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New Patents Issued to IEM Corporation in 2015,   


TROY, NY - IEM Corporation,
a worldwide leader in the development and production of innovative sensor-based systems for the intelligent transportation industry, is proud to announce four new patents which were issued in 2015 by the United States Patent Office in Washington, DC. All reflect the ongoing, advanced research taking place at the company headquarters in Troy, New York.

 

US Patent 9,085,080, Human Augmentation of Robotic Work, describes a solution for robotic performance of a task using a set of sensors and effectors. The patent covers a hybrid control architecture including dynamically changing levels of autonomy which may include full autonomy of the robotic device, teleoperation of the robotic device by a human operator and at least one level of shared control between the robotic device and a human operator.

 

US Patent 9,121,747, Object Evaluation Accounting for Motion-Related Dynamic Forces, details a solution for evaluating an object that accounts for the various motion-related dynamic forces associated with the object. This solution addresses the effects of vehicle dynamics when a vehicle is being weighed while in motion. The patent describes a weigh-in-motion system in which both vertical and horizontal forces are factored in the determination of the vehicle weight.

 

US Patent 9,134.185, Infrared-based Vehicle Component Imaging and Analysis, specifies an improved system for evaluating one or more components of a vehicle using a set of infrared imaging devices to acquire thermal information on the vehicle components. This patent addresses the issue of infrared imaging and vehicle inspection for vehicles traveling at relatively high rates of speed.

 

US Patent 9,164,510, Straight Line Path Planner, describes a solution for navigating a robotic vehicle from a starting location to the target location using a set of linear paths. The current path of the robotic vehicle is evaluated for the presence of an obstacle. In response to detection of an obstacle, the robotic vehicle is instructed to travel along a different linear path selected based on the extent of the obstacle.

 

Established in 1987, IEM has more than 25 years of transportation safety and security experience. Initially founded to manufacture and market its original electronic wheel gauge for the railway industry, IEM has expanded its core business to include a range of hand-held and in-track devices for railroad inspection, as well as optical and acoustic monitoring solutions for government and industrial partners around the globe.