Calibration Or Correction System Patents (Class 702/85)
  • Patent number: 11125789
    Abstract: A mathematical model of load flow equations for an electrical grid having a chain of busses is embedded in a holomorphic embedding using a first embedding parameter s. The holomorphic embedding is transcribed into software for use in a computer processor. Voltages for each bus are calculated as an algebraic curve parameterized by the first embedding parameter. A second embedding parameter z is defined wherein the first embedding parameter s is a function of the second embedding parameter z. The holomorphic embedding is re-parameterized using the second embedding parameter z, such that the re-parameterized embedding provides an elimination polynomial equation relating parameters s and z. The roots of the elimination polynomial equation are determined by solving the for zero, which roots are used to compute bus voltages for each bus of the chain of busses. The bus voltages are displayed as the solution to the load flow equations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Antonio Trias
  • Patent number: 11125625
    Abstract: A microbolometer read-out circuit includes an extraction circuit configured to detect a voltage signal of a temperature variation; an analog-to-digital converter coupled to the extraction circuit and configured to digitalize the voltage signal of the temperature variation; an image processing circuit coupled to the analog-to-digital converter; and wherein the image processing circuit is coupled to a gain digital-to-analog converter and an offset digital-to-analog converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Ping-Kuo Weng, Yin-Yi Wu, Shiang-Feng Tang, Wen-Jen Lin, Yau-Tang Gau
  • Patent number: 11126689
    Abstract: Described is a system for identifying and communicating with polarized groups in social media platforms. The system generates a tripartite graph from online social network data. The tripartite graph incorporates user data, post data, and tag data obtained from the online social network data. Nonnegative matrix factorization is performed on a decomposed tripartite graph to obtain an optimization function. The optimization function is solved to identify polarized groups in the online social network. Based on the identified polarized groups, the system sends pre-determined communications to members of each group aimed at targeted escalation or de-escalation of polarization in an online social media platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Dana Warmsley, Jiejun Xu, Tsai-Ching Lu
  • Patent number: 11116431
    Abstract: Provided are methods and apparatus for receiving sensor data from an analyte sensor of a sensor monitoring system, processing the received sensor data with time corresponding calibration data, outputting the processed sensor data, detecting one or more adverse conditions associated with the sensor monitoring system, disabling the output of the sensor data during the adverse condition time period, determining that the one or more detected adverse conditions is no longer present in the sensor monitoring system, retrieving the sensor data during the adverse condition time period, processing the retrieved sensor data during the adverse condition time period, and outputting the processed retrieved sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventor: Wesley Scott Harper
  • Patent number: 11122084
    Abstract: The innovation disclosed and claimed herein, in one aspect thereof, comprises systems and methods of automatic classification and modeling. The innovation can include determining a failure history of networked architecture, the failure history including data immediately prior to failure. The innovation can include machine learning the failure history to determine failure indicators. The innovation can include generating a black hole model based on the failure history and the machine learning. The innovation can include monitoring a networked architecture. The networked architecture has a set of elements comprising software elements and hardware elements interconnected in a common environment. Each element of the set of elements is monitored. The innovation can include determining an element is trending towards a failure. The trend is determined by a black hole model. The innovation can include enabling security features to prevent the element from failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Noah L. Hughes, John E. Eisenhauer
  • Patent number: 11074386
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method, computer system, and computer program product for creating a plurality of process parameters in a circuit design is provided. The present embodiment of the invention may include receiving one parasitic extraction per layer of a circuit is used to obtain a resistance base factor and a capacitance base factor. The embodiment may further include performing Monte Carlo simulations to determine distributions of capacitance and resistance for each metal layer of the circuit, and creating scalars that scale each of the resistance base factor and the capacitance base factor to a minimum and maximum process limit. Additionally, the embodiment may include defining at least one delay corner using the created scalars, and receiving the results of one or more timing analyses performed using the resistance base factor and the capacitance base factor, and the defined delay corner to determine a delay variability per layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Foreman, Ning Lu, Jeffrey Hemmett
  • Patent number: 11004372
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed herein related to controlling a scanning display system. One example provides a display device comprising a light source, a scanning mirror system configured to scan light from the light source, and a controller configured to control the scanning mirror system to scan the light by synthesizing in a time domain a mirror control waveform that comprises a linear scan portion and a retrace portion stitched to the linear scan portion, the mirror control waveform being continuous and having an arbitrary timing that is adjustable by the controller between scan cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Wei Shen, Martin Francis Galinski, III, Brandon Baxter Harris
  • Patent number: 10996086
    Abstract: Various aspects of this disclosure comprise systems and methods for synchronizing sensor data acquisition and/or output. For example, various aspects of this disclosure provide for achieving a desired level of timing accuracy in a MEMS sensor system, even in an implementation in which timer drift is substantial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Milota, James Lim, William Kerry Keal
  • Patent number: 10996195
    Abstract: There are provided an electrophoresis measurement method which can easily and accurately judge degree of similarity between reference data and measurement target data, a data processing device, and a data processing program. Detected data obtained by subjecting a reference sample to electrophoresis is standardized with reference to peaks of a lower limit marker substance and an upper limit marker substance, and thus reference data is acquired. Detected data obtained by subjecting a measurement target sample to electrophoresis is standardized with reference to peaks of the lower limit marker substance and the upper limit marker substance, and thus measurement target data is acquired. The measurement target data is warped or shifted in a time axis direction with reference to the reference data, and corrected measurement target data is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Harada
  • Patent number: 10976329
    Abstract: An analysis system and a method for testing a biological sample are proposed, wherein certain pieces of at least two different pieces of control information are selected and/or used to carry out the test using a cartridge and/or certain pieces of at least two different pieces of evaluation information are selected and/or used to evaluate the measurement results determined by the test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA GMBH
    Inventors: Heinz Schoeder, Kai Wuerz
  • Patent number: 10955569
    Abstract: Detector systems for enhanced radiographic imaging incorporate x-ray CT imaging capabilities. The detector designs employ a layer of detector modules comprised of edge-on or face-on detectors, or a combination of edge-on and face-on detectors, and may employ structured detectors. The detectors can operate in a non-coincidence or coincidence detection mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Minnesota Imaging and Engineering LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sigurd Nelson, William Bert Nelson
  • Patent number: 10952653
    Abstract: Provided are methods and apparatus for receiving sensor data from an analyte sensor of a sensor monitoring system, processing the received sensor data with time corresponding calibration data, outputting the processed sensor data, detecting one or more adverse conditions associated with the sensor monitoring system, disabling the output of the sensor data during the adverse condition time period, determining that the one or more detected adverse conditions is no longer present in the sensor monitoring system, retrieving the sensor data during the adverse condition time period, processing the retrieved sensor data during the adverse condition time period, and outputting the processed retrieved sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventor: Wesley Scott Harper
  • Patent number: 10956312
    Abstract: A laboratory system is disclosed. The laboratory system comprises a plurality of laboratories comprising one or more analytical instruments for performing a plurality of analytical tests (T1-n) and providing analytical test results (TR1-n) and a remote computer communicatively connected to the laboratories. Each of the laboratories is configured to define test result validation criteria (C1-n) for validating at least one of the analytical test results (TR1-n) associated with the respective analytical tests (T1-n) of one of the plurality of laboratories. The remote computer is configured to define a plurality of profiles (P1-n) of validation criteria, to assign the profiles (P1-n) of test result validation criteria (C1-n) to one or more of the laboratories (102), and to perform an automatic validation of groups (G1-n) of the analytical test results (TR1-n) according to the profiles (P1-n) of test result validation criteria (C1-n).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert Puig
  • Patent number: 10901378
    Abstract: The invention relates to method for controlling a process, the method comprising an adaptive control model and at least one process input and at least one process output, the control model comprising predicting the relevant targets in the process; and selecting the relevant drivers for the process based on the target prediction, where the method preferably comprises adapting a number of parameters based on one or more inputs, and using the adapted parameters as an input for the target prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Core A/S
    Inventor: Preben Alstrom
  • Patent number: 10900807
    Abstract: A method for operating an electronic consumption data module. Consumption data are transmitted via a communication system to a receiver, and different keys are provided for different software authorizations. Command authorizations are defined as software authorizations in the consumption data module. A consumption data module has a memory, a control and/or regulating unit, and a communication device for the consumption data transmission. Different keys are provided for different software authorizations, and the command authorizations are defined as software authorizations in the consumption data module. The consumption data module is operable by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Diehl Metering Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Blank, Petra Joppich-Dohlus, Stefan Schmitz, Achim Schmidt, Christian Jambor
  • Patent number: 10830684
    Abstract: The method of the invention provides a simple, reproducible reference, or set of reference standards, as a validation of a calibration standard for filter-based measurements of light absorbing aerosol particles (black carbon and brown carbon) and organic carbon and elemental carbon particles found in indoor and outdoor environments, and in emission streams. The set of reference standards comprise grayscale images deposited by a mist or print at a known density on a substrate material. The reference standards may be made by a printer using as a substrate either paper or another material such as glass fiber, quartz fiber, polypropylene, or cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
    Inventors: Paul A. Solomon, Anthony D. A. Hansen, Anna-Marie Hyatt
  • Patent number: 10832225
    Abstract: A method and system may automatically detect failures and send diagnostic information when scheduling home equipment repairs in a smart home environment. A smart home controller may receive sensor data from each of several pieces of smart home equipment to detect whether any failures have occurred. If the smart home controller detects a failure in one of the pieces of smart home equipment based on the sensor data, the smart home controller may communicate diagnostic information for the piece of smart home equipment experiencing the failure to a repair service provider to schedule a repair. The diagnostic information may include sensor data for the piece of smart home equipment, and data indicative of normal operation for the piece of smart home equipment. The smart home controller may transmit a notification to the repair service provider including step-by-step instructions for performing the repair of the piece of smart home equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Justin Davis, John Hailey, Edward P. Matesevac, III, Mark O'Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10827453
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose a range detection system that includes a line-of-sight (LOS) emitter that outputs a LOS signal (e.g., visible light, infrared, etc.) which is detected at a receiver (e.g., a photodiode). The receiver outputs a signal representing the intensity of the LOS signal at the receiver. The output signal is converted into a digital signal which is then used to identify a distance value corresponding to the intensity of the LOS signal. For example, the range detection system may include a data structure that maps a plurality of digital signals to respective distance values. In this manner, the intensity of the LOS signal measured at the receiver can be correlated to a distance between the emitter and the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Robert Barton, Michael Paul Goslin, Eric C. Haseltine
  • Patent number: 10819652
    Abstract: Tags may be used in decisions by an access management service regarding access of computing resources (“resources”) by principals (e.g., users, roles, etc.). The tags may also be used to determine cost information, for grouping resources and/or principals, and for other reasons. The tags may be assigned to principals, to resources, or both. The resource may be a virtual or physical type of computing resource. Tags may be metadata, which may include a key-value pair. Tags may include email addresses, cost centers, project identifiers, location, team name, etc. The value may be a number, letters, or a combination of both. In some embodiments, the values may be limited to certain numbers or bytes, and some numbers and/or letter combinations may be excluded for special use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jasmeet Chhabra, Jing Zhuang, Uzma Arjuman, Ajith Harshana Ranabahu, Travis William Hickey
  • Patent number: 10813587
    Abstract: A method includes selecting a treatment mode displayed on a screen of a mobile phone or tablet PC, using a camera of the tablet PC or mobile phone to capture an image area containing (i) one or both pupils, the nose, eyebrows, eye hole, lips, ears, cheeks and/or chin of the person, and (ii) a toothbrush moving at least in an X-/Y-plane, and wirelessly receiving sensor data from the toothbrush in the mobile phone or tablet PC. The sensor data contains at least rotational movements and/or acceleration of the toothbrush captured by an acceleration sensor and/or a rotation sensor, disposed in or on the toothbrush. Thereafter, the method includes processing the sensor data in a processor, thereby generating processed sensor data, generating correction information based on the processed sensor data and the selected treatment mode, and displaying the correction information on the screen of the mobile phone or tablet PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Benjamin Ohmer
  • Patent number: 10811323
    Abstract: A metrology target includes: a first structure arranged to be created by a first patterning process; and a second structure arranged to be created by a second patterning process, wherein the first structure and/or second structure is not used to create a functional aspect of a device pattern, and wherein the first and second structures together form one or more instances of a unit cell, the unit cell having geometric symmetry at a nominal physical configuration and wherein the unit cell has a feature that causes, at a different physical configuration than the nominal physical configuration due to a relative shift in pattern placement in the first patterning process, the second patterning process and/or another patterning process, an asymmetry in the unit cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Adriaan Johan Van Leest, Anagnostis Tsiatmas, Paul Christiaan Hinnen, Elliott Gerard McNamara, Alok Verma, Thomas Theeuwes, Hugo Augustinus Joseph Cramer, Maria Isabel De La Fuente Valentin, Koen Van Witteveen, Martijn Maria Zaal, Shu-jin Wang
  • Patent number: 10782429
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for positron emission imaging to calibrate energy measurements of a pixilated gamma-ray detector using energy sharing events between channels of the detector. Due to conservation of energy, when the energy of a single gamma ray shared among multiple channels, the sum of measured energies across the respective channel must equal the original energy of the incident gamma ray. Further, the fractions of the original energy distributed to the respective channels can span the entire range of zero to the original energy. Thus, a single gamma-ray source (e.g., cesium isotope 137) can be used to continuously calibrate the nonlinear energy response of the detector over an entire range of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi Qiang, Xiaoli Li, Kent C. Burr
  • Patent number: 10775964
    Abstract: An X-Y interaction (XYI) facilitates rapid relationship pairing by creating tap or selection zones that intersect variables. The y-axis contains an indefinite number of variables (items) that can be assigned to x-axis variables (groups). “Items” are individual bits of information or data, like a transaction, song, item, or a to-do task. “Groups” are predefined buckets that apply specific rules or actions or represent specific things or people. Items get assigned to groups, and then the rules are applied to them. Items along the y-axis can be organized based on where along an x-axis a user selects an item. The selection can be by tapping, and one item can be selected for multiple groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Russell Bauder, Egan Schulz
  • Patent number: 10753800
    Abstract: A calibrator of an OES may include a cover, a reference light source and a controller. The cover may be detachably combined with a ceiling of a plasma chamber of a plasma processing apparatus. The reference light source may be installed at the cover to irradiate a reference light to the OES through an inner space of the plasma chamber. The controller may compare a spectrum of the reference light inputted into the OES with a spectrum of an actual light inputted into the OES during a plasma process in the plasma chamber to calibrate the OES. Thus, the OES may be calibrated without disassembling of the OES from the plasma chamber to decrease a time for calibrating the OES.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Semes Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong-Il Mun, Hyung-Joo Lee, Jong-Woo Sun, Ja-Myung Gu, Jae-Woong Hwang, Jong-Hwan An
  • Patent number: 10727142
    Abstract: Methods and systems for estimating values of process parameters, structural parameters, or both, based on x-ray scatterometry measurements of high aspect ratio semiconductor structures are presented herein. X-ray scatterometry measurements are performed at one or more steps of a fabrication process flow. The measurements are performed quickly and with sufficient accuracy to enable yield improvement of an on-going semiconductor fabrication process flow. Process corrections are determined based on the measured values of parameters of interest and the corrections are communicated to the process tool to change one or more process control parameters of the process tool. In some examples, measurements are performed while the wafer is being processed to control the on-going fabrication process step. In some examples, X-ray scatterometry measurements are performed after a particular process step and process control parameters are updated for processing of future devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Antonio Arion Gellineau, Thaddeus Gerard Dziura
  • Patent number: 10666305
    Abstract: A system for linearized-mixer interference mitigation includes first and second linearized frequency downconverters; a sampling analog interference filtering system that, in order to remove interference in the transmit band, filters the sampled BB transmit signal to generate a cleaned BB transmit signal; an analog interference canceller that transforms the cleaned BB transmit signal to a BB interference cancellation signal; and a first signal coupler that combines the BB interference cancellation signal and the BB receive signal in order to remove a first portion of receive-band interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Kumu Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jung-Il Choi, Mayank Jain, Christian Hahn
  • Patent number: 10656737
    Abstract: The present invention achieves an electronic device that allows, even after the electronic device receives an impact, a contact detecting device to properly detect contact with an object. The electronic device includes: a contact detecting device configured to detect contact with an object; and a control device, the control device including: a determination section configured to determine whether or not a plurality of conditions are satisfied; and a calibration executing section configured to perform calibration of the contact detecting device in a case where the plurality of conditions are satisfied, the plurality of conditions including: a state where the determination section determines that an impact has been detected; and a state where the contact detecting device has not detected contact for a predetermined period or more from a time point at which the impact was detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masatoshi Noma
  • Patent number: 10600347
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an organic light emitting display device that performs sensing and compensation for a characteristic value of a subpixel, and provide the organic light emitting display device that detects whether a sensing environment has a defect via transceiving a signal between a controller and a data driver before sensing is performed in a period in which the characteristic value of the subpixel is sensed, and controls sensing of the characteristic value of the subpixel according to detection of whether the sensing environment has a defect. According to the present disclosure, an error of sensing data due to a defect in the sensing environment may be prevented and an image abnormality due to compensation performed based on erroneous sensing data may be prevented, by detecting a defect in the sensing environment and stopping sensing of the characteristic value of the subpixel when the sensing environment has a defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: MooKyoung Hong
  • Patent number: 10600132
    Abstract: A supply-demand control device connected through a communication network to a charge-discharge control device to control charge and discharge of a power storage device connected to a power distribution line in a power distribution system managed by a community, the supply-demand control device including a load and power-generation-amount estimation unit to estimate a load and a power generation amount as a planned load and power generation amount; a first-evaluation-function calculation unit to calculate a value of a first evaluation function, which is a sum of a power purchase cost, a natural-discharge loss cost, a storage-battery life-span cost, a power-transmission loss cost, and a charge-discharge loss cost; a planned charge-discharge command calculation unit to calculate the charge-discharge command amount by which the first evaluation function is minimized; and a power-purchase plan output unit to create a power purchase plan based on the charge-discharge command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Itaya
  • Patent number: 10593525
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a TOF-MS mass spectrum, to account for temperature changes, is disclosed. Ions are introduced into a Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometer and their mass to charge ratios are determined. Ions, including calibrant ions, are also introduced into a time of flight mass spectrometer and the mass to charge ratios of the calibrant ions at least are also determined. Specific peaks representative of calibrant ions are selected and matched between the TOF MS and FTMS spectra. The relative position of matched peaks in each spectrum is then used to determine a temperature correction factor for the TOF MS data, based upon the relative independence of the FTMS spectrum with respect to temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC (BREMEN) GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Albrecht Hock, Hamish Stewart
  • Patent number: 10545784
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for virtually calibrating geometric sensors with overlapping fields of view. In some embodiments, a geometric sensor may be virtually calibrated by applying a correction value to profile data obtained by the geometric sensor to generate adjusted profile data. The correction factor may be determined based at least in part on X-Y offsets and/or rotational offsets of prior profile data obtained by the geometric sensor relative to corresponding profile data obtained by a reference geometric sensor, and may be recalculated or updated as new sets of profile data are obtained. The adjusted profile data may be used in place of the original profile data in various data processing operations to functionally offset a positional error of the geometric sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: USNR, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas G. Strasky, Erik W. Kalf, Brian Walts
  • Patent number: 10517532
    Abstract: While a toothbrush is moving in an X-/Y-plane relative to teeth of a person, a camera of a tablet PC or mobile phone captures an image area containing one or both pupils, the nose, eyebrows, eye hole, lips, ears, cheeks and/or chin of the person and the moving toothbrush. Rotational movements or acceleration of the toothbrush may be sensed by a sensor disposed in the toothbrush to generate sensor data. The sensor data is wirelessly transmitted from the toothbrush to the mobile phone or tablet PC, and the sensor data is processed. The resulting processed data is compared with movement pattern data or movement characteristics data stored in a database to generate comparison data, and correction parameters for adapting the movement of the toothbrush are determined based on the comparison data. Correction information is generated based on the correction parameters and displayed on a screen of the mobile phone or tablet PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Benjamin Ohmer
  • Patent number: 10473690
    Abstract: Techniques for compensating for inertial and/or magnetic interference in a mobile device are provided. The mobile device can include a vibration motor to vibrate the device, a processor, and can include an inertial sensor and/or a magnetometer. The processor can be configured to actuate the vibration motor to induce vibration of the mobile device, to measure motion of the mobile device with the inertial sensor of the device to produce sensor output data and/or to measure a magnetic field generated by the vibration motor to produce magnetometer output data, and to compensate for the vibration of the inertial sensor induced by the vibration motor to produce compensated sensor output data and/or to compensate for a magnetic field generated by the vibration motor when the vibration motor is actuated to produce compensated magnetometer output data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wyatt Thomas Riley, Carlos Manuel Puig, Joseph Czompo
  • Patent number: 10460068
    Abstract: A system for semiconductor chip fabrication. A host system hosts a capacitance adjust tool for performing calculating a ground capacitance adjust for a wire segment going through routing tiles according to the following operations; providing the routing tiles having a plurality of wires wherein the wire segment being a victim wire and neighboring wires being aggressor wires; computing ground capacitance adjusts for a victim wire averaged across all aggressor slew values and across possible spacing values between the victim wire and the neighboring aggressor wires to take into account a potential coupling effect by the neighboring aggressor wires, to guide placement of the wire segment in the routing tiles to avoid coupling noise; and outputting the placement of the wire segments to a tool for manufacturing the semiconductor chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ronald D. Rose, Vladimir Zolotov
  • Patent number: 10429240
    Abstract: A device may obtain a master calibration set, associated with a master calibration model of a master instrument, that includes spectra, associated with a set of samples, generated by the master instrument. The device may identify a selected set of master calibrants based on the master calibration set. The device may obtain a selected set of target calibrants that includes spectra, associated with the subset of the set of samples, generated by the target instrument. The device may create a transfer set based on the selected set of master calibrants and the selected set of target calibrants. The device may create a target calibration set, corresponding to the master calibration set, based on the transfer set. The device may generate, using an optimization technique associated with the transfer set and a support vector regression modeling technique, a transferred calibration model, for the target instrument, based on the target calibration set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Changmeng Hsiung, Lan Sun, Christopher G. Pederson
  • Patent number: 10396907
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for calculating s-parameters of a device under test from step waveforms acquired by a time domain network analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Peter J. Pupalaikis, Kaviyesh B. Doshi, Anirudh K. Sureka
  • Patent number: 10366197
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for calculating a ground capacitance adjust for a wire segment going through a given routing tile. The method includes providing the routing tile having a plurality of wires wherein the wire segment being a victim wire and neighboring wires being aggressor wires; computing ground capacitance adjusts for a victim wire averaged across all aggressor slew values and across possible spacing values between the victim wire and the neighboring aggressor wires to take into account a potential coupling effect by the neighboring aggressor wires, assuming a distribution of signal slews of wires belonging to the routing tile and assuming the victim wire's neighbors have signal slews from the distribution of slews for this tile for possible spacing values responsible for the coupling effect, to guide placement of the wire segment in the routing tile to avoid coupling noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ronald D. Rose, Vladimir Zolotov
  • Patent number: 10358309
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device, which is included in an image forming apparatus and a post processing device, includes multiple position detectors and a position corrector. The multiple position detectors are aligned along a sheet conveying direction and configured to detect a side end of a sheet. The position corrector is configured to convey the sheet and correct a position of the sheet based on a positional deviation amount of the sheet, obtained by a detection result of the multiple position detectors. The positional deviation amount of the sheet is obtained by an extreme downstream position detector in the sheet conveying direction, of the multiple position detectors. A position of a subsequent sheet is corrected based on a sum of the positional deviation amount of the sheet and a positional deviation amount of the subsequent sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Yamane, Hiromichi Matsuda, Tetsuo Watanabe, Katsuaki Miyawaki, Hideyuki Takayama
  • Patent number: 10338085
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems, apparatuses, and methods that relate to detecting an error in a laboratory analyzer. A device may include an average of deltas (AoD) module to receive pairs of consecutive measurement values of an analyte of one or more patients, each pair of consecutive measurement values including a first measurement of an analyte obtained from a patient of the one or more patient at a first time and a second measurement of an analyte obtained from the patient at a second time after the first time, determine a time delta between each pair of consecutive measurement values, determine whether the time delta is within a specified time window, determine a measurement value deltas between each pair of consecutive measurement values that includes a time delta with the specified time window, and determine an AoD using the determined measurement value deltas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CCQCC CORP.
    Inventors: George S. Cembrowski, Mark A. Cervinski
  • Patent number: 10326389
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing error compensation for a magnetic field sensing element in a three-phase motor. In embodiments, a driving angle is determined from zero-crossings of the magnet pole-pairs and error compensation levels for the pole-pairs is determined to reduce distortions in the motor current waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
    Inventors: Yisong Lu, Christopher Alger, Lyndon Ambruson
  • Patent number: 10299731
    Abstract: An object pose measurement system based on MEMS IMU includes: an accelerometer, a magnetometer, a gyroscope, an object vector information calculation unit, and a rotation compensation unit; wherein the object vector information calculation unit is connected respectively to the accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope to receive respective measurement data and calculate object vector information; the rotation compensation unit is connected to the object vector information calculation unit to receive the object vector information, compute and output rotation compensated object vector information; wherein the rotation compensation unit performs quaternion rotation compensation computation and outputs the rotation compensated quaternion as the rotation compensated object vector information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Hsien-Ting Chang, Jen-Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 10297414
    Abstract: An X-ray tube may include a housing, a cathode, an anode, and a tube auxiliary unit or an authentication module. The cathode and the anode are positioned within the housing. The cathode and the anode are spaced apart such that a target surface of the anode is positioned to receive electrons emitted by the cathode. The tube auxiliary unit may be coupled to the housing. The tube auxiliary unit may include X-ray tube data including tube calibration data based on parameters of the X-ray tube. The authentication module may be configured to authenticate the X-ray tube with a tube control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Meiler, Inwoo Yoon, Christopher Lewis
  • Patent number: 10296835
    Abstract: Methods and systems may provide for receiving a physiological signal from a sensor configuration associated with a mobile device. A qualitative analysis may be conducted for each of a plurality of noise sources in the physiological signal to obtain a corresponding plurality of qualitative ratings. In addition, at least the plurality of qualitative ratings may be used to determine whether to report the physiological signal to a remote location. In one example, a quantitative analysis is conducted for each of the plurality of noise sources to obtain an overall quality level, wherein the overall quality level is also used to determine whether to report the physiological signal to the remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Amit S. Baxi
  • Patent number: 10232505
    Abstract: The solar energy and solar farms are used to generate energy and reduce dependence on oil (or for environmental purposes). The maintenance, operation, optimization, and repairs in big farms become very difficult, expensive, and inefficient, using human technicians. Thus, here, we teach using the robots with various functions and components, in various settings, for various purposes, to improve operations in big (or hard-to-access) farms, to automate, save money, reduce human mistakes, increase efficiency, or scale the solutions to very large scales or areas, e.g., for repair, operation, calibration, testing, maintenance, adjustment, cleaning, improving the efficiency, and tracking the Sun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BTPATENT LLC
    Inventor: Saied Tadayon
  • Patent number: 10210426
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining an unknown position, i.e. height and/or orientation, of a light source within a locality. The determination is based on a first image of a scene within the locality acquired by a camera in such a manner as to contain a light footprint of light emitted by the light source from the unknown position. The method includes steps of processing the first image to determine one or more characteristics of the at least the portion of the light footprint within the first image, comparing the determined characteristics with one or more corresponding known characteristics of a light footprint of light emitted by the light source from a known position to determine a deviation between the determined and the known characteristics, and determining the unknown position of the light source based on the determined deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Ruben Rajagopalan, Harry Broers
  • Patent number: 10209130
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to assistive mechanisms and methods that aid an operator of a spectrometer to make spectral measurements of a sample, the measurements having a desired quality. The method enables quality spectral measurements quickly and simply, without a prior understanding of a sample's spectrum or of the details as to how the spectrum is measured. Data quality is improved, and the time required to collect the data is reduced. While a specific example of sample optic focus is disclosed in detail, the optimization of numerous other parameters is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kaiser Optical Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Darren Schipper, Joseph B. Slater, James M. Tedesco
  • Patent number: 10186028
    Abstract: Gray level histograms for a test image and a reference image are adjusted by histogram scaling. Parameters from the histogram scaling are applied to the test image and the reference image. After the parameters are applied, the reference image and the test image are compared to produce a difference image, such as by subtracting the reference image from the test image. Noise in the difference image can be reduced, which improves defect identification in the difference image. In addition, noisy structures in the difference image which are elongated in vertical or horizontal direction can be found. If the noise exceeds a certain threshold, the structures may not be inspected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Bjorn Brauer, James A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10180486
    Abstract: Test standards and methods for impedance calibration of a probe system and probe systems that include the test standards and/or utilize the methods are disclosed herein. The test standards include at least one test structure. In some embodiments, the test standard further includes an alignment structure that is associated with the test structure. In some embodiments, the test standards include a plurality of test structures. In some embodiments, the plurality of test structures includes a thin film thru test structure and a thin film offset test structure. In some embodiments, the plurality of test structures is positioned to simultaneously contact a plurality of probe regions of a probe head. The methods include methods of calibrating a probe system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: FormFactor Beaverton, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Bock, Samantha Nhim, Lynh Thuy Bui
  • Patent number: 10144594
    Abstract: Method for orienting tube components (2), such as heads or stoppers, comprising a step of measuring the angular position (6) of a component followed by a step of orienting said component, in which step the angular correction of the component is determined especially while taking into account the measured signal (8); method characterized in that said angular correction is also determined while taking into account a modelled parasitic signal (15). The invention also comprises a device using said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Aisapack Holding S.A.
    Inventors: Léonard Medico, Alexandre Gallet, Florent Monay, Salim Kayal, François Fleuret
  • Patent number: 10028435
    Abstract: A topographical indication for a field is detected by an aerial sensor and, based on the topographical indication, an area of consistent elevation is calculated. An estimated yield indication for a field is also detected, and an area of consistent estimated yield is calculated. With a controller, a calibration candidate zone is generated, wherein the calibration candidate zone comprises an area of the field with a consistent topography and a consistent estimated yield along a width and a length of the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Noel W. Anderson, Aaron M. Senneff, Jill M. Stanford, Henry H. Roark, III