Calibration Or Correction System Patents (Class 702/85)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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