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MEASUREMENT SYSTEM IN A SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENT

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702 - Data processing: measuring, calibrating, or testing

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
702057000 Electrical signal parameter measurement system 1999
702033000 Mechanical measurement system 1530
702019000 Biological or biochemical 1309
702002000 Earth science 1109
702022000 Chemical analysis 604
702081000 Quality evaluation 223
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20090063053METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BLIND SPOT IDENTIFICATION AND WARNING UTILIZING VISUAL INDICATORS - A method for detecting and alerting a driver of vehicles in their blind spots, includes: tracking movement and relative position of a driver to one or more vehicles; determining one or more driver blind spots; determining when at least one of the one or more vehicles approaches one of the driver blind spots; determining when at least one of the one or more vehicles occupies one of the driver blind spots; activating one or more indicators in response to one or more vehicles approaching and occupying one of the driver blind spots; wherein the one or more indicators comprise light emitting diodes (LED), liquid crystal display (LCD), plasma, projected elements, and electroluminescent elements; and wherein a sequence and pattern of activating the one or more indicators is determined based on the relative position of the driver to the one or more vehicles.03-05-2009
20120191348ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETECTING STATUS OF IMAGE MEASURING MACHINE - A method detects a status of an image measuring machine using an electronic device. The method searches a measuring process of the image measuring machine, records a closed status of the image measuring machine if the measuring process has not been found, obtains status information of the image measuring machine if the measuring process has been found, and calculates a variation of the status information. The method further records a stopped status of the image measuring machine if the variation of the status information is less than a preset value within a specified length of time, or records an operating status of the image measuring machine if the variation of the status information is greater than or equal to the preset value within the specified length of time.07-26-2012
20090292469PORTABLE APPARATUS FOR STORING TASTE AND ODOR - Provided is a portable apparatus for recognizing and storing taste/odor, and a method thereof. The apparatus, includes: a sensor for recognizing taste/odor information by using at least one sensor and modulating the taste/odor information into an electrical signal; a control unit for transforming the recognized taste/odor information into a standardized format to record the taste/odor information in a storage; a storage for storing the standardized taste/odor information by control of the control unit; an input/output interface for transmitting the stored taste/odor information to outside; and a power source for supplying power to each constituent element.11-26-2009
20110238311UTILITY MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USE - Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, systems, and devices for monitoring one or more utilities consumed within a monitored area. At least certain disclosed methods include detecting an amount of a first utility consumed by a load associated with a device. An amount of a second utility consumed by a load associated with the device is detected. The identity of the device is determined based on the amount of the first and second utility consumed. In further disclosed methods, a utility monitoring method is disclosed that includes measuring an amount of a utility consumed by a first device at a first time and an amount of a utility consumed by a second device at a second time. The identity of the first device is determined based on the measured consumption of the first and second devices at the first and second time. In certain implementations, the electricity meter uses an effective variance analysis of the conductance waveform on an electrical circuit to identify specific appliances.09-29-2011
20090024324Method and System for GRR Testing - A method and a system for automatically performing gauge repeatability and reproducibility (GRR) tests is provided. A handler is used to automatically move semiconductor devices from a device tray or other storage device into position for testing. When operating in a GRR mode, the handler is configured to place each of the semiconductor devices being tested in each possible testing position. A series of tests is performed on each of the semiconductor devices being tested in each of the possible testing positions. Furthermore, the series of tests may be repeated multiple times for each of the semiconductor devices in each position. In this embodiment, it is preferred that the semiconductor devices be reseated after each completing each series of tests. The semiconductor devices may be individual dies, systems on chips, multi-chip modules, or wafers.01-22-2009
20110301847Automatic Initiation Of Reference Spectra Library Generation For Optical Monitoring - A method of generating reference spectra includes polishing a first substrate in a polishing apparatus, measuring a sequence of spectra from the first substrate during polishing with an in-situ optical monitoring system, for each spectrum in the sequence of spectra, determining a best matching reference spectrum from a first plurality of first reference spectra to generate a sequence of reference spectra, calculating a value of a metric of fit of the sequence of spectra to the sequence of reference spectra, comparing the value of the metric of fit to a threshold value and determining whether to generate a second library based on the comparison, and if the second library is determined to be generated, storing the sequence of spectra as a second plurality of reference spectra.12-08-2011
20120065885MAINTENANCE SUPPORT DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM - A maintenance support device, supporting a maintenance work by providing a maintenance worker with information useful for a maintenance object, includes: a data storage unit; a characteristic acquiring unit that acquires a narrowing-down useful characteristic value; an information receiving unit that receives maintenance execution information; a storage process executing unit that executes a process of storing the maintenance execution information in association with execution timing information; and a graph image providing unit that forms a graph image in which a graph indicating a change in a plurality of narrowing-down useful characteristic values and a mark representing the execution timing are drawn in two dimensional coordinates including a value axis which is a coordinate axis for representing a value magnitude of the narrowing-down useful characteristic value and an operation axis which is a coordinate axis for representing the number of operation times or an operation time of the maintenance object.03-15-2012
20120239297VALUE ACQUIRING METHOD, SENSOR CONTROL APPARATUS, SENSOR CONTROL METHOD, SENSOR CONTROL MEDIUM, AND ACQUISITION INTERVAL CONTROL MEDIUM - A sensor value acquiring method employed in a computer, comprising: 09-20-2012
20120296568METHODS FOR MEASURING CHARGE TRANSPORT MOLECULE GRADIENT - The present embodiments are generally directed to layers that are useful in imaging apparatus members and components, for use in electrophotographic, including digital, apparatuses. More particularly, the embodiments pertain to an electrophotographic imaging member having a charge transport layer in which a charge transport molecule (CTM) concentration gradient is formed through a single coating pass using only a single charge transport layer solution, and time-of-flight based methods of measuring the CTM gradient through the thickness of the charge transport layer.11-22-2012
20080288170System and Method for Aligning a Railroad Signaling System - A system is provided for aligning a railroad signal. The system includes at least one tilt device and at least one directional device to measure the respective tilt and direction of the railroad signal, and at least one controller coupled to the tilt device and the directional device. The controller is switchable between a calibration mode and a monitoring mode. Upon switching to the calibration mode, a correct tilt and correct direction of the railroad signal in a proper alignment is respectively measured and recorded in a memory of the controller. More particularly, upon recording the correct tilt and correct direction, the controller switches into the monitoring mode to determine if one of a measured tilt and a measured direction of the railroad signal exceeds a respective tilt threshold and direction threshold stored in the memory of the controller.11-20-2008
20080312835Method of and apparati for sizing rodeo ropes - A method for and apparatus for determining the loop size of a rodeo rope comprising determining a circumference C, determining a spoke S length, providing a chart having loop sizes corresponding to a range of circumference measurements and spoke measurements, and finding a loop size based upon the measured circumference and measured spoke. The loop size refers to a set of parameters that characterize the rope. The method can be implemented by a computer and associated software.12-18-2008
20090005989INSPECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-SEGMENT PRODUCTS - Inspection systems and methods for their use are described, wherein the systems comprise: a movable carrier having a plurality of spaced receptacles, each spaced receptacle sized to accept a sample; a first pin positioned proximate to the movable carrier and connected to a first movable member capable of reciprocally moving the first pin alternately into and out of contact with a first end of a sample disposed in one of the spaced receptacles; a second pin positioned proximate to the movable carrier and connected to a second movable member capable of reciprocally moving the second pin alternately into and out of contact with a second end of the sample disposed in the one of the spaced receptacles; a measurement sensor capable of determining a value associated with the sample disposed in the one of the spaced receptacles; and an evaluation device in communication with the measurement sensor for receiving the value, the evaluation device providing a comparison between the value and a predetermined value.01-01-2009
20120078514SAMPLE ANALYZING SYSTEM, SAMPLE ANALYZER AND MANAGEMENT APPARATUS - The present invention is a sample analyzing system, comprising a sample analyzer and a management apparatus connected to the sample analyzer via a communication network. The management apparatus comprises: a first memory that stores a computer program for the sample analyzer and manual data which corresponds to a version of the computer program; a first communication device; and a first controller configured to transmit, via the first communication device to the sample analyzer, the computer program and the manual data corresponding to the version of the computer program stored in the first memory. The sample analyzer comprises: a second communication device; a second memory that stores the computer program and the manual data received by the second communication device; and a second controller configured to execute the computer program stored in the second memory.03-29-2012
20110246072DIGITAL INTERIOR SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A digital interior system includes a sensitivity-space-environment detection engine for collecting sensitivity information, space related information, or environmental information about an interior space. Further, the digital interior system includes an interior content generation system for generating interior content about each of objects in the interior space based on the sensitivity information, space related information or environmental information collected by the sensitivity-space-environment detection engine. Furthermore, the digital interior system includes a digital interior construction system for performing interior construction using each of pieces of interior content generated by the interior content generation system.10-06-2011
20100198515Method for Calculation of the Magnification and/or Distortion and Method for Production of a Spectacle Lens with Low Magnification and/or Distortion - The invention relates to a method for calculation of the local magnification and/or the local distortion of a spectacle lens in at least one predetermined or predeterminable viewing direction, with the spectacle lens being designed to correct a refraction deficit of an eye, and having at least one object-side surface and one second eye-side surface, comprising the following steps: Calculation for the predetermined or predeterminable viewing direction of the profile of a main beam which originates from a predetermined or predeterminable infinitesimally small object and, after refraction by the spectacle lens, passes through the rotation point of the eye, through the entrance pupil of the eye or through the principal plane of the eye; determination of the main curvatures and directions of a local wavefront associated with the main beam on refraction by the spectacle lens; calculation of the local magnification and/or the local distortion of the spectacle lens from the determined main curvatures and directions of the local wavefront, the data relating to the profile of the main beam, and the data relating to the spectacle lens.08-05-2010
20090216450APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INSPECTING OVERLAPPING FIGURE, AND CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM WRITING APPARATUS - An apparatus for inspecting overlapping figures includes a chip overlap inspection unit configured to input a data file on each chip of a plurality of chips arranged in a writing pattern, and inspect an existence of an overlap between a plurality of chips, based on arrangement data on each region of the plurality of chips, a setting unit configured to set, with respect to the plurality of chips, a plurality of hierarchies and a plurality of cell regions of each of the plurality of hierarchies, an extraction unit configured to extract, with respect to a plurality of chips where the overlap occurs, a cell region where the overlap is located, from a higher hierarchy level to a lower hierarchy level in order, a figure overlap judging unit configured to judge an existence of an overlap between a figure in the cell region extracted and a figure in the other cell region extracted, and an output unit configured to output data on a plurality of figures overlapping.08-27-2009
20090222206Golf Club Fitting Apparatus And Method - A golf club fitting apparatus comprises an image display unit; a linear guide having a lower end that is attached to the image display unit and rotatable in relation to the unit; an arm that is attached to the linear guide and slidable in relation to the linear guide; a first encoder coupled to the linear guide and configured to generate a rotation signal when the linear guide is rotated relative to the image display unit; a second encoder capable of generating a linear measurement signal when the linear guide slides; and image display logic coupled to the first encoder, second encoder, and image display unit and which when executed by one or more processors causes displaying a golf club head image on the image display unit, and re-displaying the image in a changed configuration in response to one or both of the rotation signal and the linear measurement signal.09-03-2009
20090222205Data logger with indicia surface - A data logger includes an enclosure, one or more sensors within the enclosure for recording environmental conditions, and a base surface treated to facilitate marking and located within a perimeter of an outer surface of the enclosure.09-03-2009
20090299634MONITOR UNITS CALCULATION METHOD FOR PROTON FIELDS - A method for determining a monitor unit that is associated with a process using ions, includes obtaining a depth dose curve, determining a characteristic parameter based on the depth dose curve, and using the characteristic parameter to determine a first monitor unit factor. A system for determining a monitor unit that is associated with a process using protons, includes a processor that is configured for obtaining a depth dose curve, determining a characteristic parameter based on the depth dose curve, and using the characteristic parameter to determine a first monitor unit factor.12-03-2009
20100023265ADAPTIVE VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED DRIVING STYLE RECOGNITION - An adaptive vehicle control system that classifies a driver's driving style based on characteristic maneuvers and road and traffic conditions. The system includes a plurality of vehicle sensors that detect various vehicle parameters. A maneuver identification processor receives the sensor signals to identify a characteristic maneuver of the vehicle and provides a maneuver identifier signal of the maneuver. A style characterization processor receives the maneuver identifier signals, sensor signals from the vehicle sensors and the traffic and road condition signals, and classifies driving style based on the signals to classify the style of the driver driving the vehicle.01-28-2010
20080300789Method for determining the order of execution of assays of a sample in a laboratory automation system - A method for arranging assays in an order for execution in a system that employs a plurality of clinical analyzers, typically automated clinical analyzers. The method comprises the steps of (a) prioritizing the order of execution of a number of individual assays in a set of assays for a given sample in a sample container, the priority of an individual assay in the set of assays for the given sample being specified by the sensitivity of the individual assay, wherein there is at least one sample-to-sample carryover contribution from at least one other sample, an assay of the at least one other sample preceding the individual assay of the given sample; (b) comparing the sum of the sample-to-sample carryover contribution(s) from the at least one other sample for at least one assay of the at least one other sample that precedes the individual assay of the given sample to the sensitivity threshold of the individual assay of the given sample; and (c) using this comparison to determine whether to establish an order for the execution of assays for the given sample that includes the individual assay of the given sample or dispense at least a portion of the given sample into at least one additional container in order to carry out the assay.12-04-2008
20120041679LOW DOSE SINGLE STEP GRATING BASED X-RAY PHASE CONTRAST IMAGING - Phase sensitive X-ray imaging methods provide substantially increased contrast over conventional absorption based imaging, and therefore new and otherwise inaccessible information. The use of gratings as optical elements in hard X-ray phase imaging overcomes some of the problems impairing the wider use of phase contrast in X-ray radiography and tomography. To separate the phase information from other contributions detected with a grating interferometer, a phase-stepping approach has been considered, which implies the acquisition of multiple radiographic projections. Here, an innovative, highly sensitive X-ray tomographic phase contrast imaging approach is presented based on grating interferometry, which extracts the phase contrast signal without the need of phase stepping. Compared to the existing phase step approach, the main advantage of this new method dubbed “reverse projection” is the significantly reduced delivered dose, without degradation of the image quality.02-16-2012
20110112769METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE, OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE, AND SENSOR ARRANGEMENT - A method for manufacturing an optical waveguide, in which a waveguide structure including a waveguide layer of ZnS—SiO05-12-2011
20100010743Multi-Sensor Detectors - A multi-sensor fire detector incorporates at least one acoustic resonator and other type or types of fire sensor. Other types include smoke sensors, gas sensors or optically based fire sensors. Outputs from the acoustic resonator can be processed with or without outputs from the other type or types of fire sensors to establish the presence of an alarm condition. Multiple acoustic resonators can be incorporated into the same detector.01-14-2010
20120158302LIGHT INTENSITY MEASUREMENT APPARATUS - A light intensity measurement apparatus includes a universal serial bus (USB) interface, a number of light sensors, and a micro control unit (MCU). The USB is operable to be connected to a computer. The light sensors are operable to sense light signals and convert the sensed light signals to corresponding electrical signals. The MCU is operable to receive the electrical signals and convert the electrical signals to USB data signals, and then transmit the USB data signals to the computer through the USB interface.06-21-2012
20120215444RESONANCE CALCULATION PROGRAM AND ANALYZING APPARATUS - [Problem to be Solved] To provide a resonance calculation program capable of evaluating a physical quantity such as an effective cross section in a radial direction of a circular region of a fuel rod by making a resonance calculation based on the equivalence principle.08-23-2012
20120271548CONTROLLING SENSOR NETWORKS - A control element for a sensor network having a set of different sensors. In operation, the control element transfers connections between the control element and the set of different sensors, where the transfer connections are compliant with respective sensor-specific protocols. A sensor controller element is provided for each sensor, and establishes transfer connections between the control element and new sensors in runtime. Information obtained in a sensor-specific protocol format from the sensors is converted into a common format in the sensor controller elements. The common format information is processed by a set of common control components of the control element. The control element provides a service based on the information in the common format to at least one consumer, and updates the service in accordance with the sensors present in the sensor network.10-25-2012
20110238310FRY CYCLE MONITORING - A method comprises operating one or more commercial fryers, including activating an operational event for the one or more commercial fryers by sending a current through a wire to an operational member of the commercial fryer, collecting information each time a different operational event is carried out in the commercial fryer by sensing whether the current is flowing through the wire or by sensing whether a voltage is present in the wire, and communicating the information to a database.09-29-2011
20090037108CROSS-FIBER DIFFUSION MRI - A method for processing MRI data in which a reference direction and a first voxel are selected. A first transverse orientation vector associated with the first voxel is determined. This first transverse orientation vector is normal to the reference direction. On the basis of the first transverse orientation vector, a second voxel is selected. A second transverse orientation vector associated with the second voxel is also selected. This second transverse orientation vector is likewise normal to the reference direction. The method also includes determining whether a relationship between the first and second transverse orientation vectors is consistent with a track normal to the reference direction and extending between the first and second voxels.02-05-2009
20130018584ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH WORK-MODE SWITCHING FUNCTION AND METHOD THEREOFAANM YOU; QIANGAACI Shenzhen CityAACO CNAAGP YOU; QIANG Shenzhen City CN - The electronic device controls an environment parameter detecting unit to detect the environment parameters of the environment which the electronic device is placed in periodically. It determines the environment parameter range which the detected environment parameters fall into. Determines whether the environment parameter range which the detected environment parameters fall into has changed, and switches a current working mode to one of the working mode sets for the environment range which the environment parameters fall into.01-17-2013
20130096831AUTOMATIC, ADAPTIVE AND OPTIMIZED SENSOR SELECTION AND VIRTUALIZATION - A system, method and computer program product for managing sensors. One example of embodiment includes a data reader to receive sensor measurements from sensors. A user value collector receives user values from users representing a user's measurement of an abstract concept. A data store saves the sensor measurements and the user values in computer readable memory. The system further includes a virtual sensor generator. The virtual sensor generator determines a mapping function based on the stored sensor measurements and user values. Furthermore, given a new set of sensor measurements from the sensors, the virtual sensor generator employs the mapping function to generate a new virtual sensor value.04-18-2013
20110251792METHOD FOR SERVICING A FIELD DEVICE OF PROCESS AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY HAVING AT LEAST TWO MEASUREMENT CHANNELS AND FIELD DEVICE OF PROCESS AUTOMATION TECNOLOGY HAVING AT LEAST TWO MEASUREMENT CHANNELS AND BEING SUITABLE FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD - In a method for servicing a field device of process automation technology having at least two measurement channels, with the assistance of an external service unit, separate device descriptions are provided in the service unit for the measurement channels. The individual measurement channels can be invoked on the service unit via the corresponding device descriptions as logical units, so that, in servicing, the field device appears to the user as at least two logically independent field devices.10-13-2011

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