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20130030749Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer and Method of Magnetic Field Correction - In a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, a sample spins about an axis tilted at a magic angle, a corrective magnetic field generating portion produces a corrective magnetic field, and a control portion controls the operation of the corrective magnetic field generating portion. An arithmetic unit included in the control portion uses at least one of B01-31-2013
20090192751SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING SENSOR DATA - Systems and methods for processing sensor data are provided. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided for calibration of a continuous analyte sensor. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided for classification of a level of noise on a sensor signal. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided for determining a rate of change for analyte concentration based on a continuous sensor signal. In some embodiments, systems and methods for alerting or alarming a patient based on prediction of glucose concentration are provided.07-30-2009
20090192750Parallel testing system with shared golden calibration table and method thereof - A parallel testing system with shared golden calibration table includes: a storage unit, multiple testing platforms, and a server. The storage unit is used for storing the golden calibration table, and the testing platforms are used to test a device under test (DUT) respectively by utilizing the golden calibration table. The server is connected to the storage unit and the testing platforms to send the golden calibration table to the testing platforms, and then, to cumulatively record calibration data produced after the testing platforms respectively test the DUTs, so that the server can further perform a weighted arithmetic operation to the calibration data so as to update the golden calibration table. Thereby, the purpose of accelerating the convergence speed of the golden calibration table can be achieved.07-30-2009
20100076714MAXIMUM INFORMATION CAPTURE FROM ENERGY CONSTRAINED SENSOR NODES - Adaptable self-powered sensor node and methods of operation providing real-time monitoring and management of node operation. The adaptable self-powered sensor node incorporates an adaptable generator and a radio transmitter to operate remotely without the need for power or communication wiring. Data analysis capabilities provide for maximizing information extracted from sensors and analysis and providing control or reporting information utilizing a strategy to minimize energy usage while reducing information entropy.03-25-2010
20130085701Self-Calibrating Ion Meter - An ion meter is calibrated by providing two ISFETS with different areas, where the two gate areas are used to calibrate the two ISFETS with respect to one another. The use of two ISFET gates that can be calibrated with respect to one another eliminates the need for an ion meter to be recalibrated before every use, and allows the ion meter to measure the concentration in the solution over an extended period of time.04-04-2013
20130080106ENHANCED AWG WAVEFORM CALIBRATION USING S-PARAMETERS - Embodiments of the present invention provide enhanced methods of calibrating arbitrary waveform generators using s-parameters, and arbitrary waveform generators calibrated according to those methods. Methods are provided for calibrating a single, non-interleaved channel of an arbitrary waveform generator, calibrating multiple interleaved channels, and calibrating pairs of channels, both interleaved and non-interleaved, to generate differential signals.03-28-2013
20130080105ENHANCED AWG WAVEF0RM CALIBRATION USING S-PARAMETERS - Embodiments of the present invention provide enhanced methods of calibrating arbitrary waveform generators using s-parameters, and arbitrary waveform generators calibrated according to those methods. Methods are provided for calibrating a single, non-interleaved channel of an arbitrary waveform generator, calibrating multiple interleaved channels, and calibrating pairs of channels, both interleaved and non-interleaved, to generate differential signals.03-28-2013
20130085700TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVED PEDOMETER READINGS - Techniques are provided for improving pedometer readings. In some embodiments, motion data, such as acceleration data is detected, and a magnitude of the acceleration data, referred to as the modulus, is processed. Techniques involve performing frequency analysis on the modulus. In some embodiments, the modulus samples are counted perform frequency analysis on each complete sample set. Each complete sample set includes overlapping samples with the previous sample set. A suitable frequency analysis algorithm, such as fast Fourier transform (FFT) dominant frequency computation is performed on each sample set to determine the dominant frequency of the modulus. The dominant frequency of the modulus may be smoothed in some embodiments to remove irregularities such as spikes or periods of inactivity. In some embodiments, results of frequency analysis may be used to determine whether a detected step is a walking step or a running step.04-04-2013
20090157344CONTROL AND CALIBRATION SOLUTIONS AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE - Control and calibration solutions are described that provide control and calibration data that is recognized by a test meter allowing the meter to segregate the control and calibration data from regular test data. Recognition and segregation of the control and calibration data can occur automatically with no additional input from the meter's user. Methods for use of the solutions are also provided.06-18-2009
20100332175REMOTE PROCESSING OF WELL TOOL SENSOR DATA AND CORRECTION OF SENSOR DATA ON DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS - For some embodiments, a software application for correcting sensor data in a remote database (12-30-2010
20090299674OPTICAL DISTORTION CALIBRATION FOR ELECTRO-OPTICAL SENSORS - Optical distortion calibration for an Electro-Optical sensor in a chamber eliminates calibration of the mirror controller and allows for calibration while the target is in motion across the FOV thus providing a more efficient and accurate calibration. A target pattern is projected through sensor optics with line of sight motion across the sensor FOV to generate a sequence of frames. Knowing that the true distances between the same targets remain constant with line of sight motion across the sensor's FOV. coefficients of a function F representative of the non-linear distortion in the sensor optics are fit from observed target positions in a subset of frames to true line of sight so that distances between targets are preserved as the pattern moves across the FOV. The coefficients are stored as calibration terms with the sensor.12-03-2009
20120185198CALIBRATION SYSTEM FOR USE WITH LATERAL FLOW ASSAY TEST STRIPS - A method of adjusting a final signal value measured on a lateral flow assay test strip, by: identifying a pre-determined calibration method for the test strip, wherein the pre-determined calibration method corresponds to the manufacturing lot from which the test strip has been made; measuring signal values while performing a lateral flow assay reaction on a test strip; determining a final signal value; and adjusting the final signal value based upon the identified pre-selected calibration method for the test strip.07-19-2012
20130046501Measuring system - A measuring system including: at least one sensor module having a measuring transducer and an electronics module. The electronics module has a data memory, and a superordinated control unit, connected to the at least one sensor module via an interface module. The interface module has a signal processing, and communication, electronics, which converts received signals from a control unit into signals processable by the sensor module and outputs these signals to the sensor module. The control unit is embodied to execute an operating program; the operating program is embodied to read out sensor specific data and, based on the data read out, to provide to a user a guiding through a sequence of steps for performing at least one calibration procedure associated with the sensor module and to operate the sensor module for performing the calibration procedure.02-21-2013
20130046500METHOD FOR CORRECTING THE STACKING PHENOMENON APPLIED TO X-RAY SPECTRUMS ACQUIRED USING A SPECTROMETRIC SENSOR - A method correcting a measured spectrum of X radiation, according to a number of channels Nc, each channel i corresponding to an energy range between E02-21-2013
20090043525SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR CONTINUOUS ANALYTE SENSOR - Systems and methods for dynamically and intelligently estimating analyte data from a continuous analyte sensor, including receiving a data stream, selecting one of a plurality of algorithms, and employing the selected algorithm to estimate analyte values. Additional data processing includes evaluating the selected estimative algorithms, analyzing a variation of the estimated analyte values based on statistical, clinical, or physiological parameters, comparing the estimated analyte values with corresponding measure analyte values, and providing output to a user. Estimation can be used to compensate for time lag, match sensor data with corresponding reference data, warn of upcoming clinical risk, replace erroneous sensor data signals, and provide more timely analyte information encourage proactive behavior and preempt clinical risk.02-12-2009
20110015889Storing Baseline Information in Eeprom - Pre-stored no-touch or no-hover (no-event) sensor output values can initially be used when a sensor panel subsystem is first booted up to establish an initial baseline of sensor output values unaffected by fingers or other objects touching or hovering over the sensor panel during boot-up. This initial baseline can then be normalized so that each sensor generates the same output value for a given amount of touch or hover, providing a uniform response across the sensor panel and enabling subsequent touch or hover events to be more easily detected. After the initial normalization process is complete, the pre-stored baseline can be discarded in favor of a newly captured no-event baseline that may be more accurate than the pre-stored baseline due to temperature or other variations.01-20-2011
20130060500RUNNING-RESISTANCE CONTROL DEVICE - At a highland, a composition rate of air resistance is low which is included in a running resistance, because air density is low. This influences a vehicle running. Hence, a high-altitude environmental test for a vehicle by use of chassis dynamometer produces a result different from that of actual-road running. Therefore, an environmental-correction calculating section is provided on an input side of a running-resistance-command generating section configured to generate a running-resistance command. The environmental-correction calculating section receives an air temperature signal and an air pressure signal which are detected inside an environmental test laboratory, calculates an environmental correction value of rolling resistance and an environmental correction value of air resistance, and calculates a target running resistance from the environmental correction values. The running-resistance-command generating section controls the chassis dynamometer by generating the running-resistance command based on the target running resistance and a speed detection signal of the chassis dynamometer.03-07-2013
20090271137WHEEL ALIGNMENT DEVICE ADAPTED TO COMPENSATE FOR RUNOUT ERROR - Alignment device adapted to measure characteristic angles of the wheels and of the steering of motor vehicles, particularly camber, toe-in, caster, by way of arms provided with sensors to be fastened to the wheels. In particular, in the step for determining the mounting error of the grip elements (runout), the level sensor is used to measure the wheel rotation angle and methods for compensating the measurements performed when the arms are at a nonzero level are then applied.10-29-2009
20090012736MAGNETIC RESONANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPATIALLY-DEPENDENT ADJUSTMENT OF SYSTEM PARAMETERS - A method for spatially-dependent adjustment of system parameters of a magnetic resonance apparatus given continuous movement of an examination subject through a measurement volume of the magnetic resonance apparatus includes the following steps: (a) starting a measurement in the measurement volume of the magnetic resonance apparatus with a system parameter set, wherein the examination subject is located at a first position, (b) acquisition of measurement data, (c) storage of the system parameter values of the system parameter set with a respective position of the examination subject in a magnetic resonance apparatus at the point in time of a use of the respective system parameter of the system parameter set during the measurement, (d) evaluation of the acquired measurement data in regards to the effect achieved with the employed system parameter values, (e) adaptation of the system parameter values of the system parameter set under consideration of the evaluation of the last measurement such that, assuming idealized relationships between the system parameters and the respective effect, the respective effect corresponds to a target value, (f) starting a new measurement in the measurement volume of the magnetic resonance apparatus with the system parameter set with the adapted system parameter values, wherein the examination subject is located at an altered position, and (g) repetition of the steps b) through f) until the examination subject to be examined was completely examined.01-08-2009
20100088057Method for detection of a physical variable by way of a circuit breaker - A sensor and a signal preprocessing unit for this sensor are connected in series in a circuit breaker. The series circuit is normally calibrated. According to at least one embodiment of the invention, the sensor is now calibrated individually, and the calibration value obtained during this process is used from then on. The signal preprocessing unit is also calibrated individually, and a calibration value obtained in this process is used individually. The two calibration values, possibly a plurality of calibration values, are used in order to obtain an overall calibration value, possibly a plurality of overall calibration values, and one such overall calibration value is used by a data processing unit which is connected downstream from the signal preprocessing unit. This allows considerably more exact detection of values of the physical variable.04-08-2010
20130166242METHOD OF CALIBRATING AND CALIBRATION APPARATUS FOR A MOISTURE CONCENTRATION MEASUREMENT APPARATUS - A method of calibrating a gas analysis apparatus that measures the moisture concentration in a gas using a radiating unit includes a moisture concentration measurement value calibrated based on the relationship between the intensity of an absorption spectrum of moisture of a concentration to be measured and the intensity of an absorption spectrum of an other component gas that can be measured by the radiating unit, for which the relationship to the intensity of the absorption spectrum of moisture of the measured prescribed concentration is known, and based on the intensity of an absorption spectrum obtained by measuring the other component gas.06-27-2013
20090037130Method for recording measured data from a patient by taking movements into account, and associated medical device - A method is disclosed for recording measured data from a patient by taking movements into account by use of a medical device designed both for recording motion-related measured data, in particular measured data with a high temporal resolution and/or measured data which can be interpolated with regard to movements, using an imaging method and/or by use of at least one sensor element and for recording nuclear medicine measured data, in particular with a relatively low temporal resolution. In at least one embodiment, the method includes recording nuclear medicine measured data by use of the medical device; simultaneously recording motion-related measured data by use of the medical device; determining at least one motion information item relating to at least one movement of the patient and/or at least one movement inside the body of the patient during the ongoing measured data recording by evaluating at least a portion of the previously recorded motion-related measured data by use of a computational device of the medical device; and carrying out motion correction for at least a portion of the nuclear medicine measured data in real-time by use of the computational device in parallel with recording the measured data depending on the at least one determined motion information item.02-05-2009
20110282613CHARACTERIZATION OF A MODEL-BASED SPECTRAL REFLECTANCE SENSING DEVICE - What is disclosed is a novel system and method for quickly characterizing a reflectance sensing device without measuring the full set of characterization color patch training samples currently used in manufacturing and characterizing individual sensors. In accordance with the teachings hereof, measurements of training samples taken with a previously manufactured ‘fleet master’ sensing device are adapted, in a manner more fully disclosed herein, based upon knowledge of the wavelengths of the illuminators used for both the subject and fleet master sensors, as well as spectral reflectance response of the training samples as measured by a reference spectrophotometer device. Utilizing the adapted measurements of the fleet master device, a reconstruction matrix can be quickly constructed for the subject sensor. The present system and method provides reasonably good accuracy using pre-existing measurement data. This results in manufacturing cost savings on a per-sensor basis.11-17-2011
20110282614CALIBRATION APPARATUS FOR CHEMICAL SENSOR - A calibration apparatus for a chemical sensor may include a conversion calculation unit that acquires a measurement value of a calibration solution that is measured by the chemical sensor and calculates a conversion calculation output, a calibration sensitivity extraction unit that receives the conversion calculation output and extracts a calibration sensitivity from the conversion calculation output, a calibration history storage unit that stores past histories of the calibration sensitivity, and a sensitivity variation curve prediction unit that predicts a sensitivity variation curve based on the past histories of the calibration sensitivity, the sensitivity variation curve prediction unit calculating a sensitivity correction value based on the sensitivity variation curve, the sensitivity variation curve prediction unit supplying the sensitivity correction value to a sensitivity correction part that performs a sensitivity correction in a measurement apparatus.11-17-2011
20100268504Method for calibrating clinical chemistry instruments - A method of deriving correction for instrument-to-instrument variations in the illumination band centroid wavelengths and wavelength band shapes of the optical systems of clinical chemistry instruments includes the steps of determining the centroid wavelength and wavelength band shape of a light source used in the optical system of a clinical chemistry instrument to provide a determined wavelength band shape and centroid wavelength, comparing the determined wavelength band shape and centroid wavelength with a known reflection density or absorbance wavelength spectrum of a specific type of chemical reagent test to provide a correction value, and calculating the correction value, which is to be used to modify a reflection density or absorbance measurement taken by the instrument of a reagent test of the a specific type of chemical reagent test.10-21-2010
20110125447METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR STABILIZATION OF SENSORS - A blood glucose sensing system includes a sensor and a sensor electronics device. The sensor includes a plurality of electrodes. The sensor electronics device includes stabilization circuitry. The stabilization circuitry causes a first voltage to be applied to one of the electrodes for a first timeframe and causes a second voltage to be applied to one of the electrodes for a second timeframe. The stabilization circuitry repeats the application of the first voltage and the second voltage to continue the anodic-cathodic cycle. The sensor electronics device may include a power supply, a regulator, and a voltage application device, where the voltage application device receives a regulated voltage from the regulator, applies a first voltage to an electrode for the first timeframe, and applies a second voltage to an electrode for the second timeframe.05-26-2011
20090210185System and method for measuring DC offset in a sensor output by modulating a signal-independent operating parameter of the sensor - A sensor circuit enables detection of DC offset in a sensor output signal. The sensor circuit includes a sensor that generates a sensor output signal corresponding to a physical signal coupled to an input of the sensor, and a modulator that generates a modulation signal, the modulator being coupled to the sensor to modulate a physical parameter of the sensor and to enable a DC offset to be separated from the sensor output signal. To enable the circuit to measure the DC offset even though the sensor output signal is inversely proportional to the output signal, the circuit includes a feedback circuit configured to generate a feedback signal. The feedback signal is coupled to the input of the sensor to enable the physical parameter of the sensor to be modulated without modulating a portion of the sensor output signal attributable to the physical signal being converted to an electrical signal by the sensor.08-20-2009
20110288806CALIBRATION OF A PROFILE MEASURING SYSTEM - A method for calibrating a measuring system, which system comprises a structured light source, optics and a sensor. The light source is adapted to produce a light plane or sheet and the optics is located between the light plane and the sensor. The method is performed in order to obtain a mapping from the sensor to the light plane. In the method the light source is switched on such that the light plane is produced. In order to account for distortions due to the optics, a mapping calibration profile is introduced in the light plane, wherein the mapping calibration profile comprises at least three points forming a straight line. A non-linear mapping from the sensor to the light plane is then computed by using the at least three points. Next, in order to account for perspective distortions, a homography calibration profile is introduced in the light plane, wherein the homography calibration profile comprises at least four points the relative distance between which are predetermined. A homography from the sensor to at the light plane based on these four points is then computed. A calibration object for using in such a method is also presented.11-24-2011
20110301901CALIBRATION FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL MOTION SENSOR - An electronic device can include an inertial measurement unit (IMU) operative to monitor the movement of the electronic device. The IMU used in the device can be inaccurate due to the manufacturing process used to construct the IMU and to incorporate the IMU in the electronic device. To correct the IMU output, the electronic device in which the IMU is incorporated can be placed in a testing apparatus that moves the device to known orientations. The IMU output at the known orientations can be compared to an expected true IMU output, and correction factors (e.g., sensitivity and offset matrices) can be calculated. The correction factors can be stored in the device, and applied to the IMU output to provide a true output. The testing apparatus can include a fixture placed in a gimbal movable around three axes.12-08-2011
20110301904METHOD FOR COMPENSATING A MEASURED VALUE OFFSET - In a method for determining an offset of measured values of a multiaxial directional sensor using a superposed signal, a large number of multiaxial measured values are recorded first. Measured values, which are recorded in different orientations of the directional sensor, form a geometric figure in a coordinate system resulting from the measuring axes of the sensor, the ideal form of the geometric figure being known and the ideal center point of which being located at the origin of the measuring axes. In the case of a biaxial sensor, the geometric figure is a circle; in the case of a triaxial sensor, it is a sphere around the origin. The superposition caused by the interference is reflected in that the center point of the geometric figure is shifted in relation to the origin of the measuring axes. The offset is measured by determining this shift.12-08-2011
20110301903SENSOR CALIBRATION IN AN RFID TAG - A sensor, electrically connected to transponder, is calibrated in an environment of operational use of the transponder. The calibrating uses as a reference a value of a parameter representative of the environment.12-08-2011
20110301902INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT CALIBRATION SYSTEM - An electronic device can include an inertial measurement unit (IMU) operative to monitor the movement of the electronic device. The IMU used in the device can be inaccurate due to the manufacturing process used to construct the IMU and to incorporate the IMU in the electronic device. To correct the IMU output, the electronic device in which the IMU is incorporated can be placed in a testing apparatus that moves the device to known orientations. The IMU output at the known orientations can be compared to an expected true IMU output, and correction factors (e.g., sensitivity and offset matrices) can be calculated. The correction factors can be stored in the device, and applied to the IMU output to provide a true output. The testing apparatus can include a fixture placed in a gimbal movable around three axes.12-08-2011
20110301900GYRO ZERO TURN RATE OFFSET CORRECTION OVER TEMPERATURE IN A PERSONAL MOBILE DEVICE - A personal mobile device housing contains a display screen, a wireless telephony communications transceiver, and a battery charger interface. A temperature sensor and a gyro sensor whose zero turn rate output contains an offset are also included. A lookup table has gyro zero turn rate offset correction values associated with different temperature values. A programmed processor accesses the lookup table to correct the output of the gyro sensor for zero turn rate offset. It is automatically determined, during in-the-field use, when the device is in a motionless state, and the output of the temperature and gyro sensors are read. The read gyro output is written to the lookup table as part of a pair of associated temperature and zero turn rate offset correction values. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.12-08-2011
20110295541Systems and Methods for Performing Optical Spectroscopy Using a Self-Calibrating Fiber Optic Probe - Systems and methods for performing optical spectroscopy using a self-calibrating fiber optic probe are disclosed. One self-calibrating fiber optic probe includes a sensing channel for transmitting illumination light to a specimen and for collecting spectral data of the specimen. The spectral data includes the illumination light diffusely reflected from the specimen at one or more wavelengths. The self-calibrating fiber optic probe may also include a calibration channel for transmitting calibration light. The calibration light and the illumination light are generated simultaneously from a common light source. The calibration channel collects calibration spectral data associated with the calibration light contemporaneously with the collection of the spectral data of the specimen.12-01-2011
20100280782Method and System for Providing Real Time Analyte Sensor Calibration with Retrospective Backfill - Provided are methods and apparatus for receiving sensor data from an analyte sensor of a sensor monitoring system, processing the received sensor data with time corresponding calibration data, outputting the processed sensor data, detecting one or more adverse conditions associated with the sensor monitoring system, disabling the output of the sensor data during the adverse condition time period, determining that the one or more detected adverse conditions is no longer present in the sensor monitoring system, retrieving the sensor data during the adverse condition time period, processing the retrieved sensor data during the adverse condition time period, and outputting the processed retrieved sensor data.11-04-2010
20110264393SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING A THREE-AXIS ACCELEROMETER - An integrated calibration system and process for a three-axis (X, Y, Z) accelerometer estimates Z-axis bias, Z-axis bias drift and determines X, Y, and Z-axes error sources based on measurements taken when the accelerometer is static, i.e., sensing only the earth's gravitational acceleration. Optimal on-the-fly error estimates for the three-axis accelerometer are obtained so that the measurements provided by the three-axis accelerometer remain error-free.10-27-2011
20120095714INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM - An information processing device acquires an output value in accordance with a state in which an operating device is held, acquires the output value in accordance with a predetermined first holding state of the operating device as a first reference value, acquires the output value in accordance with a predetermined second holding state of the operating device, different from the first holding state, as a second reference value, and calculates a state value indicative of the state in which the operating device is held, which is in accordance with the acquired output value, based on the first reference value and the second reference value.04-19-2012
20110196637PARTICLE PROCESSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NORMALIZATION/CALIBRATION OF SAME - Systems, methods and non-transitory storage medium are disclosed herein for adjusting an output of a particle inspection system representative of a particle characteristic for a particle flowing in a flow-path of a particle processing system. More particularly, the output may be processed and a calibrated output of the particle characteristic generated. In other embodiments, one or more calibration particles are used. Thus, an output of a particle inspection system representative of a particle characteristic for one or more calibration particles flowing in a flow-path of a particle processing system may be compared relative to a standard and an action may be taken based on a result of the comparing the output to the standard.08-11-2011
20110137601SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REPLACING SIGNAL ARTIFACTS IN A GLUCOSE SENSOR DATA STREAM - Systems and methods for minimizing or eliminating transient non-glucose related signal noise due to non-glucose rate limiting phenomenon such as ischemia, pH changes, temperatures changes, and the like. The system monitors a data stream from a glucose sensor and detects signal artifacts that have higher amplitude than electronic or diffusion-related system noise. The system replaces some or the entire data stream continually or intermittently including signal estimation methods that particularly address transient signal artifacts. The system is also capable of detecting the severity of the signal artifacts and selectively applying one or more signal estimation algorithm factors responsive to the severity of the signal artifacts, which includes selectively applying distinct sets of parameters to a signal estimation algorithm or selectively applying distinct signal estimation algorithms.06-09-2011
20080208506FOCUS DETECTION DEVICE, IMAGING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A FOCUS DETECTION DEVICE AND FOCUS DETECTION METHOD - A focus detection device comprises a micro-lens array constituted of a plurality of micro-lenses that are two-dimensionally arrayed on a lens arrangement plane of the micro-lenses; a light-receiving element array that includes a plurality of light-receiving elements disposed in correspondence to each micro-lens, and that receives a light flux from an imaging optical system via the micro-lenses; and a focus detection calculation unit that calculates a focal adjustment state of the imaging optical system based-upon light reception signals output from the light-receiving elements at the light-receiving element array, wherein: arrangement of the micro-lenses are different with each other in correspondence to area on the lens arrangement plane of the micro-lens array.08-28-2008
20090281756Accelerometer and Method for Error Compensation - An accelerometer has an acceleration transducer producing uncorrected analog acceleration signals representing vertical, lateral, and longitudinal components of acceleration. An error correction system is connected to the acceleration transducer for receiving the uncorrected analog acceleration signals. The error correction system includes a system controller for generating a plurality of correction coefficients, an analog to digital converter which converts the uncorrected analog acceleration signals to uncorrected digital acceleration signals, a filter for filtering the uncorrected digital acceleration signals, an error compensation circuit receiving the correction coefficients to compensate the uncorrected digital acceleration signals, and a digital to analog converter which converts the corrected digital acceleration signals to corrected analog acceleration signals. The error compensation circuit corrects for bias offset, cross-axis alignment errors, scaling errors, and thermal offset. The system controller arranges a plurality of calibration measurements into a matrix and inverts the matrix to calculate the correction coefficients.11-12-2009
20090299675LED CONTROL UTILIZING AMBIENT LIGHT OR SIGNAL QUALITY - A system and method for controlling a light emitting device for an optical sensor based on signal quality and/or power consumption requirements. Drive current and/or integration time is controlled as a function of detected ambient light or signal quality. As the signal quality decreases the drive current or integration time can be adjusted to provide a more usable signal. If after some criteria for reduction, such as “time on” or high signal quality, then the drive current can be decreased.12-03-2009
20100121602SENSOR NETWORK CALIBRATION - The invention concerns a method for determining a calibration value indicating the extent of loss of calibration of a group of three or more sensors in a sensor network, the method involving receiving a plurality of data values captured over a period of time by each of the sensors, determining by a processing unit (05-13-2010
20130218505DYNAMIC OFFSET CALIBRATION - A hand-held processor system for processing data from an integrated MEMS device disposed within a hand-held computer system and method. A dynamic offset correction (DOC) process computes 3-axis accelerometer biases without needing to know the orientation of the device. Arbitrary output biases can be corrected to ensure consistent performance A system of linear equations is formed using basic observations of gravity measurements by an acceleration measuring device, conditioned upon constraints in data quality, degree of sensed motion, duration, and time separation. This system of equations is modified and solved when appropriate geometric diversity conditions are met.08-22-2013
20100223022TRANSCUTANEOUS ANALYTE SENSOR - The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.09-02-2010
20090093985Sensor calibration - A method of calibrating a sensor system comprising a disposable sensor and a computer device, both the sensor and the computer device having circuitry for facilitating the transmission of data between them via a wireless communication link. The method comprises storing a final value of a monitored parameter obtained using a first disposable sensor, or some other value derivable from said final value, in a memory of the computer device, and calibrating the system for a new disposable sensor using said final value or said other value.04-09-2009
20090265130Method of Calibrating an Analyte-Measurement Device, and Associated Methods, Devices and Systems - The invention relates to a method for calibrating an analyte-measurement device that is used to evaluate a concentration of analyte in bodily fluid at or from a measurement site in a body. The method involves measuring a concentration, or calibration concentration, of an analyte in blood from an “off-finger” calibration site, and calibrating the analyte-measurement device based on that calibration concentration. The invention also relates to a device, system, or kit for measuring a concentration of an analyte in a body, which employs a calibration device for adjusting analyte concentration measured in bodily fluid based on an analyte concentration measured in blood from an “off-finger” calibration site.10-22-2009
20090265129Method of Calibrating an Analyte-Measurement Device, and Associated Methods, Devices and Systems - The invention relates to a method for calibrating an analyte-measurement device that is used to evaluate a concentration of analyte in bodily fluid at or from a measurement site in a body. The method involves measuring a concentration, or calibration concentration, of an analyte in blood from an “off-finger” calibration site, and calibrating the analyte-measurement device based on that calibration concentration. The invention also relates to a device, system, or kit for measuring a concentration of an analyte in a body, which employs a calibration device for adjusting analyte concentration measured in bodily fluid based on an analyte concentration measured in blood from an “off-finger” calibration site.10-22-2009
20120296596MOBILE DEVICE - Provided is a mobile device including a magnetic sensor and a posture detection sensor for detecting a posture of the mobile device independently of the magnetic sensor, which acquires output data of the magnetic sensor as a plurality of sampling data items in a plurality of states in which the posture detection sensor determines that the mobile device is directed in directions different from one another, the plurality of sampling data items respectively corresponding to the plurality of states, and calculates an offset value which is estimated to be output by the magnetic sensor when the magnetic sensor is not sensing geomagnetism based on the acquired plurality of sampling data items.11-22-2012
20120296595COMPENSATING FOR SPECTRAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TWO SPECTROPHOTOMETERS FOR ACCURATE COLOR MANAGEMENT - What is disclosed is a system and method for compensating for differences between two spectrophotometers for accurate color control in a color management system. In one example embodiment, at least one print is generated on the digital color printing system incorporating an inline spectral reflectance measurement sensor. A spectral reflectance of the print is measured using an inline spectral reflectance measurement sensor. Spectral reflectance of the print is measured using a selected offline spectral reflectance measurement sensor. From the measurements, a sensor correction model is determined which transforms spectral measurements obtained from the inline sensor into spectra approximating what the offline sensor would measure. The sensor correction model is used to perform color management on the digital color printing system such that print output of the digital color printing system is accurate when measured on the offline sensor.11-22-2012
20080275660ENHANCED FLEXIBLE PROCESS OPTIMIZER - The invention describes a flexible process optimizer for recording and analyzing various parameters to improve the efficiency of a production process. The flexible process optimizer acquires and conditions signals from a variety of transducers mounted on a production machine. Through qualitative and quantitative data analysis, specific aspects of the production process which need improvement are identified. The qualitative evaluation looks at the presence, absence, level, rate of change or duration of certain features of the production cycle as revealed by the sensor data. The quantitative evaluation of data involves the computation of certain data attributes. By providing useful data acquisition and data analysis tools, necessary adjustments are made to the required parameters of the production process to provide improved efficiency. The results of the changes are immediately verifiable on the display of the flexible process optimizer.11-06-2008
20080270060Magnetic sensor and accelerometer calibration techniques - The invention relates, in general, to the field of magnetic sensors and accelerometers and the utilization of the same as magnetometers, magnetic compasses, range finders, navigational systems and other applications. More particularly, the invention relates to effective, simplified and highly accurate techniques for calibration of magnetic sensors and accelerometers.10-30-2008
20080270061SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENSOR REPLICATION FOR ENSEMBLE AVERAGING IN MICRO-ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEM (MEMS) - A MEMs-based system (and method), includes a sensor array including at least two sensors providing a basis for ensemble averaging.10-30-2008
20090030641MONITORING AND COMPENSATING FOR TEMPERATURE-RELATED ERROR IN AN ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR - A method for compensating for a temperature-related error in an electrochemical sensor without using separate sources of temperature measurement by measuring sensor current, temporarily lowering sensor voltage to a first level below a reaction-sustaining threshold, measuring a first offset current, adjusting sensor voltage to a second level below the threshold, measuring a second offset current, calculating a difference between the offset currents, deriving a temperature compensation value from the difference based on empirical data, and adding the value to the measured sensor current. A computer system may execute the method as an algorithm stored in memory, provide automatic control of the sensor, and provide continuous display of corrected output values.01-29-2009
20110208463Method and Apparatus for Accurately Calibrating a Spectrometer - A calibration assembly for a spectrometer is provided. The assembly includes a spectrometer having n detector elements, where each detector element is assigned a predetermined wavelength value. A first source emitting first radiation is used to calibrate the spectrometer. A device is placed in the path of the first radiation to split the first radiation into a first beam and a second beam. The assembly is configured so that one of the first and second beams travels a path-difference distance longer than the other of the first and second beams. An output signal is generated by the spectrometer when the first and second beams enter the spectrometer. The assembly includes a controller operable for processing the output signal and adapted to calculate correction factors for the respective predetermined wavelength values assigned to each detector element.08-25-2011
20110208462System and method for instrument correction using transmission efficiency - A system and method for providing an instrument response correction based on transmission efficiency. Test data may be acquired at a first operating point. A look-up table may be searched to determine an instrument response correction. This look-up table may comprise a plurality of instrument response corrections, each instrument response correction corresponding to an intensity response of the sample at an operating point. The instrument response correction may then be applied to correct for environmental factors that may affect transmission efficiency. A system may comprise an illumination source, a collection optics, a tunable filter, a detector, a sensor and a control unit. The detector may detect interacted photons generated by illuminating a sample and generate test data. The sensor may be configured to sense an operating condition and transmit this information to the control unit which is configured to search a look-up table to determine the appropriate instrument response correction.08-25-2011
20110208461MEASUREMENT CORRECTING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A measurement correcting system including a field measuring unit and a processing unit is provided. The field measuring unit simultaneously senses a first signal to be measured and a second signal to be measured which have opposite polarities and substantially the same magnitude, and generates a first output signal and a second output signal correspondingly. The processing unit determines the first signal to be measured according to the first output signal and the second output signal. A measurement correcting method is also provided.08-25-2011
20110208460OFFSET ERROR AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - An integrated circuit includes a transducer and transducer circuitry and additional elements useful in testing the transducer and transducer circuitry. A first power supply terminal and a second power supply terminal are for being directly connected to an external power supply terminal. A power bus is connected to the first power supply terminal. A logic function is for determining if the second power supply terminal is receiving power and if an automatic calibration test of the transducer and transducer circuitry has been run. An automatic calibration is for running an automatic calibration test on the transducer and transducer circuitry if the logic means determines that the second power supply terminal is receiving power and the automatic calibration test of the transducer and transducer circuitry has not been run.08-25-2011
20090138224Methods for improving accuracy of measurement and calibration of accelerometer parameters - A method is disclosed in this invention for calibrating an offset V05-28-2009
20090138225METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR CALIBRATING SENSORS - Methods and apparatuses to perform calibration of imprecise sensors for power monitoring in a data-processing system are described. The system includes a load coupled to one or more sensors. An electronic load changes a first input signal through one or more sensors by a predetermined amount. A difference in an output signal from the one or more sensors in response to the changing is obtained. The output signal is measured and sampled. A distribution of samples of the output signal is determined. The estimated parameters of the distribution that most likely to explain actual data are determined. Next, a transfer function of the one or more sensors is determined based on the estimated parameters. The input signal through the load is accurately predicted using the transfer function of the one or more sensors to monitor the power usage by the load.05-28-2009
20130218504ESTIMATION OF CONVENTIONAL INERTIAL SENSOR ERRORS WITH ATOMIC INERTIAL SENSOR - Embodiments described herein provide for a method for obtaining an inertial measurement. The method includes obtaining multiple contiguous high sample rate readings during a time period from a conventional inertial sensor. Non-contiguous low sample rate reading of accumulated motion are also obtained over the time period from an atomic inertial sensor. One or more observable errors are estimated for the conventional inertial sensor based on comparing the low sample rate reading to the multiple high sample rate readings. A compensated hybrid reading is determined by compensating the high sample rate readings for the one or more observable errors based on the estimating of the one or more observable errors.08-22-2013
20100268503Multiple Aperture Ultrasound Array Alignment Fixture - Increasing the effective aperture of an ultrasound imaging probe by including more than one probe head and using the elements of all of the probes to render an image can greatly improve the lateral resolution of the generated image. In order to render an image, the relative positions of all of the elements must be known precisely. A calibration fixture is described in which the probe assembly to be calibrated is placed above a test block and transmits ultrasonic pulses through the test block to an ultrasonic sensor. As the ultrasonic pulses are transmitted though some or all of the elements in the probe to be tested, the differential transit times of arrival of the waveform are measured precisely. From these measurements the relative positions of the probe elements can be computed and the probe can be aligned.10-21-2010
20090055120CALIBRATION COEFFICIENTS FOR SENSOR BASED MEASUREMENTS - A method, system and device for providing device specific calibration data for a sensor. A sensor device includes a transmitter, receiver, memory and a response portion responsive to a selected condition of the region. Generic calibration data associated with a group of sensors into which the sensor device falls is then stored in a database remote from the sensor device. Correction data for use in modifying the generic calibration data to more accurately fit the actuation calibration data of the sensor device is stored in the memory portion of the sensor device. The sensor device is interrogated with an interrogator device to obtain the correction data, and the generic calibration data relating to the sensor device is retrieved from the database and modified using the correction data to produce sensor device specific calibration data.02-26-2009
20090082987USE OF STATISTICS TO DETERMINE CALIBRATION OF INSTRUMENTS - The present invention relates generally to statistics and calibration of instruments. More particularly, the invention encompasses the use of statistics to determine calibration of instruments. The present invention is also directed to a remote system for determination of re-calibration of instruments. The present invention also teaches the use of multiple statistical tests to determine need for calibration. The invention also includes a novel use of tests, such as, the F-Test, the Z-Test, to determine need for calibration. Furthermore, this invention relates to an alternate instrument scheme consisting of the use of redundant sensors and statistical analysis to avoid unnecessary calibrations and to detect sensors that are starting to drift before they go out of calibration. With this invention reduced calibration cost, increased data integrity, and reduced off-spec uncertainty is achieved.03-26-2009
20120143551Fixed-Source Array Test Station for Calibration of a Semi-Active Laser (SAL) Seeker - A fixed-source array test station provides a cost-effective high-throughput test bed for testing optical sensors that require stimulus at fixed angular positions. A SAL seeker requires stimulus at fixed angular position across its FOV to calibrate its spatial transfer function (STF). An array of fixed collimated sources at different angular positions is aligned so that their beams overlap the entrance pupil of the sensor under test. Each source may comprise an inexpensive light emitting diode (LED) or vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) and collimator. To simplify alignment the sources may be positioned on and perpendicular to the surface of a sphere with the seeker's entrance pupil located at the center of the sphere. The sources are activated in accordance with an activation profile in order to calibrate or otherwise test the sensor.06-07-2012
20110231142SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING ANALYTE SENSOR DATA - Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The sensor may be calibrated using a calibration set of one or more matched sensor and reference analyte data pairs. The calibration may be updated after evaluating the calibration set for best calibration based on inclusion criteria with newly received reference analyte data. Fail-safe mechanisms are provided based on clinical acceptability of reference and analyte data and quality of sensor calibration. Algorithms provide for optimized prospective and retrospective analysis of estimated blood analyte data from an analyte sensor.09-22-2011
20110231141SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING ANALYTE SENSOR DATA - Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The sensor may be calibrated using a calibration set of one or more matched sensor and reference analyte data pairs. The calibration may be updated after evaluating the calibration set for best calibration based on inclusion criteria with newly received reference analyte data. Fail-safe mechanisms are provided based on clinical acceptability of reference and analyte data and quality of sensor calibration. Algorithms provide for optimized prospective and retrospective analysis of estimated blood analyte data from an analyte sensor.09-22-2011
20110231140SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING ANALYTE SENSOR DATA - Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The sensor may be calibrated using a calibration set of one or more matched sensor and reference analyte data pairs. The calibration may be updated after evaluating the calibration set for best calibration based on inclusion criteria with newly received reference analyte data. Fail-safe mechanisms are provided based on clinical acceptability of reference and analyte data and quality of sensor calibration. Algorithms provide for optimized prospective and retrospective analysis of estimated blood analyte data from an analyte sensor.09-22-2011
20110231139INFORMATION PROCESSOR - An information processor includes: a contact sensing unit that senses contact; a capacitance sensing unit that senses capacitance; a capacitance offset information storage unit that stores offset capacitance information; a contact state change determining unit that obtains information indicating a contact state from the contact sensing unit and determines a change in the contact state sensed by the contact sensing unit; a capacitance correction control unit that obtains capacitance information from the capacitance sensing unit when the change in the contact state is determined by the contact state change determining unit, and updates offset capacitance information stored in the capacitance offset information storage unit with the obtained capacitance information; and a capacitance correction calculation unit that obtains the capacitance information from the capacitance sensing unit and uses the offset capacitance information stored in the capacitance offset information storage unit to correct the obtained capacitance information.09-22-2011
20110231138METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE NEUTRON MULTIPLICITY COUNTER DEAD TIME PARAMETER - A method is provided for simplifying the calibration of neutron multiplicity counters. The method includes multiplicity counter dead time correction algorithms that preclude the need for extended calibration steps with known radiation sources. The algorithms include approximations that allow calculation of the counter's efficiency without knowledge of sample source activity or origin.09-22-2011
20120078563ECONOMIZER/DCV CONTROLLER WITH MANUAL SENSOR CALIBRATION - An economizer controller with sensor calibration. A controller sensor may be used to measure a parameter. At the same time at the same location of the measurement with the controller sensor, a measurement of the same parameter may be made with a precision sensor. The difference between the two measurements may be saved to a controller memory as an offset. The offset may be used to compensate future measurements of the same parameter by the controller sensor. Additional offsets at various magnitudes may be obtained between the precision and the controller sensors for compensating subsequent measurements by the controller sensor. Measurements with the compensated sensor may be used for calibrating sensors in other economizer controllers, for example, at remote locations in the field.03-29-2012
20090210186Operating Method for a Sensor and a Control Facility Communicating With the Sensor - A sensor has a detection device and an evaluation device to detect an analog signal, to determine a digital signal and to transmit the digital signal to a control device outside the sensor. The analog signal and/or the digital signal is supplied to a monitoring device of the sensor. An enable signal is transmitted to the control device only if the device being monitored is operating correctly. In a normal mode, the control device processes the digital signal further. Otherwise, it deems the transmitted digital signal to be defective and outputs a message using a malfunction of the sensor. On account of the transmission of the test signal, the sensor assumes a test mode in which it manipulates the signals which are supplied to the monitoring device in such that the monitoring device detects that the device being monitored is not operating correctly. In the test mode, the control device outputs a message using a malfunction of the sensor if the enable signal is transmitted to it in addition to each.08-20-2009
20090132194Method for Function Monitoring of a Sensor - A method for monitoring sensor function comprises the following steps: repeatedly acquiring data records comprising sensor-specific calibration data; storing the acquired data records comprising sensor-specific calibration data; analyzing changes of the calibration data over time using the stored data records; and determining time or time weighted with a load factor until the next calibration is due, using at least the changes of the calibration data over time. The resulting time or the determined time weighted with a load factor can, for example, be output in suitable form directly after determination, thereby allowing for a long-term planning of calibration, and/or it can be stored as a date or a remaining time. A comparison with a time signal or a count-down of the remaining time allows at the due date to output a request, or prompt, signal, optionally with a desired lead time.05-21-2009
20120197576Method of Calibrating an Analyte-Measurement Device, and Associated Methods, Devices and Systems - The invention relates to a method for calibrating an analyte-measurement device that is used to evaluate a concentration of analyte in bodily fluid at or from a measurement site in a body. The method involves measuring a concentration, or calibration concentration, of an analyte in blood from an “off-finger” calibration site, and calibrating the analyte-measurement device based on that calibration concentration. The invention also relates to a device, system, or kit for measuring a concentration of an analyte in a body, which employs a calibration device for adjusting analyte concentration measured in bodily fluid based on an analyte concentration measured in blood from an “off-finger” calibration site.08-02-2012
20090259425SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CALIBRATION - A system and method for calibrating an integrated circuit. The method includes configuring a first impedance for a first output of the integrated circuit according to a first configuration code and measuring a first voltage at the first output which corresponds to the first configuration code. The method further includes configuring a second impedance for a second output of the integrated circuit according to a second configuration code and measuring a second voltage at the second output which corresponds to the second configuration code. A determination of which of the first voltage and the second voltage is nearest to a predetermined voltage value. Based on the voltage determination, the integrated circuit is configured according a code of said first and second codes that corresponds to the voltage nearest to the predetermined voltage.10-15-2009
20100161269SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING ANALYTE SENSOR DATA - Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The sensor may be calibrated using a calibration set of one or more matched sensor and reference analyte data pairs. The calibration may be updated after evaluating the calibration set for best calibration based on inclusion criteria with newly received reference analyte data. Fail-safe mechanisms are provided based on clinical acceptability of reference and analyte data and quality of sensor calibration. Algorithms provide for optimized prospective and retrospective analysis of estimated blood analyte data from an analyte sensor.06-24-2010
20120197575METHOD OF ABSORBANCE CORRECTION IN A SPECTROSCOPIC HEATING VALUE SENSOR - A method and apparatus for absorbance correction in a spectroscopic heating value sensor in which a reference light intensity measurement is made on a non-absorbing reference fluid, a light intensity measurement is made on a sample fluid, and a measured light absorbance of the sample fluid is determined. A corrective light intensity measurement at a non-absorbing wavelength of the sample fluid is made on the sample fluid from which an absorbance correction factor is determined. The absorbance correction factor is then applied to the measured light absorbance of the sample fluid to arrive at a true or accurate absorbance for the sample fluid.08-02-2012
20100217557SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING ANALYTE SENSOR DATA - Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The sensor may be calibrated using a calibration set of one or more matched sensor and reference analyte data pairs. The calibration may be updated after evaluating the calibration set for best calibration based on inclusion criteria with newly received reference analyte data. Fail-safe mechanisms are provided based on clinical acceptability of reference and analyte data and quality of sensor calibration. Algorithms provide for optimized prospective and retrospective analysis of estimated blood analyte data from an analyte sensor.08-26-2010
20100235130ONE PIN CALIBRATION ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR SENSORS - Described herein is a sensor assembly that can be calibrated after manufacture and a method for calibrating that assembly. The assembly comprises a sense element, microprocessor and a protection circuit. The assembly can use pins on the existing connector to input calibration data. The present invention also is a method of calibrating sensor outputs using an assembly that contains a protection circuit to prevent the sensor assembly from electrostatic discharge and high and reverse voltage.09-16-2010
20100217555SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING ANALYTE SENSOR DATA - Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The sensor may be calibrated using a calibration set of one or more matched sensor and reference analyte data pairs. The calibration may be updated after evaluating the calibration set for best calibration based on inclusion criteria with newly received reference analyte data. Fail-safe mechanisms are provided based on clinical acceptability of reference and analyte data and quality of sensor calibration. Algorithms provide for optimized prospective and retrospective analysis of estimated blood analyte data from an analyte sensor.08-26-2010
20090076760Sensor interface with integrated current measurement - The invention creates a control and evaluation apparatus for different sensor units, having: a stabilized supply unit for supplying the sensor unit with electrical energy; an amplifier device for amplifying a sensor signal generated by the sensor unit, which signal is delivered to the amplifier device as an input signal, and for outputting a measured signal dependent on the sensor signal; and an output unit for outputting the amplified sensor signal as an output signal. The amplifier device contains an integrated measuring resistor for measuring a voltage drop produced by the sensor signal, the voltage drop being delivered to the amplifier device as the input signal. In addition, in a comparator unit downstream from the amplifier device, the measured signal is compared with a definable threshold value, the threshold value being adjustable as a function of the sensor unit being used.03-19-2009
20100217556METHOD FOR DETERMINING, SECTION AFTER SECTION, A PARAMETER-DEPENDENT CORRECTION VALUE APPROXIMATION COURSE AND SENSOR ARRANGEMENT - An embodiment of a method for a determination, section after section, of a parameter-dependent correction value approximation course includes determining a first measurement signal value with a first parameter value associated with a sensor arrangement when the first parameter value fulfils a predetermined condition or a trigger condition is fulfilled, changing the first parameter value to obtain a second parameter value, determining a second signal value with the second parameter value and determining a second partial section of the correction value approximation course for a second parameter range based on a functional connection describing the second partial section, the first parameter value, the second parameter value, the first measurement signal value, the second measurement signal value and an initial correction value.08-26-2010
20100241388Analyte Monitoring Device And Methods Of Use - An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted for placement on skin and is adapted to receive a portion of an electrochemical sensor. The sensor control unit also includes two or more conductive contacts disposed on the housing and configured for coupling to two or more contact pads on the sensor. A transmitter is disposed in the housing and coupled to the plurality of conductive contacts for transmitting data obtained using the sensor. The display unit has a receiver for receiving data transmitted by the transmitter of the sensor control unit and a display coupled to the receiver for displaying an indication of a level of an analyte. The analyte monitor may also be part of a drug delivery system to alter the level of the analyte based on the data obtained using the sensor.09-23-2010
20100223021Analyte Monitoring Device and Methods of Use - An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted for placement on skin and is adapted to receive a portion of an electrochemical sensor. The sensor control unit also includes two or more conductive contacts disposed on the housing and configured for coupling to two or more contact pads on the sensor. A transmitter is disposed in the housing and coupled to the plurality of conductive contacts for transmitting data obtained using the sensor. The display unit has a receiver for receiving data transmitted by the transmitter of the sensor control unit and a display coupled to the receiver for displaying an indication of a level of an analyte. The analyte monitor may also be part of a drug delivery system to alter the level of the analyte based on the data obtained using the sensor.09-02-2010
20100223020REMOTE CALIBRATION OF AN IMPLANTABLE PATIENT SENSOR - Techniques for remotely calibrating an implanted patient sensor with a remote networking device are described. In some embodiments, the sensor is a component of an implantable medical device (IMD). The remote networking device communicates with the IMD via a network to which the IMD and/or external programmer is connected. The IMD may transmit sensor information to the remote networking device when the IMD detects a problem with the sensor or when the patient indicates that therapy is not correctly selected for different activities. New calibration settings may be remotely generated by directly interrogating the sensor and/or communicating with the patient in order to associate sensor output with patient activities, motions, or postures.09-02-2010
20100324852DETERMINING THE RESONANCE PARAMETERS FOR MECHANICAL OSCILLATORS - The prior art describes the application of mechanical oscillators for the measurement of corrosion and/or deposition. Mechanical oscillators employ the use of resonance parameters, frequency and the quality factor Q, for the measurement of corrosion or deposition. However, the prior art does not consider the required precision for measuring frequency or Q in the presence of noise to make these measurements. In particular, the ability of the mechanical oscillator to measure small amounts of metal loss or deposition is not only dependent upon the mechanical design but is limited by the precision in determining the resonance frequency and Q. The present invention discloses methods for measuring these resonance parameters with a high precision in the presence of noise. This degree of precision is required to maximize the utility of these devices as sensitive probes for corrosion and deposition (fouling) measurement. All of the embodiments described herein employ curve fitting consistent with modeling the mechanical oscillator as a simple harmonic oscillator. This curve fitting procedure, combined with averaging and utilizing signal processing parameters to mitigate noise effects, adds considerable precision in measuring resonance parameters.12-23-2010
20120143552CALIBRATION METHOD/SYSTEM AND VERIFICATION METHOD FOR DIGITAL TORQUE TOOLS - A calibration method/system and verification method for digital torque tools are disclosed, in which the calibration method comprises the steps of: transmitting a data containing usage records of a digital torque tool at a client end to a remote calibration platform; comparing the data of usage records with statistic data stored in the calibration platform so as to obtain a data relating to average degree of fatigue; performing a calculation based upon the data of usage record and the data of average degree of fatigue so as to obtain a calibration data; transmitting the calibration data to the client end while allowing the calibration data to overwrite the corresponding original torque data of the digital torque tool.06-07-2012
20090222231Method and device for correcting a signal of a sensor - A method and a device for correcting a signal of a sensor provide for maximally accurate drift compensation of a characteristics curve of the sensor. At least one characteristic quantity of the signal of the sensor is compared with a reference value. The signal of the sensor is corrected as a function of the comparison result. A value of the at least one characteristic quantity of the signal of the sensor derived from the signal of the sensor is formed as the reference value.09-03-2009
20090018792SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING A VENDING APPARATUS - A system and method for calibrating a vending apparatus is provided. A vertical base reference position of a selector arm is stored, wherein the vertical base reference position corresponds to one of a plurality of rows in a cylindrical storage device. A horizontal base reference position is stored, wherein the horizontal base reference position corresponds to a compartment identifier identifying a compartment within each of the plurality of rows. A position of the selector arm corresponding to a media storage compartment is also stored, wherein the position comprises a vertical position and a horizontal position. A motor is initiated to move the selector arm along a vertical axis, wherein a movement of the selector arm results in one of an increment and/or a decrement to the vertical position of the selector arm. A stepper motor is initiated to rotate the cylindrical storage device, wherein a rotation of the device results in one of an increment and/or a decrement to the horizontal position of the selector arm.01-15-2009
20130132021Spectral Matching Based Calibration - Methods and systems for calibrating system parameter values of a target inspection system are presented. Spectral Error Based Calibration (SEBC) increases consistency among inspection systems by minimizing differences in the spectral error among different inspection systems for a given specimen or set of specimens. The system parameter values are determined such that differences between a spectral error associated with a measurement of a specimen by the target inspection system and a spectral error associated with a measurement of the same specimen by a reference inspection system are minimized. In some examples, system parameter values are calibrated without modifying specimen parameters. Small inaccuracies in specimen parameter values have little effect on the calibration because the target system and the reference system both measure the same specimen or set of specimens. By performing SEBC over a set of specimens, the resulting calibration is robust to a wide range of specimens under test.05-23-2013
20130132022AUTOMATIC ANALYZER AND AUTOMATIC ANALYSIS METHOD - An automatic analyzer is capable of reducing the influence of scattered light having noise components to enhance the S/N ratio properties of a light reception signal. Data is obtained at a plurality of angles by a plurality of detectors and a signal obtained by one detector selected from among the detectors is selected as a reference signal. An approximation is applied by an approximation selection unit, and an approximation calculation unit calculates an approximation using the selected approximation. A degree of variability of the reference signal is determined and a data correction unit corrects the signal of the detector by dividing the signal of the detector by the degree of variability of the reference signal. A concentration calculation processing unit performs the concentration calculation by use of the corrected signal data, and a result output unit outputs the results on a display.05-23-2013
20110004432METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CALIBRATING A MAGNETIC INDUCTION TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM - This invention relates to a method and device for calibrating the offset of an imaging system. The core idea of the invention is to place a reference object in the measurement chamber of the imaging system, measure the signals associated with the reference object at different points of time, calculate the merit function based on changes of the parameters representing the electromagnetic property of the reference object, and derive an optimal set of offset data that minimizes the value of the merit function for compensating the offset of the system in subsequent image reconstructions. In one embodiment, the invention uses a reference object comprising a non-conductive envelope and a cavity which can be filled with a conductive fluid and emptied, and in this way reduces the imaging interference caused by the reference object during monitoring.01-06-2011
20100332176ONLINE SOURCELESS ENERGY CALIBRATION OF MULTIPLE SPECTRAL DETECTORS - An instrument for performing measurements downhole includes: a neutron source; at least one gamma ray detector equipped for discriminating an energy of an incident gamma photon; and an energy calibration target disposed relative to the neutron source and the at least one gamma ray detector. A method and computer program product for calibrating the instrument is provided.12-30-2010
20110246118Methods for Calibrating a Fluorometer - Some embodiments provide methods for calibrating a fluorometer in order to account for one or more optical properties of a water sample affecting fluorescence measurements. In some cases one or more calibration solutions are prepared with sample water from a specific field site. Fluorescence measurements are taken from a water sample and one or more of the calibration solutions, and calibration parameters are determined based on the measurements. In some cases a calibration solution is prepared by spiking sample water to include a higher concentration of a fluorescent tracer and measurements are taken to characterize a calibration slope coefficient. In some cases a calibration solution is prepared by adding an acid and measurements are taken to characterize a background fluorescence in the sample.10-06-2011
20100223023TRANSCUTANEOUS ANALYTE SENSOR - The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to systems and methods for transcutaneous measurement of glucose in a host.09-02-2010
20090216478Method and system for particle data processing - In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method is provided for processing digital data from a particle analyzer. The method includes receiving digital particle data, transforming the received data to correct for noise, applying linear compensation for dye spectral overlap, and re-establishing the original dimensions of the data. Processed particle data may be used for display, analysis or storage. In another embodiment, a system comprises at least one particle analyzer coupled to a particle data corrector. The particle data corrector includes a transformer, a compensator, and a converter.08-27-2009
20110098961SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTIVE CORRECTION OF A FLAT PANEL DIGITAL X-RAY DETECTOR - Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some embodiments indiscriminate correction of unintended charge in a digital X-ray detector is reduced by analyzing an unintended charge of a digital X-ray detector; and determining a significance of the unintended charge.04-28-2011
20110251817METHOD AND APPARATUS TO DETERMINE IMPEDANCE VARIATIONS IN A SKIN/ELECTRODE INTERFACE - The present invention relates to a system for measuring the impedance of a skin/electrode interface and selectively modifying the system gain of the monitoring circuit to compensate for errors introduced by variations in the skin/electrode impedance. More particularly, a simplified, low-cost method for measuring and compensating for skin/electrode impedance variations is provided. The skin/electrode impedance measuring circuit and determines a system gain correction factor which may be applied to the measured signal using a software algorithm, thereby eliminating the need to change the circuit topology with a programmable gain amplifier or programmable resistor network.10-13-2011
20130158928SENSOR FUSION OF MOTION DATA OBTAINED FROM PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A method for determining an orientation of a portable or mobile electronic device includes determining an orientation of the device using at least a first inertial motion sensor (e.g., a gyroscope) with which the portable electronic device is equipped. A correction factor is provided to the orientation of the electronic device using a feedback control signal based on motion data obtained from at least a second inertial motion sensor (e.g. an accelerometer) to reduce drift in motion data obtained from the first inertial sensor. Responsive to a loss of valid motion data from the first inertial motion sensor, a rate at which the correction factor is provided to the orientation of the portable electronic device is increased.06-20-2013
20110077891ACCELEROMETER-ONLY CALIBRATION METHOD - Methods for calibrating an accelerometer without needing to use external assistance signals, such as GNSS signals. The invention is applicable to accelerometers generally—in both GPS navigation devices and other devices. A method of calibrating an accelerometer, the accelerometer having a bias, comprises: rotating the accelerometer, wherein the orientation of the axis of the accelerometer changes with respect to the local gravity vector; collecting accelerometer measurements as the accelerometer is moving; and calculating the bias and/or scale factor; wherein the accelerometer measurements are primarily due to local gravity. Furthermore, some embodiments of the present invention include a self-calibration process—a process that does not engage the user's attention. For example, in a self-calibration process for an accelerometer in a cell phone the moving step may be the movement of the phone out of a user's pocket to hold it up to view the screen.03-31-2011
20120203489METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING ACCELEROMETER BASED CONTROLS IN A MOBILE ENVIRONMENT - A method of processing signals from an accelerometer/gyroscopic-based input device includes providing the input device within a vehicle. An accelerometer/gyroscopic-based second device is also provided within the vehicle. The input device is manually actuated while the vehicle is in motion. First signals are transmitted from the input device in response to the manually actuating step. Second signals are transmitted from the second device in response to the motion of the vehicle. The first signals are adjusted dependent upon the second signals.08-09-2012
20100280781DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COMPENSATING COLOR SHIFTS IN FIBER-OPTIC IMAGING SYSTEMS - A color value for an optical fiber of a fiberscope can be generated on the basis of the intensity values of a plurality of sensor elements of a sensor element arrangement that are sensitive to one spectral region each from a set of sensor spectral regions, if calibration values are provided for each of the spectral regions associated with the optical fiber. The intensity values of all sensor elements of the respective spectral region that are illuminated by the light guide can be combined with the provided calibration values, in order to obtain the color value associated with the optical fiber, which correctly reproduces the color of the light transported by the optical fiber.11-04-2010
20120203488METHOD OF CALIBRATING INERTIAL SENSORS - A method of calibrating inertial sensors of working equipment, such as a vehicle or survey equipment, includes determining whether the working equipment is in operation or not. Data is captured from inertial sensors and associated temperature sensors while the working equipment is out of operation. The captured data is used to update a thermal bias error model for the inertial sensors.08-09-2012
20110153255MEASUREMENT PROTOCOL FOR A MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY APPARATUS - In a method and a computer-readable storage medium to optimize protocol parameters for an MR measurement protocol, the user can configure conditions for selected physical parameters in advance. Moreover, it is possible to configure rules for these parameters and/or for the conditions. In a next step physical values regarding the selected parameters are measured. The measured values are then applied to the configured conditions and/or rules in order to optimize the protocol parameters.06-23-2011
20120203487SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR CALIBRATION OF AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL TRACKING OF INTERMITTENT MOTION WITH AN INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT - Generally, implementations of the present invention include devices, systems, and methods for tracking intermittent motion. Such systems can be used to calibrate inertial measurement units (IMUs), which can be used to obtain acceleration, linear and angular velocities, orientation, and position of a moving body. Such systems also can be used to account and compensate for errors and imperfections present in an IMU prior to and during operation.08-09-2012
20100286943METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING AN EXPLOSIVE - A method and system for detecting at least one explosive in a vehicle using a neutron generator and a plurality of NaI detectors. Spectra read form the detectors is calibrated by performing Gaussian peak fitting to define peak regions, locating a Na peak and an annihilation peak doublet, assigning a predetermined energy level to one peak in the doublet, and predicting a hydrogen peak location based on a location of at least one peak of the doublet. The spectra are gain shifted to a common calibration, summed for respective groups of NaI detectors, and nitrogen detection analysis performed on the summed spectra for each group.11-11-2010
20110022344DATA TRANSFORMATION METHODS FOR MULTIPLEXED ASSAYS - Methods to improve the performance of an array assay are described. A correlation between fluorescence intensity-related parameters and negative control values of the assay is determined. The parameters are then adjusted as a function of the correlation. As a result, sensitivity of the assay is improved without changes in its specificity.01-27-2011
20110098962SPECTROMETER, SPECTROMETRY, AND SPECTROMETRY PROGRAM - A spectroscopic measurement apparatus 04-28-2011
20120150471COLOR PROCESSING APPARATUS, COLOR PROCESSING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM - There is provided a color processing apparatus comprising: a first input unit configured to input a reference spectral reflectance obtained by measuring a patch image with a spectrophotometer serving as a reference unit; a second input unit configured to input a correction target spectral reflectance obtained by measuring the patch image with a spectrophotometer serving as a correction target unit; a correction coefficient generation unit configured to generate a correction coefficient between the correction target spectral reflectance and the reference spectral reflectance, for each wavelength; and a correction unit configured to correct, for each wavelength, the spectral reflectance measured by the correction target unit, using the correction coefficient.06-14-2012
20110125446METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR STABILIZATION OF SENSORS - A blood glucose sensing system includes a sensor and a sensor electronics device. The sensor includes a plurality of electrodes. The sensor electronics device includes stabilization circuitry. The stabilization circuitry causes a first voltage to be applied to one of the electrodes for a first timeframe and causes a second voltage to be applied to one of the electrodes for a second timeframe. The stabilization circuitry repeats the application of the first voltage and the second voltage to continue the anodic—cathodic cycle. The sensor electronics device may include a power supply, a regulator, and a voltage application device, where the voltage application device receives a regulated voltage from the regulator, applies a first voltage to an electrode for the first timeframe, and applies a second voltage to an electrode for the second timeframe.05-26-2011
20100324853REAL-TIME SELF-CALIBRATING SENSOR SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for calibrating a sensor of a characteristic monitoring system in real time utilizes a self-calibration module for periodic determination of, and compensation for, the IR drop across unwanted resistances in a cell. A current-interrupt switch is used to open the self-calibration module circuit and either measure the IR drop using a high-frequency (MHz) ADC module, or estimate it through linear regression of acquired samples of the voltage across the sensor's working and reference electrodes (Vmeasured) over time. The IR drop is then subtracted from the closed-circuit value of Vmeasured to calculate the overpotential that exists in the cell (Vimportant). Vimportant may be further optimized by subtracting the value of the open-circuit voltage (Voc) across the sensor's working and reference electrodes. The values of Vmeasured and Vimportant are then controlled by respective first and second control units to compensate for the IR drop.12-23-2010
20100179783CORRECTING TILT-INDUCED CYCLIC VARIATIONS IN SIGNALS FROM RADIALLY ARRAYED SPECTROPHOTOMETER SENSORS - A correction algorithm may be applied for correcting misalignment of a radially-aligned array of sensors. Due to the tilt, signals from sensors that are further away from the media, may become slightly attenuated, while signals from sensors that are closer to the media are slightly increased. The error appears periodic and largely sinusoidal in nature around the array given the circular nature of the array of sensor elements. The algorithm determines the magnitude and phase of a sinusoidal function that best fits the wavelength data. In one embodiment, a discrete Fourier transform may be performed at the ‘frequency’ equivalent to one period around the array to determine the magnitude and phase estimate thereof. Then, a sinusoidal correction function may be generated using the magnitude and the phase in order to correct the reflectance data.07-15-2010
20100121601METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTIMATION OF INERTIAL SENSOR ERRORS IN REMOTE INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT - A method and system for estimation of inertial sensor errors is provided. The method includes receiving first inertial output data from a master inertial measurement unit (IMU) mounted on a host platform, with the first inertial output data comprising a change in velocity (delta V) and a change in angle (delta theta), and receiving second inertial output data from a remote IMU mounted on the host platform at a predetermined fixed distance from the master IMU, with the second inertial output data comprising a delta V and a delta theta. The first inertial output data is compared with the second inertial output data to determine a difference between the delta V of the first inertial output data and the delta V of the second inertial output data, and to determine a difference between the delta theta of the first inertial output data and the delta theta of the second inertial output data. The determined differences are applied to estimate inertial sensor errors in the remote IMU.05-13-2010
20120310581MEASUREMENT DEVICE FOR MINIMIZING EXTERNAL MAGNETIC DISTURBANCE - Provided is a ΔE measuring device minimizing external magnetic disturbance, more particularly, a ΔE measuring device measuring a change (ΔE) in elastic modulus under a magnetic field by removing a bias effect by the earth's magnetic field and a magnetic tool and device and using a magneto acoustic resonance method. With the ΔE measuring device, a space minimizing external magnetic disturbance using three-axis Helmholtz coils is provided and the ΔE measuring device having a plurality of coil structures is inserted into the space, thereby making it possible to minimize external magnetic field disturbance.12-06-2012
20120310580GENERATOR SET CALIBRATION CONTROLLER - A controller for a generator set is disclosed. The controller may have a memory module having stored therein calibration factors associated with an offset error, a scale error, and a time delay error, and a processor module in communication with the memory module. The processor module may be configured to monitor at least one parameter of electric power directed from the generator set to a load, detect connection of the generator set to the load, and determine adjustments to the calibration factors after connection of the generator set to the load based on a comparison of the at least one parameter monitored by the processor module and measured at the load.12-06-2012
20110066395SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GYROSCOPE CALIBRATION - Systems and methods may be used to determine gain compensation and/or bias compensation for gyroscopes in the field where access to specialized calibration tools is limited.03-17-2011
20110178756Integrated, Predictive, Radiance Sensor Apparatus and Method - A method of predicting sensor performance, such as focal plane array (FPA) behind optics casting an image based on radiant energy received from a target such as a star, planet, other celestial body, event, mass, artificial body, or the like. A user may select artificial, natural, or both types of bodies, and a dynamics module provides relative motion trajectories in space. Radiance proceeding from a target toward a sensor is modified by effects of bodies and the environment, considering any arbitrary selection of bodies and sensors, radiance effects, and relative motions therebetween, whether terrestrial or intergalactic in scale, location, or observation point. Thus, corrections and calibrations may improve images, factoring out cluttering effects of the environment and other bodies.07-21-2011
20110264394Smart Connector - A measurement system includes a preexisting sensor, a transducer module installed in the pre-existing sensor including a memory storing information for identifying and operating the transducer, and a control device for communicating with the memory, the control device including a processor for automatically configuring the control device in response to data communicated from the memory and for collecting data from the pre-existing sensor. A method includes installing a transducer module into a preexisting sensor, and communicating between a memory of the transducer and a control device to automatically configure the control device in response to information for identifying and operating the transducer stored in the memory, and for collecting data from the pre-existing sensor.10-27-2011
20100030506CORRECTION OF NON-UNIFORMITY OF RESPONSE IN SENSOR ARRAYS - A microbolometer comprises an array of sensor elements or ‘pixels’ each individually responsive to generate an output indicative of the intensity of infrared radiation incident thereupon. In practice there are significant non-uniformities in the response of each pixel and further processing of the outputs must take place to generate an accurate image. These non-uniformities are dealt with by means of individual correction factors to be applied to the outputs of each pixel in the image. Commonly, the correction used provides a constant offset (1pt) and a linear gain correction (2pt). As the optimal values of these corrections drifts over time it is still necessary to provide further correction. In the present invention this is achieved by calculating one or more common scalar correction parameters that when applied to all of the individual correction factors before they are used to correct the output of the sensor elements will minimise the differences between the corrected outputs of adjacent sensor elements in the array when summed over a particular selection of sensor elements in the array.02-04-2010
20100017165Multi-Layered Biosensor Encoding Systems - A biosensor system determines the presence and/or concentration of an analyte in a sample using one or more calibrated correlation equations. The analysis may be electrochemical, optical, or a combination thereof. The biosensor system may be implemented using a measurement device and a sensor strip. The measurement device applies test signals to a multi-layered encoding area of the sensor strip. Calibration information is determined from the patterns generated by the interaction of the test signals with the multi-layered encoding area.01-21-2010
20100017164Method and a System for Adaptive Compensation of the Temperature Drift of a Sensor - A method for adaptive compensation of a temperature drift of a sensor, designed to measure the torque of a shaft or a drive train or the force in mechanical equipment during operation. A sensor signal is recurrently measured. An associated temperature is determined. An offset value is calculated as a function of temperature based on measured and stored data. The measured signal value is compensated using the calculated offset value. When the sensor is unloaded or nearly unloaded is detected. When the sensor is unloaded or nearly unloaded the signal sensor signal value and the associated temperature value are stored in a memory and a model of the sensor offset is updated. A system and computer program product for adaptive compensation of the temperature drift of such a sensor signal offset.01-21-2010
20110119015GEOMAGNETIC SENSOR CONTROL DEVICE - A geomagnetic sensor control device includes an analog circuit unit that outputs a plurality of magnetic field measurement values corresponding to sensor output signals of a plurality of magnetic sensors, and a digital circuit unit that receives three-axis magnetic field measurement values from the analog circuit unit and that performs digital processing. In the analog circuit unit, offset correction is performed in an analog manner on an offset included in a sensor output signal. In the digital circuit unit, sensitivity correction is performed in a digital manner on a magnetic field measurement value corresponding to the sensor output signal on which the offset correction has been performed.05-19-2011
20110153256SELF-CALIBRATING NOx SENSOR - A system for calibrating a response to an exhaust-stream NO06-23-2011
20120041705Method and Apparatus for the Corrected Radiometric Measurement of Object Points on Surfaces of Astronomical Bodies - The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for air-borne or space-borne radiometric measurement of object points i02-16-2012
20120010842Self-Calibration Procedure For Optical Polarimeters - A procedure for self-calibration of an optical polarimeter has been developed that eliminates the need for “known” input signals to be used. The self-calibration data is then taken by moving a polarization controller between several random and unknown states of polarization (SOPs) and recording the detector output values (D01-12-2012
20120010841SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING AN ON-LINE APPEARANCE SENSOR SYSTEM - A system, apparatus and method are provided for adjusting an on-line appearance sensor system (OnLASS) for color and other appearance characteristic(s) of a web product produced during a production run of a web production system. The OnLASS is calibrated and its setting(s) are sent to a color error minimizer (CEM). The OnLASS measures a first appearance characteristic of the web product during the production run and the on-line measurement is sent to the CEM. After the production run, a second appearance characteristic of the web product is measured with an off-line appearance sensor system (OffLASS) and the off-line measurement is sent to the CEM. The CEM compares the on-line and off-line appearance measurements and adjusts at least one setting based on the comparison. The adjusted setting(s) are sent to the OnLASS.01-12-2012
20110166816SENSOR CONTROL APPARATUS - An oxygen sensor control apparatus (07-07-2011
20120065917Information Processing System - An information processing system, including: a portable communication device including a sensor that measures predetermined information and outputs a measurement result, the sensor having output characteristics varying depending on a place of use; and a information processing device for indoor use, which is communicatively connectable to the portable communication device, the information processing device being configured to: acquire the measurement result of the sensor from the communicatively-connected portable communication device; execute calibration of the sensor by using the acquired measurement result; execute an application program that uses the measurement result of the sensor; and performs determination as to whether or not the calibration has been executed for the communicatively-connected portable communication device when the application program is executed.03-15-2012
20120116707Accelerometer Control Systems - An accelerometer open loop control system comprising a variable capacitance accelerometer having a proof mass movable between fixed capacitor plates, drive signals applied to the capacitor plates, a charge amplifier amplifying an accelerometer output signal representing applied acceleration, and an autoranging facility for monitoring the output signal, and for adjusting the drive signals in dependence on the output signal in order to restrict the amplitude of the accelerometer output signal, thus maintaining sensitivity of the accelerometer while permitting response to a wide range of g values. Corrections are applied by means of look up tables to compensate for inaccuracies arising from movement of the proof mass and temperature variations.05-10-2012
20110093232Method and arrangement for automatic calibrating of spectrometers - An arrangement as well as a method for calibrating a spectrometer for measuring spectral fractions of a substance in the context of chemometrics or chemometric processes with a spectrometric apparatus for measuring spectral fractions of the substance to be examined as well as with a calibration unit, by means of which a calibrating of the spectrometric apparatus and/or measurement data based on measured spectrometric data is performed, characterized by the following steps: a) measuring a totality of spectral fractions X and/or corresponding substance concentrations of the substance to be examined; b) storing the totality of the measured spectral fractions X in a memory module as spectrometric measurement data in the form of a multidimensional coefficient vector; c) automatic extracting, from the totality of the measured spectral fractions X, of spectral fractions X04-21-2011
20120209555ROTATION SENSOR FOR USE WITH AN IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME - A control system for use with an imaging system is provided. The control system includes a rotation sensor coupled to a rotating portion of a gantry of the imaging system. The rotation sensor includes a gyroscope configured to measure a rotation parameter of the gantry. The control system further includes a data acquisition system (DAS) coupled in communication with the rotation sensor and a detector of the imaging system. The DAS is configured to associate projection data from the detector with the measured rotation parameter.08-16-2012
20120158343OPERATING METHOD OF SENSOR NODE, OPERATING METHOD OF DATA SINK IN SENSOR NETWORK, AND SENSOR NETWORK - Provided is an operating method of a sensor node. The operating method of a sensor node includes receiving a sensing request, adjusting a sensing condition on the basis of the received sensing request, and sensing according to the adjusted sensing condition.06-21-2012
20110106478PHOTOACOUSTIC APPARATUS - In a photoacoustic apparatus, a light source irradiates an inspection target with pulsed light; a detector detects acoustic waves generated in the inspection target due to interaction of the pulsed light with the inspection target, and outputs detection signals corresponding to the detected acoustic waves; a light-quantity measurement unit measures the quantity of the light output from the light source; and a signal processor obtains information on an inside of the inspection target by using the detection signals output from the detector. The signal processor also corrects intensities of the detection signals so as to suppress variations in intensities of the detection signals caused by a temporal change in the quantity of the light.05-05-2011
20110106477CALIBRATING MULTI-DIMENSIONAL SENSOR FOR OFFSET, SENSITIVITY, AND NON-ORTHOGONALITY - A multi-dimensional sensor, a magnetometer or accelerometer, is calibrated based on the raw data provided by the sensor. Raw data is collected and may be used to generate ellipse or ellipsoid parameters, for a two-dimensional or three-dimensional sensor, respectively. An offset calibration factor is calculated based on the raw data, e.g., the determined ellipse or ellipsoid parameters. A sensitivity calibration factor is then calculated based on the offset calibration factor and the raw data. A non-orthogonality calibration factor can then be calculated based on the calculated offset and sensitivity calibration factors. Using the offset, sensitivity and non-orthogonality calibration factors, the raw data can be corrected to produce calibrated data.05-05-2011
20120123722FLUORESCENT SPECTRUM CORRECTING METHOD AND FLUORESCENT SPECTRUM MEASURING DEVICE - A fluorescent spectrum correcting method includes comparing fluorescent spectrum obtained from micro-particles labeled with a plurality of fluorescent pigments with reference spectrum to separating the fluorescent spectrum into fluorescent spectrum for each pigment, and previously measured spectrum data is used as the reference spectrum.05-17-2012
20080270062Providing Nonlinear Temperature Compensation for Sensing Means by Use of Pade Approximant Function Emulators - Sensors and/or transducers can exhibit nonlinear response to temperature changes in terms of offset and also in terms of sensitivity to variations in a sensed physical attribute (pressure, strain, displacement, etc.). Padé Approximant function emulators are used to model the nonlinear offset and/or nonlinear sensitivity behaviors of a given sensing means relative to one or more temperature sub-ranges and to produce temperature compensating corrections for both offset and sensitivity as may be desired. In order to avoid use of brute force division for generating the Pade' Approximant function signals, in one set of embodiments, feedback is used to provide a corresponding effect. In order to minimize the number of coefficients that are to be resolved and stored, in one set of embodiments, first or higher order Pade' Approximants with normalized denominators are used so that each function can be defined with just three coefficients. Embodiments that are more analog in nature or more digital in nature are disclosed. Methods for resolving the Pade' Approximant coefficients and calibrating each sensor unit on a mass production basis are also disclosed.10-30-2008
20110029269Method and Apparatus for Providing Analyte Monitoring System Calibration Accuracy - Methods, system and devices for providing improved calibration accuracy of continuous glucose monitoring system based on insulin delivery information are provided.02-03-2011
20090132195Device and Method for Testing Sensors - An apparatus and a method for testing of sensors for documents of value and a pertinent test medium. A test medium (05-21-2009
20100250180COMPENSATION METHOD FOR TOUCH SENSOR SYSTEM - A compensation method devoid of operating voltage calibration, establishing fundamental linearity calibration table and inputting, and detecting the actual operating voltage is disclosed. The compensation method comprises the steps of: a) turning off a switch in a touch sensor system; b) initializing the touch sensor system and measuring a reference frequency outputted from a oscillator in the touch sensor system; c) turning on the switch and measuring a first frequency outputted from the oscillator; and d) deducting the first frequency from the reference frequency so as to obtain a frequency difference; and e) comparing the difference with a predetermined value, and judging based upon the difference if the touch sensor system is touched by a foreign object.09-30-2010
20120166128METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTOR CALIBRATION - A system for calibrating a pixelated detector includes a detector assembly comprising an array of pixels, an energy source positioned to direct energy toward the array of pixels, a collimating device positioned to pass energy from the energy source to illuminate one pixel, and a data acquisition system (DAS). The DAS is configured to measure a signal in the illuminated one pixel, and measure signals in pixels neighboring the pixel. The system includes a computer programmed to calculate an amount of crosstalk from the illuminated pixel of the pixels neighboring the illuminated pixel based on the measured signals in the DAS, and calculate a crosstalk correction vector for the illuminated pixel based on the measured signal in the illuminated pixel, the measured signals in the pixels neighboring the illuminated pixel, and the calculated amount of crosstalk from the illuminated pixel to each of the pixels neighboring the illuminated pixel.06-28-2012
20120084039SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MEASURING A SENSOR OFFSET - A method includes detecting a first event and executing a first procedure to identify a sensor offset in response to detecting the first event. The method further includes determining, via a computing device, whether the sensor offset was measured during the execution of the first procedure, scheduling a second procedure to execute in response to detecting a second event if the sensor offset was not measured during the first procedure, and scheduling the first procedure to execute in response to detecting a subsequent occurrence of the first event if the sensor offset was measured during the first procedure.04-05-2012
20120166127SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING FAULT CONDITIONS IN SOFT-FIELD TOMOGRAPHY - A soft-field tomography system includes a plurality of transducers configured for positioning at a surface of an object. An excitation driver is configured to generate a precomputed default excitation pattern for the plurality of transducers. A processor stores the precomputed default excitation pattern and a corresponding predicted response for the precomputed excitation pattern. The processor further stores one or more precomputed fault excitation patterns and corresponding predicted response for the fault excitation patterns corresponding to one or more fault conditions of the plurality of transducers. A response measurement device is configured to measure a response at one or more of the transducers to determine if a fault condition exists. If a fault condition exists, the processor at least one of instructs the excitation driver to generate a precomputed fault excitation pattern or uses a predicted response that corresponds to the fault condition for a soft field tomography process.06-28-2012
20120166126CALIBRATION OF A HANDHELD DIABETES MANAGING DEVICE THAT RECEIVES DATA FROM A CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITOR - A method for calibrating a handheld diabetes managing device based on data generated by a continuous glucose monitor. The method can include sampling a current of the continuous glucose monitor at a sampling interval over a time period to generate a plurality of current samples for the time period. The method can also include determining a mean, median and standard deviation of the plurality of current samples. The blood glucose level of the patient can be measured at a first time and a calibration equation that associates the plurality of current samples with the estimated glucose level of the patient based on the measured blood glucose level and the plurality of current samples can be determined when the standard deviation is less than a first threshold and an absolute value of a difference between the mean and median is less than a second threshold.06-28-2012
20120136606SELF-CALIBRATING MAGNETIC FIELD MONITOR - A self-calibrating magnetic field monitor is disclosed. In one embodiment, a magnetic field sensor repeatedly generates an electronic signal related to the magnetic field. In addition, a calibration module generates a relative baseline signal based on an average value of the electronic signals for a given time period. A comparator compares the electronic signal with the relative baseline signal and generating an output signal if a difference in the comparing is greater than or equal to a threshold.05-31-2012
20120173185SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EVALUATING RANGE SENSOR CALIBRATION DATA - In one embodiment, a method for evaluating calibration data collected by a range sensor of a mobile machine on a site includes collecting a calibration data set using the range sensor. The calibration data set includes information indicating the locations of a plurality of points on a surface of the site relative to the range sensor. The method further includes determining an expected error score of the calibration data set. Finally, the method includes determining whether to use the calibration data set to calibrate the range sensor based on the expected error score.07-05-2012
20100049462PARTICULATE MATTER SENSOR CALIBRATION - A system includes a filter, a sensor, a processor, and a memory. The filter can be coupled to an engine exhaust and can operate in an accumulating mode during which particulate matter (PM) from the engine is trapped and also operate in a regenerating mode during which PM in the filter is emitted. The sensor is coupled to a discharge port of the filter and has an output to provide a sensor signal based on a concentration of PM in the filtered exhaust. The processor is coupled to receive the sensor signal and operable to determine at least one of a base level for the sensor signal during the accumulating mode and a regenerate level for the sensor signal during the regenerating mode, and operable to determine a calibration value for the sensor using at least one of the base level and the regenerate level. The memory stores the calibration value.02-25-2010
20100280783CALIBRATION OF THE ACCELEROMETER SENSOR OF A REMOTE CONTROLLER - A method and a video game system are disclosed for maintaining the readings of the accelerometer sensor of the remote controller used in conjunction with the video game system consistent over different controllers and different styles of play. The video game system looks at a predetermined time period, when the largest difference in the acceleration vectors for each frame is within a small limit, indicating that the player is holding the controller relatively idle. Then, the video game system averages the acceleration vectors over this time period, and the inverse of the magnitude of this average is used as a normalization constant.11-04-2010
20100274515Dynamic Analyte Sensor Calibration Based On Sensor Stability Profile - Dynamic sensor calibration schedule management including determining a stability profile of an in vivo analyte sensor in fluid contact with a biological fluid, processing the determined stability profile in conjunction with calibration criteria for the analyte sensor, and modifying a predetermined sensor calibration schedule based on the processed stability profile is provided.10-28-2010
20120179408INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing apparatus includes: an operation unit configured to calculate, based on information on an acceleration detected by an acceleration sensor included in an operation device that is operated by a user, movement information as information on one of a velocity and a movement distance of the operation device; and a correction unit configured to correct, based on information obtained by the acceleration sensor within an acceleration period as a period between an acceleration start time and an acceleration end time of the operation device, the movement information of the operation device within a period between the acceleration end time of the operation device and a movement end time at which the movement ends, that is calculated by the operation unit.07-12-2012
20120253726METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CALIBRATING CURRENT SENSORS - Methods and devices for establishing the relationships between the conductor currents and sensor outputs for cases where the geometric parameters of the conductors and sensors are unknown. The methodology involves a sensor calibrator. This device is connected to the conductors at a location downstream of a number of current measuring devices or current sensors. The calibrator draws specific currents from the conductors for a short period in an automated manner. The characteristics of the currents drawn by the calibrator such as the magnitude and frequency of the currents are known to the processing unit for the sensors through means such as communications. The processing unit uses these known currents to establish the relationship between the conductor currents and its sensed quantities. This process may take a few seconds. Once the relationship is established, the sensors can start to “measure” the conductor currents by calculating them using that relationship and its sensed quantities.10-04-2012
20120221276Accelerometer system and method - A vehicle accelerometer system comprises an accelerometer (08-30-2012
20120265474METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING ANALYTES - A method, computer program product, and system are provided to calibrate a sensor array with a plurality of sensors. The method can include sweeping a voltage of a reference electrode from a first voltage to a second voltage, where the reference electrode is in fluid communication with the sensor array. The output voltage of each of the plurality of sensors can be monitored at one or more voltages within the first and second voltages. An overall average gain of the plurality of sensors can be calculated at each of the one or more voltages. Further, an acquisition window for the sensor may can be determined. The acquisition window can include a maximum distribution of sensors that provides a maximal overall average gain at a particular reference electrode voltage.10-18-2012
20120232823METHOD FOR ESTIMATING VELOCITIES AND/OR DISPLACEMENTS FROM ACCELEROMETER MEASUREMENT SAMPLES - There is provided a fall detector for use in detecting falls by a user, the fall detector comprising an accelerometer for producing a time series of measurement samples representing the acceleration acting on the fall detector; a processor for estimating a vertical velocity and/or vertical displacement of the fall detector from the measurement samples and using the estimated vertical velocity and/or vertical displacement to determine whether the user has suffered a fall; wherein the processor is configured to estimate a vertical velocity and/or vertical displacement of the fall detector from the measurement samples by estimating a corresponding time series of unit vectors representing acceleration due to gravity in the reference frame of the accelerometer from the time series of measurement samples; projecting each measurement sample onto the corresponding unit vector and subtracting acceleration due to gravity to give a series of estimates for the vertical acceleration of the fall detector; and integrating the series of estimates for the vertical acceleration over a time period to give a time series of values for the vertical velocity and/or vertical displacement of the fall detector.09-13-2012
20130173201MACHINE SENSOR CALIBRATION SYSTEM - A sensor calibration system for a mobile machine is disclosed. The sensor calibration system may have a first machine mounted sensor disposed on the mobile machine and configured to sense a characteristic of an offboard object and to generate a corresponding signal, and a second machine mounted sensor disposed on the mobile machine and configured to sense the characteristic of the offboard object and to generate a corresponding signal. The sensor calibration system may also have a controller in communication with the first and second machine mounted sensors. The controller may be configured to compare the characteristic of the offboard object as sensed by the first machine mounted sensor to the characteristic of the offboard object as sensed by the second machine mounted sensor, and to correct subsequent signals received from the first machine mounted sensor based on the comparison.07-04-2013
20080300812Measuring System Comprising Variably Sensitive Outputs - The measurement setup according to the invention comprises a piezoelectrical sensor 12-04-2008
20110130998SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REPLACING SIGNAL ARTIFACTS IN A GLUCOSE SENSOR DATA STREAM - Systems and methods for minimizing or eliminating transient non-glucose related signal noise due to non-glucose rate limiting phenomenon such as ischemia, pH changes, temperatures changes, and the like. The system monitors a data stream from a glucose sensor and detects signal artifacts that have higher amplitude than electronic or diffusion-related system noise. The system replaces some or the entire data stream continually or intermittently including signal estimation methods that particularly address transient signal artifacts. The system is also capable of detecting the severity of the signal artifacts and selectively applying one or more signal estimation algorithm factors responsive to the severity of the signal artifacts, which includes selectively applying distinct sets of parameters to a signal estimation algorithm or selectively applying distinct signal estimation algorithms.06-02-2011
20120330596SELF-CALIBRATING SENSOR, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A sensor system includes a sensor unit configured for communication has a sensor controller that initiates calibration of the sensor when a respective calibration condition occurs. The calibration condition may involve detection of appropriate environmental conditions and/or a signal received via a communication component. The sensor controller may acquire missing information with the communication. A master controller may be used that receives data from multiple sensor units and distributes information and/or sends a calibration initiation signal.12-27-2012
20120323517SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION IN STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING - A method for compensating for environment induced variations in structural health monitoring data is described. The method includes imparting a vibration onto a structure first location, the structure at a first temperature, receiving a comparison signal resulting from the vibration at a second location, accessing data representing a reference signal previously received at the second location, based on vibration at the first location, the reference signal received when the structure was at a second temperature, dividing the signals across multiple time windows, performing a cross correlation between the signals in each window to maximally correlate the signals within each window, performing a weighted regression on time to estimate time shift, the weights based on reference signal energy in each window, to determine a relationship between time and time shift, and using the relationship between time and time shift of the comparison signal to reduce the effects of environment on the comparison signal.12-20-2012
20120271583SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RETROSPECTIVE CORRECTION OF HIGH ORDER EDDY-CURRENT-INDUCED DISTORTION IN DIFFUSION-WEIGHTED ECHO PLANAR IMAGING - A computer is programmed to acquire calibration data from a calibration scan, the calibration data configured to characterize high order eddy current (HOEC) generated magnetic field error of an imaging system. The computer is also programmed to process the calibration data to generate a plurality of basis coefficients and a plurality of time constants and to calculate a plurality of basis correction coefficients based on the plurality of basis coefficients, the plurality of time constants, and gradient waveforms in a given pulse sequence. The computer is further programmed to execute a diffusion-weighted imaging scan that comprises application of a DW-EPI pulse sequence to acquire MR data from an imaging subject and reconstruction of an image based on the acquired MR data. The computer is also programmed to apply HOEC-generated magnetic field error correction during image reconstruction configured to reduce HOEC-induced distortion in the reconstructed image.10-25-2012
20110238355CALIBRATION DEVICE - In a calibration device, a calibration matrix calculation processing part (09-29-2011
20110238354RADIATION IMAGING DEVICE - Correction by moire elimination is carried out with high precision in an environment where relative misalignment among the focal point, the grid, and the X-ray flat panel detector may occur. A part of each of two signal regions of interest is masked by an X-ray plate, and an operation value Rf=(Sx−Sy)/(Sx+Sy) is defined for signal values Sx and Sy obtained from the masked portions. By associating the operation value Rf with the relative position relationship, the relative position relationship is obtained from the operation value Rf, and a correction parameter for the relationship is used.09-29-2011
20110238353SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHECKING A MEASURING DEVICE - A measuring device includes a method used to calibrate the measuring device before the measuring device is operational. If an output voltage of the measuring device is not in a standard voltage range, the output voltage is adjusted. If a calibration status is a successful status, selected test channels of the measuring device are prompted to connect with a test probe. If the calibration status is an unsuccessful status, a calibration unit of the measuring device calibrates the measuring device until the calibration status is a successful status. The calibration unit calibrates the selected test channels according to a set compensation value by a user.09-29-2011
20120278025RF Power Meter using Bruene-type Coupler - A measurement system, for use in RF power measurements, allows an arbitrary Bruene-type RF coupler to be calibrated at a number of different power levels and frequencies with an idealized transfer function being created for each calibration power point. Following calibration, when the coupler is used in an operational (measurement) mode, the DC voltage corresponding to the present power measurement is read, and the discrete idealized transfer functions generated during the power and frequency calibration phases are used to determine a best fit idealized transfer function, which is used in conjunction with the exact DC voltage being measured to create a highly accurate power measurement.11-01-2012
20120089358CALIBRATION SYSTEM FOR A FORCE-SENSING CATHETER - An apparatus, consisting of a rolling element, which is resting on a surface, and a force-sensing device, which is coupled to the surface. The force-sensing device is configured to make a first measurement indicative of a force exerted in a direction perpendicular to the surface. The force is exerted by a force-sensing probe pressing against the rolling element so as to hold the rolling element stationary. The apparatus further includes a calibration processor, which is configured to collect the first measurement from the sensing device, to collect a second measurement indicative of the force from the force-sensing probe, and to calibrate the force-sensing probe based on the first and second measurements.04-12-2012
20110276299REFERENCE WAFER FOR CALIBRATION OF DARK-FIELD INSPECTION APPARATUS,METHOD OF MANUFACTURING REFERENCE WAFER FOR CALIBRATION OF DARK-FIELD INSPECTION APPARATUS, METHOD OF CALIBRATING DARK-FIELD INSPECTION APPARATUS, DARK-FIELD INSPECTION APPARATUS, AND A WAFER INSPECTION METHOD - A technology capable of ensuring measurement results of a dark-field inspection apparatus up to a microscopic area is provided. A dark-field inspection apparatus is calibrated using a bulk wafer as a reference wafer, the bulk wafer having microroughness of an irregular asperity pattern accurately formed on a surface, and the microroughness of the surface having an ensured microroughness degree. The microroughness can be more accurately formed by a chemical treatment with a chemical solution. This microroughness is measured by using an AFM, and an expected haze value is obtained based on the measured value. Then, haze of the surface of the reference wafer is measured by the dark-field inspection apparatus to be inspected to obtain an actually-measured haze value, and a difference between the expected haze value and the actually-measured haze value is obtained. Based on this difference, a haze measurement parameter of the dark-field inspection apparatus is adjusted so that the actually-measured haze value and the expected haze value match each other.11-10-2011
20120095713Method of Calibrating Interleaved Digitizer Channels - In a multi-channel oscilloscope a method of calibrating interleaved digitizer channels initially calibrates each digitizer channel to produce a bandwidth enhanced filter for each digitizer channel to match the respective channel frequency and phase characteristics. The oscilloscope is then configured for interleaved operation whereby an input signal is applied to at least two digitizers via a switch through a common preamplifier to produce a reference digitizer channel and an interleaved digitizer channel where the bandwidth enhanced filter for the interleaved digitizer channel is now not correct. Fast Fourier transforms are performed on the data from the reference digitizer channel and the interleaved digitizer channel, from which are derived a match filter for the interleaved digitizer channel so the interleaved digitizer channel and reference digitizer channel are matched in phase and magnitude at all frequencies.04-19-2012
20110320158METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A MEASURING DEVICE IN PROCESS ANALYSIS TECHNOLOGY - A method for adjusting a measuring device in process analysis technology, in which the measuring device is arranged remotely from a reference measuring device performing reference measurements, wherein measured values of the measuring device are compared to the reference measured values of the reference measuring device and from this comparison at least one calibration variable for the measuring device is derived. In order be able to perform the adjusting method very rapidly and without interrupting the working process of the measuring device, the measured values of the measuring device and the reference measured values of the reference measuring device are combined in a central data capture and processing software, the calibration value is ascertained by the central data capture and processing software and then the calibration variable is transmitted from the central data capture and processing software to the measuring device for adjusting the measured values.12-29-2011
20110320157SELF-CORRECTING ELECTRONIC SENSOR - A temperature sensing circuit is described providing a low power temperature sensing system. The temperature sensing circuit provides a digital method for determining the temperature by analyzing the change in electrical response characteristics of a circuit device.12-29-2011
20120101766System and Method for Determining Quality of Calibration Parameters for a Magnetometer - A method and system are provided for calibrating a magnetometer. The method comprises applying at least one first test to a new set of calibration parameters; accepting the new set of calibration parameters as an active set of calibration parameters when the new calibration parameters pass the at least one first test; applying the active set of calibration parameters to a plurality of magnetometer readings to obtain a plurality of values; applying at least one second test to the plurality of values; and calculating a quality measure for the active set of calibration parameters based on an outcome of the at least one second test.04-26-2012
20120101765Method of Identifying a Current Transformer Situated About a Conductor, and Associated Metering Device - An improved method of determining that a current transformer is situated about a conductor includes applying a predefined load to a particular conductor from among a plurality of conductors and making a determination from a signal detected from a particular current transformer responsive to the predefined load that the particular current transformer is situated about the particular conductor. An improved metering device having an algorithm for identifying the predefined load is also disclosed.04-26-2012
20130013243Method of Calibrating a Data Recording Unit - A method of calibrating a data recording unit for measuring head acceleration, including the steps of providing a data recording unit mounted to a head protector, mounting the head protector on a support, subjecting the head protector and support to a force or pressure, measuring acceleration of the head protector resulting from the force or pressure, measuring acceleration of the support resulting from the force or pressure, and determining a relationship between the measured acceleration of the head protector and of the support.01-10-2013
20100131222PHYSICAL QUANTITY MEASUREMENT DEVICE - The physical quantity measurement device involves a terminal unit, a sensor, a storage unit, an output unit, a communication unit, a control unit, and a discriminating unit. The terminal unit has a power terminal, an output terminal, and a ground terminal. The communication unit uses the power terminal in order to receive a serial signal from an external device. The control unit has an adjusting mode and a normal mode. The discriminating unit decides that the external device requests either the adjusting mode or the normal mode based on whether or not an electrical potential of each of the power terminal and the output terminal satisfies a predetermined condition. The control unit selects the normal mode when the discriminating unit decides that the external device requests the normal mode, and selects the adjusting mode when the discriminating unit decides that the external device request the adjusting mode.05-27-2010
20130018621Dynamic Range Improvement For Mass SpectrometryAANM Telasang; ShankarAACI FremontAAST CAAACO USAAGP Telasang; Shankar Fremont CA US - Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods of controlling an ion detector to minimize false peaks when utilizing extended dynamic range techniques. In one exemplary example, methods of controlling an ion detector are provided, comprising the steps of: determining an electronic baseline signal of the ion detector; receiving one or more ion input signals at the ion detector; comparing the ion input signal to the electronic baseline signal; and multiplying the ion input signal by a selected compensation factor when the ion input signal exceeds the electronic baseline signal.01-17-2013
20130144550MITIGATING THE EFFECT OF A CHANGE IN SENSOR CALIBRATION PARAMETERS - The disclosure relates to mitigating the effect of a sudden change in sensor calibration parameters. An embodiment of the disclosure retrieves a current calibration parameter value for the sensor, determines a new calibration parameter value for the sensor, and generates transitional calibration parameter values based at least on the current calibration parameter value and the new calibration parameter value using an interpolation function configured to prevent a sudden change in the sensor calibration parameter values.06-06-2013
20120253727Color Measuring Device Calibration - In a calibrating method for a filter color measuring device that includes at least three color channels, a calibration matrix for transforming output signals of the color channels into tristimulus color values is formed. The calibration is performed spectrally, wherein the spectral sensitivities of the color channels of the color measuring device and the spectral emission properties of typical light sources are measured and stored, and the calibration matrix is calculated from the spectral sensitivities and the spectral emission properties of the light sources and the spectral evaluation functions of the standard observer, e.g., according to CIE 1931.10-04-2012
20110270564AUTO-CALIBRATING WHEEL BALANCER FORCE TRANSDUCER - A method and apparatus for carrying out auto-calibration of one or more piezoelectric elements in a force transducer assembly of a vehicle wheel balancing system. Output electrical signals from the piezoelectric transducers in response to application of a known imbalance force are measured and recorded. Subsequently, during an auto-calibration procedure, a known input signal is selectively applied to at least one piezoelectric element in the force transducer assembly, and at least one output electrical signal is received from the force transducer assembly. The obtained auto-calibration output signals are evaluated with respect to the output signals obtained from a previous auto-calibration, and compensation values are derived there from for application to subsequent output signals obtained during imbalance measurements.11-03-2011
20130090881ROBUST STEP DETECTION USING LOW COST MEMS ACCELEROMETER IN MOBILE APPLICATIONS, AND PROCESSING METHODS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS04-11-2013
20130090883LOCATION METHOD FOR LOCATING A PARTIAL DISCHARGE EMISSION ZONE AND A DEVICE ASSOCIATED WITH SAID METHOD - A method of locating a partial discharge emission zone and to the associated device. The method is characterized in that it comprises a step of measuring partial discharge signals by means of four identical measurement channels each including a VHF and/or UHF detector, the four VHF and/or UHF detectors being positioned at the four vertices of a square or rectangle in such a manner that the partial discharge emission zone is determined inside the square or rectangle.04-11-2013
20130090882METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING FAULTY MEASUREMENT AXES OF A TRIAXIS SENSOR - A method for identifying faulty measurement axes of a triaxis sensor fixed to a mobile object includes using triaxis sensor C04-11-2013
20130090884Cooperative Pulses - A method is proposed for the simultaneous optimization of an arbitrary number of electromagnetic pulses, which act in a cooperative way, or mutually compensate each other's errors. The method generally relates to pulses which can have improved properties when cooperating with each other compared to single pulses. In experiments with several scans, undesired signal contributions can be suppressed by COOP pulses, which complements and generalizes the concept of phase cycling. COOP pulses can also be used in individual scans. COOP pulses can be optimized efficiently with the aid of an extended version of the optimal-control-theory-based gradient ascent pulse engineering (GRAPE) algorithm. The advantage of the COOP pulse method is demonstrated theoretically and experimentally for broadband and band-selective excitation and saturation pulses.04-11-2013
20130103339METHOD FOR CORRECTING TIMING SKEW IN X-RAY DATA READ OUT OF AN X-RAY DETECTOR IN A ROLLING SHUTTER MODE - 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.04-25-2013
20130103340CALIBRATING BREATHALYZER - The calibrating breathalyzer comprises an alcohol sensor, a non-volatile memory, a processing unit or processor, a display and a housing to house these components. The processing unit can calibrate the breathalyzer using the user's body as a simulator based on the user's metabolism rate, type and amount of alcohol consumed by the user. The processing unit determines a sample time to receive a breath sample from the user based on a time to a predetermined calibration point from the drinking start time calculated using the user's metabolism rate and the determined maximum alcohol level. The BAC % measurement based on the user's breath sample at the sample time is used as a reference point in calibrating the breathalyzer.04-25-2013
20130179108System and Method for Calibrating Sensors for Different Operating Environments - A computer system stores calibration information corresponding to respective sets of sensor measurements associated with respective operating environments. After storing, in a first data structure, calibration information for a first operating environment, the system determines a current operating environment of the device. When the current operating environment of the device is consistent with the first operating environment and that the calibration information for the first operating environment meets predefined measurement diversity criteria, the system calibrates at least one sensor for the first operating environment using the stored calibration information for the first operating environment. When the current operating environment of the device is inconsistent with the first operating environment, the system excludes the stored calibration information for the first operating environment when calibrating one or more sensors for the current operating environment.07-11-2013
20110313706INDUSTRIAL MACHINE - According to an exemplary embodiment, an industrial machine includes: a movement mechanism configured to move along a specific axis direction; a controller configured to control the movement mechanism; and an angle detector configured to detect an angle of the movement mechanism about an axis perpendicular to the specific axis direction. The controller comprises: an angular error acquisition section configured to acquire angular errors of the movement mechanism for respective positions of the movement mechanism based on the angle detected when the movement mechanism is moved; a parameter generator configured to generate respective straightness correction parameters for correcting straightness errors of the movement mechanism in the specific axis direction by integrating the angular errors at the respective positions of the movement mechanism; and a correction section configured to correct movement errors of the movement mechanism based on the straightness correction parameters.12-22-2011
20110313705GAIT MONITOR - Vertical centre of mass movement measuring apparatus comprising an inertial sensing device, for producing outputs relating to rotation and acceleration in its local frame of reference and configured for fastening to the back of an animal, preferably a person, a memory and a processor, wherein the processor is programmed to provide a quaternion corresponding to the rotation of the inertial sensing device and a first acceleration, both based on an output of the rotation sensing device, and the processor is programmed to combine the quaternion and the first acceleration and based on the result of the combination to provide, when the device is fastened close enough to the centre of mass of a moving object such as a person, an estimate of vertical displacement, or a derivative of vertical displacement, of the centre of mass in a global reference frame.12-22-2011
20110060543Method for self-adjustment of a triaxial acceleration sensor during operation, and sensor system having a three -dimentional acceleration sensor - A method for self-adjustment of a triaxial acceleration sensor during operation includes: calibrating the sensor; checking the self-adjustment for an interfering acceleration, with the aid of a measurement equation and estimated values for sensitivity and offset; repeating the adjustment if an interfering acceleration is recognized; and accepting the estimated values for sensitivity and offset as calibration values if an interfering acceleration is not recognized. The step of checking the self-adjustment includes: estimating sensitivity and/or offset and the variance thereof; determining an innovation as the difference between a measured value of the measurement equation and an estimated value of the measurement equation; testing the innovation for a normal distribution; and recognizing the interfering acceleration in the event of a deviation from the normal distribution.03-10-2011
20100286942STORAGE MEDIUM STORING INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - A computer-readable storage medium storing an information processing program executed by a computer of an information processing apparatus that obtains, from an input device including an acceleration sensor for detecting acceleration and an angular velocity sensor for detecting an angular velocity, acceleration data indicative of the acceleration and angular velocity data indicative of the angular velocity, is provided. The information processing program causes the computer to function as data obtaining means and acceleration correction means. The data obtaining means repeatedly obtains the acceleration data and the angular velocity data. The acceleration correction means corrects, based on the magnitude of the angular velocity indicated by the angular velocity data, the acceleration indicated by the acceleration data.11-11-2010
20130151189QUALITY CONTROL SYSTEM - In a clinical laboratory, the degree of contamination of an automatic analyzer may constantly change due, for instance, to the operation of the automatic analyzer and newly added examinations, and there is a risk of failure to adequately maintain the performance of the automatic analyzer by performing calibration at conventional intervals. Meanwhile, the result of quality control varies depending on the performance of an unsealed reagent. Hence, performing calibration at predetermined intervals may fail to flexibly calibrate the reagent when the performance of the reagent is changed by reagent replenishment or by contamination. Provided is a quality control method for issuing a warning to indicate an optimum calibration method and calibration intervals in accordance with the contents of a quality control screen and with the pattern of variation in the result of calibration.06-13-2013
20100292948Method of Calibrating an Analyte-Measurement Device, and Associated Methods, Devices and Systems - The invention relates to a method for calibrating an analyte-measurement device that is used to evaluate a concentration of analyte in bodily fluid at or from a measurement site in a body. The method involves measuring a concentration, or calibration concentration, of an analyte in blood from an “off-finger” calibration site, and calibrating the analyte-measurement device based on that calibration concentration. The invention also relates to a device, system, or kit for measuring a concentration of an analyte in a body, which employs a calibration device for adjusting analyte concentration measured in bodily fluid based on an analyte concentration measured in blood from an “off-finger” calibration site.11-18-2010
20120283979SENSOR SYSTEM - The invention relates to a sensor system comprising a sensor array, the sensor array comprising a substrate layer and a plurality of individual first sensor elements for measuring a desired parameter, which first sensor elements are arranged on said substrate layer and define a sensor plane, wherein the sensor array further comprises one or more second sensor elements for measuring a further desired parameter, and wherein the sensor system is configured to process sensor data from the first sensor elements in dependency of sensor data from the one or more second sensor elements.11-08-2012
20130158929Optical Measurement Device Calibration - Optical measurement device calibration systems and methods are disclosed. An exemplary method includes receiving calibration information from a plurality of optical measurement devices (200) at a central data store (124), the calibration information comprising at least real-time measurement data stored on the plurality of optical measurement devices, the plurality of optical measurement devices each at different print facilities. The method also includes analyzing at least one trend in the calibration information at the central data store. The method also includes issuing an instruction to at least one of the plurality of optical measurement devices to update a calibration parameter in the at least one optical measurement device based on the at least one trend.06-20-2013
20130185012CIRCUIT, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR SENSOR OUTPUT CORRECTION AND SEQUENCE CONTROL - A sensor output correction circuit includes a storage unit configured to rewritably store one or more commands for correcting a sensor output from a sensor, a reading unit configured to read a target command from the one or more commands stored in the storage part, plural execution units, each of the plural execution units configured to execute a sequence corresponding to the one or more commands, and a selecting unit configured to select a target execution unit from the plural execution units, the target execution unit configured to execute a target sequence corresponding to the target command read by the reading unit. When execution of the target sequence is completed, an address accessed by the reading unit at a time of reading the target command is shifted to another address.07-18-2013
20130185013METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ASCERTAINING A STATE OF A SENSOR - In a method for determining a state of a sensor configured to ascertain an operating parameter of an internal combustion engine, at least one aging effect which has an influence on a sensor characteristic curve of the sensor is detected. The sensor has different sensor characteristic curves for different states of the sensor. The at least one aging effect is detected during operation of the sensor. An item of aging information which reflects the at least one aging effect is stored in an electronic memory. The state of the sensor is deduced from the aging information which is present in stored form and which reflects the aging effect that has acted on the sensor. The deduction is carried out based on a predefined linkage between the at least one aging effect and the state of the sensor.07-18-2013
20090093984METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALIBRATING GYRO-SENSOR - A method and apparatus for calibrating a gyro-sensor, by which a gyro-sensor can be calibrated using data which is obtained by measuring an angular velocity and a gyro output value of a moving body equipped with the gyro-sensor. The method includes measuring an angular velocity of a moving body and an average output value of the gyro-sensor when the moving body, equipped with the gyro-sensor, rotates, obtaining data about a characteristic equation of the gyro sensor using the measured angular velocity and the average output value and storing the data, and calibrating the gyro-sensor using the stored data about the characteristic equation.04-09-2009
20110307208Sensor system - Disclosed is a method for adjusting a sensor signal and a corresponding sensor system comprising a sensor for providing a sensor signal representative of a measure other than temperature, dynamic components of the sensor signal being dependent on temperature. In addition there is provided a temperature sensor for measuring the temperature. Dynamic components in the sensor signal are adjusted subject to the temperature sensed, and a compensated sensor signal is supplied. Such sensor system helps compensating for long response times of sensors.12-15-2011
20130191064APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING WATER QUALITY SENSOR FAULTS USING SENSOR DATA - Disclosed in an apparatus and method for restoring sensor data faults remotely that are caused due to an impurity attached to a water quality sensor, by using sensor data, the apparatus including, a fault determining unit to determine whether the water quality sensor is faulty using fault related data when the sensor data received from a sensor node is an outlier value, and a cleaning device requesting unit to request operation of a cleaning device that removes an impurity of the water quality sensor when the water quality sensor is determined to be normal.07-25-2013
20120016616FLUORESCENCE INTENSITY CORRECTING METHOD, FLUORESCENCE INTENSITY CALCULATING METHOD, AND FLUORESCENCE INTENSITY CALCULATING APPARATUS - A fluorescence intensity calculating apparatus, includes: a measuring section configured to receive fluorescences generated from plural fluorescent dyes excited by radiating a light to a microparticle multiply-labeled with the plural fluorescent dyes having fluorescence wavelength bands overlapping one another by photodetectors which correspond to different received light wavelength bands, respectively, and whose number is larger than the number of fluorescent dyes, and obtain measured spectra by collecting detected values from the photodetectors; and a calculating section configured to approximate the measured spectra based on a linear sum of single-dyeing spectra obtained from the microparticle individually labeled with the fluorescent dyes, thereby calculating intensities of the fluorescences generated from the fluorescent dyes, respectively.01-19-2012
20130197847Analysis Apparatus, Analysis Method and Analysis System - Provided is an analysis apparatus capable of acquiring a measurement result with high reliability that includes: a signal detection unit; a measuring unit; a first temperature detection unit; a second temperature detection unit; and a calculation unit.08-01-2013
20130204568PHYSICAL QUANTITY MEASURING APPARATUS AND PHYSICAL QUANTITY MEASURING METHOD - A physical quantity measuring apparatus of the present invention measures a physical quantity from a signal based on a physical quantity output by a physical quantity signal output apparatus. A correction signal output unit outputs a new correction signal based on a signal on the basis of a physical quantity obtained at a given measurement time, a correction signal obtained before that measurement time, and a filter coefficient. A large/small relationship determining unit determines a large/small relationship between the signal on the basis of the physical quantity and the correction signal obtained before that measurement time. A first filter coefficient output unit outputs a first filter coefficient based on the plural large/small relationships.08-08-2013

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