Time Duration Or Rate Patents (Class 702/176)
  • Publication number: 20120048273
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically controlling partial pressure of oxygen in the breathing loop of a rebreather diving system. A diver may adjustably select a control parameter to maintain partial pressure of oxygen at a setpoint that varies with ambient pressure and is within a range between a maximum safe partial pressure of oxygen at depth and a minimum safe partial pressure of oxygen for the purpose of biasing the performance of the rebreather either towards minimizing gas venting from the rebreather breathing loop or minimizing decompression time. A method and apparatus for managing and monitoring the use of dive resources in comparison with a target dive time specified by the diver, calculating and indicating remaining dive time based on dive resource values and calculating and indicating dive resource values required to meet preselected dive resource end values and dive requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Kevin Gurr, Nicholas J.K. Bushell
  • Publication number: 20120053894
    Abstract: A method and system for long-term load generation is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Pavel Macik, Lukás Petrovický
  • Publication number: 20120053893
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a device for displaying the estimated drying time of an applied layer of a coating composition that is based on the input of several process variables that can include temperature, humidity, film build, air velocity, altitude, the type of coating composition or a combination thereof. The disclosed device provides an input for one or more of the process variables, a network or algorithm for computing the estimated drying time based on the input process variables, and an output device for displaying the estimated drying time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: JOHN CHARLES LARSON, John R. Moore
  • Patent number: 8121810
    Abstract: A method for reducing the receipt of multiple signals in a portable information handling system (IHS) is closed including receiving a first signal corresponding to a detected lid position of the portable IHS. The method further includes determining if a first predetermined amount of time has elapsed and if the first predetermined amount of time has not elapsed, preventing the receipt of an additional signal corresponding to a change in the detected lid position. Further, a portable information handling system may include a lid, a base coupled to the lid and a sensor disposed on the lid or base, wherein the sensor detects a lid position. The system further includes a processor coupled to the sensor, wherein the processor generates a first signal corresponding to the lid position and the processor is operable to generate an additional signal corresponding to a change in the lid position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kendall C. Witte, Loren R. Fredlund
  • Patent number: 8108177
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to systems and methods for detecting, calculating, and displaying the time-of-flight or hang-time of a moving and jumping object such as a skier or snowboarder by using at least one accelerometer secured within a small wearable device. In one embodiment, the device includes: a static acceleration detection device for detecting the static acceleration of the object over at least first, second, and-third periods of time as the object respectively moves, jumps in at least first, second, and third trajectories, and lands at least first, second, and third times along the surface thereby defining at least respective first, second, and third time-of-flight events; a calculating device for determining the approximate time-of-flight of the object during the first, second, and third time-of-flight events; and a display device for displaying in a readable format the approximate time-of-flights associated with the first, second, and third time-of-flight events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Drop Zone Corp.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Michael Alexander
  • Publication number: 20120022830
    Abstract: A method to compensate drying time in an electric or gas dryer machine, which comprises the steps of: read the operator parameters (dryness level, cycle type, heat level); begin a timer to measure time between beginning and Trtv; determine the load weight and the type of restrictions of the dryer; determine the dryness target voltage and the minimum drying time by means of a table of predetermined values based on the previous data; store the values in a memory; determine that the detected voltage be equal to the target voltage; calculate the additional time as a function of the heat factor and of the data previously determined; compare (Tminimum-Trtv) versus additional time and use the greater; and, add the additional time to the Trtv as compensation time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Ionelia Silvia Prajescu, Sebastièn Beaulac
  • Patent number: 8103479
    Abstract: A method of estimating the average response time and average I/O size that can be used as an alternative for or addition to existing response time and I/O estimation techniques. One method involves initializing values for an average response time and an average I/O size, and initializing an angle. Measurements of the I/O size and response times are received. The technique involves adjusting the average I/O size using the current value of the average I/O size and the received I/O size measurement. The average response time is adjusted using the current value for the average response time and the received response time measurement. The angle value is adjusted using the adjusted average I/O size, the current angle value and the I/O size and time measurements. The slope and y-intercept of a line, formed by plotting the average I/O size verses response time, can then be reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Frazier
  • Publication number: 20120016632
    Abstract: A method for estimating inter-channel delay and an apparatus for estimating inter-channel delay and an encoder are provided by the embodiments of the present invention. The method includes: obtaining signal sound field information from a cross-correlation function and a cumulative cross-correlation function of synthetic signals of left and right sound channels respectively; obtaining adjustment information of the cumulative cross-correlation function according to the sound field information that is respectively obtained; adjusting the cumulative cross-correlation function by using the adjustment information, so as to obtain the adjusted cumulative cross-correlation function; and determining a time corresponding to a maximum value in the adjusted cumulative cross-correlation function as an inter-channel delay. Therefore, the delay between the signals of the left and right sound channels can be estimated correctly, so as to improve the stability of the synthetic stereo sound field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Wenhai WU, Yue Lang, Lei Miao, Zexin Liu, Chen Hu, Qing Zhang
  • Patent number: 8099672
    Abstract: A system and method for generating instantaneous safety availability information relating to an instrumented function is described. In one embodiment, a time of a test performed on an instrumented function component of the instrumented function is received, and an elapsed time between the time of the test and a particular time is determined. And based upon the elapsed time, the instantaneous safety availability information for the instrumented function is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Paul J. Van Dyk, Robert S. Adamski, Leslie V. Powers, Robin McCrea-Steele
  • Patent number: 8090458
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of calculating temporal information of frame-based audio stream data, and more particularly, to a method of calculating temporal information of frame-based audio stream data, in which it can calculate time related information depending on the playback of stream data even when bitrate or timetable information is not included in header information when audio or voice stream data consisting of a frame format are played back. Audio and voice stream data applied at this time includes stream data of a type in which several frames form one bit stream block as well as stream data constructed on a frame basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Core Logic Inc.
    Inventor: Hun Joong Kim
  • Publication number: 20110313725
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fluorescence detecting device intended to improve the measurement accuracy of a fluorescence relaxation time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUI ENGINEERING & SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hironori Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20110297789
    Abstract: An aircraft de-icing system and method for removing the ice from the surface of an aircraft. The aircraft de-icing system reduces power requirements by allocating power from a single power source between the parting strip elements and the shed zone elements. The aircraft de-icing system may utilize a measurement of heat transfer to schedule the time necessary to shed ice from the surface of the aircraft. The de-icing system may also utilize a method for calculating the ice accumulation on the surface of the aircraft based on the outside air temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: John W. Gallman, Vicki S. Johnson, Derek William Rounds, Jim R. Hoppins
  • Publication number: 20110295655
    Abstract: A terminal includes a sensor for detecting a physical quantity and a data transmitting unit for transmitting data representing the physical quantity to a processing device. An input/output device includes an input unit for receiving an input of data representing a productivity relating to the person wearing the terminal and a data transmitting unit for transmitting the data representing the productivity to the processing device. The processing device includes a feature value extracting unit for extracting a feature value from the data representing the physical quantity, a conflict calculating unit for determining items of data bringing about conflict from the data representing the productivity, and a coefficient-of-influence calculating unit for calculating a degree of the correlation between the feature value and the items of the data bringing about conflict.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Satomi Tsuji, Nobuo Sato, Kazuo Yano, Koji Ara, Takeshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8069009
    Abstract: A physical quantity detection circuit (12) is used for a physical quantity sensor (10) that outputs a sensor signal according to a physical quantity given externally. A sampling phase adjustment circuit (100) adjusts the phase of a sampling clock (CKa). An analog-to-digital converter circuit (104) converts the sensor signal (Ssnc) to a digital sensor signal (Dsnc) in synchronization with the sampling clock (CKsp) phase-adjusted by the sampling phase adjustment circuit. A detection circuit (107) detects the physical quantity based on the digital sensor signal (Dsnc) from the analog-to-digital converter circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Fumihito Inukai, Seiichi Muroya, Yoichi Kaino
  • Patent number: 8068885
    Abstract: A method for calculating the power consumption of a mobile device, particularly of a mobile station of a mobile radio system, in an observation period ?t based on various possible system states sk in which the device can be in the period ?t. A value of a quantity ?k is determined system-state-dependently for the system states sk occurring in the period ?t. The power consumption in the period ?t is calculated in such a manner that the quantities ?k and state-dependent typical currents ik are taken into consideration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Markus Hammes, Roland Hellfajer, Britta Felbecker
  • Publication number: 20110288801
    Abstract: A method of estimating the time of flight of a burst signal includes: receiving the burst signal; determining the slope of the phase characteristic of the Fourier transform of the received burst signal; and estimating the time-of-flight of the burst signal from the slope of the phase characteristic of the Fourier transform of the received burst signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: Avago Technologies Wireless IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Osvaldo BUCCAFUSCA
  • Publication number: 20110288820
    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: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thilo Bednorz, Steffen Neidhardt
  • Patent number: 8065173
    Abstract: A computer-readable electronic services management system for a mobile communications network, comprising a distributed network of agents in the form of collaborative autonomous software agents wherein the agents are configured to represent and act on behalf of a user and to communicate with each other to manage, for the user, one or more electronic services (e.g. electronic messages, a purchase etc.) via the user's communications devices. Multiple types of agents include a primary personal agent, a primary creation agent for creating other agents and subordinate agents, and a primary destruction agent for destroying agents meeting pre-determined criteria based on a threshold value in relation to an agent value coefficient. Collaboration between agents is by a private user whiteboard facility whereby collaborating agents post to the whiteboard addressed electronic services, including service tasks to be performed for the user, and extract from the whiteboard electronic services addressed to them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventors: Suhayya Abu-Hakima, Kenneth E. Grigg
  • Patent number: 8064293
    Abstract: The present subject matter is directed to a high-speed high resolution and accuracy time interpolator circuit. The interpolator uses basic dual ramp time-to-digital converter architecture, but provides circuits and methodologies to improve the accuracy, reduce the effective intrinsic jitter, and reduce the measurement time. Improved aspects of the present subject matter correspond to the introduction of a current mirror for improved settling time, a high frequency clock for improved resolution and ADC sample processing to improve resolution and accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Sassan Tabatabaei
  • Patent number: 8055370
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and methods for monitoring an operation parameter of a process tool, independently of a process system recipe, are provided. In general, an indirect effect that results from implementing an event from a process system recipe on the process system is monitored without using the specific values or setpoints that are entered for such event into the process system to thereby change a state of such process system. In one embodiment, the behavior of a process device as it transitions between different states is monitored for a single cycle of operation or over time to detect trends that indicate a potential failure of the process device. When a trend that indicates a potential failure is detected, an alarm is generated. In one implementation, the time for reaching a particular stage of operation may be repeatedly monitored over a plurality of device cycles. For example, the time to open a valve or door may be monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery William Achtnig, Russell Fleming, Jaideep Jain
  • Publication number: 20110270574
    Abstract: Methods for monitoring processing equipment are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method for monitoring processing equipment when in an idle state for a period of idle time may include selecting a test from a list of a plurality of tests to perform on the processing equipment when the processing equipment is in the idle state, wherein the test has a total run time; starting the selected test; comparing a remaining idle time of the period of idle time to a remaining run time of the total run time as the selected test is performed; and determining whether to end the selected test prior to completing the total run time in response to the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: JAMES P. CRUSE, DERMOT CANTWELL, MICHAEL R. RICE, THORSTEN KRIL, CHARLES HARDY
  • Patent number: 8050781
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to dynamically measuring the speed of a circuit and modifying the operating voltage of the circuit based on the measured speed, in order to minimize the power being used while still ensuring proper operation of the circuit. Consequently, circuits of higher inherent speeds may have their voltages decreased (thus decreasing their actual speeds), while circuits of lower speeds may have their voltages increased, or kept the same. Thus, the resulting speeds of all circuits may be kept within a limited range to ensure proper operation. In addition, the power dissipated of circuits of higher speeds may be decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Emulex Design & Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey Douglas Scotten
  • Patent number: 8051039
    Abstract: A system for storing time series data in a database using round robin includes a user input interface and a round robin database file manager. The interface receives inputs specifying a time period and a sample rate for collection of delta samples. Each sample represents a difference between two subsequent values of the time series data. The manager accumulates the samples over the time period in accordance with the sample rate, calculates a field size for storing the samples for the time period based on a maximum one of the samples, and writes the delta values to the database using the calculated field size. The database is relatable to a plurality of records. Each record corresponds to a respective time period for delta sample collection and has an adjustable field size for delta sample storage based on a maximum delta sample value for the respective time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Michael John Barrett-Lennard
  • Patent number: 8041537
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide systems and methods for clock duty cycle measurement. A clock signal and a complement of the clock signal are provided to a charge pump during first and second predetermined timing windows. A charge pump is operable to generate first and second output voltages in response to the clock signal and the complement of the clock signal during the first and second timing windows, respectively. In addition a predetermined positive voltage and a ground voltage are applied to the charge pump during predetermined third and fourth timing windows, respectively. The charge pump is operable to generate third and fourth output voltage signals corresponding to the predetermined positive and ground voltages during the third and fourth timing windows, respectively. The first, second, third and fourth voltages are then used to calculate the duty cycle of the clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jieming Qi, Eskinder Hailu, David William Boerstler, Masaaki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8041796
    Abstract: A computer system incorporates means, and corresponding methods, for controlling access and usage of one or more processors in the computer system. The means may include hardware and software features. The means may operate according to specified steps according to a specific algorithm. In an embodiment, the system may include a discovery executable that discovers a target process for duration management. The system may further include a duration monitor that determines a percent completion of a target process. The percent completion information may be provided to a process duration controller that uses process information and the percent completion information to calculate a run-time metric. The run-time metric may then be provided to a process resource manager that controls resources consumed by the target process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Joe K. Presley
  • Patent number: 8036850
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for estimating a motion parameter corresponding to a subject element employs one or more accelerometers operable to measure accelerations and a processing system operable to generate a motion parameter metric utilizing the acceleration measurements and estimate the motion parameter using the motion parameter metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Christopher J. Kulach, James K. Rooney, Paul R. MacDonald
  • Patent number: 8035492
    Abstract: A device for detecting an installation error of satellite sensors on opposite sides of a vehicle is provided, which device detects the installation error based on a signal comparison between a door contact signal and a signal of one of the satellite (door acceleration) sensors during closing of a side door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Fislage, Christophe Kolb
  • Patent number: 8032234
    Abstract: A condition of an industrial process is diagnosed based upon process variable information related to a value of a measured process variable. Histogram information is calculated based upon the determined process variable information and time information related to a duration of time the measured process variable has the value. Condition of the industrial process is diagnosed based upon the calculated histogram information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventors: Scot R. Foss, Terry A. Cureton
  • Patent number: 8026113
    Abstract: A method and system for non-invasive sensing and monitoring of a processing system employed in semiconductor manufacturing. The method allows for detecting and diagnosing drift and failures in the processing system and taking the appropriate correcting measures. The method includes positioning at least one non-invasive sensor on an outer surface of a system component of the processing system, where the at least one invasive sensor forms a wireless sensor network, acquiring a sensor signal from the at least one non-invasive sensor, where the sensor signal tracks a gradual or abrupt change in a processing state of the system component during flow of a process gas in contact with the system component, and extracting the sensor signal from the wireless sensor network to store and process the sensor signal. In one embodiment, the non-invasive sensor can be an accelerometer sensor and the wireless sensor network can be motes-based.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Sanjeev Kaushal, Kenji Sugishima, Donthineni Ramesh Kumar Rao
  • Patent number: 8027805
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, systems, and products are described for executing an overall quantity of data processing within an overall processing period that include executing repeatedly through a series of iterations a portion of the overall quantity of data processing that can be completed in a set processing period, wherein each iteration includes the set processing period and a variable delay period and calculating the variable delay period for an iteration in dependence upon the set processing period, a portion of the overall quantity of data processing performed during the set processing period of the iteration, the overall quantity of data processing, and the overall processing period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Troy D. Armstrong, Naresh Nayar, Gary R. Ricard
  • Publication number: 20110224946
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention are directed to test-duration estimation. A time needed to run an automated web-page test, or the remaining time needed to complete the automated web-page test, is estimated by estimating a sample size needed to ensure that observed differences in conversion rates are attributable, with a specified statistical significance, to selecting particular factor levels for particular factors that are varied during the automated testing. The estimated sample size is then divided by an average web-page access rate to obtain the remaining testing time to achieve a specified significance level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Vladimir Brayman
  • Patent number: 8019567
    Abstract: The invention comprises systems and methods for evaluating changes in the operational efficiency of an HVAC system over time. The climate control system obtains temperature measurements from at least a first location conditioned by the climate system, and status of said HVAC system. One or more processors receives measurements of outside temperatures from at least one source other than said HVAC system and compares said temperature measurements from said first location with expected temperature measurements. The expected temperature measurements are based at least in part upon past temperature measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: EcoFactor, Inc.
    Inventors: John Douglas Steinberg, Scott Douglas Hublou
  • Publication number: 20110218765
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods, apparatuses, and program products to manage time. In some embodiments, the method comprises receiving a countdown time that is associated with hours, minutes, and seconds, displaying a circular colored disc representing the hours, minutes, and seconds, and removing some of the disc in response to a portion of the countdown time elapsing. Alternative embodiments provide methods that comprise selecting a custom mode of an application that displays a circular colored disc, and inputting a predetermined time associated with hours, minutes, and seconds utilizing a time set area at the bottom of a window displayed in the custom mode, the disc being associated with the hours, minutes, and seconds. That method further comprises starting the custom mode to count down the predetermined time, wherein the disc represents the total of the predetermined time and, as time elapses, disappears.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Janice L. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20110218766
    Abstract: A photoelectric sensor comprises a control unit which performs a measuring process for data on an amount of light input from a light-receiving unit. The control unit measures the length TPS of period (from point a to point d) from when measurement data starts to change in the direction of a threshold P0 to when the amount of received light returns to the level at which the measurement data started to change, and the length TON of period (from point b to point c) for which the detection signal is ON-level. The control unit then outputs information on a margin for TPS with respect to TON on a display unit provided for the photoelectric sensor or to an external device in order to display them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyoshi Nakamura, Atsushi Iwamoto, Koji Kosaka, Susumu Mizuhara
  • Patent number: 8010289
    Abstract: A lightning detector designed for aircraft carried applications provides for improved lightning discrimination and display. The instrument employs a relatively wide band receiver so as to retain the received waveform or digital replicas thereof. This allows more precise discrimination between desired lightning signals and noise. Signals are processed to provide for effective display of the available information. The display modes that are enabled by the signals include flash and cell mode as well as a combined flash and cell mode. The cell mode provides for generating and displaying a cumulative weight of lightning activity, giving each strike a regional effect as opposed to illustrating it as a point. Color is used to improve the user's grasp of the displayed information; the color illustrating increased intensity from the blue-green to the yellow-red. Flash mode shows locations of the different flashes within the range scale; this mode too may use color for a similar effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Avidyne Corporation
    Inventors: Dean E. Ryan, Matthew Gessner
  • Patent number: 8010248
    Abstract: A data recorder has: a controlled state detecting unit, operable to detect a controlled state of a vehicle by a driver; an operating state detecting unit, operable to detect an operating state of the vehicle; a state recording unit; and a recording condition determination unit, operable to determine whether or not the controlled state and the operating state are recorded in the state recording unit based on at least the controlled state of the controlled and operating states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Sano
  • Patent number: 7996743
    Abstract: An integrated circuit may have a circuit under test. The integrated circuit may have a clock generation circuit that receives a reference clock from a tester and that generates a corresponding core clock. The integrated circuit may have a built in self test circuit and a clock synthesizer that receives the core clock. The built in self test circuit may provide clock synthesizer control signals that direct the clock synthesizer to produce test clock signals at various test clock frequencies. The test clock at the test clock frequencies may be applied to the circuit under test during circuit testing. The circuit under test may assert a pass signal when the circuit tests are completed successfully. The built in self test circuit may inform the tester of the maximum clock frequency at which the circuit under test successfully passes testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Altera Corporation
    Inventors: Tze Sin Tan, Jayabrata Ghosh Dastidar
  • Publication number: 20110184698
    Abstract: A clock determination method executed by a first one of apparatuses included in a system includes receiving a list including first definite clock values of respective apparatuses, the list being circulated among the apparatuses; determining the first clock value of the first apparatus at a point in time based on a smallest of logical clock values regarding corresponding commands on which processing is not completed, the commands being included in commands received by the first apparatus and the logical clock values being obtained at a time of receiving the corresponding commands and being stored, and updating the first clock value, the updated first clock value being included in the list, by using the determined first clock value; specifying, as a second clock value for the system, a smallest of the first clock values included in the updated list; and transmitting the updated list to a second one of the apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hiromichi Kobashi, Yuichi Tsuchimoto, Miho Murata, Nobutaka Imamura, Toshiaki Saeki, Yasuo Yamane, Hiroki Moue
  • Publication number: 20110184699
    Abstract: A time differential is estimated between a plurality of signals by determining a filter response of a first electrical signal with a first filter array, determining a filter response of a second electrical signal with a second filter array, and determining, based at least on the filter response of the first electrical signal and the filter response of the second electrical signal, a time differential between the first electrical signal and the second electrical signal. A first optical signal is converted into the first electrical signal and a second optical signal is converted into the second electrical signal. The filter response of the first electrical signal and the filter response of the second electrical signal are sampled and the time differential between the first electrical signal and the second electrical signal is determined based at least on the sampled filter response of the first electrical signal and the sampled filter response of the second electrical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: VOXIS, INC.
    Inventors: Jerry Samuel Dimsdale, Joseph Newhall West, Andrew Philip Lewis, Thomas Rahjit Singh Gill
  • Publication number: 20110178767
    Abstract: A time period of an event is determined by charging a known value capacitor from a constant current source during the event. The resultant voltage on the capacitor is proportional to the event time period and may be calculated from the resultant voltage and known capacitance value. Capacitance is measured by charging a capacitor from a constant current source during a known time period. The resultant voltage on the capacitor is proportional to the capacitance thereof and may be calculated from the resultant voltage and known time period. A long time period event may be measured by charging a first capacitor at the start of the event and a second capacitor at the end of the event, while counting clock times therebetween. Delay of an event is done by charging voltages on first and second capacitors at beginning and end of event, while comparing voltages thereon with a reference voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: JAMES E. BARTLING
  • Publication number: 20110172957
    Abstract: A first transform unit transforms clock change point information which indicates the change timing of a clock signal into information with respect to the frequency domain thereof so as to generate first clock change point frequency information. A digital filter performs filtering of the first clock change point frequency information so as to generate second clock change point frequency information. A second transform unit inverse-transforms the second clock change point frequency information into information with respect to the time domain so as to generate second clock change point information. A judgment unit evaluates a DUT based upon difference data between the change timing represented by the data change point information and the change timing represented by the second clock change point information in increments of phases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Toshiyuki Okayasu
  • Publication number: 20110158331
    Abstract: Apparatus and processors for wireless sensor nodes are disclosed emulating increasing the sampling frequency of the sensors of the wireless sensor nodes. Apparatus and processors are disclosed using the improved sensor readings to generate vehicle parameters for vehicles passing near one of the nodes, movement estimates and traffic ticket messages, any of which may be sent to other systems. Some of these embodiments may be used with and/or in the wireless sensor nodes and/or with or in an access point for the wireless sensor nodes. Installation devices and/or servers and/or computer readable memories are disclosed for delivering the operational configurations and/or installation packages and/or program systems to the various embodiments of the apparatus and/or processors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: SENSYS NETWORKS. INC
    Inventors: Robert Kavaler, Akhila Raman
  • Patent number: 7966144
    Abstract: A clock circuit for an integrated circuit having at least one MOS transistor. The clock circuit includes a first circuit for inducing a degradation of the transistor as a function of time and means for measuring a parameter of the transistor that reflects a lowering of the performance of the transistor resulting from the degradation. This also includes a method of generating a counting value of clock circuit by inducing continuous degradation of an MOS transistor. The method could include measuring a parameter of transistor, reflecting a lowering of performance of transistor resulting from said degradation. The method could also include measuring the temperature and calculating the counting value of the clock from the value of said parameter, from the measured temperature and from a law of variation of the parameter as a function of time and temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Crolles 2) SAS
    Inventor: Mickael Denais
  • Patent number: 7962312
    Abstract: A method involves using at least one device supported by a user while the user is in locomotion on foot during an outing to automatically measure amounts of time taken by the user to complete respective distance intervals. During the outing, data representing the automatically measured amounts of time may be automatically stored in memory of the least one device. Another method involves using at least one device supported by a user while the user is in locomotion on foot during an outing to automatically identify occasions on which a user completes respective distance intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Darley, Thomas P. Blackadar
  • Patent number: 7962309
    Abstract: The invention relates to measuring devices to be used in physical measuring, and more particularly, to a method and a device for measuring the progress of a moving person. In the solution according to the invention the quantities describing the progress of the moving person can be calculated based on vertical acceleration values of the body measured by means of an acceleration sensor, and on the measured time. The invention aims at providing a solution, better and simpler than prior solutions, for measuring the progress of a moving person, which solution is applicable for use in a multitude of measuring solutions for ways of locomotion of various types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: VTI Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Ulf Meriheinä
  • Patent number: 7962227
    Abstract: A data collection and viewing application provides a user interface that allows a user to quickly and easily examine a particular batch process or a batch run, to compare separate batch runs and/or to determine whether the particular batch run deviates from a norm, without having to perform a lot of manual data manipulation. To this end, the user interface provides or creates a compact graphical representation of a batch, illustrating a number of different types of batch-related data in relation to one another in a manner that enables a user to easily view or understand the operation of the batch run, either alone or as compared with one or more other batch runs. Moreover, process alarms, alerts, events, as well as other information may be placed in one or more additional layers, and the various layers may be shown together to provide a compact graphical view of the batch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Worek, Bruce Hubert Campney, William George Irwin, Christopher J. Felts
  • Patent number: 7957948
    Abstract: 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 configuration which may include source systems with multithreaded, multicore, multichip central processing units to a destination configuration which may include destination systems with multithreaded, multicore and multichip central processing units, wherein the destination systems may be different than the source systems. Apparatus and methods are taught for the assembling of and utilization of linear and exponential scalability factors in the capacity planning tool when a plurality of active processor threads populate processors with multiple chips, multiple cores per chip and multiple threads per core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Hyperformit, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Zink, Douglas M. Neuse, Christopher B. Walton
  • Patent number: 7947110
    Abstract: A method of operating a filtration system that filters flue gas, which includes particulate matter and a gaseous pollutant. The filtration system may include a fabric filter, which is cleaned with periodic pulse cleanings, a discharge electrode upstream of the fabric filter, which imparts an electric charge to at least some of the particulate matter before the particulate matter collects on the fabric filter, a sorbent, which is injected into the flue gas upstream of the fabric filter and absorbs at least some of the gaseous pollutant, and a fan, which draws the flue gas through the fabric filter. The filtration system may have a pulse cleaning interval setting that may be manipulated by an operator of the filtration system. The pulse cleaning interval setting may be the time between the pulse cleanings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Robert W. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20110119007
    Abstract: A method for determining the time-of-flight of a signal includes: receiving a signal having a series of pulses of period T, the series of pulses having a phase transition provided therein windowing the received signal with a window having a width substantially the same as T to determine a magnitude and phase of the windowed signal at a frequency F=1/T; sliding the window in time, one period T at a time, with respect to the received signal to produce N sets of magnitude and phase data at the frequency F; from the N sets of magnitude and phase data, determining a time when the phase transition occurs in the received signal; and determining a time-of-flight of the signal from the time when the phase transition occurs in the received signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: Avago Technologies Wireless IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Steve MARTIN, Osvaldo BUCCAFUSCA
  • Publication number: 20110119002
    Abstract: A method and a system for estimating use time of electric appliances are provided. In the present method, all time points corresponding to an appliance power on event or an appliance power off event are obtained according to a value-time curve of at least one electric characteristic. A characteristic value of each of the time points is calculated according to the value-time curve, so as to pair the time points corresponding to the appliance power off event with the time points corresponding to the appliance power on event appropriately. After the pairing process is accomplished, the use time of each of the electric appliances can be calculated by the paired time points and thereby the power consumption of the electric appliances can be figured out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION INDUSTRY
    Inventors: Hung-Ren Lai, Chi-Tai Cheng