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9043177 Posture information calculation device, posture information calculation system, posture information calculation method, and information storage medium  
A sensor information acquisition section acquires angular velocity information (GX, GY, GZ) around three axes acquired by three angular velocity sensors, and acceleration information (AX, AY, AZ)...
9043181 Method for determining coordinates  
A method for determining the coordinates of a point on the surface of an object is provided. A source system, such as an OBIRCH system, is used to analyze and detect faults in an integrated...
9043255 Optimally configuring an information landscape  
According to an embodiment of the present invention, a system optimizes an information processing environment, and comprises at least one processor. The system collects information pertaining to...
9035762 Method and system for locating signal emitters using cross-correlation of received signal strengths  
A method and system for determining a location of a first device that emits a signal: provide at least three sensors separated and spaced apart from each other; at each of the sensors, receive the...
9031811 System and method for pulse-echo ranging  
A pulse-echo ranging system and method wherein transmit burst pulses are transmitted to a target at a first repetition frequency, an intermediate frequency signal is generated by sampling the...
9031809 Method and apparatus for generating three-dimensional pose using multi-modal sensor fusion  
A method and apparatus for providing three-dimensional navigation for a node comprising an inertial measurement unit for providing gyroscope, acceleration and velocity information (collectively...
9024772 Multi sensor position and orientation measurement system  
A system is invented to combine different signals from various sensors together so that an object (such as a car, an airplane etc.)'s position and/or orientation can be measured.
9026397 Stick-slip detecting device and detecting method  
A diagnosing operation controlling portion compares the magnitude of change of a control instruction value that controls the dislocation of a valve stem to a reference value that has been set in...
9017221 Delayed goal celebration  
A biometric monitoring device with a display is provided. The biometric monitoring device may track the completion progress towards one or more biometric performance goals and provide a goal...
9018508 Playing apparatus, method, and program recording medium  
A sensor obtains an angular rate of a stick member. A sound source map includes plural areas disposed in a virtual space. CPU presumes a direction of a turning axis of the stick member based on...
9020776 Inclination angle compensation systems and methods  
An inclination angle compensation system for determining an inclination angle of a machine is disclosed. The inclination angle compensation system may have a non-gravitational acceleration...
9014842 Method and monitoring unit for checking position values  
A method for checking position values using a monitoring unit to which position values of a position measuring device are supplied at time intervals of a query interval, includes: calculating a...
9008999 Steering wheel airbag position detector  
A component position detector for determining if a first component is properly attached to a second component. The component position detector can be a steering wheel airbag position detector that...
9009516 Adjusting a power mode of a wearable computing device based on motion data  
In one example, a method includes determining, based on motion data generated by a motion sensor of a wearable computing device, a plurality of motion vectors, wherein one or more components...
9008998 Systems and methods for processing mapping and modeling data  
A method for post-processing georeferenced mapping data includes providing positioning data indicating a position of a data acquisition system in a defined space at specific moments in time,...
9001039 Device with touch screen false actuation prevention  
A device and method for preventing false-actuation of a touch screen are provided. When one or more of: (a) an initial proximity event occurs at a proximity sensor of the device, and (b) a...
9002437 Method and system for position orientation correction in navigation  
A method performed in a medical navigation system includes driving a transmitter at a first frequency and a second frequency to generate first and second electromagnetic fields, wherein the first...
8996297 System and method for off-route determination via threshold for safe taxi service  
Provided are a system and method for a safe taxi service. The method for a safe taxi service in a mobile device includes: transmitting input information regarding a destination to a vehicle...
8990043 Determining building floor level of wireless mobile communication device  
A floor-reporting computer system may determine the specific floor in a building on which a wireless mobile communication device is located. A network interface may receive device location...
8990044 Revolution counter and method for determining the number of revolutions of a shaft  
A revolution counter including sensors, which generate position values that define an angular position of a shaft, and a determination unit that receives the position values and generates decision...
8983734 Vehicle lamp control apparatus and vehicle lamp system  
Techniques are disclosed for enhancing the accuracy of auto-leveling control to adjust the optical axis of a vehicle lamp using an acceleration sensor. A controller stores reference values of...
8982119 Electronic device and method for establishing a safety plane in coordinate measurements  
In a method for establishing a safety plane in coordinate measurements, the method meshes a 3D model of a workpiece and a probe by triangles, and calculates a maximum bounding box of the probe....
8983795 Method for measuring a work piece, calibration method and coordinate measuring device  
A work piece is measured by at least one point of a surface of the work piece being sampled by a feeler. The feeler exerts a probing force on the surface and the feeler is deflected relative to a...
8983794 Methods and systems for non-destructive composite evaluation and repair verification  
A non-destructive inspection system for a structure is described. The inspection system includes a local positioning system (LPS) configured for determining position and orientation of objects...
RE45411 Method for entering commands and/or characters for a portable communication device equipped with a tilt sensor  
Portable communication devices are disclosed. The devices each include a motion detector configured to measure a movement of the device relative to a neutral position of the device, an indicating...
8977445 System and method for dig detection  
A system for determining an operational state of a machine is provided. The system includes an implement position sensor configured to generate a position signal indicative of a position of an...
8965679 Systems and methods for unmanned aircraft system collision avoidance  
Systems and methods are operable maintain a proscribed Self Separation distance between an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and an object. In an example system, consecutive intruder aircraft...
8963540 Hall-effect-based angular orientation sensor and corresponding methods and devices  
A sensor for sensing an angular orientation of a magnetic field of a magnet includes: N≧2 Hall effect devices (HD1, HD2, . . . ), each having a detection direction and including a first and a...
8965731 Methods and devices to determine a mobile device housing position  
Methods and devices to determine a mobile device housing position are described. An example device disclosed herein includes a housing having a first portion movably coupled to a second portion,...
8965684 Mobile terminal, system and method  
The present invention pertains to a mobile terminal having an autonomous navigation function, said mobile terminal comprising: a map application which performs map matching on the current position...
8958913 Electronic docking system and method for robotic positioning system  
An apparatus includes a robotic positioning device and a locating mat. The locating mat includes a location pattern and can be disposed on a floor at a desired position relative to a movable...
8952677 Locator for locating a current carrying conductor  
A locator for locating a concealed conductor carrying an alternating current having at least first and second frequencies, the alternating current produced by at least one dedicated signal...
8948446 Vision based zero velocity and zero attitude rate update  
A method comprises receiving a first frame from at least one imaging device, receiving a second frame from the at least one imaging device, analyzing at least a portion of the first frame and at...
8949069 Position determination based on propagation delay differences of multiple signals received at multiple sensors  
Methods and systems to determine at multi-dimensional coordinates of an object based on propagation delay differences of multiple signals received from the object by each of a plurality of...
8949047 Magnetic sensor device and electronic compass apparatus  
A magnetic sensor device is connectable to a data processing device and is a circuitry physically separate from the data processing device. In the magnetic sensor device, a detection unit detects...
8949067 Device and method for measuring material volume changes  
A test cell for determining expansion or contraction of a sample contained therein includes, a test cell body, a reflective surface within the test cell body, the reflective surface moveable...
8942951 Touch device and detection method thereof  
A touch device includes a plurality of sensors, a storage module and a processing module. The sensors are placed on a substrate for detecting acoustic waves and generating electrical signals. The...
8935121 Method for tracking the position and the heading of a vehicle using dead reckoning and a tracking device for carrying out the method  
Position (xref) and heading (H) of a vehicle are tracked using wheel tick numbers coming from wheel tick units at the front wheels only from which a velocity (v) and a heading rate (h) are...
8935114 Determining the closing time of a fuel injection valve based on evaluating the actuation voltage  
A method for determining a closing time of a valve having a coil drive, in particular a direct injection valve for an engine of a motor vehicle, has the steps: (a) switching off a current flow...
8935052 Method for controlling a door of a vehicle  
In a method for controlling at least one door of a vehicle, a movement of a mobile identification signal generator, assigned to the vehicle, relative to the vehicle is sensed as a function of...
8935122 Alignment detection device  
An alignment device provides position information for an antenna coupled to an extendable tower. The alignment device can provide position data including pitch data, roll data, and azimuth data....
8930162 Providing points of interest to user devices in variable zones  
Receiving point of interest zones and alerts on user devices comprises communicating, by a user computing device to a remote computing device, a request for point of interest data corresponding to...
8924178 Compass heading display for a computerized mobile device  
A method for displaying a compass heading implemented by a computerized mobile device includes displaying a compass heading on a display of a computerized mobile device according to a compass...
8923893 Real-time planogram generation and maintenance  
Generating a planogram of a facility in real-time, includes positioning a wireless mobile device at a plurality of geometric positions within the facility. A location of the mobile device at each...
8918304 System and method for tuning geo-location in wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) networks  
Various methods, systems, and computer program products are disclosed for determining a location estimate of user equipment in a mobile network. For example, a method may include receiving...
8913010 Pointing system, information processing system, method for setting coordinate system, etc., information processing device, and storage medium storing information processing program  
An example pointing system includes an attitude calculation unit, a coordinate system setting unit, and a coordinate calculation unit. The attitude calculation unit calculates an attitude of a...
8910522 Sensor-based orientation system  
A method for measuring positional changes of an object, including rotation about any or all of three axes, using linear accelerometers. There is disclosed a method of using a linear accelerometer...
8909497 System and method for fall detection  
Embodiments of the invention relate to spectrally and spatially dissecting accelerometer data from a signal of a motion sensor. Data received from the dissected signal is reduced to statistical...
8903679 Accuracy in a capacitive sense array  
A capacitive sense array configured to improve accuracy in detecting a presence of a conductive object is described. In one embodiment the capacitive sense array includes a first set of sense...
8902792 Forming a convex polygon of mobile sensors  
Forming a convex polygon of a plurality of mobile sensors in an area is provided. Sensor output data received from the plurality of mobile sensors in the area is analyzed using an optimization...