Patents Examined by Cindy D. Khuu
  • Patent number: 7395164
    Abstract: A computer program for performing a method of providing a parameter estimate from noisy data with aperiodic data arrival. The parameter of the measurement is estimated as a numerator divided by the denominator. The method involves setting a fixed time interval and then waiting for the time interval to expire or for a measurement to occur. If a measurement occurs before the time interval expires the numerator is estimated as a previous numerator plus the new measurement, and the denominator is estimated as a previous denominator plus one. Regardless of whether the measurement occurs or the time interval expires the numerator is estimated as a previous numerator times a step size and the denominator is estimated as a previous denominator times a step size. The method can be applied to numerous applications including assessing data temperature and predicting I/O response times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Teradata , US Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Frazier
  • Patent number: 7395165
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for protecting data in a non-volatile memory by using an encryption and decryption that encrypts and decrypts the address and the data stored in the non-volatile memory using a code read only memory that stores encryption and decryption keys that are addressed by a related central processing unit at the same time data is being written or read from the non-volatile memory by the central processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Wolfgang Buhr
  • Patent number: 7389193
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for calibrating transmission paths in a multicarrier communication system using multiple antennas are provided. In the transmission path calibrating apparatus, a calibration processor generates reference signals to estimate distortions in phase and amplitude in transmission paths, allocates the generated reference signals to subcarriers which are different in each of the transmission paths, and calculates calibration vectors for the transmission paths using the generated reference signals and received reference signals received through the transmission paths. A baseband module IFFT-processes the generated reference signals allocated to the subcarriers and sends the IFFT signals in the transmission paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Byung-Ki Kim, Jong-In Kim
  • Patent number: 7389199
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a volume of a construction material sample is provided. At least one sample-interacting device is configured to interact with the construction material sample so as to determine at least one surface characteristic thereof. A computer device is configured to be capable of receiving the at least one surface characteristic from the at least one sample-interacting device, and to manipulate the at least one surface characteristic so as to form a three-dimensional representation of the construction material sample. The computer device is further configured to determine the volume of the construction material sample from the three-dimensional representation thereof. By determining the mass of the construction material sample, the density of the construction material sample can be provided. An associated method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Troxler Electronics Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Ernest Troxler, James Daniel Pratt, Jr., Andrew Kirk Dummer
  • Patent number: 7386419
    Abstract: In a method, apparatus, system and computer program product for selection of a statistical evaluation method from a set of evaluation methods, the selected statistical evaluation method being optimally designed for a measurement series, three measurement series-specific determination signals are recorded in a first phase and, in a subsequent second phase, a selection of the optimally-designed evaluation method ensues through access to an association mechanism that associates an optimally-designed evaluation method with the recorded determination signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Eckhard Hempel
  • Patent number: 7383154
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of determining the probability that a statistical model describes the driving style or usage of a vehicle observed. By identifying an appropriate statistical model, the driving style can be detected and vehicle operation can be optimized. The method may be applied to both hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles. The method may also be augmented to determine the most probable statistical model of the usage of the vehicle. This allows detection of driving styles that can be classified as urban, highway, aggressive, etc. For example, the augmented method can be used to distinguish between highway and urban driving with a very high certainty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward D. Tate, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7383138
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a power switch connecting an internal power supply in which power is not shut down and an internal power supply in which power is shut down; and an internal voltage determining circuit for determining voltage of the internal power supply in which power is shut down. Voltage of the internal power supply in which power is shut down is generated from external power supply voltage by using a regulator circuit. When the power of the internal power supply is interrupted, the power switch is turned off, the regulator circuit is turned off, and an output of the regulator circuit is shorted to a ground potential. When power of the internal power supply is resumed, the regulator circuit is turned on, shorting is cancelled, increased voltage of the internal power supply is determined, operation of a circuit block is started, and the switch is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Renesas Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Takayasu Ito, Mitsuru Hiraki, Masashi Horiguchi, Toyohiro Shimogawa
  • Patent number: 7379841
    Abstract: An inclination calculation apparatus within a game machine computes an inclination of an input device having an acceleration sensor/detector capable of simultaneously detecting an acceleration in at least two axial directions. Programmed logic circuitry within the apparatus consecutively generates preliminary data which represents an inclination and which is uniquely determined from acceleration data consecutively output from the acceleration sensor/detector. Programmed logic circuitry within the apparatus also consecutively computes a new/updated inclination based on a previously computed inclination, an acceleration due to gravity and a current inclination represented by the preliminary data, wherein the new/updated inclination is computed to have a direction oriented between the previously computed inclination and a current inclination represented by the preliminary data by a degree to which the acceleration due to gravity contributes to the acceleration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keizo Ohta
  • Patent number: 7379845
    Abstract: A structure health monitoring (“SHM”) system according to the invention can be deployed in an onboard environment, such as an aircraft, to provide an ongoing damage assessment of structural components on the aircraft. The SHM system reduces or eliminates time consuming and costly manual inspections of aircraft. The SHM system can leverage known sensor technologies to collect sensor data indicative of the structural health of the monitored components. The sensor data is processed and baselined with sensor feature baselines and damage estimate baselines to provide an accurate final damage estimate for the monitored component. The final damage estimate can be further processed or formatted for compatibility with aircraft maintenance systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitry Gorinevsky, Grant A. Gordon, Joseph Nutaro
  • Patent number: 7376527
    Abstract: An azimuth measuring device is provided that can obtain offset information when the direction of the azimuth measuring device is arbitrarily changed. The offset information is calculated based on coordinates of a reference point obtained by a reference point estimating system. The azimuth measuring device can obtain the offset information without obtaining erroneous offset information when changing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei EMD Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Hikida, Toru Kitamura, Masaya Yamashita
  • Patent number: 7376521
    Abstract: A flow computer is operable to interface with a first instrument suite associated with a first flow monitoring system. The flow computer includes a network, a first input/output (I/O) block, and a first processing unit. The first I/O block is coupled to the network and operable to communicate with the first instrument suite. The first processing unit includes a first display. The first processing unit is coupled to the network and operable to communicate with the first I/O block to receive flow monitoring data from the first instrument suite, process at least a subset of the flow monitoring data to generate flow output data, and generate a graphical image of the flow monitoring system on the display. The graphical image includes at least a subset of the flow output data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: FMC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinton L. James, Bradley N. Foster, David P. Sonka, Thomas E. McCray, Robert W. Briscoe, Brian T. Snapka, Rolf B. Moholth
  • Patent number: 7369952
    Abstract: The invention relates to analysis methods for diagnosing diseases on human and animal samples. Said invention also relates to an evaluation method for diagnosing the individual stages of a disease in such a way that it is possible to display the progression thereof. Said invention also makes it possible to identify diseases in an early manner and to carry out therapeutic controls. The inventive method consists in carrying out actually known multivariable evaluation methods for classifying samples. Nevertheless, the invention is characterised in that no sample is allocated to a certain class, but it is classified in a data record based on the interpolation between different classes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Petrich, Gerhard Werner, Heinz-Michael Hein, Hans-Juergen Kuhr
  • Patent number: 7359818
    Abstract: Each acceleration sensor of an air bag system includes a sensing device, a communication device and an adjusting device. The sensing device generates a measurement signal, which indicates a measurement value of acceleration. The communication device performs two-way communication relative to a master ECU and each remaining one of the acceleration sensors of the air bag system. The adjusting device adjusts the measurement value based on a physical quantity application state of its own acceleration sensor and a physical quantity application state of each remaining one of the acceleration sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoki Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 7359827
    Abstract: A first sensor and a second sensor provided on both ends of a moving portion connected to a fixed portion via an elastic body detect displacements of the moving portion that is in an oscillating movement. An angle calculating unit calculates a displacement angle of the moving portion based on the displacements detected by the first sensor and the second sensor and a distance between the first sensor and the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: NHK Spring, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryohei Shigematsu
  • Patent number: 7359836
    Abstract: Binary motion events are detected by individual motion sensors placed in a physical environment. The motions events are transmitted to a cluster leader, each motion detector being a cluster leader of immediately spatially adjacent motion sensors. Movements of objects are detected by the cluster leaders according to the motion events. The movements are transmitted to supercluster leaders, each motion detector being a supercluster leader of immediately spatially adjacent motion clusters of sensors. Activities of the objects are detected by the supercluster leaders, and actions of the objects are detected according to the activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Wren, Emmanuel Munguia Tapia
  • Patent number: 7359838
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of processing a noisy sound signal and to a device for implementing said method. The inventive method includes the following steps which are performed for each frame of a noisy sound signal, consisting in: applying a frequency-domain transform; estimating a power spectral density (PSD) of the noise for the frame; calculating a first noise reduction filter from the estimated PSD of the noise and from an estimation of the PSD of a wanted signal corresponding to the frame; filtering the frame with the aid of the calculated noise reduction filter, in order to obtain a first noise-corrected estimation for the frame; and obtaining a frame of a second signal from the first noise-corrected estimation of the aforementioned frame, comprising harmonics which are essentially at the same positions as the wanted signal corresponding to the frame of the noisy sound signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: France Telecom
    Inventors: Claude Marro, Cyril Plapous, Pascal Scalart
  • Patent number: 7356418
    Abstract: The scientist domain-centric user interface system may prompt the user to supply scientist-centric information expressed utilizing terminology of a scientific domain, such as biology or analytical chemistry. A translation system then generates control parameters to control the search algorithm, thus relieving the user from having to learn how select and configure the algorithm control parameters directly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Applera Corporation
    Inventor: Sean L. Seymour
  • Patent number: 7356430
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for data analysis according to various aspects of the present invention is configured to automatically identify a characteristic of a component fabrication process guided by characteristics of the test data for the components. A method and apparatus according to various aspects of the present invention may operate in conjunction with a test system having a tester, such as automatic test equipment (ATE) for testing semiconductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Test Advantage, Inc.
    Inventors: Emilio Miguelanez, Michael J. Scott, Jacky Gorin, Paul Buxton, Paul Tabor
  • Patent number: 7353123
    Abstract: A measurement method is disclosed for measuring the resistance component leakage current. The signal waveform of at least one AC cycle is sampled in the resistance component leakage current measurement, and the resistance component leakage current is measured. A zero-cross detecting circuit for detecting a voltage zero-crossing point of the target measurement circuit and outputting a sampling start signal is provided, voltage digital data of the sine wave form whose effective value is 1 and the output signal of the zero-phase current transformer are sampled, and the products of multiplication are averaged by synchronizing the sampled output signal value and the voltage digital data to obtain an active leakage component current of leakage currents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naohiro Takakamo, Sakai Kuniyoshi, Nobuyuki Kawauchi
  • Patent number: 7349825
    Abstract: Methods and systems for health operations analysis models to compare a first and second fleet of vehicles are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for providing a system health operations analysis model including determining a first system health operations analysis of a first fleet of vehicles, determining a second system health operations analysis of a second fleet of vehicles, comparing the first and second system health operations analyses, and generating a system health operations output of the first and second system health operations analyses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Zachary C. Williams, James L. Poblete