Patents Examined by Bryan Bui
  • Patent number: 11802947
    Abstract: Embodiments herein describe using a moveable component on a vehicle to calibrate a sensor (e.g., a LIDAR sensor). While a LIDAR sensor can be calibrated using a specially designed configuration component mounted on a vehicle, this increases the cost of manufacturing the vehicle and complexity for identifying a suitable location for the calibration component. Rather than adding a new component, embodiments herein use a moveable component already part of the design of the vehicle as a calibration component. That is, the embodiments herein use components that are primarily used for a different purpose to also perform LIDAR calibration, such as a wheel or a robotic arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathaniel Pohl
  • Patent number: 11782426
    Abstract: An abnormality score calculation apparatus according to an embodiment includes a processing circuit configured to: acquire first data concerning a status of a product or a manufacturing process; calculate based on the first data an abnormality score for a respective one of a plurality of abnormality modes or for a respective one of a plurality of pieces of the first data of various types; and convert a scale of a respective one of a plurality of abnormality scores including the abnormality score in such a manner that the abnormality scores become substantially equal in occurrence degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Jumpei Ando, Wataru Watanabe, Takayuki Itoh, Toshiyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 11782000
    Abstract: Provided are a quantitative analysis method, a quantitative analysis program, and an X-ray fluorescence. The quantitative analysis method includes: a step of acquiring a representative composition set to represent contents of analysis components; a step of acquiring a plurality of comparative compositions, in each of which the content of one of the analysis components of the representative composition is changed by a predetermined content; a detection intensity calculation step of calculating a detection intensity indicating an intensity of fluorescent X-rays detected under the influence of the geometry effect through use of an FP method with respect to a virtual sample having a thickness set in advance and being indicated by each of the representative composition and the comparative compositions; and a step of calculating a matrix correction coefficient for each of the analysis components based on the detection intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: RIGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kataoka, Yasushi Kusakabe
  • Patent number: 11762378
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus for enabling a remotely-located expert to monitor an inspection by a non-expert, the apparatus comprising an inspection device capable of being operated by the non-expert, which is configured to generate inspection data indicative of a condition of a test object, and a communication unit configured to: divide the inspection data into first and second data; transfer the first data for being presented to the remotely-located expert at a first time, to facilitate substantially real-time monitoring of the inspection by the expert; and transfer the second data for being presented to the remotely-located expert at a second time, which is later than the first time, to facilitate non-real time monitoring of the inspection by the expert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: DolphiTech AS
    Inventors: Jan Olav Endrerud, Eskil Skoglund
  • Patent number: 11755005
    Abstract: A system and method for distributing data for a group of at least two electronic devices, wherein each of the devices has an electronic communication unit, each of which is designed for exchanging internal data among one another, wherein at least one of the communication units has a receiver unit which is designed for receiving external data from an external computer unit, has an arithmetic unit using an algorithm, wherein the algorithm is designed, based on the external data, to generate configuration data as internal data, and is designed to transmit the configuration data to at least one other communication unit of the system, and has a digital display device for the visual display of information for a user, wherein the display device is designed to display information which is updated based on the configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Martin Winistörfer, Bernd Reimann, Asif Rana
  • Patent number: 11754690
    Abstract: A method and an electronic device for merging digital datasets in a single multidimensional space are provided. The method comprises: selecting, by the electronic device, (i) at least some of the plurality of first data points and (ii) at least some of the plurality of second data points; matching, by the electronic device, the first data points with the second data points, thereby determining a plurality of pairs; determining, by the electronic device, a pair-specific error value for a given one of the plurality of pairs; determining, by the electronic device, a weight factor for the given one of the plurality of pairs based on a normal vector associated with the given second data point in the given one of the plurality of pairs; and determining, by the electronic device, a global error value for the second dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: YANDEX SELF DRIVING GROUP LLC
    Inventor: Andrey Sergeevich Voynov
  • Patent number: 11747498
    Abstract: A method, a system, a device and a medium for landslide identification based on full Polarimetry Synthetic Aperture Radar (full PoISAR) are provided. The method mainly includes: registering target full PoISAR data with target optical remote sensing data and target digital elevation model data to obtain a first registration result and a second registration result; determining a polarization feature, a decomposition feature, and a terrain feature of a target area according to registration results; determining a texture feature and a hue feature of the target area according to the target full PoISAR data; determining a spectrum feature of the target area according to the target optical remote sensing data; fusing abovementioned multi-dimensional features to obtain a target fusion feature; and inputting the target fusion feature into a landslide mass identification model for identifying a landslide mass, so as to determine a landslide area in the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: CHENGDU UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Keren Dai, Qiang Xu, Rubing Liang
  • Patent number: 11742060
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method includes receiving a set of target attributes associated with a chemical product formulation and a set of priority values of the plurality of target attributes. The method includes determining, based on (1) a first neural network, (2) the set of target attributes and (3) the set of priority values, a set of sample formulations. The method includes determining a set of scores based on the set of sample formulations. The method includes selecting, based on the set of scores and the set of target attributes, a sample formulation from the set of sample formulations having a score greater than remaining scores from the set of scores. The method includes determining an origin associated with the sample formulation. When the origin is included in a pre-determined group, the method includes generating a report including the sample formulation as the chemical product formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Potion AI, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Anthony Stec, Yahya Muhammad Syed, Qijian He
  • Patent number: 11741758
    Abstract: An inspection station for manufactured components includes a framework and a plurality of cameras. The framework has of a plurality of vertically stacked and spaced apart plates. Each plate defines a central orifice. The central orifices of each plate are aligned along an axis. The manufactured components are configured to freefall through the central orifices defined by the plates. The plurality of cameras is secured to the framework. Each camera is focused toward a region within the framework to capture images of the manufactured components. The plurality of cameras is arranged in an array that extends radially about the axis. At least one of the cameras is positioned at an angle above a horizontal plane that is perpendicular to the axis and intersects the region within the framework. At least one of the cameras is positioned at an angle below the horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: General Inspection, LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Kujacznski
  • Patent number: 11740614
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a multi-purpose sensor may couple to a machine operating in an industrial environment and include numerous sensors disposed within the multi-purpose sensor to acquire sets of data associated with the machine or an environment surrounding the machine. A first portion of the sets of data may include historical sensor measurements over time for each of the sensors, and a second portion of the sets of data may include sensor measurements subsequent to when the first portion is acquired for each of the sensors. A processor of the multi-purpose sensor may determine a baseline collective signature based on the first portion, determine a subsequent collective signature based on the second portion, determine whether the collective signatures vary, and generate signals when a variance exists. The signals may cause a computing device, a cloud-based computing system, and/or a control/monitoring device to perform various actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimi R. Michalscheck, Kelly A. Michalscheck, Jessica L. Korpela, Kyle K. Reissner, David A. Vasko, Matthew W. Fordenwalt, John J. Jauquet, Matthew R. Ericsson, Andrew Wilber
  • Patent number: 11733285
    Abstract: In a line to line fault detection and protection system, a source end power supply supplies power to a remote load over a transmission line and monitors the dynamic behavior of a transmission line power characteristic. If that dynamic behavior is outside a constraint that is actively imposed on the transmission line dynamic behavior by a load end power conditioning system, a possible line to line fault is recognized. The preferred power characteristic is current and the preferred constraint is a maximum rate of change of current drawn from the transmission line by the load end power conditioning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Alpha Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Rifat Siddique, Andres Bianchi, Peter Ksiazek, Glenn Lumanog
  • Patent number: 11733414
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for generating subsurface data as a function of position and time. Exemplary implementations may include obtaining a first initial subsurface model and a first set of subsurface parameters, obtaining training subsurface property data and a first training subsurface dataset, generating a first conditioned subsurface model, and storing the first conditioned subsurface model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Yang Zhang, Mark Allan Meadows
  • Patent number: 11726212
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for determining whether all extrinsic matrices are accurate is disclosed. A plurality of post-LIDAR fusion point clouds that are based on simultaneous outputs from a plurality of LIDAR devices installed at one ADV are obtained. The obtained plurality of point clouds are filtered to obtain a first set of points comprising all points in the plurality of point clouds that fall within a region of interest. Each point in the first set of points corresponds to one coordinate value on the axis in the up-down direction. A distribution of the first plurality of coordinate values is obtained. A quantity of peaks in the distribution of the first plurality of coordinate values is determined. Whether all extrinsic matrices associated with the plurality of LIDAR devices are accurate is determined based on the quantity of peaks in the distribution of the first plurality of coordinate values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignees: BAIDU USA LLC, BAIDU.COM TIMES TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xiang Liu, Shuang Zhang, Bin Gao, Dongchao Gao, Fan Zhu
  • Patent number: 11719678
    Abstract: An environmental emission monitoring system may include satellites configured to sense GHG emissions data for an AOI, and a server. The server may be configured to obtain the sensed GHG emissions data from the satellites, obtain geospatial positions of stationary GHG emitting point sources within the AOI, and generate expected stationary GHG emission data for the stationary GHG emitting point sources within the AOI and based upon the geospatial positions. The server may also be configured to obtain geospatial path data for GHG emitting vehicles moving within the AOI, generate expected vehicle GHG emission data for the GHG emitting vehicles moving within the AOI and based on the geospatial path data, and compare a sum of the expected stationary GHG emission data and expected vehicle GHG emission data with the sensed GHG emissions data to identify any stationary GHG emitting point source and any GHG emitting vehicle outside of a respective GHG emission threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventor: Guillermo E. Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 11714095
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved abnormality determining method for an automatic analyzer and related automatic analyzer that detects abnormalities for a reaction process of a reaction solution. The method for determining the presence of absence of abnormalities in the reaction process and performs the determination by acquiring acquisition conditions for multiple items of measured data, acquiring the measured data detected by a spectral detector that match the acquisition conditions, calculating a feature quantity of the measured data, generating a determination criterion based on the feature quantity, and determining the presence or absence of abnormalities by comparing the feature quantity of the measured data subject to the determination with the determination criterion. The acquisition condition includes information relating to a number of a divisions of a measured value range and information relating to the number of items of data in each divided segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideto Tamezane, Masaharu Nishida
  • Patent number: 11709074
    Abstract: Methods and system for detecting tampering of a meter. A continuous stream of raw sensor values can be received from one or more meters among a group of meters. In response to receiving the continuous stream of raw sensor values from the meter(s), a model of normal sensor values can be automatically constructed for each meter among the group of meters based on the raw sensor values obtained from the meter(s) and based on data obtained through an ongoing development of the meter(s) or through automated machine learning by the meter(s). The model of normal sensor values can be used to detect abnormal conditions with respect to the meter(s). The abnormal conditions detected with respect to the meter(s) are potentially indicative of a removal of the meter(s) or of an attempt to physically tamper with the meter(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Scoggins
  • Patent number: 11703577
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments for identifying miscalibrations in LiDAR sensors installed on an ADV in real time while the ADV is in motion, and notifying a user that the LiDAR sensors needs to be recalibrated. An exemplary method includes calculating an initial number of overlapping cloud points between the cloud point data from a first LiDAR sensor and a second LiDAR sensor; and replacing a set of existing calibration parameters of the second LiDAR sensor with multiple sets of recalibration parameters to calculate multiple revised numbers of overlapping cloud points between the point cloud data. A potential miscalibration can be detected in the first LiDAR sensor or the second LiDAR sensor when the initial number of overlapping cloud points is smaller than at least one revised number of overlapping cloud points. The potential miscalibration can be verified by repeating the above operations multiple times with a time of time following each repetition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Fan Zhu, Kecheng Xu
  • Patent number: 11698353
    Abstract: Provided are a quantitative analysis method, a quantitative analysis program, and an X-ray fluorescence. The quantitative analysis method includes: a step of acquiring a representative composition set to represent contents of analysis components; a step of acquiring a plurality of comparative compositions, in each of which the content of one of the analysis components of the representative composition is changed by a predetermined content; a detection intensity calculation step of calculating a detection intensity indicating an intensity of fluorescent X-rays detected under the influence of the geometry effect through use of an FP method with respect to a virtual sample having a thickness set in advance and being indicated by each of the representative composition and the comparative compositions; and a step of calculating a matrix correction coefficient for each of the analysis components based on the detection intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: RIGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kataoka, Yasushi Kusakabe
  • Patent number: 11693118
    Abstract: A light detection and ranging (LIDAR) technique that includes dividing the field of view into a grid including a plurality of cells. The technique also includes generating a baseband signal based on a returned optical beam. The baseband signal includes a plurality of peaks corresponding with up-chirps and down-chirps in the transmitted signal. A plurality of points are computed based on the peaks. Each point includes information describing a range and a velocity and corresponds to a respective cell. A point confidence score is computed for each point, and a cell confidence score is computed for each cell based on the point confidence scores of the points within the cell. Each point can be accepted or rejected for inclusion in a point cloud based on the point confidence score for the point and the cell confidence scores for the plurality of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Aeva, Inc.
    Inventors: James Nakamura, Krishna Toshniwal, Jose Krause Perin, Kumar Bhargav Viswanatha
  • Patent number: 11693105
    Abstract: An electromagnetic wave field data processing method is provided and includes determining loss-free electromagnetic wave field data corresponding to electromagnetic wave field data according to the electromagnetic wave field data; performing first amplitude compensation on the electromagnetic wave field data and the loss-free electromagnetic wave field data; extracting waveform information; determining a first sequence corresponding to the electromagnetic wave field data and a second sequence corresponding to the loss-free electromagnetic wave field data which meet a preset condition respectively from the waveform information, determining time sequences corresponding to the first sequence and the second sequence; and determining an attenuation coefficient of the electromagnetic wave field data according to a first preset mode and performing second amplitude compensation on the electromagnetic wave field data according to the attenuation coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Changmin Fu, Qingyun Di, Miaoyue Wang, Meigen Zhang, Xiaotian Wang