|| List of recent Calculator-related patents
| Payment system|
A payment system for making payments with respect to a plurality of purchases, comprising: a user identifier receiver for receiving a user identifier; a funds transfer data receiver for receiving funds transfer data corresponding to a funds transfer; a purchase data retriever configured to retrieve purchase data with respect to the purchases from purchase data stored in association with respective user identifiers in a memory; a funds transfer value generator configured to generate a plurality of funds transfer values, each one of the funds transfer values corresponding to a respective one of the purchases; a payment value calculator configured to calculate a payment value corresponding to each one of the purchases; and a purchase data modifier configured to modify the purchase data retrieved from the memory, and to output the purchase data as modified.. .
| Encoding apparatus, decoding apparatus, encoding method and decoding method|
An encoding apparatus includes a first layer encoder that encodes a signal, a first layer decoder that decodes first layer encoded data, a first layer error transform coefficient calculator that transforms a first layer error signal into a frequency domain and a second layer encoder that encodes the first layer error transform coefficient to acquire second layer encoded data. The second layer encoder includes a band determiner that determines a band to be encoded by the second layer encoder, and a first shape vector encoder that refers the first layer error transform coefficient included in the band to generate a first shape vector and first shape encoded information, a target gain calculator calculates target gain per subband, a gain vector generator generates a gain vector using a plurality of target gains, and a gain vector encoder encodes the gain vector to acquire gain encoded information..
| Apparatus for determining respiratory condition|
An apparatus for determining a respiratory condition, the apparatus includes: a signal acquirer which is configured to acquire a signal waveform corresponding to a respiratory flow of a subject; a differential calculator which is configured to acquire a differential waveform which is obtained by performing differentiation of the signal waveform; and a first determiner which is configured to determine that inspiratory flow to limitation occurs in the subject, when the differential waveform satisfies a predetermined condition in a portion of the signal waveform, which corresponds to inspiration of the subject.. .
| Rate based identification of reaction points|
An apparatus for identifying transition points in a chemical reaction, the apparatus comprising: a property value receiver, configured to receive a plurality of values of a physical property of the chemical reaction, a function calculator, associated with the property value receiver, configured to calculate a function and verify that the function has a line of best fit with a same slope as a linear function connecting two of the received values, the two values pertaining to a start and end of a time period, a difference calculator, associated with the function calculator, configured to calculate a difference between the calculated function and a plurality of the received values pertaining to the time period having the start and end, and a transition point identifier, associated with the difference calculator, configured to identify at least one transition point of the chemical reaction, using the calculated difference.. .
| Target recognition system and target recognition method executed by the target recognition system|
A target recognition system operatively connected to a stereo imaging device to capture a stereo image of an area ahead of the target recognition system, includes a parallax calculator to calculate parallax of the stereo image including two captured images; a target candidate detector to detect a candidate set of recognition target areas based on a luminance image of one of the captured images; and a target recognition processor to limit the candidate set of recognition target areas detected by the target candidate detector within a range of threshold values of characteristics in the candidate set of recognition target areas set in advance based on the parallax calculated by the parallax calculator to extract and output the one or more recognition targets.. .
| Method of driving display device, program, and display device|
A display device includes first and second display pixels connected to a first source line, third and fourth display pixels connected to the second source line. The device further includes a receiver receiving display voltage for each display pixel, a calculator calculating first difference voltage between the display voltages of the first and second display pixels, and calculating a second difference voltage between the display voltages of the third and fourth display pixels.
| Recognition apparatus|
The acquiring unit is configured to acquire positions of a particular part of a user in time series. The calculator is configured to calculate a feature value of a motion of the particular part from the positions acquired in time series.
| Signal duty detecting apparatus and motor driving apparatus having the same|
There are provided a signal duty detecting apparatus detecting a duty of a pulse width modulation (pwm) signal by counting a signal, among signals present in a preset period of the pwm signal, having a predetermined level or higher and a motor driving apparatus having the same. The signal duty detecting apparatus includes: a level detector detecting levels of an input signal; a counter counting the levels detected by the level detector; and a duty calculator calculating a duty of the input signal based on the levels counted by the counter..
| Optical encoder|
An optical encoder includes: an optical scale having periodical optical patterns and can be relatively and angularly displaced; a projector for irradiating the optical scale with light; a light receiver for receiving light from the optical scale; and a calculator for calculating an absolute rotation angle θ of the optical scale in accordance with a signal from the light receiver. The optical patterns include a plurality of light shielding portions and a plurality of light transmitting portions, each of the portions being located alternately.
|System and method for influencing customer behavior|
A computer-implemented system and method of influencing customer behavior. The customer is offered a price-per-unit (ppu) discount for fuel as a reward for performing a predefined action.
|Control apparatus, control method, and control program for pneumatic artificial muscle drive mechanism|
There is provided a control apparatus for a drive mechanism driven by a pneumatic artificial muscle, the control apparatus including a pressure controller that controls pressure of the pneumatic artificial muscle, a desired pressure calculator that calculates, based on a pneumatic artificial muscle model, a desired pressure of the pneumatic artificial muscle in order to control motion of the drive mechanism, a pneumatic artificial muscle model error estimator that estimates aging variation in a contraction percentage error between the pneumatic artificial muscle and the pneumatic artificial muscle model, a pneumatic artificial muscle model updater that updates the pneumatic artificial muscle model so as to reflect the aging variation based on an estimation result of the pneumatic artificial muscle model error estimator, and a lifetime predictor that predicts a lifetime of the pneumatic artificial muscle based on the estimation result of the pneumatic artificial muscle model error estimator.. .
|Medical image diagnosis apparatus, medical image display apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, and medical image processing program|
An inner wall extractor extracts the inner wall of a vital tissue based on medical image data. An outer wall extractor extracts the outer wall of the vital tissue based on the medical image data.
|Communication device and communication method|
A modulator 11 modulates an input signal in a predetermined modulation manner to generate a primary modulation signal. The serial-parallel converter 12 applies a serial-parallel conversion to a predetermined number of complex numbers and the primary modulation signal, and assigns the converted complex numbers and primary modulation signal to subcarriers to generate a subcarrier modulation signal.
|Offer redemption rate based selection and display of offers|
This invention relates generally to a transactions network and to a method and system for managing electronic transactions, in particular merchant offers such as voucher entries having discounts associated with them. A voucher application module stores a record of each time that a respective voucher entry of a plurality of voucher entries stored in the data store is redeemed.
|Web-based health index calculator|
When calculating an individual's health index as a function of health index parameters including biometric parameters and behavioral parameters, a monetary cost is associated with each health index parameter, and the costs for all health index parameters are aggregated and displayed to a user via a graphical user interface. The user is then permitted to adjust one or more health index parameters, and the aggregate health cost is updated to show the user the amount of health cost savings that can be achieved by different health index parameter adjustments.
|Consumed power estimation device, electronic device, consumed power estimation method and recording medium|
A performance value db stores multiple states of parts comprising a system, and the consumed power of parts in those states. In addition, a condition db stores conditions when the states of the parts change.
|System and method for wind detection and suppression|
In one embodiment, a pickup system includes a wind detector and a wind suppressor. The wind detector has a plurality of analyzers each configured to analyze first and second input signals, and a combiner configured to combine outputs of the plurality of analyzers and issue, based on the combined outputs, a wind level indication signal indicative of wind activity.
An autofocus apparatus includes a target position calculator for calculating a focus lens target position based on a defocus amount obtained based on the signal of focus detector of a phase difference detecting type and a focus lens position, a target position memory for storing the target position, a speed calculator for calculating an object speed in an optical axis direction based on a present target position, the previous target position, and time period between calculations of present target position and prior target position, and a lens controller for setting, when the object speed changes, a focus lens drive speed based on the present target position, the focus lens position and the object speed and setting, when the object speed does not change, the focus lens drive speed based on a present drive speed, a present defocus amount, and a previous defocus amount.. .
|Video processing device and video processing method|
According to one embodiment, a video processing device includes a viewer search module, a viewer position estimator, a viewing area parameter calculator, a viewing area controller. The viewer search module is configured to search a viewer using a video taken by a camera, a distance from the display to the viewer being within a search area.
|Color processing apparatus and color processing method|
A ui display unit provides a user interface used to input a plurality of adjustment values required to color-match display colors of a plurality of tones on a display device with corresponding target colors of a plurality of tones. An acquisition unit acquires color matching data indicating correspondence between adjusted display colors of the plurality of tones and the target colors of the plurality of tones from the plurality of adjustment values.
|Calculatore string measurer|
This patent is claim to a wheel that spins to a calculator and adds or minuses based on the button pressed to a calculator that has its inner button set on 1+1 or 1−1. The calculator later copies that number or it can be put in and copied or from computer.
|Geomagnetic application device|
A geomagnetic application device including a triaxial magnetic sensor, a measurement point acquiring mechanism, a calibration mechanism calibrating offset of the magnetic sensor, and an azimuth calculator. The calibration mechanism includes an offset calculation measurement point selector selecting at least six measurement points of the geomagnetic vectors from among a data set stored in the measurement point storage unit by the measurement point acquiring mechanism and storing the selected measurement points in an offset calculation measurement point storage unit.
|Allocating and distributing power|
Example apparatus and methods to allocate and distribute power are disclosed. An example apparatus includes an availability calculator to determine first and second power allocations based on an available power.
|Apparatus and method for providing advertising ranking information|
An apparatus and method provide advertising (ad) ranking information. An ad information collector collects ad property information included in a plurality of advertisements.
|Inverted pendulum type vehicle|
An inverted pendulum type vehicle prevents a travel operation unit from running at a high velocity when not in contact with the ground. A ground contact point velocity detector integrates a ground contact point horizontal acceleration calculated by a ground contact point horizontal acceleration calculator so as to calculate the acceleration at the ground contact point of a wheel.
|Drive control apparatus and control method for hybrid vehicles and hybrid vehicle|
A drive control apparatus for hybrid vehicles adapted to facilitate controlling a rotation speed of an internal combustion engine, preventing excess speeds of a motor generator. The drive control apparatus for hybrid vehicles is adapted for a drive control of a vehicle using outputs from an engine and motor generators, and includes a target engine operating point setter for setting up a target engine operating point to determine target engine torque and a target engine rotation speed of the engine from target engine power and an efficiency of system.
|Method and apparatus for encoding/decoding video using bidirectional intra prediction|
The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for encoding and decoding a video. In particular, the apparatus for encoding a video includes an offset calculator to calculate an offset between pixels of neighboring blocks corresponding to an intra prediction direction; and a prediction unit to adaptively perform an intra prediction on a current block in consideration of the calculated offset so as to generate a predicted block, and to intra-predictively encode the current block..
An eye-friendly calculator includes a main body being provided on a front side with a display zone consisting of a liquid crystal display (lcd) panel for displaying numerals and symbols; and a display-zone cover being correspondingly provided on the front side of the main body to cover the display zone. The display-zone cover is provided with a transparent window portion, which is made of a light-transmitting and tinted material and located corresponding to the lcd panel of the display zone.
|Target finder, high resolution processing device, and high resolution processing method|
A high resolution processing device that is provided to a target finder for detecting a presence of a target, and that increases resolution of a received signal received by the target finder, includes a first change amount calculator, a second change amount calculator, a coefficient setting component, and an output signal production component. The first change amount calculator calculates as a first change amount an amount of change in the received signal received by the target finder per unit quantity in one direction of an angle direction and a distance direction.
|High stability dimmer|
The present invention is aimed at providing a dimmer capable of preventing malfunctions due to noise contamination or waveform distortion of the voltage of an ac power source. The dimmer according to the present invention has a time division control circuit for controlling an effective voltage supplied to a lighting load by regulating the period of time to turn on a switching element, and further includes: a zero-crossing detector section 11 for detecting a zero-crossing point and generating a zero-crossing signal whose value changes at the zero-crossing point; an oscillator 13 for generating an oscillating signal having a frequency equal to that of the ac power source or an integral multiple of this frequency; a reference point determiner section 14 for measuring a phase difference between the zero-crossing signal and the oscillating signal every time the zero-crossing signal is generated, and for determining a reference point for setting the timing of turning on or off the switching element 6 based on a data of the measured value of the phase difference; and a time division control signal generator (on/off timing calculator section 15 and time division control signal generator section 17) for sending an on/off signal to the switching element 6 at the timing determined on the basis of the reference point and the effective voltage to be supplied to the lighting load..
|Flow rate scale field calibration for balancing valve|
A balance or flow limiting valve features a valve body/member having a flow rate indicator/scale containing setting having printed flow rates calibrated in units of measure in volume per time increment between a minimum flow rate position (min) and a maximum flow rate position (max); and a knob/handle having a position indicator and being moveable to any continuous position on the flow rate indicator/scale between min and max in response to a user applied force, where the relationship between the flow rate indicator/scale and the position indicator is based on calibrated flow characteristics of the balance or flow limiting valve. The user can set an exact desired flow rate in one operation by moving the knob/handle to a desired position between min and max without consulting a printed flow curve or balance calculator to determine the desired exact flow rate..
|Exam notification timer device|
A calculator and exam notification timer device integrated into one housing. A plurality of numeral keys (0-9) and function keys and a display are disposed the housing.
|Piping length measuring system and piping length calculating aparatus|
A frequency characteristics measurer is disposed in the vicinity of an end of refrigerant piping, the end of which is connected to an outdoor unit, that connects the outdoor unit and an indoor unit of an air conditioner, and measures frequency characteristics of the refrigerant piping. A filter is attached at a position between the outdoor unit and a position where a terminal of the frequency characteristics measurer is connected, so as to wrap the refrigerant piping.
|Channel equalizer and method of processing broadcast signal in dtv receiving system|
A channel equalizer includes a first transformer, an estimator, an average calculator, a second transformer, a coefficient calculator, a compensator, and a third transformer. The first transformer converts normal data into frequency domain data, where a known data sequence is periodically repeated in the normal data.
|Functionality disable and re-enable for programmable calculators|
Apps and programs in a calculator or other handheld calculating device to be rendered temporarily inaccessible within a relatively short period of time, and then to be restored to the calculator, again, in a relatively short period of time.. .
|Automated banking system for dispensing money orders, wire transfer and bill payment|
A method and apparatus are provided for conducting transactions through a financial network using a ticket at an unattended automated machine. For security purposes a signature detector can be utilized to detect the signature and the user uses a ticket or a card to operate the machine.
|Braking force control device for vehicle|
A brake control device is provided for a vehicle that includes a brake pedal, an electric booster, a master cylinder, a pedal depression force calculator, a pedal stroke sensor, a first target braking force portion calculator, a second target braking force portion calculator, a contribution degree setting section and a target braking force calculator. The contribution degree setting section sets the contribution degree of a first target braking force based on a pedal depression force to be greater than a contribution degree of a second target braking force based on a pedal stroke when a target braking force is estimated to be low.
|Control device, control method, and program|
A sensor terminal location calculator calculates the location of a sensor terminal based on the distance to the sensor terminal obtained by each of a plurality of wireless adapters installed in a living space. Based on the calculated sensor terminal location and installation location information for each air-conditioning device (indoor device), a related air-conditioning device identifier identifies from among the plurality of air-conditioning devices (indoor devices), a related device that influences the environment in the vicinity of the sensor terminal.
|Method for bending metal sheet and device for regulating residual stress|
A device for regulating a residual stress is comprised of: input means; a residual stress database; a process condition database; first searching means for searching a residual stress (σ0) from the residual stress database; a calculator for calculating a first bending moment (mrs) in a ridge line originated from the residual stress, and a second bending moment (mz) in the ridge line originated from bending to obtain a total bending moment (mrs−mz) and calculating a camber curvature (ρz) of the workpiece originated from the total bending moment (mrs−mz); comparing a difference (. .
|Return on partnership investment calculator|
Systems and methods for calculating a return on partnership investment are presented. An example system includes a first module to receive a reseller input representative of a cost related to a reseller selling a product of a selling partner and a cost assumption input representative of a cost related to buying the product from the selling partner, and generate a reseller output as a function of the reseller input, the reseller output related to a cost of the reseller.
|Systems and methods for identifying special promotion opportunities in a saving and pre-pay system|
A system comprising a selection engine configured allow a user to browse information related to a plurality of products and services that are related by a common theme in order to develop a personal plan; a calculator that allows the user to select certain products and services, an amount to be saved and a period associated with the saving act in accordance with the personal plan and to display the results of these selections in terms of contributions and timing; a credit calculator that allows the user to input credit information including balance and interest rate and configured to calculate how many payments, the amount thereof, and total interest paid for selected products and services, for comparison with the contributions and timing determined by the calculator; and a fund transfer engine configured to transfer the user's funds into a user account associated with the user in accordance with the selections input into the calculator.. .
|Nicam decoder with output resampler|
A nicam audio signal re-sampler may include a non-linear interpolator configured to interpolate in a non-linear manner between sequential digital samples that are based on a stream of demodulated nicam audio samples. A phase differential calculator may be included that compares phase information at different resolutions..
|Method and apparatus for performing voice activity detection|
This application relates to a voice activity detection (vad) apparatus configured to provide a voice activity detection decision for an input audio signal. The vad apparatus includes a state detector and a voice activity calculator.