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8458715 System for allocating resources to optimize transition from a current state to a desired state  
Described is a Distributed Resource Allocation System (DRAS) for sensor control and planning. The DRAS comprises an information framework module that is configured to specify performance goals,...
8452680 Biometric financial transaction system and method  
Tokenless biometric authorization of transaction between a consumer and a merchant uses an identicator and an access device. A consumer registers with the identicator a biometric sample taken from...
8447550 Compact fixed-source array test station for calibration of a semi-active laser (SAL) seeker  
A fixed-source array test station provides a compact cost-effective high-throughput test bed for testing optical sensors that require stimulus at fixed angular positions. An array of fixed...
8447539 Electromagnetic field distribution measurement apparatus  
An electromagnetic field distribution measurement apparatus (10) according to the present invention includes: an electromagnetic field probe (20) for measuring an electromagnetic field...
8447536 Medium density measuring system  
A measuring system for the precise measuring a density of a medium, flowing in a line. compressible. The measuring system comprises: a temperature sensor and a pressure sensor. Both sensors...
8447528 Remote vehicle emissions sensing system and method for differentiating water from hydrocarbons  
Water droplets in exhaust gas that is, or was, analyzed by a remote emissions sensing system are detected. The detection may be made using measurements generally captured by the remote emissions...
8437970 Restoring and storing magnetometer calibration data  
Responsive to a recalibration trigger event, magnetometer data output by a magnetometer can be compared to historical magnetometer data previously output by the magnetometer. If a match is...
8437972 Sensor bias estimation for multiple hypothesis tracker  
A method for measuring sensor bias and a method for estimating sensor bias is provided. Road location data is obtained. Sensor observation data is obtained. A sensor observation is identified that...
8422567 Signal transmission apparatus and method  
According to an aspect of the embodiment, a signal transmission apparatus includes a sine wave output unit that outputs a sine wave to a transmission path, network analyzers and that analyze...
8417856 High speed sensor data transfer interface  
A high speed sensor data transfer interface is described. The interface combines a bridge circuit, carrier voltage source, first order RC high pass filter, reference power supply, Bessel filter,...
8417413 Oxygen sensor control apparatus  
In an oxygen sensor control apparatus, after start of fuel cut, the weighted average Ipd of corrected values obtained by multiplying the output value of a mounted oxygen sensor by a correction...
8412480 Method for determining the angular magnitude of imaging acquiring apparatus and vehicle collision warning system using thereof  
The invention provides a method for determining the angular magnitude of an imaging acquiring apparatus, which is capable of obtaining an arranging angular magnitude with respect to the imaging...
8412478 Device for determining an error induced by a high-pass filter and associated error correction method  
Device for determining an error induced by a high-pass filter in a signal, including a unit (3) for calculating the error according to the formula: E(t)=Ve(t)−Vs(t)=2·Π·Fc·∫α=t0t(Vs(α)− Vs(α))·dα+E...
8401809 System 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...
8401824 Method for determining an output value of a sensor of automation technology  
In a method for determining an output value of a sensor of automation technology, in a case in which the sensor has a non-linear characteristic curve K, which is pointwise specified, help points Hj...
8392142 Algorithmic reduction of vehicular magnetic self-noise  
Removal of extraneous magnetic measurement components from magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) tends to increase its accuracy. Conventional removal accounts for anomalous magnetism manifested by the...
8392143 Fixed-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...
8378780 Connected sensor system, network unit, and sensor unit  
The present invention provides a connected sensor system which can be easily used by the user and which can give an external input to each sensor unit without making the wiring complicated, and...
8374819 Actuator-based calibration system for a pressure-sensitive catheter  
A calibration apparatus includes a fixture coupled to hold a distal end of a medical probe. An actuator is configured to press against the distal tip of the probe and apply to the distal tip...
8370098 Measuring system for a medium flowing in a process line  
A measuring system for precise measuring a density of a medium flowing in a pipe line. The measuring system comprises a temperature sensor and a pressure sensor. Both sensors communicate with a...
8370099 Method of calibrating a measurement sensor  
Method of calibrating an angular sensor includes a transducer for converting a real value of a physical quantity (φ), lying within an overall range of variations, into an electrical signal (VS1) ...
8364431 Field device calibration  
A calibrator for field devices is provided. In one aspect, the calibrator has the ability to communicate in accordance with at least two process communication protocols, and tests an attached...
8359182 Methods and systems for evaluating the performance of MEMS-based inertial navigation systems  
Disclosed are systems and methods for evaluating the navigation performance of MEMS inertial sensors. The method uses MEMS inertial sensors static data signals to estimate the static sensor errors...
8359178 Method and apparatus for identifying erroneous sensor outputs  
A method for identifying erroneous sensor outputs is provided. The method includes obtaining a first plurality of samples from a sensor over a period of time. A mean of the plurality of samples is...
8352205 Multivariate optical elements for nonlinear calibration  
The present subject matter is direct to methodologies for calibrating data obtained from an optical analysis system. An initial calibration matrix of sampled analyte concentrations is modified...
8352207 Methods 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...
8344919 Processing system compensating DC offset and gain error  
A processing system including a first processing module and a second processing module is disclosed. The first processing module transforms and amplifies a grounded signal to generate a first...
8346494 Physical 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...
8342741 Method for operating a sensor arrangement  
A method is disclosed for operating a sensor arrangement having at least one measuring sensor and at least one reference sensor for recording the same physical variable, and having an analysis unit...
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...