Patents Examined by Aditya Bhat
  • Patent number: 10254546
    Abstract: A mixed reality system may comprise a head-mounted display (HMD) device with a location sensor and a base station, mounted a predetermined offset from the location sensor, that emits an electromagnetic field (EMF). An EMF sensor affixed to an object may sense the EMF, forming a magnetic tracking system. The HMD device may determine a relative location of the EMF sensor therefrom and determine a location of the EMF sensor in space based on the relative location, the predetermined offset, and the location of the location sensor. An optical tracking system comprising a marker an optical sensor configured to capture optical data may be included to augment the magnetic tracking system based on the optical data and a location of the optical sensor or marker. The HMD device may display augmented reality images and overlay a hologram corresponding to the location of the EMF sensor over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Adam G. Poulos, Arthur Tomlin, Alexandru Octavian Balan, Constantin Dulu, Christopher Douglas Edmonds
  • Patent number: 10247575
    Abstract: A vehicle accelerometer system comprises an accelerometer for installation in a vehicle, a processor for selection of accelerometer output data items for inclusion in an accelerometer output data set representative of measurements by the accelerometer at a plurality of different vehicle locations, each accelerometer output data item being representative of a respective measurement by the accelerometer, and a storage device for storing the accelerometer output data set, wherein the processor is configured to process the accelerometer output data set to determine an orientation output representative of the orientation of the accelerometer with respect to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOMTOM TELEMATICS B.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Schmidt, Stefan Kreim, Tom Winkler
  • Patent number: 10209162
    Abstract: The detecting means (1) comprise measuring means (2) adapted to measure and provide at least one raw data corresponding to an aircraft parameter, computing means (3) adapted to estimate at least one derivative of said raw data, and detecting means (4) adapted to detect a failure with the aid of said derivative, said computing means (3) being adapted to estimate said derivative by differentiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.), Institut Polytechnique De Bordeaux, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique, Universite De Bordequx
    Inventors: Anca Gheorghe, Philippe Goupil, Rémy Dayre, Ali Zolghadri, Jérôme Cieslak, Denis Efimov
  • Patent number: 10191103
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of locating in a dispersive medium (5) a source (7) of pulses (s1, s2) by at least one pair of sensors (1, 2), the method comprising the following steps: at the level of each sensor (1, 2), detecting a pulse (s1, s2) originating from the source (7); for each of said pulses, constructing a phase diagram on the basis of N vectors of which the co-ordinates correspond to the amplitude of the pulse (s1, s2) at successive sampling instants ti; and for each pair of sensors, calculating the ratio between the distances L1 and L2 of each sensor from the source through the formula (I) where (II) and (III) are the norms of the vectors (IV) and (V) of the phase diagrams corresponding to the pulses detected by the sensors (1, 2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: INSTITUT POLYTECHIQUE DE GRENOBLE
    Inventor: Cornel Ioana
  • Patent number: 10190396
    Abstract: A downhole tool, surface equipment, and/or remote equipment are utilized to obtain data associated with a subterranean hydrocarbon reservoir, fluid contained therein, and/or fluid obtained therefrom. At least one condition indicating that a density inversion exists in the fluid contained in the reservoir is identified from the data. Molecular sizes of fluid components contained within the reservoir are estimated from the data. A model of the density inversion is generated based on the data and molecular sizes. The density inversion model is utilized to estimate the density inversion amount and depth and time elapsed since the density inversion began to form within the reservoir. A model of a gravity-induced current of the density inversion is generated based on the data and the density inversion amount, depth, and elapsed time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi Chen, Kang Wang, Oliver C. Mullins, Youxiang Zuo
  • Patent number: 10186018
    Abstract: An electronic device can utilize image information to determine a proper orientation with which to render content. In some embodiments, a camera of a computing device can capture one or more images to attempt to determine a relative location (or direction) of a user by identifying a feature of a user or by using objects in the image to determine a likely direction of a user. Based at least in part on this information, as well as information from position and motion sensors of the device in some embodiments, a device can determine a relative position of a user, and can cause content to be rendered by the device with an orientation that is appropriate for that position, where the orientation can also depend upon the type of content or other such factors. Such an approach can determine proper orientations in situations where conventional sensor-based approaches are not sufficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: IMDB.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Guy Rhodes, Hilliard Bruce Siegel
  • Patent number: 10175276
    Abstract: A power monitor in a building processes a power monitoring signal obtained from the power line to the building to identify electrical events corresponding to state changes of devices in the building. The electrical event may be processed with a classifier to determine if the electrical event corresponds to a state change of an identified device from a list of identified devices or corresponds to a state change of an ambiguous device that is not from the list of identified devices. The power monitor may also determine power consumption information about individual identified devices and about groups of devices, such as a group of always on devices, a group of ambiguous devices, and categories of the group of ambiguous devices. Information about state changes of devices and power consumption of individual devices and groups of devices may be transmitted to a user device for presentation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sense Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew William Fishburn, Michael S. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10165953
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for storing and recalling metrics associated with physiological signals. It may be determined that the value of a monitored physiological metric corresponds to a stored value. In such cases, a patient monitor may determine that a calibration is not desired. In some cases, a patient monitor may recall calibration parameters associated with the stored value if it determined that the stored value corresponds to the monitored metric value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Ireland
    Inventors: Paul Stanley Addison, James N. Watson
  • Patent number: 10132790
    Abstract: A method for receiving data and providing calculated adjustments to a paint application process can comprise receiving at the server a first operating parameter associated with a first paint processing machine at a first painting facility. The method can also comprise receiving at the server a first quality control measurement from an analysis of a finished first paint product. Additionally, the method can comprise accessing from a database a set of historical operating parameters associated with the first painting processing machine. Further, the method can comprise automatically identifying a deficiency in the finished first paint product based upon the first quality control measurement. Further still, the method can comprise transmitting to a mobile computing device screen a proposed adjustment to the first operating parameter that will correct the deficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent P. Dattilo, Charles Joseph Beyer, Christian John Decker, Thomas M. Riley
  • Patent number: 10107649
    Abstract: A test and measurement instrument including a plurality of digitizers, each digitizer configured to digitize an input signal to generate a digitized signal; a signal processor configured to combine at least two of the digitized signals from the digitizers into a combined signal; and a circuit configured to receive the combined signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Dobyns, Kristie L. Veith, Terrance R. Beale
  • Patent number: 10088463
    Abstract: A method is disclosed comprising drawing vapor from a vapor device, exposing the drawn vapor to a sensor, determining a condition of the drawn vapor via the sensor, collecting data related to the condition of the drawn vapor from the sensor, comparing the collected data to standardized vapor device output data, determining a calibration result based on the comparison, determining a configuration adjustment based on the calibration result, and transmitting the configuration adjustment to the vapor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LunaTech, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Seamus Blackley
  • Patent number: 10082588
    Abstract: A method, including: growing, with a computer, an adaptive structure-oriented operator from a central computation location within seismic data using at least one of dip lateral variations, strike lateral variations, dip vertical variations, or strike vertical variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Vincent Favreau, Gianni Matteucci, Prasad Sumant
  • Patent number: 10054629
    Abstract: A system can include a memory that can store a fuse load database including a list of fuses, a list of loads each designed to be coupled to at least one fuse from the list of fuses and a list of current values each corresponding to a load from the list of loads. The system can also include an input device configured to receive a selection of a fuse from the list of fuses. The system can also include a modeling processor coupled to the memory and the input device. The modeling processor can determine one or more loads from the list of loads that are designed to be coupled to the selected fuse. The modeling processor can also generate load summary data corresponding to a sum of the current values that correspond to the one or more loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Ming Michael Meng
  • Patent number: 10036246
    Abstract: Apparatus, computer readable medium, and program code for identifying rock properties in real-time during drilling, are provided. An example of an embodiment of such an apparatus includes a downhole sensor subassembly connected between a drill bit and a drill string, acoustic sensors operably coupled to a downhole data interface, and a surface computer operably coupled to the downhole data interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Yunlai Yang
  • Patent number: 10016670
    Abstract: A motion analysis device includes a calculation unit which specifies a first imaginary plane, that is, a shaft plane formed by a first line segment representing a direction in which a shaft part of a sporting gear in a static posture extends and a second line segment representing a ball hitting direction, with the use of an output from an inertial sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masafumi Sato
  • Patent number: 9995598
    Abstract: A method for measuring a position using a magnet and a sensor for detecting the magnetic field strength of the magnet. The magnet and/or the sensor interact with a movable element so that a relative movement between the sensor and the magnet can be effected. The position of the movable element in accordance with the coordinates in a system of coordinates can be ascertained on the basis of the magnetic field having a predetermined shape generated by the magnet and detected by the sensor. The sensor ascertains three linearly independent spatial direction components of the magnetic field strength of the magnetic field acting at the location of the sensor. Each coordinate along a coordinate axis of the system coordinates of the magnetic field is determined individually and unambiguously by the combination of the three linearly independent spatial direction components of the magnetic field strength detected by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Marquardt Mechatronik GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Allmendinger, Eberhard Binder
  • Patent number: 9995817
    Abstract: A tracking computer system may track a target using a single linear array. The system may receive first sensor measurements and one or more additional sensor measurements from the linear array. The system may determine whether a location of the target can be identified based on a cone intersection algorithm. When the target location can be identified based on the cone intersection algorithm, the first and the one or more additional sensor measurements may be applied to the cone intersection algorithm to identify the target location. When target location cannot be identified based on the cone intersection algorithm, the first and the one or more additional sensor measurements may be applied to an angular motion model to determine a best fit arc path corresponding to the target. A true target angle estimate and a target angular velocity may be determined based on the determined best fit arc path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: David M. Mittiga
  • Patent number: 9971669
    Abstract: System and method for predicting performance of a software application over a target system is disclosed. The method comprises generating a benchmark suite such that benchmark indicates a combination of workloads applied over a set of standard software applications running on a source system. The method further comprises identifying a benchmark of the benchmark suite, wherein the benchmark has performance characteristics same as that of the software application. The method further enables remotely executing the set of standard software applications associated with the benchmark on the target system with the combination of workload as specified by the benchmark. The method further enables recording a performance of the set of standard software applications on the target system. Based on the performance of the standard software applications on the target system the performance of the software application is predicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Dheeraj Chahal, Subhasri Duttagupta, Manoj Karunakaran Nambiar
  • Patent number: 9921206
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable-medium with instructions for receiving data and providing calculated adjustments to a paint application process can comprise receiving at the server a first operating parameter associated with a first paint processing machine at a first painting facility. The method can also comprise receiving at the server a first quality control measurement from an analysis of a finished first paint product. Additionally, the method can comprise accessing from a database a set of historical operating parameters associated with the first painting processing machine. Further, the method can comprise automatically identifying a deficiency in the finished first paint product based upon the first quality control measurement. Further still, the method can comprise transmitting to a mobile computing device screen a proposed adjustment to the first operating parameter that will correct the deficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent P. Dattilo, Charles J. Beyer, Christian J. Decker, Thomas M. Riley
  • Patent number: 9863929
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and device for evaluating a wooden board with an elongated direction. Data indicating fiber orientation over the surface of the board is acquired and for a number of board sub-portions a nominal local modulus of elasticity, MOE, is determined based on the fiber orientation data and a nominal material parameter. A nominal global MOE in the elongated direction for the wooden board as a whole is generated and compared with a secondary global MOE. Based on the fiber orientation data and this comparison an estimated local modulus of elasticity, MOE, in said elongated direction is generated for a number of board sub-portions. This data may be used e.g. for reliable strength grading of wooden boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: WOODEYE AB
    Inventors: Anders Olsson, Erik Serrano, Jan Oscarsson, Bertil Enquist, Marie Johansson, Bo Källsner