Speed, Velocity, Or Acceleration Patents (Class 73/488)
  • Patent number: 11493529
    Abstract: A system for determining the muzzle velocity of a firearm includes a firearm having a barrel and a gas block. A first sensor is arranged at a gas block and is configured to determine a change in pressure within the gas block. A second sensor is positioned at an end of the barrel of the firearm for detecting a pressure wave produced by a projectile fired by the firearm. A control unit is in communication with the first sensor and the second sensor and is configured to determine a velocity of the projectile based on information received from the first sensor and the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Hydra Concepts
    Inventor: Peter Todd Williams
  • Patent number: 11486707
    Abstract: Localization and navigation systems and techniques are described. An electronic device comprises a processor configured to maintain a state vector storing estimates for a position of the electronic device at poses along a trajectory within an environment along with estimates for positions for one or more features within the environment. The processor computes, from the image data, one or more constraints based on features observed from multiple poses of the electronic device along the trajectory, and computes updated state estimates for the position of the electronic device in accordance with the motion data and the one or more computed constraints without computing updated state estimates for the features for which the one or more constraints were computed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Stergios I. Roumeliotis, Anastasios I. Mourikis
  • Patent number: 11471732
    Abstract: A method for capturing and evaluating sensor data while riding a bicycle on a path and a bicycle component, including at least one barometric pressure sensor for capturing an air pressure signal for the ambient pressure on the bicycle during the ride, at least one stagnation pressure sensor for determining at least one stagnation pressure value on the bicycle during the ride, and a computer which is configured and set up to derive on the bicycle during the ride from the air pressure signal, a corrected ambient pressure value for the ambient pressure, taking into account the obtained stagnation pressure value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: DT SWISS INC.
    Inventors: Martin Walthert, Simon Hugentobler, Jean-Paul Victor Ballard, Seamus Mullarkey, Jonas Gretar Jonasson
  • Patent number: 11392879
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an operation estimating method comprises presetting a plurality of operation candidates to be estimated, acquiring acceleration data from an activity meter worn by a person being measured, calculating estimated probabilities of the operation candidates from the acquired acceleration data, selecting an operation candidate corresponding to a maximum probability from the calculated estimated probabilities, as an estimated operation, and correcting the estimated operation in consideration of a past operation performance when the maximum probability of the estimated probabilities is lower than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Hyodo, Taisuke Yamanaka, Kazuyoshi Nishi
  • Patent number: 11164476
    Abstract: A heavy equipment simulation system for simulating an operation of a heavy equipment vehicle in a virtual environment is described herein. The heavy equipment simulation system includes a support frame, an operator input control assembly coupled to the support frame for receiving input from a user, a motion actuation system coupled to the support frame for adjusting an orientation of the support frame with respect to a ground surface, a display device assembly configure to display the virtual environment including the simulated heavy equipment vehicle, a virtual reality (VR) headset unit adapted to be worn by the user, and a control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: CSE Software Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Pittman
  • Patent number: 11138961
    Abstract: A sound output device comprising a data storage device storing a first sound signal, a second sound signal, and a third sound signal and a controller including a processor that implements instructions stored in a memory to execute a plurality of tasks, including a sound signal output tasks that reads the first and second sound signals or the first and third sound signals from the data storage device based on first information included in an instruction signal that instructs outputting of sound, the first information designating a magnitude of the sound and outputs the read sound signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Oba, Akihiko Komatsu, Michiko Tanoue
  • Patent number: 11092618
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system that includes a sensor and a signal conditioner coupled to the sensor. The signal conditioner includes signal processing circuitry coupled to the sensor and offset cancellation circuitry. The offset cancellation circuitry includes a sign detector configured to output a high signal or a low signal based on a sign of an output signal from the signal processing circuitry, an integrator coupled to the sign detector, and a divider coupled to the integrator and to an input of the signal processing circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Fabio Romano
  • Patent number: 11041723
    Abstract: A sensor unit with high reliability and stable detection accuracy against vibrations of an installation target object is to be provided. A sensor unit includes: a sensor module configured including a substrate with inertial sensors mounted thereon, and an inner case in which the substrate is installed; and an outer case accommodating the sensor module. A recessed part is formed in the inner case. The inertial sensors are arranged in an area overlapping with the recessed part as viewed in a plan view seen from the direction of thickness of the substrate, and a filling member is provided to fill a space formed by the substrate and the recessed part. The sensor module is joined to a bottom wall of the outer case via a joining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Yusuke Kinoshita, Masayasu Sakuma
  • Patent number: 10989301
    Abstract: A controller constitutes a control device for continuously variable transmission for executing a feedback control of a transmission so that an actual speed ratio reaches a target speed ratio. The controller includes a first phase lead compensator and a second phase lead compensator configured to perform phase lead compensation of a feedback primary command pressure, and a peak value frequency determination unit configured to change a peak value frequency according to a speed ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: JATCO LTD
    Inventors: Ken Okahara, Kazutaka Adachi, Yutaka Kaneko, Kenichi Mori
  • Patent number: 10982952
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus for measuring a displacement using a fiber Bragg grating sensor, which is applied to a strain sensor using the fiber Bragg grating sensor, and a method of controlling sensitivity and durability of the same. The apparatus includes: a case forming an external appearance; third and fourth optical fibers having mutually different numbers of strands and installed in the case while being spaced apart from each other by a predetermined interval; and a connection unit installed between the third and fourth optical fibers and fixed at a predetermined position by tension applied to the third and fourth optical fibers, wherein the fiber Bragg grating sensor is installed to one selected from the pair of optical fibers having mutually different numbers of strands, so that measurement sensitivity and durability are controllable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: FBG KOREA INC.
    Inventor: Geum Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 10795433
    Abstract: Virtual reality (VR) systems and related methods are provided. A representative VR system includes: content detection circuitry configured to determine a type of VR content from among inside-out VR content and outside-in VR content; and processor circuitry configured to execute instructions to display the VR content in accordance with the type of VR content determined, wherein responsive to the content detection circuitry determining that the type of VR content is inside-out VR content, the processor circuitry executes instructions to display the inside-out VR content and, responsive to the content detection circuitry determining that the type of VR content is outside-in VR content, the processor circuitry executes instructions to display the outside-in VR content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Kuang Yang, Ruey-Ching Shyu, Tzu-Lung Chuang, Yu-Chun Huang
  • Patent number: 10786227
    Abstract: The ultrasound examination system automatically detects a lesion, based on a dynamic image including a plurality of frame arrays that are temporally continuous and are output from the ultrasound examination apparatus with an ultrasonic probe being manipulated. Detection accuracy of the ultrasound examination system can be increased. A feature extractor in a frame checker extracts cubic higher-order local autocorrelation features from each frame of a plurality frames that constitute a dynamic image of a human body part as obtained from an ultrasound examination apparatus while an examiner manipulates an ultrasonic probe on the examinee. A final determinator determines that the frame in question is a normal frame when a speed determinator determines that the speed of the ultrasonic probe is not a normal speed even though the frame in question can be determined as an abnormal frame containing a lesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Hidenori Sakanashi, Hirokazu Nosato, Masaya Iwata, Eiichi Takahashi, Yuudai Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10655965
    Abstract: A rotation rate sensor having a first structure movable with respect to the substrate, a second structure movable with respect to the substrate and with respect to the first structure, a first drive structure for deflecting the first structure with a motion component parallel to a first axis, and a second drive structure for deflecting the second structure with a motion component parallel to the first axis. The first and second structures are excitable to oscillate in counter-phase, with motion components parallel to the first axis, the first drive structure having a first spring mounted on the substrate to counteract a pivoting of the first structure around an axis parallel to a second axis extending perpendicularly to a principal extension plane, the second drive structure having a second spring mounted on the substrate to counteracts a pivoting of the second structure around a further axis parallel to the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Schmidt, Andreas Lassl, Burkhard Kuhlmann, Christian Hoeppner, Mirko Hattass, Thorsten Balslink
  • Patent number: 10495482
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a method, apparatus and a computer storage medium for improving performance of a relative position sensor, applied to a measurement apparatus. The measurement apparatus is configured to measure a relative position between a measured object and the measurement apparatus. A relative position sensor and a first auxiliary sensor are disposed on the measurement apparatus. A second auxiliary sensor is disposed on the measured object. The method includes the steps as follows. First measurement data measured by a relative position sensor is acquired, and second measurement data measured by a first auxiliary sensor and a second auxiliary sensor is acquired. An Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) is constructed on the basis of the first measurement data and the second measurement data. The first measurement data is corrected by using the EKF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ninebot (Beijing) Tech. Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Shiqian Dong, Guanjiao Ren
  • Patent number: 10469654
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electronic device, a prompting method and a related product. The electronic device includes a processor as well as a display and a memory connected with the processor. The display is configured to display an application program running in foreground. The memory is configured to store a preset application program, a falling probability corresponding to the preset application program being higher than a preset falling probability and the falling probability corresponding to the preset application program being a probability that the electronic device falls when the preset application program runs in foreground. The processor is configured to detect whether the application program running in foreground is the preset application program or not and control the display to output a prompting message when it is detected that the application program running in foreground is the preset application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Haiping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10429926
    Abstract: Physical object addition and removal based on affordance and view. A method tracks eye gaze of a group of users who view an environment, the group of users each having a respective field of view to the environment. The method assesses, based on the tracking, whether an object present in the respective fields of view of the group of users is clutter. The method also initiates a physical change to the environment based on the assessing. In some examples, assessing whether the object is clutter includes determining an extent to which the group of users avoid the object by looking around or away from the object, measuring visual dwell time on and around the object by the group of users, and/or identifying affordances of the object based on input from the group of users and/or on correlating the object to another object having known affordances associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: David C. Bastian, Aaron K. Baughman, Nicholas A. McCrory, Todd R. Whitman
  • Patent number: 10371521
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a four-mass vibrating mems structure are provided. In certain implementations, a MEMS sensor includes four proof masses, wherein each proof mass is driven such that the proof masses oscillate along radial lines extending from the center of the MEMS sensor through the center of the respective proof mass, each proof mass comprising a plurality of drive combs; and a plurality of sense combs. In further embodiments, the MEMS sensor includes at least one substrate having one or more drive electrodes for driving the four proof masses along the radial lines at a drive frequency, wherein a resonant frequency of a sense mode is different from the drive frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Burgess R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10352809
    Abstract: A physical quantity measuring device includes: a cylindrical portion having therein an inner space; a first case provided to a first end of the cylindrical portion; a sensor unit housed in the first case; a second case provided to a second end of the cylindrical portion; a circuit portion housed in the second case; a heat insulating portion disposed to face the sensor unit; a sealing portion that defines a hermetic seal between the heat insulating portion and an inner circumferential surface of the cylindrical portion; a first partition member that separates the sensor unit from the inner space at the first end; and a heat-insulative second partition member that is in contact with an opening edge or the inner circumferential surface of the second end and separates the inner space from the circuit portion near the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NAGANO KEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Matsuda, Yasuhisa Tanaka, Jinichi Todoroki
  • Patent number: 10286867
    Abstract: A vehicle safety system for a vehicle includes an electronic control unit (ECU) and at least one remote crash sensor mounted in the vehicle at a location remote from the ECU and operatively connected to the ECU. The remote crash sensor is configured to sense vehicle crash conditions and to provide data related to the sensed vehicle crash conditions to the ECU. An ECU remote sensor is mounted in the vehicle at a location remote from the ECU and near a vehicle center-of-gravity (COG). The ECU remote sensor includes an inertial measurement unit (IMU), and is configured to sense vehicle roll conditions and to provide data related to the sensed vehicle roll conditions to the ECU. The ECU is operative to receive the data provided by the at least one remote crash sensor and the ECU remote sensor, perform calculations to determine whether the data is indicative of a vehicle crash condition, and to provide a signal for actuating a vehicle occupant protection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TRW Automotive U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Marco Bracalente, Neil G. Murray, Jr., Mark W. Ramsay
  • Patent number: 10289567
    Abstract: A system for managing cache utilization includes a processor core, a lower-level cache, and a higher-level cache. In response to activating the higher-level cache, the system counts lower-level cache victims evicted from the lower-level cache. While a count of the lower-level cache victims is not greater than a threshold number, the system transfers each lower-level cache victim to a system memory without storing the lower-level cache victim to the higher-level cache. When the count of the lower-level cache victims is greater than the threshold number, the system writes each lower-level cache victim to the higher-level cache. In this manner, if the higher-level cache is deactivated before the threshold number of lower-level cache victims is reached, the higher-level cache is empty and thus may be deactivated without flushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: William L. Walker
  • Patent number: 10274918
    Abstract: A programmable logic controller for an industrial control system is disclosed which includes an application logic execution layer and at least one of an update checking layer and an output checking layer. The application logic layer is configured for processing sensor input data to generate an output parameter for an actuator. The output checking layer is configured for outputting only an allowed output parameter to the actuator. The update checking layer is configured for verifying whether application logic update defined by application logic update data corresponds to an application logic update in a list of allowed logic updates, and the application logic is updated only if the update data is allowed application logic update data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Sebastian Obermeier, Michael Wahler, Thomas Locher, Sascha Stoeter
  • Patent number: 10183200
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to lightweight, portable robot for analyzing golf balls for short game performance attributes. The preferred robot is specifically designed to be lightweight and portable and to be able to hit a golf ball off of the ground or a mat that simulates the ground such that realistic short game performance can be evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Paul A. Furze, Michael J. Toupin, Glenn Grenier, Richard Daprato, Steve Tobin
  • Patent number: 9813832
    Abstract: A mating assurance system includes first and second microphones configured to be located in a vicinity of a mating zone for electrical connectors. The first microphone is located a first distance from the mating zone and the second microphone being located a second distance from the mating zone. The first and second microphones are configured to detect audible sound when the electrical connectors are mated. An output unit is connected to the first and second microphones and receives audio signals from the first and second microphones. The output unit processes the audio signals from the first microphone and from the second microphone for mating assurance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: Khalil John Maalouf, Rodney Kenneth Spade
  • Patent number: 9798390
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a motion sensor and a processor. The motion sensor is configured to perform a sampling at a sampling rate. In each sampling, the motion sensor generates a sample by sampling an angular velocity or an acceleration of the electronic device. The motion sensor is further configured to store each sample in a buffer of the motion sensor. The processor is coupled to the motion sensor and is configured to perform a polling at a polling rate. In each polling, the processor fetches a plurality of the samples from the buffer. The processor is further configured to perform a numerical integration based on the fetched samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CM HK LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhou Ye, Chin-Lung Li, Shun-Nan Liou, Chien-Chih Hsu
  • Patent number: 9704307
    Abstract: A diagnostics unit (10) for detecting a noise, vibration, harshness (NVH) type fault observed by a user of a vehicle (90). The diagnostics unit (10) comprising: a stud type attachment means (20) for rigidly attaching the diagnostics unit (10) to a test component (30) of the vehicle (90), for example a transfer case (30). The diagnostics unit (10) also comprises an accelerometer (28a, 28b) for detecting a force of acceleration in at least one axial direction (‘X’). A power source (27) is provided within the diagnostics unit (10) along with a Bluetooth® data transmitter (25) for transmitting data gathered by the accelerometer (28a, 28b) of the diagnostics unit (10) to a computing device (50), such as a lap-top disposed within the vehicle (90). The data is analysed by the lap-top (50) to identify which component of the transfer case (30) (for example, gear, chain, bearing) is faulty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Owen, Jason Treharne
  • Patent number: 9633644
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle vibration and noise reduction system that allows the stiffness of the suspension system to be varied while ensuring a favorable noise canceling performance under all conditions. A variable elastic member (4) is incorporated in a vehicle suspension system, and a noise control unit (56) causes a canceling sound to be emitted from a loudspeaker (32) according to a reference signal obtained from a strain sensor (31) provided on the variable elastic member and an error signal obtained from a noise detection unit (33) for detecting noises in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The noise control unit is configured to change a noise canceling property of the noise control unit depending on the elastic modulus of the variable elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshio Inoue
  • Patent number: 9592833
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to the field of Highway signage and more specifically to a device for automatically capturing road curve properties and a process for automating calculating the maximum safe Advisory Speed of Roads. This invention is a new device that automates the accurate measurement of road curve/Railway radius and super elevation. This information is assembled to automatically report the recommended curve speed, or Curve Advisor Speed (CAS) for a particular curve. The device is assembled into a single, compact, low power and transportable case which can be driven at normal road speeds in a car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: RIEKER INC.
    Inventors: Edward P. Denigan, Joseph P. Caruso, Charles E. Gosnell, Abhay A. Tambe
  • Patent number: 9560779
    Abstract: An enclosure for thermally stabilizing a temperature sensitive component on a circuit board is provided. The enclosure comprises a first cover section configured to be mounted over a portion of a first side of the circuit board where at least one temperature sensitive component is mounted. The first cover section includes a first lid, and at least one sidewall that extends from a perimeter of the first lid. The enclosure also comprises a second cover section configured to be mounted over a portion of a second side of the circuit board opposite from the first cover section. The second cover section includes a second lid, and at least one sidewall that extends from a perimeter of the second lid. The first and second cover sections are configured to releasably connect with the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Novysedlak, Ondrej Hajek, Martin Konecny, Milan Vasicek
  • Patent number: 9383385
    Abstract: A system and method for detection of speed sensor position in an engine comprising speed sensors and a controller having channels each operatively connected to a different one of the speed sensors. A memory stores predetermined sensor position arrangements each identifying, for each one of the channels, a speed sensor connected to the channel, and predetermined engine parameter values each associated with a corresponding predetermined sensor position arrangement. A current engine parameter value is computed on the basis of received input data. The predetermined sensor position arrangements and the predetermined engine parameter values are retrieved from the memory and a predetermined engine parameter value that matches the current engine parameter value is determined. The predetermined sensor position arrangement associated with the predetermined engine parameter value is then identified and, for each one of the channels, the speed sensor currently connected to the channel is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Day, Royston D'Souza, Faran Hafeez
  • Patent number: 9360324
    Abstract: A user-heading determining system (10) for pedestrian use includes a multiple-axis accelerometer (110) having acceleration sensors; a device-heading sensor circuit (115) physically situated in a fixed relationship to the accelerometer (110); an electronic circuit (100) operable to generate signals representing components of acceleration sensed by the accelerometer (110) sensors, and to electronically process at least some part of the signals to produce an estimation of attitude of a user motion with respect to the accelerometer, and further to combine the attitude estimation (750, ?) with a device heading estimation (770, ?) responsive to the device-heading sensor circuit, to produce a user heading estimation (780); and an electronic display (190) responsive to the electronic circuit (100) to display information at least in part based on the user heading estimation. Other systems, circuits and processes are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Jayawardan Janardhanan, Goutam Dutta, Varun Tripuraneni
  • Patent number: 9191762
    Abstract: An audible alarm detector is disclosed, consisting of a microphone, band-pass filter, counter and controller. The microphone converts the acoustic signal to an electrical signal for further processing. The band-pass filter removes frequencies different from the nominal frequency of a pulsed tone alarm. The counter detects the fundamental frequency of the filtered signal in sequential time intervals. The controller compares the counter's output for each time interval with the nominal count for the expected alarm frequency. The controller also compares the results from sequential time intervals against the nominal time-sequence of the anticipated, pulsed-tone alarm. A sufficiently close match results in a positive detection condition. An audible alarm detection method is also disclosed, consisting of low-pass filtering, followed by baseline-comparison, followed by counting, followed by discrimination based on counts, followed by comparison of discriminator output sequence versus the nominal sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph M. Matesa
  • Patent number: 9159507
    Abstract: A bicycle handle system comprises a handle element to be fastened on a handlebar. Further, a control element is arranged laterally next to the handle element. The control element serves to control an electric auxiliary motor. The control element has a bearing element on which an actuation element can be turned. The bearing element has switching tabs connected thereto. By turning the actuation element, the switching tabs actuate electric switching elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Mueller, Andreas Krause
  • Patent number: 9030191
    Abstract: A sensor subassembly for a vehicle has at least one sensor unit arranged in a cap-shaped plastic part. The cap-shaped plastic part is carried by a retaining bush and seals off the retaining bush at one end. An associated device is configured to measure rotational movement of a wheel bearing. A resilient sealing and compensating element in pressed in between the-shaped plastic part and the retaining bush, in a first sealing area for sealing off a first leakage path, so that the cap-like plastic part, in conjunction with the sealing and compensating element, seals off the retaining bush tightly at one end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Kenichi Ninomiya, Matthias Waibler, Anwar Hegazi, Andreas Fink, Mirko Scheer
  • Publication number: 20150114111
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an MEMS sensor, including: a sensor unit; and a substrate connected to the sensor unit, in which the substrate may be provided with a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) to correspond to an outer peripheral portion of the sensor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Won Kyu Jeung, Chang Hyun Lim, Jung Won Lee, Jong Hyeong Song
  • Patent number: 9020154
    Abstract: An acoustic apparatus including circuitry to correct for acoustic cross-coupling of acoustic drivers mounted in a common acoustic enclosure. A plurality of acoustic drivers are mounted in the acoustic enclosure so that motion of each of the acoustic drivers causes motion in each of the other acoustic drivers. A canceller cancels the motion of each of the acoustic drivers caused by motion of each of the other acoustic drivers. A cancellation adjuster cancels the motion of each of the acoustic drivers that may result from the operation of the canceller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Klaus Hartung, Roman Katzer
  • Patent number: 9003880
    Abstract: A system includes a non-destructive testing (NDT) system having an NDT probe and a processor. The NDT probe includes a testing sensor and a motion sensor. The testing sensor is configured to capture sensor data from an inspection area, and the motion sensor is configured to detect a measurement speed at which the NDT probe moves relative to the inspection area. The processor is configured to determine a speed comparison between the measurement speed and a reference speed range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Scott Leo Sbihli, Jason Howard Messinger, Francois Xavier De Fromont, Robert Carroll Ward
  • Publication number: 20150096371
    Abstract: A method of initializing speed sensors in a rotational system is used determine a sensor spacing. An indexing feature is identified at each of two locations on an outer circumference of a wheel path corresponding to two speed sensors, as well as the speed of the wheel. The spacing of the sensors is then determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: John M. O'Neil, John J. Nardella
  • Publication number: 20150081213
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a limb strike detector are provided. In certain embodiments, a system for detecting limb strikes comprises an inertial measurement unit (IMU) that provides inertial measurements; and a processing unit that receives the inertial measurements from the IMU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley J. Hawkinson, Paul Samanant, Michael Ray Elgersma
  • Publication number: 20150041585
    Abstract: A bogie beam sensor may include a bracket and a target arm pivotably coupled to the bracket. The bracket may be coupled to a bogie beam. A sensor may be coupled to the bracket, and a target may be coupled to the target arm. A drive link may be coupled to the target arm and a piston. In response to the bogie beam pivoting with respect to the piston, the drive link may cause the target arm to rotate with respect to the bogie beam. The sensor may detect movement of the target on the target arm, and an angular position of the bogie beam may be determined based on the position of the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Holloway, James Acks
  • Patent number: 8949070
    Abstract: A method or apparatus for monitoring human activity using an inertial sensor is described. The method includes monitoring accelerations, and identifying a current user activity from a plurality of user activities based on the accelerations. In one embodiment, each of the plurality of user activities is associated with one of a plurality of types of periodic human motions that are detectable by the portable electronic device, and wherein the identification of the current user activity is made based on detecting two or more instances of the periodic human motion associated with the user activity. The method further includes counting periodic human motions appropriate to the current user activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, Mark Andrew Christensen, Brian Y. Lee, David Vogel
  • Patent number: 8941740
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an image recorder configured to record video images. The apparatus also includes a display screen configured to present the video images to a user and to create notations overlying one or more of the video images based on user input. The apparatus further includes a transceiver configured to stream the video images over a wireless mesh network and to transmit data associated with the notations over the wireless mesh network. The apparatus could also include components for providing cryptographic keys to wireless nodes joining the wireless mesh network, a sensor for detecting or measuring one or more characteristics, and/or an asset tracker for transmitting or receive signals for identifying a location of the apparatus. The apparatus could further include at least one voice unit supporting bidirectional voice communications and/or a site survey unit for identifying signal strengths associated with detected wireless nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Hai D. Pham, David R. Kaufman, Ramakrishna S. Budampati, Anoop K. Mathur
  • Patent number: 8933801
    Abstract: A fall detection method determines a fall detection algorithm based on sensor data aggregated from a plurality of fall detection devices. Sensor data is obtained from one of the plurality of fall detection devices not included in the aggregated sensor data. A probable fall event of the obtained sensor data is determined based on the fall detection algorithm. An alarm signal is generated based upon the determination of the probable fall event. A validity of the probable fall event is determined, and the fall detection algorithm is refined using the obtained sensor data and the validity of the probable fall event each time sensor data is obtained from any of the plurality of fall detection devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Linear LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Sweeney, James J. Haflinger
  • Publication number: 20150007658
    Abstract: A motion detection device specifies a movement of at least one of a subject and a sporting gear as an indicator of a trigger signal, using an output from an inertial sensor. The movement of at least one of the subject and the sporting gear is specified in the output from the inertial sensor. The trigger signal is generated according to the specified movement. The subject causes the trigger signal to be generated at proper timing through his or her own movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Yuya ISHIKAWA, Kenya KODAIRA
  • Patent number: 8919197
    Abstract: A bank angle detecting device includes an angular velocity sensor for detecting a roll rate and a yaw rate of the vehicle, a roll rate estimating circuit for calculating an estimated roll rate, which is an angular velocity about a forward and rearward axis, on the basis of the roll rate, the yaw rate and a travelling speed, a bank angle estimator for calculating an estimated bank angle from the estimated roll rate, a straightforward travel determiner for determining a straightforward travelling condition on the basis of the estimated roll rate and an estimated yaw rate, a time-of-straight-forward-travel drift amount estimator for estimating a time-of-straight-forward drift amount from an output of the angular sensor in the event that the straightforward travel determiner determines a straightforward travel, and an angular velocity corrector for correcting the output of the angular velocity sensor with the time-of-straight-forward drift amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takuya Sakamoto, Yoshiteru Harada
  • Patent number: 8914164
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for calculating Mach number and true airspeed without reference to data from a pitot static sensor. The true airspeed and Mach number are calculated using the altitude information from GPS, IRS, Radio Altimeter and other onboard sensors other than the air data computer (ADC). The computed true airspeed or Mach number could be used to confirm the ADC information or in lieu of the ADC information when the ADC information is unreliable or unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Visvanathan Thanigai Nathan, Thanga Anandappan
  • Publication number: 20140361883
    Abstract: A collision sensor assembly is attachable to a stationary structure such as a pallet rack, a door frame, the corner of a wall, or the like. The collision sensor is configured to sense when a collision occurs with the stationary structure such as when a piece of movable machinery contacts the stationary structure. The collision sensor assembly includes a sensor operatively connected to a processor which determines when a collision occurs, and produces a signal to an output signal generator to provide an external indication of the collision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Sentry Protection Products
    Inventors: James P. Ryan, Jeffrey P. Wagner
  • Patent number: 8907791
    Abstract: A door assembly includes a first door skin and a second door skin spaced apart from the first door skin. The assembly also includes an energy sensor generating an energy signature signal and a memory storing a door component operating signature. A controller is coupled to the accelerometer and forms a comparison of the energy signature signal to the door component operating signature and generates a door component operation status signal in response to the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: TD IP Holdco, LLC
    Inventors: Patricia Yulkowski, Leon Yulkowski, Edward J. Yenni
  • Publication number: 20140345381
    Abstract: A motion rate sensor for detecting the rate of movement of an article, comprising: a housing relative to which, in use, the article moves, a detection unit disposed within the housing, the detection unit including a conversion device adapted for generating detector signals caused by the motion of the article, and processing circuitry adapted for receiving said detector signals and outputting motion signals indicative of the rate of movement of the article. In embodiments, the detector signals are caused by variations in optical or light energy, in magnetic fields or radiation intensity. The variations may be caused by variations on the surface in the article, for example a random or repetitive pattern. An apparatus and method for calibrating the sensor are also disclosed, as are a system and method for determining the speed of motion of an article using the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Nigel J. Cronin, Adam Guy
  • Publication number: 20140338445
    Abstract: A method of utilizing a mobile device to detect an emergency includes detecting whether the mobile device is carried by a user; detecting an acceleration status of the mobile device when the mobile device is determined to be carried by the user; and determining whether the user is in the emergency according to the acceleration status of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Wei-Chih Lin, Chih-Ping Huang, Yuan-Chan Lee
  • Publication number: 20140338448
    Abstract: A pressure sensor includes a socket portion and a nut portion which are integrally molded with resin, a screw portion which is tightly fixed to a side wall of an opening in a concave part of the nut portion by adhesive, and a sense element which is fixed to the screw portion and is disposed in the concave part of the nut portion. The socket portion, the nut portion and the screw portion constitute a package. A through hole introducing the pressure measurement target liquid is formed in the screw portion. An external lead-out terminal is fixed to the sense element. The external lead-out terminal passes through the through hole on a base of the concave part of the nut portion, and is tightly fixed to the socket portion with adhesive. The external lead-out terminal is a connection terminal to be connected with external wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Kimihiro ASHINO