Patents Examined by Brent A Fairbanks
  • Patent number: 11673141
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and apparatus are provided for controlling components of a detection device. The device may detect turbidity of liquid with sensors such as a density sensor and/or nephelometric sensor. A light modulation pattern may reduce or eliminate interference in sensor readings. Readings may be performed during off cycles of an illumination light to reduce interference but to provide improved visibility of a tube. Dark and light sensor readings may be performed with an emitter respectively off or on to account for ambient light in subsequent readings. Readings from the density sensor and/or nephelometric sensor may be used to calculate McFarland values. The device may be zeroed based on an emitter level that results in a sensor reading satisfying a predetermined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: BIOMERIEUX, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Patrick Harrison, John Kenneth Korte, Jeffrey Edward Price
  • Patent number: 11662392
    Abstract: A method may comprise storing a first service provider record associated with a first project located at a first geographic location, receiving a request for project identifiers located within a section of a geographic area, providing a subset of the first set of the one or more project identifiers to be displayed on a second map the first user device, receiving a selected project of the project identifiers, providing a project page indicating categorical identifiers associated with the first project indicating at least some work performed, a link to at least one service professional's profile page, an opinion review and an insight review, receiving a selection of the link to the at least one service professional's profile page, and providing, a profile page of the at least one service professional, the profile page including contact information of the at least one service professional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    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: 11639670
    Abstract: Systems and techniques that facilitate predictive core rub diagnostics are provided. A sensor component can collect real-time operation parameters of a gas turbine engine. An analysis component can statistically combine first values, second values, and third values to yield a rub indicator for the engine. The first values can be based on a first comparison of fundamental mode placements of the engine, derived from the real-time operation parameters, and baseline fundamental mode placements. The second values can be based on a second comparison of a vibration spectrum of the engine, derived from the real-time operation parameters, and a baseline vibration spectrum. The third values can be based on a third comparison of the real-time operation parameters of the engine and baseline operation parameters. A classification component can generate a rub classification report indicating presence of rubbing in the engine, based on the rub indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Praveen Thirumalasetty, Peeyush Pankaj, Rajesh Kumar Undipalli, Manoj Nayani
  • Patent number: 11630157
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method of estimating a state of a battery includes acquiring current information and voltage information of a battery; determining time interval values based on the acquired current information such that current integration values corresponding to the time variation values satisfy a condition; determining voltage values corresponding to the determined time interval values in the acquired voltage information; and determining state information of the battery based on the determined voltage values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaeweon You, Sangdo Park
  • Patent number: 11619679
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present application disclose a method, apparatus and medium for estimating a battery remaining life and relates to the field of battery power. The method includes: acquiring a material aging parameter of a battery representing an aging degree of a material of the battery; and determining, based on a preset corresponding relationship between the material aging parameter and the battery remaining life, the battery remaining life corresponding to the material aging parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Jiangsu Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited
    Inventors: Jian Ruan, Mingshu Du, Shenzhi Tang, Shichao Li, Yanhua Lu, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11614489
    Abstract: A battery management system (BMS) and method for determining an active material content in an electrode includes determining a first peak in an inverse-differential capacity analysis curve of a the battery, determining a second peak in an incremental capacity analysis (ICA) curve associated with the at least one electrode, mapping the first peak of the inverse-differential capacity analysis curve to the second peak of the ICA curve, determining an active material content in the at least one electrode of the battery based on the mapping, and optimizing a performance of the battery based on the active material content in the at least one electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rajkumar Subhash Patil, Shashishekara Parampalli Adiga, Anshul Kaushik
  • Patent number: 11616841
    Abstract: A digital sensor network is overlaid on an integrated circuit for identifying and mapping hotspots in the integrated circuit. The digital sensor network may include a plurality of digital sensors distributed within an area of an integrated circuit component of an integrated circuit. Each of the plurality of digital sensors may include a ring oscillator and may be configured to output a counter value of a ring oscillator counted over a designated period. A sensor network control unit may be provided that is communicatively connected to the plurality of digital sensors via a communication circuit. The sensor network control unit may be configured to receive a plurality of counter values including the counter value from each of the plurality of digital sensors and identify a hotspot within the area of the integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
    Inventors: Bogdan Tutuianu, Osamu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11614491
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to improving the cycling of batteries by using data and a hierarchical Bayesian model (HBM) for predicting the cycle life of a cycling protocol. In one embodiment, a method includes classifying cycle life of a battery into a class using battery data from cycling with a protocol, wherein the class represents cycle life distributions of cycling protocols. The method also includes quantifying, using the class in a HBM, variability for the battery induced by the protocol. The method also includes predicting, using the HBM, an adjusted cycle life for the protocol according to the variability. The method also includes communicating the adjusted cycle life to operate the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignees: Toyota Research Institute, Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Richard Dean Braatz, Benben Jiang, Fabian Mohr, Michael Forsuelo, William E. Gent, Patrick K. Herring, William C. Chueh, Stephen J. Harris
  • Patent number: 11600536
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a dimension measurement apparatus that reduces time required for dimension measurement and eliminates errors caused by an operator. Therefore, the dimension measurement apparatus uses a first image recognition model that extracts a boundary line between a processed structure and a background over the entire cross-sectional image and/or a boundary line of an interface between different kinds of materials, and a second image recognition that output information for dividing the boundary line extending over the entire cross-sectional image obtained from the first image recognition model for each unit pattern constituting a repetitive pattern, obtains coordinates of a plurality of feature points defined in advance for each unit pattern, and measures a dimension defined as a distance between two predetermined points of the plurality of feature points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Okuyama, Takeshi Ohmori, Yasutaka Toyoda
  • Patent number: 11598813
    Abstract: A state of charge of a battery is estimated by a battery model specific to the battery. The battery model provides a section-wise defined correlation of terminal voltage values depending on state of charge values. Each of sections of the battery model delimits a monotonic dependence of the correlation from others of the sections. By segmenting the correlation of terminal voltage values depending on a state of charge value into sections, each segment within such the section-wise defined correlation of terminal voltage values depending on state of charge values is mathematically spoken a bi-unique function suitable for transformation into an inverse function defined within the section. The estimated state of charge may be continuously refined by an iterative feedback loop including coulomb counting for estimating a battery charge value, where refined estimated battery charge values state of charge values at a previous cycle are projected forward to the current cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
    Inventors: Tibor Debreceni, Gergely Gy├Ârgy Balazs, Peter Szabo
  • Patent number: 11585857
    Abstract: A method is described for determining the state of a vehicle equipped with an electric charge accumulator assembly adapted to power at least one starter device of a thermal engine and/or accessory devices of the vehicle and rechargeable by means of the kinetic energy of said engine, including the detection of the voltage available across the electric charge accumulator assembly of the vehicle in a predetermined succession of moments in time; at least one binary classification of the voltage value available across the accumulator assembly by comparison with a reference voltage value; and the determination of the operating state of the vehicle as a function of the outcome of the binary classification of the value of the voltage available across the accumulator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: OCTO TELEMATICS S.P.A.
    Inventor: Simone Sabina
  • Patent number: 11579043
    Abstract: An information terminal is configured to extract a predetermined frequency band from a waveform of a signal of a machine component detected by a vibration sensor, to compare an analyzed frequency component and a damaging frequency resulting from a damage of the machine component, and to diagnose abnormality of the machine component. The information terminal includes a database in which the damaging frequency resulting from the damage of the machine component is preserved as a converted damaging frequency obtained by converting the damaging frequency on a basis of a predetermined rotating speed of the machine component. The damaging frequency is provided by calculating the converted damaging frequency in the database by using an actual rotating speed of the machine component. Accordingly, it is possible to keep specifications of a machine component confidential without preserving the specifications of the machine component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: NSK LTD.
    Inventors: Takanori Miyasaka, Yoshihiro Sato, Yasushi Muto, Yingyi Wen, Osamu Yoshimatsu
  • Patent number: 11572779
    Abstract: A method for wellbore construction management includes measuring at least one drilling operating parameter during drilling of a wellbore. At least one well state parameter is calculated from the measured drilling operating parameter. A difference between the calculated well state parameter and a predetermined value of the well state parameter is determined. When the difference exceeds a selected threshold a modified well plan is calculated comprising at least one drilling task to enable construction of at least part of the wellbore to conform to the modified well plan. The at least one drilling task is displayed to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ginger Vinyard Hildebrand, Chunling Gu Coffman, Rustam Isangulov
  • Patent number: 11568291
    Abstract: A system for analysis and display of hydrocarbon play information according to some aspects determines a probability of source rock occurrence according to source rock age based on a proven play concept. The system can also determine a relative probability of migration for hydrocarbons from a source rock of a proposed petroleum play concept to a reservoir. A relative probability of wellbore success for the proposed play concept can be determined at least in part based on these probabilities. The system can display the relative probability of wellbore success for the proposed play concept, either alone as part of a displayed inventory of proposed hydrocarbon play concepts. The system can produce accurate results that facilitate rapid play concept investigations for hydrocarbon exploration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Charles Quintrell Treloar, Owen Edward Sutcliffe, Daniel James David Slidel
  • Patent number: 11555859
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a vehicle battery diagnostics system forecasts a future state for a battery by monitoring, over a period of time, one or more of voltage, current or temperature signals from at least one battery of the vehicle, storing information from the voltage, current or temperature signals as time-series data, obtaining a forecasting model from a server, the forecasting model indicating at least one shapelet feature that corresponds to a forecast categorization, identifying, in the time-series data, a shapelet that matches the at least one shapelet feature to a degree exceeding a predetermined similarity threshold, and providing a notification indicating the forecast categorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Muratahan Aykol, Chirranjeevi Balaji Gopal, Patrick K. Herring, Abraham S. Anapolsky
  • Patent number: 11549987
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a storage battery management device includes: a memory configured to store therein storage battery characteristics of a storage battery unit as a storage battery characteristics table; and one or more processors coupled to the memory. The one or more processors are configured to: acquire the storage battery characteristics based on storage battery information output from the storage battery unit; update the storage battery characteristics table based on the acquired storage battery characteristics; and estimate SOC of the storage battery unit by referring to the updated storage battery characteristics table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Ide, Masahiro Tohara, Mami Mizutani, Tomohiro Toyosaki, Tsutomu Tanno
  • Patent number: 11536600
    Abstract: A Coriolis flowmeter includes a change ratio obtainer configured to obtain a change ratio of vibration of a vibration tube when the vibration tube is vibrated with a constant driving force by causing a switch to select a fixed gain setting voltage, a calculator configured to calculate a first parameter indicating at least one of a spring constant of the vibration tube and a damping coefficient of the vibration tube on the basis of the change ratio obtained by the change ratio obtainer and the constant driving force, and a predictor configured to predict at least one of a time, an operating time, and an integrated flow rate of a fluid flowing in the vibration tube required for a state of the vibration tube to become a state requiring maintenance, using the first parameter calculated by the calculator or a second parameter obtained by performing a predetermined calculation on the first parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Cornoration
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Chiken
  • Patent number: 11522353
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting and identifying arcing are disclosed. A method of detecting arcing includes obtaining data indicative of voltage and data indicative of current, determining a waveform of a cycle of a primary load current according to the data indicative of current, determining at least one noise signal according to the determined waveform of a cycle of the primary load current and the data indicative of current, determining a probability density of the noise signal according to a time window, and comparing the probability density of the noise signal with at least one model probability density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Gary Michael Miller
  • Patent number: 11493557
    Abstract: There are provided a battery management apparatus, a battery management method and a battery pack. The battery management apparatus generates a first data set including a first current value, a first voltage value and a first temperature value indicating a current, a voltage and a temperature of a battery. The battery management apparatus generates a second data set from the first data set using an error generator. The battery management apparatus determines a first candidate value, a second candidate value and a third candidate value for a state of charge (SOC) from the first current value, the first data set and the second data set, respectively. The control unit determines the first candidate value or the second candidate value as the SOC based on a first difference value between the first candidate value and the second candidate value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventor: Bo-Mi Lim
  • Patent number: 11494536
    Abstract: A load calculator includes a coefficient storage, a replacement deriver, and an internal-load deriver. The storage stores a first coefficient, an internal load acting on a target point in a target member when a unit load acts on a concentrated load point in the target member along one of three orthogonal axes, and as a second coefficient, an internal load acting on the target point when a unit moment acts on the concentrated load point around one of the axes. The replacement deriver derives a replacement load and moment by replacing an external load acting on the target member with six force components acting on the concentrated load point. The internal load deriver derives an internal load acting on any target point with the first coefficient, the replacement load, the second coefficient, and the replacement moment when the external load acts on the target member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kensuke Yoshimura, Masakatsu Abe, Takuya Nakano