disclosure relates to a method for monitoring the operation of a medication delivery device, the method comprising the steps of: providing a medication delivery device, the medication delivery device comprises a medication delivery module, providing an electronic module coupled to the medication delivery device, the electronic module comprises a... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.
20100145655 - Rational approximation and continued-fraction approximation approaches for computation efficiency of diffraction signals: Methods and apparatuses for improving computation efficiency for diffraction signals in optical metrology are described. The method includes simulating a set of diffraction orders for a structure. A set of diffraction efficiencies is determined for the set of diffraction orders. A rational approximation or a continued-fraction approximation is applied to... Agent: Fiji/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100145658 - Hand-hold measuring-equipment recording device: The present invention is to provide a hand-hold measuring-equipment recoding device that is mainly improvements aimed at the small sized hand-hold measuring equipment. The measuring machine body having a display, several buttons, and a sensor set in it, and is characterized in that a memory card slot is set in... Agent: Leong C Lei
20100145657 - Integrated sensor array with offset reduction: A method and system for providing increased accuracy in a CMOS sensor system in one embodiment includes a plurality of sensor elements having a first terminal and a second terminal on a complementary metal oxide semiconductor substrate, a first plurality of switches configured to selectively connect the first terminal to... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower
20100145659 - Spectra signal detection system: A detection system which provides for continuous background estimation removal from a sequence of spectra. A panoramic field of regard may be partitioned into a large number of fields of view (FOVs). An FOV may have a chemical vapor cloud. The small FOV may maximize detection of the cloud. Such... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services
20100145660 - Mems sensor with built-in self-test: A method and system for testing a MEMS sensor element during operation of a MEMS sensor system in one embodiment includes a test signal generator configured to generate a broad frequency band test signal, and a verification signal substantially identical to the test signal, a microelectrical-mechanical system (MEMS) sensor element... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower06/03/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100138158 - Method and apparatus for testing swellable materials: The invention provides a method and apparatus for use in testing the swell characteristics of swellable components used in downhole exploration or production equipment, such as swellable packers. A method of measuring a test piece using a testing apparatus with a fluid chamber and a transducer is described. Measured data... Agent: (weatherford) Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP
20100138157 - Method for processing borehole logs to enhance the continuity of physical property measurements of a subsurface region: A computer-implemented method and system for processing subsurface logs to enhance the continuity of physical property measurements. The method includes obtaining a set of measurement signals along a spatial or time domain from at least one sensor tool moving through a borehole which has traversed through a subsurface region. The... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20100138159 - Method and system for monitoring the efficiency and health of a hydraulically driven system: Efficiency of a hydraulically driven system is evaluated by monitoring the change in ratio of output torque to input hydraulic pressure. The hydraulic pressure data is received from a hydraulic sensor. The torque data is received from a load cell receiving a force transmitted to it by a back-up wrench.... Agent: King & Spalding, LLP
20100138161 - Method and system for analyzing drug adverse effects: The system of the present invention for assessing and analyzing the risks of adverse effects resulting from the use of at least one substance of interest, comprises a selector for identifying at least one substance of interest; a profiler for selecting from multiple profiles related to the safety of the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100138163 - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for monitored application of mechanical force to samples using acoustic energy and mechanical parameter value extraction using mechanical response models: The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for monitored application of mechanical force to samples using acoustic energy and mechanical parameter value extraction using mechanical response models. One aspect of the subject matter described herein includes a method for determining mechanical property parameters of a... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20100138160 - Model transition sensitivity analysis system and method: A method and system for analyzing an infectious disease uses computer based simulation engines. The method and system utilizes at least two computer-based simulation engines of the transmission of the infectious disease. The transmission of the infectious disease is analyzed as a function of the first and second computer-based simulation... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20100138162 - Nucleic acid sequencing system and method using a subset of sites of a substrate: A technique for sequencing nucleic acids in an automated or semi-automated manner is disclosed. Sample arrays of a multitude of nucleic acid sites are processed in multiple cycles to add nucleotides to the material to be sequenced, detect the nucleotides added to sites, and to de-block the added nucleotides of... Agent: Illumina, Inc. Legal Department
20100138164 - Physical geolocation system: A real-time system for determining the geographic movements of an individual or object by sampling particulates contained thereon. The system includes particle collection, sample preparations, and sample analysis using three primary modes of detecting certain particulates. The first mode involves the imaging of pollen, spores, or other biological material which... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
20100138165 - Noninvasive diagnosis of fetal aneuploidy by sequencing: Disclosed is a method to achieve digital quantification of DNA (i.e., counting differences between identical sequences) using direct shotgun sequencing followed by mapping to the chromosome of origin and enumeration of fragments per chromosome. The preferred method uses massively parallel sequencing, which can produce tens of millions of short sequence... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.
20100138166 - Estimating consumer alcohol intake using non-invasive technology: One or more alcohol inputs are received at the interactive system. Each of the alcohol inputs corresponds to an alcoholic beverage to be consumed by a consumer. The system calculates an estimated blood-alcohol level of the consumer based on the alcohol inputs. The estimated blood-alcohol level is compared with one... Agent: Ibm Corporation- Austin (jvl) C/o Van Leeuwen & Van Leeuwen
20100138167 - Flow rate measurement apparatus, program thereof, flow rate measurement method, and fluid supply system: There is provided a technique for accurately identifying an appliance which uses the fluid from a viewpoint of the range of a change in flow rate value. An ultrasonic flow rate measuring device 7 measures a flow rate value of gas flowing in a flow passage 6 of a gas... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/panasonic
20100138168 - Apparatus and a method of measuring the flow of a fluid: An apparatus and method for measuring a mass flow rate of a multi-phase fluid flowing through a conduit. The apparatus includes a differential pressure element located in the conduit, wherein a first differential pressure measurement device is in communication with the multi-phase fluid between a first and second position across... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20100138169 - Wet-gas flowmeter: Methods and apparatus determine phase fractions for phases within a fluid mixture flow under a wide range of flow conditions including wet-gas flow. Appropriate flow algorithms can utilize this phase fraction information with a total flow rate of the mixture to find individual flow rates for phases, such as oil,... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100138170 - Method and apparatus for measuring a parameter of a fluid flowing within a pipe: A method and apparatus for determining at least one characteristic of a fluid flowing within a pipe is provided and includes at least one sensing device. The at least one sensing device includes a first sensor segment having a first segment polarity and being associated with a first outer portion... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20100138172 - Gas pressure spring with measurement means and device and method for monitoring at least one physical measurement which occurs inside and/or at a gas pressure spring: A gas pressure spring (1), in particular for absorbing stroke movements in a tool or in a machine, is designed and developed, with respect to the replicability and predictability of the behavior during use, as a function of the respective use conditions such that one or more measurement means for... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100138171 - Pressure sensing method and system for flexible aerodynamic surfaces: An apparatus for measuring aerodynamic performance is provided, including a batten; a plurality of pressure differential sensors positioned on the batten, each of the sensors having a first port for exposure to a first pressure and a second port for exposure to a second pressure; and a plenum positioned so... Agent: Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP
20100138174 - Establishing a power profile for generating electrical ratings: Establishing a power profile of power consuming components of computer system configurations for generating electrical ratings, beginning with a default, limited configuration of a computer system and continuing for a number of configurations of the computer system, each configuration including additional power consuming components not included in a previous configuration,... Agent: Ibm (rps-blf) C/o Biggers & Ohanian, LLP
20100138173 - Tool to analyze performance of power-beam photovoltaic receiver: A tool to analyze the performance of a power-beam photovoltaic (PV) receiver is disclosed that includes a system and method for determining the output of a PV array under non-uniform, inconstant illumination. The system and method includes providing PV cells in a user-defined physical layout with various user-defined electrical connections... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC
20100138178 - Battery capacity estimating method and apparatus: A method for accurately estimating battery capacity based on a weighting function is provided. The disclosed system monitors battery current and uses the monitored battery current to calculate the state of charge (SOCbyAh) of the battery. The system also measures the open circuit voltage (OCV) of the battery when the... Agent: Patent Law Office Of David G. Beck
20100138179 - Diagnostic system for monitoring internal conditions inside a fuel cell: A diagnostic system for monitoring internal conditions inside a fuel cell includes a pair of bipolar plates, a gas diffusion layer, a central controller, and three or more sensors. Each bipolar plate contains a fuel gas channel. The central controller includes a computing unit and a display. Each sensor has... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100138177 - Method for accurate battery run time estimation utilizing adaptive offset values: A disclosed method comprises adaptive offset values in an open-circuit voltage lookup table, a temperature lookup table, and an age lookup table, and then determining a present charge of the battery utilizing an open-circuit voltage of the battery and a temperature of the battery, determining a low-voltage-alarm charge of the... Agent: Farjami & Farjami LLP
20100138175 - Method for accurate battery run time estimation utilizing load-condition voltage: One disclosed embodiment is a method for accurately estimating a run time of a battery utilized by an electronic device. The method comprises determining a starting battery capacity utilizing an open-circuit voltage of the battery, determining a battery capacity decline rate utilizing a load-condition voltage of the battery, and determining... Agent: Farjami & Farjami LLP
20100138176 - System for accurate battery run time estimation utilizing voltage capture and coulomb counting: A disclosed embodiment is a low-cost, low-power system for run time estimation of a battery utilized by an electronic device. The system comprises a voltage capture circuit configured to measure a voltage of the battery and a coulomb counting circuit configured to measure a charge of the battery. Additionally, the... Agent: Farjami & Farjami LLP
20100138180 - Moving body posture angle detecting apparatus: An angular velocity detected by an angular velocity sensor (10) is integrated by a small angle matrix calculator (12) and a matrix adding calculator (14), and then restored as a posture angle (angular velocity posture angle) by a matrix posture angle calculator (16). A posture matrix is calculated by a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100138181 - Testing apparatus: A testing apparatus tests a communication control apparatus, which performs given processing on input communication data and outputs the data. The testing apparatus includes an output unit which outputs data to the communication control apparatus, a generating unit which generates data to be output by the communication control apparatus after... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20100138182 - System and method for managing wind turbines and enhanced diagnostics: A method of wind turbine management includes receiving operational information on operational characteristics of a wind turbine. The operational information is analyzed based on a set of rules, and a determination is made as to whether a fault of the wind turbine is resettable. The set of rules may be... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100138184 - Likelihood map system for localizing an emitter: A system and a method for displaying an emitter location are disclosed. The system includes a plurality of receivers at different locations in a field. Each receiver generates a receiver signal that depends on the magnitude of a signal from the emitter. The system also includes a processor that receives... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20100138183 - Surgical navigation enabled imaging table environment: A system for integrating radiolucent tracking sensors in a medical table, table mat, or surgical drape of a surgical navigation system, allowing the surgical navigation system to be less obtrusive in a surgery environment. A plurality of radiolucent magnetoresistance sensors are integrated into a table, table mat, or surgical draping... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare
20100138185 - Device for three-dimensionally measuring block and system having the device: The 3D measurement device for measuring a block includes: a first sensor for sensing location information of itself; one or more second sensors for measuring relative distances from the block; and an absolute location calculation unit for calculating absolute location values at respective points of the block using the location... Agent: Ampacc Law Group
20100138186 - Power transmission line dip measurement method: A power transmission line dip measurement method is disclosed. The dip measurement method includes installing a measurement instrument at a place where power line support points of steel towers can be seen from the ground, collimating the measurement instrument at the power line support point of one of the steel... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20100138187 - Estimating a time offset between stationary clocks: Time synchronization of two clocks is disclosed herein, such as two stationary clocks. A global time signal from a global time reference or common time source can be used to calculate a common view based clock offset between the two clocks. In parallel, a network based clock offset between the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100138188 - System, remote device, and method for validating operation of a wind turbine: A method for validating operation of a wind turbine from a remote device. The remote device communicates with a controller, which is operatively coupled to the wind turbine. The method includes enabling a user through the remote device to submit a request for wind turbine operating data, composing a command... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100138189 - Fast detection of process outages: A method for process monitoring with an automation manager includes: obtaining a unique process identifier (pid) of a to be monitored application process; calling an operating system using a system call function from a monitoring process; wherein the system call function adds the monitoring process to a list of interested... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe
20100138190 - Method and system for tracking and reporting emissions: The present invention relates to methods and systems of tracking enterprise gas emissions such as greenhouse gas emissions. The systems and methods relate to collecting or entering data relating to one or more emissions source of an enterprise or an enterprise location, calculating emissions totals, and, according to certain embodiments,... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property
20100138191 - Method and system for acquiring and transforming ultrasound data: A method and system for transforming acquired ultrasound data for processing that includes the steps of generating ultrasound data, calculating object motion, modifying a data generation parameter using the calculated object motion, processing the ultrasound data related to the generated ultrasound data, and outputting the processed data. The method and... Agent: Schox PLCPrevious industry: Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location
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