Time Duration Or Rate Patents (Class 702/176)
  • Patent number: 10545119
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a signal processing apparatus includes a receiver, a time information generator, a processor, and a communicator. The receiver receives a voltage signal from a sensor that detects an elastic wave generated from a structure. The time information generator generates time information having a bit length based on a measurement continuing time period of the structure, a propagation velocity of the elastic wave, and a position identification accuracy of a generation source of the elastic wave. The processor generates detection information in which feature amount information that indicates a feature of the voltage signal and the time information that indicates a reception time of the voltage signal are in association with each other. The communicator transmits the detection information to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takashi Usui, Kazuo Watabe, Akihiro Kasahara, Takahiro Omori
  • Patent number: 10429510
    Abstract: A photoelectric sensor is configured to detect an object by reception of light from a light projecting unit in a light receiving unit. The photoelectric sensor differentiates a sampled light reception amount with respect to time to calculate a variation in the light reception amount per unit time, and sets as a threshold a light reception amount corresponding to an extreme value of the variation in the light reception amount. In this manner, the threshold is set with the variation in the light reception amount per unit time taken into account, thereby enhancing the accuracy in detection of the object by comparison between the light reception amount and the threshold, to allow minimization of jitter of a detection signal from the photoelectric sensor to a programmable logic controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Kohei Tanisue
  • Patent number: 10386466
    Abstract: A distance calculating unit includes a first filter that receives a detection signal of reference pulsed light, a second filter that receives a detection signal of measuring pulsed light, an adder circuit that adds the outputs from the two filters together, an A/D converter that receives the output signal from the adder circuit, and a separated-signal calculating unit that analyzes the output from the A/D converter and that generates a first separated signal corresponding to a reference detection signal and a second separated signal corresponding to a measurement detection signal. The distance calculating unit further includes a conversion processing unit that converts the phase of at least one of the two separated signals into a phase of a predetermined frequency, and a distance calculating unit that calculates a distance to an object by using a phase difference between the two separated signals in the predetermined frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshikatsu Tokuda
  • Patent number: 10371803
    Abstract: A distance calculating unit includes a first filter for a detection signal of reference pulsed light, a second filter for measuring pulsed light, an adder circuit that adds outputs from the two filters together, an A/D converter that receives output from the adder circuit, a separated-signal calculating unit that analyzes output from the A/D converter and that generates a first separated signal and a second separated signal, a conversion processing unit that converts the phase of at least one of the two separated signals into a phase of a predetermined frequency, and a distance calculating unit that calculates a distance to an object by using a phase difference between the two separated signals and a correction parameter, which is obtained by making the reference pulsed light pass through the first filter and the second filter at the same time and by calculating a phase difference between outputs from these filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshikatsu Tokuda
  • Patent number: 10303482
    Abstract: A dynamic processor frequency selection system includes a memory and a processor in communication with the memory. The processor includes a dynamic processor frequency selection module, a branch predictor module, a measurement module, and a power module. The measurement module measures a value according to a looping prediction function, which represents a quantity of cycles spent waiting for a type of contended resource within an instruction sequence. Additionally, the processor retains the value and branch history information, which is used to predict a waiting period associated with a potential loop. Then, the dynamic processor frequency selection module predicts the potential loop in a subsequent instruction according to the type of contended resource. The power module dynamically reduces a processor frequency during the waiting period from a first frequency state to a second frequency state according to the potential loop prediction. Then, the processor resumes operation at the first frequency state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Charles Masters
  • Patent number: 10248932
    Abstract: The present invention provides various approaches for disseminating emergency broadcasting messages or other messages of importance (hereinafter “alerts”) within virtual world environments such that interested virtual world residents can be made aware of matters of importance based on their physical world locations (e.g., without respect to the locale of their current virtual world presence).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Igor Y. Gershfang, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Neil A. Katz, James W. Seaman, Adam R. Snopek, Richard Young
  • Patent number: 10156550
    Abstract: Methods of using acoustic emission (AE) as a condition assessment technique for alkali-silica reaction (ASR) in concrete are provided. ASR is a chemical reaction occurring between alkaline hydroxides within cement past and certain types of amorphous silica found in mineral aggregates. ASR causes an accumulation of internal pressure due to the formation of a hygroscopic gel which leads to expansion and cracking of the concrete. AE is highly sensitive to stress waves emitted from a sudden release of energy such as formation of cracks in concrete. This allows it to capture and identify propagating damage. AE has the potential to detect micro-cracks forming prior to expansion, which can be related to the degree of ASR damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: University of South Carolina
    Inventors: Paul Henry Ziehl, Mohamed K. ElBatanouny, Matthew K Jones
  • Patent number: 10114439
    Abstract: Achieving a consistent battery drain rate at a computing device includes identifying an amount of available battery energy, and identifying a target device runtime using the available energy. A plurality of time periods over which to budget energy use to achieve the target device runtime are identified, and an allotment of the available energy for each of the plurality of time periods is determined. A determination of how to allocate the allotted energy for a current time period is made. The determination includes identifying a priority of each application based user-facing attributes of each application, identifying an energy budget for each application, and allocating a portion of the allotted energy for the current time period to each application based on their identified priority and their energy budget. The energy budget for at least one application is adjusted based on that applications' energy usage during the current time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Bluestein, Graham Wong, Mehmet Iyigun, Hari R. Pulapaka
  • Patent number: 10077057
    Abstract: A method for estimating the interval within which the total weight of an automobile vehicle is situated includes defining at least two intervals of weights, including determining a first situation in which the total weight of the vehicle belongs to the first interval and a second situation in which the total weight of the vehicle belongs to the second interval, calculating probabilities of being in the first or second situation knowing a value of the weight, calculating a risk of choosing the wrong interval as a function of the calculated probabilities and of a cost associated with an erroneous decision, and determining the interval within which the total weight of the vehicle is situated as a function of the risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: RENAULT S.A.S.
    Inventors: Guillermo Pita-Gil, Giovanni Granato
  • Patent number: 10056974
    Abstract: A reconfigurable and timely accurate method of generating, with a low latency, an output signal in response to multiple input signals, wherein said input signals occur at independent times, and wherein the occurrence of several input signals according to predetermined pattern is interpreted as a Super Event and wherein a detected Super Event triggers the production of a specific output signal heralding this Super Event, characterized in that said method comprises a first step of time acquisition of the occurrence of said input signals, a second step of adaptation of the acquisition data flow to the clock of the reconfigurable processing unit, a third step of determining the occurrence of a Super Event by comparing the events pattern to the super event definition, a fourth step identifying the Super Event and generating at least one event/signal corresponding to at least one trigger signal, a fifth step of adaptation of the generation data flow to the asynchronous generation device, a sixth step of applying a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ID QUANTIQUE SA
    Inventors: Bruno Sanguinetti, Raphael Houlmann
  • Patent number: 10054914
    Abstract: A method, presentation control arrangement and a computer program product enables a user of a process control system to obtain details of a process control object. Distances between a mobile terminal of the user and process control objects in an area around the mobile terminal are determined as well as the closest process control object to the mobile terminal, process data of this object is obtained and presented together with a representation of the object on a display of the mobile terminal, where the representation of the closest process control object is emphasized compared with the presentation of other process control objects and the amount of process data being presented is dependent on the distance between the mobile terminal and the process control object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ABB RESEARCH LTD
    Inventors: Elina Vartiainen, Martin Olausson, Jonas Brönmark
  • Patent number: 10033554
    Abstract: A measurement instrument and associated method: receive at a first input an aggressor signal (e.g., a supply voltage) from a device under test (DUT); capture samples of the received supply voltage; receive at a second input a victim signal from the DUT, wherein the received victim signal includes a crosstalk voltage induced thereon from the supply voltage; capturing samples of the received victim signal; applying the captured samples of the received supply voltage and the received victim signal to a predetermined model which represents crosstalk voltage induced onto the received victim signal from the supply voltage waveform, to produce a system of equations, wherein the model includes a plurality of unknown parameters; ascertain the plurality of unknown parameters in the predetermined model from the system of equations; and apply the predetermined model with the ascertained parameters to the captured samples of the received supply voltage to estimate the crosstalk voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Gines, Steven Draving
  • Patent number: 9952061
    Abstract: Detecting fraud in resource distribution systems includes determining a meter of a resource in a resource distribution system exhibits a characteristic indicative of fraud and increasing a collection frequency of measurements of a usage of the resource of the meter per unit of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Martin Arlitt, Manish Marwah, Amip J. Shah
  • Patent number: 9939790
    Abstract: A rack installation control system adjustably controls the rate at which rack computer systems are installed in computer rooms in one or more data centers, based on the electrical power consumption by the installed rack computer systems. The rack installation rate can be adjusted based on installed rack computer system power consumption exceeding a threshold, including a threshold proportion of a power supply capacity of a power distribution system. When the power consumption by installed rack computer systems in a particular computer room exceeds a threshold, rack computer system installation can be initiated in an additional room. Where a computer room includes a fixed number of positions, and when the fixed number of racks is installed in the computer room and at least some power distribution system power capacity is available, additional rack computer systems can be installed in an additional space to consume the available power distribution system capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Andrew Churnock, Robert David Wilding, Faran Harold Kaplan
  • Patent number: 9910723
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting events based on input data from a plurality of sources. The system may receive input from a plurality of sources containing information about possible events. A method for event detection involves pre-processing and normalizing a data input from a plurality of sources, extracting and disambiguating events and entities, associate event and entities, correlate events and entities associated from a data input to results from a different data source to determine if an event has occurred, and store the detected events in a data storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: QBase, LLC
    Inventors: Sanjay Boddhu, Rakesh Dave
  • Patent number: 9866220
    Abstract: A timing method and a timing device are disclosed. A Gray code count output may be obtained by performing a Gray code count on a basic clock. Then m number of sub-clocks may be obtained by separately performing a phase shift on a least significant bit output of the Gray code count output, where a phase difference ? between each of the m number of sub-clocks and the least significant bit output may satisfy: ?=n×? and ??90°, 180° may be divisible by ? with no remainder, and n may be an integer greater than 0 and less than 180°/?. If 90° is divisible by ? with no remainder, m=180/??2; and if 90° is divisible by ? with a remainder, m=180/??1. When a predetermined event occurs, a timing result of the predetermined event may be obtained according to the Gray code count output value, outputs of the m number of sub-clocks, a period of the basic clock, and the ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SHENYANG NEUSOFT MEDICAL SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuqiu Zhao, Guodong Liang, Long Yang, Peng Gao, Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 9647975
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying a spam email message. A system can include a rules database configured to store a plurality of ratio determination rules, a vectors database configured to store a plurality of known vectors, a message processing tool configured to receive an email message, a gram building tool configured to build a k-skip-n-gram set of word combinations according he ratio determination rules, a vector building tool configured to receive the k-skip-n-gram set of word combinations, and build a vector for each k-skip-n-gram word combination, and a spam identification tool configured to determine a spam presence threshold based on the cosine similarity for each k-skip-n-gram word combination and the plurality of known vectors for the particular email message subject field subject category, and determine that the email message contains spam when the spam presence threshold is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: AO KASPERSKY LAB
    Inventor: Roman A. Dedenok
  • Patent number: 9612932
    Abstract: A method performed by a monitoring tool in a computer system, the method including: displaying a user interface including information regarding a first resource; running a correlation algorithm to determine whether other resources in the computer system show correlation for one or more performance metrics; selecting one or more other resources as suggestions based on results of the correlation algorithm; displaying selected resources in a list with the base resource and render a graph of performance metrics over time with performance data of the base resource and the suggested resources overlaid; and overlaying further performance data on the graph for a resource searched for, and selected by, the human user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: Aashay Joshi, Ran Gilboa, Ophir Horn
  • Patent number: 9594789
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus consistent with the invention provide the ability to organize, index, search, and present time series data based on searches. Time series data are sequences of time stamped records occurring in one or more usually continuous streams, representing some type of activity. In one embodiment, time series data is organized into discrete events with normalized time stamps and the events are indexed by time and keyword. A search is received and relevant event information is retrieved based in whole or in part on the time indexing mechanism, keyword indexing mechanism, or statistical indices calculated at the time of the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Baum, R. David Carasso, Robin Kumar Das, Rory Greene, Bradley Hall, Nicholas Christian Mealy, Brian Philip Murphy, Stephen Phillip Sorkin, Andre David Stechert, Erik M. Swan
  • Patent number: 9551986
    Abstract: Real-time data and event management (RDEM) is implemented on a separate component in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). To assist in upgrades or changes to the SCADA system without compromising RDEM, the RDEM function is performed on a separate card or physical component. When the computer running the SCADA system is upgraded, the RDEM on the separate card and corresponding persistence store is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: George Lo
  • Patent number: 9542199
    Abstract: One embodiment of a method includes loading, by a memory controller, a boot image from a solid state drive to an operating memory of a computing system during an initialization operation of the computing system. The initialization operation initializes components of the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Gyu Heo, Donggi Lee, Seongsik Hwang, Dongjin Lee, Jeong Woo Lee, Wonmoon Cheon, Seungho Lim, Jong-Min Kim, Jae-Hwa Lee, Haeri Lee, Woonhyug Jee
  • Patent number: 9544361
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting events based on input data from a plurality of sources. The system may receive input from a plurality of sources containing information about possible events. A method for event detection involves pre-processing and normalizing a data input from a plurality of sources, extracting and disambiguating events and entities, associate event and entities, correlate events and entities associated from a data input to results from a different data source to determine if an event has occurred, and store the detected events in a data storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: QBase, LLC
    Inventors: Sanjay Boddhu, Rakesh Dave
  • Patent number: 9471375
    Abstract: Identifying resource bottleneck in multi-stage workflow processing may include identifying dependencies between logical stages and physical resources in a computing system to determine which logical stage involves what set of resources; for each of the identified dependencies, determining a functional relationship between a usage level of a physical resource and concurrency level of a logical stage; estimating consumption of the physical resources by each of the logical stages based on the functional relationship determined for each of the logical stages; and performing a predictive modeling based on the estimated consumption to determine a concurrency level at which said each of the logical stages will become bottleneck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Parijat Dube, Xiaoqiao Meng, Jian Tan, Li Zhang
  • Patent number: 9424161
    Abstract: A trace capture device includes a processing system, a trace capture control unit and a bus unit. The processing system includes at least one function block arranged to generate first data, second data, and correlation information corresponding to the first data. The trace capture control unit is arranged to receive the first data and correlation information corresponding to the first data from the processing system, and generate third data according to the first data and the correlation information. The bus unit is coupled to the processing system, the trace capture control unit and a data link interface. The bus unit is arranged to use the data link interface to transmit information derived from the second data in a first mode, and reuse the first data link interface to transmit information derived from the third data in a second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Jen-Hao Yeh, Chih-Chuan Liang, Ming-Yang Chao
  • Patent number: 9420130
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image storage unit that stores a plurality images having supplementary information respectively, an image analysis unit that performs an image analysis of each image stored in the image storage unit; and a time correction unit that corrects an imaging time that is included in the supplementary information of the image in such a manner that the plurality of images are arranged in an actual imaging time of the images in a case where the plurality of images are arranged in an order of the imaging time among the supplementary information, based on at least one of a result of the image analysis by the image analysis unit and a GPS information that is included in the supplementary information of the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Yamaji, Tomohiro Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9377995
    Abstract: An apparatus for comparing event data sets. A system and computer program for comparing event data sets comprising: calculating one or more derivatives for each event in a first and second set of events; classifying each event by the calculated derivatives; and evaluating a similarity of the first and second sets of events based on the classifications of the respective events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Piotr Przestrzelski, Eric Thiebaut-George
  • Patent number: 9372664
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for comparing event data sets. A method, system and computer program for comparing event data sets comprising: calculating one or more derivatives for each event in a first and second set of events; classifying each event by the calculated derivatives; and evaluating a similarity of the first and second sets of events based on the classifications of the respective events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Piotr Przestrzelski, Eric Thiebaut-George
  • Patent number: 9249742
    Abstract: A stop/start vehicle includes an engine and a stop/start system that selectively prevents an auto stop or auto start of the engine in response to a detected vehicle proximity and direction of travel relative to an emergency vehicle. The stop/start system may be programmed to prevent an auto stop of the engine in response to a detected proximity to an emergency vehicle where the emergency vehicle is traveling in the same direction as the stop/start vehicle, or in response to a detected proximity to an emergency vehicle where the stop/start vehicle is located within an intersection. The stop start system may also be programmed to prevent an auto start of the engine in response to the engine being stopped, and further in response to a detected proximity to an emergency vehicle where the emergency vehicle is traveling in cross traffic relative to the stop/start vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Sangeetha Sangameswaran, Mathew Alan Boesch, George Edmund Walley, John A. Lockwood
  • Patent number: 9189302
    Abstract: A technique to monitor events within a computer system or integrated circuit. In one embodiment, a software-accessible event monitoring storage and hardware-specific monitoring logic are selectable and their corresponding outputs may be monitored by accessing a counter to count events corresponding to each of software-accessible storage and hardware-specific monitoring logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Lance Hacking
  • Patent number: 9158301
    Abstract: An embodiment is a method for semiconductor processing control. The method comprises identifying a key process stage from a plurality of process stages based on a parameter of processed wafers, forecasting a trend for a wafer processed by the key process stage and some of the plurality of process stages based on the parameter, and dispatching the wafer to one of a first plurality of tools in a tuning process stage. The one of the first plurality of tools is determined based on the trend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sunny Wu, Yen-Di Tsen, Chun-Hsien Lin, Keung Hui, Jo Fei Wang, Jong-I Mou
  • Patent number: 9104536
    Abstract: A method of sampling monitoring data of construction equipment according to the present disclosure includes: setting a sampling cycle of the monitoring data of the construction equipment when the construction equipment enters into an operation; sampling the monitoring data of the construction equipment according to the sampling cycle when a sampling start is input; and storing the sampled data and transmitting consecutive sampling data to a remote management server when a total sampling time elapses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae Hoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20150147940
    Abstract: A measured characterizing value dependent on a thickness of a region of a substrate is input into a first predictive filter. The first predictive filter generates a filtered characterizing value. A measured characterizing rate at which the measured characterizing value changes is input into a second predictive filter. The second predictive filter generates a filtered characterizing rate of the region of the substrate. The measured characterizing value and the measured characterizing rate are determined based on in-situ measurements made at or before a first time during a polishing process of the substrate. A desired characterizing rate is determined to be used for polishing the region of the substrate after the first time and before a second, later time based on the filtered characterizing value and the filtered characterizing rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic J. Benvegnu, Benjamin Cherian, Sivakumar Dhandapani, Harry Q. Lee
  • Publication number: 20150142382
    Abstract: Even if the propagation time interval of a sync signal is not constant, an accurate correction parameter is calculated, so that a corrected time point synchronized with a main clock device is obtained. A main transmission time point storage part stores respective main transmission time points at which a main device has transmitted a plurality of main sync signals and which are measured using a main clock device. A subordinate reception time point storage part stores respective subordinate reception time points at which a subordinate device has received the plurality of main sync signals and which are measured using a subordinate clock device. A speed ratio calculation part calculates a speed ratio of a ticking time speed of the main clock device to a ticking time speed of the subordinate clock device, based on a main transmission mean time point being a mean of the main transmission time points and a subordinate reception mean time point being a mean of the subordinate reception time points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Osagawa
  • Patent number: 9031791
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention provide systems and methods for using ballast sensors to detect rock fall events in a vicinity of railway tracks or similar roadways or tracks. The ballast sensors are spaced apart from the tracks. Particular embodiments permit the use of signals from the ballast sensors to discriminate rock fall events from other types of events and to detect the hypocenter of a rock fall event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Weir-Jones Engineering Consultants Ltd.
    Inventors: Bohdan Nedilko, Iain Weir-Jones
  • Patent number: 9026385
    Abstract: Embodiments for providing Doppler sounds are disclosed. In one embodiment, provided is an ultrasound system which may include: an ultrasound data acquiring unit configured to transmit ultrasound signals to a target object and receive ultrasound echo signals reflected therefrom, to acquire a plurality of ultrasound data associated with the target object, each of which having a synchronization (Sync) number uniquely assigned thereto; a storing unit to store the plurality of ultrasound data therein; an user input unit configured to allow a user to input a user instruction; and a processing unit coupled to the ultrasound data acquiring unit, the storing unit and the user input unit and configured to form a Doppler mode image having the Sync number based on the plurality of ultrasound data, the processing unit being further configured to extract ultrasound data with a Sync number corresponding to the user instruction from the storing unit, thereby forming the Doppler sound based on the extracted ultrasound data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Suk Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 9020769
    Abstract: Devices and methods for identifying an electrical device, and its state, in a network of electrical devices are disclosed. An energy monitoring device is programmed to identify an electrical device coupled to a power supply, and a state of the electrical device, from a change in successive measurements of the power supply. Algorithms for determining a load signature for an electrical device and its state are disclosed. A stored table of load signatures for states is used to identify devices, and states. Energy monitoring information is collected and presented to the user on a display, a remote display, or is transmitted over a network to a remote device such as a personal computer, personal digital assistant, an iPhone®, a cell phone, voice mail, email, or text message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Geneva CleanTech Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Rada, John H. Magnasco
  • Publication number: 20150088459
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems are described for outputting unsynchronized physiological data. The methods may include receiving a plurality of data streams, each data stream representing a physiological parameter for a person. The methods may also include selecting an epoch. Once the epoch is selected, the methods may also include determining, for each of the plurality of data streams, an epochal or summary value to represent each of the physiological parameters for the person in the epoch. The methods may additionally include outputting the epochal values with an indication of the selected epoch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: BRIAN KEITH RUSSELL, JONATHAN JAMES WOODWARD, DIETRICH OTTO RUEHLMANN, MARJORIE JONES OLSEN
  • Patent number: 8983796
    Abstract: A network analyzer for measuring a group delay time, which is caused by a device under test to be measured, generates an excitation signal comprising two signals (xIn1(t),xIn2(t)) spaced by a frequency difference, excites the device with the excitation signal and measures a response signal comprising two signals (xOut1(t),xOut2(t)), which are respectively phase distorted by the device relative to the signals (xIn1(t),xIn2(t)) of the excitation signal. It determines the phase difference (??In) between the signals (xIn1(t),xIn2(t)) associated with the excitation signal and a phase difference (??Out) between the signals (xOut1(t), xOut2(t)) associated with the response signal. Finally, it calculates the group delay time from the phase difference (??In) of the signals (xIn1(t),xIn2(t)) associated with the excitation signal, the phase difference (??Out) of the signals (xOut1(t),xOut2(t) associated with the response signal and the frequency difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Thilo Bednorz, Steffen Neidhardt
  • Patent number: 8977445
    Abstract: A system for determining an operational state of a machine is provided. The system includes an implement position sensor configured to generate a position signal indicative of a position of an implement. The system further includes a pressure sensor configured to generate a pressure signal indicative of a pressure of a cylinder of the machine. The system also includes a controller communicably coupled to the implement position sensor and the pressure sensor. The controller is configured to receive the position signal and the pressure signal. The controller is further configured to determine a weight of a payload of the machine based on the received signals. Further, the controller is configured to determine a dig status of the machine based, at least in part, on a rate of change of the weight of the payload and the position of the implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey E. Buettner
  • Publication number: 20150064427
    Abstract: The invention relates a method for determining the time dating event of creation of an object made of a cellulose containing material and having on its surface areas with a coating and without coating, in which the results of measurements of the components of nuclear-magnetic resonance relaxation are used for determining the parameters of free induction signals and the density of protons in cellulose samples taken from the cellulose containing material surface layer with coated and uncoated areas, the value G of relative changes of the cellulose parameters are calculated using the formula: G=K2/K2+Pr2/Pr1, where: Pr1 and Pr2 is the density of protons in cellulose, on the area having no coating and the area with a coating, respectively, g/sm3106; K1 and K2 are the degrees of crystallinity of the cellulose, on the area having no coating and the area with a coating, respectively, specified by the formula: K=1-5(T2*Ad/T2* Ak), where: T2M and T2 is the relaxation time of the short and long components
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Oleg Ivanovich Pleten
  • Patent number: 8965718
    Abstract: Techniques pertaining to analyzing power consumed by a processing unit in a mobile computing device caused by execution of certain modules are described herein. A power trace is generated that indicates an amount of power consumed by the processing unit over time, and the power trace is aligned with an execution log. Spikes are extracted from the power trace, and computing operations are performed over the spikes to acquire data pertaining to power consumed by the processing unit that are attributable to modules in the execution log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Josef Zimmermann, Christian Alma Bird, Nachiappan Nagappan, Syed Masum Emran, Thirumalesh Bhat, Ashish Gupta
  • Publication number: 20150051868
    Abstract: A system for monitoring at least one rotating element is provided. The system can include a first sensor substantially aligned with a first rotating element, the first sensor being configured to detect a first marker on the first rotating element and thereby provide a first signal; a second sensor substantially aligned with a second rotating element, the second sensor being configured to detect a second marker on the second rotating element and thereby provide a second signal; and a measurement system coupled with the first sensor and the second sensor, wherein the measurement system is configured to: evaluate a time delay between a detection time of the first signal and a detection time of the second signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joel Russell Cloninger, II, William Max Gobeli
  • Publication number: 20150051869
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide systems, computer program products and computer implemented methods. Some embodiments include a system for modeling a relationship between a test time and a defect rate for a systematic multivariate issue caused by at least one predictable component and a random component in a semiconductor testing environment, the multivariate issue causing failure of a semiconductor device, the system that includes at least one computing device configured to perform actions including quantifying the at least one predictable component to produce at least one first mathematical form, quantifying the random component using distribution functions to produce a second mathematical form and producing a mathematical model of a relationship between the test time and the defect rate at a test condition by mathematically combining the at least one first mathematical form and the second mathematical form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer E. Appleyard, Nathaniel R. Chadwick, William P. Hovis
  • Patent number: 8954937
    Abstract: An image detection program creating system comprise a parameter setting module, an image loading module, a programming module, and a program conversion module. The parameter setting module sets parameters of a Dimensional Measuring Interface Specification (DMIS). The image loading module loads a 3D image. The programming module programs the DMIS program according to the parameters of the DMIS and the 3D image. The program conversion module converts the compiled DMIS into an image detection program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Shan Cao, Kuei-Yang Lin, Wei Xu, Yuan-Ke Li
  • Publication number: 20150039264
    Abstract: A device for calculating round-trip time of a memory test using a programmable logic includes a pattern generation part including two pairs of input/output (IO) pins to generate a pattern signal for testing, and receiving a feedback signal through bidirectional buses from IO lines; two pairs of bidirectional buses for relaying a signal between the pattern generation part and a programmable logic part; and a programmable logic part for transmitting the pattern signal to the IO lines through the bidirectional buses and transmitting the feedback signal to the bidirectional buses from the IO lines, and including a multiplexer for crossing a signal connection direction upon calculation of the feedback signal, wherein the pattern generation part measures an input time of the feedback signal based on an output time of the pattern signal, thus calculating the round-trip time of the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: UNITEST INC.
    Inventor: Ho Sang YOU
  • Patent number: 8948887
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that are capable of synchronizing an industrial process. The industrial process may include a plurality of process levels. A visualization group may be displayed, showing the various levels of a process. A transition group may be graphically defined that allows for the linking of the transitions between the various process levels. In certain embodiments, sequential function charts (SFC) may include expanded capabilities that allow for the visual definition, editing, and review of the transition groups. Such SFC embodiments may be capable of process flow synchronization across any levels of the modeled process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Kline, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8934993
    Abstract: A life management circuit for managing usage rates of a plurality of electronic components includes a storage unit for storing usage information corresponding to each electronic component, a receiving unit, a determining unit and a control unit. Upon receipt of an activation command passed on thereto via the receiving unit, the control unit selects for activation, with reference to the usage information of the electronic components stored in the storage unit, at least one electronic component, the usage information corresponding to which reveals a usage rate that is comparatively lower among the electronic components, controls the determining unit to keep track of the duration of time that the selected at least one electronic component remains activated in response to the activation command, and updates the usage information corresponding to each of the selected at least one electronic component with reference to the duration of time tracked therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Yao-Tsung Chang
  • Patent number: 8935127
    Abstract: A method for recording pulse signals which allows the reconstruction of a time reference. The time of every pulse signal event can be determined by counting sampling result bits preceding the respective sampling result bit using the known sampling frequency. For this purpose, every period of the sampling frequency is associated with a bit representing the respective sampling result and the sampling result bits are stored one by one and per channel in data blocks. The sampling frequency is preferably higher than a pixel clock, a sampling result bit associated with a flank of the pixel clock being marked. The pixel clock can thus be synchronized with the individual events exactly per sampling period. The invention further relates to the field of fluorescence correlation spectroscopy using confocal microscopes or laser scanning microscopes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Mirko Liedtke, Frank Klemm, Manfred Loth
  • Patent number: 8934524
    Abstract: A method detects a threshold crossing instant at which a signal crosses a threshold, by: sampling the signal at plural sampling instants spaced from one another by a sampling period; detecting consecutive first and second sampling instants at which the signal has a first signal value lower than or equal to the threshold, and the signal has a second signal value higher than the threshold, respectively; calculating a first interval indicative of a time between the threshold crossing instant and the first sampling instant; setting a reference signal having a reference amplitude representing the first interval relative to a reference scale; generating a signal with a delay depending on said reference signal; generating a threshold crossing detection signal at an instant delayed by a second interval; calibrating the reference scale of the reference amplitude so that the second interval is substantially equal to the first interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Maurizio Casti
  • Publication number: 20140363274
    Abstract: A method of analysing blade tip timing data obtained from an array (Pk) of stationary timing probes (3) that are spaced at integer multiples of a base angle. Replace one of the probes (3) with a virtual probe (Pv) to give a virtual probe set (42). Set an initial probe angle (?v) and an initial engine order (EOv) for the virtual probe (Pv). Calculate the condition number (CN) for the virtual probe set (42). If the condition number (CN) at least meets a threshold criterion, solve the virtual probe set (42) for blade tip displacement amplitude. Else increment the virtual probe angle (?v) and/or the virtual engine order and iterate from calculating the condition number. Else reinstate the replaced probe (3) and replace a different probe (3) from the array of probes (Pk) with the virtual probe (Pv); then iterate from setting the initial virtual probe angle and engine order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventor: Olivier Y. J. P. JOUSSELIN