Patents Examined by Bryan Bui
  • Patent number: 11409273
    Abstract: A device for determining whether a defect of a component is determinable based on results of predefined diagnostic options, including: storing, in a matrix, parameters which, for each combination of one component defect and one diagnosis result, provide a measure of whether the respective defect is possible for the respective diagnosis result, the matrix rows being assigned to one of the diagnosis results, the matrix columns being assigned to one of the defects; selecting at least two matrix rows which, for a diagnosis result consistent with the defect to be identified, include a parameter greater than a predefined first limiting value; calculating a result vector by the element-wise multiplication of the selected matrix rows; and determining whether the result vector includes at least one element not smaller than a predefined second limiting value, the result vector elements, which are smaller, not being greater than a predefined third limiting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Patrick Weiss, Philipp Hagemann, Robert Manfred Zielke
  • Patent number: 11410891
    Abstract: Anomaly detection and remedial recommendation techniques for improving the quality and yield of microelectronic products are provided. In one aspect, a method for quality and yield improvement via anomaly detection includes: collecting time series sensor data during individual steps of a semiconductor manufacturing process; calculating anomaly scores for each of the individual steps using a predictive model; and implementing changes to the semiconductor manufacturing process based on the anomaly scores. A system for quality and yield improvement via anomaly detection is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dzung Phan, Robert Baseman, Nam H. Nguyen, Fateh Tipu, Ramachandran Muralidhar
  • Patent number: 11402825
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a storage which stores a plurality of operators, in association with current operations and work histories; a detection unit which detects an anomaly; an anomaly responder determination unit which determines a first operator who is intended to respond to the anomaly, from among the plurality of operators who are stored in the storage, on the basis of the work histories; an operation assignment unit which carries out an assignment of a new operation cluster upon a second operator, an unfulfilled operation identification unit which identifies an unfulfilled operation which has arisen due to the first operator responding to the anomaly; and an operator determination unit which determines an operator who is intended to respond to the unfulfilled operation on the basis of the current operations of each of the operators which are stored in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi Fujitsuka
  • Patent number: 11402492
    Abstract: A surroundings detection system for motor vehicles, including multiple sensors which are sensitive to electromagnetic radiation in different ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum, and including associated evaluation modules for locating and/or classifying objects present in the surroundings based on the data supplied by the sensors, including a model module in which a surroundings model is stored which, in addition to the 3D position data of the objects, also contains data about the spectral reflection properties of surfaces of the objects, the model module being capable of providing these data to the evaluation modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Hasberg, Jan-Hendrik Pauls
  • Patent number: 11402360
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium (CRM) storing computer readable program code for monitoring a state of a chromatography apparatus embodied therein that: receives one or more monitoring conditions that each include a determination condition for parameters related to measurements taken using the chromatography apparatus; and displays, in parallel and using a combination operational expression: a first conditional expression based on at least one of the monitoring conditions that make up a first combined conditional expression, wherein the first combined conditional expression is based on a first combined monitoring condition that combines all of the received monitoring conditions, and a second conditional expression based on at least one of the monitoring conditions associated with the first conditional expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Riko Tsukamoto, Takashi Inoue
  • Patent number: 11402509
    Abstract: A method for use in performing localisation in a three-dimensional (3D) environment, the method including in one or more electronic processing devices: determining from a local scan performed by at least one laser sensor, intensity data based at least in part on a power of radiation returned to the at least one laser sensor from points in a local point cloud obtained from the local scan; calculating a first intensity descriptor for the local point cloud using the intensity data; retrieving a plurality of previously calculated second intensity descriptors that are each associated with a respective portion of a map of the 3D environment; comparing the first intensity descriptor with at least some of the second intensity descriptors; and, determining a location with respect to the map at least in part in accordance with results of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Konrad Cop, Paulo Borges, Ross Dungavell, Renaud Dube
  • Patent number: 11402826
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data collection in an industrial production line are disclosed. A systems may include a plurality of data collectors, including a swarm of self-organized data collector members, wherein the swarm of self-organized data collector members organize to enhance data collection based on at least one of capabilities and conditions of the data collector members of the swarm, and a data acquisition and analysis circuit for receiving the collected data and analyzing the received collected data using a neural network to determine an occurrence of an anomalous condition of at least one component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Strong Force IoT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Howard Cella, Gerald William Duffy, Jr., Jeffrey P. McGuckin, Mehul Desai
  • Patent number: 11397426
    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: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: DolphiTech AS
    Inventors: Jan Olav Endrerud, Eskil Skoglund
  • Patent number: 11397901
    Abstract: A method for perceiving physical bodies comprises the following steps: a) acquisition of a plurality of distance measurements of the physical bodies, arising from one or more sensor; b) application of an inverse sensor model on an occupancy grid to determine a probability of occupancy of a set of cells of the grid; and c) construction of a consolidated occupancy grid by fusion of the occupancy probabilities estimated during step b); wherein the inverse sensor model is a discrete model, associating with each cell of the corresponding occupancy grid, and for each distance measurement, a probability class chosen inside one and the same set of finite cardinality and identified by an integer index; and wherein step c) is implemented by means of integer computations performed on the indices of the probability classes determined during said step b). A system for perceiving physical bodies is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Julien Mottin, Diego Puschini Pascual, Tiana Rakotovao Andriamahefa
  • Patent number: 11391845
    Abstract: A point data acquisition unit acquires a set of point data indicating reflection points obtained by an optical sensor that receives reflected light of an emitted light beam reflected at the reflection points. Point data is a pair of first point data indicating a first reflection point, which is a reflection point of a given light beam, and second point data indicating a second reflection point, which is a reflection point at which the intensity of reflected light of the given light beam is lower than that at the first reflection point. A fog determination unit determines the density of fog based on a distribution of a distance between the first reflection point and the second reflection point concerning the point data included in the acquired set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kimihiko Hiroi
  • Patent number: 11391704
    Abstract: A method for early damage recognition of a machine, and program and control unit for executing the method are disclosed. The method is disclosed for early damage recognition, wherein a frequency-transformed signal, filtered of dominant excitations, is supplied to a comparative early damage recognition, and wherein, after the filtering, damage of the machine is recognized by comparing the signal to a comparison value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Bittner, Wilfried Eichner
  • Patent number: 11378620
    Abstract: A method for detecting an abnormal die includes providing a wafer, determining the surrounding dies in accordance with a position of a target die on the wafer, calculating a difference between a value of an electrical characteristic of each of the surrounding dies and a value of an electrical characteristic of the target die to obtain the electrical characteristic deviations, ranking the absolute values of the electrical characteristic deviations to generate a ranking result, and determining the characteristic-related dies from the surrounding dies in accordance with the ranking result, determining a target-related area in accordance with the position of the target die, determining the target-related die from the characteristic-related dies in accordance with the target-related area and determining whether the target die is qualified in accordance with the target-related die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: INTEGRATED SILICON SOLUTION INC.
    Inventors: Shou-Kang Fan, Lien-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 11378503
    Abstract: In a general implementation, data regarding a rock sample from a drilling site is received. A thermal-mechanical interaction model is generated based on the rock sample date. The thermal-mechanical interaction model is used to determine a penetration rate and mechanical damage around perforation channels through the modeling of heat that is emitted on an exposed surface of the rock sample by a laser beam emitted from a laser beam source. The determined penetration rate and mechanical damage is used to evaluate an effectiveness of the laser beam source to be used in a perforation at the drilling site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Yanhui Han
  • Patent number: 11378704
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer-implemented method for generating an image of a subsurface of an area of interest from seismic data. The method comprises providing seismic wavefields, providing a zero-offset seismic wavefield dataset, determining a seismic velocity parameter model w(x) comprising an initial model w0(x), a low frequency perturbation term ?mb(x) and a high frequency perturbation term ?mr(x), determining an optimal seismic velocity parameter model wopt(x) by computing a plurality of iterations, each iteration comprising calculating and optimizing a cost function, said cost function being dependent on the zero-offset seismic wavefield and on the low frequency perturbation term ?mb(x) as a parameter in the optimization of the cost function, the high frequency perturbation term ?mr(x) being related to the velocity parameter model w(x) to keep the provided zero-offset seismic wavefield data invariant with respect to the low frequency perturbation term ?mb(x).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOTAL SE
    Inventors: Raphaƫl Valensi, Reda Baina
  • Patent number: 11372130
    Abstract: Disclosed is a calibration method for a rotating accelerometer gravity gradiometer, wherein linear motion error coefficients, angular motion error coefficients, self-gradient model parameters and scale factors of the rotating accelerometer gravity gradiometer are calibrated once by changing linear motion, angular motion, and self-gradient excitations of the rotating accelerometer gravity gradiometer. The calibrated linear and angular motion error coefficients are used for compensating for motion errors of the gravity gradiometer online, and the calibrated self-gradient model parameters are used for self-gradient compensation. The calibration method provided by the present invention is easy to operate and not limited by any calibration site, thereby being suitable for programmed self-calibration and realizing an important engineering value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SOUTHEAST UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tijing Cai, Mingbiao Yu
  • Patent number: 11374419
    Abstract: A measuring method for a portable electrical energy system includes acquiring a total capacity and an initial electric quantity percentage of each battery pack, detecting a discharging current and a discharging time of each battery pack, calculating a discharging capacity of each battery pack, calculating a remaining electric quantity of each battery pack; calculating a real-time electric quantity percentage of each battery pack; acquiring an open circuit voltage of each battery pack and a real-time internal resistance of a cell unit of each battery pack; calculating a remaining electric quantity of each battery pack; and calculating a remaining electric quantity of the portable electrical energy system. This method can reduce the calculation error of the remaining electric quantity and improve the battery utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Nanjing Chervon Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dezhong Yang, Jingru Zhang, Hong Zhu, Qing Gao
  • Patent number: 11372091
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system for correcting parallax error is provided. An image is received from a camera and a plurality of points is received from a LiDAR sensor. The points are placed on the image based on coordinates associated with each point. The image is divided into a plurality of cells by placing a grid over the image. For each cell, a minimum distance between the points in the cell and the camera is determined. For each cell, a margin is calculated based on the determined minimum distance. For each cell, points that have a distance from the camera that is greater than the minimum distance plus the margin are removed or deleted. The image and/or the remaining points are then used to provide one or more vehicle functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kanzawa, Junya Ueno, Mark Edward Tjersland
  • Patent number: 11361233
    Abstract: A method, device, and system of estimation fatigue life of a technical system are disclosed. The method includes computing a lifing probability distribution for at least one component of the technical system based on material property scatter data and at least one damage scenario associated with the at least one component. Further, the method includes determining a time-damage accumulation for the at least one component by combining plurality of damage scenario and damage accumulation rules for the at least one component. Furthermore, the method includes determining a spatial-damage accumulation and a cumulative time-damage accumulation for each of a plurality of regions in the at least one component. The method also includes determining an integral damage including integral of the spatial-damage accumulation and the cumulative time-damage accumulation for the at least one component based on simulation of the at least one damage scenario and conditional probabilities for the at least one damage scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY GLOBAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Sebastian Schmitz, Sesha Gundavarapu, Suhas Karkada Suresh
  • Patent number: 11360149
    Abstract: A method for determining a wear value of a battery of a mobile electronic device comprises using historical battery status data to estimate an actual capacity Qact of the battery and using a design capacity Qdes of the battery and the estimated actual capacity Qact of the battery to determine the wear value of the battery. A computer program is configured so that, when executed by a processor, the processor implements the method for determining a wear value of a battery of a mobile electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: BLANCCO TECHNOLOGY GROUP IP OY
    Inventor: Dhia Ben Haddej
  • Patent number: 11360197
    Abstract: A system includes multiple sensors having different, and overlapping, fields of regard and a controller communicatively coupled to sensors. Methods for calibrating the multiple sensors include obtaining data from the sensors, determining optimized transformation parameters for at least one of the sensors, and transforming the data from one sensor projection plane to the other sensor projection plane. The method is an iterative process that uses the metric of mutual information between the data sets, and transformed data sets of the sensors, to determine an optimized set of transformation parameters. The sensors may be a plurality of lidar sensors, a camera and a lidar sensor, or other sets of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Luminar, LLC
    Inventors: Amey Sutavani, Lekha Walajapet Mohan, Benjamin Englard