Specific Signal Data Processing Patents (Class 702/32)
  • Patent number: 11005723
    Abstract: Provided are a method of modeling a channel and transmitting molecules for passive transport molecular communication, the method being performed by a first device, that is, a transmission device, and including a molecular transmission step of transmitting molecules which are an information carrier through the channel, an H-diffusion function information reception step of receiving information about an H-diffusion function which is a function associated with a diffusion of the channel, and a molecular transmission property control step of controlling a transmission property that the molecules are transmitted based on the received information about the H-diffusion function, a method of modeling a molecular channel using an H-diffusion function in relation to the diffusion of the channel, and a transmission control method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: University-Industry Cooperation Group of Kyung-Hee University
    Inventors: Hyundong Shin, Youngmin Jeong, Dung Phuong Trinh
  • Patent number: 10978172
    Abstract: The disclosure provides systems and methods for conducting and managing integrated laboratory experiments. The system includes a variety of laboratory instruments that are connected to conduct a large number of different types of experiments, and an interface for a user to design experiments and adjust parameters for the experiments. Given the integration, the system can further take data from related samples and instruments for determining or adjusting certain experimental parameters for optimized experimental efficiency and results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Emerald Cloud Lab, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex M. Yoshikawa, Anand V. Sastry, Asuka Ota, Ben C. Kline, Bradley M. Bond, Brian M. Frezza, Cameron R. Lamoureux, Catherine L. Hofler, Cheri Y. Li, Courtney E. Webster, Daniel J. Kleinbaum, George N. Stanley, George W. Fraser, Guillaume Robichaud, Hayley E. Buchman, James R. McKernan, Jonathan K. Leung, Paul R. Zurek, Robert M. Teed, Ruben E. Valas, Sean M. Fitzgerald, Sergio I. Villarreal, Shayna L. Hilburg, Shivani S. Baisiwala, Srikant Vaithilingam, Wyatt J. Woodson, Yang Choo, Yidan Y. Cong
  • Patent number: 10948417
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for identifying a Raman spectrum and an electronic apparatus. The method includes steps of: measuring a Raman spectrum of a substance to be detected so as to obtain a measured spectrogram, the measured spectrogram including a series of data; extracting peak information of the measured spectrogram, the peak information including a peak intensity, a peak position and a peak area; comparing the peak information of the measured spectrogram with peak information of a prestored standard spectrogram so as to identify whether or not the peak information of the measured spectrogram matches the peak information of the standard spectrogram; and comparing, when identifying that the peak information of the measured spectrogram matches the peak information of the standard spectrogram, data of the measured spectrogram with data of the prestored standard spectrogram, so as to further identify whether or not the measured spectrogram matches the standard spectrogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Nuctech Company Limited
    Inventors: Wei Gou, Jiaqian Zuo, Rui Fan
  • Patent number: 10895618
    Abstract: A method for determining proper functioning of an analytic system includes: a) measuring a control composition with an analytic system, the functioning of which is to be determined, to obtain a control result; b) analyzing the control result for predefined test criteria; and c) determining the functioning of the analytic system based on the analysis of step b). The control result includes signals distributed over a whole result space that equals a result space of the analytic system resulting from a measurement of a sample on the analytic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: numares AG
    Inventors: Markus Fuhrmann, Maximilian Zucker
  • Patent number: 10890567
    Abstract: A chromatograph and a method of acquiring and displaying a real-time chromatogram using time-stamped asynchronous messaging are provided. The method includes generating a chromatogram of a sample, acquiring segments of data points of the chromatogram in real-time, annotating in real-time the segments of data points of the chromatogram with timing stamps of cycle events of an analysis cycle using time-stamped event messages, receiving the time-stamped event messages asynchronously and displaying each cycle event of the cycle events of the analysis cycle and each segment of the segments of data points of the chromatogram in a display module as being received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Michel J. Adrien Baillargeon, Aosheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10739322
    Abstract: A device for detecting a peak end point including a peak end point position detecting unit for using, as a base point, a position on horizontal axis at which a local maximum value is obtained to detect, as a position on horizontal axis of a peak end point, a first point at which a value of the inflection point extraction waveform decreases to the relative threshold value in a direction farther from a position on horizontal axis corresponding to the peak top position, and detecting, as the peak end point, a point on the peak detection target waveform corresponding to the position on horizontal axis of the peak end point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroaki Kozawa
  • Patent number: 10732158
    Abstract: A method of analyzing a multi-component polymer comprising: (a) dissolving an multi-component polymer having a primary monomer and primary comonomer to form a first volume (soluble portion of multi-component polymer); (b) injecting a portion of the first volume into a chromatographic column to get elution first slices, leaving a second volume behind; (c) filtering the second volume to isolate multi-component polymer solids; (d) dissolving solids to form solution third solution (insoluble portion of multi-component polymer); (e) injecting a portion of third solution into the chromatographic column to get elution second slices; (f) obtain infra-red spectra at wavelengths suitable for the primary monomer and the primary comonomer of first and second elution slices, separately; and (g) for each elution slice, separately calculate: (i) the different polymer components (soluble and insoluble); and (ii) the comonomer content of each component (soluble and insoluble).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventor: Shuhui Kang
  • Patent number: 10733331
    Abstract: Monitoring of a state of a system can be accurately performed even when a timing at which a relation changes is different for each set of the metrics. A monitoring apparatus 100 includes a model storage unit 122 and a determination unit 115. The model storage unit 122 stores, for each of a plurality of metric sets in a system, a model representing a relation among metrics included in the corresponding metric set. The determination unit 115 determines and outputs whether the system is in one state, by comparing a combination of models to which the plurality of metric sets conform respectively when the system is in the one state and a combination of models to which the plurality of metric sets conform respectively when the system is in a state to be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Kentarou Yabuki
  • Patent number: 10697946
    Abstract: A system for creating a chromatogram based on a temporal change of a spectrum obtained within a predetermined wavelength range including a target wavelength, the system including a post-correction chromatogram display section for displaying a post-correction chromatogram obtained by multiplying a chromatogram at the designated wavelength by a sensitivity factor obtained by dividing the intensity of the designated-time spectrum at the target wavelength by the intensity of the designated-time spectrum at the designated wavelength, and for changing the display to a post-correction chromatogram corresponding to the latest values of the designated time point and the designated wavelength when one or both of the designated time point and the designated wavelength are changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Etsuho Kamata, Toshinobu Yanagisawa, Yasuhiro Mito, Kenichi Mishima
  • Patent number: 10694832
    Abstract: A smart device having a hair color application (App) stored thereon capable of providing and receiving hair color information to and from a user. A photograph of the user's hair is taken using the smart device. A palette of possible colors is then calculated in view of the photograph and other hair information provided by the user. The smart device includes a display for showing the calculated colors, and for showing colors selected by the user on the user's hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: L'Oréal
    Inventor: Joseph Grez
  • Patent number: 10679004
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a computer program product for performing chemical textual analysis comprises a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, wherein the computer readable storage medium is not a transitory signal per se, and where the program instructions are executable by a processor to cause the processor to perform a method comprising identifying a textual document, utilizing the processor, determining chemical data within the textual document, utilizing the processor, performing an analysis of the chemical data to identify a chemical pathway, utilizing the processor, and calculating a probability score for the chemical pathway, utilizing the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Malous M. Kossarian
  • Patent number: 10677768
    Abstract: A method of sensing includes obtaining first sensor data points by a sensor, obtaining first reference data points, and determining a correlation between the first sensor data points and the first reference data points. The method of sensing further includes measuring second sensor data points by the sensor, obtaining second reference data points, and adjusting the second sensor data points using the correlation and the second reference data points to obtain corrected sensor data points. The method of sensing also includes determining sensed values from the corrected sensor data points and storing the sensed values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Prashanth Makaram, Abidin Guclu Onaran
  • Patent number: 10672599
    Abstract: In a simultaneous multicomponent analysis for a number of target compounds, an MRM transition which does not give the highest signal intensity but gives a lower signal intensity is selected for a compound having a high measurement sensitivity or a compound having a high measurement target concentration. If the signal intensity is still high, the level of collision energy (CE) is changed from an optimum level. The MRM transition, CE level and other measurement conditions determined for each compound in this manner are stored in a compound-related information storage 41. In the process of preparing a control sequence for the simultaneous multicomponent analysis, the measurement conditions stored in the storage section 41 are used. The use of those conditions prevents the saturation of the signal for a high-concentration compound while ensuring a sufficiently high level of sensitivity for a low-concentration compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Riki Kitano
  • Patent number: 10664560
    Abstract: Simulation systems, manufacturing systems, software products and controllers are provided with multi-scale modeling in which a coarse mesh and a fine mesh that models a stimulus are decoupled. The fine mesh can be moved within the coarse mesh with a cut and paste operation. The coarse mesh is updated by sparsely propagated effects through the coarse mesh. Simulations of the invention can be conducted in real-time, and be used as controllers in manufacturing systems, such as additive manufacturing systems. A number of efficient methods are provided for solving meshing determinations that arise from movement of a stimulus modeled within a fine mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepankar Pal, Nachiket Patil, Brent Stucker
  • Patent number: 10634558
    Abstract: An air quality monitoring system that enables a wide scale deployment of instruments with enough accuracy for meaningful and actionable data is provided. In one aspect, an advanced technique is used to calibrate limited-capability gaseous chemical sensors to obtain accurate measurements by cross-calibrating those sensors with reference sensors to correct sensitivities to parameters that cause errors to measurements of targeted gases. In another aspect, air quality measurements are used to identify sources of chemicals in a localized level by accounting for local conditions using data such as ambient condition data and user-provided data about the local environment. In yet another aspect, a gaseous chemical sensor with an improved encasement having a cell for reflecting and lengthening light path is provided to reduce the limitations and enhance the accuracy of a conventional spectrophotometric gaseous chemical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Anna Ailene Scott, Yan Azdoud, Christopher Daniel Kelley
  • Patent number: 10466377
    Abstract: Systems and methods to determine a deghosted wavefield are described. In one aspect, the method computationally transforms recorded wavefield data from the space-time domain to a spectral domain and computationally deghosts the wavefield data in the wavenumber-frequency domain based on iterative minimization of a cost functional. The deghosted wavefield data may be transformed from the spectral domain back to the space-time domain and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: PGS Geophysical AS
    Inventors: Roald van Borselen, Peter M. van den Berg, Jacob T. Fokkema
  • Patent number: 10429365
    Abstract: For vector A which expresses an absorption spectrum of a target component, vector F orthogonal to vector A is designated as a filter for extracting an impurity superposed on the target component on a chromatogram. For vector I which expresses a measured spectrum obtained by a chromatographic analysis performed on a sample, the inner product of vectors I and F is defined as an index value u of the amount of impurity. If an impurity is present, a peak-like waveform appears on a graph which shows a temporal change in the index value u for the measured spectrum obtained at each point in time of the measurement. By detecting this waveform, the presence or absence of the impurity can be correctly determined. The direction of vector F may be determined so that, when vector B which expresses a spectrum of the impurity is decomposed into vector Ba parallel to vector A and vector Bo orthogonal to vector A, vector F becomes nearly parallel to vector Bo (i.e. the cosine similarity index is maximized).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Noda, Yasuhiro Mito
  • Patent number: 10366540
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a displayer, a graphic processing circuit, sensors and a control circuit. The displayer is configured for displaying a virtual reality scene or an augmented reality scene. The graphic processing circuit is coupled to the displayer. The graphic processing circuit is configured for computing a plurality of scene segments in the virtual reality scene or the augmented reality scene. The sensors are configured for collecting attention factors. The control circuit is coupled to the sensors and the graphic processing circuit. The control circuit is adapted to generate an attention map according to the attention factors. The attention map indicates priority rankings of the scene segments. The control circuit is further adapted to allocate a distribution of computational resources of the graphic processing circuit between the scene segments according to the priority rankings. The scene segments are computed differentially according to the distribution of computational resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Chang, Liang-Kang Huang, Chih-Yang Chen
  • Patent number: 10302607
    Abstract: Analysis of chemically samples using gas chromatography (GC) separation with vacuum ultra-violet spectroscopy detection is described. One technique focuses on assigning a specific analysis methodology to each constituent in a sample. Constituents can elute from the GC by themselves or with other constituents, in which case a deconvolution is done using VUV spectroscopic data. In an exemplary embodiment, each constituent may be specifically included in an analysis method during a setup procedure, after which the same series of analyses are done on subsequent sample runs. The second approach essentially integrates an entire chromatogram by first reducing it into a series of analysis windows, or time slices, that are analyzed automatically. The analysis at each time slice determines the molecular constituents that are present as well as their contributions to the total response. Either approach can be used to quantify specific analytes or to do bulk classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: VUV Analytics, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Walsh, Dale A. Harrison, Sean H. Jameson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10274520
    Abstract: A test and measurement instrument, including a splitter configured to split an input signal into two split input signals and output each split input signal onto a separate path and a combiner configured to receive and combine an output of each path to reconstruct the input signal. Each path includes an amplifier configured to receive the split input signal and to compress the split input signal with a sigmoid function, a digitizer configured to digitize an output of the amplifier; and at least one processor configured to apply an inverse sigmoid function on the output of the digitizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Pickerd, Kan Tan
  • Patent number: 10191087
    Abstract: A digital multimeter stores multiple sequential measurements of physical or electrical parameters. Each of the sequential measurements has a name including an automatically generated descriptor. The descriptor for each sequential measurement may indicate a relative position of the measurement within the sequence. For instance, the descriptor may indicate whether the measurement was obtained before or after other measurements in the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony C. Garland, Jeffrey Meyer, Bradey Honsinger, Joseph Ferrante, John Gilbert
  • Patent number: 10139378
    Abstract: A method for deconvoluting the molecular weight characteristics of the copolymer or rubber in an impact copolymer (ICP) comprising at least one copolymer or rubber and at least one homopolymer such as polypropylene, as well as a method of determining the comonomer characteristics of the rubber in an ICP, the methods comprising in part eluting a solubilized ICP through a gel permeation chromatographic (GPC) column to form an eluate comprising the rubber and/or polypropylene, measuring the Infrared (IR) absorption of at least the primary monomer-derived unit stretch frequency and the comonomer-derived unit in elution volume slices to determine the amount of comonomer, measuring the concentration of ICP using any detector, and determining the mass concentration, comonomer composition, and the total comonomer content of the ICP through the appropriate mathematical transformations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventor: Shuhui Kang
  • Patent number: 10139379
    Abstract: A method for determining optimal values of a mass spectral operating parameter for mass spectral analysis of each of a plurality of compounds comprises: acquiring a plurality of mass spectral measurements of each of at least one characteristic ion species of each respective compound during its introduction into a mass spectrometer while a quantity of each introduced compound varies with time wherein, for each characteristic ion species, the operational parameter is caused to vary between successive mass spectral measurements of the said species; calculating, for each characteristic ion species, a corrected intensity of at least a portion of the plurality of mass spectral measurements of said each species, based on a best-fit synthetic model curve that relates to the time variation of the respective corresponding compound; and determining the optimal values of the operating parameter from analyses of variation of the corrected intensities with respect to the operational parameter variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Philip M. Remes
  • Patent number: 9967367
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of predictively providing a part of a software application over a network to one recipient computer of plural recipient computers, each of the recipient computers being configured for executing the software application without having in its possession the entire software application, the method comprising acquiring a prediction of an access time of the part and a prediction of a provisioning time of the part over the network and providing the part ahead of the access time minus the provisioning time to the one recipient computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: UTOMIK BV
    Inventors: Rob Van Gulik, Mark Schroders
  • Patent number: 9915635
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a computer program, an apparatus and a method for correcting light absorption values measured for an eluate in connection with performing chromatography on a chemical sample, the sample being eluted with an eluent having an eluent profile with changing solvent composition during the elution of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: BIOTAGE AB
    Inventor: Anders Warngren
  • Patent number: 9824182
    Abstract: A process of determining whether a patient with a disease or disorder will be responsive to a drug, used to treat the disease or disorder, including obtaining a test spectrum produced by a mass spectrometer from a serum produced from the patient. The test spectrum may be processed to determine a relation to a group of class labeled spectra produced from respective serum from other patients having the or similar clinical stage same disease or disorder and known to have responded or not responded to the drug. Based on the relation of the test spectrum to the group of class labeled spectra, a determination may be made as to whether the patient will be responsive to the drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Biodesix, Inc.
    Inventors: Heinrich Röder, Maxim Tsypin, Julia Grigorieva
  • Patent number: 9751747
    Abstract: Method for detecting anomalies during the filling of a liquid metering device with a liquid to be measured out, said metering device comprising at least one suction member and at least one pressure monitoring means arranged for measuring a pressure in relation to said suction member. The detection method comprises steps consisting of: performing a prior pressure calibration of the filling of the device, calculating for a desired volume a tolerance range having an upper limit and a lower limit on the basis of the prior pressure calibration and checking whether the pressure remains within the tolerance range during the filling of the metering device with the liquid to be measured out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: GILSON SAS
    Inventor: Frédéric Millet
  • Patent number: 9567852
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for monitoring drilling fluid components in real time. One system includes a flow path fluidly coupled to a borehole and containing a drilling fluid having at least one component present therein, an optical computing device arranged in the flow path and having at least one integrated computational element configured to optically interact with the drilling fluid and thereby generate optically interacted light, and at least one detector arranged to receive the optically interacted light and generate an output signal corresponding to a characteristic of the at least one component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale E. Jamison, Stephen W. Almond
  • Patent number: 9564301
    Abstract: A control system and method of determining a signal to noise (S/N) ratio of an ion detector system, including an ion detector, electron multiplier or photomultiplier, operates by determining an area of a noise peak, determining an area of a signal peak and determining a ratio of the area of the signal peak to the area of the noise peak. Based thereon, the signal to noise ratio can be optimized. The system has particular applicability for use in mass spectrometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Micromass UK Limited
    Inventors: Martin Raymond Green, Jason Lee Wildgoose, Steven Derek Pringle, Keith Richardson
  • Patent number: 9523659
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided, which includes: a signal initialization unit that acquires an initial value of a pressure signal that is obtained after receive, by a receiving unit, of an elasticity wave from an object; an impulse response initialization unit that acquires an initial value of an impulse response of the receiving unit; and an output unit that outputs a modified pressure signal, wherein the output unit has: a signal modifying unit that modifies the pressure signal in use of the impulse response; a signal constraining unit that modifies the pressure signal based on a plurality of constraint conditions; an impulse response modifying unit that modifies the impulse response; and an impulse response constraining unit that modifies the impulse response based on constraint conditions which are time-bandwidth characteristics, and wherein the output unit generates the modified pressure signal by iteratively executing the processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Kenji Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 9488624
    Abstract: Described is a method of transferring a chromatographic method between liquid chromatography (LC) systems and a sample for performing the method. The method is based on a determination of an isoretention temperature at which two solutes co-elute. The method enables separations to be performed using different LC systems with reproducible and equivalent results. For example, the method allows for a chromatography method developed for HPLC to be readily transferred to a UPLC system and for a chromatography method developed for a UPLC system to be more readily transferred to a HPLC system. The method addresses LC systems having column ovens of different design in which the internal column temperatures are not equal although the operating temperatures of the column ovens may be accurately controlled to equal values. The retention behavior and resolution of different LC systems is caused to be substantially the same so that equivalent separation results are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Richard W. Andrews, Peyton C. Beals
  • Patent number: 9441149
    Abstract: In or near real-time monitoring of fluids can take place using an opticoanalytical device that is configured for monitoring the fluid. Fluids can be monitored prior to or during their introduction into a subterranean formation using the opticoanalytical devices. Produced fluids from a subterranean formation can be monitored in a like manner. The methods can comprise providing at least one source material; combining the at least one source material with a base fluid to form a treatment fluid; and monitoring a characteristic of the treatment fluid using a first opticoanalytical device that is in optical communication with a flow pathway for transporting the treatment fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Freese, Christopher M. Jones, Michael T. Pelletier, Rory D. Daussin, David M. Loveless, Johanna Haggstrom
  • Patent number: 9432639
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operating a security system are provided. The method includes the steps of the security system monitoring a secured area, a video camera obtaining images of the secured area, detecting at least one person within the obtained images and identifying a predetermined context associated with the identified at least one person within the obtained images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventors: Eric Oh, David S. Zakrewski, Mi Suen Lee
  • Patent number: 9392966
    Abstract: There is provided a system for fall prevention for a user, comprising one or more sensors for attachment to respective portions of the body, each sensor being adapted to measure movement of the respective portion of the body and to translate the movement into a signal; and a controller adapted to receive the signal or signals and to determine a risk of falling by estimating a trajectory of the center of mass of the user relative to a trajectory of a lower portion of the body from the signal or signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Warner Rudolph Theophile Ten Kate
  • Patent number: 9360852
    Abstract: A machine control system, comprises at least first and second nodes of a wireless network in communication with each other, each node including a three axis accelerometer having a data output coupled to a respective sensor input of the node; and a hydraulic machine having a manifold and a plurality of hydraulic mechanisms coupled to respective outputs of the manifold, the manifold being responsive to electrical actuating signals provided from respective electrical outputs of the first node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventors: Billy R. Masten, Leland P. Stukey, Gaylen R. Stukey
  • Patent number: 9347921
    Abstract: Low-complexity, application-independent fixation of a chromatogram is achieved by a) determining a limit frequency under the assumption that the shape of the peaks in the chromatogram corresponds approximately to a Gaussian function having a standard deviation and the Fourier transform of the Gaussian function describes the frequency spectrum of a peak, at which limit frequency the Fourier transform has decreased to a predetermined limit value, b) determining the height, width, and retention time of each individual peak from the chromatogram, or a chromatogram taken previously under the same conditions, c) determining a constant factor based on a first predetermined relationship, d) determining the functional dependency of the limit frequency on the retention time as a variable quantity based on a second predetermined relationship, and e) filtering the chromatogram with the limit frequency depending on the retention time as the variable quantity using a low-pass filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Frank Probst
  • Patent number: 9330410
    Abstract: A color selection and coordination system including a database of predetermined color relationships implementing a data-driven color model. A starting color is associated with a first color in the color database. One or more predefined color palettes associated with the first color may be retrieved, each palette including one or more coordinating colors, the coordinating colors being predetermined based on the first color and a color coordination algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Damien Reynolds, Mary Rose Rice, Marc Webb
  • Patent number: 9232764
    Abstract: A milking system includes a milk storage tank, a common milk line connected to the tank, at least two milking stations connected to the milk line, a milk constituent analyzing unit connected to the milk line and analyzing the milk provided from each of the stations through the milk line, with respect to a specific milk constituent, and a computer operatively connected to the analyzing unit. The computer stores milk quality information of the extracted milk and animal identity data of each of the specifically identified animals. Each station automatically identifies a specific animal, extracts milk from the animal, and transfers the milk through the common milk line to the milk storage tank. The stations, the computer, and the analyzing unit are operatively connected to allow a result of the milk analysis to be associated with the animal(s) identity specifically identified at each station from which the milk was extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Johan Axelson
  • Patent number: 9164067
    Abstract: In complex separations, more than one entity may have the same molecular weight, to within the ability of an instrument to distinguish. Accurate mass measurements are used in light of the previously unknown regularities in retention time to determine a retention time (N pairs of values (tiB, tiBref)) (506). The retention time map allows a reference retention time to be assigned to each entity in a separation. The reference retention times, together with accurate mass measurements, can then be used to track and to compare entities (704,708) between separations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Marc V. Gorenstein, Guo-Zhong Li
  • Patent number: 9113834
    Abstract: Technologies for increasing sample throughput by predicting the end point response time of a sensor for the analysis of an analyte in a sample are disclosed. In one aspect, a system includes a sensor that generates data signals associated with the measurement of an analyte within the sample. A processor records appropriate data points corresponding to the signals, converts them to a logarithmic function of time scale, and plots the converted data points. The processor then determines a curve that fits the plotted data points and determines a curve fitting equation for the curve. Once the equation is determined, the processor extrapolates an end point response of the sensor using the equation. A value, such as analyte concentration, is then calculated using the extrapolated end point response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Instrumentation Laboratory Company
    Inventors: Sohrab Mansouri, Jose Maria Cervera
  • Patent number: 9113833
    Abstract: Technologies for increasing sample throughput by predicting the end point response time of a sensor for the analysis of an analyte in a sample are disclosed. In one aspect, a system includes a sensor that generates data signals associated with the measurement of an analyte within the sample. A processor records appropriate data points corresponding to the signals, converts them to a logarithmic function of time scale, and plots the converted data points. The processor then determines a curve that fits the plotted data points and determines a curve fitting equation for the curve. Once the equation is determined, the processor extrapolates an end point response of the sensor using the equation. A value, such as analyte concentration, is then calculated using the extrapolated end point response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Instrumentation Laboratory Company
    Inventors: Sohrab Mansouri, Jose Maria Cervera, Ashley Moraski
  • Patent number: 9110981
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for generating analytic data for media content based on subject matter are presented. At least one topic is assigned to a media file in a set of media content. Analytic data is generated for the media file in the set of media content. Additionally, the analytic data is associated with the at least one topic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore Kent Hamilton, Maximilian Georg Dylla, Lukas Renggli, Keekim Heng
  • Patent number: 9102332
    Abstract: In a method for operating a hybrid drive system having multiple drive units each having a drive motor and a motor control unit, the motor control units are activatable in order to request partial drive torques from the drive units according to a drive strategy. At least one of the motor control units is configured to execute an adaptation function when an adaptation function condition is present. The drive strategy is selected as a function of a frequency of an execution of the adaptation function in the motor control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventors: Rocco Gonzalez Vaz, Klaus Schwarze
  • Patent number: 9040937
    Abstract: In a pattern inspection of a semiconductor circuit, to specify a cause of a process defect, not only a distribution on and across wafer of the number of defects but also more detailed, that is, the fact that how many defects occurred where on the semiconductor pattern is needed to be specified in some cases. Accordingly, the present invention aims to provide an apparatus capable of easily specifying a cause of a process defect based upon a positional relationship of a distribution of defect occurrence frequency and a pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kohei Yamaguchi, Takehiro Hirai, Ryo Nakagaki
  • Patent number: 9031794
    Abstract: There is provided an analysis apparatus in which congestion does not occur and whose analysis efficiency is high as a whole even when the apparatus is an automatic analyzing apparatus to which a plurality of functional modules having different functions and process performances from each other are connected. Also, there is provided an automatic analysis system in which, even when a new functional module is added, it is not required to consider influence on the existing functional modules and restructure a carrying plan or others for improving process performances as a whole. Buffer units paired with the respective functional modules are connected to a specimen carrying line, and an operating-section computer issues an instruction for carrying to the respective functional modules in accordance with requests for specimens, so that carrying-in/out operations are performed as managing respective carrying-possible states among the buffer units and functional modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Watabe, Masashi Akutsu, Hitoshi Tokieda
  • Publication number: 20150127271
    Abstract: A liquid sampling device for use with a mobile device comprises a wired connection for connecting the liquid sampling device to the mobile device, a sample receiving and testing section capable of receiving a liquid sample and conducting electrochemical testing of the liquid sample and a sample testing circuit configured to communicate at least one liquid sample test result to the mobile device via the wired connection. Associated methods and a mobile device application for interfacing with the liquid sampling device are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Gang Logan Liu, Manas Ranjan Gartia, Te-Wei Chang, Xinhao Wang, Jing Jang
  • Patent number: 9023651
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device (100) for determining the amount of a target component (2) in a sample, wherein magnetic particles (2) can bind to a contact surface (4) with kinetics that depend on the sample-amount of the target component. The method comprises at least two washing steps during which magnetic particles (2) are magnetically moved away from the contact surface (4) and corresponding measurements of the remaining amount of magnetic particles (2) at the contact surface (4). The amount of target component in the sample is estimated from at least one of such measurement results. The measurement allows to determine also high concentrations of target component for which the sensor surface (4) is saturated in a steady-state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Toon Hendrik Evers, Wendy Uyen Dittmer
  • Patent number: 9020764
    Abstract: The concept underlying the invention is the development of a generic method for the detection and identification of gases in airplane interior spaces and an associated device, which is small and manageable, has a simple design, and allows the immediate and simultaneous detection and identification of the gases to be examined. This is achieved in that the supply air of the airplane interior space (20) is fed to a measuring device (1) and the measurement results of the measuring device (1) are analyzed by means of mathematical methods. Such methods and the associated devices for the detection and identification of gases in airplane interior spaces are used in order to spot and verify gases, particularly odors and explosive gases and/or gases harmful to people's health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Airsense Analytics GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Walte, Wolf Münchmeyer, Mario Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20150112612
    Abstract: The present disclosure, among other things, methods and systems for digital quantification of single molecule analytes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: David R. Walt, Manuel Alfredo Palacios, Michael Lacy
  • Patent number: 8996178
    Abstract: A system that generates brewed beverages may receive requests to produce specified brewed beverages. The system may include a scheduler that initiates and controls the performance of one or more chemical or mechanical processes to produce the beverages. While one chemical or mechanical process for producing a beverage is being performed, other processes may be performed for production of the beverage or another beverage. The scheduler may determine the time at which to perform each process, the time at which a beverage should be presented, the resources to be used to perform the processes, or the time at which to perform a cleaning process, dependent on an actual or expected demand for beverages, or dependent on a target time for beverage retrieval. Shared resources may be applied to the production of beverages for high priority orders, while partially completed beverages for lower priority orders are staged for subsequent advancement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Briggo, LLC
    Inventors: Charles F. Studor, J. Kevin Nater, Marwan M. Hassoun