07902990 is referenced by 42 patents and cites 108 patents.

An industrial inspection handset is disclosed, comprising a battery assembly for providing power to the handset, wherein the battery assembly comprises a connector for connecting a battery charger, a battery circuit for communicating with a processor in the handset, and a battery charge indicator on the surface of the battery assembly connected to the battery circuit for providing a visual indication of the charge remaining in the battery assembly. A method of power management for an industrial inspection handset is also disclosed comprising the steps of setting a first maximum power output value for the camera illumination for the insertion, monitoring an imager signal processor, to determine that the gain value of the image signal processor is less than a predetermined gain value, and setting a lower second maximum power output value for the camera illumination in order to increase the gain value. Additional methods of power management for an industrial inspection handset are disclosed, comprising the steps of setting a first maximum power output value for the articulation of the insertion tube attached to the handset, monitoring the operator controls to determine that there has been no articulation for a first predetermined amount of time, monitoring the position of the insertion tube to determine whether the insertion tube position is inside or outside of a predetermined zone of coordinates, and reducing or turning off the articulation power to hold the position of the insertion tube.

Title
Battery and power management for industrial inspection handset
Application Number
11/925056
Publication Number
7902990 (B2)
Application Date
October 26, 2007
Publication Date
March 8, 2011
Inventor
Joshua Lynn Scott
Jordan
NY, US
Richard A Monroe
Syracuse
NY, US
Joseph V Lopez
Camillus
NY, US
Thomas W Karpen
Skaneateles
NY, US
James J Delmonico
Baldwinsville
NY, US
Agent
Mark A Conklin
Global Patent Operation
Assignee
GE Inspection Technologies
PA, US
IPC
A61B 1/04
G08B 1/08
G08B 21/00
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