Patents Examined by Alexander Satanovsky
  • Patent number: 10732224
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring a state of charge of a battery are disclosed. An updated state of charge of the battery may be determined based on a measured terminal voltage of the battery, a measured current of the battery, and a value of at least one battery parameter selected from a plurality of values based on a prior state of charge of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Enerdel, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhengming Wang, Chad Hartzog
  • Patent number: 10732580
    Abstract: A process for assembling a pipeline from pipe sections connected together using mechanical press-fit joints using mechanical press-fit pipe joints that are fully measured and documented during both manufacturing and assembly. Installed pipelines include pipeline data monitoring systems coupled to a pipeline data management center for receiving, archiving, and analysis of the data records to aid in administration operation and management, and troubleshooting of pipelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Larry W. Vincent, Darrell L. Vincent
  • Patent number: 10732581
    Abstract: Processes and systems for preparing pipe for machine processing to form pin and box ends for assembly into pipelines or to assemble pipe sections in pipelines using mechanical press-fit pipe joints in which hydraulic pressure and linear displacement parameters, respectively P and L, are fully measured and documented during both manufacturing and assembly. Installed pipelines include pipeline data monitoring systems coupled to a pipeline data management center for receiving, archiving, and analysis of the data records to aid in administration, operation and management, and troubleshooting of pipelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Larry W. Vincent, Darrell L. Vincent
  • Patent number: 10732579
    Abstract: Processes and systems for preparing pipe for machine processing to form pin and box ends for assembly into pipelines using mechanical press-fit pipe joints that are fully measured and documented during both manufacturing and assembly. Installed pipelines include pipeline data monitoring systems coupled to a pipeline data management center for receiving, archiving, and analysis of the data records to aid in administration, operation and management, and troubleshooting of pipelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Larry W. Vincent, Darrell L. Vincent
  • Patent number: 10732228
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating a condition of a battery includes a mode identifying unit configured to identify a usage mode of the battery during a period of time and its corresponding attenuation curve, according to recorded data on battery usage, stored usage modes of the battery and attenuation curves corresponding to the various usage modes, the attenuation curve representing a change of a fully charged capacity of the battery with battery usage; and a condition estimating unit configured to calculate battery degradation according to the recorded data, the identified usage mode and its corresponding attenuation curve, the degradation representing a quantity of the fully charged capacity of the battery that is reduced over the battery usage. The condition of the battery is estimated so as to rationally judge the residual value of the battery in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Utopus Insights, Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Dong, Carlton Gammons, Jin Yan Shao, Qi Ming Tian, Ming Xie, Wen Jun Yin, Hong Guang Yu, Li Li Zhao
  • Patent number: 10729071
    Abstract: A graphical user interface is disclosed for controlling a harvesting system, the harvesting system driving each of two shaking actuator frequencies individually, the user interface setting or displaying the frequencies of the two actuators as a Value-Time User Interface (VTUI). The VTUI shows shaking parameters in the vertical axis against time in the horizontal axis, the VTUI able to be used to control the shaker in real time, to create and edit a shake pattern, and to display values of shake parameters as the shake is occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nexgen Ag, LLC
    Inventor: Gavin Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10725108
    Abstract: [Summary] [Objective] Estimation accuracy in a battery status estimating device which estimates a charge status of a secondary battery should be improved further more. [Means for Solution] In an SOC estimation by integration of a charge-and-discharge current, influence of a sensor error cannot be disregarded, and the influence of such an error is accumulated as time passes. On the other hand, in an SOC estimation based on measured values of a battery voltage and a battery temperature, estimation accuracy largely depends on a load-generation pattern. Then, in accordance with the present invention, by mixing both, while one of them is reset based on a reliability in accordance with an operation situation and/or an input current value which will be the premise for an SOC estimate calculation in a battery model is set up based on the reliability, it becomes possible to compute an SOC estimate in high accuracy as much as possible in accordance with the operation situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Takahashi, Yuji Nishi, Nobuyasu Haga
  • Patent number: 10725095
    Abstract: A system for measuring a device under test (DUT) includes a computing device and a measurement device that measures an electrical or physical parameter of the DUT. The computing device receives and stores measurement data in a DUT record associated with the DUT. The computing device further obtains a first image of the DUT, displays the first image as a reference image with a first reference frame, receives a live image of the DUT from an image sensor, and displays the live image with a second reference frame that corresponds to the first reference frame. A cursor on the live image moves according to movement of the image sensor relative to the DUT. A second image of the DUT is obtained, wherein the second image is substantially aligned with the reference image based on an alignment of the cursor with the second reference frame. The second image is stored in the DUT record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: John Neeley, Jordan Schlichting, Thomas McManus, Peter Bergstrom, Lindsey Berdan, Joseph V. Ferrante, Michael Devin Stuart
  • Patent number: 10724906
    Abstract: A non-contact real-time stress monitoring method for buried pipeline and a device thereof are provided. The method includes the following steps: Step S10: selecting pipelines with the same material, pipe diameter and wall thickness as the buried pipeline being monitored for lift-off effect test, and obtaining a plurality of sets of lift-off magnetic field gradient modulus under a plurality of sets of lift-off heights; Step S20: using MATLAB to fit the G1-h relationship curve for obtaining the values of parameters a1, b1, a2, and b2 in a quantitative relationship formula containing the lift-off gradient modulus and the lift-off height; Step S30: placing a non-contact monitoring device directly above the buried pipeline being monitored to obtain a magnetic field gradient modulus of the buried pipeline; and Step S40: calculating an absolute value of real-time stress of the buried pipeline according to the magnetic field gradient modulus of the buried pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Guoxi He, Tengjiao He, Kexi Liao, Jianhua Zhao, Shuting Yang
  • Patent number: 10718845
    Abstract: The method according to the invention enables the diagnosis (15, 16) of phase current sensor defects in a system for controlling a synchronous rotary electrical machine of a motor vehicle. According to the invention, the method takes into account the differences (îd, lq) between measurements provided (14) by the sensors, and nominal values of the phase currents (ia, ib, ic) in order to diagnose defects. The differences are calculated (18) in a rotating Park reference frame (17) and are separate from an electromechanical model of the machine. The method detects sensor defects if the differences are substantially non-zero (19) and an offset sensor defect if a residual pulsation (? res) of the differences is substantially equal to a measured speed (w) of the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Equipments Electriques Moteur
    Inventors: Sidath Diao, Zaatar Makni, Demba Diallo
  • Patent number: 10712204
    Abstract: A method includes detecting, with a passive infrared sensor (PIR), a level of infrared radiation in a field of view (FOV) of the PIR, generating a signal based on detected levels over a period of time, the signal having values that exhibit a change in the detected levels, extracting a local feature from a sample of the signal, wherein the local feature indicates a probability that a human in the FOV caused the change in the detected levels, extracting a global feature from the sample of the signal, wherein the global feature indicates a probability that an environmental radiation source caused the change in the detected levels, determining a score based on the local feature and the global feature, and determining that a human motion has been detected in the FOV based on the score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Yash Modi, Mark Rajan Malhotra, Gwendolyn van der Linden, Dongeek Shin, Michael Dixon
  • Patent number: 10704988
    Abstract: A measurement system includes a signal bus, an electronic control unit, and an emulated sensor. The electronic control unit is coupled to the signal bus. The sensor with emulated line adaptation is also coupled to the signal bus. The emulated sensor is configured to adapt current consumption according to a selected impedance and a selected frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Dirk Hammerschmidt
  • Patent number: 10699613
    Abstract: A method of voltage-programming a pixel circuit in a display panel to remove, before programming the pixel circuit, effects due to short-term effects such as caused by fast light transitions or effects due to previous pixel circuit measurements such as charge trapping. During a resetting cycle, the pixel circuit is programmed with a reset voltage value corresponding to a maximum or a minimum voltage value. Then, during a calibration cycle, the pixel circuit is programmed with a calibration voltage based on previously extracted data for the pixel circuit, a pixel current of the pixel circuit is measured, and the extracted data for the pixel circuit is updated based on the measured pixel current. Then, the pixel circuit is programmed with a video data that is calibrated with the updated extracted data. The pixel circuit is finally driven according to the programmed video data and emits a commensurate amount of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Gholamreza Chaji, Joseph Marcel Dionne, Yaser Azizi, Javid Jaffari, Abbas Hormati, Tong Liu, Stefan Alexander
  • Patent number: 10690568
    Abstract: An optical fiber temperature distribution measurement system includes a temperature difference calculator configured to calculate a temperature difference between corresponding spatial resolution zones based on a first temperature distribution obtained by a return light from a first optical fiber part and a second temperature distribution obtained by a return light from a second optical fiber part, and an abnormality detector configured to calculate a temperature difference for evaluation for each spatial resolution zone, the temperature difference for evaluation being a sum of a temperature difference of each spatial resolution zone and a temperature difference of a spatial resolution zone adjacent thereto, and to determine that an abnormality has occurred in a roller near the spatial resolution zone when the calculated temperature difference for evaluation exceeds a reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo Shida
  • Patent number: 10684593
    Abstract: Processes and systems for preparing pipe for machine processing to form pin and box ends for assembly into pipelines using mechanical press-fit pipe joints that are fully measured and documented during both manufacturing and assembly. Installed pipelines include pipeline data monitoring systems coupled to a pipeline data management center for receiving, archiving, and analysis of the data records to aid in administration, operation and management, and troubleshooting of pipelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Larry W. Vincent, Darrell L. Vincent
  • Patent number: 10684616
    Abstract: A chiller or cooler is disclosed, including a self-test mechanism to simulate a sampling of normal operations and to compare the operating parameters resulting from such sampling against factory operational parameters adjusted for differences in operating parameters so as to eliminate unnecessary servicing or maintenance events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Preston Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Preston, Andrew Witt, John Atterberry
  • Patent number: 10670771
    Abstract: A weather forecasting system may receive satellite image samples and identify an updraft and components of the updraft within a cloud. These satellite image samples are collected over time (e.g., at 30 second to 1 minute time intervals). The system may identify an area of rotation and/or divergence at cloud top in a cumulus cloud or mature convective storm over time by comparing the samples and determine a parameter indicative of the updraft based on the area of rotation and divergence. The system may estimate aspects of the environment related to storm development and predict the occurrence of a weather event in the future based on the parameter and generate an output indicative of the occurrence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama, for and on behalf of the University of Alabama in Hunstville
    Inventor: John R. Mecikalski
  • Patent number: 10670488
    Abstract: A system and method for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system of a building is provided. A monitoring device installed at the building is configured to measure a current supplied to the HVAC system and transmit current data based on the measured current. The monitoring system includes a monitoring server, located remotely from the building, configured to receive the transmitted current data and, based on the received current data, determine an average motor current over a predetermined time period and determine whether a failure has occurred in an air filter of the HVAC system based on a comparison of the average motor current with a predetermined threshold. The monitoring server generates a notification based on the comparison indicating that the failure has occurred in the air filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Fadi M. Alsaleem
  • Patent number: 10670767
    Abstract: A method includes acquiring signals generated from operating a multi-component induction tool in a wellbore. The multi-component induction tool has a plurality of receiver arrays. The method includes generating, for each receiver array at a fixed frequency, a combination of components from the acquired signals, wherein the components corresponds to components of an apparent conductivity tensor. The generating of the combination of components includes generating vertical magnetic dipole (VMD) data and horizontal magnetic dipole (HMD) data. The method includes mixing together the combination of VMD data and HMD data measured from the plurality of receiver arrays and generating data, with respect to evaluation of a formation around the wellbore, from the mixing together of combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Emilio San Martin, Junsheng Hou
  • Patent number: 10665909
    Abstract: A device for preventing thermal run-away in a battery. The device includes a main compartment that is divided into a plurality of sub-compartments. A layer of material separates (i) a first sub-compartment containing a first chemical from (ii) a second sub-compartment containing a second chemical. In the event that a thermal run-away event is either detected or predicted, the layer of material degrades/is degraded and allows the chemicals to mix. The chemicals form an endothermic process that cools the battery preventing, or at least delaying, the thermal run-away event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Campbell, Sarah Czaplewski, Jennifer Porto, Elin F. LaBreck