TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED (Shenzhen, CN)
A variety of sensors have been created in response to technology’s rapid technological advancements. These sensors can be integrated into various mobile devices (for instance intelligent robots, smart robots, virtual reality, and Augmented Reality devices) to offer navigation and positioning functions. For example, in a process of robot positioning and navigation, location information of the robotmay be estimated by combining the signals that are collected by the sensors like the gyroscope and the radar.
There are various kinds of sensors emit these distinct sense signals based on frames (for instance an example, a frame rate at which an image sensor outputs a sense signal is 30 Hz; a frame rate at which an inertial sensor outputs a sensesignal is usually higher than 100 Hz, for example 500 Hz). The sensing signals, which are images and inertial signals, are able to be fed to the signal processor for fusion.
A sensor’s frame rate output with high frame rates is often utilized to create a high frame rate. The output framerate of an image sensor having low frame rate is less than that of an inertialsensor with which has a high frame rate. This means that there could be several inertial sensor signals from an inertial sensor of high frame rates within the input time length. To perform signal fusion within the input interval time length, an output frame rate sensing signals that have a low framerate are not accessible. This means that it’s difficult to find an accurate estimator, which can lead to the location information being significantly different from its true value.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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A patent is granted by the government to protect an invention, patents grant the inventor exclusive rights to develop, utilize to sell, and market the invention? society is benefited when a brand new technology is brought to the market. The benefits can be directly realized as people are able to achieve previously impossible feats or via the economic benefits which innovation can bring (business expansion, job creation).
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- Add keywords to your search. Keyword searches may turn up documents that are not well-categorized or have missed classifications during Step 2. For example, US patent examiners often supplement their classification searches with keyword searches. Think about the use of technical engineering terminology rather than everyday words.
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- Japan Patent Office (JPO) – with access to machine translations of Japanese patents.
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) offers PATENTSCOPE with a full-text search of published international patent applications and machine translations for some documents, as well as a list of international patent databases.
- Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS)
- State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) with machine translation of Chinese patents.
- Other International Intellectual Property Offices with online patent databases include Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan.
- Search non-patent literature. Inventions can be made public in many non-patent publications. It is recommended that you search journals, books, websites, technical catalogs, conference proceedings, and other print and electronic publications.
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