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John Douglas Steinberg, Scott Douglas Hublou: System and method for calculating the thermal mass of a building. EcoFactor, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 7, 2010: US07848900 (158 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises a system for calculating a value for the effective thermal mass of a building. The climate control system obtains temperature measurements from at least a first location conditioned by the climate system. One or more processors receive measurements of outside temperatures fro ...


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John Douglas Steinberg, Scott Douglas Hublou: System and method for calculating the thermal mass of a building. EcoFactor, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 6, 2012: US08131497 (146 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises a system for calculating a value for the effective thermal mass of a building. The climate control system obtains temperature measurements from at least a first location conditioned by the climate system. One or more processors receive measurements of outside temperatures fro ...


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Lawrence R Konicek, Steven K Case, Gerald M Kackman: Optical sensor apparatus and method for remotely monitoring a utility meter or the like. TeleMeter Corporation, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, July 14, 1987: US04680704 (72 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an optical sensor apparatus (21) for remotely monitoring a utility meter or the like. The optical sensor apparatus (21) includes optically sensitive detector, in this case, a dynamic RAM device (40) which consists of an array (42, 44) of light sensitive elements. Lig ...


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Neil Rasmussen, James W VanGilder, Scott Douglass Buell, Saurabh Kumar Shrivastava, Mikkel Dalgas: Methods and systems for managing facility power and cooling. American Power Conversion Corporation, Lando & Anastasi, February 8, 2011: US07885795 (54 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for determining data center cooling and power requirements and for monitoring performance of cooling and power systems in data centers. At least one aspect provides a system and method that enables a data center operator to determine available power and cooling at sp ...


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James S Sirkis, Harmeet Singh: Simultaneous measurement of temperature and strain using optical sensors. University of Maryland, Watson Cole Grindle Watson P L L C, May 2, 2000: US06056436 (38 worldwide citation)

Cascaded waveguide sensors with different sensitivities to temperature and strain produce independent temperature and strain measurements. In one embodiment a first sensor is formed of a first optical material having a corresponding first sensible thermomechanical response and a second sensor is for ...


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Edward Frieling: Identification device and method. Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, June 2, 1987: US04669487 (31 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus designed for verifying the identity of a person, for credit card authorization and other purposes, involves the measurement of the thickness of the knuckles and also the longitudinal distance between knuckles. The apparatus simultaneously takes a series of length and width mea ...


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David G Reed, Brad W Simeral, Roman Surgutchik, Joshua Titus: Method and system for memory temperature detection and thermal load management. Nvidia Corporation, March 13, 2007: US07191088 (30 worldwide citation)

A method and system for memory temperature measurement. The method includes the step of monitoring a plurality of accesses to a memory component. A number of accesses occurring to the memory component over a time period is determined. A temperature of the memory component is determined based on the ...


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Peter Bongard: Automated security gate attendant. Fulwider Patton, August 28, 2012: US08254631 (27 worldwide citation)

An automated security attendant for a mechanical gate includes an interface that queries a visitor as to the name and destination of the visitor, and then automatically proceeds with authentication of the visitor. The system includes cameras and recording equipment for capturing the visitor's face a ...


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James W VanGilder, Saurabh K Shrivastava, Xuanhang Zhang: System and method for evaluating equipment rack cooling performance. American Power Conversion Corporation, Lando & Anastasi, August 2, 2011: US07991592 (25 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the invention are directed to systems and methods for designing and analyzing data centers. One aspect is directed to a method of determining cooling characteristics of a data center. The method includes receiving data related to a configuration of equipment in the data center, identifyin ...


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Patrick Tung Sing Pak, Wee Teck Chia, Aaron Geurdon Chin, Irfan Malik, Brian Duffy: Methods and systems for detecting defects on a reticle. KLA Tencor, Ann Marie Mewherter, October 18, 2011: US08041106 (21 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for detecting defects on a reticle are provided. One method includes printing a single die reticle in first areas of a wafer using different values of a parameter of a lithography process and at least one second area using a nominal value of the parameter. The method also include ...