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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. 05/31/2012 > 57 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20120136576 - Evaluating surface data: Systems, methods, and instructions encoded in a computer-readable medium can perform operations related to evaluating surface data. Geodetic data for a plurality of surface locations are received. The geodetic data may include surface gradient information and/or surface elevation information for multiple surface locations. A set of constraining relationships is generated... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20120136577 - Systems and methods for monitoring corrosion in a well: Systems (20) and methods for monitoring a well (10) are configured to identify or analyze various issues affecting the well (10) including corrosion, cement quality, inflow, and fluid migration.... Agent:
20120136579 - Apparatus and method for detecting and quantifying leakage in a pipe: The present invention is directed toward a method and an apparatus to investigate and quantify a leakage rate for a fluid (FG, FL) between a first pipe and a second pipe, the first pipe being surrounded by at least a portion of the second pipe, where the pipes are arranged... Agent:
20120136578 - Rise in core wettability characterization method: The various embodiments herein provide a method for determining core wettability characteristics of reservoir rock samples based on modified form of Washburn equation. The method involves saturating a core sample with a first reservoir fluid such as water and imbibing with a second reservoir fluid such as oil. The change... Agent: The Petroleum Institute
20120136582 - Measuring hematocrit and estimating hemoglobin values with a non-invasive, optical blood monitoring system: An optical blood monitoring system with a ratiometric model determines hematocrit values for a hemodialysis patient, from which hemoglobin values for the patient are estimated. The ratiometric model is calibrated, normally against a cell counter, using blood from a blood bank. The blood from a blood bank is preserved in... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
20120136583 - Method for predicting efficacy of drugs in a patient: The present invention concerns a method for predicting the relative efficacy of a plurality of drugs for treating a tumour in an individual comprising the molecular characterization of the tumour, and the calculation of a score for the plurality of drug essentially based on the percentage of deregulated target gene.... Agent: Worldwide Innovative Network
20120136581 - Method of diagnosing asphyxia: A method for in vitro diagnosing asphyxia and disorders related thereto, a method of in vitro estimating duration of hypoxia in a patient subjected to asphyxia, and a method for in vitro monitoring of normoxic, hypoxic and hyperoxic conditions and/or normobaric and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, includes quantitatively detecting in a... Agent:
20120136580 - System and method for analyzing an electrophysiological signal: A system and a method of analyzing an electrophysiological signal, wherein the system comprises an acquisition device for acquiring a test electrophysiological signal associated with an anatomical part of a patient and a processor configured to divide a cycle of the test electrophysiological signal into test time windows, compare a... Agent:
20120136584 - Detection apparatus and detection method for detecting microorganisms: A light receiving element provides a current signal corresponding to an amount of received light scattered by suspended particles moving at a predetermined speed to a pulse width measurement circuit and a current-voltage conversion circuit via a filter circuit. A pulse width measured from the current signal is converted into... Agent:
20120136586 - Acquisition method and apparatus for mass spectrometer data: A method and apparatus for acquiring data from a mass spectrometer and its transmission to a computer system including a data acquisition engine, a network interface and a throughput optimization module which includes a ring buffer and a protocol stack. A compression engine may be provided between the acquisition engine... Agent: Micromass Uk Limited
20120136585 - Method and system for the detection and identification of explosives and/or contraband: A nuclear quadrupole resonance system which senses the stimulated emission from target molecules includes in a calibration step and a stimulated emission response detection step, with the system employing clutter cancellation involving linear regression and the use of cross correlation with a series of known molecular signatures, both increasing the... Agent: Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
20120136587 - Method and system for machine condition monitoring: A method and system for monitoring a condition of a machine are provided. The machine monitoring system includes a housing mounted to a surface of a machine, a plurality of sensors configured to generate respective output signals for a parameter indicative of a condition of the machine, and a voting... Agent:
20120136588 - Endoscope integrity tester including context-sensitive compensation and methods of context-sensitive integrity testing: Computer systems and software for controlling an endoscope integrity tester. The pressurization and humidity measurement and calculations, and the resulting determination of passage or failure is automated and controlled to eliminate concerns of human error in the detection process. Further, the computer system is capable of adapting its calculations to... Agent: Minntech Corporation
20120136589 - Nuclear-power-plant soundness evaluation system: A nuclear-power-plant soundness evaluation system includes a stress-distribution calculating unit that outputs a stress distribution and an identified crack generating part; a crack-growth prediction unit that predicts how the crack will grow from the crack generating part; and a soundness maintenance unit that has a maintenance database in which crack-growth... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20120136590 - Method for determining characteristic values, particularly of parameters, of a centrifugal pump aggregate driven by an electric motor and integrated in a system: A method for determining characteristic values of an electrometrically driven centrifugal pump assembly with a speed controller, said assembly being integrated in an installation, includes determining characteristic values by way of electrical variables of the motor and of the pressure produced by the pump, with which one successively runs to... Agent: Grundfos Management A/s
20120136591 - Pressure monitoring circuits and methods: In order to provide better resolution over a wider pressure range the previously available, the techniques disclosed herein set an output precision of an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) based on a control signal provided by a control element. The control signal sets the output precision of the ADC to a first... Agent:
20120136592 - Pressure-sensing hose: A pressure-sensing hose assembly and method of its use are disclosed. In an example aspect, the pressure sensing hose assembly includes a hose assembly including a hose having first and second conductive layers and a circuit electrically connected to the first and second conductive layers of the hose assembly. The... Agent:
20120136593 - Identifying the operation of a specified type of appliance: There is also described a related method of identifying the operation of a specified type of appliance, in which the operation of said specified type of appliance is dependent on a supply of at least one utility such as electricity, natural gas or water. Corresponding computer programs, computer-readable mediums, computer... Agent: Intelligent Sustainable Energy Limited
20120136595 - Battery diffusion voltage estimation: A method includes estimating a first diffusion voltage value of a battery by selecting the first diffusion voltage value from a look-up table, estimating a second diffusion voltage value of the battery using an estimation procedure, selecting at least one of the estimated first and second diffusion voltage values, and... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120136594 - Dynamic battery capacity estimation: A method of determining a state of health of a battery in real time includes estimating a parameter value associated with the state of health of the battery and determining one or more of a terminal voltage, an accumulated charge, a state of charge, and a temperature of the battery.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120136596 - Semiconductor device: An object of the present invention is to sufficiently supply power to three-dimensionally stacked LSI chips and to dispose common through vias in chips of different types. Also, another object is to propose a new test method for power-supply through silicon vias. In order to achieve these objects, a semiconductor... Agent:
20120136597 - Contact-type object water content sensing device and method and computer program product: A contact-type object water content sensing device and method and a computer program product are presented. The device includes a power unit, a sensing unit, and an calculating unit. The sensing unit includes a substrate and a copper foil, and the copper foil is configured on the substrate. The sensing... Agent:
20120136598 - Optimization of decoupling device choice for electronic design: Optimization of decoupling design selection for electronic designs is described. Initially an electronic design, such as, a printed circuit board, having a power delivery network with a given impedance value is identified. A target impedance value for the power delivery network is also identified. Subsequently, a decoupling impedance value, that,... Agent:
20120136599 - Wire verification method, wire verification apparatus and wire verification program for semiconductor integrated circuit: The wire verification method calculates Iavg/Irms values of a wire using a net list and wire capacitance/resistance information of a circuit to be verified, relaxes a specified Irms value when the calculated Iavg/Irms values of the wire exceed predetermined specified Iavg/Irms values, tightens the specified Iavg value according to the... Agent:
20120136600 - Using continuous sweep frequencies in a system frequency response test: A system and method for measuring the frequency response of a system under test using a single swept-frequency chirp signal. A tapered chirp-frequency test signal is created with a bandwidth defined by first and second frequencies. The test signal is routed to a calibration path, and the output of the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20120136601 - Method and system of improved uniformity testing: A method and system includes a first substrate and a second substrate, each substrate comprising a predetermined baseline transmittance value at a predetermine wavelength of light, processing regions on the first substrate by combinatorially varying at least one of materials, process conditions, unit processes, and process sequences associated with the... Agent:
20120136602 - Method and system for automated performance testing in a multi-tenant environment: In application testing and debugging processes, it is necessary to change, rebuild and test code. Thus, to speed the testing and debugging process, the process of retrieving application change lists, rebuilding the application, executing the application and recording application performance metrics may be automated. Additionally, through the use of environment... Agent: Salesforce.com, Inc.
20120136603 - Test apparatus and debug method: A test apparatus that tests a device under test by communicating with the device under test using packets that each include one or more command sequences, comprising a transmitting/receiving section that transmits and receives the packets to and from the device under test based on packet sequence information designating an... Agent: Advantest Corporation
20120136604 - Method and apparatus for 3d attitude estimation: A method and an apparatus for estimating 3D attitude are disclosed. The method comprises following steps. A set of current angular velocity, a set of current magnetic flux and a set of acceleration of a carrier are sensed. A set of estimated attitude angles are estimated according to the set... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20120136605 - Methods and systems for recalibrating a blood pressure monitor with memory: Systems and methods are provided for storing and recalling metrics associated with physiological signals. It may be determined that the value of a monitored physiological metric corresponds to a stored value. In such cases, a patient monitor may determine that a calibration is not desired. In some cases, a patient... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Ireland
20120136606 - Self-calibrating magnetic field monitor: A self-calibrating magnetic field monitor is disclosed. In one embodiment, a magnetic field sensor repeatedly generates an electronic signal related to the magnetic field. In addition, a calibration module generates a relative baseline signal based on an average value of the electronic signals for a given time period. A comparator... Agent:
20120136607 - Method and system for testing circuit board of keys: A circuit board testing system and a circuit board testing system for testing a circuit board of keys. The circuit board testing system includes a computer and a test frame. The circuit board is placed on the test frame. The computer includes a script database with plural pin test scripts,... Agent: Primax Electronics Ltd.
20120136608 - Test table generating device and method of generating test table: A test table generating device includes a unit group input part, an upstream book analyzing part, a unit characteristic acquiring part, a unit characteristic matching part, and a test table generating section. The upstream book analyzing part analyzes an upstream book about a target unit designated by the unit group... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120136609 - Binary definition files: A computer implemented system for testing electronic equipment where files are provided to aid in the conversion of device generic messages into device specific messages and conversion of device specific messages into device generic messages.... Agent:
20120136610 - Method and apparatus for providing leak detection in data monitoring and management systems: Method and apparatus for providing a leak detection circuit for a data monitoring and management system using the guard trace of a glucose sensor by applying a leak detection test signal to determine whether a leakage current is present is provided. The leak detection circuit may include an interface circuit,... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
20120136611 - Semiconductor apparatus and test method thereof: A semiconductor apparatus includes first and second chips sharing first and second data channels. The first chip compresses first test data of the first chip and outputs the compressed first test data through the first data channel in a first test mode, and the second chip compresses second test data... Agent: Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
20120136613 - Extensible testing system: A computer implemented system for testing electronic equipment where a plurality of types of systems can be tested using a single test specification.... Agent:
20120136612 - Hdmi device and interoperability testing systems and methods: An exemplary system includes a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (“HDMI”) analyzer and an HDMI router-switch having one or more input ports connected to one or more HDMI source devices and output ports connected to the HDMI analyzer and one or more HDMI sink devices. The HDMI router-switch is configured to establish... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20120136615 - Identifying causes of service level agreement and performance violations: A computer-implemented method may include measuring a performance of a virtual channel carrying packets through a transport network for a time period, measuring a performance of an ingress interface to the transport network carrying the virtual channel packets for the time period, and measuring a performance of an internal interface... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20120136614 - Wafer inspection system: A wafer inspection system for inspecting a wafer comprises a platform, a probe card, a illuminator, a test server, at least one image processing device, a control circuit board, at least a test circuit board, a load board connected to the control circuit board and the at least a test... Agent: King Yuan Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120136616 - Methods for automatic peak finding in calorimetric data: In one embodiment, a method for automatically determining a position of one or more calorimetric peaks in a set of calorimetric data is provided. The method comprises a) providing a non-linear fit for the calorimetric data, b) calculating a residual by subtracting the non-linear fit from the calorimetric data, c)... Agent: General Electric Company
20120136617 - Paving-related measuring device incorporating a computer device and communication element therebetween and associated method: A system for determining a property of a paving-related material is provided. Such a system comprises a measuring device for selectively and directly measuring the property. A computer device is capable of executing a software program product and communicating with the measuring device. The computer device directs the measuring device... Agent:
20120136620 - Apparatus for determining the position of a device: An apparatus and method are disclosed for use in a device, such as a handheld printer or scanner, having functionality that requires information of its position relative to an origin and initial orientation. The module includes two sensors to generate movement data indicative of movement direction and orientation changes of... Agent: Marvell International Technology Ltd.
20120136619 - Collision detecting method, electronic device, and computer program product thereof: A collision detecting method, an electronic device, and a computer program product thereof are provided for the electronic device having an accelerometer, a positioning module, and a communication module. The method includes obtaining a plurality of acceleration variations within each of a plurality of sampling intervals respectively detected by the... Agent: Institute For Information Industry
20120136618 - System and method for detecting and measuring impacts in handheld devices using an acoustic transducer: A system and method is provided for detecting and measuring impacts in a wireless device. The wireless device has a processor coupled to a memory and an acoustic transducer. The method comprises acquiring data from the acoustic transducer, the data acquisition including the processor taking samples of an electrical input... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20120136621 - Velocity measurement apparatus capable of accurately measuring velocity of moving object relative to ground surface: A velocity measurement apparatus comprising: first and second surface profile sensors for acquiring first and second surface profile data, a memory for storing the first and second surface profile data, and a calculation unit for calculating a velocity of a moving object. Each surface profile sensors acquires the corresponding surface... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120136622 - Sensor system for semiconductor manufacturing apparatus: A chamber monitoring system may include a parallel architecture in which a single sensor control system is coupled to a number of different processing chamber control board sensor lines. In an illustrative embodiment, a single rotation sensor such as a tachometer may reside in a central control unit remote from... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20120136624 - Coordinate recognition apparatus and control method thereof: According to one embodiment, a coordinate recognition apparatus includes a detection device, a first calculation section, a second calculation section, and a setting section. The detection device detects an operation for an operation area. The first calculation section calculates coordinates of an operation position by a user on the basis... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20120136623 - Locating a device using a reference point to align location information: In a particular embodiment, a method includes receiving a first set and a second set of location data at a mobile device. The method includes locating a first reference point identifier that is included in the first set of location data and a second reference point identifier that is included... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20120136626 - Method for generating position data of an instrument: A method for detecting deformations and errors and/or for generating position data of an instrument (1) with at least one first section (2) with at least one first sensor (4) and at least one second section (3) with at least one second sensor (5), wherein the method encompasses metrologically determining... Agent:
20120136625 - Monitoring unit and method for monitoring position signals of incremental position-measuring devices: In a monitoring unit for monitoring position signals of incremental position-measuring devices, at least two position signals are applied on the input side that result from the scanning of an incremental graduation track by a scanning unit and that are out-of-phase with each other. The monitoring unit includes a signal... Agent:
20120136628 - Machine tool data acquisition device and method: A machine tool data acquisition device for processing a plurality of far-end acquisition commands transmitted from a plurality of monitoring devices is provided. The far-end acquisition commands are used for requesting a plurality of parameters from a machine tool, and the plurality of parameters constitute a combination of parameters, including:... Agent:
20120136627 - Method and system for detection of machine operation state for monitoring purposes: Embodiments of the invention described herein use an output of an energy harvester as an indication of the operating state of the machine, device, or process the energy harvester is associated with. In one aspect, a system is described. The system is comprised of at least one of a machine... Agent: General Electric Company
20120136629 - Apparatus abnormality monitoring method and system: The present invention relates to an apparatus abnormality monitoring method, and it provides a technology that can achieve accurate abnormality detection, cause diagnosis, and others. This system relates to monitoring of a newly-installed apparatus (T) among a plurality of similar apparatuses 1. In a judgment model creation module 2, for... Agent:
20120136630 - Method and system for wind turbine inspection: A method and system for inspecting a wind turbine is provided. The method includes providing at least one remotely operated aerial platform (ROAP), providing at least one non-destructive evaluation (NDE) device attached to the ROAP, and providing at least one distance measuring system attached to the ROAP. The distance measuring... Agent: General Electric Company
20120136631 - Subordinate and master sensor nodes: Apparatus and systems are provided for data signaling between a centralized transceiver and a plurality of sensor nodes. Subordinate sensor nodes transmit data corresponding to sensed physical variables to a master node within a group. The master node within the group transmits the data on to a data acquisition transceiver.... Agent:
20120136632 - Sensor and method for operating a sensor: A sensor (100, 200) for measuring a variable generates a sensor signal (S), oscillates at a drive frequency (fx), and includes: a rate demodulator (135), which demodulates the sensor signal (S) by multiplying it by a first demodulation signal, in order to generate a rate signal (R1), which contains information... Agent:05/24/2012 > 44 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20120130639 - System and method for estimating fluid distribution in a subterranean reservoir: A system and method for determining fluid distribution in subterranean reservoirs including determining a water saturation in macroporosity from the capillary pressure data representative of the macroporosity using a saturation height function, correcting capillary pressure data representative of microporosity to have an entry pore value equivalent to a pore size... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20120130640 - Diffusion state prediction device, method, and program: Diffusion calculation is performed with a shorter processing time and superior precision. Provided are a calculation-grid determining unit (2) that determines a size of a calculation grid dividing a space in a region of interest; a boundary-setting calculation unit (31) that reads out, from a building shape database (1), the... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20120130641 - Marine source to borehole electromagnetic mapping of sub-bottom electrical resistivity: A towed marine source to borehole electromagnetic survey system and method for surveying employing the same is disclosed. The system includes a sea vessel adapted for traversal of sea water over a subsea formation, a power supply affixed to the sea vessel and a high moment loop source coupled to... Agent:
20120130642 - Downhole tool damage detection system and method: A downhole tool damage detection method includes transmitting ultrasonic energy through a downhole tool, receiving ultrasonic energy transmitting through the downhole tool, monitoring the received ultrasonic energy for changes over time and alerting that at least partial unthreading of a threaded connection in the downhole tool may exist in response... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20120130644 - Electrical methods seismic interface box: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for evaluating the geometry of a fracture.... Agent: Conocophillips Company
20120130643 - Identifying invalid seismic data: A method for processing seismic data. The method may include (1) receiving seismic data acquired by an ith seismic sensor of a plurality of seismic sensors and (2) determining an ith value to represent an ith power spectral density curve that corresponds to the seismic data. The method may then... Agent:
20120130646 - Analyte testing method and system with high and low analyte trends notification: Described herein are systems and methods to utilize factual information based on stored analyte data to allow greater insight into a chronic disease of a user, such as, for example a diabetic patient.... Agent: Lifescan, Inc.
20120130648 - Determination of the risk of distant metastases in surgically treated patients with non-small cell lung cancer in stage i-iiia: A method of determination of the risk of distant metastases in surgically treated patients with non-small cell lung cancer in stage I-IIIA based on that a sample of primary tumor tissue is acquired, from which at least one microRNA is extracted which retrotranscripted into complementary DNA (cDNA) by reverse transcription,... Agent: Gdanski Uniwersytet Medyczny
20120130645 - Method and apparatus for measuring body impedance based on baseband signal detection: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to techniques for measuring body impedance based on baseband signal detection in analog domain. Proposed methods and apparatus are able to measure an impedance of human body based on sub-Nyquist sampling of signals. The proposed techniques can be particularly beneficial for reducing overall... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20120130647 - System and method for identifying disease-influencing genes: A system and method for using individuals' behavioral and environmental information in conjunction with their gene sequences to find drug candidates and drug targets. Individuals designated as having a high risk for developing a particular disease are each given a remotely programmable apparatus. Queries related to the individuals' behavior and... Agent:
20120130649 - Interactive variable pathlength device: This disclosure relates generally to a sampling device, and more particularly, a sampling device that facilitates spectroscopic measurements with a variable path length and the necessary software controlled algorithms and methods for such a device.... Agent: C Technologies, Incorporated
20120130650 - Path-dependent cycle counting and multi-axial fatigue evaluation of engineering structures: A method is provided for performing fatigue evaluation of a fatigue prone location of a tangible structure by converting multi-axial loading data of the fatigue prone location of the tangible structure to a set of equivalent constant amplitude loading data for the tangible structure. According to the method, a multi-axial... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute
20120130651 - Autonomous fitness for service assessment: The equipment comprises at least one computer and a material features acquisition system operable to detect a plurality of material features. The features are then evaluated according to rules that capture the multidiscipline knowledge of experts and are already inputted into the computer. The computer iterations are processed until an... Agent:
20120130652 - Combining redundant inertial sensors to create a virtual sensor output: Included are embodiments for determining an inertial quantity. One embodiment of a method includes combining readings from a plurality of inertial sensors to produce an estimate of the value of an inertial quantity in a manner that is fault-tolerant, more accurate than traditional sensor arrangements, and able to handle non-linear... Agent: Yost Engineering, Inc.
20120130653 - System and method of conducting refraction angle verification for phased array probes using standard calibration blocks: Disclosed is an ultrasonic phased array non-destructive inspection system that includes a PA probe, a conventional PA inspection unit and a refraction angle verification unit. The PA inspection unit is employed to emit ultrasonic angle beams into an AWS 11W Block and to receive a set of corresponding echo signals... Agent: Olympus Ndt, Inc.
20120130654 - Electrical networks and methods of forming the same: Electrical networks are formed to produce an approximation of at least one desired performance characteristic, based on the recognition that fabrication variations introduce slight differences in electronic sub-networks which were intended to be identical. These fabrication differences are turned to an advantage by providing a pool of sub-networks, and then... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.
20120130655 - Degradation monitoring method and degradation monitoring device for electricity storage device: A damage calculation unit (2, 3) performs: acquiring a charge current value, a charge period, and a representative temperature of the electricity storage device while the electricity storage device is being charged, calculating a cycle damage number for representative temperature based on the obtained values, and integrating the cycle damage... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120130656 - Data alignment in large scale electrical system applications: A method for automatically aligning measured power-related data in a power monitoring system to a common reference point. A conductor in a power delivery system is modeled according to an equivalent pi model of a transmission line that is characterized by model parameters. The conductor is monitored on both ends... Agent: Schneider Electric Usa, Inc.
20120130657 - Measuring power consumption in an integrated circuit: A method for determining power consumption of a power domain within an integrated circuit is presented. In a first step, a local power supply impedance profile (Z(f)) of this power domain is determined. Subsequently, a local time-resolved power supply voltage (U(t)) is measured while a well-defined periodic activity is executed... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120130659 - Analysis of large data sets using distributed polynomial interpolation: Embodiments of the present invention relate to analysis of large data sets using distributed polynomial interpolation. Particular embodiments compile such data sets from a large number of nodes. According to certain embodiments, a node gathers data for a certain time interval, and then approximates the gathered data with a polynomial.... Agent: Sap Ag
20120130658 - Power quality device having communication interface: Systems and methods provide power quality devices that have a dual use connector that will couple to a device being protected, such as a telephone handset, and will also provide a communication interface that a technician can access to establish communications with the power quality device.... Agent: Electronic Systems Protection
20120130660 - Battery life monitor system and method: An apparatus includes a battery, a plurality of circuit components operable independently, and a controller coupled to the battery and the plurality of circuit components and configured to control operation of the plurality of circuit components. The apparatus further includes a power consumption monitor coupled to the controller and configured... Agent: Audiotoniq, Inc.
20120130661 - Battery monitoring device and battery monitoring method: A battery monitoring device includes a detecting unit which detects a voltage value, a current value and a temperature of a secondary battery, a charging time computing unit which computes a charging time of the battery by using the voltage value, the current value and the temperature detected by the... Agent: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
20120130662 - Method for characterizing an electric battery: A determination of particular parameters for modeling a battery such as a lithium-ion battery, for example the charge transfer resistance and the double layer behavior at the surface of electrical connections, by extrapolating results obtained in a stationary mode, for example without charge or discharge current, to quick charge or... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Ene Alt
20120130664 - Method for classifying electrical sheet: A method for classifying electrical sheet is produced. The electrical sheet is used to produce an electrical machine and is available in the form of a strip roll wherein a magnetic flux that changes over time and that causes a shape change of the strip roll and magnetic losses is... Agent:
20120130663 - On-line diagnostic method for health monitoring of a transformer: representing the transformer winding as a lumped parameter circuit and dividing the winding into at least two sections. A first set of fingerprint values are generated to determine the location of the deformed section of the winding and the type of deformation. A second set of finger print values are... Agent: Indian Institute Of Technology, Bombay
20120130665 - Time domain electromagnetic interference monitoring method and system: This invention relates to a method of, and a system for, monitoring electromagnetic interference. The method comprising capturing a plurality of time domain waveforms, and a plurality of scatter plots; receiving the plurality of captured time domain waveforms and scatter plots; applying a fast fourier transform (FFT) to each of... Agent: Eskom Holdings Soc Limited
20120130666 - Inspection method: In order to inspect a board, a measurement area is set on a board, and reference data and measurement data of the measurement area are acquired. Then, a conversion condition is established for the measurement area, and a conversion relation is acquired according to a distortion degree between reference data... Agent: Koh Young Technology Inc.
20120130667 - Calibration apparatus, calibration method, and manufacturing method for an electronic device: Provided is a calibration apparatus, including: a holder for fixing an electronic device; a first motor for rotating the holder with a first rotation axis as a center; a second motor for rotating the holder with a second rotation axis perpendicular to the first rotation axis as a center; and... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20120130668 - System and method of generating external parameter value for separately excited motor controller: A system and a method of generating an external parameter value for a separately excited motor controller are disclosed, the system including: a digital signal processor to convert a received analog electrical signal into a digital signal and to scale the digital signal, so as to generate a parameter value... Agent: Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co., Ltd.
20120130669 - Variation aware testing of small random delay defects: In one embodiment, the invention is a method and apparatus for variation aware testing of small random delay defects. One embodiment of a method for selecting a set of paths with which to test an integrated circuit chip includes computing a metric that considers the joint impact of parametric process... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120130670 - System and method for computer-controlled execution of at least one test in a scanning microscope: The invention relates to a method and a system for central computer controlled execution of at least one test run in a scanning microscope, particularly a confocal microscope, wherein at least one first software module of an application software is tested. The invention achieves the aim by a network made... Agent: Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh
20120130672 - Mems vertical comb structure with linear drive/pickoff: A MEMS sensor comprises a substrate and at least one proof mass having a first plurality of combs. The proof mass is coupled to the substrate via one or more suspension beams such that the proof mass and the first plurality of combs are movable. The MEMS sensor also comprises... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20120130671 - Vibration isolation interposer die: In an example, an interposer chip is provided. The interposer chip includes a base portion and a chip mounting portion. The interposer chip also includes one or more flexures connecting the base portion to the chip mounting portion. Additionally, a first plurality of projections extends from the base portion towards... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20120130673 - Capturing body movement related to a fixed coordinate system: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a kinematic sensor may be carried by or on one or more body segments of a user to obtain one or more kinematic variables based at least in part on movement of the user with respect to a fixed, global reference system.... Agent: Intel-ge Care Innovations LLC.
20120130674 - Diagnostic system and method for an electric power steering system: A diagnostic system and method for an electric power steering system are provided. The diagnostic system includes a first microprocessor that determines a first relative position value indicating the relative rotational position of the rotatable shaft at the first time based on the signals from first and second position sensors.... Agent: Nexteer (beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.
20120130675 - Building surveying device with an automatic plumb point finding functionality: A building surveying device comprising a base, an upper part supported on the base such that it can rotate about a rotation axis, a sighting unit with a laser source designed for emitting a laser beam, and a laser light detector and an evaluation and control unit. The building surveying... Agent: Leica Geosystems Ag
20120130676 - In situ tubing measurements for infusion pumps: An infusion pump having a tubing clamping section including a movable and a stationary portion. The infusion pump includes at least one sensor for detecting a contact length of tubing within the movable and/or the stationary portion. The infusion pump includes a shuttle having a shuttle stationary and a shuttle... Agent: Baxter International Inc.
20120130677 - Inspection system for plastic containers: Various embodiments are directed to systems and methods for generating section weights for blow-molded containers on-line. An inspection device may take a plurality of measurements of one or more container characteristics across a profile of a container while the container is on-line. A programmable processor may be programmed to receive... Agent:
20120130678 - Wind turbine monitoring device, method, and program: Status monitoring of a wind turbine is automatically performed, and evaluation of that status is quantitatively performed according to an appropriate criterion. Provided is a wind turbine monitoring device including a first storage unit in which a diagnostic data file is stored; a second storage unit in which a normal... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20120130679 - Thermostat facilitating user-friendly installation thereof: A thermostat for controlling an HVAC system and related systems, methods, and computer program products for facilitating user-friendly installation of the thermostat are described. For one embodiment, automated installation verification is performed by the thermostat by automatically sensing which wires have been inserted, selecting a candidate HVAC operating function (e.g.,... Agent: Nest Labs, Inc.
20120130680 - System and method for capacity planning for systems with multithreaded multicore multiprocessor resources: A method for expressing a hierarchy of scalabilities in complex systems, including a discrete event simulation and an analytic model, for analysis and prediction of the performance of multi-chip, multi-core, multi-threaded computer processors is provided. Further provided is a capacity planning tool for migrating data center systems from a source... Agent:
20120130681 - Method, device and computer program product for magnetic tamper detection in a meter: Described herein are embodiments of methods, devices and computer program products for tamper detection in a meter. One aspect of the method comprises using a magnetic field strength sensor to continuously detect magnetic field strength proximate to a meter. In one aspect, the magnetic field strength sensor produces an analog... Agent: General Electric Company
20120130682 - Real-time detection system and the method thereof: The invention discloses a real-time detection system for detecting the real-time machining by a rotating machine or rotating quality of a rotating machine. The real-time detection system of the invention comprises a signal capture module, a preprocessor, a processor and a comparison module. The signal capture module is used to... Agent:05/17/2012 > 60 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20120123681 - Method, apparatus and system for diagnosis of stress and disease in higher plants: The present invention relates to a method, apparatus and a system of fast diagnosis of stresses and diseases in higher plants. The proposed methodology is based on the hypothesis of that when a plant is in imbalance; there are changes in its metabolism that render an alteration of the chemical... Agent: Empresa Brasilera De Pesquisa Agropecuaria - Embrapa
20120123682 - Method and system for producing climate crisis index: The present invention relates to a method for producing a climate crisis index. The present invention provides a method for producing a climate crisis index as a indicator indicating the level of a risk according to climate change, wherein an average of the sum of the following indexes is produced... Agent:
20120123683 - Csem survey method: There is disclosed a method of performing a controlled source electromagnetic survey, which includes in one embodiment deploying a receiver and an electric dipole source. The source defines a dipole axis. An electromagnetic field is transmitted from the electric dipole source. First and second horizontal components of an electromagnetic field... Agent: Statoil Asa
20120123684 - System and method for generating micro-seismic events and characterizing properties of a medium with non-linear acoustic interactions: A method and system includes generating a first coded acoustic signal including pulses each having a modulated signal at a central frequency; and a second coded acoustic signal each pulse of which includes a modulated signal a central frequency of which is a fraction d of the central frequency of... Agent: Chevron U.s.a., Inc.
20120123687 - Analysis of dna samples: The invention provides an improved method for obtaining information about DNA analysis of samples of uncertain origin by establishing the likelihood that they arose in certain manners compared with other possible manners. In this way all of the analysis information is taken into account and likelihood ratios are provided to... Agent: Forensic Science Service Ltd.
20120123693 - Device and method for responding to influences of mind: Mental influence detectors and corresponding methods are useful for detecting an influence of mind and hidden or classically non-inferable information. An anomalous effect detector includes a source of non-deterministic random numbers, a converter to convert a property of numbers, a processor to accept converter output and to produce an output... Agent: Psigenics Corporation
20120123686 - Handheld diagnostic test device and method for use with an electronic device and a test cartridge in a rapid diagnostic test: A handheld diagnostic test device includes a port to removably receive a test cartridge, an element connected with an electronic device, and sensors for detection of test data from a biological or environment sample after reaction with reagents onboard the cartridge. The test device also includes memory storing algorithms for... Agent: Fio Corporation
20120123692 - Method and apparatus for providing data processing and control in a medical communication system: Methods and apparatus for providing data processing and control for use in a medical communication system are provided.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
20120123691 - Method and device for early signal attenuation detection using blood glucose measurements: Methods and devices to detect analyte in body fluid are provided. Embodiments include receiving one or more analyte sensor data, receiving a reference measurement value associated with an analyte level, determining a sensitivity parameter based on the received one or more analyte sensor data and the reference measurement value, performing... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
20120123694 - Method for evaluating renal function: Plasma concentration of a compound of interest is measured in two or ideally 4 or more blood samples taken from a patient over a period of time following bolus injection. The measured values are input into a computer processor programmed to execute a computer program comprising an algorithm that uses... Agent:
20120123689 - Methods and systems for discriminating bands in scalograms: The present disclosure is directed towards embodiments of systems and methods for discriminating (e.g., masking out) scale bands that are determined to be not of interest from a scalogram derived from a continuous wavelet transform of a signal. Techniques for determining whether a scale band is not of interest include,... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Ireland
20120123688 - Raman spectroscopy for bioprocess operations: A method of characterizing a multi-component mixture for use in a bioprocess operation that includes providing a multi-component mixture standard with pre-determined amounts of known components; performing a Raman Spectroscopy analysis on the multi-component mixture standard; providing a multi-component test mixture from the bioprocess operation; performing a Raman Spectroscopy analysis... Agent: Abbott Laboratories
20120123690 - Real-time self-calibrating sensor system and method: A system and method for calibrating a sensor of a characteristic monitoring system in real time utilizes a self-calibration module for periodic determination of, and compensation for, the IR drop across unwanted resistances in a cell. A current-interrupt switch is used to open the self-calibration module circuit and either measure... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
20120123685 - Secondary structure defining database and methods for determining identity and geographic origin of an unknown bioagent thereby: The present invention relates generally to the field of investigational bioinformatics and more particularly to secondary structure defining databases. The present invention further relates to methods for interrogating a database as a source of molecular masses of known bioagents for comparing against the molecular mass of an unknown or selected... Agent: Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20120123695 - Methods for assessing responsiveness of b-cell lymphoma to treatment with anti-cd40 antibodies: The invention provides methods and kits useful for predicting or assessing responsiveness of a patient having B-cell lymphoma to treatment with anti-CD40 antibodies.... Agent:
20120123696 - Method and system for steam quality monitoring: A method of determining a steam quality of a wet steam located in an interior of a steam turbine includes emitting from an optical probe a plurality of wavelengths through the wet steam, measuring with the optical probe a wet steam intensity corresponding to each of the plurality of wavelengths... Agent: General Electric Company
20120123697 - Method and device for identifying a material of an object: A device for identifying a material of an object including: a source of X photons, and a spectrometric detector, the source irradiating the object with an incident beam and the detector measuring a magnitude of a backscattered beam from the incident beam after scattering in a volume of the material... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Ene Alt
20120123698 - Customizable contactor prognostics system: A method and apparatus for identifying a health status of a contactor includes a processor coupled to a computer readable media. The processor is coupled to the contactor to instruct the contactor to open and close. A database stored in the computer readable media includes operation count variables for the... Agent:
20120123699 - Flaw-detection apparatus and flaw-detection method: Noise included in detection signals is distinguished with a simple configuration. Provided is a flaw-detection apparatus (1) including a flaw-detection sensor group (11) in which two flaw-detection sensors (11a and 11b) are arranged substantially in one row in a scanning direction with a distance therebetween and a processing device (15)... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20120123700 - Apparatus for measuring peeling force of adhesive: Apparatus for measuring peeling force of an adhesive capable of varying different peeling angles and peeling rates, the apparatus comprising a force transducer for measuring a peeling force of a tape sample; and a peeling angle (angle C) defined by the adjustment a first angle (angle A) and a second... Agent:
20120123701 - Force platform system: A method of processing force signals from plural force platforms includes, in a computer, in an initialization process, receiving data distinguishing the plural platforms, monitoring force data signals from each of the plural platforms, and identifying each of the plural platforms to a force platform data process application by a... Agent: Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc.
20120123702 - System and method for simultaneously determining strain and temperature characteristics of an object: A system for simultaneously determining strain and temperature characteristics of an object comprising: (i) at least one optical fiber having at least two Brillouin peaks; (ii) at least one connector securing the optical fiber to the object to be monitored; (iii) a laser positioned to provide laser light to said... Agent:
20120123703 - Method for determining the injection law of a fuel injector using a roller-test bench: A method determines an injection law of a fuel injector to be tested in an injection system and includes steps of: completely interrupting feeding of fuel from a fuel pump to a common rail; avoiding opening of all injectors except for one to be tested; measuring initial pressure of the... Agent:
20120123704 - System and method for detecting blocked pitot-static ports: An avionics system and process for detecting pneumatic blockages having an air pressure measurement system including a first sensor positioned in association with the air inlet of an air probe component. The air pressure measurement system having a second sensor positioned in association with the air inlet for detecting air... Agent: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.
20120123705 - Measuring system having a measuring transducer of vibration-type: A measuring system comprises: a measuring transducer; transmitter electronics; at least one measuring tube; and at least one oscillation exciter. The transmitter electronics delivers a driver signal for the at least one oscillation exciter, and for feeding electrical, excitation power into the at least one oscillation exciter. The driver signal,... Agent: Endress + Hauser Flowtec Ag
20120123707 - Methods and instruments for measurement of paint sample characteristics: An instrument for measuring volume solids of a paint sample is described, the instrument comprising: sensor means arranged to emit and detect signals reflected from the surface of the paint sample on a substrate, for generating data sets consisting of data indicative of the position of the surface of the... Agent: Wolf Industrial Innovation
20120123706 - Systems and methods for tank level metering: The present invention relates to determining the level of liquid in a tank. Electronic sensing devices are used to determine the liquid level in the tank. In some embodiments, a laser pulse is transmitted to a reflector floating on the surface of the liquid and the laser pulse is reflected... Agent:
20120123708 - Method and system for transient and intermittent earth fault detection and direction determination in a three-phase median voltage electric power distribution system: A method and a system for transient and intermittent earth fault detection and direction determination in a three-phase median voltage electric power distribution system which comprises many lines. The system comprises: sampling means wherein the residual current and residual voltage on said lines are sampled, transient direction detection means based... Agent:
20120123709 - Method for detection of plug-in electric vehicle charging via interrogation of smart meter data: A method and application that utilizes a signal processing algorithm is provided for detecting plug-in electric vehicle charging events through interrogation of smart meter data. The method is a form of non-invasive load monitoring that allows the utility to track plug-in electric vehicle charging events in real time or over... Agent: San Diego Gas & Electric Company, C/o Sempra Energy
20120123710 - Device and method for detecting the energy quantity in the charging station for an electric vehicle: The present invention relates to a method and a device for detecting electrical energy delivered to an electric vehicle. To this end, the following steps are provided: connecting the electric vehicle to a charging station for obtaining electrical energy provided on a charging cable, feeding the desired energy quantity into... Agent: Rwe Ag
20120123711 - System and method for measuring power usage: A system and method for monitoring energy usage through a power line network is disclosed. According to an embodiment, the present system for monitoring power usage comprises a power line having one or more phases and metering device. The metering device comprises an A/D converter configured to receive an electrical... Agent: Asoka Usa Corporation
20120123712 - Determining remaining life fraction for battery networks in-situ: Determination of a remaining life fraction for a network of batteries during use in an electrical circuit is disclosed. A state of health of the battery network can be determined by measuring a change in impedance characteristics of the individual battery units and/or the battery network as a whole. More... Agent:
20120123713 - Control of delivery of current through one or more discharge lamps: Method to identify a current drawn by a fluorescent lamp in a circuit. Methods include receiving a voltage supplied to a fluorescent lamp drawing a current in response to the voltage, digitally sampling the voltage at a sampling frequency and associating a first time stamp with a voltage value representing... Agent: Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
20120123714 - Motor current based air circuit obstruction detection: A program product for determining an obstruction in an air circuit for an environmental control unit having a motor is provided. The program product comprises a program and a non-transitory, computer-readable storage medium. The program is configured to at least facilitate obtaining a load current of the motor, determining a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20120123716 - Contact sensors and methods for making same: Disclosed herein are novel contact sensors. The contact sensors disclosed herein include a conductive composite material formed of a polymer and a conductive filler. In one particular aspect, the composite materials can include less than about 10 wt % conductive filler. Thus, the composite material of the contact sensors can... Agent:
20120123715 - Method and arrangement for determining inductances of synchronous reluctance machine: A method and an arrangement of determining inductances of a synchronous reluctance machine are provided. The method includes supplying a voltage pulse in the quadrature-axis or direct-axis direction of rotor, sampling currents generated by the supplied voltage pulse, and calculating values of flux at the sampling instants from the value... Agent: Abb Oy
20120123717 - Electronic device and method of optimizing measurement paths: A method of optimizing measurement paths computes a minimum bounding box for the measurement elements on a product, and computes a capturing range of a lens of a measurement machine. The method divides the minimum bounding box into M*N partitions according to the capturing range, and assigns a number to... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd
20120123719 - Inspection method: In order to set an inspection area in an inspection apparatus for inspecting a board, a plurality of measurement areas are set on a board, and then reference data and measurement data of at least one adjacent measurement area that is adjacent to a target measurement area for inspecting a... Agent: Koh Young Technology Inc.
20120123718 - Method and apparatus for controlling time of flight confidence map based depth noise and depth coverage range: A method and apparatus for fixing a depth map wrap-around error and a depth map coverage by a confidence map. The method includes dynamically determining a threshold for the confidence map threshold based on an ambient light environment, wherein the threshold is reconfigurable depending on LED light strength distribution in... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20120123720 - Robotic heliostat calibration system and method: A robotic controller for autonomous calibration and inspection of two or more solar surfaces wherein the robotic controller includes a drive system to position itself near a solar surface such that onboard sensors may be utilized to gather information about the solar surface. An onboard communication unit relays information to... Agent:
20120123721 - Electronic scale having function of compensating for air pressure changes in glove box: The present invention relates to an electronic scale having an air pressure change compensation function, which can precisely measure the weight of an object to be weighed even in an environment in which air pressure changes moment by moment in an airtight space such as in a glove box. According... Agent: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
20120123722 - Fluorescent spectrum correcting method and fluorescent spectrum measuring device: A fluorescent spectrum correcting method includes comparing fluorescent spectrum obtained from micro-particles labeled with a plurality of fluorescent pigments with reference spectrum to separating the fluorescent spectrum into fluorescent spectrum for each pigment, and previously measured spectrum data is used as the reference spectrum.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120123723 - Methods for mitigating interactions among wireless devices in a wireless test system: A test station may include a test host, a test unit, and a test chamber. Multiple devices under test (DUTs) may be placed in the test chamber during wireless testing. Radio-frequency signals may be conveyed between the test unit and the multiple DUTs using a conducted arrangement through a splitter-combiner... Agent:
20120123724 - Detecting an unstable input to an ic: Additional circuitry is included in an input cell design structure for an integrated circuit to detect and report transitions on an input that was expected to be stable, and to store that event for later analysis. Two or more modified input cells may have their error indications daisy-chained together to... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120123725 - Performing reliability analysis of signal wires: A computer-implemented system, method, and storage device simulate a periodic voltage waveform in a network model of the integrated circuit design. The method then determines resultant current values in each segment of nets of the integrated circuit design resulting from the periodic voltage waveform and performs a Fourier transform of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120123726 - Test apparatus, test method, and storage medium: The time required for timing training is reduced by a test apparatus having an expected value comparing section judging whether a value resulting from sampling input/output data using a strobe signal matches a pre-set expected value a pre-set number of times, and a test section adjusting a phase of a... Agent: Advantest Corporation
20120123727 - Self-service circuit testing systems and methods: In one of many possible embodiments, an exemplary system includes a test management subsystem configured to provide a user portal to a user of a circuit provided by a service provider, the user portal including a tool enabling the user to select a signal loop for testing at least a... Agent: Verizon Services Corp.
20120123728 - Testing an electronic device: Disclosed embodiments relate to an electronic device including a processor and a machine-readable storage medium, which may include instructions for testing an electronic device, including instructions for executing an executable and instructions for signaling the executable to initiate a test on an electronic device. The machine-readable storage medium may also... Agent:
20120123729 - Electronic device and method of converting measurement programs: A method of converting a measurement program A of a first measurement machine to a measurement program B which is usable to a second measurement machine B inserts the measurement information of the measurement program A into a measurement program template A′ of the first measurement machine to generate a... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20120123730 - Method for detection using a yi algorithm, and yi detector: In the field of communications technologies, embodiments of the present invention provide a method for detection using a YI algorithm and a YI detector, so as to solve the technical problem of poor detection performance caused by signal environment variation in the prior art. In the embodiment of the present... Agent: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
20120123731 - Method for treating vertical tubes in a chemical reactor: A device and method for measuring the back pressure in chemical reactor tubes includes many automated features. Inflatable tube seals may be automatically inflated. The device may measure several tubes at once. It may transmit data electronically to a remote computer for analysis and graphic display.... Agent: Extundo Incorporated
20120123732 - An air conditioner: Disclosed is an air conditioner with spatial recognition and detection functions for deciding room shape by determining, based on temperature difference information between the floor and walls occurring during air conditioning operation, a human body detection position log, and a capacity zone of the air conditioner. In an embodiment, an... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120123733 - Method system and computer readable media for human movement recognition: A method for human movement recognition comprises the steps of: retrieving successive measuring data for human movement recognition from an inertial measurement unit; dividing the successive measuring data to generate at least a human movement pattern waveform if the successive measuring data conforms to a specific human movement pattern; quantifying... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20120123734 - Misalignment indication decision system and method: Systems and methods for deciding whether or not to indicate misalignment. In some examples, an analysis of parametric data relating to tests sensitive to misalignment is performed in order to determine which data is incongruous and to identify corresponding probes or socket contacts as suspected misaligned. In some examples, additionally... Agent: Optimaltest Ltd.
20120123735 - Walking situation detection device, walking situation detection method, and walking situation detection program: A walking situation detection device includes an acquisition unit which acquires an acceleration value according to an action of a user in a predetermined cycle, an interval detection unit which detects a first time interval and a second time interval from the acceleration value, a determination unit which determines a... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120123736 - System for rapid assessment of grade variations and method for using a system: A system for estimating or calculating grade variations of a ground surface is provided that is convenient to use and provides data of sufficient precision for the estimating or calculating process. The system can be deployed for estimating or calculating grade variations in connection with the placement and installation of... Agent:
20120123737 - Fault detection apparatuses and methods for fault detection of semiconductor processing tools: Fault detection apparatuses and methods for detecting a processing or hardware performance fault of a semiconductor production tool have been provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a method for detecting a fault of a semiconductor production tool includes sensing a signal associated with a test component of the production tool during... Agent: Novellus Systems, Inc.
20120123738 - Closing device, housing part of a lubricant container, diagnostic system and diagnostic method for monitoring the operating state of a lubricant in the housing part: The invention relates to a housing part containing a lubricant reservoir and at least one respective inlet and outlet opening for filling and draining a lubricating fluid into and from the lubricant reservoir. The inlet and outlet openings are sealed by releasable closure devices each comprising a sensor means for... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh
20120123739 - System and methods for precise microprocessor event counting: Method for providing precise microprocessor performance counter readings including detecting a swap back to a monitored process executing in a microprocessor. In response to the detected swap back to the monitored process, if the value read from the performance counter does not exceed the defined overflow threshold, the value of... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York
20120123740 - Zero phase real time filtering with a recurrence matrix: Processing of a signal includes identifying a past recurring pattern in the signal with a recurrence matrix, and filtering the signal and the recurring pattern such that the recurring pattern serves as a representation of future signal behavior.... Agent: The Boeing Company05/10/2012 > 48 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20120116678 - Methods and systems for creating digital transportation networks: In a method for creating a digital representation of a transportation network, acquired probe traces are refined based on characteristics of the transportation network. Geographic objects associated with the transportation network are identified based on the refined probe traces. A digital geographic network is built based on the refined probe... Agent:
20120116679 - Providing a tow cable having plural electromagnetic receivers and one or more electromagnetic sources: To perform marine electromagnetic (EM) surveying of a subterranean structure, a marine cable system is provided including a tow cable, a plurality of electromagnetic (EM) sources coupled to the tow cable, and a plurality of EM receivers coupled to the tow cable. The system is configured for deployment in a... Agent:
20120116680 - Microseismic source location estimation method with high resolution using green's functions: The sources of microseismic hydraulic fracture events (“hydro-fracs”) are located for image mapping by the calculation of Green's functions G(x,z,t|x′,z′,0) which is estimated using, e.g., RVSP, VSP, SWD and/or surface data, with the Green's functions used as migration kernels with greater accuracy than the prior art techniques, e.g. the diffraction... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
20120116681 - Detecting and locating fluid flow in subterranean rock formations: A method and system includes acquiring a seismic dataset while fluids are injected into the subsurface with seismic data recorded at multiple sensor locations. Seismic travel times are computed between sensors and subsurface locations using a velocity model. Travel times and travel time delays between pairs of sensors may be... Agent: Hipoint Reservoir Imaging, LLC
20120116682 - Energy density and stress imaging conditions for source localization and characterization: A method and system for processing synchronous array seismic data includes acquiring synchronous seismic data from a plurality of sensors to obtain synchronized array measurements. A reverse-time data propagation process is applied to the synchronized array measurements to obtain dynamic particle parameters associated with subsurface locations. A maximum energy density... Agent: Spectraseis Ag
20120116683 - Highly selective chemical and biological sensors: Methods and sensors for selective fluid sensing are provided. Each sensor includes a resonant inductor-capacitor-resistor (LCR) sensor that is coated with a sensing material. In order to collect data, an impedance spectrum is acquired over a relatively narrow frequency range, such as the resonant frequency range of the LCR circuit.... Agent: General Electric Company
20120116686 - Melting curve analysis with exponential background subtraction: A method for clustering melting profiles of a plurality of nucleic acid samples, comprising measuring the fluorescence of each nucleic acid sample as a function of temperature to produce a respective raw melting curve for each respective nucleic acid sample, and clustering genotypes of the plurality of nucleic acid samples... Agent:
20120116685 - Methods, system, and medium for associating rheumatoid arthritis subjects with cardiovascular disease: The present invention relates to a system and a medium for analyzing one or more analytes in rheumatoid arthritis subjects to determine whether the subject is at increased risk of diseases such as a cardiovascular disease, the subject's current cardiovascular disease burden, and the likelihood of cardiovascular disease progression in... Agent: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
20120116684 - Supporting the monitoring of a physical activity: Improved techniques and systems for utilizing a portable electronic device to monitor, process, present and manage data captured by a remote sensor during a physical activity session are disclosed. The portable electronic device offers a convenient user interface that can be visual and/or audio based customized to a particular application,... Agent: Apple Inc.
20120116688 - Method, computer-accessible medium and system for base-calling and alignment: Exemplary methods, procedures, computer-accessible medium, and systems for base-calling, aligning and polymorphism detection and analysis using raw output from a sequencing platform can be provided. A set of raw outputs can be used to detect polymorphisms in an individual by obtaining a plurality of sequence read data from one or... Agent: New York University
20120116687 - System and method for genotype analysis and enhanced monte carlo simulation method to estimate misclassification rate in automated genotyping: The present invention relates to methods and systems for the analysis of the dissociation behavior of nucleic acids. The present invention includes methods and systems for analyzing dynamic profiles of genotypes of nucleic acids, including the steps of using a computer, including a processor and a memory, to convert dynamic... Agent: Canon U.s. Life Sciences, Inc.
20120116689 - Peak correlation and clustering in fluidic sample separation: A device (100) for analyzing measurement data having a plurality of data sets (206), each data set (206) being assigned to a respective one of a plurality of measurements, each data set (206) having multiple features (208) being indicative of different fractions of a fluidic sample, the device (100) comprising... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
20120116690 - method and system of estimating the cross-sectional area of a molecule for use in the prediction of ion mobility: A method of estimating the cross-sectional area of a molecule for use in the prediction of ion mobility gives gas phase interaction radii determination and cross-sectional algorithm computation to provide separation and characterisation of structurally related isomers. More specifically, the invention provides a method of correlating the differences in the... Agent: Micromass Uk Limited
20120116691 - Method for the identification of materials in a container: Method for the identification of a homogeneous material (e.g. a liquid) in a container (e.g. a bottle) by measuring its X-ray or gamma spectrum and deriving its specific attenuation function. The method comprises building a database of the attenuation functions of empty containers, of containers filled with various fluid materials... Agent: Kromek Limited
20120116692 - Gis enabled pipeline upgrading system: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods for evaluating pipeline using GIS data. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for evaluating pipeline using geographical information system (GIS) data. The method can include receiving component information from a GIS database for one... Agent: General Electric Company
20120116693 - Systems and methods for apportioning usage of a utility in a multi-unit building: Usage of a utility in a multi-unit building is apportioned to a single unit by measuring the total usage of the utility using a meter unit to produce a total usage measurement, then positioning at least one sensor unit in a single unit of the multi-unit building and monitoring usage... Agent:
20120116694 - Method and apparatus for tire pressure monitoring: A tire pressure monitoring system comprising a sensor located inside a tire of a vehicle may be operable to measure one or both of a temperature inside the tire, and flexion of the tire. The tire pressure monitoring system may be operable to calculate an air pressure inside the tire... Agent:
20120116695 - Liquid level measuring system and method: A system and method for measuring the liquid level in a tank or container is provided. The system can have a sensor string comprising a plurality of analog output hall-effect sensors and a computer readable memory containing sensor string information, a float having a magnetic field and positionable relative to... Agent:
20120116696 - Systems, devices and methods for predicting power electronics failure: The present disclosure provides systems, devices, and methods of utilizing signal-processing techniques to detect at least one degrading component of a power conversion unit located in an energy generation or storage unit. The systems, devices, and methods of the present disclosure are applicable to a wide range of energy generation... Agent: Infinirel Corporation
20120116697 - Leakage location methods: “Cradle-to-grave” treatment of leaks begins with technicians logging leakage signal strengths and GPS latitude and longitude coordinates in technicians' vehicles as the technicians go about their daily assignments. Leakage signal strengths and GPS latitude and longitude coordinates are then uploaded to a leakage server. The server calculates leak latitude and... Agent:
20120116698 - Variable sensing using frequency domain: Embodiments of a method and apparatus for variable sensing using the frequency domain are taught herein. An exposure of a system to a physical variable is determined by periodically sensing the physical variable to produce a plurality of digital samples. The plurality of digital samples is converted to respective frequency... Agent: 2 Bit, Inc.
20120116699 - Analyzing and controlling performance in a composite battery module: A method for performance analysis and use management of a battery module is disclosed, wherein the battery module includes a multitude of interconnected battery cells and a battery management system with a plurality of dedicated analysis/control units (ACUs) that analyze performance of the battery module, the ACUs being assigned to... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120116700 - 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:
20120116701 - Method and device for diagnosing secondary battery degradation: During charging of a secondary battery, a rate of voltage change dV/dt is obtained when a voltage V of the secondary battery reaches a predetermined voltage Vpre, a charge current I for charging the secondary battery is detected, and a rate of change dQ/dt in a quantity of charged electricity... Agent:
20120116702 - Determining the closing time of a fuel injection valve based on evaluating the actuation voltage: A method for determining a closing time of a valve having a coil drive, in particular a direct injection valve for an engine of a motor vehicle, has the steps: (a) switching off a current flow through a coil (L_inj) of the coil drive, so that the coil (L_inj) is... Agent:
20120116703 - Method and apparatus for enhanced spatial bandwidth wavefronts reconstructed from digital interferograms or holograms: The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus to compute a complex wavefield, referred to as the object wave o, by means of measuring the intensity signal resulting from the interference of the said object wave with a second wave termed the reference wave. The second wave r is... Agent:
20120116704 - Method and apparatus for verifying two dimensional mark quality: A method and system for applying a two dimensional mark on a first surface of a component and assessing mark quality, the method comprising the steps of positioning a component with a first surface at a first station, applying a two dimensional mark to the first surface at the first... Agent: Cognex Corporation
20120116705 - System and method for odometer calibration: A system for odometer calibration for a motor vehicle is provided. The system can include a first source of speed data that provides first speed data during operation of the motor vehicle, and a second source of speed data that provides second speed data during a portion of the operation.... Agent:
20120116706 - Analysis device and analysis method: Provided is an analysis device or an analysis method, by which highly reliable analysis results can be obtained even in the circumstances where environment temperature changes, while reducing load on the user. The analysis device (1) is provided with a determining means (13) which determines whether environmental temperature measured by... Agent: Arkray, Inc.
20120116707 - Accelerometer control systems: An accelerometer open loop control system comprising a variable capacitance accelerometer having a proof mass movable between fixed capacitor plates, drive signals applied to the capacitor plates, a charge amplifier amplifying an accelerometer output signal representing applied acceleration, and an autoranging facility for monitoring the output signal, and for adjusting... Agent: Atlantic Inertial Systems Limited
20120116708 - Graphic rendering of circuit positions: A method may include receiving circuit information from a backend circuit test system and grouping components in the circuit information into collections by types, the types including segments, equipment, ports, and connections. The method may further include positioning, based on the grouping by types, the components from the circuit information... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20120116709 - Display-integrated optical accelerometer: An optical accelerometer and method of determining an acceleration are disclosed. In one aspect, an accelerometer includes a light source, a substrate, a light guide attached to a first side of the substrate and configured to redirect light from the light source through the substrate. The accelerometer also includes a... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.
20120116710 - Motion detection device, electronic device, motion detection method, and program storage medium: A motion detection device includes: an acceleration detection unit, a separating unit, a gravity axis determination unit, and a motion detection unit. The acceleration detection unit detects acceleration components of each axis of a three-dimensional rectangular coordinate system of acceleration acting on the acceleration detection unit and outputs sets of... Agent: Lapis Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
20120116716 - Device and method of gyro sensor calibration: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a method and apparatus for calibration of gyro sensors by using magnetic sensor measurements and background computation during normal product operation. In one embodiment, magnetic sensor measurements are used to adjust gyro gain by comparing measured magnetic vector orientation with its expected... Agent:
20120116714 - Digital data processing systems and methods for skateboarding and other social sporting activities: Systems and methods for social and other sporting activities. A system according to one such aspect of the invention comprises a sensing device that is attached to an object, such as a skateboard (by way of non-limiting example), for measuring characteristics thereof. It communicates those characteristics wirelessly, e.g., via bluetooth,... Agent: Intellisysgroup LLC
20120116715 - Encoder, servo unit, and position data calculating method: An encoder includes a detector, a first position data calculator, a first data converter, an approximation device and a third position data calculator. The first data converter is configured to convert a first position data calculated by the first position data calculator into second position data whose second width in... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
20120116712 - Method for tracking the position and the heading of a vehicle using dead reckoning and a tracking device for carrying out the method: and used wherever its deviation from the exact solution δex is not significant, i.e., where the latter is not larger than a threshold wheel angle δthr. Only for δapp>δthr where the deviation is larger than, e.g., 2° or, preferably, 1°, the wheel angle according to the exact solution δex is... Agent: U-blox Ag
20120116711 - Portable celestial compass: A portable celestial compass (PCC) that provides a new multi-functional capability for high precision target localization. The battery-powered PCC is built around US Army's M-25 stabilized binocular and includes a miniature eye-safe laser range finder, a gyro stabilized binocular, a 3-axis tilt compensated digital compass, and a built-in specialized chip... Agent: Trex Enterprises Corp.
20120116713 - System and method for tomographic retrieval of parameter profile from traveling path: A system for measuring a parameter of a medium with a vehicle moving in a traveling direction through the medium includes four detecting portions and a calculating portion. The four detecting portions respectively detect first through fourth values of the parameter from first through fourth lines-of-sight in first through fourth... Agent:
20120116717 - Rotation angle detection device and electric power steering apparatus using same: A rotation angle detection device uses a control unit to acquire output signals Vx1, Vx2, Vy1, Vy2 that are from four half-bridges, from the four half-bridges. The control unit calculates a rotation angle θ of a detection target based on the acquired output signals Vx1, Vx2, Vy1, Vy2. The control... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120116718 - Measurement apparatus: The present invention provides a measurement apparatus which measures a distance between a reference surface and a surface to be measured, including a wavelength reference element configured to include a gas cell in which a plurality of types of gases having absorption lines different from each other are sealed, and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120116719 - Body movement detection device: Information representing an activity intensity computed from a measured step count is transmitted from a first pedometer to a second pedometer as step count-related information. In the second pedometer, walking compatibility is determined based on the difference between the activity intensity in the first pedometer and the activity intensity in... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd
20120116720 - Method and system for determining radiation shielding thickness and gamma-ray energy: A system and method for determining the shielding thickness of a detected radiation source. The gamma ray spectrum of a radiation detector is utilized to estimate the shielding between the detector and the radiation source. The determination of the shielding may be used to adjust the information from known source-localization... Agent: Uchicago Argonne LLC
20120116721 - Active probing for real-time diagnosis: Improved problem diagnosis techniques for use in accordance with computing systems, e.g., distributed computing systems, are disclosed. In one aspect of the invention, a technique for diagnosing a problem associated with a computing system comprises the following steps/operations. One or more probes are executed in accordance with at least a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120116722 - Detection of defects in an electrochemical device: A method for detecting defects in an electrochemical device, including obtaining at least one characteristic value dependent on at least one variable received from the electrochemical device and determining at least one defect in said device from the characteristic value obtained. The method comprises a mathematical operation including a wavelet... Agent: Inrets
20120116724 - Sensor data transmission frequency controller using sensor situation information: A transmission frequency controller includes situation information storage and a transmission frequency changing director. The storage stores respective situation information of sensors, which information clarifies the association of cooperating sensor with a subject detecting sensor. The director refers to the situation information in accordance with the subject detecting data from... Agent: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
20120116723 - System and method for transmitting data from a rotating component: A system for transmitting data from a rotating component includes sensors on the rotating component, wherein each of the sensors detects at least one characteristic of the rotating component and transmits a signal reflective of the characteristic. Data slip rings are in communication with the sensors, and a signal conditioning... Agent: General Electric Company
20120116725 - Method and arrangement for reconstructing the source of an electromagnetic field: The disclosure relates to a method for reconstructing the source of an electromagnetic field. Firstly, a measurement space separate from the source is selected so that the measurement space is connected to the source via a magnetically homogeneous spatial region. Measured values of the electromagnetic field emitted by the source... Agent: Christian-albrechts-universitat Zu Kiel05/03/2012 > 61 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20120109526 - Method and system for evaluating sensor data from a well service rig: As activities are completed at a well service rig, sensors receive data and transmit it to a computer or database for storage. The sensor data, including the time it takes to complete particular activities on the rig, is evaluated to determine benchmarks. For example, data from multiple instances of an... Agent:
20120109527 - Apparatus and methods for drilling wellbores by ranging existing boreholes using induction devices: In one aspect a method of drilling a borehole is disclosed, wherein the method includes generating a primary electromagnetic field with a transmitter in a second borehole spaced from the first borehole, the primary electromagnetic filed causing electrical current in the conductive material of the first borehole, measuring a secondary... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20120109528 - Radon migration of acoustic data: Disclosed is a method implemented by a processor for imaging a formation penetrated by a borehole. The method includes: obtaining acoustic data in a depth-time domain using an acoustic downhole tool disposed at a depth in the borehole, the acoustic downhole tool having an acoustic source and an acoustic receiver;... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20120109531 - Analysis system for analyzing biological samples: An analysis system for analyzing biological samples is disclosed, and which may comprise two or more analysis system components for performing an analysis. A sample workflow manager and an instrument manager coupled to the sample workflow manager may be coupled to the system components for receiving a process status from... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
20120109534 - Automatic analyzer and analysis method: In known automatic analyzers for detecting an abnormality by approximating reaction process data using a function, accuracy of detecting a reaction abnormality is degraded because of poor approximation accuracy depending on test items. Data processing means stores the absorbance and time of day at which the absorbance is measured as... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20120109535 - Gene expression profiles to predict relapse of prostate cancer: The present disclosure provides a method for cancer relapse prediction that provides higher resolution grading than Gleason score alone. In particular, the method provides for prediction of prostate cancer relapse that correlates gene expression of each individual signature gene and deriving a prostate cancer gene expression (GEX) score in the... Agent: Illumina, Inc.
20120109532 - Method and system of analyzing dynamic phenomena: A system and method are provided for measuring dynamic phenomena in a biological, chemical or physical sample, including the measurement of Ca2+ transients in a living system. The system and method include measuring dynamic phenomena in an in vitro cardiac cell culture system. Computing system environments and computing systems for... Agent:
20120109533 - Method of analyzing protein using data-independent analysis combined with data-dependent analysis: The present invention relates to a method of analyzing a protein or proteins comprising the steps of: (A) pre-treating a mixture containing at least one protein to obtain peptides; (B) obtaining information about retention times and mass values of the obtained peptides by performing data-independent analysis; (C) searching a first... Agent: Korea Basic Science Institute
20120109530 - Method of classifying chemically crosslinked cellular samples using mass spectra: A method of analyzing cellular samples, particularly gastrointestinal cellular samples, that include a chemically crosslinked analyte is provided. The analysis typically involves the use of mass spectrometry. The methods described herein may be used to identify biomarkers associated with disease as well as to provide risk assessment for developing disease.... Agent:
20120109529 - Sample processing apparatus and non-transitory storage medium: A sample processing apparatus includes: a first sample processing unit; a second sample processing unit; and a data processing unit connected to the first and the second sample processing units. The data processing unit includes: a display device; an input device; and a controller configured to show a screen image... Agent: Sysmex Corporation
20120109536 - Multifunction sensor system and method for supervising room conditions: The invention refers to a multifunction sensor system and a corresponding method for supervising room conditions, comprising a temperature sensor, a humidity sensor, an ultrasonic transducer for emitting ultrasonic waves and being positioned in a fixed distance to a reflecting fixed reflective surface. For calculating the CO2 concentration in the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120109537 - Method of generating a mass spectrum having improved resolving power: A method is disclosed for generating a mass spectrum, e.g. for Fourier transform mass spectrometry, having improved resolving power. The method includes steps of acquiring a plurality of mass spectra from a mass spectrometer using image current detection determining the centroids of at least some of the peaks which have... Agent:
20120109538 - System and method for determining, updating, and correcting kinematic state information of a target: A process to preserve the kinematic state of a target includes determining an initial kinematic state estimate of the target using an observer with an active sensor. The initial kinematic state estimate includes a range from the observer to the target, a velocity of the target, and an acceleration of... Agent: Raytheon Company
20120109539 - Spindle condition detection device for machine tool: A spindle condition detection device for a machine tool includes: bearing load detecting means for detecting a load on a bearing that rotatably supports a spindle of a machine tool; and present usage ratio calculating means for calculating, based on the load detected by the bearing load detecting means, a... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20120109540 - Immersion-type ultrasound flaw detection device and ultrasound flaw detection system: It is intended to provide an ultrasound flaw detection device of an immersion-type that is inserted into a tube and is capable of moving smoothly within the tube just with water pressure, as well as an ultrasound flaw detection system. The ultrasound flaw detection device which detects abnormalities within the... Agent:
20120109541 - Tactile surface texture characterisation method: A tactile surface texture method including: measuring at least one force perceived by a force sensor during a relative movement of the sensor with respect to a surface to be characterized; calculating one or more time and/or frequency parameters of an output signal transmitted by the sensor representative of the... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Ene Alt
20120109542 - Apparatus and methods for monitoring quantities of fluid in a container: The present technology relates to a volumetric measurement device and various methods for operation of the device. The device comprises at least one accelerometer for detecting the angle of tilt/tip of a container. The device also comprises at least one fluid property processor capable of providing at least one fluidic... Agent:
20120109543 - Meter electronics and fluid quantification method for a fluid being transferred: Meter electronics (20) for quantifying a fluid being transferred is provided. The meter electronics (20) includes an interface (201) configured to communicate with a flowmeter assembly of a vibratory flowmeter and receive a vibrational response and a processing system (203) coupled to the interface (201). The processing system (203) is... Agent: Micro Motion, Inc.
20120109544 - Digital compression recorder with specification database system and method: In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a system for measuring the cylinder compression of an engine is provided The system may include a microprocessor; a sensor operatively connected to the microprocessor, the sensor configured to measure a pressure; a memory operatively connected to the microprocessor, the memory... Agent: Spx Corporation
20120109547 - Comprehensive method of electrical fluid heating system fault detection and handling: A method and system are provided to eliminate the risk of over temperature concerns associated with electrical heating devices, which if undetected may result in an electrical over temperature condition. The electrical heating system may be applied to the detection and control structure of other automotive electrical loads where thermal... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120109546 - Identification of rotor broken bar in presence of load pulsation: A method for detecting an anomaly in a rotor of an induction machine is provided. The method includes obtaining or receiving three-phase stator voltage and current signals from the induction machine connected to a time varying load. The method also includes processing the three-phase stator voltage and current signals by... Agent: General Electric Company
20120109548 - Measurement apparatus, measurement method and recording medium: A measurement apparatus for measuring a characteristic (for example, EVM) of a device under measurement provided with a quadrature modulator or a quadrature demodulator is provided. The measurement apparatus includes an I-Q error measuring section that measures a frequency characteristic of an I-Q error of the device under measurement, and... Agent: Advantest Corporation
20120109545 - Remote power outage & restoration notification: Power outages and restorations at customer premises can be automatically detected and reported. A method may include receiving, from a network terminal, a first notification associated with a power outage; retrieving location information associated with the network terminal; sending a second notification indicating that the outage has occurred and that... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20120109549 - Electrical power control device and electrical power calculation method in electrical power control device: A motor drive device including a battery 10; switching elements 15 and 16 which are connected in series with a condenser C2 having a voltage Vdc resulting from an increase action of battery voltage and which are operated in a chopper control; a reactor L2 whose one end is connected... Agent: Meidensha Corporation
20120109550 - Method and system of sampling to automatically scale digital power estimates with frequency: A method for automatically scaling estimates of digital power consumed by a portion of an integrated circuit (IC) device by the operating frequency of the portion of the IC are described herein. The method may include obtaining an energy value which may correspond to an amount of energy used by... Agent:
20120109551 - Power consumption display unit for machine tool: A power consumption display unit for a machine tool includes: machining state determining means for determining, when a main power switch used to supply power to a machine tool is ON, whether the machine tool is in a machining state where a machining program is executed to machine a workpiece... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20120109552 - Automated emergency power supply test featuring user selection of load percentage or exhaust temperature: An automated emergency power supply system (EPSS) and testing solution that records generator load values and engine exhaust temperature values to evaluate whether an EPSS test satisfies legislated test criteria. The EPSS test is carried out under software control, which initiates a test by instructing an automatic transfer switch (ATS)... Agent: Schneider Electric Usa, Inc.
20120109553 - Automated emergency power supply test with variable, priority-based transfer times: An automated emergency power supply system (EPSS) and testing solution that records generator load values and engine exhaust temperature values to evaluate whether an EPSS test satisfies legislated test criteria. The EPSS test is carried out under software control, which initiates a test by instructing an automatic transfer switch (ATS)... Agent: Schneider Electric Usa, Inc.
20120109555 - Adaptive rating for backup power supply: Systems and methods of an adaptive rating for a backup power supply are disclosed. An exemplary method includes measuring electrical output for a load. The method also includes determining an adaptive rating for at least one battery module of a backup power supply. The method also includes storing changing adaptive... Agent:
20120109556 - Band select state of charge weighted scaling method: A method and system for selectively using a voltage-based state of charge estimate in an overall state of charge calculation. Regions or bands of battery pack state of charge are established, where in some regions, open circuit voltage is known to be a good indicator of state of charge, and... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120109557 - Method for calibrating an electrochemical battery: Method for calibration of an electrochemical accumulator, characterized in that it comprises a phase (P2) for modelling the energy (Ed) available in the electrochemical accumulator representing the energy that would be obtained when the accumulator is completely discharged based on a given discharge power and on a given initial state... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
20120109554 - Onboard adaptive battery core temperature estimation: Methods and systems for dynamically estimating the core temperature of at least one cell in a battery. In one aspect, the method includes using a combination of estimations including one based on ohmic resistance and another based on a function of thermal energy transfer through the battery. A weighting factor... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120109558 - Method for implementing electromagnetic anti-interference filter impedance match and measuring system thereof: A measuring system for implementing impedance matching of an electromagnetic immunity filter comprises an impedance measuring chip, an impedance reading device, and a power supply module and a load circuit in a circuit to be applied by the electromagnetic immunity filter; wherein, the impedance measuring chip, connected between the power... Agent: Zte Corporation
20120109559 - Discrete fourier transform in a complex vector space: An image-based phase retrieval technique has been developed that can be used on board a space based iterative transformation system. Image-based wavefront sensing is computationally demanding due to the floating-point nature of the process. The discrete Fourier transform (DFT) calculation is presented in “diagonal” form. By diagonal we mean that... Agent:
20120109560 - Remote interrogation of a passive wireless antenna sensor: The condition of a structure using remote interrogation of a multi-state passive wireless antenna sensor that has a known resonant frequency when mounted on the structure. The passive wireless antenna sensor is connected to a remotely operated switching circuit that includes a photocell. An interrogation system transmits a series of... Agent: Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System
20120109561 - Wafer test apparatus, wafer test method, and program: A wafer test apparatus, comprises: a storage unit that stores a first test program including a plurality of first operation test programs and a second test program including a plurality of second operation test programs; and a calculation unit that executes the first test program on at least one of... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20120109562 - Rotational angle detection device: A rotational angle detection device has a resolver in which an excitation coil, a first output coil and a second output coil are provided on a periphery of a rotor coupled to a rotation shaft, an excitation signal generator circuit that generates an excitation signal and sends the excitation signal... Agent: Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120109563 - Method and apparatus for quantifying a best match between series of time uncertain measurements: The best match of two time-uncertain series is quantified with a degree of confidence by selecting one of the time series and repeatedly computing a maximum covariance between the selected time series and a series of random records with the same distribution and expected autocorrelation as the non-selected time series.... Agent: President And Fellows Of Harvard College
20120109564 - Method for determining agricultural bale weight: A method is provided for determining the weight of an agricultural bale that compensates for un-level terrain such as hillsides. The method uses an empty baler tare weight and a full baler weight to determine a raw bale weight. The cosine of the slope upon which the baler sits is... Agent:
20120109565 - Leakage magnetic flux flaw inspection method and device: A magnetic flux leakage inspection method generates a magnetic flux parallel to a surface of an inspected object, and detects a magnetic flux that leaks from the surface of the inspected object with a magnetic sensor. The method includes exciting coils that generate an alternating magnetic field having a variable... Agent: National University Corporation Okayama University
20120109566 - Method and apparatus for calibrating a test system for measuring a device under test: A calibration method for a two-port VNA includes presenting a high reflection calibration standard and measuring reflection data for each of the two ports, calculating a location of the high reflection calibration standard at each of the two ports, presenting a load calibration standard and measuring the reflection characteristic for... Agent: Ate Systems, Inc.
20120109567 - Systems and methods for acquiring and managing sensor data related to dissolution testing apparatus: In acquiring and managing measurement data relating to operating parameters of a dissolution tester, operating parameters are measured by operating one or more sensors. The measured operating parameters are transmitted from the sensors to a user computing device. It is then determined whether the measured operating parameters are in compliance... Agent:
20120109568 - Apparatus and method for generating a test signal with emulated crosstalk: A signal generator produces a victim signal having crosstalk emulation by filtering and combining a victim signal waveform record file and an aggressor signal waveform record file generated using parameters selected by a user. A signal channel or a cascaded signal channel is characterized using one or more S-parameter arrays.... Agent: Tektronix, Inc.
20120109569 - Diagnosis of bearing thermal anomalies in an electrical machine: A system for evaluating bearing metal temperature (BMT) to diagnose rotor misalignment and/or bearing wipe in an electrical machine. A first system is provided that includes: an input system for obtaining bearing metal temperature (BMT) readings from a first BMT sensor located proximate the turbine and a second BMT sensor... Agent: General Electric Company
20120109570 - System and method for measuring fiber temperatures using otdr measurements: Described herein are systems and methods for calculating a relative temperature of a fiber-optic cable using bi-directional analysis traces with an optical time-domain reflectometer (“OTDR”). Analysis of bi-directional traces along a length of fiber-optic cable yields a scaled local backscatter coefficient of the fiber. Accordingly, an initial set of measurement... Agent:
20120109571 - Temperature measurement device: A temperature measurement device includes a temperature measurement part, a calculation part, and a control part for controlling the operation of the temperature measurement part and the calculation part; wherein the temperature measurement part has a substrate having a first surface as a contact surface with a measured body, and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20120109572 - Temperature measurement device and temperature measuring method: A temperature measurement device includes a temperature measurement part, a calculation part, and a control part for controlling the operation of the temperature measurement part and the calculation part; wherein the temperature measurement part has a substrate having a first surface as a contact surface with a measured body, and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20120109573 - Method of determining a heat transfer condition from a resistance characteristic of a shape memory alloy element: A method of sensing an ambient heat transfer condition surrounding a shape memory alloy element includes heating the shape memory alloy element, sensing the resistance of the shape memory alloy element, and measuring the period of time taken to heat the shape memory alloy element to a pre-determined level of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120109575 - Fall detectors and a method of detecting falls: There is provided a fall detector for detecting falls of a user or an object to which the fall detector is attached, characterized in that the fall detector comprises an air flow sensor for providing measurements indicative of vertical velocity and/or changes in altitude of the fall detector.... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120109574 - Multi-dimensional vector determining circuit in a sensor integrated circuit package: A sensor integrated circuit package with a Multi-Dimensional Vector Determining Circuit (MDVDC) determines a resultant vector by processing vector component magnitudes detected by the sensor. For example, an accelerometer integrated circuit package contains a sensing circuit, an Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), and a MDVDC. The sensing circuit generates a first signal... Agent:
20120109576 - Needle moving device: The invention provides a needle moving device which can detect a fault in a signal provided by a system controller to a performing device. An X-direction driving motor (4a) and a Y-direction driving motor (4b) in a driving portion (4) of an autosampler (1a) are provided with encoders (12a, 12b)... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20120109577 - Distance measuring device for golf: An integrated distance measuring device for golf comprises a satellite navigation receiver operable to determine a current location of the device; a laser rangefinder operable to determine a distance from the current location of the device to an object on a golf course; a compass operable to determine a bearing... Agent: Bushnell Inc.
20120109578 - Time tracking systems and methods: Systems and methods are provided for time tracking. A method for time tracking can include parsing contents of an application page accessed by a user and displaying a time tracker user interface to the user responsive to detecting time tracking context information within the contents of the application page. The... Agent:
20120109579 - Method of testing and proving fuel efficiency improvements: A method of testing and proving fuel efficiency improvements includes installing a telematic device in each of a first plurality of vehicles and a second plurality of vehicles. The telematic devices collect baseline fuel consumption data during a first time period and collect test fuel consumption data during a second... Agent: Ashland Licensing And Intellectual Property LLC
20120109580 - Sensor based means of monitoring the mechanical condition of rotating machinery that operates intermittently: A method of monitoring the mechanical condition of a machine in which statistically significant measurements on a characteristic signal are made over a period of time which can include interruptions and variations in the operation of the machine giving rise to uncharacteristic signals and the processing of the signal during... Agent: Kittiwake Holroyd Limited
20120109582 - Abnormality detection system, abnormality detection method, and recording medium: Disclosed is an abnormality detection system that accurately detects abnormalities that arise in a device. The abnormality detection system 100, which detects abnormalities that arise in a plasma processing device 2, is provided with: a plurality of ultrasonic sensors 41, which detects acoustic emissions (AE), which cause abnormalities to arise;... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited
20120109581 - Diagnostic system and method for an essential turbine valve: The present invention is a diagnostic method for determining the operability of an essential turbine valve, comprising the steps of exercising an essential valve operatively connected to a turbine inlet line through which a power plant motive fluid is supplied to a turbine by causing the essential valve to be... Agent: Ormat Technologies Inc.
20120109583 - Logistically enabled sampling system: In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a data acquisition and control system includes a sample manifold for collecting air samples. The manifold may include twenty-eight discrete sorbent tubes. Each sorbent tube may be sealed within the manifold and the manifold may be removed from the system for... Agent: Signature Science, LLC
20120109584 - Light measurement device: A light measurement device comprising an optical sensor that includes a tunable interference filter and a detecting section detecting light passed through the tunable filter, a storing section that stores a first correlation data and a second correlation data, and a CPU that obtains amount of the light by controlling... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20120109585 - Method and system to account for angle of attack effects in engine noise shielding tests: There is provided a method to account for aircraft angle of attack effects in engine noise shielding in aircraft configurations having one or more engines mounted above a wing or a lifting body. The method includes computing a local flow field from a known standard full aircraft configuration oriented at... Agent: The Boeing Company
20120109586 - Measuring device and measuring method for continuous physical quantity: The invention discloses a measuring device and a measuring method for a continuous physical quantity. The measuring device comprises a timing unit for outputting a time base and a time scale; a sampling unit for sampling the continuous physical quantity under control of the time base and at time intervals... Agent: Baoding Sanchuan Electric Co., Ltd.Previous industry: Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location
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