Patents Examined by Aditya S. Bhat
  • Patent number: 10733652
    Abstract: A method of handling weight data in a data processing system involves acquiring and storing weight data of an item. A verification information is generated for the item based on the weight data, where the verification information is associated to the determined weight, the generation of the verification information including one of the following steps: a) encrypting the weight data where the verification information corresponds to the encrypted weight data, or b) determining a first message authentication code where the verification information corresponds to the first message authentication code, wherein when using the weight data the validity of the weight data for the item is verified by use of the verification information and if the weight data is verified as being valid weight data, a graphic representation of the weight data is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Bjorn Thorvaldsson
  • Patent number: 10725000
    Abstract: Wavelength spectrums of peaks detected on a chromatogram based on observation data to be processed are extracted to create a spectrum set {Sn?} in which the intensity values of the spectrums are normalized (S10, S11). One wavelength spectrum is selected from the set, and a vector of the wavelength spectrum at each point in time of measurement based on the observation data is projected so as to be perpendicular to the vector of the selected spectrum (S12 to S14). The vectors of the wavelength spectrums in the set {Sn? } are also similarly projected (S15). Consequently, the selected spectrum is erased from the set {Sn?}. The processes from S12 to S16 are repeated until the set {Sn? } does not include a spectrum, and the obtained signals are added (S17). The signal resulting from the addition is a signal indicating the waveform shape of an unknown baseline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Noda
  • Patent number: 10726745
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for performing autonomous multi-pass data acquisition using unmanned aerial vehicle. For instance, in one example, a method includes obtaining a first set of sensor data collected by a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles comprising at least one unmanned aerial vehicle, wherein the first set of sensor data depicts a target area at a first granularity, constructing a three-dimensional map of hierarchical unit representations of the first set of sensor data, sending a signal to the fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles to obtain a second set of sensor data at a second granularity that is finer than the first granularity, based at least in part on an examination of the three-dimensional map, and aggregating the second set of sensor data to form a high-resolution composite of the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Paul Triantafyllou
  • Patent number: 10724364
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing drilling operations in earth formations. The systems and methods include drilling a borehole within the earth formation, receiving data acquired within the borehole in the earth formation, analyzing the data to locate a plurality of data structures formed by the data, the plurality of data structures including a first structure at a first location and a second structure at a second location, projecting the first structure as a first geological projection intersecting the first location, and projecting the second structure as a second geological projection intersecting the second location, classifying the first geological projection and the second geological projection based on a hierarchy of geological feature types to generate a hierarchical classification, and adjusting one or more of the first geological projection and the second geological projection based on the hierarchical classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Anne Claudia Maria Bartetzko, Stefan Wessling, Nicklas Jeremias Ritzmann, Stephen A. Morris, Florent Kelfoun
  • Patent number: 10712227
    Abstract: A washpipe assembly for use in a drilling operation, comprises a washpipe having upper and lower ends, an upper seal assembly in fluid communication with the washpipe upper end and including at least one seal in sealing engagement with the washpipe, a lower seal assembly in fluid communication with the washpipe lower end and including at least one seal in sealing engagement with the washpipe, at least one of the upper and lower seal assemblies being rotatable relative to the washpipe at a relative rotation rate, a pressure sensor for measuring a fluid pressure indicative of fluid pressure in the washpipe, a rotation sensor for measuring the relative rotation rate; and a microprocessor adapted to calculate a total pressure-distance value (TPDV) indicative of the amount of washpipe assembly lifespan expended, wherein the TPDV is a function of the relative rotation rate and the pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Steve Deel
  • Patent number: 10698036
    Abstract: There are provided a plurality of first ADCs that respectively have voltages of a plurality of power storage cells of a power storage module as inputs. There are provided first reference voltage portions that are provided to respectively correspond to the first ADCs and supply reference voltages VRn used as a criterion for a conversion operation. A selector selects any one of the reference voltages VRn and supplies the selected reference voltage to a second ADC. A voltage value corrector corrects a voltage value of the power storage cell obtained by a voltage value acquirer on the basis of correction data obtained by using a digital signal output from the second ADC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Hitoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10670661
    Abstract: Provided are battery management apparatuses and methods. The battery management apparatus includes a sensitivity determiner configured to determine sensitivity of a battery state based on sensed battery information and previous battery state information, and an execution parameter adjuster configured to adjust a parameter for estimating the battery state based on the determined sensitivity of the battery state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyo Sun Hwang, Jin Ho Kim, Sang Do Park, Tae Won Song
  • Patent number: 10669846
    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: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Yunlai Yang
  • Patent number: 10671057
    Abstract: The present invention has an object of providing a management system capable of predicting a malfunction occurrence rate that takes account of installation conditions and operating conditions of individual machining apparatuses. A management system that manages machining apparatuses which uses coolant, includes: an acquisition unit that acquires duration information including an installed duration and operating duration of the machining apparatus and condition information based on the installed duration and operating duration of the machining apparatus for each of the machining apparatuses; an analysis unit that analyzes a malfunction occurrence rate for each of the machining apparatuses, based on the duration information and the condition information, as well as the malfunction occurrence information of the machining apparatus caused by coolant; and a notification information generation unit that outputs notification information based on the analyzed malfunction occurrence rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Akira Nishioka
  • Patent number: 10663933
    Abstract: A system for managing a distribution network, the system including a network hydraulic model and an automated meter infrastructure (AMI) providing AMI data from consumption meters. The system includes subnetworks within the distribution network, nodes interconnecting the subnetworks, and boundary devices connected to the nodes. Each boundary device includes a flow meter and a pressure sensor that sense a flow and a pressure of the distribution network at the nodes at a given time step. A subnetwork hydraulic model is generated for each subnetwork from the network hydraulic model. A processing module determines a first comparison for the given time interval between the AMI data from the consumption meters within a given subnetwork, the flow and the pressure at the nodes bordering the given subnetwork, and the subnetwork hydraulic model for the given subnetwork. The distribution network is managed based at least in part on the first comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Sensus Spectrum LLC
    Inventors: Amin Rasekh, Zachary A. Barker, Michael Ehsan Shafiee, Travis Smith
  • Patent number: 10656182
    Abstract: A method for accessing data acquired by a digital oscilloscope, consists of the following steps: sampling signals based on a preset sampling frequency and converting into binary data by an ADC, continuously storing the data into a buffer based on preset rules; simultaneously, generating one trigger event based on preset timebase parameters and trigger conditions each time when acquired data meets the, trigger, conditions; reading a data segment from the buffer corresponding to the trigger event, and forming a waveform and then displaying. The procedure of storing, the acquired data into the buffer is independent of the procedure of generating the trigger event or reading the data segment or displaying the waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Yan Wu
  • Patent number: 10641922
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-based method includes obtaining a borehole image deriving from a downhole tool in a borehole of a geological formation, performing dip picking on the borehole image to derive one or more structural dips, deriving a continuous structural dip based on the one or more structural dips, defining one or more locations of zone boundaries on the borehole image, deriving one or more zone boundaries based on the continuous structural dip and the one or more locations of zone boundaries, and defining one or more zones of the wellbore in a second image based on the one or more zone boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Alexis He, Josselin Kherroubi, Carlos Maeso
  • Patent number: 10634784
    Abstract: A device and a method for detecting main acoustic indexes of multi-beam sonar pertaining to the field of hydrographic surveying and charting technology. The device includes a rotating device and a lifting gear installed in an anechoic tank. The bottom of the rotating device is equipped with a multi-beam sonar that has its rotating plane perpendicular to the direction of track line and transmits signals along the horizontal direction. A standard hydrophone is equipped at the bottom of the lifting gear, and is connected with a signal collector. The device utilizes the standard hydrophone to receive the pulse signals transmitted by the multi-beam sonar and employs the multi-beam sonar to receive the standard sound source signals, designs the detection process for data collection for analysis and research, thereby achieving the detection of the frequency, source level and beam angle of multi-beam sonar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Fanlin Yang, Xiankun Wang, Donghui Li, Qianqian Li, Bo Shi, Dong Jing, Xiushan Lu, Xiaodong Cui
  • Patent number: 10627542
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a hybrid approach to assisted history matching in large reservoirs based on a reservoir model built using connectivity between each production well and each corresponding injection well, aquifer or gas cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Ajay Pratap Singh, Seyed M Mirzadeh, Marko Maucec, Gustavo Carvajal, Steven Patton Knabe
  • Patent number: 10626716
    Abstract: A wellbore ranging system includes a processor, a memory, and a wellbore ranging module. The wellbore ranging module is operable to receive survey information in response to a survey measurement signal and determine a location of a first wellbore in a formation. The wellbore ranging module is further operable to receive first ranging information in response to a first ranging measurement signal and determine, based on the first ranging information, a location of a second wellbore in the formation and a second wellbore location error associated with the determined location of the second wellbore in the formation. The wellbore ranging module is also operable to determine, using the location of the first wellbore, the location of the second wellbore, and the second wellbore location error, a next location at which to send a second ranging measurement signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Thomas Hay
  • Patent number: 10631248
    Abstract: Changes in operating conditions, like voltage or temperature, can cause the frequency of an internal clock signal to change and negatively affect device operation. In one embodiment, a method for controlling internal clock frequency of a device includes counting a number of clock cycles of the internal clock signal relative to a current period of a system clock signal to determine a current mid-cycle count of clock cycles, wherein the internal clock signal is based on a first clock signal of a plurality of clock signals produced in the device, each having a different frequency. When the current mid-cycle count is differs from a calibrated mid-cycle count by more than a tolerable amount, a second clock signal of the plurality of clock signals is selected as the internal clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Anand Seshadri, Hugh P McAdams
  • Patent number: 10614362
    Abstract: Systems, device and techniques are disclosed for outlier discovery system selection. A set of time series data including time series data objects may be received. A sample of time series data objects may be extracted from the time series data. The sample of time series data objects may be decomposed into sub-components. Statistical classification may be used to select an outlier discovery system based on the sub-components. A neural network may be used to select an outlier discovery system based on the sub-components. A level of error of the neural network may be determined based on a comparison of the outlier discovery system selection made using statistical classification and the outlier discovery system selection made by the neural network. Weight of the neural network may be updated based on the level of error of the neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee:, inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Krishna Borra, Manpreet Singh
  • Patent number: 10598513
    Abstract: A method and system for computing the phase shift or the amplitude of an electromagnetic three-phase system. The method comprises the following steps of: detecting vector values corresponding to an electromagnetic quantity by three sensors, the three sensors delivering signals that are offset from each other substantially by 0°, 120° and 240°; computing changed vector values by logically adjusting one of the detected vector values to a phase of 0°; and iteratively computing the phase shift of the three-phase system using the changed vector values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TDK—Micronas GmbH
    Inventor: Juergen Huppertz
  • Patent number: 10588787
    Abstract: A method and an incontinence monitoring system for estimating a volume or a volume range of a bodily output in a combination absorbent article and wetness sensor. The system comprises a combination of an absorbent article and a wetness sensor, and a processor adapted to receive an input representative of an electrical variable of the wetness sensor indicative of the occurrence of a bodily output in the absorbent article and to process the input including: characterising the input to generate a vector that is representative of the bodily output, applying one or more functions to the vector to generate one or more possible volumes of the bodily output, generating a distribution of the possible volumes, and determining a volume or a volume range for the bodily output based on the distribution of the possible volumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Fred Bergman Healthcare Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Hadi Mashin-Chi, Mehdi Azimi, Anushiya Arunachalam Kannan
  • Patent number: 10585899
    Abstract: A field device includes one or more processors configured to perform a first processing with reference to safety-critical data and a second processing with reference to safety-uncritical data which is less critical than the safety-critical data, wherein the one or more processors are configured to generate a first request for storing the safety-critical data in the second processing, store the safety-critical data into a storage unit in the first processing in accordance with the first request, and store the safety-uncritical data into the storage unit in the second processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuji Usami, Tetsuya Kitano