Patent Number: 6,253,162

Title: Method of identifying features in indexed data

Abstract: The present invention is a method of identifying features in indexed data, especially useful for distinguishing signal from noise in data provided as a plurality of ordered pairs. Each of the plurality of ordered pairs has an index and a response. The method has the steps of: (a) providing an index window having a first window end located on a first index and extending across a plurality of indices to a second window end; (b) selecting responses corresponding to the plurality of indices within the index window and computing a measure of dispersion of the responses; and (c) comparing the measure of dispersion to a dispersion critical value. Advantages of the present invention include minimizing signal to noise ratio, signal drift, varying baseline signal and combinations thereof.

Inventors: Jarman; Kristin H. (Richland, WA), Daly; Don Simone (Richland, WA), Anderson; Kevin K. (Richland, WA), Wahl; Karen L. (Richland, WA)

Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute

International Classification: G01N 27/62 (20060101); G06F 15/00 (20060101); G06F 17/00 (20060101); G06F 17/18 (20060101); G06F 17/40 (20060101); H01J 49/00 (20060101); H01J 049/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018