Having Specified User Interface (e.g., Marker, Menu) Patents (Class 702/68)
  • Patent number: 11029829
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first display control unit that displays an image on a display unit, a selection unit that selects an operation image from a group of operation images used to receive different operations with respect to the displayed image, depending on a magnification of the displayed image, and a second display control unit that displays the selected operation image on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Hiroki Honjo, Shinichi Nakamura, Nozomi Noguchi, Ayaka Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10599607
    Abstract: A method for interpreting clicks on a multi-function input device included in a digital device is provided that includes receiving a click from the multi-function input device, determining a position of the click on the multi-function input device and a cursor displayed on a display comprised in the digital device, performing an action according to the position of the click when the cursor is a cursor designated as a cursor requiring a click at a specific position on the multi-function input device, and performing an action associated with the cursor when the cursor is a not a cursor designated as a cursor requiring a click at a specific position on the multi-function input device. A digital device is also provided that includes a multi-function input device, a display, a memory storing software instructions for performing the method, and a processor to execute the software instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Stephen Boatner Loe
  • Patent number: 10527650
    Abstract: A measurement system is provided that has a digital edge trigger circuit that is capable of operating at the full signal bandwidth of the measurement system. The digital edge trigger circuit comprises a plurality of processors that process time-interleaved digital data samples output from respective time-interleaved ADCs to perform edge trigger detection. The processors share edge detection information with one another to increase the speed at which edge trigger detection is performed to enable the digital edge trigger circuit to operate at the full signal bandwidth of the measurement system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Allen Montijo
  • Patent number: 10361932
    Abstract: A network device test station (“TS”) is capable of simultaneously testing and verifying a group of routers and/or switches at the same time. The TS includes a user interface (“UI”), a test bed engine, and a TS manager. The UI facilitates interactive communication between TS and user via an interactive graphical representations showing, for example, test configurations and test results. The test bed engine uses a set of test beds to conduct tests on attached devices or routers which are also known as device under tests (“DUTs”) or unit under tests (“UUTs”). The TS manager is configured to provide a test environment with one or more emulated communication networks for verifying functionalities of every DUT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NETGEAR Inc.
    Inventors: Tai-Chuan Chu, Tianxiang You, Bob Liu, Tammy Thuyanh Doan
  • Patent number: 9714956
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are described for providing an intuitive user interface on a test and measurement instrument. The test and measurement instrument can include container logic, which provides a work mode in which interactions with objects within a container on a display are allowed, and a move mode in which interactions with the objects within the container on the display are temporarily prevented. When in the move mode, the container logic can detect a dragging gesture associated with the container. In response to the dragging gesture, a preview container arrangement is provided overlaying the container arrangement. The container logic can detect a dropping indication, thereby causing the arrangement to snap to the preview container arrangement. Various other user interface controls are provided while in the move mode. In multi-user environments, customized container arrangements may be saved and then later recalled. Containers may be moved among multiple different displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy M. Bergsieker, Pechluck S. Laskey, Joshua M. Kornfeld, Jared Randall, Jordan P. Evans, Jeffrey W. Ladwig
  • Patent number: 9455895
    Abstract: Systems and methods to analyze layer-2 data frame switch forwarding are provided. A first switch may be coupled to a second switch. The first switch may maintain state information mirroring the state of the second switch. A sequence number may be appended to a data frame that is received at the first switch. Forwarding compliance of the second switch may be determined by analyzing a runtime attribute of the first switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Christenson, Josep Cors, Ward R. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9438656
    Abstract: In a stream computing application, data may be transmitted between operators using tuples. However, the receiving operator may not evaluate these tuples as they arrive but instead wait to evaluate a group of tuples—i.e., a window. A window is typically triggered when a buffer associated with the receiving operator reaches a maximum window size or when a predetermined time period has expired. Additionally, a window may be triggered by a monitoring a tuple rate—i.e., the rate at which the operator receives the tuples. If the tuple rate exceeds or falls below a threshold, a window may be triggered. Further, the number of exceptions, or the rate at which an operator throws exceptions, may be monitored. If either of these parameters satisfies a threshold, a window may be triggered, thereby instructing an operator to evaluate the tuples contained within the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Branson, John M. Santosuosso, Brandon W. Schulz
  • Patent number: 9026945
    Abstract: A method of grouping multiple waveforms for a single channel of acquired data on a display area uses a graphic icon with the display area. The graphic icon has a first portion with a symbol indicating the single channel and with an indicator defining a baseline for the display area. The graphic icon also has a second portion with symbols indicating which of the multiple waveforms currently are being displayed. The symbol for the single channel and the symbol for a selected one of the multiple waveforms currently being displayed are highlighted. The highlighting may be via color, where the highlight color corresponds to the color of the waveforms currently being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian S. Dees, Ngoc Giao Tran, Amy M. Bergsieker, Gary J. Waldo, Steven C. Herring, Tony Lee Tarr
  • Patent number: 8924175
    Abstract: A test and measurement apparatus, system, and method for synchronizing an acquisition or triggering system to a specific burst of interest. The subject apparatus and method triggers on varying energy content of a signal qualified by time in the presence of high-frequency input signal bursts, by using an adjustable pulse width envelope detector, disposed in the signal path of the trigger circuitry, as a digital rectifier or to otherwise process and extract an envelope signal. An RF envelope probe having an analog envelope detector among other suitable components is disclosed. A method is implemented for isolating an interval of interest in a signal under test. An envelope detector circuit produces an envelope signal from the signal. Trigger circuitry receives the envelope signal from the envelope detector, and isolates the interval of interesting in the signal under test using the envelope signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Smith, David L. Kelly, Que T. Tran, Shane A. Hazzard
  • Publication number: 20140343883
    Abstract: A graphical user interface for use with a signal integrity network analyzer is provided. The user interface may include a selection for selectively enforcing one or more of passivity, reciprocity and causality in one or more measurements by the signal integrity network analyzer. The user interface may include a recalculate selection, wherein after analysis of a calculated waveform, one or more system parameters may be modified, and the previously acquired waveform is again analyzed without acquisition of any additional waveform data in accordance with the one or more modified system parameters. The user interface may include a selection for configuring a number of ports for a device under test to be employed by the signal integrity network analyzer. The user interface may include a selection for autoparking one or more relays associated with the signal integrity network analyzer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Teledyne LeCroy, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Libby, Hitesh Patel, Peter J. Pupalaikis, David C. Graef, Kaviyesh B. Doshi
  • Patent number: 8818744
    Abstract: A test and measurement instrument and method of switching waveform display styles includes acquiring an electrical signal, storing peak detect data samples from the electrical signal to one or more memory devices, storing filtered data samples or unfiltered data from the electrical signal, automatically switching to a first waveform display style having the peak detect data samples configured in a first mode when a user selects the unfiltered data, and automatically switching to a second waveform display style having the peak detect data samples configured in a second mode when the user selects the filtered data samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Martin, David D. Farrell, Evan A. Dickinson
  • Patent number: 8791689
    Abstract: Disclosed is a probe for an oscilloscope comprising a multi-stage transistor amplifier that acts as an impedance transformer. Said amplifier is a d.c.-coupled emitter follower circuit that is composed of bipolar transistors or a d.c.-coupled source follower circuit which is composed of field effect transistors and the successive amplifier elements of which are dimensioned and tuned to each other in such a way that the resulting offset direct voltage between the input and the output is minimal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Peschke, Alexander Schild
  • Publication number: 20140163914
    Abstract: A test and measurement instrument configured to receive at least one input signal is disclosed. The test and measurement instrument includes a processor configured to sample the input signal and generate a plurality of measurements. The processor is configured to generate a measurement ticker having a plurality of ticker elements configured for presentation on a display in a serial, scrolling fashion. Each ticker element has a measurement value associated with the input signal. The processor may be configured to sample a plurality of input signals and each ticker element may include a measurement value associated with at least one of the plurality of input signals. Each ticker element may further comprise a source ID and a measurement type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: TEKTRONIX, INC.
    Inventors: James D. Alley, Tyler B. Niles
  • Patent number: 8707113
    Abstract: A method for operating a data processing system to generate a test for a device under test (DUT) is disclosed. The method utilizes a model of the DUT that includes a plurality of blocks connected by wires and a set of control inputs. Each block includes a plurality of ports, each port being either active or inactive. Each block is also characterized by a set of constraints that limit which ports are active. The active ports of at least one of the blocks are constrained by one of the control inputs. A test vector having one component for each port of each block and one component for each control input is determined such that each set of constraints for each block is satisfied. The test vector defines a test for the DUT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Manley, Randy A. Coverstone
  • Patent number: 8635551
    Abstract: A method for rapidly analyzing and editing data files with a number of GUI's and an adaptive decimation ratio in a computer allows processing data files and signal data files within a given data segment for a better fit into a limited-size working space buffer and provides improved resolution of data segments in a simplified way using GUI's that allow the user to point and click at a computer screen instead of performing manual calculations. A large data segment is adaptively decimated to a smaller size automatically so that a lower resolution version of the data segment will be loaded into a fixed-size small buffer in hardware working space for further data editing. The decimation and loading process will be repeated until the user finds the desired data-section of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Wei Su
  • Patent number: 8599051
    Abstract: A time-interleaved A/D converter apparatus has a primary signal A/D converter circuit group that is time-interleaved with a combination of N A/D converter circuits, a correction signal generation part operable to receive the input analog signal and a 1/m-sampling signal having a speed that is 1/m of a rate of the sampling signal inputted to the primary signal A/D converter circuit group, to extract a dispersion of a transmission line that is immanent in the input analog signal, and to output the dispersion as a dispersion compensation control signal used for digital signal compensation, and a signal processing part operable to convert the N digital signals into one digital signal based upon the dispersion compensation control signal and to compensate a dispersion included in the converted digital signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhide Yoshida, Hidemi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 8555325
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are described for testing a data connection provided over a power supply line. A testing apparatus is coupled to a socket of the power supply line. The AC power supply line communicatively couples the testing apparatus to a communication device or another testing apparatus. The testing apparatus identifies the signal strengths of signals received by the testing apparatus and identifies the signal strengths of signals received by the communication device. The testing apparatus outputs an indicator of the first signal strength and the second signal strength to a user and this information may be utilized to detect noise or other problems in the data connection provided over the AC power supply line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Anthony Kozlowski, David Belt, Benjamin Cooke
  • Publication number: 20130231883
    Abstract: A test and measurement apparatus, system, and method for synchronizing an acquisition or triggering system to a specific burst of interest. The subject apparatus and method triggers on varying energy content of a signal qualified by time in the presence of high-frequency input signal bursts, by using an adjustable pulse width envelope detector, disposed in the signal path of the trigger circuitry, as a digital rectifier or to otherwise process and extract an envelope signal. An RF envelope probe having an analog envelope detector among other suitable components is disclosed. A method is implemented for isolating an interval of interest in a signal under test. An envelope detector circuit produces an envelope signal from the signal. Trigger circuitry receives the envelope signal from the envelope detector, and isolates the interval of interesting in the signal under test using the envelope signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Smith, David L. Kelly, Que T. Tran, Shane A. Hazzard
  • Patent number: 8374811
    Abstract: A waveform display apparatus and method displays one or more waveforms of a signal under test at high throughput while acquiring digital data of the signal under test in a large acquisition memory. A user sets a time interval of user's interest when viewing a signal under test and sets trigger criteria through a user interface. An ADC converts the signal under test into digital data that is stored in a large acquisition memory. A trigger unit detects and produces trigger events, based on a trigger, as trigger event information during one acquisition process. A trigger event eliminator may discard some of the trigger events based on pre-trigger and post-conditions set through the interface by a user. The trigger events are recorded in a trigger list as the trigger event information. A control unit locates the digital data in the acquisition memory corresponding to the trigger events in the trigger list and displays a waveform associated with the trigger event for the time interval on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven K. Sullivan, Kristie L. Veith, Terrance R. Beale, Paul M. Gerlach, Gregory A. Martin, George S. Walker
  • Patent number: 8255177
    Abstract: A system and method for calibrating oscillograph channels assigns the same value to a drawing parameter of each channel. Each channel receives a signal sent by a signal generator. The oscillograph calculates a voltage difference between a standard signal voltage of a standard channel defined by a user and a signal voltage of each of the other channels. A sequence relationship between each of the other channels and the standard channel is determined. The oscillograph adjusts a deskew value of each of the other channels until each voltage difference is in an allowable range according to the sequence relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsien-Chuan Liang, Shen-Chun Li, Shou-Kuo Hsu
  • Patent number: 8219322
    Abstract: A method of processing stratigraphic data comprising a plurality of stratigraphic features, such as horizon surfaces, within a geological volume is provided. The method includes the steps of: extending a plurality of spaced sampling traces through the volume to traverse the stratigraphic features; and assigning the stratigraphic features respective relative geological ages. On each sampling trace, the relative geological age of each stratigraphic feature traversed by the sampling trace in the direction from geologically younger to geologically older stratigraphic features is increased in relation to the relative geological age of its preceding stratigraphic feature, under the condition that each stratigraphic feature takes the same relative geological age across all the sampling traces by which it is traversed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Erik Monsen, Hilde Grude Borgos, Torbjorn Eikli Smorgrav, Lars Sonneland
  • Patent number: 8209142
    Abstract: A device for triggering a recording of a measured signal dependent upon at least one triggering event identifiable in a occurrence distribution of parameter pairs from two mutually-dependent parameters of the measured signal includes a discriminator for the identification of triggering events in each case with one frequency (NofTreffer) determined for the respective parameter pair and, in a first embodiment, disposed outside, and in a second embodiment, disposed inside, an upper and lower threshold value (UpperNofTreffer, LowerNofTreffer) associated with the respective parameter pair and for marking each occurring triggering event with the assistance of an activated first trigger marker (TrigMerk1) associated with the respective parameter pair. A memory is used for buffering at least the upper and lower threshold value (UpperNofTreffer, LowerNofTreffer) for every parameter pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Kurt Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8195413
    Abstract: A measuring device for displaying several time-variable electrical signals. The measuring device includes a front panel, which provides various operating elements, with a screen, which provides several display fields. The first display field provides at least one window, which corresponds to a given measurement channel, where the time-variable electrical signal is presented in this first display field and can be switched as a maximized display to the second display field. For each signal presented in maximized format in the second display field, a status field is then displayed in the corresponding first display field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Markus Freidhof
  • Patent number: 8160750
    Abstract: An irrigation controller includes a user interface capable of presenting information to a user and allowing the programming of the controller in a simple and intuitive fashion. Information presented may include values of all programmable irrigation parameters associated with an irrigation zone. Information presented may include values of irrigation parameters associated with multiple irrigation zones. Information may also be presented graphically, in color, and/or in a plurality of languages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventor: Steven W. Weiler
  • Patent number: 8140281
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide inexpensively a voltage detecting device for setting an address of each voltage detection IC even if a power source level of each voltage detection IC differs. A first transmitting line LT1 and a first receiving line LR1 connect a plurality of voltage detection ICs in series each other, and connect between the bottom voltage detection IC and the main microcomputer. The main microcomputer transmits an address number 0 to the bottom voltage detection IC. When the respective voltage detection ICs receive an address number through the first receiving line of a lower side from the main microcomputer, an address number adding 1 to the received address number is set as a self-address number. Furthermore, the respective voltage detection ICs transmit the address number which adds 1 to the received address number to the first transmitting line LT1 of an upper side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Ishikawa, Kimihiro Matsuura, Masashi Sekizaki
  • Patent number: 8127242
    Abstract: A method for rapidly analyzing and editing data files with a number GUI's and an adaptive decimation ratio in a computer allows processing data files and signal data files within a given data segment for a better fit into a limited-size working space buffer and provides improved resolution of data segments in a simplified way using GUI's that allow the user to point and click at a computer screen instead of performing manual calculations. A large data segment is adaptively decimated to a smaller size automatically so that a lower resolution version of the data segment will be loaded into a fixed-size small buffer in hardware working space for further data editing. The decimation and loading process will be repeated until the user finds the desired data-section of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Wei Su
  • Patent number: 8055464
    Abstract: The method of processing waveform data from one or more channels using a test and measurement instrument, such as an oscilloscope, is described in which waveform data is collected from a DUT; defining a context is defined by instructing the instrument to obtain the focus of each waveform datum having a first user-defined attribute; defining a selection criteria by instructing the instrument to obtain the focus of each waveform datum having both a first user-defined attribute and a second user-defined attribute; and defining an action by instructing the instrument to perform an operation responsive to finding at least one waveform datum having both the first user-defined attribute and the second user-defined attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith D. Rule, Mehrab Sedeh, Robert D. Twete, Tristan A. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8050876
    Abstract: Improved capacitive sensor operation is achieved with improved discrimination between environmental drift and apparent drift attributable to human proximity to the sensor. A proximity algorithm detects conditions interpreted as indicating a user is close to, but not touching, a sensor. When such proximity is detected, ambient value calibration is halted, thereby avoiding treating the human's proximity as environmental drift requiring compensation and preventing miscalculation of calibration. The proximity algorithm employs two moving-average filters (implemented in hardware or software) to monitor the CDC output values over time and to make appropriate adjustments to a signal representing the ambient, while distinguishing environmental drift from proximity-induced pseudo-drift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Feen, Laurent Coquerel, Richardson Jeyapaul, John Anthony Cleary
  • Patent number: 8006195
    Abstract: A computationally implemented method comprises providing a plurality of spectral data display and manipulation options on a display displaying spectral data, the plurality of data display and manipulation options including providing a region further including a plurality of selectable tabs, and displaying a pictorial representation of the spectral data display and manipulation options, further including displaying the region further including a plurality of selectable tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Meta Greek, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Woodings, Brian Tuttle, Don Valate Harrison
  • Patent number: 7979211
    Abstract: Method and computer program for accepting controlled-source electromagnetic (“CSEM”) source and receiver data (40) as time series, transforming these data into the time-frequency domain, and reducing these data and survey metadata to a form suitable for interpretation or inversion. The invention includes: a number of processing tools or programs (30), each designed to take a specific action on CSEM data or metadata, combine data types in some way, and/or provide a visual representation of data; a Graphical User Interface (32) to specify the action of specific tools (34) on specific data, supply parameters to tools, and monitor progress of the processing project; and a specified common internal data format, so that processing tools may be applied in various orders (36) during different processing flows and processed CSEM data can be passed on to interpretation or inversion systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.
    Inventors: Xinyou Lu, Dennis E. Willen
  • Publication number: 20110137594
    Abstract: A waveform display apparatus and method displays one or more waveforms of a signal under test at high throughput while acquiring digital data of the signal under test in a large acquisition memory. A user sets a time interval of user's interest when viewing a signal under test and sets trigger criteria through a user interface. An ADC converts the signal under test into digital data that is stored in a large acquisition memory. A trigger unit detects and produces trigger events, based on a trigger, as trigger event information during one acquisition process. A trigger event eliminator may discard some of the trigger events based on pre-trigger and post-conditions set through the interface by a user. The trigger events are recorded in a trigger list as the trigger event information. A control unit locates the digital data in the acquisition memory corresponding to the trigger events in the trigger list and displays a waveform associated with the trigger event for the time interval on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: TEKTRONIX, INC.
    Inventors: Steven K. SULLIVAN, Kristie L. VEITH, Terrance R. BEALE, Paul M. GERLACH, Gregory A. MARTIN, George S. WALKER
  • Patent number: 7957922
    Abstract: A data logger system utilizing a censor which obtain a plurality of measurements of an environmental parameter and generates a plurality of signals representing such measurements. A processor receives the plurality of signals and produces a table of counts in sequential format. An external prime converter receives the table of sequential counts and converts the same to human readable values representing the environmental parameter measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Fred Wu
  • Publication number: 20110098955
    Abstract: A system and method for calibrating oscillograph channels assigns the same value to a drawing parameter of each channel. Each channel receives a signal sent by a signal generator. The oscillograph calculates a voltage difference between a standard signal voltage of a standard channel defined by a user and a signal voltage of each of the other channels. A sequence relationship between each of the other channels and the standard channel is determined. The oscillograph adjusts a deskew value of each of the other channels until each voltage difference is in an allowable range according to the sequence relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HSIEN-CHUAN LIANG, SHEN-CHUN LI, SHOU-KUO HSU
  • Patent number: 7920990
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided to allow multiple, possibly overlapping, regions of interest within a frequency spectrum to be defined, and managed. Each of these regions of interest may be selected for further testing or identification. Unselected regions are allowed to collapse into narrow bars so as not to interfere with the selected region. Multiple rows are provided to allow for the definition and selection of overlapping regions of interest. Furthermore, in some embodiments aid is provided for identifying the signal type by providing a list of signal type candidates based upon such parameters as region of interest bandwidth, region of interest center frequency and geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Nicholls, John F. Short, III, Walter R. Strand, Lynne A. Fitzsimmons, David W. Schmidt, Ronald J. Larrick
  • Patent number: 7895527
    Abstract: Illustrative embodiments comprise systems, user interfaces, machine-readable media, and/or methods for automatically acquiring data representing a plurality of different types of medical parameters of a patient, processing the data for presentation to a user via a display device, and initiating display of one or more different image windows, which present processed data representing and corresponding to the plurality of different types of medical parameters of the patient on the display device. Each of the plurality of different image windows is referenced to a single variable scale timeline and is arranged on the display device to permit the user to view values for each of the plurality of different types of medical parameters corresponding to a substantially common time from the single variable scale timeline. A plurality of user interface elements are implemented using object oriented executable code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Zaleski, Alexander Scarlat, Donald W. Rucker
  • Patent number: 7889198
    Abstract: A rectangle marker on a display of a signal analyzer simultaneously designates time and frequency intervals of data from a signal under test for analysis. The data of the signal under test is displayed as a graph having time and frequency axes. Sub-graphs show data designated by the rectangle marker as processed in the time domain, frequency domain and modulation domain. The resulting display provides an overview of the signal under test and simultaneously provides displays of measurements and analyzes for a designated portion of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventor: Akira Nara
  • Patent number: 7880748
    Abstract: Techniques for editing signal data using a three-dimensional visual representation of the signal data are provided. According to one embodiment of the invention, audio signal data is displayed as a surface occupying three dimensions. User input, which indicates a selected area of the surface, is received. The audio signal data is then modified by applying an effect to one or more parts of the audio signal data that correspond to the selected area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Benoit Sevigny
  • Patent number: 7865334
    Abstract: A method of evaluating the performance of a control system using a computerized device includes calculating a ratio of a first area and a second area associated with a peak value of a signal associated with the control system, comparing the ratio with a predetermined value for the ratio, determining a cause of oscillation in the control system based on the comparison of the ratio with the predetermined value for the ratio, and providing a diagnosis of the cause of oscillation in the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Ashish Singhal, Timothy I. Salsbury
  • Patent number: 7860673
    Abstract: Parallax is the apparent “shift” or “movement” of an object caused by a change in the position of the observer and is the phenomenon upon which the claimed invention operates. The invention is a mechanical device, comprising a viewing slide which has been marked with a series of markings, which is used to estimate the distance between an observer using the invention and an observed object within the field of view of the observer. When using the invention, the observer shall designate an observed object and take a series of steps using the invention. As a result of the parallax effect, the invention will then provide the observer with an estimate of the distance between the observer and the designated object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Yair Harel
  • Patent number: 7847792
    Abstract: A simple, integrated control for pan and zoom of a display of data represented by a very long data record is in the form of a control knob having an outer ring for controlling pan and an inner knob for controlling a zoom factor. A zoom function is turned ON either by turning the inner knob (setting the zoom factor to a default value) or by (i) pressing an adjacent zoom or pan button or (ii) turning the outer ring (setting the zoom factor to a prior value when the zoom function was turned OFF). The zoom function may be turned OFF by turning the inner knob to set the zoom factor to 1× or by pressing the zoom button. The outer ring has individual positions divided into two groups: one group for controlling pan rate within a zoom window displaying a portion of the very long data record defined by a zoom box within a main window displaying the very long data record; and the other group for controlling pan rate of the zoom box within the main window for rapid movement from one end of the record to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Ketterer, Lance H. Forsberg, Lynne A. Fitzsimmons, Evan A. Dickinson, Steven C. Herring, Kenneth P. Dobyns, Keith D. Rule
  • Patent number: 7818105
    Abstract: When the mobile inspection terminal determines that the inspection standard information received from a server is the “specification”, it displays the received inspection standard information and out-of-standard specification information on a liquid crystal display. When it is confirmed in this state that selected inspection standard information is input, whether or not an part to be inspected is acceptable is determined based on the inspection standard information, and the server is notified of a result of determination. Further, when it is determined that the inspection standard information is the “measured value”, a measured value input screen is displayed on the liquid crystal display. When it is confirmed in this state that a measured value is input, whether or not the part to be inspected is acceptable or not is determined based on the input information, and the server is notified of a result of determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Jidosha Engineering Kabushiki Kaisha, Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Tsubota, Norichika Kimura, Shigeo Kambe
  • Publication number: 20100228508
    Abstract: A test and measurement apparatus, system, and method for synchronizing an acquisition or triggering system to a specific burst of interest. The subject apparatus and method triggers on varying energy content of a signal qualified by time in the presence of high-frequency input signal bursts, by using an adjustable pulse width envelope detector, disposed in the signal path of the trigger circuitry, as a digital rectifier or to otherwise process and extract an envelope signal. An RF envelope probe having an analog envelope detector among other suitable components is disclosed. A method is implemented for isolating an interval of interest in a signal under test. An envelope detector circuit produces an envelope signal from the signal. Trigger circuitry receives the envelope signal from the envelope detector, and isolates the interval of interesting in the signal under test using the envelope signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: TEKTRONIX, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick A. SMITH, David L. KELLY, Que Thuy TRAN, Shane A. HAZZARD
  • Patent number: 7750598
    Abstract: A battery charger (100) includes a plurality of battery receiving bays (108) for receiving batteries to be charged. A user interface (120) includes a display which displays information indicative of batteries received in the various bays (108) in graphical and textual form. The displayed information includes the number of batteries received in the charger, as well as their size, good/bad state, and state of charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter F. Hoffman, Rachel P. Devereaux, Michael J. Brandon, II, Richard H. Chapman, Mark A. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 7751470
    Abstract: Time correlation of signal to distortion characteristics is achieved by acquiring time domain data for a frequency band representing a communication signal, the communication signal having multiple channels. The time domain data is simultaneously converted to frequency and demodulation domain data in sequential time blocks. The frequency and demodulation domain data are processed to obtain respectively frequency and demodulation domain measurements. The resulting measurements are displayed simultaneously as a function of time for all the time blocks and/or for a selected one of the time blocks. An ACLRogram display provides a display having a time axis and a frequency axis in the form of bars spanning the frequency band for each time block with each bar being divided into frequency sub-bands representing a main channel and adjacent side channels, the shading of each segment of the bar representing a measurement value for that segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven W. Stanton, John F. Turpin, Christopher D. Larson
  • Publication number: 20100100346
    Abstract: A test and measurement instrument and method of switching waveform display styles includes acquiring an electrical signal, storing peak detect data samples from the electrical signal to one or more memory devices, storing filtered data samples or unfiltered data from the electrical signal, automatically switching to a first waveform display style having the peak detect data samples configured in a first mode when a user selects the unfiltered data, and automatically switching to a second waveform display style having the peak detect data samples configured in a second mode when the user selects the filtered data samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: TEKTRONIX, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory A. MARTIN, David D. FARRELL, Evan A. DICKINSON
  • Publication number: 20100063760
    Abstract: The method of processing waveform data from one or more channels using a test and measurement instrument, such as an oscilloscope, is described in which waveform data is collected from a DUT; defining a context is defined by instructing the instrument to obtain the focus of each waveform datum having a first user-defined attribute; defining a selection criteria by instructing the instrument to obtain the focus of each waveform datum having both a first user-defined attribute and a second user-defined attribute; and defining an action by instructing the instrument to perform an operation responsive to finding at least one waveform datum having both the first user-defined attribute and the second user-defined attribute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith D. RULE, Mehrab SEDEH, Robert D. TWETE, Tristan A. Robinson
  • Patent number: 7644368
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to a system and method for regression tests of graphical user interfaces. In one embodiment, a testing system receives the actual state and the target of a GUI under test. The testing system computes the difference between the actual state and the target state based, at least in part, on a weighting function. The computed difference is compared to a threshold value. In an embodiment, if the difference is within the threshold, then the system indicates that the GUI is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Markus Pins
  • Patent number: 7620513
    Abstract: In order to easily and efficiently carry out various characteristic evaluations of optical fibers which have been laid down, a table file which is for carrying out association of optical fibers serving as measuring objects with measured data when the optical fibers have been measured, based on optical fiber management information provided in advance of undertaking a cable laying/maintenance construction, such as various types of information on the optical fibers serving as measuring objects, and information on a construction site, and the like, is created at an external terminal. An OTDR measures the optical fibers serving as measuring objects based on the table file created at the external terminal, and stores measured result data in which the measured optical fibers and measured data of the optical fibers have been associated with one another, and edited result data expressing edited contents when the table file and the measured result data have been edited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Anritsu Corporation
    Inventors: Norio Nakayama, Yasuhiro Miyake, Yoshifumi Imazu, Shigeo Hori, Keita Masuhara
  • Publication number: 20090265126
    Abstract: A measuring device for displaying several time-variable electrical signals. The measuring device includes a front panel, which provides various operating elements, with a screen, which provides several display fields. The first display field provides at least one window, which corresponds to a given measurement channel, where the time-variable electrical signal is presented in this first display field and can be switched as a maximized display to the second display field. For each signal presented in maximized format in the second display field, a status field is then displayed in the corresponding first display field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Markus Freidhof
  • Patent number: RE43344
    Abstract: A programmable mobile terminal which includes a thumb wheel for selecting among a plurality of functions executable by the mobile terminal. The programmable mobile terminal allows a user to employ the same hand that is holding the mobile terminal to scroll through and select a function among a plurality of functions via the thumb wheel. The wheel portion of thumb wheel is rotated either clockwise or counter clockwise by the user's thumb or other finger to scroll a screen cursor through the functions and once the screen cursor of the mobile terminal is positioned at a desired function, the user can depress the wheel portion in a transaxial direction with the same thumb or finger to select the desired function. Also, the programmable mobile terminal allows a user to scan bar code information and use the thumb wheel for selecting among a plurality of functions relating to the scanned bar code information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Cisar