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Method for optimizing binary code in language having access to binary coded decimal variable, and computer and computer…

Method for optimizing binary code in language having access to binary coded decimal variable, and computer and computer…

Method and system for synchronizing with neighbor in a distributed resilient network interconnect (drni) link…

Systems and methods for generating automated evaluation models

Date/App# patent app List of recent Variable-related patents
10/23/14
20140317789
 Method for controlling a scanning microscope patent thumbnailMethod for controlling a scanning microscope
The invention relates to a control method having at least two control loops for a scanning microscope provided with a microlever and an actuator suitable for energizing the microlever, in which a first loop maintains as a controlled variable the oscillation amplitude of the microlever and as a manipulated variable the amplitude of the electric signal supplied to the actuator, and a second loop uses as a controlled variable the amplitude of the aforementioned electric signal and as a manipulated variable the tip-sample distance. Said procedure makes it possible to ignore changes of sign in the tip-sample interaction..
10/23/14
20140317608
 Method for optimizing binary code in language having access to binary coded decimal variable, and computer and computer program patent thumbnailMethod for optimizing binary code in language having access to binary coded decimal variable, and computer and computer program
A method for optimizing binary code in a language having access to binary coded decimal variable. The method includes: generating a first compiler expression of the binary code; analyzing a use-definition and/or a definition-use for the first compiler expression; generating a second compiler expression by identifying logical binary coded decimal (bcd) variables in the first compiler expression; assigning temporary variables to the logical bcd variables, wherein the second compiler expression includes packed decimal operations and the assigned temporary variables; and converting a packed decimal operation in the second compiler expression and an assigned temporary variable to a decimal floating point (dfp) if sign information and precision information are not lost during conversion from bcd to dfp, wherein identifying logical bcd variables includes: in the use-definition and/or definition-use of operands, regarding an operand of definition and an operand of use as the same logical bcd variables..
10/23/14
20140317250
 Method and system for synchronizing with neighbor in a distributed resilient network interconnect (drni) link aggregation group patent thumbnailMethod and system for synchronizing with neighbor in a distributed resilient network interconnect (drni) link aggregation group
A method of updating operational states of a network device in a distributed resilient network interconnect (drni) of a link aggregation group is disclosed. The method starts with initializing the network device for link aggregation, wherein the initialization includes setting variables of the network device for a first portal as configured by administrative settings, where the first portal includes the network device and at least one neighbor network device.
10/23/14
20140317032
 Systems and methods for generating automated evaluation models patent thumbnailSystems and methods for generating automated evaluation models
Systems and methods are described for generating a scoring model for responses. A computer-implemented method of calibrating a scoring model using a processing system for scoring examinee responses includes accessing a plurality of training responses for training the scoring model.
10/23/14
20140317015
 Financial advisor ranking systems and methods patent thumbnailFinancial advisor ranking systems and methods
Methods and systems are provided to compute a financial advisor score based on demographic and professional data, or variables, associated with a financial advisor. In particular, subgroups based on the values of the variables for multiple financial advisors are created; based on sales attributed to the subgroup of financial advisors and the number of financial advisors in each subgroup, a weighting for each variable associated with each financial advisor is derived.
10/23/14
20140316839
 Method for generating a liquefied natural gas supply chain design patent thumbnailMethod for generating a liquefied natural gas supply chain design
A method for generating an lng supply chain design. An lng supply chain is modeled using a plurality of optimization models.
10/23/14
20140316579
 Process control of an industrial plant patent thumbnailProcess control of an industrial plant
A system 10 for controlling an industrial plant 12 comprises automatic control equipment 14 comprising a plurality of measurement sensors 16 for sensing predetermined variables associated with components of the industrial plant 12. The sensors 16 generate measured data relating to operation of the components of the industrial plant 12.
10/23/14
20140316578
 Method for operating an industrial controller and industrial controller patent thumbnailMethod for operating an industrial controller and industrial controller
Regarding a method for operating an industrial controller, a control program executable in a processor that is arranged in the industrial controller is subdivided into a main block and several program blocks. The program blocks are processed under event control that takes a processing priority into consideration.
10/23/14
20140316131
 Process for manufacturing triazinon-benzoxazinones patent thumbnailProcess for manufacturing triazinon-benzoxazinones
By reacting amino-benzoxazinones of formula (ii) with 1,1′-carbonyldiimidazole (cdi) and a (thio)urea compound of formula (iii); wherein the variables are defined according to the description.. .
10/23/14
20140315943
 Combination therapy of hsp90 inhibitory compounds with mtor/p13k inhibitors patent thumbnailCombination therapy of hsp90 inhibitory compounds with mtor/p13k inhibitors
A pharmaceutical composition comprising an mtor/pi3k inhibitor, and an hsp90 inhibitor according to the following formulae (i) and (ia) or tautomers, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein the variables in the structural formulae are defined herein. Also provided are methods for treating a proliferative disorder in a subject in need thereof, using pharmaceutical compositions described herein..
10/23/14
20140315895
Piperidinone derivatives as mdm2 inhibitors for the treatment of cancer
Wherein the variables are defined above, which compounds are useful as therapeutic agents, particularly for the treatment of cancers. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions that contain an mdm2 inhibitor..
10/23/14
20140315883
6h-imidazo[1,5-a]pyrrolo[2,3-e]pyrazine compounds
The invention provides a compound of formula (i as defined herein, pharmaceutically acceptable salts, pro-drugs, biologically active metabolites, stereoisomers and isomers thereof wherein the variables are defined herein. The compounds of the invention are useful for treating immunological and oncological conditions..
10/23/14
20140315771
Lubricant oil composition for transmissions
A lubricating oil composition for a transmission includes a base oil in a range of 1 mass % to 80 mass %, the base oil having a kinematic viscosity at 40 degrees c. In a range of 0.5 mm2/s to 20 mm2/s and a viscosity index of 200 or more.
10/23/14
20140315670
Transmission system with device for regulating the gear change curve
A continuously variable transmission system for a motorcycle includes a first drive sheave (12) operated by a transmission half-shaft (14) and a second driven sheave, connected by a v-belt. The drive sheave (12) has a first half-sheave (16) and a second half-sheave (18) substantially conical, sliding axially aligned, joined in rotation.
10/23/14
20140315108
Hydrogen fuel cell and system thereof, and method for dynamic variable humidity control
Disclosed are a hydrogen fuel cell and system thereof, and a method for dynamic variable humidity control; the hydrogen fuel cell includes a fuel cell stack assembly and an outside plate gas distribution device; the fuel cell stack assembly is encapsulated with a hard housing; the outside plate gas distribution device is fixed on the hard housing; the outside plate gas distribution device includes an outside plate gas distribution device for working gas flow and a heat dissipation gas distribution device; the outside plate gas distribution device for working gas flow is provided with a fan mount for connecting with a working fan, and the outside plate gas distribution device for working gas flow extends into the inner cavity of the housing from outside of the housing; the heat dissipation gas distribution device includes a heat dissipation channel set outside the housing and interconnected with the inner cavity of the housing, and a heat dissipation port set on the housing; and the heat dissipation channel is provided with a heat dissipation fan mount for connecting with a heat dissipation fan. The hydrogen fuel cell of the present invention improves power generation efficiency, reduces costs and increases lifetime..
10/23/14
20140315048
Battery module and control method thereof
A battery module including a battery pack including positive and negative electrodes, a first main relay and a second main relay electrically coupled to the positive and negative electrodes of the battery pack, and a master battery management system electrically coupled to the first main relay and the second main relay and configured to control the first main relay and the second main relay to be driven, wherein the master battery management system includes a memory configured to store stress variables of the first main relay and the second main relay, and the master battery management system is configured to control a turn-off order of the first main relay and the second main relay according to the stored stress variables of the first main relay and the second main relay.. .
10/23/14
20140314507
Magnetic drill press
A magnetic drill press includes a main housing, a drill unit supported by the main housing for relative movement therewith in a direction of a rotational axis of the drill unit, and a base coupled to the main housing for selectively magnetically latching to a ferromagnetic workpiece. The base includes a magnet holder, a fixed magnet assembly supported within the magnet holder, a rotatable magnet assembly supported within the magnet holder, and a transmission.
10/23/14
20140313939
Method and system for synchronizing with neighbor in a distributed resilient network interconnect (drni) link aggregation group
A method of supporting a distributed resilient network interconnect (drni) at a network device is disclosed. The method starts with initializing the network device for operating distributed resilient control protocol (drcp) on an intra-portal port (ipp) coupled to a neighbor network device using an intra-port link (ipl).
10/23/14
20140313938
Packet data unit (pdu) structure for supporting distributed relay control protocol (drcp)
A method supporting distributed resilient network interconnect (drni) in a link aggregation group at a network device is disclosed. The method starts with encapsulating a distributed relay control protocol data unit (drcpdu) in a frame, wherein the drcpdu includes a protocol data unit (pdu) structure.
10/23/14
20140313305
Tomographic imaging methods, devices, and systems
A multispectral bioluminescence optical tomography algorithm makes use of a partial differential equation (pde) constrained approach. A sequential quadratic programming (sqp) method is demonstrated that allows for solving both forward and inverse problems at once by updating the forward and inverse variables simultaneously at each step of the optimization iterations.
10/23/14
20140312965
Variable admittance circuit
A programmable variable admittance circuit may be used in a programmable filter or a variable gain amplifier in a number of different applications including tuners and other rf receiver circuits. A variable admittance circuit and operation is described including a number of switchable admittance elements arranged in parallel branches.
10/23/14
20140311864
Conveyor system and method
A conveyor system comprising a synchronization unit having a first conveyor belt, a second conveyor belt disposed adjacent to the first conveyor belt, an inlet end and an outlet end. The system further comprises a joint shuttle disposed between the first conveyor belt and the second conveyor belt, each of the first and second conveyor belts having a variable length while the distance between the inlet end and the outlet end is fixed.
10/23/14
20140311586
Dual poppet proportional solenoid control valve
A control valve for hydraulic media is provided. The control valve includes a valve body having four ports.
10/23/14
20140311454
Enhanced fuel injection based on choke flow rate
A method is described for adjusting the amount of gaseous fuel injected based on the sonic choked flow rate through a restriction. Because the sonic choke flow rate continues to decrease as tank pressure decreases, the method includes computing the sonic choke flow rate through the restriction based on system variables and enforcing the rate of cng injection to be less than the sonic choke flow rate through the restriction.
10/23/14
20140311269
Park release apparatus for a transmission
An apparatus for manually shifting an automatic transmission can include a lever assembly, a coupling member and a lock arrangement. The lever assembly can include a variable length lever.
10/23/14
20140311183
System and method for producing a liquefied hydrocarbon stream and method of operating a compressor
At least part of a fluid is compressed in a compressor driven by an electric motor. The compressor has variable inlet guide vanes of which an angle can be adjusted.
10/16/14
20140310690
System and method for generating automated test cases for command line based applications
System and method embodiments are provided for creating automated test cases for an application or software command based on knowledge about the application command. An embodiment method includes reading general knowledge about a plurality of application commands from a global knowledge base for the application commands, reading local knowledge about the application command from a local knowledge base corresponding to the application command, identifying, in a syntax file of the application command, a plurality of command options and command variables, determining which of the command options to include in a test case, and replacing the command variables and any included command options in the test case with test values according to the local knowledge and the general knowledge..
10/16/14
20140310685
System and method for automatically declaring variables
A system and method for declaring variables during coding of a software program. The method includes, for each variable type, defining a unique string representing a variable declaration instruction and adapting a coding module wherein, generating code for the corresponding variable declaration statement for a new variable having the new variable name and the specified variable type, tracking the variable declaration instructions for each new variable name, and presenting a warning if a programmer attempts to use one of the previously used variable names to declare a new variable name of another data type.
10/16/14
20140310679
Systems and methods for log generation and log obfuscation using sdks
This disclosure generally relates to application development platforms, and more particularly to systems and methods for log generation and log obfuscation using software development kits (sdks). In one embodiment, an application logging configuration method is disclosed, comprising: obtaining, for an application, a developer-specific log generation schema specifying at least a developer-specific set of variables to be logged and associated code line numbers; obtaining a developer-independent log generation schema specifying at least a developer-independent set of variables to be logged and associated code line numbers; extracting the specifications of the developer-specific and developer-independent sets of variables to be logged and associated code line numbers; generating an application logging schema specifying at least a combination of the developer-specific and developer-independent sets of variables to be logged and associated code line numbers; and storing the application logging schema..
10/16/14
20140310544
Method and apparatus for a zero voltage processor sleep state
Embodiments of the invention relate to a method and apparatus for a zero voltage processor sleep state. A voltage regulator may be coupled to a processor to provide an operating voltage to the processor.
10/16/14
20140310212
Method and device for creating a nonparametric, data-based function model
A method for ascertaining a nonparametric, data-based function model, in particular a gaussian process model, using provided training data, the training data including a number of measuring points which are defined by one or multiple input variables and which each have assigned output values of at least one output variable, including: selecting one or multiple of the measuring points as certain measuring points or adding one or multiple additional measuring points to the training data as certain measuring points; assigning a measuring uncertainty value of essentially zero to the certain measuring points; and ascertaining the nonparametric, data-based function model according to an algorithm which is dependent on the certain measuring points of the modified training data and the measuring uncertainty values assigned in each case.. .
10/16/14
20140310210
Method and device for creating a fucntion model for a control unit of an engine system
A computerized method for creating a function model based on a non-parametric, data-based model, e.g., a gaussian process model, includes: providing training data including measuring points having one or multiple input variables, the measuring points each being assigned an output value of an output variable; providing a basic function; modifying the training data with the aid of difference formation between the function values of the basic function and the output values at the measuring points of the training data; creating the data-based model based on the modified training data; and providing the function model as a function of the data-based model and the basic function.. .
10/16/14
20140309972
Method and control for carrying out a calculation of a data-based function model
A method for carrying out a calculation of a data-based function model, in particular a gaussian process model, the data-based function model being defined by predefined hyperparameters and node data, multiple input variables being assigned to one output variable and having a sum of terms, each of which depend on one of the input variables, including the following: determining at least one input variable to be varied, for which multiple output values of a corresponding output variable are to be determined; calculating the sum of the terms, which depend on the input variables not to be varied; providing multiple input values for each of the determined at least one input variable to be varied; and ascertaining multiple output values of the output variable for the provided multiple input values, each based on the calculated sum of the terms, which depend on the input variables not to be varied.. .
10/16/14
20140309851
Method and device for recognizing rotational speed / torque fluctuations in a drive device
A method for detecting rotational speed/torque fluctuations, in particular patterns of such fluctuations, of a drive device, in particular in a motor vehicle, includes the following steps: detecting a critical rotational speed situation by comparing a measured actual rotational speed with specified characteristic rotational speeds; detecting a local rotational speed minimum and a local rotational speed maximum (local rotational speed variables); analyzing the local rotational speed variables by generating local rotational speed characteristic values, such as a local amplitude and a local frequency preferably; directly or indirectly determining the duration of a local vibration time period, wherein substantially constant local rotational speed characteristic values are present within the time period; and describing a local vibration pattern, the pattern exhibiting at least the local amplitude, local frequency, or the local vibration time period.. .
10/16/14
20140309756
System, method and apparatus for determining properties of product or process streams
Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for determining properties of process streams, in particular, hydrocarbon processing streams. The systems, methods, and apparatuses frequently, for example, substantially in real-time, determine measurements for the properties of the process stream.
10/16/14
20140309755
Method of controlling a dynamic physical system that exhibits a chaotic behaviour
A method of controlling a dynamic physical system comprising a plurality of variable quantities. A model of the system comprising a plurality of variables representing the variable quantities, and a plurality of respective rate equations that describe the rate of change of the variables, is obtained.
10/16/14
20140309164
Deuterated nucleoside prodrugs useful for treating hcv
The variables, e.g., b1, y, r1, r2, r3, r3′, r4, r5, r6, r7, r8, and r9 carry definitions set forth in the disclosure. Compounds of formula (i) are deuterated at one or more positions and the deuterium enrichment at each deuterated positions is at least 50%.
10/16/14
20140309058
Electronic sports tracking and coaching system
An electronic tracking and coaching system adapted for use in training for various sports is provided. The present invention includes a sports ball that contains a plurality of sensors, a wireless transceiver, a storage medium adapted to store voice commands or noises to be played upon the occurrence of a pre-determined event, and a speaker.
10/16/14
20140308064
G-hook for mutual releasable connection of two prop portions of a variable length construction prop
A g-hook for the mutual releasable connection of two prop portions of a telescopic construction prop has a pin and a hoop. The pin and the hoop are different, separate parts which are rotationally rigidly connected to one another, meaning the pin cannot rotate relative to the hoop because they are rigidly fixed to one another.
10/16/14
20140306777
Bi-quad calibration
Embodiments include methods of tuning state variable filters. Examples include state variable filters whose center frequencies can be tuned using variable gain blocks coupled to outputs of filter integrators.
10/16/14
20140306761
Power amplifier
A power amplifier includes: first and second bias terminals to which bias voltages are respectively supplied; a first transistor having a first control terminal connected to the first bias terminal, a first terminal that is grounded, and a second terminal; a second transistor having a second control terminal connected to the second bias terminal, a third terminal connected to the second terminal, and a fourth terminal; a capacitor connected between the second control terminal and a grounding point; and a variable resistor connected in series with the capacitor, between the second control terminal and the grounding point.. .
10/16/14
20140306718
Method and device for determining an operating parameter of a fluid insulated electrical apparatus
A method for deriving at least one operating parameter of a fluid-insulated electrical apparatus, in particular of gas-insulated switchgear. The operating parameter is dependent on a dielectric breakdown strength of an insulation fluid of the electrical apparatus.
10/16/14
20140305420
Football throwing system and method of operation
Described is an automated football throwing system and method of operation thereof. The system comprises a route input system, a launch controller, and a football throwing device.
10/16/14
20140305097
Fan variable area nozzle with cable actuator system
An assembly for pivoting a flap according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a structure is mounted at least partially around an axis. The structure is attached to a pivotable flap arranged to define a nozzle area.
10/09/14
20140304520
Detection of secure variable alteration in a computing device equipped with unified extensible firmware interface (uefi)-compliant firmware
A firmware-based mechanism for protecting against physical attacks on rom areas holding authenticated variables. A first hash of contents of at least one authenticated variable is created by a computing device's uefi-compliant firmware and stored in a non-volatile storage location.
10/09/14
20140304489
Variable length encoding in a storage system
A system and method for maintaining a mapping table in a data storage subsystem. A data storage subsystem supports multiple mapping tables including a plurality of entries.
10/09/14
20140304210
Predictive analysis of network analytics
Methods and apparatus for predicting network activity are disclosed. In response to a requested value of an independent variable describing a suspected determinant of network activity for a network content provider, a set of predicted values of a dependent variable is displayed.
10/09/14
20140304040
Method and system for implementing a composite quality performance index
Disclosed is an improved method and mechanism to implement a framework for defining multiple quality variables. Each quality variable corresponds to its own weight, measurement definitions, control range values and normalization formula..
10/09/14
20140303874
Enhanced engine performance with fuel temperature control
Methods and systems for utilizing heated fuel to compensate for a low cetane number, cetane number variance and sub-optimal engine cold-start performance in internal combustion engines are disclosed herein. Systems comprise a heater, a sensor, and an engine control unit (“ecu”).
10/09/14
20140303808
System for device control, monitoring, data gathering and data analytics over a network
A system is described for use with an asset such as a vehicle or structure. In one example, the system includes io modules, a scan module, a vector server, and a historian module.
10/09/14
20140303754
Systems and methods to graphically display process control system information
Systems and methods to graphically display process control system information are disclosed. Some example methods include monitoring process variables in a process control system, determining a current state of a first one of the process variables, and determining a trend associated with the first process variable.
10/09/14
20140303552
Apparatus and method for controlling insulin infusion with state variable feedback
An infusion system, which may be a closed loop infusion system or “semi-closed-loop” system, uses state variable feedback to control the rate that fluid is infused into the body of a user. The closed loop infusion system includes a sensor system, a controller, and a delivery system.
10/09/14
20140300512
Sensor system for independently evaluating the accuracy of the data of the sensor system
A sensor system, having a plurality of sensor elements that are in a form such that they sense at least to some extent different primary measured variables use at least to some extent different measurement principles, a signal processing device. The signal processing device is in a form to evaluate the sensor signals from the sensor elements at least to some extent collectively and rates the information quality of the sensor signals, wherein the signal processing device provides a piece of information about the accuracy of at least one datum of a physical variable.
10/09/14
20140300426
Quadrature power amplifier having increased efficiency
A method and system for achieving increased efficiency in a quadrature modulated power amplifier (11) are disclosed. In some embodiments, a supply path (36, 40) and a gain path (38, 42) are provided in each of an i-channel and a q-channel.
10/09/14
20140300417
Amplifiers with boosted or deboosted source degeneration inductance
Amplifiers with boosted or deboosted source degeneration inductance are disclosed. In an exemplary design, an apparatus includes an amplifier circuit and a feedback circuit.
10/09/14
20140298791
Flywheel module
A flywheel module comprises a coupling unit which has an input shaft and an output shaft. This coupling unit has a first coupling of which a first coupling half can be connected to a combustion engine and a second coupling half can be connected to a continuously variable transmission.
10/02/14
20140297833
Systems and methods for self-adaptive distributed systems
Systems and methods for run-time monitoring, tuning and optimization of distributed systems are provided. In various aspects, a system or method may include measuring run-time values for one or more performance metrics of the distributed system, such as, for example, task-latencies, process-throughputs, and the degree of utilization of various physical resources of the system.
10/02/14
20140297142
Speed ratio control device of continuously variable transmission for vehicle
Speed change inhibition control for inhibiting change of the speed ratio of a continuously variable transmission (cvt) is executed when an input shaft speed of the cvt is lower than a predetermined abs-operating-time upper-limit input shaft speed. Therefore, the speed ratio of the cvt can be changed to the largest reduction ratio until it is determined that the input shaft speed of the cvt is lower than the predetermined abs-operating-time upper-limit input shaft speed.
10/02/14
20140296287
Methods for treating cognitive disorders using 3-aryl-3-hydroxy-2-amino-propionic acid amides, 3-heteroaryl-3-hydroxy-2-amino-propionic acid amides and related compounds
Wherein the variables have the meaning disclosed in the specification. .
10/02/14
20140296214
Substituted tetrahydroisoquinoline compounds as factor xia inhibitors
The present invention provides compounds of formula (i): or stereoisomers, pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein all of the variables are as defined herein. These compounds are inhibitors of factor xia and/or plasma kallikrein which may be used as medicaments..
10/02/14
20140295911
Low radiation wireless communicator
A wireless communicator, including a modem operable to transmit and receive voice communication phone calls, a power amplifier coupled with the modem operable to dynamically apply a variable gain factor to voice communications transmitted by the modem, to produce an appropriate power output, and a controller coupled with the modem including a radiation monitor operable to monitor the power output of the power amplifier, the controller being operable to restrict operation of the modem, based on data provided by the radiation monitor, when the cumulative power output produced by the power amplifier exceeds a pre-designated daily cumulative power limit.. .
10/02/14
20140295387
Automated scoring using an item-specific grammar
Systems and methods are provided for scoring a constructed response. The constructed response is processed according to a set of grammar rules to generate a data structure.
10/02/14
20140294808
Treating cancer with hsp90 inhibitory compounds
Methods of treating cancer with a compound of formulae (i) or (ia) are disclosed. Also provided are methods of treating a cancer with a mutation in alk or a c-met mutation with a compound of formulae (i) or (ia).
10/02/14
20140294632
Variable displacement compressor
A variable displacement compressor includes a swash plate, a housing and a displacement control valve. The housing has a crank chamber where the swash plate is disposed, a discharge chamber and a suction chamber.
10/02/14
20140293829
Systems and methods for establishing wireless connections based on access conditions
The subject matter described herein includes managing access conditions and determining which access point to use by a wireless device based on terms and conditions (tcs) for allowing access (tcsaa) and terms and conditions for utilizing access (tcsua) provided and updated by various parties in a system for alternative network access provision (anaps) comprising of a cloud based server system and a wireless device and its connection manager software system. The tcs may depend on a number of variables including one or more of the following: price, availability, relative signal strengths and communication speeds of different cellular base pay and or access points and connections through the stations or access points to the internet or other backend systems, the location and possible motion of the device, the time of day, week, month or year as well as the cost of communication alternatives..
10/02/14
20140293746
Wading detection system for a vehicle
A wading indicator system for a vehicle comprising: at least one sound wave pulse emitter device; at least one sound wave pulse receiver device; and a control unit. The control unit configured to measure one or more of the following variables: (i) the time of flight of a sound pulse between the at least one sound wave pulse emitter device and the at least one sound wave pulse receiver device; (ii) the amplitude of a sound pulse emitted by the at least one sound wave pulse emitter device when received by the at least one sound wave pulse receiver device; and (iii) the wavelength of a sound pulse emitted by the at least one sound wave pulse emitter device when received by the at least one sound wave pulse receiver device.
10/02/14
20140293088
Image processing apparatus and method, and program
An image processing apparatus includes a class tap selection unit that selects pixel values related to pixels corresponding to a plurality of color components as a class tap, from a first image formed by image signals which are output from a single-plate type pixel portion, a class sorting unit that sorts out target pixels of second images as any one of a plurality of classes on the basis of a feature amount of the class tap, a prediction tap selection unit that selects pixel values related to pixels corresponding to a first color component of the plurality of color components as a prediction tap from the first image, and a product-sum operation unit that uses the pixel values of the first color component of the prediction tap as variables, and operates pixel values of the second images through a product-sum operation using the read coefficient.. .
10/02/14
20140291918
Image forming apparatus
A multifunction peripheral includes: a moving device configured to move up a lift plate; a changing device configured to mechanically change a resistance value of a variable resistor depending upon a position of the lift plate; a mechanical switch; a connecting device configured to apply a predetermined dc voltage to the variable resistor when an upper end of one or more paper sheets placed on the lift plate or an upper end of the lift plate has reached a predetermined uppermost position in the paper feed cassette; a calculating device configured to calculate a remaining amount of paper sheets placed on the lift plate as a function of a dc voltage value output from the variable resistor; and a stopping device configured to stop upward movement of the lift plate using the dc voltage value output from the variable resistor.. .


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