Calibration Or Correction System Patents (Class 702/85)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9998632
    Abstract: A system and method for color correction is disclosed to reduce noise amplification during color correction. The method can comprise color correcting a noise evaluation image using a plurality of color correction parameters, determining a noise amplification metric by comparing the corrected noise evaluation image with the pre-correction noise evaluation image, and adjusting the plurality of color correction parameters based on the noise amplification metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Chen, Zisheng Cao
  • Patent number: 9939377
    Abstract: A method for creating a replication material corresponding to the appearance of a translucent or partially translucent target material. The appearance of the target material can be measured or may be prescribed by a user. The method includes receiving by a processor optical data related to a target subsurface scattering parameter of the target material. Once the processor has received the optical or light characteristic data, the method includes determining by the processor a replication pigment concentration to replicate the appearance of the target material caused by the target subsurface scattering parameter. The processor determines this concentration based on a plurality of pigment subsurface scattering parameters corresponding to a plurality of stored pigment concentrations in the computing device. Once the replication pigment concentration has been determined, the method includes creating, physically or virtually, the replication material by combining the pigment concentration with a base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Marios Papas, Christian Regg, Steve Marschner, Wojciech Jarosz, Wojciech Matusik, Philip J. Jackson, Bernd Bickel
  • Patent number: 9939838
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing sensor data to a host processor. A sequence of data samples may be generated at a sample rate established by a clock source associated with the sensor. A time stamp derived from another clock source, such as the clock employed by the host processor, is assigned to at least one of each periodically retrieved data samples. As such, at least one of the assigned time stamps then may be adjusted by applying a correction determined from a timing characteristic associated with retrieval of the data samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Ge Gao, William Kerry Keal, Rosa M. Y. Chow
  • Patent number: 9927256
    Abstract: In a gyroscopic system, a vibrating gyroscope is controlled in gyrometer mode in a control loop. The control loop corresponds to at least one current control for an operating parameter. In the control loop, a modified control to be applied to the gyrometer for said operating parameter is obtained (11) by introducing a sinusoidal interference into the current control. Then, the modified control is applied (12) to the gyrometer as the current control. A resulting measurement value (13) is determined. A sinusoidal interference (14) is calculated as a function of said measurement value. Lastly, on the basis of the measurement value, it is decided (15) whether to repeat the previous steps on the basis of the sinusoidal interference last determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAGEM DEFENSE SECURITE
    Inventors: Lionel Rosellini, Mathieu Bresson
  • Patent number: 9921881
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, performance is optimized in a complex event stream (CEP) system. Information about a plurality of CEP threads is obtained. Then nearness among the plurality of CEP threads is determined, wherein nearness between a first and a second CEP thread indicates how much interaction is expected to occur between the first and second CEP thread. Based on the determined nearness, the plurality of CEP threads are organized into a plurality of CEP thread groups. Then, each of the plurality of CEP thread groups are assigned to a different processing node, with each processing node having one or more processors and a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SYBASE, INC.
    Inventors: Ibrahim Ahmed, Palaniappan Gandhi, Mark Theiding
  • Patent number: 9916664
    Abstract: A system and method for multi-spectrum segmentation for computer vision is described. A first sensor captures an image within a first spectrum range and generates first sensor data. A second sensor captures an image within a second spectrum range different than the first spectrum range and generates second sensor data. A multi-spectrum segmentation module identifies a segmented portion of the image within the second spectrum range based on: the second sensor data, a subset of the first sensor data corresponding to the segmented portion of the image within the second spectrum range, and a segmented portion of the image at the second spectrum range corresponding to the subset of the first sensor data. The multi-spectrum segmentation module identifies a physical object in the segmented portion of the image within the second spectrum range, and a device generates augmented reality content based on the identified physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: DAQRI, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Mullins, Nalin Senthamil, Eric Douglas Lundquist
  • Patent number: 9885984
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a sheet feeder, a sheet conveyor, an image former, a fixer, a colorimeter and a processor. The fixer fixes an image formed on a sheet by the image former. The colorimeter is provided on a down-stream side than the fixer in a sheet conveying direction and reads the image. The processor calibrates the colorimeter based on the image read by the colorimeter. When an image for calibration which is formed in advance on a color sample housed in the sheet feeder is made to be read by the colorimeter, the processor controls at least one of the sheet conveyor, the image former and the fixer according to a condition for controlling deterioration of the color sample which is different from a condition of when carrying out an image forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Arai
  • Patent number: 9880193
    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: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wyatt Thomas Riley, Carlos Manuel Puig, Joseph Czompo
  • Patent number: 9880187
    Abstract: A motion analysis method includes: specifying plural operations included in a motion operation using an output from an inertial sensor; calculating an operating time of each of the plural operations; adjusting a time axis of each operating time; and outputting operation information of the operation based on the adjusted time axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shibuya, Masafumi Sato, Kazuo Nomura, Kenya Kodaira
  • Patent number: 9874620
    Abstract: A low-cost magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus that may be used for, e.g., Cardiac MRI (CMR). CMR is a clinical imaging tool that can investigate a wide range of cardiac conditions by exploring changes in the anatomy, physiology, or dynamics of the heart. The applications of CMR include, but are not limited to, the evaluation of congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease, ischemic heart disease, cardiac masses, the pericardium, cardiomyopathy, hibernating myocardium, and valvular and ventricular function. Generally, the MRI apparatus is a low-field (˜0.5 T) system equipped with a high-end data processing unit (DPU) to enable the implementation of structure aware (SA) recovery in clinically relevant times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ohio State Innovation Foundation
    Inventors: Rizwan Ahmad, Lee C. Potter, Adam Rich, Orlando P. Simonetti, Samuel T. Ting
  • Patent number: 9872662
    Abstract: A method is for determining a spatial distribution of a material property value in an examination region of an examination object. According to an embodiment, the method includes capturing measurement projection data; reconstructing image data based upon the captured measurement projection data; estimating a distribution of two basic materials using a threshold value by classifying image points; determining a distribution of the two basic materials based upon the estimated distribution and a general dependency rule; and determining a spatial distribution of the material property value, independent of the measurement energy, based upon the determined distribution and based upon a previously known theoretical relationship between the distribution of the material property value and a distribution of the two basic materials. In addition, a material property distribution determining device is described in one embodiment, and a computer tomography system is also described in another embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventor: Rainer Raupach
  • Patent number: 9866157
    Abstract: A transmission assembly has an integrated torque machine including a torque machine stator and a torque machine rotor. The torque machine rotor includes at least one set of rotor magnets. An integrated rotational position sensor is configured to monitor rotational position of the torque machine rotor in relation to the torque machine stator. The integrated rotational position sensor includes a sensor rotor element and a sensor stator element. The sensor rotor element includes at least one set of sensor rotor magnets. The sensor rotor element is positioned such that the at least one set of sensor rotor magnets are aligned with respect to a rotor pole of the at least one set of rotor magnets of the torque machine rotor. The sensor stator element is positioned such that the sensor stator element is aligned with a magnetic axis of the torque machine stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Suresh Gopalakrishnan, Chandra S. Namuduri, Lei Hao, Alexandru Rajala
  • Patent number: 9841896
    Abstract: A plurality of touch operation areas which are allocated to a plurality of measurement items for a mobile terminal are set in a touch-panel-type operating unit 40. A list of sections of the touch operation areas and a list of measurement item names for each section are displayed on a screen of a display unit 30. A switching button for switching the measurement item which has been invalidated among the measurement items to a valid state is displayed to inform an operator that the measurement item has been invalidated. The measurement results of the measurement item which has been validated are displayed in the sections to inform the operator that the measurement item has been validated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: ANRITSU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazunori Aoki
  • Patent number: 9792823
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using multi-view learning to leverage highly informative, high-cost, psychophysiological data collected in a laboratory setting, to improve post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) screening in the field, where only less-informative, low-cost, speech data are available. Partial least squares (PLS) methods can be used to learn a bilinear factor model, which projects speech and EEG responses onto latent spaces, where the covariance between the projections is maximized. The systems and methods use a speech representation based on a combination of audio and language descriptors extracted from spoken responses to open-ended questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Xiaodan Zhuang, Viktor Rozgic, Michael Roger Crystal
  • Patent number: 9664492
    Abstract: A method for defining a probe configuration using an interactive probe configuration tool is provided. The probe configuration tool comprises a shaft icon displayed on the probe configuration tool, and a probe position indicator configured to display an orientation of at least one first probe icon relative to the shaft icon. The probe position indicator is further configured to modify the orientation of the at least one first probe icon based on input from a user. The probe configuration tool further comprises a probe type indicator configured to display a type of the at least one first probe icon, wherein the probe position indicator and the probe type indicator are simultaneously displayed on a presentation interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory Mark Alldredge, Daryl Ronald Frogget, Donald Evan Marshall, Brian Dean Abbott, Jacqueline Marie Tappan
  • Patent number: 9599635
    Abstract: A motion analysis apparatus includes: a threshold value determining section that determines whether the amount of inertia in a first period is within a threshold value range; a bias value setting section that sets, if it is determined that the amount of inertia is within the threshold value range, a bias value included in the amount of inertia on the basis of a first average value that is an average value of the amount of inertia detected in the first period; and an analysis information calculating section that analyzes a motion of a measurement object using correction data from which the bias value is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuo Nomura
  • Patent number: 9597023
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for intercommunication between a medical sensor and an electronic patient monitor are provided. For example, one embodiment of a system for communicably coupling a medical sensor to an electronic patient monitor may include a sensor-side communication connector and a monitor-side communication connector. The sensor-side communication connector may be capable of receiving a raw physiological measurement signal from the medical sensor, and the monitor-side communication connector may be capable of providing a digital physiological measurement signal based at least in part on the raw physiological measurement signal to the electronic patient monitor via a data link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Daniel Lisogurski
  • Patent number: 9594455
    Abstract: A projector includes a projection section adapted to project a projection image on a projection surface, an imaging section adapted to generate a shot image obtained by shooting a range including the projection image projected by the projection section, a detection section adapted to detect a motion of the projector, and an execution section adapted to execute a predetermined process with respect to a calibration for making a correspondence between a coordinate system of the projection image and a coordinate system of the shot image in a case in which the detection section detects the motion of the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiko Tamura
  • Patent number: 9585606
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for intercommunication between a medical sensor and an electronic patient monitor are provided. For example, one embodiment of a system for communicably coupling a medical sensor to an electronic patient monitor may include a sensor-side communication connector and a monitor-side communication connector. The sensor-side communication connector may be capable of receiving a raw physiological measurement signal from the medical sensor, and the monitor-side communication connector may be capable of providing a digital physiological measurement signal based at least in part on the raw physiological measurement signal to the electronic patient monitor via a data link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Daniel Lisogurski
  • Patent number: 9581466
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to computing technologies. In particular, aspects of the disclosure relate to mobile computing device technologies, such as systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media for scheduling an execution of a task, such as a non-real time, non-latency sensitive background task on a computing device. In one implementation, the technique includes detecting a first state of a device, wherein the first state of the device is associated with a first power level and a first task, wherein the first power level is at least partially based on power consumption of a first task, determining that the first power level associated with the first state is above a threshold, and in response to determining that the first power level associated with the first state is above the threshold, and scheduling an execution of a second task on the device, wherein the second task is associated with automatically collecting of calibration data using at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Disha Ahuja, Victor Kulik, Carlos M. Puig, Ashish Nagesh Desai
  • Patent number: 9562820
    Abstract: A pressure sensor may measure gas or liquid pressure. A chamber may have an inlet that receives the gas or liquid. A flexible diaphragm may be within the chamber that has a surface exposed to the gas or liquid after it flows through the inlet. A pressure sensor system may sense changes in the flexible diaphragm caused by changes in the pressure of the gas or liquid. A pressure-insensitive sensor system may sense changes in the flexible diaphragm that are not caused by changes in the pressure of the gas or liquid. The pressure-insensitive sensor system may be insensitive to changes in the flexible diaphragm caused by changes in the pressure of the gas or liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Gu, Paul D. Lucas, Stephen F. Bart, Philip W. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9554739
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for intercommunication between a medical sensor and an electronic patient monitor are provided. For example, one embodiment of a system for communicably coupling a medical sensor to an electronic patient monitor may include a sensor-side communication connector and a monitor-side communication connector. The sensor-side communication connector may be capable of receiving a raw physiological measurement signal from the medical sensor, and the monitor-side communication connector may be capable of providing a digital physiological measurement signal based at least in part on the raw physiological measurement signal to the electronic patient monitor via a data link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Daniel Lisogurski
  • Patent number: 9541672
    Abstract: Characterizing a parameter of interest relating to a formation intersected by a borehole. Methods may include estimating the parameter using at least one gravity measurement adjusted to account for a gravity field gradient associated with a change in a frame of reference caused by removal of a reference feature from the borehole. Methods may also include taking at least one prior gravity measurement before removal of the reference feature from the borehole; taking at least one prior gravity measurement after removal of the reference feature from the borehole; estimating the change in the frame of reference based on the prior gravity measurements taken before and after removal of the reference feature; and adjusting the at least one gravity measurement using the estimated change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Carl M. Edwards, Daniel T. Georgi, Antonius M. Loermans
  • Patent number: 9443359
    Abstract: Calibration for a vehicle electronic control unit (ECU) includes determining a trigger event configured to initiate a check for updates to calibration data files of the ECU, iterating through calibration part numbers present in the ECU, and accessing, from a memory device in communication with the vehicle, in response to the iterating, a chain of parts table in a linked list that maps calibration part numbers identified in the ECU unit to any subsequently-issued calibration part numbers. The subsequently-issued calibration part numbers reflect an index to the updates to the calibration data files. The calibration also includes searching the chain of parts table using the calibration part numbers identified in the ECU to determine a corresponding subsequently-issued calibration part number, selecting one of the updates to the calibration data files using the subsequently-issued calibration part number from the memory device, and updating the ECU with the selected update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Susanta P. Sarkar, John J. Correia, Robert D. Hoover, Jamison C. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9423342
    Abstract: A method based on digital holography for determining parameters of at least one erythrocyte is provided, said method comprising the steps of: constructing an interference pattern comprising a wave front representative of said at least one erythrocyte arised from the interaction of said at least one erythrocyte and electromagnetic radiation, reconstructing amplitude-and phase information representative of said at least one erythrocyte wave front from said interference pattern and determining the mean corpuscular volume and/or mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration and/or oxygen saturation and/or mean corpuscular hemoglobin of at least one erythrocyte by combining phase information and amplitude information representative of said at least one erythrocyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Phase Holographic Imaging PHI AB
    Inventors: Peter Egelberg, Mikael Sebesta, Anders Isaksson
  • Patent number: 9384957
    Abstract: In conducting multiple repetitions of MS/MS analysis on the same test sample for which a precursor ion whose m/z is known (m/z=M) has been established, MS/MS analysis is conducted under a dissociation condition in which CID is less prone to occur in part of the analysis. When an MS/MS spectrum is created by summing up spectral data thus obtained, a known precursor ion is observed at m/z=M without exception. Thus, a peak corresponding to the precursor ion is detected on the MS/MS spectrum, a mass deviation between an actual measured value and theoretical value M of m/z at the peak is determined, and a spectrum is created by correcting other peaks for mass shifts based on the mass deviation. This makes it possible to mass-calibrate the MS/MS spectrum in substantially the same manner as an internal standard method and improve mass accuracy over conventional methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9367055
    Abstract: A Model Predictive Control (MPC) framework is implemented as part of the run-time system function features of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) system. Optimal control calculations are performed in the run-time MPC function block of the PLC. The optimal control function is determined by an MPC block in an engineering tool of the PLC, using a system dynamic matrix containing measurements from a unit step response test performed by the PLC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Kun Ji
  • Patent number: 9369143
    Abstract: Digital data obtained by converting, by an A/D converter, an angular velocity measured by a sensor is transmitted from a remote control to a game machine. A CPU of the game machine corrects the digital data. That is, the CPU sequentially stores sequential digital data in a buffer. A stable range (d1-d2) in which each digital data can be defined to be stable is calculated for the latest digital data. An average value of those of the digital data stored in the buffer that are consecutively present in the stable range retrogressively from the latest digital data is calculated. Using the average value, the latest digital data is corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keizo Ohta
  • Patent number: 9366451
    Abstract: A method for detecting faulty operation of a multi-variable system is described. The method includes receiving operational data from a plurality of components of the multi-variable system and processing the operational data in accordance with a plurality of dynamic machine learning fault detection models to generate a plurality of fault detection results. Each fault detection model uses a plurality of variables to model one or more components of the multi-variable system and is adapted to detect normal or faulty operation of an associated component or set of components of the multi-variable system. The plurality of fault detection results are output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Ying Guo, Jiaming Li, Sam West, Joshua Wall, Glenn Platt
  • Patent number: 9361533
    Abstract: A method of obtaining two orthogonally polarized super-resolution images is provided. A first diffraction-limited image is obtained using horizontally polarized light; a second diffraction-limited image is obtained using vertically polarized light; and, the first and second images are processed so as to yield a convoluted image having super diffraction-limited performance in both dimensions. Enhanced alignment of CAD image to acquired image is facilitated using the horizontally and vertically polarized images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: DCG SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Keith Serrels, Prasad Sabbineni, James S. Vickers
  • Patent number: 9333814
    Abstract: Auto-location systems and methods of tire pressure monitoring sensor units arranged with a wheel of a vehicle detect a predetermined time (T1) when a wheel phase angle reaches angle of interest using a rim mounted or a tire mounted sensor. The systems and methods transmit a radio frequency message associated with a wheel phase angle indication. The wheel phase angle indication triggers wheel phase and/or speed data such as ABS data at the predetermined time (T1) to be stored. A correlation algorithm is executed to identify the specific location of a wheel based on the wheel phase and/or speed data at the predetermined time (T1). TPM sensor parameters from a tire pressure monitoring sensor unit are assigned to the specific location of the wheel based on a confidence interval width analysis of the ABS data at the predetermined (T1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Schrader Electronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Gary Graham, Peter Walker, Alan Millen, Steven Baird, John Greer, James Coalter
  • Patent number: 9300966
    Abstract: In a Phase Plane Correlation (PPC) process, using adaptive frequency domain filtering to aid in generating candidate motion vectors. It is determined when it is beneficial to pre-filter an input image, prior to a PPC process. This results in more reliable and consistent PPC surfaces than otherwise. The filter is applied in the frequency domain where time-domain convolution becomes a much more efficient component-wise multiplication with an in-place window. An energy measure of the high-frequency content in the computed Fourier surfaces gauges the degree of high frequency content in the image. First, the Fourier transform of the two images is computed. Then, the high-frequency content is estimated from the Fourier surfaces. A window function is computed as a function of the high-frequency energy. The window is applied to the Fourier surfaces. Then, the modified Fourier surfaces are fed into the PPC process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventor: Gordon F. Wredenhagen
  • Patent number: 9261864
    Abstract: A state signal is produced that indicates a state of an energy transmission system. In the method, for pre-determined network nodes of the energy transmission system, electrical measuring values for at least one electrical measuring variable are measured and used to produce the state signal indicating the state. Respectively predicted load data that predict the electrical behavior of the respective load are associated with the electrical loads connected to the energy transmission system. The electrical loads are respectively associated with an electrical load group into which the electrical loads are collected with comparable prognostic reliability. An individual weighting value that describes the prognosis reliability of the predicted load data of the loads associated with the load group is respectively allocated to each load group. The state signal is formed using the measuring values, the load data and the weighting values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Izudin Dzafic
  • Patent number: 9263323
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a plurality of parallel conductive lines that are spaced apart from one another in a first direction and extend in a second direction transverse to the first direction. The parallel conductive lines includes first and second lines that are adjacent, and a third line that is adjacent to the second line, and the first and third lines each have a cut portion at different points along the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Masahisa Sonoda
  • Patent number: 9241670
    Abstract: A physiological monitoring system may determine physiological information, such as physiological rate information, from a physiological signal. The system may condition the physiological signal to assist in the determination of the physiological information. The system may generate a positive signal and a negative signal based on respective positive and negative values of the physiological signal. The system may filter the positive and negative signals, combine the filtered signals, and modify the physiological signal based on the combined signal. The physiological signal may be modified, for example, by subtracting the combined signal from the physiological signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Fernando Rodriguez-Llorente, Pirow Engelbrecht, Nicholas James Wooder
  • Patent number: 9229066
    Abstract: Improved magnetic sensor excitation circuitry is presented for providing a periodic bidirectional excitation waveform to a fluxgate magnetic sensor excitation coil using a bridge circuit connected to the excitation coil and having lower transistors for switched selective connection to a current mirror input transistor to mirror a current provided by pulsed current source, and with integrated filtering to control pulse rise times and slew rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Viola Schaffer, Martijn Fridus Snoeij, Mikhail Valeryevich Ivanov
  • Patent number: 9217640
    Abstract: A gyroscopic system provides measurements on the basis of a vibrating gyroscope and provides a measurement signal. A periodic control signal is applied to it; in order to rotate the position of vibration, during a half period, according to a first speed profile, from a first up to a second position; and in order to rotate the position of vibration in an opposite direction during the other part of the period, according to a second speed profile, up to a third position. The measurements are based on corrected signals, each of said corrected signals, respectively for each of the vibrating gyroscopes, being obtained by; deducting the control signal from the measurement signal of the vibrating gyroscope; and taking account of errors identified on the basis of a comparison of the measurements provided by the gyroscopic system as a function of the position of vibration with reference measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: SAGEM DEFENSE SÉCURITÉ
    Inventors: Christian Lignon, Yannick Foloppe
  • Patent number: 9200928
    Abstract: A position detector detecting a position of a movable member relative to a fixed member, including: a signal detector detecting periodic signals each indicating a predetermined value for the position of the movable member; a signal processor generating displacement signals based on the detected periodic signals and switching the generated displacement signals in a predetermined cycle to sequentially output the displacement signals; a position calculator calculating the position of the movable member based on a first signal group of the displacement signals; and a movement amount calculator calculating a movement amount of the movable member within the predetermined cycle by using a second signal group contained in the first signal group formed by obtaining the same displacement signal at different times. The position calculator calculates the position of the movable member based on the first signal group and the movement amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeshi Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 9160357
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method and an apparatus are provided for calibrating a DAC. The apparatus calibrates a first DAC element, provides a residual current error resulting from the calibration, the residual current error being a difference between a calibrated current source of the first DAC element and a reference current source, stores the residual current error of the calibrated first DAC element in a first memory module using at least first and second storage elements coupled to a differential amplifier, and calibrates a second DAC element using the stored residual current error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tongyu Song, Derui Kong
  • Patent number: 9116002
    Abstract: A location aware device includes a navigation system and one or more environment sensors. Sensor output(s) are aggregated and used to determine a context for the location aware device. Based on the determined context, context data is generated and provided to a navigation engine where it can be used to determine a navigation solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mayor, Ronald Keryuan Huang, Patrick Piemonte