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The invention relates to a counter device (1), comprising a calculating unit (4) as a first module (2) and a volume sensor (5) as a second module (3) and at least one communication connection (6) between the calculating unit (4) and the volume sensor (5), wherein process information comprising at least one process parameter related to the counting process can be transferred from one module (2, 3) to the other module (3, 2) by means of at least one of the at least one communication connection (6) and the receiving module (3, 2) is designed for self-configuration with regard to the counting process on the basis of the process parameter.

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A probe having a sensor configured to be attached to a living body to detect a physiological parameter and an information element configured to identify the sensor is connected to an interface of a physiological parameter processing apparatus. A detecting section of the physiological parameter processing apparatus detects, through the interface, whether the information element is present and whether the sensor is present. In response to the information element being detected but the sensor not being detected, a limiting processor of the physiological parameter processing apparatus limits at least a part of a function of the information element.

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1. A physiological parameter processing apparatus to which a probe is connectable, the probe including a sensor configured to be attached to a living body to detect a physiological parameter and an information element configured to identify the sensor, the apparatus comprising: an interface to which the probe is connectable; a detecting section configured to detect, through the interface, whether the information element is present and whether the sensor is present; and a limiting processor configured to limit, in response to the information element being detected but the sensor not being detected, at least a part of a function of the information element.

8. A method of controlling an operation of a physiological parameter processing apparatus to which a probe is to be connected, the probe including a sensor configured to be attached to a living body to detect a physiological parameter and an information element configured to identify the sensor, the method comprising: causing the physiological parameter processing apparatus to detect through an interface to which the probe is connected, whether the information element is present and whether the sensor is present; and causing the physiological parameter processing apparatus to limit, in response to the information element being detected but the sensor not being detected, at least a part of a function of the information element.

9. The method according to claim 8, wherein the information element is a memory, and wherein the causing the physiological parameter processing apparatus to limit at least the part of the function of the information element comprises writing, in the memory, data for limiting a use of the sensor.

10. The method according to claim 8, wherein the information element is a circuit element, and wherein the causing the physiological parameter processing apparatus to limit at least the part of the function of the information element comprises electrically breaking the circuit element.

11. The method according to claim 8, further comprising causing the physiological parameter processing apparatus to notify that at least the part of the function of the information element is limited.

12. The method according to claim 8, further comprising causing the physiological parameter processing apparatus to record, as history information, a fact that at least the part of the function of the information element has been limited.

13. A physiological parameter processing system comprising: a probe comprising a sensor configured to be attached to a living body to detect a physiological parameter and an information element configured to identify the sensor; an interface to which the probe is connectable; a detecting section configured to detect, through the interface, whether the information element is present and whether the sensor is present; and a limiting processor configured to limit, in response to the information element being detected but the sensor not being detected, at least a part of a function of the information element.

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992.8 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
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706.2 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
595.6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
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533.8 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
526.9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
513.7 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
485.8 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
442.9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
441.1 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
433.0 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
426.6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
426.6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
414.9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
409.9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
402.6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
381.2 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
377.6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
369.4 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
363.1 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
331.8 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
323.9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
320.5 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
301.8 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
296.4 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
295.8 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
291.8 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
289.2 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
288.6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
286.6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
277.5 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
277.3 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
276.1 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
270.7 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
263.7 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
261.7 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
258.3 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
255.9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
254.3 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
253.9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
253.4 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
250.0 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
248.3 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
243.3 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
242.4 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
240.3 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
234.2 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
224.2 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
222.4 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
219.4 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
218.2 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
217.3 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
214.6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
213.7 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
212.9 279 49 - 10 10 10 10
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
212.1 - - - 10 10 10 10
Nanyang Technological University
211.4 374 123 - 10 10 10 10
Cisco Systems
210.7 3 13 - 10 10 10 10
Ricoh Company
210.2 1 2 - 10 10 10 10
Medtronic
206.1 4 2 2 10 10 10 10
Baker Hughes Inc.
200.7 8 24 - 10 10 10 10
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
199.8 302 60 1 10 10 10 10
Fujifilm Co.
191.2 3 4 - 10 10 10 10
Olympus Corporation
190.2 - - - 10 10 10 10
Georgia Institute of Technology
187.3 342 155 20 10 10 10 10
Tianjin University
186.4 584 177 - 10 10 10 10
Yamaha
185.9 3 5 - 10 10 10 10
Technical University of Denmark
183.8 344 102 6 10 10 10 10
Universiti Sains Malaysia
183.5 260 63 - 10 10 10 10
Polytechnic of Milan
181.4 330 150 5 10 10 10 10
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
179.8 325 112 15 10 10 10 10
Rockwell Automation
179.1 1 2 - 10 10 10 10
Hitachi Ltd.
178.7 23 23 - 10 10 10 10
ETH Zurich
176.6 489 107 11 10 10 10 10
MItsubishi Electric
176.6 10 15 1 10 10 10 10
University of Technology Malaysia
175.8 356 143 - 10 10 10 10
University of Michigan
175.2 318 87 23 10 10 10 10
Beijing Institute of Technology
174.9 607 295 - 10 10 10 10
Robert Bosch GmbH
174.1 52 43 3 10 10 10 10
University of Malaya
171.8 322 52 - 10 10 10 10
Hunan University
168.2 396 69 - 10 10 10 10
Texas Instruments
168.1 12 29 - 10 10 10 10
ABB
165.7 33 35 - 10 10 10 10
Annamalai University
163.1 185 12 - 10 10 10 10
University of Manchester
161.3 297 89 23 10 10 10 10
Jilin University
161.2 443 163 - 10 10 10 10
French National Center for Scientific Research
161.0 560 115 22 10 10 10 10
TU Munich
160.0 317 171 7 10 10 10 10
Amirkabir University of Technology
159.4 431 76 - 10 10 10 10
Illinois Tool Works
159.2 - - - 10 10 10 10
Globalfoundries
158.3 20 48 - 10 10 10 10
Ghent University
158.2 333 50 5 10 10 10 10
Pennsylvania State University
157.8 299 96 28 10 10 10 10
MediaTek Inc.
157.1 - 2 - 10 10 10 10

The invention relates to a counter device (1), comprising a calculating unit (4) as a first module (2) and a volume sensor (5) as a second module (3) and at least one communication connection (6) between the calculating unit (4) and the volume sensor (5), wherein process information comprising at least one process parameter related to the counting process can be transferred from one module (2, 3) to the other module (3, 2) by means of at least one of the at least one communication connection (6) and the receiving module (3, 2) is designed for self-configuration with regard to the counting process on the basis of the process parameter.


A probe having a sensor configured to be attached to a living body to detect a physiological parameter and an information element configured to identify the sensor is connected to an interface of a physiological parameter processing apparatus. A detecting section of the physiological parameter processing apparatus detects, through the interface, whether the information element is present and whether the sensor is present. In response to the information element being detected but the sensor not being detected, a limiting processor of the physiological parameter processing apparatus limits at least a part of a function of the information element.

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1. A physiological parameter processing apparatus to which a probe is connectable, the probe including a sensor configured to be attached to a living body to detect a physiological parameter and an information element configured to identify the sensor, the apparatus comprising: an interface to which the probe is connectable; a detecting section configured to detect, through the interface, whether the information element is present and whether the sensor is present; and a limiting processor configured to limit, in response to the information element being detected but the sensor not being detected, at least a part of a function of the information element.

8. A method of controlling an operation of a physiological parameter processing apparatus to which a probe is to be connected, the probe including a sensor configured to be attached to a living body to detect a physiological parameter and an information element configured to identify the sensor, the method comprising: causing the physiological parameter processing apparatus to detect through an interface to which the probe is connected, whether the information element is present and whether the sensor is present; and causing the physiological parameter processing apparatus to limit, in response to the information element being detected but the sensor not being detected, at least a part of a function of the information element.

9. The method according to claim 8, wherein the information element is a memory, and wherein the causing the physiological parameter processing apparatus to limit at least the part of the function of the information element comprises writing, in the memory, data for limiting a use of the sensor.

10. The method according to claim 8, wherein the information element is a circuit element, and wherein the causing the physiological parameter processing apparatus to limit at least the part of the function of the information element comprises electrically breaking the circuit element.

11. The method according to claim 8, further comprising causing the physiological parameter processing apparatus to notify that at least the part of the function of the information element is limited.

12. The method according to claim 8, further comprising causing the physiological parameter processing apparatus to record, as history information, a fact that at least the part of the function of the information element has been limited.

13. A physiological parameter processing system comprising: a probe comprising a sensor configured to be attached to a living body to detect a physiological parameter and an information element configured to identify the sensor; an interface to which the probe is connectable; a detecting section configured to detect, through the interface, whether the information element is present and whether the sensor is present; and a limiting processor configured to limit, in response to the information element being detected but the sensor not being detected, at least a part of a function of the information element.


To decode encoded video using a computer with a central processing unit and a graphics processing unit as a coprocessor, parameters applied to blocks of intermediate image data are transferred from the central processing unit to the graphics processing unit. When the operation being performed applies to a small portion of the blocks of intermediate image data, then the central processing unit can transfer to the graphics processing unit the parameters for only those blocks to which the operation applies. In particular, the central processing unit can transfer a set of parameters for a limited number of blocks of intermediate image data, with an indication of the block to which each set of parameters applies, which both can improve speed of operation and can reduce power consumption.

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1. A computer comprising: a media processor configured to execute on a computer with an operating system, the media processor being further configured to: receive into memory a bitstream of encoded data, the encoded data including parameters for operations to be performed on blocks of intermediate image data; determine whether the operation is sparsely applied to the intermediate image data; and generate in memory a representation of the parameters to include, for each set of parameters to be applied to a block, an indication of the block to which the set of parameters is to be applied.

2. The computer of claim 1, wherein the media processor is further configured to decode the bitstream using the generated representation of the parameters.

3. The computer of any of the preceding claims, wherein the media processor is further configured to store the generated representation of the parameters in association with the bitstream.

4. The computer of any of the preceding claims, wherein the media processor is further configured to provide the generated representation of the parameters to a graphics processing unit.

5. The computer of any of the preceding claims, wherein the media processor is further configured to instruct the graphics processing unit to apply the generated representation of the parameters to the intermediate image data.

6. The computer of any of the preceding claims, wherein the media processor is further configured to determine a number of blocks of the intermediate image data having nonzero parameters for the operation.

8. A computer-implemented process comprising: receiving into memory a bitstream of encoded data, the encoded data including parameters for operations to be performed on blocks of intermediate image data; analyzing, using a processor, the parameters to determine whether the operation is sparsely applied to the intermediate image data; and in response to determining that the parameters are sparsely applied to the intermediate image data, generating, using the processor, a representation of the parameters in memory to include, for each set of parameters to be applied to a block, an indication of the block to which the set of parameters is to be applied.

9. The computer-implemented process of claim 8, further comprising decoding the bitstream using the generated representation of the parameters.

10. The computer-implemented process of claim 8 or 9, further comprising storing the generated representation of the parameters in association with the bitstream.

11. The computer-implemented process of any of claims 8 through 10, further comprising a central processing unit providing the generated representation of the parameters to a graphics processing unit.

12. The computer-implemented process of any of claims 8 through 11, further comprising a central processing unit instructing the graphics processing unit to apply the generated representation of the parameters to the intermediate image data.

13. The computer-implemented process of any of claims 8 through 12, wherein analyzing the parameters includes the processor computing a function of a number of blocks of the intermediate image data having non-zero parameters for the operation.

14. The computer-implemented process of any of claims 8 through 13, further comprising performing the analyzing and generating for each image in the bitstream.

15. An article of manufacture comprising a computer storage medium and computer program instructions stored on the computer storage medium which, when processed by a processing device, instruct the processing device to perform the process of any of claims 8 through 14.


Disclosed are a method and device for implementing a flexible HARQ timing between a base station and a terminal. The method includes: acquiring a first reception processing delay parameter and a first transmission processing delay parameter of the terminal; and indicating an uplink/downlink HARQ timing between the base station and the terminal, based on the first reception processing delay parameter, the first transmission processing delay parameter and a processing delay parameter of the base station.

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1. A method for implementing a flexible Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) timing between a base station and a terminal, comprising: acquiring a first reception processing delay parameter and a first transmission processing delay parameter of the terminal; and indicating an uplink/downlink HARQ timing between the base station and the terminal, based on the first reception processing delay parameter, the first transmission processing delay parameter and a processing delay parameter of the base station.

2. The method according to claim 1, wherein the step of indicating the uplink/downlink HARQ timing between the base station and the terminal, based on the first reception processing delay parameter, the first transmission processing delay parameter and the processing delay parameter of the base station, comprises: reconfiguring a second reception processing delay parameter and a second transmission processing delay parameter for the terminal, based on the first reception processing delay parameter and the first transmission processing delay parameter, wherein the second reception processing delay parameter is greater than or equal to the first reception processing delay parameter, and the second transmission processing delay parameter is greater than or equal to the first transmission processing delay parameter; summing the second reception processing delay parameter, the processing delay parameter of the base station, a previous statistical uplink/downlink propagation delay parameter and the second transmission processing delay parameter; and obtaining the uplink/downlink HARQ timing between the base station and the terminal based on the sum, wherein the uplink/downlink HARQ timing between the base station and the terminal is greater than or equal to the sum.

3. The method according to claim 2, further comprising: adjusting the processing delay parameter of the base station based on a traffic state of the base station, wherein the step of indicating the uplink/downlink HARQ timing between the base station and the terminal further comprises: indicating the uplink/downlink HARQ timing between the base station and the terminal based on the first reception processing delay parameter, the first transmission processing delay parameter and the adjusted processing delay parameter of the base station.

4. The method according to claim 1, wherein before the step of acquiring the first reception processing delay parameter and the first transmission processing delay parameter of the terminal, the method further comprises: judging whether the terminal is to report the first reception processing delay parameter and the first transmission processing delay, and proceeding to the step of acquiring the first reception processing delay parameter and the first transmission processing delay parameter of the terminal when the terminal is to report the first reception processing delay parameter and the first transmission processing delay parameter.

5. The method according to claim 3, wherein after the step of adjusting the processing delay parameter of the base station based on the traffic state of the base station, the method further comprises: transmitting one of the second reception processing delay parameter, the second transmission processing delay parameter or the adjusted processing delay parameter of the base station, to the terminal, so as to enable the terminal to perform data transceiving based on one of the second reception processing delay parameter, the second transmission processing delay parameter or the adjusted processing delay parameter of the base station.

6. A device for implementing a flexible Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) timing between a base station and a terminal, comprising: an acquisition module, configured to acquire a first reception processing delay parameter and a first transmission processing delay parameter of the terminal; an indication module, configured to indicate an uplink/downlink HARQ timing between the base station and the terminal, based on the first reception processing delay parameter, the first transmission processing delay parameter and a processing delay parameter of the base station.

7. The device according to claim 6, wherein, the indication module comprises: a configuration unit, configured to reconfigure a second reception processing delay parameter and a second transmission processing delay parameter for the terminal, based on the first reception processing delay parameter and the first transmission processing delay parameter; wherein the second reception processing delay parameter is greater than or equal to the first reception processing delay parameter, and the second transmission processing delay parameter is greater than or equal to the first transmission processing delay parameter; a calculation unit, configured to sum the second reception processing delay parameter, the processing delay parameter of the base station, a previous statistical uplink/downlink propagation delay parameter and the second transmission processing delay parameter; and a processing unit, configured to obtain the uplink/downlink HARQ timing between the base station and the terminal based on the sum, wherein the uplink/downlink HARQ timing between the base station and the terminal is greater than or equal to the sum.

8. The device according to claim 7, wherein the indication module is further configured to: adjust the processing delay parameter of the base station based on a traffic state of the base station; and indicate the uplink/downlink HARQ timing between the base station and the terminal based on the first reception processing delay parameter, the first transmission processing delay parameter and the adjusted processing delay parameter of the base station.

9. The device according to claim 6, wherein the device further comprises: a judgement module, configured to judge whether the terminal is to report the first reception processing delay parameter and the first transmission processing delay, wherein the acquisition module acquires the first reception processing delay parameter and the first transmission processing delay parameter when the terminal is to report the first reception processing delay parameter and the first transmission processing delay parameter.

10. The device according to claim 8, wherein the device further comprises: a transmission module, configured to transmit one of the second reception processing delay parameter, the second transmission processing delay parameter or the adjusted processing delay parameter of the base station to the terminal, so as to enable the terminal to perform data transceiving based on one of the second reception processing delay parameter, the second transmission processing delay parameter or the adjusted processing delay parameter of the base station.


A RIP device which receives image data and print media designation from a PC performs a data generating process by adopting a process parameter corresponding to the designated print media among process parameters stored in a loop-up table (LUT). A printer performs a printing process by adopting a printing parameter corresponding to the designated print media among the printing parameters stored in the LUT. The process parameter and the printing parameter are associated by a media number which is applied by a management server.

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1. A printing process system (1) comprising:a data processing unit (6a) that generates print data including information for designating print media;a printing unit (7) that executes a printing process using a printing parameter corresponding to the print media designated by the print data; anda parameter management unit (8) that supplies a process parameter corresponding to the print media to the data processing unit and supplies the printing parameter corresponding to the print media to the printing unit,wherein the parameter management unit specifies the process parameter and the printing parameter based on media information for specifying the print media for at least one print medium,wherein the data processing unit acquires the process parameter based on the media information from the parameter management unit, and generates the print data which designates the print media using the process parameter and the media information, andwherein the printing unit acquires the printing parameter based on the media information from the parameter management unit and stores the acquired printing parameter in a storage unit (73), and reads the printing parameter corresponding to the print media designated by the print data from the storage unit to execute the printing process.

2. The printing process system according to Claim 1,wherein the parameter management unit (8) acquires the media information corresponding to desired print media from an external data server (3).

3. The printing process system according to Claim 2,wherein the parameter management unit (8) includes a receiving unit (84) that receives a designation input designating a type of print media and acquires the media information corresponding to the type of print media designated by the input to the receiving unit.

4. The printing process system according to Claim 1,wherein the storage unit (73) stores the printing parameter and the media information corresponding to at least one print medium.

5. The printing process system according to Claim 1,wherein the system comprises at least one data processing unit (6a), at least one printing unit (7), and at least one parameter management unit (8) that are mutually connected via a local area network (5).

6. The printing process system according to Claim 1,wherein when the media information is newly acquired, the parameter management unit updates the printing parameter and the media information stored in the storage unit.

7. The printing process system according to Claim 1,wherein when the media information is newly acquired, the parameter management unit informs the data processing unit of an update of the process parameter.

8. The printing process system according to Claim 1,wherein the process parameter is transmitted with respect to a requirement relating to the print media designated by the media information from the data processing unit.

9. A printing management device (8) that manages a printing process system (1) including a data processing unit (6a) that generates print data including information for designating print media and a printing unit (7) that executes a printing process in accordance with the print media designated by the print data, the device comprising:an information acquisition unit (801) that acquires media information for adapting a data generating process performed by the data processing unit and the printing process performed by the printing unit to the print media, for at least one print medium;a parameter specifying unit (802) that specifies a process parameter to be used in the data generating process and a printing parameter to be used in the printing process based on the media information;a printing parameter setting unit (803) that supplies the printing parameter based on the media information to the printing unit; anda process parameter transmitting unit (804) that supplies the process parameter based on the media information to the data processing unit.

10. A printing apparatus (7) in a printing system (1) includinga data processing device (71) that generates print data including information for designating print media,a printing apparatus (72) that executes a printing process using a printing parameter corresponding to the print media designated by the print data, anda parameter management device (8) that supplies process parameter data relating to the print media to the data processing unit and supplies the printing parameter relating to the print media to the printing unit,wherein the printing apparatus acquires the printing parameter based on media information for specifying the print media from the parameter management device and stores the acquired printing parameter in a storage unit (73), and reads the printing parameter corresponding to the print media designated by the print data which is generated by the data processing device from the storage unit to execute the printing process using the process parameter which is specified by the data processing device based on the media information.


A method for grinding a workpiece by means of a grinding wheel is disclosed. The workpiece comprises a cylindrical bearing surface (3), a radially extending sidewall (4) extending outward from the cylindrical bearing surface, and a curved transition portion (5) connecting the cylindrical bearing surface with the sidewall. During grinding, the feed in an increment is selected so as to achieve a pre-set maximum surface temperature of the workpiece at a point of the grinding wheel resulting in the highest surface temperature of the workpiece. Furthermore, a method for determining processing parameters for such a grinding method is disclosed.

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11. Computer programme (P) for determining processing parameters of a grinding method, wherein said computer programme comprises programme code for performing the method steps of any of claims 6 to 10.

12. Computer programme according to claim 11, further arranged to provide said determined processing parameters to an electronic control unit or another computer connected to or adapted to communicate with the electronic control unit.

6. Method of determining processing parameters of a grinding method for grinding a workpiece by means of an essentially rotational symmetrical grinding wheel (6) having a grinding wheel profile, the workpiece comprising a cylindrical bearing surface (3), a radially extending sidewall (4) extending outward from the cylindrical bearing surface, and a curved transition portion (5) connecting the cylindrical bearing surface with the sidewall, wherein the grinding wheel has an axial extension less than the axial extension of the cylindrical bearing surface, the method comprising based on a pre-set maximum surface temperature (*) determining a number of increments (n) and the respective axial feed (a) and radial feed (_(z,i)a) of said increments, the method comprising the following steps:_(x,i)a) based on a position of the grinding wheel at the end of the grinding cycle, determining the distance (d) into the workpiece in radial respectively axial direction and hence determine the corresponding contact portion set by a lower limit (s) and an upper limit (s) of the grinding wheel profile (401);b) determining an axial feed (a) and a radial feed (a), in a corresponding increment, necessary to keep the pre-set maximum surface temperature (*) at a point of the contact portion of the grinding wheel resulting in a highest surface temperature of the workpiece (402) during said corresponding increment;c) based on the axial feed (a) and the radial feed (a) determined in step b) determining the resulting grinding wheel position after completion of one increment with said axial feed and radial feed,d) based on the grinding wheel position obtained in step c) determining a corresponding contact portion with a corresponding lower limit and upper limit of the grinding wheel profile (403);e) in case the lower limit of the contact portion is less than the upper limit of the contact portion obtained in step d) repeating steps b) to d) until the lower contact limit of the contact portion is not less than the upper limit (404);f) indexing the obtained increments (i) and their respective axial feed and radial feed according to the grinding process (405).


Patent
General Electric | Date: 2017-05-24

A method of controlling an additive manufacturing process in which a directed energy source (24) is used to selectively fuse the powdered material to form a workpiece, in the presence of a gas flow, the method including: using at least one gas flow sensor (74, 76, 80) to generate at least one gas flow measurement; and controlling at least one aspect of the additive manufacturing process in response to the at least one gas flow measurement.

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1. A method of controlling an additive manufacturing process in which a directed energy source (24) is used to selectively fuse powdered material to form a workpiece, in the presence of a gas flow, the method comprising:using at least one gas flow sensor (74, 76, 80) to generate at least one gas flow measurement; andcontrolling at least one aspect of the additive manufacturing process in response to the at least one gas flow measurement.

5. The method of claim 1 wherein the step of controlling includes changing at least one process parameter of the additive manufacturing process.

6. The method of claim 5 wherein the at least one process parameter includes a gas flow rate.

8. The method of claim 1 wherein the controlled process parameter includes at least one of: directed energy source (24) power level and beam scan velocity.

9. The method of claim 1 wherein the controlled process parameter includes powder layer thickness.

10. The method of claim 1 further comprising using a process sensor (82) to monitor at least one process aspect in addition to the at least one gas flow sensor (74, 76, 80).

11. The method of claim 10 wherein the process aspect includes at least one of: melt pool size, melt pool electromagnetic emission, and melt pool acoustic emission.


Patent
Doppler Labs Inc. | Date: 2016-12-19

Ambient sound is converted into an ambient audio stream. A processed ambient audio stream is generated by processing the ambient audio stream in accordance with a selected set of processing parameters selected from the plurality of processing parameter sets stored in the memory. Trigger data is searched and a new set of processing parameters is requested. The trigger data identifies the new set of processing parameters that is available for use in processing the ambient audio stream. A received new set of processing parameters is selected as the selected set of processing parameters. The processed ambient audio stream is converted into processed output sound.

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1. A system, comprising: an active acoustic filter configured to convert ambient sound into an ambient audio stream; a memory configured to store data defining a plurality of processing parameter sets; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:generate a processed ambient audio stream by processing the ambient audio stream in accordance with a selected set of processing parameters selected from the plurality of processing parameter sets stored in the memory;search for trigger data;request a new set of processing parameters, wherein the trigger data identifies the new set of processing parameters that is available for use in processing the ambient audio stream; andselect a received new set of processing parameters as the selected set of processing parameters, wherein the active acoustic filter is configured to convert the processed ambient audio stream into processed output sound.

3. The system of claim 1, wherein the trigger data includes at least one of changes in a location of the system, changes in an audio environment, changes in aspects of the audio environment, a user request to search for a new set of processing parameters, and/or a user manual selected of different processing parameters.

9. The system of claim 1, wherein the trigger data at least includes a notification that a secondary audio stream and related processing parameters are available.

11. The system of claim 1, wherein the new set of processing parameters that is available for use in processing the ambient audio stream is embedded within the trigger data.

12. The system of claim 1, wherein the processor is further configured to receive the new set of processing parameters identified by the trigger data.

13. The system of claim 1, further comprising: a user interface configured to receive a command from a user to obtain the new set of processing parameters, wherein the processor is further configured to search a sound knowledgebase for the new set of processing parameters.

14. The system of claim 1, wherein a central sound knowledgebase remote from the system is configured to transmit the requested new set of processing parameters.

15. The system of claim 1, wherein a central sound knowledgebase remote from the system is configured to transmit the new set of processing parameters, wherein in response to receiving the new set of processing parameters, the system is configured to transmit the new set of processing parameters to one or more nearby systems.

16. A method comprising: converting ambient sound into an ambient audio stream; generating a processed ambient audio stream by processing the ambient audio stream in accordance with a selected set of processing parameters selected from the plurality of processing parameter sets stored in the memory; searching for trigger data; requesting a new set of processing parameters, wherein the trigger data identifies the new set of processing parameters that is available for use in processing the ambient audio stream; selecting a received new set of processing parameters as the selected set of processing parameters; and converting the processed ambient audio stream into processed output sound.

17. The method of claim 16, wherein the trigger data includes at least one of changes in a location of the system, changes in an audio environment, changes in aspects of the audio environment, a user request to search for a new set of processing parameters, and/or a user manual selected of different processing parameters.

20. A computer program product, the computer program product being embodied in a tangible non-transitory computer readable storage medium and comprising computer instructions for: converting ambient sound into an ambient audio stream; generating a processed ambient audio stream by processing the ambient audio stream in accordance with a selected set of processing parameters selected from the plurality of processing parameter sets stored in the memory; searching for trigger data; requesting a new set of processing parameters, wherein the trigger data identifies the new set of processing parameters that is available for use in processing the ambient audio stream; selecting a received new set of processing parameters as the selected set of processing parameters; and converting the processed ambient audio stream into processed output sound.


The present disclosure relates to a grinding method for grinding of non-circular workpieces with an improved productivity and quality of the resulting workpiece. The method comprises a first and a second stage. The rotational speed profile of the workpiece in the first stage is controlled with the purpose of maintaining a pre-selected maximum surface temperature of the workpiece during said first stage, and grinding of the workpiece in said second stage is performed while controlling an aggressiveness number of said second stage so as to achieve an intended final surface quality. The present disclosure also relates to a method for determining the processing parameters of such a grinding method wherein the first and the second stage of the grinding method are iterated to thereby determine the processing parameters leading to a high productivity and desired quality of the workpiece after grinding.

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10. A method of determining processing parameters of a grinding method for grinding a workpiece, such as a non-circular workpiece, which is rotated about a rotational axis, by means of an essentially rotationally symmetrical grinding wheel, the grinding method comprising a first stage and a second stage, wherein the method of determining the processing parameters comprises iterating the first and the second stage of the grinding method by the following steps: a. selecting a total stock to be removed () from the workpiece as the stock removed in the first stage (_(1)) (S1); b. calculating a number of increments in the first stage (n_(1)) with a corresponding depth of cut (a_(e1)) for each increment in the first stage for achieving the stock removed in the first stage (_(1)) while controlling an instantaneous workpiece rotational speed with the purpose of maintaining a pre-selected maximum surface temperature (*) of the workpiece (S2); c. calculating a grinding cycle time (t_(j)) resulting from the number of increments of the first stage and the instantaneous workpiece rotational speed obtained in step b (S3); d. in case the grinding cycle time (t_(j)) obtained in step c is equal to or less a grinding time (t_(j-1)) which would be achieved for a grinding cycle comprising one less increment in the first stage, repeating steps b and c for a grinding cycle comprising one additional increment until the grinding time obtained is greater than a grinding time for a grinding cycle comprising one less increment, thereby obtaining a calculated instantaneous workpiece rotational speed for the first stage, a calculated number of increments for the first stage (n_(1)) and a calculated depth of cut (a_(e1)) for each increment in the first stage (S4); e. calculating a stock removal (_(2)) of the second stage using the calculated instantaneous workpiece rotational speed obtained from step d, a pre-selected number of increments (n_(2)) in the second stage and a pre-identified aggressiveness number of the second stage corresponding to a depth of cut (a_(e2)) during the second stage (S5); f. calculating the stock removal in the first stage (_(1)) by subtracting the stock removal in the second stage (_(2)) from the total stock removal () from the workpiece (S6); and g. repeating steps b to f using the stock removal of first stage (_(1)) obtained in step f until the same stock removal (_(1)) for the first stage is achieved in step f as in the previous iteration of the first and second stage (S7), thereby determining the instantaneous workpiece rotational speed, the number of increments in the first stage (n_(1)), the depth of cut (a_(e1)) in each increment in the first stage and the depth of cut (a_(e2)) in each increment in the second stage.

14. A computer program product for determining processing parameters of a grinding method, wherein said computer program product comprises computer program instructions stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium readable by a computer to cause one or more computer processors to perform the operations of: a. selecting a total stock to be removed () from the workpiece as the stock removed in the first stage (_(1)) (S1); b. calculating a number of increments in the first stage (n_(1)) with a corresponding depth of cut (a_(e1)) for each increment in the first stage for achieving the stock removed in the first stage (_(1)) while controlling an instantaneous workpiece rotational speed with the purpose of maintaining a pre-selected maximum surface temperature (*) of the workpiece (S2), c. calculating a grinding cycle time (t_(j)) resulting from the number of increments of the first stage and the instantaneous workpiece rotational speed obtained in step b (S3), d. in case the grinding cycle time (t_(j)) obtained in step c is equal to or less a grinding time (t_(j-1)) which would be achieved for a grinding cycle comprising one less increment in the first stage, repeating steps b and c for a grinding cycle comprising one additional increment until the grinding time obtained is greater than a grinding time for a grinding cycle comprising one less increment, thereby obtaining a calculated instantaneous workpiece rotational speed for the first stage, a calculated number of increments for the first stage (n_(1)) and a calculated depth of cut (a_(e1)) for each increment in the first stage (S4); e. calculating a stock removal (_(2)) of the second stage using the calculated instantaneous workpiece rotational speed obtained from step d, a pre-selected number of increments (n_(2)) in the second stage and a pre-identified aggressiveness number of the second stage corresponding to a depth of cut (a_(e2)) during the second stage (S5); f. calculating the stock removal in the first stage (_(1)) by subtracting the stock removal in the second stage (_(2)) from the total stock removal () from the workpiece (S6); and g. repeating steps b to f using the stock removal of first stage (_(1)) obtained in step f until the same stock removal (_(1)) for the first stagy e is achieved in step f as in the previous iteration of the first and second stage (S7), thereby determining the instantaneous workpiece rotational speed, the number of increments in the first stage (n_(1)), the depth of cut (a_(e1)) in each increment in the first stage and the depth of cut (a_(e2)) in each increment in the second stage.


The present disclosure relates to a grinding method for grinding of non-circular workpieces with an improved productivity and quality of the resulting workpiece. The method comprises a first and a second stage. The rotational speed profile of the workpiece in the first stage is controlled with the purpose of maintaining a pre-selected maximum surface temperature of the workpiece during said first stage, and grinding of the workpiece in said second stage is performed while controlling an aggressiveness number of said second stage so as to achieve an intended final surface quality. The present disclosure also relates to a method for determining the processing parameters of such a grinding method wherein the first and the second stage of the grinding method are iterated to thereby determine the processing parameters leading to a high productivity and desired quality of the workpiece after grinding.

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14. Computer programme (P) for determining processing parameters of a grinding method, wherein said computer programme comprises programme code for performing the method steps of any of the claims 10 to 13.

15. Computer programme according to claim 14, further arranged to provide said determined processing parameters to an electronic control unit or another computer connected to or adapted to communicate with the electronic control unit.

6. Method according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the workpiece rotational speed for the first stage and the second stage, the number of increments in the first stage, the depth of cut for each increment during the first stage and the depth of cut for each increment in the second stage are determined by iterating the first and second stage using the pre-selected maximum surface temperature of the workpiece for the first stage, a pre-selected desired number of increments during the second stage and an experimentally determined aggressiveness number in the second stage so as to achieve an intended final surface quality. Method according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the grinding wheel is rotated around a rotational axis which is essentially parallel to the rotational axis of the workpiece. Method according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the rotational speed of the grinding wheel is the same for the first stage and the second stage. Method according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the workpiece is a cam lobe. Method of determining processing parameters of a grinding method for grinding a workpiece, such as a non-circular workpiece, which is rotated about a rotational axis, by means of an essentially rotationally symmetrical grinding wheel, the grinding method comprising a first stage and a second stage, wherein the method of determining the processing parameters comprises iterating the first and the second stage of the grinding method by the following steps: a. selecting the total stock to be removed () from the workpiece as the stock removed in the first stage () (S1); b. calculating a number of increments in the first stage (ni) with a corresponding depth of cut (aei) for each increment in the first stage for achieving the stock removed in the first stage () while controlling the instantaneous workpiece rotational speed with the purpose of maintaining a pre-selected maximum surface temperature (*) of the workpiece (S2); c. calculating the grinding cycle time (tj) resulting from the number of increments of the first stage and the instantaneous workpiece rotational speed obtained in step b (S3); d. in case the grinding cycle time (tj) obtained in step c is equal to or less a grinding time (.) which would be achieved for a grinding cycle comprising one less increment in the first stage, repeating steps b and c for a grinding cycle comprising one additional increment until the grinding time obtained is greater than a grinding time for a grinding cycle comprising one less increment, thereby obtaining a calculated instantaneous workpiece rotational speed for the first stage, a calculated number of increments for the first stage (ni) and a calculated depth of cut (aei) for each increment in the first stage (S4); calculating the stock removal (2) of the second stage using the calculated instantaneous workpiece rotational speed obtained from step d, a preselected number of increments (n2) in the second stage and a pre-identified aggressiveness number of the second stage corresponding to a depth of cut (ae2) during the second stage (S5); calculating the stock removal in the first stage (^ by subtracting the stock removal in the second stage(52) from the total stock removal () from the workpiece (S6); g. repeating steps b to f using the stock removal of first stage () obtained in step f until the same stock removal () for the first stage is achieved in step f as in the previous iteration of the first and second stage (S7); thereby determining the instantaneous workpiece rotational speed, the number of increments in the first stage (ni), the depth of cut (aei) in each increment in the first stage and the depth of cut (ae2) in each increment in the second stage.