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8339689 Exposure correction for scanners  
A method and apparatus for exposure correction in scanners are disclosed. In the method, exposure is corrected for pixels received in an image sensor array. Exposure time is tracked for the...
8340908 Calibration of tracking device  
A tracking device may be used to detect a position or movement of an object. The tracking device may include a housing that supports an emitter. The emitter may transmit a first signal. A...
8340860 Acceleration detection device, acceleration detection method, and neutral control device employing same  
An acceleration detection device for detecting detected acceleration of a vehicle is provided with a stopped acceleration detector, an acceleration change detector, an acceleration estimating unit...
8340937 Characterization of a model-based spectral reflectance sensing device  
What is disclosed is a novel system and method for characterizing a model-based spectral reflectance sensing device. In accordance with the teachings hereof, measurements of training samples taken...
8332179 Sensor device for a fluid power apparatus  
A sensor device for a fluid power apparatus and in particular a pneumatic cylinder comprises at least one sensor for producing at least one sensor value on the basis of a property or a condition of...
8325628 Determining placement of nodes within a wireless network  
A system of nodes including processors within a wireless sensor network includes an arrangement of the nodes with data connections therebetween within the wireless sensor network, wherein the data...
8326568 Temperature sensor and temperature sensing method  
A temperature sensor is provided. The temperature sensor includes: a temperature sensing unit for sensing a temperature and outputting a temperature sensing signal; an analog-to-digital converter...
8321170 Offset 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...
8321179 Multiple axes scanning system and method for measuring radiation from a radiation source  
A three dimensional radiation measurement scanning system includes a circular drive operable with horizontal and vertical drives for moving a radiation detector through first, second and third...
8321173 System and method for using magnetic sensors to track the position of an object  
A method is provided for tracking an object's position. One or more semiconductor-based sensors obtain measurements of an energy field associated with the object. A processor applies an algorithm...
8314608 Method of determining distance to a ferrous material  
In one aspect of the present invention a method of determining a distance to a ferrous material comprises providing a plurality of magnetometers spaced at varying distances from a ferrous material,...
8311759 Inline inspection system and method for calibration of mounted acoustic monitoring system  
An inline inspection system and method for calibrating an acoustic monitoring structure installed along a pipe. The system includes a pipe inspection vehicle; a microprocessor configured to attach...
8311760 Method 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...
8311740 Use of accelerometer only data to improve GNSS performance  
The present invention provides apparatus and methods for improving satellite navigation by assessing the dynamic state of a platform for a satellite navigation receiver and using this data to...
8306767 Sensor output correcting device  
A sensor output correcting device includes: a sensor element for detecting a variation in an object to be measured, and for outputting this variation as a signal; an A/D converter for converting...
8306766 Systems and methods for calibrating physiological characteristic sensors  
A method of calibrating glucose monitor data includes collecting the glucose monitor data over a period of time at predetermined intervals, obtaining reference glucose values from a reference...
8306307 Component assembly inspection method and component assembly inspection apparatus  
A component assembly inspection method includes taking an image of a first light spot group possessed by a first component with a camera after the first component is assembled in a second...
8291743 Method and system for calibrating an electronic lapping guide for a beveled pole in a magnetic recording transducer  
A method and system for calibrating an electronic lapping guide (ELG) for transducer(s) having an ABS and a magnetic structure are described. The magnetic structure has a desired thickness, a...
8290748 Sensor 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...
8284560 Eddy current sensor with enhanced edge resolution  
An apparatus for monitoring the thickness of a conductive layer on a substrate includes a support to hold a substrate having a conductive layer, an eddy current monitoring system including a first...
8285496 Method and device for providing air mass flow information in a supercharged internal combustion engine  
A method for providing a characteristic quantity for a state of an air system of a supercharged internal combustion engine includes: detecting a characteristic quantity measured value as...
8280666 Reference sensor method for calibration of dynamic motion sensors  
The invention disclosed includes a method for determining the magnitude and phase calibration of dynamic motion sensors (SUTs), such as accelerometers, velocimeters, and dynamically responding...
8279038 Method for operating a field device in automation engineering with special functionalities  
A method for operating a field device of automation technology capable of special-functionalities, an enabling code set having a plurality of enabling code is managed in a superordinated,...
8272748 Projection-type display apparatus and method for performing projection adjustment  
A projection-type display apparatus that projects an image toward a projection surface and displays the image thereon, the apparatus includes: a projecting section that includes a focal length...
8275567 Correction of a radioactivity measurement using particles from atmospheric source  
A method of correcting a measure of radioactive material within a body of material includes measuring a characteristic of the radioactive material to provide a measure, such as gamma emissions;...
8265901 Device for detecting and displaying one or more of body weight, body fat percentage, blood pressure, pulse and environmental temperature  
A device for measuring and displaying body parameters includes a sensor that generates a signal representing a detected body parameter, such as body fat, body water and weight, of an individual; a...
8260558 Method and apparatus for providing data processing and control in a medical communication system  
Methods and apparatus for providing data processing and control for use in a medical communication system are provided.
8257565 Sensor control apparatus  
A sensor control apparatus includes an applied voltage control circuit connected to the positive terminal of a sensor element. The applied voltage control circuit includes a reference power supply...
8255180 Acoustography dynamic range extending device and method  
The acoustographic dynamic range extending device and method determines thresholds to reach a preset brightness with a test part and without a test part and transforms these thresholds to image...
8255181 Correcting 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...
8244427 Modular temperature performance diagnostic for a vehicle  
A vehicle includes a power inverter module (PIM), a motor/generator unit (MGU), vehicle components, temperature sensors, and a controller. The sensors measure temperatures of a motor winding of the...
8239138 Scaling factor for an output of an electrochemical cell  
A scaling factor for scaling an output of a first electrochemical cell, is determined in order to compensate for the effect on the output caused by an variation in value of a property of a working...
8239157 Method and apparatus for directing the use of a coriolis flow meter  
A method and apparatus is disclosed that guides a user through a sequence of steps that will allow the user to complete a predefined task using the flow meter. The steps include: selecting a...
8234091 Angular velocity sensor correcting apparatus for deriving value for correcting output signal from angular velocity sensor, angular velocity calculating apparatus, angular velocity sensor correcting method, and angular velocity calculating method  
A measuring unit obtains measurement data of an object measured on the basis of a signal from a GPS satellite and angular velocity of an object output from an angular velocity sensor. An offset...
8224608 Calibrating 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...
8214167 Storage 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...
8214168 Noninvasive testing of a material intermediate spaced walls  
A sensor probe provides a pair of unique signal paths through a test material, wherein one configuration of the probe provides identical external portions of the signal paths such that a selected...
8214166 Method and its system for calibrating measured data between different measuring tools  
A method, and a corresponding system, are provided for calibrating data of an object measured by different measuring tools, including measuring a Critical-Dimension (CD) and roughness of an object...
8209151 Test assembly and procedure for capturing performance data  
In order to make error recognition, for example, in cabling, in the stored data or in the data allocation, in the allocation of a sensor unit to sensor-relevant data for calibration of an analysis...
8208758 Video sensor-based automatic region-of-interest detection  
The disclosure is directed to techniques for region-of-interest (ROI) video processing based on low-complexity automatic ROI detection within video frames of video sequences. The low-complexity...
8203329 Calibratable multidimensional magnetic point sensor  
A calibratable magnetic field sensor for sensing a first and a second spatial component of a magnetic field in a reference point, wherein the magnetic field includes a first and a second...
8204971 Systems and methods for dynamically configuring node behavior in a sensor network  
The present disclosure generally pertains to systems and methods for controlling sensor networks. A sensor network has a plurality of sensor nodes, which have sensors for monitoring operational...
8200450 Medium density measuring system  
A measuring system precisely for measuring the density of a medium flowing in a pipe line. The measuring system comprises a temperature sensor and a pressure sensor. Both sensors communicate with...
8196469 Multi-probe rail scanning/encoder system and certified method of use thereof  
A rail scanning system and certified method of use thereof are described. The rail scanning system comprises a control unit, a probe carriage, and an encoder. The probe carriage comprises two or...
8200452 Attitude-angle detecting apparatus and attitude-angle detecting method  
To provide an attitude-angle detecting apparatus, which detects an attitude angle of a mobile object during movement with good accuracy by correcting an output value from an acceleration sensor,...
8195406 Estimating consumer status using non-invasive technology  
One or more alcohol inputs are received at the interactive system. Each of the alcohol inputs corresponds to an alcoholic beverage to be consumed by a consumer. The system calculates an estimated...
8195418 Pressure measurement instrument and method  
A measurement instrument having a processor, a first sensor and a second sensor. The processor is adapted to output a measurement signal embodying a measurement of a physical quantity. The first...
8190297 Control method and system for a fluid control device, based on position sensor learning  
A control method is provided for a fluid control device, particularly for an internal combustion engine, equipped with a position sensor having a nominal characteristic curve representative of a...
8176803 High-temperature sensor interface and network  
The present invention is a sensor interface or network of interfaces that utilizes high-temperature electronics to operate at elevated temperatures for applications that include but are not limited...
8180466 Process device with supervisory overlayer  
A process device is configured to meet a desired Safety Integrity Level (SIL). A device interface is configured to couple to the process device and provide an output related to operation of a...