Timing (e.g., Delay, Synchronization) Patents (Class 702/89)
  • Patent number: 10477494
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication scheme for combining an IoT technology and a 5G communication system for supporting a higher data transmission rate beyond a 4G system, and a system therefor. The present disclosure may be applied to a smart service (for example, a smart home, a smart building, a smart city, a smart car or connected car, healthcare, digital education, retail business, a security and security related service, or the like) on the basis of a 5G communication technology and an IoT related technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Jung-Soo Jung, Tae-Jin Lee, Min-Gyu Lee, Sung-Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10348429
    Abstract: A method of facilitating clock synchronization over redundant networks may include, when a SYNC message and a DELAY_REQ message of a PTP clock synchronization cycle are carried by different redundant networks, adjusting a timestamp associated with one of the messages to emulate carriage of the SYNC message and the DELAY_REQ message by the same redundant network. In a method of facilitating PTP clock synchronization, an indicator of an operational status of each of a pair of redundant networks for carrying messages from a slave clock to a master clock may be embedded in a PTP message destined for the slave clock. An indicator of which one of the pair of redundant networks is valid for PTP clock synchronization may be obtained from a PTP message destined for the master clock. PTP messages to the master clock may be selectively relayed based on whether the PTP messages have been received from the valid one of the redundant networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS CANADA LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Galea, Michael Pustylnik, Amin Abdul
  • Patent number: 9746508
    Abstract: A method may include injecting at an instant a reference signal at an injection point of the assembly, the reference signal having been obtained beforehand by injecting an initial signal at the injection point at an instant, by a measurement of the reflected signal resulting from this injection, and by the time reversal of the measured signal. The method may also include measuring a reflected signal resulting from the propagation of the signal in the assembly of at least one cable. The method may further include determining the aging of the assembly of at least one cable between the instant and the instant, the aging being deduced from the measurement of the reflected signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Fabrice Auzanneau, Lola Elsahmarany
  • Patent number: 9488501
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus/method detects a signal varying with displacement of an object and measurement of the displacement. The apparatus includes clock generator, detector, operation device, and correction device. The clock generator generates, in synchronization with a request signal for requesting measurement data, a first clock signal having a cycle shorter than a cycle of the request signal. The detector performs the detection with respect to each cycle of the first clock signal. The operation device obtains the measurement data based on output of the detector. The correction device obtains a displacement amount of the object per unit time based on plural measurement data, and corrects the measurement data based on the obtained displacement amount and a time difference between the first clock signal relating to the measurement data and the first clock signal relating to the request signal. The method includes the corresponding steps of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takafumi Ito, Yoshiyuki Okada
  • Patent number: 9349422
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments related to a clocked memory system which performs a calibration operation at a full-rate frequency to determine a full-rate calibration state that specifies a delay between a clock signal and a corresponding data signal in the clocked memory system. Next, the clocked memory system uses the full-rate calibration state to calculate a sub-rate calibration state, which is associated with a sub-rate frequency (e.g., ½, ¼ or ? of the full-rate frequency). The system then uses this sub-rate calibration state when the clocked memory system is operating at the sub-rate frequency. This calculation of the sub-rate state calibration states eliminates the need to perform an additional time-consuming calibration operation for each sub-rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Akash Bansal, Yohan U. Frans, Kishore V. Kasamsetty, Todd Bystrom, Simon Li, Arun Vaidyanath
  • Patent number: 9338386
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of providing broadcasting program information, the method including obtaining electronic program guide (EPG) information, extracting first program information from the obtained EPG information, the first program information being program information with respect to all channels, generating second program information based on the first program information, the second program information being information regarding first programs currently being broadcast and second programs to be displayed next in each of the channels, and displaying the generated second program information and a vertical line or a horizontal line indicating a current time on a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taeung Jung, Hyowon Lee, Yoonhee Choi, Alan Francis Smeaton, Cathal Gurrin
  • Patent number: 9285828
    Abstract: A method includes communicating between a memory controller and multiple memory devices over an interface that includes at least a control signal and an information signal. For each memory device, a respective individual skew parameter, which is indicative of a timing misalignment between the control signal and the information signal when communicating with that memory device, is produced. The respective individual skew parameter is stored coupled to each memory device. The timing misalignment is corrected at the memory device using the stored individual timing skew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Roni Shoev, Yoav Kasorla
  • Patent number: 9238049
    Abstract: A formula of suppressing viability of tumor cells is disclosed. The formula comprises 27.3-50.0 wt % of Taiwanofungus camphorates, 27.3-40.0% of Ganoderma lucidum and 16.7-45.4% of Glycyrrhiza uralesis Fisch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: HERBIO BIO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Shan Wang, Shorong-Shii Liou, I-Min Liu, Hung-Hsung Wu
  • Publication number: 20150142361
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to perform dead time correction. An observed ion count rate is obtained using a non-paralyzable detection system of a mass spectrometer. The detection system includes an ion detector, a comparator/discriminator, a mono-stable circuit and a counter. The non-paralyzable detection system exhibits dead time extension at high count rates. The extension of the dead time occurs because the mono-stable circuit requires a rising edge to trigger and can only be triggered again after the output pulse from the comparator/discriminator has gone low. This allows a second comparator/discriminator pulse arriving just before the end of the dead time started by a first comparator/discriminator pulse to extend the dead time to the trailing edge of the second comparator/discriminator pulse. A true ion count rate is calculated by performing dead time correction of the observed ion count rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Bruce Andrew Collings, Martian Dima, Gordana Ivosev
  • Patent number: 9031804
    Abstract: In a method for determining measured values from a time-dependent graph of specified values, a measurement is carried out using a measuring device, and a point in time (TM) that is associated with this measurement is determined. Furthermore, the measured value (yE) is determined by using at least two value pairs (t1, y1; t2, y2) on the time-dependent graph, each value pair (t1, y1; t2, y2) being composed of a point in time (t1; t2) and a value (y1; y2) that is associated with this point in time (t1; t2). The measured value (yE) is determined based on a corrected point in time (TK) which is determined by correcting the point in time (TM) that is associated with the measurement by using a correction term that accounts for a dead time (TT) of the measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bartosz Korajda, Oliver Scheb
  • Publication number: 20150127284
    Abstract: Techniques for sensor data time alignment are described. According to one or more embodiments, sensor data from different sensor systems is time-aligned to a reference time base. For instance, reference time values may be propagated to sensor systems to enable the sensor systems to mark sensor data based on the reference time values. Sensor data from a sensor system may be time-aligned by applying an alignment policy to the sensor data. An alignment policy, for example, accounts for a difference between a time base of a sensor system and a reference time base. Thus, sensor data from different sensor systems may be aligned to common time values in a variety of different ways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Natarajan Kurian Seshan, Tom Savell
  • Publication number: 20150099918
    Abstract: A radiation measuring device having a plurality of sensors configured to generate charges in response to the radiation includes a signal processing device. The signal processing device uses an signal generated by a proton beam irradiation device upon changing of beam energy and causes accumulation values of charges output from the sensors to be separately stored in a main control device for each value of the energy. The main control device calculates depth dose profiles for values of the beam energy from the accumulation values stored in the main control device and representing the charges. The main control device calculates a range of the beam for each of the values of the beam energy from the depth dose profiles, corrects the depth dose profiles for the values of the beam energy using a correction coefficient that depends on the range and sums the corrected depth dose profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Taisuke TAKAYANAGI, Shinichiro FUJITAKA, Chihiro NAKASHIMA, Koji MATSUDA
  • Patent number: 9002672
    Abstract: According to the invention, a time synchronization of phase between measurement devices that do not share a same clock for their respective sampling of the signals is carried out by a time tagging of samples of the signals in time blocks followed by an adjustment of the phase values of components of interest of the signals in the regrouped time blocks so that the values refer to common time references between the measurement devices. The tagging is carried out with a synchronization signal available to the measurement devices, completed with count values provided by a counter operated by a reference clock for each measurement device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Hydro-Québec
    Inventors: Sylvain Riendeau, François Léonard, Patrick Picher, Michel Gauvin, Hugo Bertrand, Louis Dupont
  • Patent number: 8983786
    Abstract: A method for referencing a drive position of an electric drive of a gripper half of a production gripper in a closed position of two gripper halves includes closing the open gripper halves, determining multiple actual positions of an electric drive and tracking error values of the electric drive in a time interval during the closing of the gripper halves until beyond a point in time in which the closed position is reached, determining a straight line based on the ascertained tracking error values depending on a related time-tracking-error function, determining the instant of the zero crossing of the straight line of the time-tracking-error function, and determining the actual position of the electric drive that corresponds to the instant of the zero crossing of the straight line of the time-tracking-error-function. A production gripper and a respective control device for operating the production gripper are set up to carry out such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: KUKA Roboter GmbH
    Inventor: Franz Pecher
  • Publication number: 20150073725
    Abstract: In an analyzing system including a commanding unit for sending a command and an executing unit for executing a processing upon receiving the command, a processing instruction may not be executed at the right time due to a heavy traffic of information and other factors. In order to solve this problem, in a preparative separation system 1 according to the present invention, a PC 20 provides the execution time for starting/finishing the fractionation processing to a controller 18. Therefore, even in the case where the time of the PC 20 and that of the controller 18 are not synchronized, the controller 18 can accurately set the execution time for starting/finishing the fractionation in a preparative separation unit 16. A piping 17 may be placed so that the traveling time of sample components is sufficiently larger than the delay time of signals due to the signal transfer lag and other reasons. This can absorb the delay time, allowing the units to cooperate with each other at a correct timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Keisuke Munetaka, Toshinobu Yanagisawa
  • Publication number: 20150046111
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a processing method for laser heterodyne interferometric signal based on locking edge with high frequency digital signal. A reference signal and a measurement signal of heterodyne interferometer, after being processed by photodetector, signal amplifier, filtering circuit, voltage comparator and high frequency digital edge locking module, are transferred to pulse counting synchronized latching processing module, to obtain entire cycle interference fringe numbers and filling pulse numbers in one interference fringe cycle, of the reference signal and the measurement signal; the numbers are transferred to a computer to obtain displacement and speed of a measured object; usage of a high frequency digital pulse signal to lock the rising edge of laser heterodyne interferometric signal can improve the gradient of the rising edge of interference signal and eliminate wrong pulse caused by noises, and improve the accuracy and stability of the processing for the following signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: BENYONG CHEN, ENZHENG ZHANG, LlPING YAN
  • Publication number: 20150046112
    Abstract: In an X-ray detector operating in a rolling shutter read out mode, by precisely synchronizing sample rotation with the detector readout, the effects of timing skew on the image intensities and angular positions caused by the rolling shutter read out can be compensated by interpolation or calculation, thus allowing the data to be accurately integrated with conventional software. In one embodiment, the reflection intensities are interpolated with respect to time to recreate data that is synchronized to a predetermined time. This interpolated data can then be processed by any conventional integration routine to generate a 3D model of the sample. In another embodiment a 3D integration routine is specially adapted to allow the time-skewed data to be processed directly and generate a 3D model of the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Roger D. DURST, Joerg KAERCHER, Gregory A. WACHTER
  • Publication number: 20140350880
    Abstract: A method of an optical detecting device for synchronizing an exposure timing sequence of an image detector with a light emitting timing sequence of a reference light source is disclosed. The method includes capturing a continued image set according to a predetermined period, analyzing intensity variation of the continued image set, and adjusting the exposure timing sequence of an image detector according to the intensity variation, so as to synchronize the exposure timing sequence of the image detector with the light emitting timing sequence of the reference light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Han-Ping Cheng, Chia-Cheun Liang, Ming-Tsan Kao
  • Patent number: 8880372
    Abstract: A system for instantaneous and continuous nanosecond-level accuracy determination of a relative time offset between at least two non-collocated timing units, the system including at least two non-collocated timing units located at known positions, each timing unit comprising a frequency source and a collocated receiver, each frequency source being disciplined at a frequency domain using a time source to generate corrections of the relative frequency drift between the frequency source and the time source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Jacob Rovinsky, Ernest Solomon, Maxim Hankin, Israel Kashani
  • Patent number: 8873692
    Abstract: Clock compensation for GPS receivers. A receiver in accordance with the present invention comprises a Radio Frequency (RF) portion, and a baseband portion, coupled to the RF portion, wherein the baseband portion comprises a crystal, an oscillator, coupled to the crystal, wherein the oscillator generates a clock signal based on a signal received from the crystal, a counter, coupled to the oscillator via the clock signal, a comparator, coupled to the counter, a controller, at least one logic gate, coupled to the comparator and the controller, and a combiner, coupled to the at least one logic gate, the controller, and the counter and producing an accurate clock signal therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventor: Richard Obermeyer
  • Publication number: 20140288866
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for managing sensor data by determining an appropriate sensor data collection cycle for each service in view of a weighting such as an amount of energy saved by data collection cycles, a data storage space and data processing time, and a probability of an error happening, and collecting and manage sensor data based on the sensor data collection cycle. The apparatus for managing the sensor data includes a profile management unit to manage a sensor profile defining each senor, a sensor system and a characteristic of a service, a service management unit to manage a preinstalled service and to collect and recommend a service based on the sensor profile from the sensor system, and a data collection cycle determination unit to determine a necessary sensor data collection cycle for the service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hyun Jeong LEE, Jae Doo HUH, Il Woo LEE
  • Publication number: 20140278180
    Abstract: A relay (20) receives a battery information acquisition time from each battery module (10) and calculates measurement time differential information ?t, that is, a time difference between the battery information acquisition time as a reference and the battery information acquisition time of another battery module (10) among the received battery information acquisition times, for each battery module (10). A measurement time correction unit (115) of each battery module (10) corrects a measurement time by the measurement time differential information ?t, using the measurement time differential information ?t received from the relay (20) to adjust the battery information acquisition time of each battery module (10) to the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Takeda, Kouichi Yokoura
  • Publication number: 20140257729
    Abstract: A redundant sensor includes at least two sensing elements. The redundant sensor includes methods and apparatus for time-stamping and combining data from the sensing elements. A method of use and additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Eric A. Wolf, David L. Corkum, Thomas R. Maher, Christopher A. Nicholls
  • Publication number: 20140257730
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to matching a time delay and a bandwidth of a plurality of sensors. An aspect receives first sensor data having a first timestamp from a first sensor having a first bandwidth, receives second sensor data having a second timestamp from a second sensor having a second bandwidth, and synchronizes the first sensor data and the second sensor data by performing one or more of compensating for a first time delay of the first sensor data, compensating for a second time delay of the second sensor data, compensating for a relative time delay between the first sensor data and the second sensor data, or matching the first bandwidth and the second bandwidth to a common bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventor: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
  • Publication number: 20140257731
    Abstract: An offset estimation device includes a rotation axis calculation part and an offset estimation part. The rotation axis calculation part is configured to: obtain multiple sets of magnetic data detected by the magnetic sensor and multiple sets of angular velocity data in accordance with the rotation amount of the offset estimation device; and on the basis of an arbitrary magnetic data group of the multiple sets of magnetic data and respective magnetic data corresponding to the magnetic data group, determine multiple rotation axes that pass through the center of a plane passing through the magnetic data group and indicate straight lines perpendicular to the plane. The offset estimation part is configured to estimate the offset of the magnetic data to be outputted from the magnetic sensor on the basis of the multiple rotation axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Konda, Masaya Yamashita
  • Patent number: 8825424
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating data relating to a time difference between two events includes a delay line having a plurality of stages. Each stage has a delay difference between a first delay in a first part and a second delay in a second part. This delay difference is measured by a phase arbiter in each stage, which outputs an indication signal indicating whether the first event of two events in the first part precedes or succeeds a second event of the two events in the second part. A summation device is provided for summing over the indication signals of the plurality of stages to obtain a sum value. The sum value indicates a time difference estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Advantest (Singapore) Pte Ltd
    Inventor: Jochen Rivoir
  • Publication number: 20140240688
    Abstract: A synchronization method for at least two sensors, which enables synchronized collection of a sensor value of a slave sensor in relation to a predetermined intended value of a master sensor. Time-dependent measured values of the master sensor are used to determine open parameters of a prediction model, on the basis of which a time associated with a master sensor intended value to be predetermined is extrapolated. When this time is reached, a synchronization signal triggering the recording of a slave sensor value, in particular the recording of a measured value, is transmitted to the at least one slave sensor. Master sensor intended value and slave sensor value are provided as connected value tuple. As a result of continuous collection of measured values by the master sensor, it is possible to form updated extrapolation rules continuously. Predetermined intended values of the master sensor can have, in particular, an equidistant spacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Hexagon Technology Center GmbH
    Inventor: Robert FRITSCH
  • Patent number: 8812255
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rotor track and balance system for rotorcraft that includes a data processing unit, a tachometer sensor and at least one accelerometer. The tachometer sensor is located remotely from the data processing unit and is mounted proximate to the rotating blades of the rotorcraft. The tachometer sensor is adapted to measure the speed and position of the rotating blades and to wirelessly transmit speed and position data to the data processor. The at least one accelerometer is also located remotely from the data processing unit and is mounted proximate the rotating blades of the rotorcraft. Each accelerometer is adapted to measure vibration anomalies in the rotating blades and to wirelessly transmit vibration data to the data processor. The data processing unit synchronizes the wireless data transmitted from the tachometer sensor and the wireless accelerometer(s) and determines necessary adjustments to be made in order to reduce the vibration anomalies in the rotor blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Lynch, Mokhtar Sadok, Radoslaw R. Zakrzewski
  • Patent number: 8812256
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device incorporates a first port that accepts a time signal from a time server over a network and a second port for receiving a second time signal over a separate network. The intelligent electronic device approximates the amount of error in the second time signal based on calculations of the error in the first time signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony J. Lee, Keith C. Henriksen
  • Patent number: 8811577
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose an ATCA data exchange system which includes: a backboard, at least one exchange board and service board. The exchange board includes at least one Fabric port group, each of which is connected to a service board through the backboard to form a first exchange channel for broadband service, the Fabric port group includes four difference sending and receiving port pairs, and each port pair includes a pair of difference receiving and sending ports. A connector 20 in the Fabric interface of the exchange board includes at least one port pair, and each port pair is connected to a service board through the backboard to form a second exchange channel and is configured for a separate narrowband service data exchange that is independent of the broadband data exchange. Thus to simplify the processing of narrowband data and to decrease the time delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fangmin Lu, Jianxing Liao, Ying Shi
  • Patent number: 8805632
    Abstract: A system for synchronizing components of a downhole system includes: a source assembly including a source clock; an electromagnetic source associated with the source assembly and configured to emit an electromagnetic signal into an earth formation at a transmission time; a receiver assembly including a receiver clock; an electromagnetic receiver associated with the receiver clock and configured to detect the electromagnetic signal; and a processor configured to identify a receipt time of the electromagnetic signal based on the receiver clock and adjust the receiver clock by comparing the transmission time to the receipt time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Radu Coman, Michael Neubert
  • Patent number: 8779951
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a multi-bit delta-sigma time digitizer circuit includes a delay array including delay selection circuits respectively including a delay element and a multiplexer, a phase comparator calculating a time difference, an integrator integrating the time difference output, a flash A/D converter executing digital conversion, a ring oscillation circuit including the delay array, a counter measuring a number of clock signal pulses, a memory storing a delay value of the delay element, and a processor correcting an output result of the A/D converter based on the delay value when the rising timing interval is measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center
    Inventors: Satoshi Uemori, Masamichi Ishii, Haruo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8775117
    Abstract: An encoder includes a detector, a first position data calculator, a first data converter, an approximation device and a third position data calculator. The first data converter is configured to convert a first position data calculated by the first position data calculator into second position data whose second width in bits is longer than a first width in bits of the first position data. The approximation device is configured to calculate an approximation function that derives position data when timing data is input, based on a plurality of the second position data converted by the first data converter at a plurality of successive sampling timings, respectively. The third position data calculator is configured to calculate third position data indicating a position of a detection target at an output timing, based on the approximation function calculated by the approximation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Hironobu Yoshitake, Jirou Muraoka
  • Publication number: 20140188420
    Abstract: A method for generating a pulse signal sequence using a processor unit is provided that allows calibrating a tip timing measurement system in a turbomachine in order to increase operational security and lifespan of the turbomachine. This is achieved by the method having the steps of: storing a number of wait time elements in a memory unit, creating a pulse signal in a signal output unit during at least one processor cycle, reading a wait time element from the memory unit, and creating a null signal in the signal output unit for a number of processor cycles derived from the wait time element read.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Uwe Pfeifer, Michael Zidorn
  • Publication number: 20140172341
    Abstract: The present invention covers the integration and utility of accelerometer features into a clinical analysis system. For example, measurement of dynamic acceleration and orientation of a blood-testing instrument with respect to Earth's gravitational field may be used to determine reliability of a test procedure and optionally to provide corrective elements thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Abbott Point of Care Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Vandersleen, Pierre Emeric, Paul Wasserman, Narendra Soman, Graham Davis
  • Patent number: 8756030
    Abstract: A system and method is described herein for validating and correcting time codes generated by a plurality of sensors in a proximity-based ad hoc network. The time code information is used to correlate data produced by the sensors in a manner that is useful for location tracking. By validating and correcting the time codes, the system and method improves the integrity of such time code information and any location information generated therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Marc E. Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Christopher Paretti, Christopher W. Higgins
  • Publication number: 20140129169
    Abstract: Before executing a search for optimal correspondence relationship with a coarse-to-fine DP (dynamic programming) algorithm using time information of peaks appearing in a chromatogram as input data, a simplified linear correction is executed based on detection of start point and end point of the section in which the peaks are present. It is sufficient to correct only nonlinear time deviations in coarse-to-fine DP, and the space to be searched is thus narrowed down. In addition, in coarse stage DP, the number of pieces of data to be processed is reduced by selecting peaks based on peak intensity. Between coarse stage DP and fine stage DP, local inappropriate matching is eliminated by performing filtering processing in accordance with trend of time deviations over the entire chromatogram. The space to be searched in fine stage DP becomes narrow, which reduces the number of candidates to be searched and shortens the calculation time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira NODA
  • Publication number: 20140114593
    Abstract: A method for calculating electrical charge/discharge quantity for a battery unit includes: utilizing an oscillator for generating a clock signal; providing a storage unit for storing a calibration parameter that is used for adjusting or calibrating a time interval of electrical charge/discharge calculation; determining when to generate an interrupt signal to a controller according to the clock signal and the calibration parameter; and measuring a current associated with the battery unit and calculating the electrical charge/discharge quantity for the battery unit when the interrupt signal is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: ENERGY PASS INCORPORATION
    Inventors: Chia-Hsieh Wu, Ying-Che Lo
  • Publication number: 20140114598
    Abstract: Integrated nodes, such as programmable logic controllers, computer program products, computer readable media, and computer implemented methods are provided to allow a remote host to interface with a plurality of remote subsystems to thereby define an integrated node, and to provide for data acquisition, verification, and conditioning. An exemplary programmable logic controller includes a data acquirer configured to periodically acquire time-stamped data from each of the plurality of remote time-synchronized subsystems and archive the time-stamped data using the database server module, a data verifier configured to detect out-of-bounds measurements in the time-stamped data and to substitute the out-of-bounds measurements with new measurements, and a data reconciler configured to determine an operating state of the plurality of remote time-synchronized subsystems and to reconcile the plurality of verified measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Soloman M. Almadi, Soliman A. Al-Walaie, Tofig A. Al-Dhubaib
  • Patent number: 8693596
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods calibrate and control detector gain in a Mueller-Muller timing detector. A main signal path includes a Mueller-Muller based timing error detector (MM TED). The main signal path generates a main error signal for clock recovery. A secondary signal path that includes a secondary MM TED. Each signal path samples soft symbols from a received signal. The sampling of the secondary MM TED is deliberately offset in time. A scale factor applied to the main error signal and to a secondary error signal is adaptively adjusted based on a comparison between the main error signal and the secondary error signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: PMC-Sierra, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Warner, Anthony Eugene Zortea
  • Patent number: 8688924
    Abstract: A method for improving accuracy of a time estimate from a memory device is disclosed. In one embodiment, a memory device receives a time stamp and measures active time with respect to the received time stamp. The memory device determines accuracy of previously-measured active time and generates a time estimate using the measured active time, the accuracy of previously-measured active time, and the received time stamp. In another embodiment, measured active time is adjusted, with or without generating a time estimate. Other embodiments are disclosed, and each of the embodiments can be used alone or together in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Holtzman, Rotem Sela, Ron Barzilai, Fabrice E. Jogand-Coulomb
  • Patent number: 8670947
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method to measure and represent the measured value of a limit in terms of another measurement, such as clock values or cycles of the system. The system can include, for example, a test and measurement instrument such as an oscilloscope. In another embodiment of the present invention, slew rate de-rated values may be automatically determined through the use of configurable lookup tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: G. R. N. Prasanth, Pechluck Pongched, Raghavendran N., Mark L. Guenther, Krishna N. H. Sri, Manisha D. Ajgaonkar, Anuradha V.
  • Publication number: 20140067304
    Abstract: Provided in order to permit accurate calculation of an adjusted retention time of alkane at a arbitrary temperature and thus permit more improvement in accuracy in calculation of a retention index at the arbitrary temperature based on a known retention index is a column inlet pressure setting part which receives at least a second sample temperature and outputs a second column inlet pressure such that a void time as a retention time of a non-retained substance as a substance not retained in a column at the second sample temperature becomes substantially equal to a void time at a first sample temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: HORIBA STEC, CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomohiro SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20140052401
    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: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Wyatt Thomas Riley, Carlos Manuel Puig, Joseph Czompo
  • Patent number: 8635040
    Abstract: A signal measuring device, comprises one set, or a plurality of sets, of measuring unit(s) measuring an object of measurement in synch with a driving clock signal for measurement and outputting result of measurement as first data, and a timing identification unit which, in accordance with a measurement-start command, outputs a value, which differs every period, as second data in synch with a reference signal having a prescribed period and a speed lower than that of the driving clock signal; and a storage unit collecting and successively storing the first data and the second data as one set in synch with the driving clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Nose, Masayuki Mizuno, Atsufumi Shibayama
  • Patent number: 8635041
    Abstract: Described herein are implementations of various technologies for a method for configuring a seismic data acquisition network. A first message may be received from a first node of the seismic data acquisition network over a first direct communication link. The first message may comprise a first precision quality of a first reference clock to which the first node may be synchronized. A second message may be received from a second node of the seismic data acquisition network over a second direct communication link. The second message may comprise a second precision quality of a second reference clock to which the second node may be synchronized. One of the first precision quality and the second precision quality may be determined to have a higher precision quality. A real time clock may be synchronized to one of the first reference clock and second reference clock having the higher precision quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: WesternGeo L.L.C.
    Inventors: Daniel Golparian, Anh Duc Dao
  • Publication number: 20140005968
    Abstract: Methods and devices to detect analyte in body fluid are provided. Embodiments include processing sampled data from analyte sensor, determining a single, fixed, normal sensitivity value associated with the analyte sensor, estimating a windowed offset value associated with the analyte sensor for each available sampled data cluster, computing a time varying offset based on the estimated windowed offset value, and applying the time varying offset and the determined normal sensitivity value to the processed sampled data to estimate an analyte level for the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventor: Erwin Satrya Budiman
  • Patent number: 8620605
    Abstract: A method for detecting and determining a position of faults using reflectometry in a wired electrical network including: injecting a test signal e(t) into a cable in the electrical network, a timing of successive injections being controlled by a synchronization module that generates an emission clock signal and a reception clock signal; retrieving a reflected signal on the cable; sampling the reflected signal at a frequency Fe=1/Te, where Te is a sampling period; counting a number of samples obtained for the reflected signal and comparing the number of samples obtained with a number n predefined as a function of a length of the cable or the electrical network to be diagnosed, where n is an integer; repeating the injecting, the sampling, and the counting steps N times, shifting the emission clock signal by a duration ?; reconstituting the reflected signal from n*N samples obtained; and analyzing the reconstituted reflected signal to detect a fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Julien Guilhemsang, Fabrice Auzanneau, Yannick Bonhomme
  • Patent number: 8594962
    Abstract: A technique includes determining a first difference between a time that a first network element of a seismic acquisition network receives a first frame pulse from a second network element of the seismic acquisition network and a time that the first network element transmits a second frame pulse to the second network element. The technique includes determining a second difference between a time that the second network element receives the second frame pulse and a time that the second network element transmits the first frame pulse. The technique includes determining a transmission delay between the first and second network elements based on the first and second time differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: WesternGeco L.L.C.
    Inventor: Geir A. M. Drange
  • Patent number: 8552739
    Abstract: In an electronic device and a method of correcting time-domain reflectometers, two channels of a time-domain reflectometer are connected to a corrector using cables, and the two channels are enabled to transmit pulses. Parameters Step Deskew and Channel Deskew of the two channels are zeroed. Resistance values of the two channels are measured simultaneously, and the value of the parameter Step Deskew of one of the two channels is adjusted according to the Resistance values of the two channels. Times of achieving the same resistance value of the two channels are measured after the cables and the connector have been disconnected, and the value of the parameter Channel Deskew of one of the two channels is adjusted according to the times of achieving the same resistance value. The adjusted values of the parameters Step Deskew and Channel Deskew are displayed through a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsien-Chuan Liang, Shen-Chun Li, Shou-Kuo Hsu