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Data processing: measuring, calibrating, or testing April category listing, related patent applications 04/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 04/28/2011 > 54 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110098928 - Monitoring and tracking athletic activity: Athletic activity may be tracked and monitored while providing encouragement and maintaining an individual's interest in continuing to perform athletic activity. For example, a themed workout plan may be implemented to motivate the individual and maintain the individual's interest. The theme may include geographic locations, food items, technology, sports and... Agent: Nike, Inc.
20110098929 - System and method for improving surface electromagnetic surveys: A technique provides a methodology for improving surveys of subterranean regions. The methodology comprises estimating macro anisotropy and an intrinsic or micro anisotropy of an overburden. A surface electromagnetic survey is conducted, and the data from the survey is inverted based on or including information gained from estimating the macro... Agent:
20110098930 - System and method for estimating geological architecture of a geologic volume: The geological architecture of a geologic volume of interest is estimated through the generation and/or selection of one or more numerical analog models of the geologic volume of interest that represent characteristics of the geologic volume of interest as a function of position within the geologic volume of interest. The... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20110098931 - System and method for obtaining and analyzing well data: A system and method including a sensors deployed in a wellbore, the sensors measuring various downhole parameters. The system retrieves the relevant data from the sensors, validates the data, conditions the data, and analyzes the data to diagnose the wellbore and the reservoir to indicate trends therein. The system has... Agent:
20110098932 - Method and apparatus for detecting pedestrians: Detection of at least one object causing a signal of interest. In one embodiment, a method of detecting at least one object causing a persistent non-random pressure wave comprises: providing a digital signal representation of the pressure wave that includes respective amplitudes of the signal, in at least two different... Agent: Elta Systems Ltd.
20110098934 - Method and apparatus for measuring data for injury analysis: An apparatus as provided for measuring acceleration of a person's head or other object. The apparatus comprises a sensor for sensing acceleration and a controller for controlling recording of data resulting from the sensed acceleration due to an explosive force. The controller is adapted to determine whether or not to... Agent: Allen-vanguard Technologies Inc.
20110098933 - Systems and methods for processing oximetry signals using least median squares techniques: Methods and systems are disclosed for determining information from a signal using least median squares techniques, including determining blood oxygen saturation measurements based at least in part on photoplethysmograph signals. In an embodiment, a Lissajous figure is generated based on multiple measurements and least median squares techniques may be used... Agent:
20110098935 - Techniques for determining the effects on a system of a component that has four states: Techniques for determining effects on a biological system include determining rate constants for a particular time interval starting at an initial time. Each rate constant indicates a rate of transition from one of four states to a different one of the four states for a component of a biological system... Agent: University Of Maryland, Baltimore
20110098937 - Integrated mos wireless sensor: A single chip wireless sensor comprises a microcontroller connected by a transmit/receive interface to a wireless antenna. The microcontroller is also connected to an 8 kB RAM, a USB interface, an RS232 interface, 64 kB flash memory, and a 32 kHz crystal. The device senses humidity and temperature, and a... Agent: Chipsensors Limited
20110098936 - Method for determining the heating value and the relative density of a hydrocarbon fuel and apparatus for the same: There is disclosed a method for determining the heating value of a fuel, the fuel comprising at least one hydrocarbon including a first hydrocarbon present in the highest molar concentration, the method comprising: measuring the stoichiometric oxidation molar flow ratio of the fuel; determining the ideal molar heating value (HVm,i)... Agent:
20110098938 - Multiphase flow measurement: Methods and systems are described that provide for measuring flow properties of multiphase mixtures within a pipe carry gas-liquid hydrocarbons and water produced from oil-gas wells. The methods and systems may provide for a combination of a clamp-on ultrasonic gas flow meter to measure flow characteristics of a gas phase... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20110098939 - Process analytic sensor with low power memory write function: A process analytic sensor is provided. The process analytic sensor includes a process analytic sensing element that is coupleable to a process. The process analytic sensing element has an electrical characteristic that varies with an analytical aspect of the process. A microcontroller is disposed within the process analytic sensor and... Agent: Rosemount Analytical Inc.
20110098940 - Method and apparatus for chromatographic data processing: A chromatographic analyzer is provided for facilitating curve fitting by means of the linear least-square method for a chromatogram that contains a plurality of overlapping peaks. The present invention is characterized by a chromatographic data processor for executing data processing of a chromatogram obtained by separating a sample to be... Agent:
20110098941 - program product to screen for longitudinal-seam anomalies: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, program product and methods to detect crack-like features in pipeline welds using magnetic flux leakage data and pattern recognition. A screening process, for example, does not affect or change how survey data is recorded in survey tools; only how it is analyzed after... Agent:
20110098942 - System and methods to determine and monitor changes in microstructural properties: A system and methods with which changes in microstructure properties such as grain size, grain elongation, texture, and porosity of materials can be determined and monitored over time to assess conditions such as stress and defects. An example system includes a number of ultrasonic transducers configured to transmit ultrasonic waves... Agent: Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska
20110098943 - Thermal, flow measuring device: Thermal, flow measuring device and method for operating a thermal, flow measuring device, wherein the thermal, flow measuring device has a first sensor with a first heatable resistance thermometer and at least an additional, second sensor with a second heatable resistance thermometer. A decision coefficient is calculated according to the... Agent: Endress + Hauser Flowtec Ag
20110098944 - Thermal, flow measuring device: Thermal, flow measuring device and method for operating a thermal, flow measuring device. The thermal, flow measuring device has a first sensor with a first heatable resistance thermometer and at least an additional, second sensor with a second heatable resistance thermometer; wherein a decision coefficient is calculated according to the... Agent: Endress + Hauser Flowtec Ag
20110098945 - System, method, and computer program product for generating a drive signal in a vibrating measuring device: The present invention relates to a system, method, and computer program product for generating a drive signal for a vibrating measuring device (5). A drive chain (C1, C2, C3, CN) is selected from at least two drive chains (C1, C2, C3, CN). Each drive chain (C1, C2, C3, CN) modifies... Agent:
20110098946 - Hydraulic control system monitoring apparatus and method: A hydraulic control system for operating a subsea blowout preventer includes a surface manifold configured to convey hydraulic power to the blowout preventer, a surface actuation valve hydraulically connected to subsea valves and configured to operate the blowout preventer, and a control system monitoring apparatus. The control system monitoring apparatus... Agent: Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.
20110098947 - Underwater depth measurement device: An underwater depth measurement device includes a piezoresistive ceramic transducer in communication with a circuit for outputting an absolute pressure.... Agent:
20110098948 - Combined amplitude and frequency measurements for non-contacting turbomachinery blade vibration: A method and apparatus for measuring the vibration of rotating blades, such as turbines, compressors, fans, or pumps, including sensing the return signal from projected energy and/or field changes from a plurality of sensors mounted on the machine housing. One or more of the sensors has a narrow field of... Agent: Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
20110098950 - Infrasound sensor: Embodiments of infrasound sensors comprising multiple matched-responsivity pressure sensors are presented. Infrasound sensors in accordance with the present invention have limited volume, which enables them to observe wind velocity at the same point that infrasound is monitored. The small size and matched-responsivities enable infrasound sensors in accordance with the present... Agent: Symphony Acoustics, Inc.
20110098949 - System and method for handling wide dynamic range signals encountered in vibration analysis using a logarithmic amplifier: A data acquisition system for vibration analysis signals includes a logarithmic amplifier for compressing wide dynamic range signals. The logarithmic amplifier replaces attenuators, gain amplifiers, and gain switches used in a conventional system. Further, only a low bit-count analog to digital converter is needed in combination with the logarithmic amplifier.... Agent:
20110098951 - Arrangement and method for generating a fault signal: A method for generating an error signal that characterizes a ground fault on a conductor between two conductor ends. A differential value is formed and the error signal is generated when the differential value meets a prescribed initiating condition. A first comparison value is determined for a selectable location on... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20110098952 - High density metering system: A method of monitoring the electrical power in multiple branch circuits of an AC electrical power distribution system comprises monitoring at least one voltage common to said multiple branch circuits using a main meter unit, monitoring currents of the multiple branch circuits using multiple current cards that receive a plurality... Agent: Schneider Electric Usa, Inc.
20110098954 - Feedback mechanism for scanner: Many households are increasingly installing systems for their own electricity supply from renewable energies, for example for economical or ecological reasons. If a household produces more electricity than it needs for its own use, it can feed the surplus amount of power into the electrical grid. In order to promote... Agent:
20110098953 - Networked device with power usage estimation: A method and apparatus for a networked device to estimate its own power or energy usage, and report it over a network is disclosed. The method of reporting energy usage status by the networked device comprises receiving a power usage status request from a network, retrieving a set of power... Agent: Greenwave Reality, Inc.
20110098955 - System and method for calibrating oscillograph channels: A system and method for calibrating oscillograph channels assigns the same value to a drawing parameter of each channel. Each channel receives a signal sent by a signal generator. The oscillograph calculates a voltage difference between a standard signal voltage of a standard channel defined by a user and a... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20110098957 - Measurement apparatus and method for rapid verification of critical optical parameters of a viewing display device screen and viewing environment: A hand held measurement apparatus and method for in situ optical analysis of a specific display screen or viewing box and associated ambient light environment is disclosed. The apparatus uses a plurality of input collector optics and a plurality of optical filter/photodetectors as a device to separate the light output... Agent:
20110098956 - System and method for calibrating a high resolution data acquisition system with a low resolution digital to analog converter: A high resolution data acquisition (DAQ) system is initially calibrated with a reference source having a resolution higher than the DAQ system. Measurements over the operating range of the DAQ system are taken, and characteristic calibration coefficients are determined from the measurements. Software corrections based upon the calibration coefficients are... Agent:
20110098958 - Azimuth computing device, azimuth computing method, azimuth computing program, and electronic device: An azimuth computing device includes an azimuth computing unit for computing azimuth data by using an output from a magnetic sensor; a buffer unit for storing the azimuth data; a control unit for outputting azimuth data if the azimuth data stored in the buffer unit by a predetermined number of... Agent:
20110098959 - Multi-point calibration method for the depth of a horizontal directional drilling guiding instrument: A multi-point calibration method for the depth of a horizontal directional drilling guiding instrument comprises: maintaining a constant power output of a normal power transmitter in a specific power supply condition; selecting at least two depth calibrations; receiving a signal transmitted from a transmitter and an intensity of a signal... Agent: Ningbo Golden Land Electronics Inc.
20110098960 - Charged particle beam device: Provided is a charged particle beam device wherein a secondary signal generated from an alignment pattern having known coordinate values in a sample coordinate system is detected, and a positional deviation quantity between the coordinate system of a sample (10) and the coordinate system of a stage (21) is calculated... Agent:
20110098962 - Spectrometer, spectrometry, and spectrometry program: A spectroscopic measurement apparatus 1A comprises an integrating sphere 20 in which a sample S is located, an irradiation light supplying section 10 supplying excitation light via an entrance aperture 21 to the interior of the integrating sphere 20, a sample container 400 holding the sample S in the interior... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.
20110098961 - Systems, methods and apparatus for adaptive correction of a flat panel digital x-ray detector: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some embodiments indiscriminate correction of unintended charge in a digital X-ray detector is reduced by analyzing an unintended charge of a digital X-ray detector; and determining a significance of the unintended charge.... Agent: General Electric Company
20110098963 - Context based testing: In an embodiment, a method is provided. In this method, contexts used in a test are accessed, and these contexts are defined separate from the test. One of these contexts (a “first context”) defines a dependency to another context (a “second” context). A system of relationships between the contexts is... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20110098964 - Testing system: A test system (1) comprises a system-on-chip with a memory (7) for storing sample data; and a dynamic test engine (4) to control input of dynamic test waveforms including sinusoidal waveforms to an ADC under test (15) and to determine device under test dynamic parameters by analysing the samples. A... Agent:
20110098965 - Temperature detection device: A temperature detection device includes a bottle having a temperature sensor for detecting the temperature of a fluid within the bottle, and a station able to receive the bottle. The temperature sensor can be connected via electrical contacts by putting the bottle onto the station. The station includes a display... Agent:
20110098966 - Electronic clinical thermometer and operation control method: The electronic clinical thermometer includes a thermistor, a reference resistor, a voltage switch for selectively applying a voltage in order to accumulate electric charge in a capacitor via the thermistor or reference resistor, an A/D converter for detecting a voltage change occurring when removing the electric charge accumulated in the... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110098967 - Method and system for detecting forces on aircraft: A method for sensing a force applied to an aircraft includes receiving a derivative of the acceleration of a motion of a portion of the aircraft, determining whether the derivative of the acceleration of the motion of the portion of the aircraft exceeds a threshold, and outputting an indication that... Agent: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
20110098968 - System and method for vibration analysis and phase analysis of vibration waveforms using dynamic statistical averaging of tachometer data to accurately calculate rotational speed: Vibration analysis is performed on a machine having a variable frequency drive by using a tachometer to monitor rotational speed of the drive shaft and a logic device to calculate speed parameters associated with the drive shaft using the tachometer data. The speed parameters include a maximum speed, a minimum... Agent:
20110098969 - Post sleeve positioning apparatus and method: A post sleeve installation device includes a standing structure, a structure coupled to the standing structure and configured to support a post sleeve below the standing structure, and a mechanism configured to enable selective translation of the support structure in three axes and rotation around a vertical axis. Locks are... Agent:
20110098970 - Measurement of distances or of distance changes: A sensor (200, 300, 400) for the measurement of distances or of distance changes in accordance with the signal transit time principle having a transmitter (12) for the transmission of an electromagnetic signal as well as having a transmission controller (18, 20) by means of which the signals can be... Agent: Sick Ag
20110098971 - Form measuring device and method of aligning form data: A form measuring device includes: a measuring unit configured to detect a height at each position in a reference axis direction of a measured object and measure a cross-sectional form of the measured object; and an arithmetic unit configured to synthesize a plurality of form measurement data, obtained by repeated... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20110098973 - Automatic baselining of metrics for application performance management: An application monitoring system monitors one or more applications to generate and report application performance data for transactions. Actual performance data for one or more metrics is compared with a baseline metric value(s) to detect anomalous transactions or components thereof. Automatic baselining for a selected metric is provided using variability... Agent: Computer Associates Think, Inc.
20110098972 - Computer-implemented distributed iteratively reweighted least squares system and method: Systems and methods are provided for performing an estimation using an iteratively reweighted least squares technique on a scenario defined by a design matrix, a response variable vector, and a parameter to be estimated. A system and method can be configured to include a root data processor, where a least... Agent:
20110098974 - Adaptive differential ratio-metric detector: A method and system for detecting and classifying sensor data, includes obtaining at least one feature vector from a sample to be analyzed, the sample to be analyzed being applied to an array of sensors that includes at least two differential sensors. The method and system also includes converting the... Agent:
20110098975 - Control system and methods of verifying operation of at least one wind turbine sensor: A method of verifying operation of at least one wind turbine sensor includes dynamically defining a neighborhood of neighbor wind turbines for a first wind turbine, each neighbor wind turbine including at least one sensor. The method also includes receiving data from at least one neighbor wind turbine sensor and... Agent:
20110098976 - Method for identifying an error function and in particular a drift of a rail pressure sensor in a common rail injection system: In order to locate errors of the rail pressure sensor (38) when starting problems occur, the following method steps are proposed: determination of whether starting problems occur in the engine and if this is the case, an engine state is induced, in which the engine controller is already active but... Agent:
20110098977 - High speed chip screening method using delay locked loop: A voltage controlled delay line (VCDL) for measuring the maximum speed of a chip includes a first input configured to receive a reference clock signal, a first output configured to output an output clock signal, and a second input configured to receive a phase error signal representing a phase delay... Agent: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
20110098978 - System and method for testing graphics card: A system is used to test a 3D image processing capability of a video card. The system includes a 3D model engine module, a 3D model module, a test parameter module, and a check module. The 3D model module is capable of building a 3D model engine. The test parameter... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20110098979 - Detecting method and detecting apparatus: A detecting method employing a first sensor and a second sensor, includes: first processing for detecting, on the basis of an output value of the first sensor, a predetermined state defined in advance; second processing for starting the second sensor according to the detection of the predetermined state; and third... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110098980 - Device for processing a signal delivered by a radiation detector: d
20110098981 - Method and apparatus for processing measured values of parameters of a telecommunication network: The present invention relates to a method for processing measured values of parameters of a telecommunication network, wherein the measured values are filtered by a filter unit (30, 31, 32, 33; 300, 22 330) and wherein the filter unit (30, 31, 32, 33; 300, 330) is selected from a set... Agent:04/21/2011 > 41 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110093199 - Characterization of logging tool performance: A method for determining the measurement precision of a formation evaluation tool in a borehole comprises: a) conveying the formation evaluation tool into the borehole, b) using the formation evaluation tool to make measurements, and c) analyzing the measurements using mean squared difference stability statistics to generate an output indicative... Agent:
20110093200 - Methods and apparatus to determine phase-change pressures: Example methods and apparatus to determine phase-change pressures are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes capturing a fluid in a chamber, pressurizing the fluid at a plurality of pressures, measuring a plurality of transmittances of a signal through the fluid at respective ones of the plurality of pressures, computing a... Agent:
20110093201 - Method for evaluating fluid pressures and detecting overpressures in an underground medium: A method for evaluating fluid pressures and detecting overpressures in an underground medium is disclosed having application to petroleum exploration for detection of overpressure zones while drilling for example. A seismic P wave velocity cube and a seismic S wave velocity cube are constructed by a stratigraphic inversion of seismic... Agent:
20110093202 - Systems and methods for monitoring and detecting an event: A system for monitoring and detecting an event. A position determining unit configured to receive a position determining signal. A seismic event detector configured to detect a seismic event and generate a seismic event signal. A storage unit configured for storing position information corresponding to the position determining signal, the... Agent:
20110093203 - System and method for clustering arrivals of seismic energy to enhance subsurface imaging: Seismic data acquired at or near a geologic volume of interest is processed. This may include forming an image of the geologic volume of interest from the seismic data. The seismic data may be processed by aggregating energy arrivals to reduce the number of imaging processes that must be performed... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20110093208 - Least-square deconvolution (lsd): a method to resolve dna mixtures: Least Square Deconvolution (LSD) uses quantitative allele peak data, for example, allele peak area, allele peak height and optical density, 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... Agent: University Of Tennessee Research Foundation
20110093210 - Measurement device and method of controlling the same: A measurement device includes: a first measurement unit (101) measuring first biological data at least k times (k≧2) to obtain any k first measurement values; a distributed-signature generation unit (104) executing signature operations for the k first measurement values using any various k distributed-signature keys, respectively, to generate k distributed... Agent:
20110093211 - Method for processing protein data: A method of generating data indicating whether a set of proteins is a protein complex. The method comprises receiving as input experimental data indicating experimentally observed relationships, each experimentally observed relationship being between a first protein and zero or more second proteins and generating data indicating whether the set of... Agent: Virginia Commonwealth University Intellectual Property Foundation
20110093204 - Methods and system for the identification and characterization of peptides and their functional relationships by use of measures of correlation: The invention provides methods and a system implementing these methods for identifying and characterizing peptides and their functional relationships by use of measures of correlation. These methods are based on the interaction of a Correlation Associated Network Module with several Application Modules including a Sequence Network Module, a Differential Network... Agent: Digilab Biovision Gmbh
20110093209 - Methods and systems for simultaneous allelic contrast and copy number association in genome-wide association studies: Methods and systems are provided for performing allelic copy number association in genome-wide association studies. Also provided are computer-readable media for storing instructions for performing the genomic marker association studies. The methods include performing genomic marker association studies wherein allelic contrast and copy number are analyzed simultaneously, comprising the steps... Agent:
20110093206 - Methods, systems, and products for quantitatively measuring the degree of concordance between or among microarray probe level data sets: Methods, systems and products are provided to quantitatively measure the degree of concordance between or among microarray probe level data sets. These can include the steps of evaluating outlier probe values, determine gene expression scores, evaluating the significant treatment effect for each gene expression score, and determining concordance between replicate... Agent:
20110093205 - Proteomics previewer: A technique for analyzing proteomics data (such as tandem mass-spectrometry data) corresponding to peptides in a sample is described. In a high-speed, low-sensitivity first pass of this analysis technique, analysis parameters, such as the presence of one or more potential modifications to the one or more peptides, are determined using... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
20110093207 - System for conducting the identification of bacteria in biological samples: The present invention relates to a system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in biological samples. More particularly, the invention relates to a system comprising a cooling, heating and fan arrangement for maintaining a predetermined optimum temperature of the samples during testing; a visual, circumferential and... Agent: Pocared Diagnostics Ltd.
20110093213 - Fluid providing apparatus: The invention relates to a fluid providing apparatus (5; 34) for providing a fluid to an analyzing apparatus (17; 33) for analyzing the fluid and to the analyzing apparatus (17; 33). The fluid providing apparatus (34) comprises a casing (35), which has an introduction opening (7), through which a fluid... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110093212 - Method and device for measuring a moisture value of dielectric materials: Method for measuring a moisture value F of dielectric materials using at least one microwave resonator, one shift A of the resonant frequency being respectively evaluated for at least two resonance modes with resonant frequencies which are different from one another and a density-independent moisture value being calculated from the... Agent: Tews Electronik Dipl. Ing. Manfred Tews
20110093214 - Dangerous substance detection system: A method of quickly detecting a handmade explosive in a bottle with a low erroneous alarm frequency is provided. A sample gas generated from a bottle placed on a bottle placement space is sucked-in, and ions of the sample gas are generated by an ion source and subjected to mass... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110093217 - Method and apparatus for detecting moisture in building materials: A moisture sensor system is described. In one embodiment, the provides an adjustable threshold level for the sensed moisture level. The adjustable threshold allows the moisture sensor to adjust to ambient conditions, aging of components, and other operational variations while still providing a relatively sensitive detection capability. In one embodiment,... Agent:
20110093216 - Method and device for determining the relative humidity of an insulating liquid filled electric apparatus: A method for determining the relative humidity of an insulating liquid filled electric apparatus including a container containing insulating liquid and gas, a communication unit providing communication between the gas of the container and gas of an external environment, and providing dehydration of gas passing through the communication unit, wherein... Agent:
20110093215 - Reactive gas detection in complex backgrounds: A differential absorption spectrum for a reactive gas in a gas mixture can be generated for sample absorption data by subtracting background absorption data set from the sample absorption data. The background absorption data can be characteristic of absorption characteristics of the background composition in a laser light scan range... Agent:
20110093218 - Conveyor chain monitoring system and method: A system for monitoring the wear of a moving conveyor chain includes a first detector for detecting a leading end of a first link of the chain and providing a first signal corresponding thereto, a second detector for detecting a trailing end of the first link and providing a second... Agent:
20110093219 - Methods for modeling the structural health of a civil structure based on electronic distance measurements: Methods are disclosed wherein the structural health of a civil structure, such as, but not limited to, a bridge or the like is measured by electronic distance measurement (EDM) from a plurality of stable locations to a plurality of cardinal points on the structure in a methodical manner. By measuring... Agent:
20110093220 - Integrated acoustic leak detection system using intrusive and non-intrusive sensors: A system for detecting and locating leaks includes a pipeline, strain sensors positioned on the external surface of the pipeline, acoustic pressure sensors positioned at intervals along the pipeline, local processors connected to the strain sensors and acoustic pressure sensors, and a central processor connected to the local processors. The... Agent: Acoustic Systems, Inc.
20110093221 - System to monitor energy use: A system to monitor energy use is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises receiving energy consumption data from a gateway, wherein the gateway receives the energy consumption data from an electricity meter. The energy consumption data is stored, and an energy consumption graph is calculated by using... Agent:
20110093223 - Battery state-of-charge management method: Equipment and methods for estimating and regulating the state of charge (SOC) of a battery in a hybrid fuel cell-battery system for use in a moving vehicle. The SOC is continuously estimated and the fuel cell power is regulated to maintain the SOC at a level such that the battery... Agent:
20110093222 - Power cycling test apparatus: A power cycling test apparatus includes a sampling circuit, a controlling circuit, and a powering circuit. A first terminal of the sampling circuit is connected to an interface of a computer. A first terminal of the controlling circuit is connected to a second terminal of the sampling circuit. A second... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20110093224 - Semiconductor device, semiconductor device testing method, and data processing system: To include one or a plurality of internal signal lines that electrically connects an interface chip to a core chip. The interface chip includes a first circuit that outputs a current to an internal wiring and the core chip includes a second circuit that outputs a current to the first... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20110093225 - Method of making frequency domain measurements on a time domain instrument: A system and method of making frequency domain measurements on a waveform acquired by a time domain instrument, such as an oscilloscope, uses built-in FFT spectral analysis in the time domain instrument so that a user can perform the compliance measurements using the oscilloscope alone. The results of the measurement... Agent:
20110093226 - Fault detection and classification method for wafer acceptance test parameters: A fault detection and classification (FDC) method for wafer acceptance test (WAT) parameters includes the following steps. A plurality of fault detection and classification parameters is collected. A plurality of wafer acceptance test parameters that are corresponded by the fault detection and classification parameters is collected. The fault detection and... Agent: Inotera Memories, Inc.
20110093228 - Calculation method and calculation apparatus: The present invention provides a method of calculating a surface shape of a target surface, including the steps of defining, as a measurement target region, each of a plurality of regions on the target surface in which adjacent regions overlap each other, and obtaining data that give the heights at... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110093227 - Systems and methods for location, motion, and contact detection and tracking in a networked audiovisual device: Systems and methods for location, motion, and contact detection and tracking in a portable networked device are disclosed. A portable device may include a motion detection unit including an accelerometer for detecting accelerations in one or more axes. Signals associated with the detected motion are processed to generate estimates of... Agent:
20110093229 - Method for calibrating sensors: A method for calibrating sensors in a system including a plurality of sensors which are arranged so that they can be subjected to the same load includes the steps of detecting the level of an operating parameter for a certain load level individually by at least two of the sensors,... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab
20110093231 - Apparatus for monitoring a system with time in space and method therefor: Apparatus and method for monitoring a system in which a fluid flows and which is characterized by a change in the system with time in space. A preselected place in the system is monitored to collect data at two or more time points correlated to a system event. The data... Agent:
20110093230 - Device, method, and system for calibration of a flow meter used in conjunction with a ventricular assist device: A blood flow calibration system 500 including a computer 400 operable to determine and store calibration data for a flow meter 124, a test system 530 operable to simulate blood flow for the flow meter 124, thereby allowing the computer 400 to determine the calibration data, and a programmer 300... Agent: Micromed Technology, Inc.
20110093232 - Method and arrangement for automatic calibrating of spectrometers: An arrangement as well as a method for calibrating a spectrometer for measuring spectral fractions of a substance in the context of chemometrics or chemometric processes with a spectrometric apparatus for measuring spectral fractions of the substance to be examined as well as with a calibration unit, by means of... Agent: Endress + Hauser Conducts Gesellschaft Fur Mess-und Regeltechnik Mbh + Co. Kg
20110093233 - Through-time radial grappa calibration: Example systems and methods control a parallel magnetic resonance imaging (pMRI) apparatus to acquire radial calibration data sets throughout time. Example systems and methods also control the pMRI apparatus to acquire an under-sampled radial data set from the object to be imaged. Example systems and methods then control the pMRI... Agent: Case Western Reserve University
20110093234 - Method and apparatus for detecting failure of an actuator switching device: A circuit breaker includes an actuator, a switching device connected to the actuator, and a test unit configured to test a connection between the actuator and the switching device by detecting a first connection voltage at the connection between the actuator and the switching device. The test unit is further... Agent:
20110093235 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device is provided. The semiconductor device applies data applied through a bump pad on which a bump is mounted through a test pad to a test apparatus such that the reliability of the test can be improved. The amount of test pads is significantly reduced by allowing data... Agent:
20110093236 - Processing position-related input data from a rotational machine whose angular speed is variable: A data processor and method for processing position-related input data from a rotational machine whose angular speed is variable and providing output data at an output data rate. The processor comprises a time-based over-sampler for over-sampling the input data at an over-sampling rate greater than the output data rate, and... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
20110093237 - Wafer center finding with charge-coupled devices: A device for handling a substantially circular wafer is provided. The device includes an interior accessible through a plurality of entrances, and a plurality of sensors consisting of two sensors for each one of the plurality of entrances, each sensor capable of detecting a presence of the substantially circular wafer,... Agent: Brooks Automation, Inc.
20110093238 - Electromechanical device for measuring the inclination of a support plane with high resolution, high accuracy and low sensitivity to outside disturbances: An electromechanical device for measuring the inclination of a support plane with high resolution, high accuracy and low sensitivity to outside disturbances, comprising a first electromechanical pendulum system, controlled in a closed loop to measure the static rotations of an inverted pendulum pivoted to a supporting structure which can be... Agent:
20110093239 - Vehicle weight sensing methods and systems: Disclosed are vehicle weight sensing methods and systems. According to one aspect of this disclosure, provided is a method of characterizing a vehicle to determine gross axle weights by accessing a computer readable database which correlates a plurality of pressures associated with fluid suspension members incorporated into the vehicle.... Agent:04/14/2011 > 29 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110087434 - Monitoring system: There is provided a monitoring system (300) for monitoring within a borehole (10). The system (300) comprises a probe assembly (100) operable to be moved within the borehole (10) for sensing one or more physical parameters therein, a data processing arrangement (110) located outside the borehole (10), and a data... Agent: Tecwel As
20110087435 - Method for electromagnetic prospecting waveform design: A waveform design method is presented for controlled source electromagnetic surveying. A desired source spectrum (82) is specified based on a desired resistivity depth image resolution (81) with spectral amplitudes determined by expected noise levels (83). Techniques are disclosed for designing a source waveform to match the desired source spectrum.... Agent:
20110087438 - Computer that weighs: A system and method of using an adaptable interface for a medical device such as a scale. The scale includes a memory, a display, a processor, and a measurement component to measure one or more characteristics of a subject, such as height or weight. The adaptable interface includes a reconfigurable... Agent:
20110087436 - Method and system for analysis of time-series molecular quantities: A method and system for analyzing a plurality of groups of time-series gene expressions including determining a time-dependent score that comprises a difference between the gene expression in the first group at a given time point and the gene expression in the second group at the given time point, determining... Agent:
20110087437 - Process, software arrangement and computer-accessible medium for obtaining information associated with a haplotype: The present invention relates to a method, system and software arrangement for determining the co-associations of allele types across consecutive loci and hence for reconstructing two haplotypes of a diploid individual from genotype data generated by mapping experiments with single molecules, families or populations. The haplotype reconstruction system, method and... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
20110087439 - Systems and methods for identifying materials utilizing multivariate analysis techniques: Described are a system and method for identifying a material. A spectrum is received. A barcode is generated from a sign of a second derivative of the spectrum. Multivariate data analysis tools and techniques are applied based on the barcode. The material is identified from results of the multivariate data... Agent:
20110087440 - Authentication systems for discriminating value documents based on variable luminescence and magnetic properties: A value document authentication system comprising a value document substrate having a luminescent compound disposed on or in at least a portion of the value document substrate, wherein the luminescent compound (i) comprises a host lattice having at least one metallic ion with magnetic properties and is doped with at... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110087441 - Online method to estimate hydrogen concentration estimation in fuel cell systems at shutdown and startup: A system and method for estimating the amount of hydrogen and/or nitrogen in a fuel cell stack and stack volumes at system start-up and shut-down. The method defines the fuel cell stack and stack volumes as discrete volumes including an anode flow-field and anode plumbing volume, a cathode flow-field volume... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110087442 - Procedure for the prognostic of a structure subject to loads: A method for prognostics of a structure subject to loads, particularly an aircraft structure, includes, detecting the state (strains) of the structure at multiple primary points and additional points. The loads acting on the structure associated with the state detected in the primary points are determined. Based on the determined... Agent: Alenia Aeronautica S.p.a.
20110087444 - system for ultrasonically detecting defects in a pipe wall: A system for detecting defects in a pipe wall, comprises an ultrasonic transducer which is arranged for emitting, via an exit opening, ultrasonic signals from the interior of the pipe towards its wall and for receiving, via an entrance opening, backscattered signals from the wall. The system is arranged to... Agent: Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-natuurwetenschafppeluk Onderzoek Tno
20110087443 - Three-dimensional visualization and analysis method and system for non-destructive examination of a rotor bore using ultrasound: A method and apparatus for three-dimensional (3D) visualization and analysis for automatic non-destructive examination of a rotor bore using ultrasound. Data is acquired by scanning the rotor bore with an ultrasound pulser/transducer producing a plurality of one-dimensional ultrasound scans, each scan having a plurality of sample points. Each sample point... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20110087446 - Device and method for measurement of cycling power output: The invention provides a measurement device and method for measuring a cyclist's power output, in response to an external force provided by said cyclist applied to a bicycle, comprising a force sensor (13), characterised in that said force sensor is embedded in a bicycle cleat (11) bolted to the shoe... Agent:
20110087445 - Intelligent sport shoe system: The present invention is directed to a system for providing information to an athlete concerning the efficiency with which the athlete is using energy in moving relative to the ground or some other surface. In one embodiment, the system includes a plurality of pressure sensors that are associated with a... Agent: Alluvial Joules, Inc.
20110087447 - Fluid flow meter using thermal tracers: Fluid flows through a conduit. To measure flow speed the fluid is heated at a heating location in the conduit with a time-dependent heating strength. A speed of sound in fluid flowing in the conduit is measured at a plurality of sensing locations downstream from said heating location. The flow... Agent:
20110087448 - Device for processing tissue samples: A device (20) for processing tissue samples has a processing room (22) for introducing and processing the tissue samples (20). A chamber (34) communicates with the processing room (22). At least one filling level sensor (28, 30, 32) detects a measurement value which is representative of a filling level of... Agent: Leica Biosystems Nussloch Gmbh
20110087449 - Methods of calibrating a clock using multiple clock periods with a single counter and related devices and methods: A method of calibrating a first clock signal using a second clock signal and a plurality of calibration periods may include generating incremented counter values at a counter responsive to edges of the second clock signal. For at least two of the plurality of calibration periods, an initial incremented counter... Agent:
20110087451 - Compass calibration system and method: An in-vehicle compass system and method that is calibrated based on a magnetic field model and/or a deviation analysis based on a location signal received from a positioning system.... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company
20110087450 - Heading error removal system for tracking devices: Systems are able to reduce or remove slowly-varying drift errors, such as heading errors, rate of rotation errors, and direction of travel errors, to correct the measurements from tracking devices. The systems may be used to remove the slow varying drift errors for gyroscopic tracking device sensors, or other types... Agent: University Of Michigan
20110087453 - Reliability test with monitoring of the results: An embodiment for executing a reliability test is proposed. A corresponding electronic device includes functional means for implementing a functionality of the electronic device, and testing means for executing a test of the functional means including a plurality of test operations on the functional means; the testing means returns an... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.
20110087452 - Test device: A test device for testing a system, which has first interface circuit, second interface circuit, and a power switch, comprises a power supply, status detector, and a controller. The power supply includes a supplying unit and a switch controller. The supplying unit provides a test power signal according to a... Agent: Quanta Computer Inc.
20110087454 - Tap detection: Methodology and circuitry for determining if a device, such as a cellular phone or personal digital assistant has been tapped is disclosed. The device includes an accelerometer and in response to an acceleration, the accelerometer outputs an acceleration signal. The accelerometer may continuously output an acceleration signal even if no... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.
20110087455 - Method and device for analyzing positions: The method and device for analyzing position are disclosed. By analyzing sensing information with at least one zero-crossing, each position can be analyzed. The number of analyzed positions may be different from the number of zero-crossings. When the number of analyzed positions is different from the number of zero-crossing, the... Agent: Egalax_empia Technology Inc.
20110087456 - Rotation angle detection device and electric power steering system: Bridge circuits have half bridges formed of sensor elements, which vary respective impedances in accordance with a rotating magnetic field generated by a rotary object. A control unit acquires output signals produced from intermediate points of the half bridges, and calculates a rotation angle of the rotary object based on... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110087457 - Surface measurement, selection, and machining: Systems, processes, articles of manufacture, and techniques may be used to determine a machining shape for a surface to be machined. In particular implementations, determining a machining shape may include retrieving stored surface measurements for a surface to be machined, the measurements representing the surface at a plurality of points... Agent: Furmanite Worldwide, Inc.
20110087458 - Processing transaction timestamps: A first measurement point is received from a first monitoring agent. The first measurement point includes a first timestamp and a first transaction attribute. The first timestamp is stored. A second measurement point is received from a second monitoring agent. The second measurement point includes a second timestamp and a... Agent:
20110087459 - Cleanup prediction and monitoring: The examples described herein relate to methods and apparatus for cleanup prediction and monitoring. A disclosed method of predicting cleanup of a sample fluid obtained by a downhole tool includes drawing the sample fluid into the downhole tool via a probe assembly; measuring optical densities of the sample fluid at... Agent:
20110087460 - Field device for determining or monitoring a physical or chemical process variable: Field device for determining or monitoring a physical or chemical process variable, wherein the field device is composed of a sensor, which works according to a defined measuring principle, and a control/evaluation unit, which, as a function of a safety standard required for the particular safety-critical application, conditions and evaluates,... Agent: Endress + Hauser Gmbh + Co. Kg
20110087461 - Wireless data logging device: A wireless data logging module for a test and measuring device is presented. The data logging module includes a test and measuring device that measures a variable of a process and a wireless transceiver coupled to the test and measuring device. The wireless transceiver includes a microprocessor for capturing and... Agent:
20110087462 - Compact, componentized hardware architecture and reference platform family for low-power, low-cost, high-fidelity in situ sensing: Described herein are embodiments of a hardware architecture and reference platform family for constructing large-scale, long-lived, wireless data acquisition networks. Embodiments of the device are designed to enable data collection, data processing, data storage, and data communication across a broad range of sensor, storage, and communication technologies. When deployed at... Agent:04/07/2011 > 21 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110082645 - Variable grid for finite difference computation: A computer system and a computer-implemented method for evaluating a geophysical model using a grid of points representing locations in a subsurface geological region are disclosed. The method includes storing a geophysical model of the subsurface geological region in a computer readable memory and defining, for the geophysical model, the... Agent: Chevron U.s.a., Inc.
20110082646 - Noise attenuation in passive seismic data: Passive seismic data is collected from measurements of seismic sensors in respective sensor assemblies, where the passive seismic data is based on measurements collected during periods when no active seismic source was activated. Attenuation of surface noise in the passive seismic data is performed using data from divergence sensors in... Agent:
20110082647 - Combining seismic data from sensors to attenuate noise: To perform noise attenuation for seismic surveying, a sensor assembly is deployed on a ground surface, where the sensor assembly has a seismic sensor to measure seismic waves propagated through a subterranean structure, and a divergence sensor comprising a pressure sensor to measure noise. First data is received from the... Agent:
20110082648 - Microchip blood analyzer: A microchip blood analyzer contains a mixing unit that mixes a sample and a test reagent with each other; a detection unit that detects a reaction of the mixture, a measurement unit that measures an amount of a specific ingredient in the sample; and a judgment unit that obtains a... Agent: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
20110082649 - Stand-off active detection of chemical substances: The present invention relates to a method for detecting N gases, each having a corresponding spectral signature. The method comprises determining, on the basis of a Principal-Component Analysis of the spectral signatures of the N gases, M wavelengths, on the basis of which said spectral signatures can be represented. Furthermore,... Agent:
20110082650 - Method for utilizing fabrication defect of an article: A method for utilizing fabrication defect of an article comprises steps of obtaining a defect image from a fabrication process for fabricating the article, wherein the defect image comprises a defect and fabricated circuit patterns around the defect; obtaining coordinates of the defect; retrieving a layout of the article comprising... Agent:
20110082651 - Method for calculating target temperature split, target superheat, target enthalpy, and energy efficiency ratio improvements for air conditioners and heat pumps in cooling mode: Expanded temperature split, superheat, enthalpy, humidity, and wet-bulb tables are created and used to determine recommended refrigerant charge and airflow adjustments. Previously unknown enthalpy split values are introduced and calculated in a defined region and then extrapolated using a nonlinear curve fit for undefined regions. Undefined target temperature split values... Agent:
20110082652 - Method and apparatus for fault detection: A method for fault detection in a signal carrying component. The method comprises applying a first input signal to a first part of the signal carrying component, and applying a second input signal to the signal carrying component. A resultant signal is obtained from the signal carrying component, the resultant... Agent:
20110082653 - Method for fault location on series compensated power transmission lines with two-end unsynchronized measurement: The present invention is concerned with a method for fault location in series compensated power transmission lines with two-end unsynchronized measurement, finding an application in the electrical power sector and for overhead uncompensated and series-compensated transmission lines. The method according to the invention wherein a distance to fault and fault... Agent: Abb Research Ltd.
20110082654 - Power grid with comparison of differences in remote phasor changes: In one embodiment those comparisons are done by determining “relative” phase change rate phasors by calculating the product of one incoming phase difference phasor with the conjugate of another incoming phase difference phasor. In further embodiments the system is not only monitored, but also controlled in response to the relative... Agent:
20110082655 - Methods and systems for monitoring lift usage: Methods and systems for lift monitoring are described. In one embodiment, a first operation signal may be received from a first relay coupled to an electro-mechanical patient lift when the electro-mechanical patient lift is being operated in a first position. A second operation signal may be received from a second... Agent:
20110082656 - Frequency measurement method, frequency measurement device and apparatus equipped with frequency measurement device: A frequency measurement device includes: a counter section that counts a supplied pulse stream signal to be measured at a predetermined time interval and outputs a stream of count values corresponding to the frequency of the signal to be measured; and a low-pass filter section that performs a filtering process... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110082657 - Delay analysis device, delay analysis method, and delay analysis program: A delay analysis device includes an acquisition section that acquires circuit information relating to a path through which signal propagation can be delayed, a determination section that sets up an assumed fault for each of pins disposed in the path, and determines whether a signal change output from a beginning... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110082659 - Method for processing data derived from an ionizing radiation detector: Measurements of electric charges obtained by the impact of ionizing radiation on a semiconductor detector are grouped in a histogram. Calibrations and data otherwise obtained are used to obtain acceptance probabilities of measurements, which are used to construct a histogram of events by weighting the measurements so as to exclude... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
20110082658 - Systems and methods for maintaining the precision of mass measurement: Reference features are updated based on a previous scan during each mass spectrometry scan of a sample. Reference features with reference feature confidence values are generated from a plurality of initial scans. For each subsequent scan of a sample, sample features and sample feature confidence values are calculated. The reference... Agent: Life Technologies And Mds Analytical Technologies
20110082660 - Weighing system: A weighing system is equipped with a plurality of weighing units, a combinatorial computing section, a weight checking unit, a correction value computing section and a correction value inputting section. The weighing units weigh goods. The combinatorial computing section is configured to perform combinatorial computing of the weighing results, to... Agent: Ishida Co., Ltd.
20110082661 - Card interface direction detection system: A card interface direction detection system includes a card. A power pin is mounted to the card and connected to a power source. A ground pin is mounted to the card and connected to a ground. A direction pin is mounted to the card. A controller is coupled to an... Agent:
20110082662 - Method and device for detecting capacity changes in a fluid and turbine: A method for detecting capacity changes in a fluid in a flow channel is disclosed. The method includes the steps of leading the fluid to a surface of a defined area, where the heat transfer is enhanced compared with other portions of the flow channel, measuring the temperature of the... Agent:
20110082663 - Method for ascertaining a rotational direction of a rotating body, and wheel sensor module: In a method for ascertaining a rotational direction of a rotating body, one rotational direction and one rotational speed value which indicates the rotational frequency of the rotating body are ascertained in each of multiple measurements. The rotational speed values of the multiple measurements are compared to each other, and... Agent:
20110082664 - Method of predicting position of object: A method of predicting a position of an object includes the steps of (1) providing a filter for tracking at least one object and obtaining a first position and a first speed of the object at a first time, (2) providing a first acceleration of the object at the filter... Agent: National Taiwan University
20110082665 - Stick-slip detecting device and detecting method: A diagnosing operation controlling portion compares the magnitude of change of a control instruction value that controls the dislocation of a valve stem to a reference value that has been set in advance, and stops the malfunction evaluation operation in a diagnosing portion if the magnitude of change per unit... Agent: Yamatake CorporationPrevious industry: Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location
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