Calibration Or Correction System Patents (Class 702/85)
  • Patent number: 11509404
    Abstract: An automated calibration unit has several ports for connecting with respective ports of a test and measurement instrument to be calibrated. The automated calibration unit has a frequency conversion circuit that is non-linear and reciprocal in amplitude and phase. The automated calibration unit has at least one switching circuit with several switch states. The automated calibration unit is configured to selectively connect each one of the several ports to another one of the several ports depending on the switch state, thereby providing a through connection via the frequency conversion circuit. The automated calibration unit is configured to selectively connect each one of the several ports to at least one of several calibration standards respectively depending on the switch state. Further, a frequency conversion circuit and a method of performing calibration of a test and measurement instrument are described. Moreover, a method of absolute power calibration transfer is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Maximilian Friesinger, Jakob Hammer, Werner Held
  • Patent number: 11508329
    Abstract: Provided are a color control method and apparatus of a to-be-displayed object, a measurement device, and a medium. The method includes: acquiring to-be-displayed object information of the to-be-displayed object, and generating a corresponding to-be-displayed object interface according to the to-be-displayed object information; configuring color information of the to-be-displayed object interface based on a preset to-be-displayed object color mapping frame, where the to-be-displayed object color mapping frame is used for configuring a mapping relationship between the color information and the to-be-displayed object information of the to-be-displayed object on a current display interface; and displaying the to-be-displayed object information of the to-be-displayed object interface according to the configured color information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: RIGOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hao Wang, Yue Wang, Tieiun Wang, Weisen Li
  • Patent number: 11493642
    Abstract: A method for estimating the pressure measurement bias of a barometric sensor in a wireless terminal. A location engine using the method generates an enhanced estimate of the measurement bias. The location engine generates the enhanced estimate based in part on relatively coarse estimates of the elevation of the wireless terminal. Each coarse estimate of elevation is often generated from noisy measurements, such as measurements of signals transmitted by Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites, and has an associated uncertainty. The location engine accounts for the uncertainty in these estimates of elevation by applying an optimal estimation technique, such as Kalman filtering, and by compensating for environment-related effects. Compensating Includes filtering across a plurality of lateral locations and imposing a lower bound of bias uncertainty at the lateral locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Polaris Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Arthur Blaha, Jr., Scot Douglas Gordon, Jeffrey Noel Wu, Jian Zhu
  • Patent number: 11480952
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and control units for diagnosis and life prediction of one or more electro-mechanical system are provided. One method includes receiving sensor data from a plurality of sensors associated with operation of the electro-mechanical system. The method includes determining at least one system response associated with at least one failure mode of the electro-mechanical system from the sensor data, wherein the sensor data is indicative of the at least one failure mode of the electro-mechanical system. The method further includes receiving at least one simulated response associated with the at least one failure mode of the electro-mechanical system, wherein the at least one failure mode is simulated on a system model of the electro-mechanical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Vidyabhushana Hande, P. V. Sudev Nair
  • Patent number: 11408732
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel alignment system has a plurality of cameras, each camera for viewing a respective target disposed at a respective wheel of the vehicle and capturing image data of the target as the wheel and target are continuously rotated a number of degrees of rotation without a pause. The image data is used to calculate a minimum number of poses of the target of at least one pose for every five degrees of rotation as the wheel and target are continuously rotated the number of degrees of rotation without a pause. At least one of the cameras comprises a data processor for performing the steps of preprocessing the image data, and calculating an alignment parameter for the vehicle based on the preprocessed image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Snap-On Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven W. Rogers, David A. Jackson, Bradley Lewis, Adam C. Brown, Robert J. D'Agostino, Eric R. Sellers
  • Patent number: 11397100
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for calibrating a magnetic locator, said magnetic locator including at least a transmitter and a receiver, the calibration method involving a third sensor constituted of a transceiver, said method including, transmission of a first magnetic field by the transmitter and reception of first signals generated in the receiver by said magnetic field (S1), transmission of a second magnetic field by the transmitter and reception of second signals generated in the transceiver by said magnetic field (S2), transmission of a third magnetic field by the transceiver and reception of third signals generated in the receiver by said magnetic field (S3), the calibration method including the determination (S4) of at least a magnetic moment of the transmitter and a magnetic moment of the receiver from the first signals, second signals and third signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: MINMAXMEDICAL
    Inventors: Mickael Chave, Loic Huguel, Sandra Rousseau
  • Patent number: 11348775
    Abstract: A mass spectrometric data processing program that processes mass spectrometric data causes a data processor including a computer to execute a data conversion process in which representative value data, which is representative value data including a data set of a representative value of mass-to-charge ratio information and an ion intensity with respect to the representative value, is converted into profile data, which is ion intensity data with respect to the mass-to-charge ratio information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Ikegami
  • Patent number: 11321871
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a detection system. The detection system including at least one movable detection device. The method includes: ascertaining at least two possible different positions of the at least one movable detection device, precalibrating the at least one movable detection device based on each of the at least two possible positions, providing precalibration information for the at least two possible positions, —ascertaining an instantaneous positioning of the at least one movable detection device, ascertaining calibration information for the instantaneous position on the basis of the precalibration information, and calibrating the at least one movable detection device in the instantaneous position on the basis of the provided calibration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Fabian Gigengack, Corinna Wright, Joern Jachalsky
  • Patent number: 11317836
    Abstract: The present invention relates to non-invasive blood glucose measuring apparatus and method. More specifically, the apparatus is inserted into a blood vessel of a human body, and at a point of time when a measurement is desired, wirelessly transmits power so as to be operated, wherein a dipole antenna-form sensor measures a change in a specific parameter depending on a blood glucose level. The apparatus measures the blood glucose in a non-invasive manner, wherein a display unit that is present outside the human body receives the parameter value through wireless communication and displays a corresponding blood glucose level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: UNIST (ULSAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
    Inventors: Franklin Don Bien, Hee Don Jang, Kyung Min Na
  • Patent number: 11313922
    Abstract: A signal processing circuit includes a correction function determination section for performing correction function determination processing, and a correction processing section for performing correction processing. The correction processing is to correct first and second detection signals by using a correction function to thereby generate first and second corrected signals. The correction function is expressed as a coefficient matrix for converting a first column vector containing the first and second detection signals as elements into a second column vector containing the first and second corrected signals as elements. The correction function determination processing includes performing arithmetic processing using a plurality of pairs of values of the first and second detection signals to determine one or two provisional correction coefficients as the correction coefficients of the correction function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunji Saruki, Shinichirou Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 11308795
    Abstract: A sensor system comprises a first mobile sensor unit and a stationary sensor unit. The first mobile sensor unit has a first sensor for acquiring a first measured value and a first wireless communication unit for receiving a calibration value and for transmitting the first measured value. The stationary sensor unit has a second sensor for acquiring a second measured value and a second wireless communication unit for transmitting the calibration value and for receiving the first measured value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Hanko, Stefan Pilz, Björn Haase, Andreas Löbbert
  • Patent number: 11291902
    Abstract: A system for illustrating the flight of a sports ball includes a radar, an imager, and a controller. The imager is configured to image a moving sports ball. The controller is configured to (i) receive, from the imager, an image including the moving sports ball, (ii) receive, from the radar, radar data associated with the moving sports ball, (iii) determine, from the radar data, a portion of a trajectory of the moving sports hall, (iv) alter the image to illustrate the portion of the trajectory relative to the moving sports ball, and (v) output the altered image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TRACKMAN A/S
    Inventors: Fredrik Tuxen, Frederik Ettrup Brink
  • Patent number: 11281203
    Abstract: A method and a system for detecting anomalies in a water distribution system comprises a network of nodes, and is equipped with sensors of at least water velocity at a subset of the nodes. The water distribution system is modeled by a hydraulic model. The method comprises parametrizing the hydraulic model with initial values of a set of control variables, using the sensors to obtain values of state variables of the network at the nodes, using the hydraulic model to calculate predicted values of state variables, recursively calculating the values of control variables which, applied to the hydraulic model, permit to obtain the predicted values of state variables the closest to the observed values, and classifying nodes of the network based on the values of control variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SUEZ GROUPE
    Inventors: Guillaume Cussonneau, Pierre-Antoine Jarrige, Abel Dembele, Francis Campan
  • Patent number: 11244468
    Abstract: Embodiments include devices and methods for processing an image captured by an image sensor of a robotic vehicle. A processor of the robotic vehicle may calculate an image output orientation matrix for an image that is output by the image sensor. The processor may calculate image sensor orientation matrix the image sensor. The processor may calculate a body orientation matrix of the robotic vehicle. The processor may transform the image captured by the image sensor based on the image output orientation matrix, the image sensor orientation matrix, and the body orientation matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yin Huang, Xiaoyi Zhu, Leslie Chiming Chan, Ruowei Wang
  • Patent number: 11222774
    Abstract: A data acquisition system for acquiring a digitized time-domain signal and corresponding mass spectra from a mass spectrometer. The system comprises a signal conditioning device including an amplifier and an analog low-pass filter, to amplify and filter an analog signal generated by the mass spectrometer, and to output a conditioned analog signal; an analog-to-digital converter to convert in real time the conditioned analog signal into a digital data stream; a digital signal processing device having an in-line digital signal processing device for processing the digital data stream to generate the digitized time-domain signal, and to digitally decode a digital triggering signal from the mass spectrometer; and a host device having a data processing device to receive the digitized time-domain signal from the digital signal processing device, and to construct a corresponding mass spectra from the digitized time-domain signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SPECTROSWISS SÅRL
    Inventors: Anton Kozhinov, Yury Tsybin, Konstantin Nagornov
  • Patent number: 11201042
    Abstract: A peak-waveform conversion processor detects a peak in a profile spectrum created based on data obtained in each micro area in a measurement area, and acquires a rod-like peak by performing centroid conversion processing on a waveform of the peak in a mountain shape. When receiving a precise m/z value Ma of a target compound and an allowable range ?M of m/z, an image creator determines whether or not there is a rod-like peak in a range defined by “Ma±?M”, for each micro area. When there is a rod-like peak, a height value of the rod-like peak is defined as the signal intensity value of the target compound in the micro area. In contrast, when there is no rod-like peak in the range defined by “Ma±?M”, the signal intensity value of the target compound in the micro area is set to zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11166669
    Abstract: An electric toothbrush includes a brush head at an end of a handle, an acceleration sensor and/or a rotation sensor that detect(s) movement parameters of the electric toothbrush, a wireless communication interface that wirelessly transmits recorded data comprising the detected movements parameters of the electric toothbrush in a processed state and receives treatment mode data for operating the electric toothbrush, a pressure sensor that detects a contact pressure applied by the brush head to teeth and/or gums, at least one first outputting device that visually outputs signals or commands in accordance with the detected contact pressure or in accordance with the detected movement parameters, and at least one second outputting device that haptically outputs signals or commands, in the form of vibrations, in accordance with the detected contact pressure or in accordance with the detected movement parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: VALUTIS GMBH
    Inventors: Benjamin Ohmer, Stefan Raith
  • Patent number: 11150748
    Abstract: A mouse device and method for calibrating sensitivity thereof are provided. The method for calibrating sensitivity includes the following steps. First, sampling information is obtained under a test mode. A calibration factor is obtained according to the sampling information and a preset value. The calibration factor can be obtained by dividing the preset value by the resolution. Under a normal mode, an actual count detected by the mouse device is calibrated according to the calibration factor. Whenever the mouse device is moved on the operating surface for a distance, the actual count detected by the mouse device can be calibrated to obtain a calibrated count. The calibrated count can be calculated by multiplying the actual count by the calibration factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Zi-Hao Tan, Willie Song
  • Patent number: 11131871
    Abstract: There is provided a laser processing device that includes a laser light source configured to output laser light, a spatial light modulator configured to modulate the laser light output from the laser light source according to a phase pattern and emit the modulated laser light, an objective lens configured to converge the laser light emitted from the spatial light modulator onto an object, a controller configured to control a phase pattern to be displayed on the spatial light modulator, and a determiner configured to determine whether operation of the spatial light modulator is normal, in which the controller performs switching control in which the phase pattern to be displayed on the spatial light modulator is switched, and the determiner makes the determination on the basis of a change in intensity of the laser light emitted from the spatial light modulator between before the switching control and after the switching control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventor: Yasunori Igasaki
  • Patent number: 11125625
    Abstract: A microbolometer read-out circuit includes an extraction circuit configured to detect a voltage signal of a temperature variation; an analog-to-digital converter coupled to the extraction circuit and configured to digitalize the voltage signal of the temperature variation; an image processing circuit coupled to the analog-to-digital converter; and wherein the image processing circuit is coupled to a gain digital-to-analog converter and an offset digital-to-analog converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Ping-Kuo Weng, Yin-Yi Wu, Shiang-Feng Tang, Wen-Jen Lin, Yau-Tang Gau
  • Patent number: 11126689
    Abstract: Described is a system for identifying and communicating with polarized groups in social media platforms. The system generates a tripartite graph from online social network data. The tripartite graph incorporates user data, post data, and tag data obtained from the online social network data. Nonnegative matrix factorization is performed on a decomposed tripartite graph to obtain an optimization function. The optimization function is solved to identify polarized groups in the online social network. Based on the identified polarized groups, the system sends pre-determined communications to members of each group aimed at targeted escalation or de-escalation of polarization in an online social media platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Dana Warmsley, Jiejun Xu, Tsai-Ching Lu
  • Patent number: 11125789
    Abstract: A mathematical model of load flow equations for an electrical grid having a chain of busses is embedded in a holomorphic embedding using a first embedding parameter s. The holomorphic embedding is transcribed into software for use in a computer processor. Voltages for each bus are calculated as an algebraic curve parameterized by the first embedding parameter. A second embedding parameter z is defined wherein the first embedding parameter s is a function of the second embedding parameter z. The holomorphic embedding is re-parameterized using the second embedding parameter z, such that the re-parameterized embedding provides an elimination polynomial equation relating parameters s and z. The roots of the elimination polynomial equation are determined by solving the for zero, which roots are used to compute bus voltages for each bus of the chain of busses. The bus voltages are displayed as the solution to the load flow equations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Antonio Trias
  • Patent number: 11122084
    Abstract: The innovation disclosed and claimed herein, in one aspect thereof, comprises systems and methods of automatic classification and modeling. The innovation can include determining a failure history of networked architecture, the failure history including data immediately prior to failure. The innovation can include machine learning the failure history to determine failure indicators. The innovation can include generating a black hole model based on the failure history and the machine learning. The innovation can include monitoring a networked architecture. The networked architecture has a set of elements comprising software elements and hardware elements interconnected in a common environment. Each element of the set of elements is monitored. The innovation can include determining an element is trending towards a failure. The trend is determined by a black hole model. The innovation can include enabling security features to prevent the element from failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Noah L. Hughes, John E. Eisenhauer
  • Patent number: 11116431
    Abstract: Provided are methods and apparatus for receiving sensor data from an analyte sensor of a sensor monitoring system, processing the received sensor data with time corresponding calibration data, outputting the processed sensor data, detecting one or more adverse conditions associated with the sensor monitoring system, disabling the output of the sensor data during the adverse condition time period, determining that the one or more detected adverse conditions is no longer present in the sensor monitoring system, retrieving the sensor data during the adverse condition time period, processing the retrieved sensor data during the adverse condition time period, and outputting the processed retrieved sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventor: Wesley Scott Harper
  • Patent number: 11074386
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method, computer system, and computer program product for creating a plurality of process parameters in a circuit design is provided. The present embodiment of the invention may include receiving one parasitic extraction per layer of a circuit is used to obtain a resistance base factor and a capacitance base factor. The embodiment may further include performing Monte Carlo simulations to determine distributions of capacitance and resistance for each metal layer of the circuit, and creating scalars that scale each of the resistance base factor and the capacitance base factor to a minimum and maximum process limit. Additionally, the embodiment may include defining at least one delay corner using the created scalars, and receiving the results of one or more timing analyses performed using the resistance base factor and the capacitance base factor, and the defined delay corner to determine a delay variability per layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Foreman, Ning Lu, Jeffrey Hemmett
  • Patent number: 11004372
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed herein related to controlling a scanning display system. One example provides a display device comprising a light source, a scanning mirror system configured to scan light from the light source, and a controller configured to control the scanning mirror system to scan the light by synthesizing in a time domain a mirror control waveform that comprises a linear scan portion and a retrace portion stitched to the linear scan portion, the mirror control waveform being continuous and having an arbitrary timing that is adjustable by the controller between scan cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Wei Shen, Martin Francis Galinski, III, Brandon Baxter Harris
  • Patent number: 10996086
    Abstract: Various aspects of this disclosure comprise systems and methods for synchronizing sensor data acquisition and/or output. For example, various aspects of this disclosure provide for achieving a desired level of timing accuracy in a MEMS sensor system, even in an implementation in which timer drift is substantial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Milota, James Lim, William Kerry Keal
  • Patent number: 10996195
    Abstract: There are provided an electrophoresis measurement method which can easily and accurately judge degree of similarity between reference data and measurement target data, a data processing device, and a data processing program. Detected data obtained by subjecting a reference sample to electrophoresis is standardized with reference to peaks of a lower limit marker substance and an upper limit marker substance, and thus reference data is acquired. Detected data obtained by subjecting a measurement target sample to electrophoresis is standardized with reference to peaks of the lower limit marker substance and the upper limit marker substance, and thus measurement target data is acquired. The measurement target data is warped or shifted in a time axis direction with reference to the reference data, and corrected measurement target data is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Harada
  • Patent number: 10976329
    Abstract: An analysis system and a method for testing a biological sample are proposed, wherein certain pieces of at least two different pieces of control information are selected and/or used to carry out the test using a cartridge and/or certain pieces of at least two different pieces of evaluation information are selected and/or used to evaluate the measurement results determined by the test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA GMBH
    Inventors: Heinz Schoeder, Kai Wuerz
  • Patent number: 10956312
    Abstract: A laboratory system is disclosed. The laboratory system comprises a plurality of laboratories comprising one or more analytical instruments for performing a plurality of analytical tests (T1-n) and providing analytical test results (TR1-n) and a remote computer communicatively connected to the laboratories. Each of the laboratories is configured to define test result validation criteria (C1-n) for validating at least one of the analytical test results (TR1-n) associated with the respective analytical tests (T1-n) of one of the plurality of laboratories. The remote computer is configured to define a plurality of profiles (P1-n) of validation criteria, to assign the profiles (P1-n) of test result validation criteria (C1-n) to one or more of the laboratories (102), and to perform an automatic validation of groups (G1-n) of the analytical test results (TR1-n) according to the profiles (P1-n) of test result validation criteria (C1-n).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert Puig
  • Patent number: 10955569
    Abstract: Detector systems for enhanced radiographic imaging incorporate x-ray CT imaging capabilities. The detector designs employ a layer of detector modules comprised of edge-on or face-on detectors, or a combination of edge-on and face-on detectors, and may employ structured detectors. The detectors can operate in a non-coincidence or coincidence detection mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Minnesota Imaging and Engineering LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sigurd Nelson, William Bert Nelson
  • Patent number: 10952653
    Abstract: Provided are methods and apparatus for receiving sensor data from an analyte sensor of a sensor monitoring system, processing the received sensor data with time corresponding calibration data, outputting the processed sensor data, detecting one or more adverse conditions associated with the sensor monitoring system, disabling the output of the sensor data during the adverse condition time period, determining that the one or more detected adverse conditions is no longer present in the sensor monitoring system, retrieving the sensor data during the adverse condition time period, processing the retrieved sensor data during the adverse condition time period, and outputting the processed retrieved sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventor: Wesley Scott Harper
  • Patent number: 10900807
    Abstract: A method for operating an electronic consumption data module. Consumption data are transmitted via a communication system to a receiver, and different keys are provided for different software authorizations. Command authorizations are defined as software authorizations in the consumption data module. A consumption data module has a memory, a control and/or regulating unit, and a communication device for the consumption data transmission. Different keys are provided for different software authorizations, and the command authorizations are defined as software authorizations in the consumption data module. The consumption data module is operable by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Diehl Metering Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Blank, Petra Joppich-Dohlus, Stefan Schmitz, Achim Schmidt, Christian Jambor
  • Patent number: 10901378
    Abstract: The invention relates to method for controlling a process, the method comprising an adaptive control model and at least one process input and at least one process output, the control model comprising predicting the relevant targets in the process; and selecting the relevant drivers for the process based on the target prediction, where the method preferably comprises adapting a number of parameters based on one or more inputs, and using the adapted parameters as an input for the target prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Core A/S
    Inventor: Preben Alstrom
  • Patent number: 10830684
    Abstract: The method of the invention provides a simple, reproducible reference, or set of reference standards, as a validation of a calibration standard for filter-based measurements of light absorbing aerosol particles (black carbon and brown carbon) and organic carbon and elemental carbon particles found in indoor and outdoor environments, and in emission streams. The set of reference standards comprise grayscale images deposited by a mist or print at a known density on a substrate material. The reference standards may be made by a printer using as a substrate either paper or another material such as glass fiber, quartz fiber, polypropylene, or cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
    Inventors: Paul A. Solomon, Anthony D. A. Hansen, Anna-Marie Hyatt
  • Patent number: 10832225
    Abstract: A method and system may automatically detect failures and send diagnostic information when scheduling home equipment repairs in a smart home environment. A smart home controller may receive sensor data from each of several pieces of smart home equipment to detect whether any failures have occurred. If the smart home controller detects a failure in one of the pieces of smart home equipment based on the sensor data, the smart home controller may communicate diagnostic information for the piece of smart home equipment experiencing the failure to a repair service provider to schedule a repair. The diagnostic information may include sensor data for the piece of smart home equipment, and data indicative of normal operation for the piece of smart home equipment. The smart home controller may transmit a notification to the repair service provider including step-by-step instructions for performing the repair of the piece of smart home equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Justin Davis, John Hailey, Edward P. Matesevac, III, Mark O'Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10827453
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose a range detection system that includes a line-of-sight (LOS) emitter that outputs a LOS signal (e.g., visible light, infrared, etc.) which is detected at a receiver (e.g., a photodiode). The receiver outputs a signal representing the intensity of the LOS signal at the receiver. The output signal is converted into a digital signal which is then used to identify a distance value corresponding to the intensity of the LOS signal. For example, the range detection system may include a data structure that maps a plurality of digital signals to respective distance values. In this manner, the intensity of the LOS signal measured at the receiver can be correlated to a distance between the emitter and the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Robert Barton, Michael Paul Goslin, Eric C. Haseltine
  • Patent number: 10819652
    Abstract: Tags may be used in decisions by an access management service regarding access of computing resources (“resources”) by principals (e.g., users, roles, etc.). The tags may also be used to determine cost information, for grouping resources and/or principals, and for other reasons. The tags may be assigned to principals, to resources, or both. The resource may be a virtual or physical type of computing resource. Tags may be metadata, which may include a key-value pair. Tags may include email addresses, cost centers, project identifiers, location, team name, etc. The value may be a number, letters, or a combination of both. In some embodiments, the values may be limited to certain numbers or bytes, and some numbers and/or letter combinations may be excluded for special use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jasmeet Chhabra, Jing Zhuang, Uzma Arjuman, Ajith Harshana Ranabahu, Travis William Hickey
  • Patent number: 10813587
    Abstract: A method includes selecting a treatment mode displayed on a screen of a mobile phone or tablet PC, using a camera of the tablet PC or mobile phone to capture an image area containing (i) one or both pupils, the nose, eyebrows, eye hole, lips, ears, cheeks and/or chin of the person, and (ii) a toothbrush moving at least in an X-/Y-plane, and wirelessly receiving sensor data from the toothbrush in the mobile phone or tablet PC. The sensor data contains at least rotational movements and/or acceleration of the toothbrush captured by an acceleration sensor and/or a rotation sensor, disposed in or on the toothbrush. Thereafter, the method includes processing the sensor data in a processor, thereby generating processed sensor data, generating correction information based on the processed sensor data and the selected treatment mode, and displaying the correction information on the screen of the mobile phone or tablet PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Benjamin Ohmer
  • Patent number: 10811323
    Abstract: A metrology target includes: a first structure arranged to be created by a first patterning process; and a second structure arranged to be created by a second patterning process, wherein the first structure and/or second structure is not used to create a functional aspect of a device pattern, and wherein the first and second structures together form one or more instances of a unit cell, the unit cell having geometric symmetry at a nominal physical configuration and wherein the unit cell has a feature that causes, at a different physical configuration than the nominal physical configuration due to a relative shift in pattern placement in the first patterning process, the second patterning process and/or another patterning process, an asymmetry in the unit cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Adriaan Johan Van Leest, Anagnostis Tsiatmas, Paul Christiaan Hinnen, Elliott Gerard McNamara, Alok Verma, Thomas Theeuwes, Hugo Augustinus Joseph Cramer, Maria Isabel De La Fuente Valentin, Koen Van Witteveen, Martijn Maria Zaal, Shu-jin Wang
  • Patent number: 10782429
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for positron emission imaging to calibrate energy measurements of a pixilated gamma-ray detector using energy sharing events between channels of the detector. Due to conservation of energy, when the energy of a single gamma ray shared among multiple channels, the sum of measured energies across the respective channel must equal the original energy of the incident gamma ray. Further, the fractions of the original energy distributed to the respective channels can span the entire range of zero to the original energy. Thus, a single gamma-ray source (e.g., cesium isotope 137) can be used to continuously calibrate the nonlinear energy response of the detector over an entire range of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi Qiang, Xiaoli Li, Kent C. Burr
  • Patent number: 10775964
    Abstract: An X-Y interaction (XYI) facilitates rapid relationship pairing by creating tap or selection zones that intersect variables. The y-axis contains an indefinite number of variables (items) that can be assigned to x-axis variables (groups). “Items” are individual bits of information or data, like a transaction, song, item, or a to-do task. “Groups” are predefined buckets that apply specific rules or actions or represent specific things or people. Items get assigned to groups, and then the rules are applied to them. Items along the y-axis can be organized based on where along an x-axis a user selects an item. The selection can be by tapping, and one item can be selected for multiple groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Russell Bauder, Egan Schulz
  • Patent number: 10753800
    Abstract: A calibrator of an OES may include a cover, a reference light source and a controller. The cover may be detachably combined with a ceiling of a plasma chamber of a plasma processing apparatus. The reference light source may be installed at the cover to irradiate a reference light to the OES through an inner space of the plasma chamber. The controller may compare a spectrum of the reference light inputted into the OES with a spectrum of an actual light inputted into the OES during a plasma process in the plasma chamber to calibrate the OES. Thus, the OES may be calibrated without disassembling of the OES from the plasma chamber to decrease a time for calibrating the OES.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Semes Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong-Il Mun, Hyung-Joo Lee, Jong-Woo Sun, Ja-Myung Gu, Jae-Woong Hwang, Jong-Hwan An
  • Patent number: 10727142
    Abstract: Methods and systems for estimating values of process parameters, structural parameters, or both, based on x-ray scatterometry measurements of high aspect ratio semiconductor structures are presented herein. X-ray scatterometry measurements are performed at one or more steps of a fabrication process flow. The measurements are performed quickly and with sufficient accuracy to enable yield improvement of an on-going semiconductor fabrication process flow. Process corrections are determined based on the measured values of parameters of interest and the corrections are communicated to the process tool to change one or more process control parameters of the process tool. In some examples, measurements are performed while the wafer is being processed to control the on-going fabrication process step. In some examples, X-ray scatterometry measurements are performed after a particular process step and process control parameters are updated for processing of future devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Antonio Arion Gellineau, Thaddeus Gerard Dziura
  • Patent number: 10666305
    Abstract: A system for linearized-mixer interference mitigation includes first and second linearized frequency downconverters; a sampling analog interference filtering system that, in order to remove interference in the transmit band, filters the sampled BB transmit signal to generate a cleaned BB transmit signal; an analog interference canceller that transforms the cleaned BB transmit signal to a BB interference cancellation signal; and a first signal coupler that combines the BB interference cancellation signal and the BB receive signal in order to remove a first portion of receive-band interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Kumu Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jung-Il Choi, Mayank Jain, Christian Hahn
  • Patent number: 10656737
    Abstract: The present invention achieves an electronic device that allows, even after the electronic device receives an impact, a contact detecting device to properly detect contact with an object. The electronic device includes: a contact detecting device configured to detect contact with an object; and a control device, the control device including: a determination section configured to determine whether or not a plurality of conditions are satisfied; and a calibration executing section configured to perform calibration of the contact detecting device in a case where the plurality of conditions are satisfied, the plurality of conditions including: a state where the determination section determines that an impact has been detected; and a state where the contact detecting device has not detected contact for a predetermined period or more from a time point at which the impact was detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masatoshi Noma
  • Patent number: 10600347
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an organic light emitting display device that performs sensing and compensation for a characteristic value of a subpixel, and provide the organic light emitting display device that detects whether a sensing environment has a defect via transceiving a signal between a controller and a data driver before sensing is performed in a period in which the characteristic value of the subpixel is sensed, and controls sensing of the characteristic value of the subpixel according to detection of whether the sensing environment has a defect. According to the present disclosure, an error of sensing data due to a defect in the sensing environment may be prevented and an image abnormality due to compensation performed based on erroneous sensing data may be prevented, by detecting a defect in the sensing environment and stopping sensing of the characteristic value of the subpixel when the sensing environment has a defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: MooKyoung Hong
  • Patent number: 10600132
    Abstract: A supply-demand control device connected through a communication network to a charge-discharge control device to control charge and discharge of a power storage device connected to a power distribution line in a power distribution system managed by a community, the supply-demand control device including a load and power-generation-amount estimation unit to estimate a load and a power generation amount as a planned load and power generation amount; a first-evaluation-function calculation unit to calculate a value of a first evaluation function, which is a sum of a power purchase cost, a natural-discharge loss cost, a storage-battery life-span cost, a power-transmission loss cost, and a charge-discharge loss cost; a planned charge-discharge command calculation unit to calculate the charge-discharge command amount by which the first evaluation function is minimized; and a power-purchase plan output unit to create a power purchase plan based on the charge-discharge command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Itaya
  • Patent number: 10593525
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a TOF-MS mass spectrum, to account for temperature changes, is disclosed. Ions are introduced into a Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometer and their mass to charge ratios are determined. Ions, including calibrant ions, are also introduced into a time of flight mass spectrometer and the mass to charge ratios of the calibrant ions at least are also determined. Specific peaks representative of calibrant ions are selected and matched between the TOF MS and FTMS spectra. The relative position of matched peaks in each spectrum is then used to determine a temperature correction factor for the TOF MS data, based upon the relative independence of the FTMS spectrum with respect to temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC (BREMEN) GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Albrecht Hock, Hamish Stewart
  • Patent number: 10545784
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for virtually calibrating geometric sensors with overlapping fields of view. In some embodiments, a geometric sensor may be virtually calibrated by applying a correction value to profile data obtained by the geometric sensor to generate adjusted profile data. The correction factor may be determined based at least in part on X-Y offsets and/or rotational offsets of prior profile data obtained by the geometric sensor relative to corresponding profile data obtained by a reference geometric sensor, and may be recalculated or updated as new sets of profile data are obtained. The adjusted profile data may be used in place of the original profile data in various data processing operations to functionally offset a positional error of the geometric sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: USNR, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas G. Strasky, Erik W. Kalf, Brian Walts