Patents Examined by Edward Raymond
  • Patent number: 10317257
    Abstract: A system for implementing a situational awareness includes a plurality of data gathering devices for observing the physical environment and transforming observations of physical phenomena into digital information; a plurality of field monitoring units with each of the plurality of units communicating with a corresponding plurality of data gathering devices to obtain data therefrom; and an aggregate monitoring unit communicating with each of the plurality of field monitoring units to monitor and control each of the plurality of field monitoring units and collect and store data from the plurality of data gathering devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: John Cunningham, Brett R. Hackleman
  • Patent number: 10316849
    Abstract: A method for detecting faults or operational parameters in a pump assembly by use of a handheld communication device is described. The pump assembly includes an electric motor and a pump, wherein the pump assembly or electric motor has at least one rotating shaft The method comprises the steps of: a) contactless measuring a sound signal emanating from the pump assembly by use of a microphone connected to or implemented in the handheld communication device, b) processing the measured sound signal, and c) recognising one or more sound emanating condition including any possible faults by way of the processed sound signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: GRUNDFOS HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Flemming Munk, Casper Lyngesen Mogensen, Jan Carøe Aarestrup
  • Patent number: 10309980
    Abstract: A wearable device for detecting a user state is disclosed. The wearable device includes an accelerometer for measuring an acceleration of a user, a magnetometer for measuring magnetic field associated with the user's change of orientation, a microphone for receiving audio, a memory for storing the audio, and at least one processor communicatively connected to the accelerometer, the magnetometer, the microphone, and the memory. The processor is identified to declare a measured acceleration as a suspected user state, and to categorize the suspected user state based on the stored audio as one of an activity of daily life (ADL), a confirmed user state, or an inconclusive event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Nortek Security & Control LLC
    Inventors: Ram David Adva Fish, Henry Messenger, Leonid Baryudin, Soroush Salehian Dardashti, Evgenia Goldshtein
  • Patent number: 10310022
    Abstract: Provided is a battery state estimation apparatus and method that determine a validity of a battery model, which is dependent on a parameter, based on state information of a battery that is estimated from battery information of the battery, transmit an update request for the battery model to an external battery model provider in response to a result of the determining indicating that the battery model is invalid, receive another parameter in response to the update request, and update the battery model based on the other parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SangDo Park, Kaeweon You
  • Patent number: 10295685
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems, including computer-implemented methods, computer program products, and computer systems, for generating Angle Domain Common Image Gathers (ADCIGs). One computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a data processing apparatus, a set of seismic data associated with a subsurface region wherein the set of seismic data includes receiver signal data at a plurality of time steps; for each time step in the plurality of time steps: calculating a receiver wavefield based on the receiver signal data at the respective time step; separating a first direction receiver wavefield and a second direction receiver wavefield of the receiver wavefield using Hilbert transformation of the receiver signal data at the respective time step; and applying an optical flow process on the first direction receiver wavefield to calculate wavefield directions; and generating an Angle Domain Common Image Gather (ADCIG) based on the wavefield directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Dongliang Zhang, Tong Wang Fei, Yi Luo
  • Patent number: 10290226
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for monitoring food waste. The system includes a weight mechanism configured for weighing a waste receptacle, wherein the waste receptacle is configured for receiving food waste from a plurality of consecutive disposal events before emptying, a processor configured for measuring the difference in weight of the waste receptacle between each disposal event and calculating the weight of a disposal event based upon the difference and a user interface configured to receive at least one indication categorizing the food waste in a disposal event by a user. A method for monitoring food waste is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: WINNOW SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Hrair Mekhsian, Kevin Duffy, Marc Zornes
  • Patent number: 10289696
    Abstract: A round baler may include a bale chamber having one or more bale forming apparatus which form a bale in the bale chamber. The round baler may include a size sensor which measures a plurality of dimensions of the bale as the bale increases in size from a partial bale to a completed bale. The round baler may include a force sensor which measures an ending weight of the completed bale. The round baler may include a location determining device which establishes a plurality of locations of the round baler corresponding to the plurality of dimensions of the bale. The round baler can determine a plurality of yields for the bale by correlating changes in the plurality of dimensions of the bale with the ending weight of the completed bale and generating a map by correlating the plurality of yields with the plurality of locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Daniel E. Derscheid
  • Patent number: 10289522
    Abstract: A rules-based engine uses artificial intelligence to perform an automated diagnostic check of a computer chassis. The rules-based engine consults a dynamically-changing dependency map to determine what diagnostic data is retrieved. The rules-based engine also monitors a database of events to determine when the diagnostic data is retrieved. A baseboard management controller may then execute a diagnostic algorithm that conducts the automated diagnostic check according to the dependency map and the database of events. Exemplary embodiments thus offer a machine learning, artificial intelligence scheme for autonomously performed diagnostic testing of processor, memory, software, and networking functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Sathish Bikumala, Carlos Lourenco Machado
  • Patent number: 10281387
    Abstract: A method and apparatuses to extend the time interval between out-of-service, in-tank inspections while insuring structural integrity using a risk-based, Bayesian statistical approach comprised of a passing leak detection test and the using the results from (1) tank floor thickness measurements, (2) prior out-of-service tank floor inspection results, and/or (3) acoustic emission corrosion maps of the tank floor to estimate the minimum thickness and maximum corrosion rate of the tank during the extension period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Vista Precision Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Maresca, Jr., Stephen D. Ford, Douglas W. Mann
  • Patent number: 10273940
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for detecting damage of a pitch bearing of a wind turbine. The pitch bearing is part of a pitch drive system having a plurality of pitch drive motors. The method includes measuring at least one electrical signal of the pitch drive system. The method also includes processing the electrical signal(s) of the pitch drive system and comparing the electrical signals of the pitch drive system with a baseline threshold. Thus, the method also includes determining whether damage is present in the pitch bearing based, at least in part, on the comparison, wherein the electrical signal(s) exceeding the baseline threshold is indicative of damage in the pitch bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Di Pan, Liwei Hao, Lijun He, Stefan Grubic
  • Patent number: 10274321
    Abstract: There is provided a mobile device comprising a geomagnetic sensor configured to detect a geomagnetic value, and at least one controller configured to perform a notification for a user using a predetermined device when it determines that a pattern of a change of the geomagnetic value matches with a predetermined geomagnetic pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike, Shinya Saito
  • Patent number: 10267647
    Abstract: An information processing device acquires acceleration generated by movement of a user, and estimates that the movement of the user is walking or running based on this acquired acceleration. In addition, traveling direction estimation methods for estimating the traveling direction of the user are switched between, based on the estimation results for the movement of the user, and the traveling direction of the user is estimated by way of this selected traveling direction estimation method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshitsugu Manabe
  • Patent number: 10247854
    Abstract: Example methods and systems for detecting weather conditions using vehicle onboard sensors are provided. An example method includes receiving laser data collected for an environment of a vehicle, and the laser data includes a plurality of laser data points. The method also includes associating, by a computing device, laser data points of the plurality of laser data points with one or more objects in the environment, and determining given laser data points of the plurality of laser data points that are unassociated with the one or more objects in the environment as being representative of an untracked object. The method also includes based on one or more untracked objects being determined, identifying by the computing device an indication of a weather condition of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Jiajun Zhu, Dmitri Dolgov, Dave Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10247825
    Abstract: An object detection device equipped at a predetermined height includes a waveform obtaining portion obtaining a wave height value of a reflected wave, a reference value calculation portion calculating a wave height value of a wave reflected from a reference obstacle present at the predetermined height as reference value, a detection value calculation portion calculating a wave height value of a wave reflected from a detection object as detection value, a reference distance calculation portion calculating a reference distance between the reference obstacle and the distance measuring sensor, a detection distance calculation portion calculating a detection distance between the detection object and the distance measuring sensor, a correction portion correcting the reference value and the detection value, and a height calculation portion calculating a height of the detection object relative to the predetermined height according to a relative comparison result of the corrected reference value and the corrected dete
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuru Suzuki, Keiko Akiyama, Motonari Ohbayashi
  • Patent number: 10241159
    Abstract: A method for determining a magnetic vector field in a predetermined area, the method comprising: determining distribution data comprising values of a first of three components of a magnetic field along a first direction, for a predetermined area defined on a predetermined surface, the predetermined surface being defined by a second and a third direction, wherein the first, second and third directions constitute an orthogonal set of axes; determining distribution data comprising values of the second and the third component of the magnetic field in the second and the third direction respectively, for the predetermined area defined in the predetermined surface; wherein determining distribution data comprising values of the second and the third component is based on making use of intrinsic physical relations between the first, second and third components of the magnetic field distribution; and associated device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MAGCAM NV
    Inventors: Koen Vervaeke, Lieven Philips
  • Patent number: 10240945
    Abstract: Disclosed are a correlation coefficient correction method, a correlation coefficient correction apparatus, and a program, capable of improving estimation accuracy of a walking velocity or a stride of a moving object, and an exercise analysis method capable of analyzing a user's exercise with high accuracy. In one aspect, the correlation coefficient correction method includes calculating a reference velocity by using a detection result in a first sensor, calculating characteristic information regarding walking of a moving object by using a detection result in a second sensor mounted on the moving object, and correcting a correlation coefficient in a correlation expression indicating a correlation between the characteristic information and a walking velocity or a stride of the moving object by using the reference velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shuji Uchida
  • Patent number: 10240960
    Abstract: A method for reducing an error rate is provided. The method includes obtaining a first analog signal representing a first kinematic property of a first position with a sensor, obtaining a second analog signal representing a second kinematic property of the first position, digitizing the first analog signal into a first digital signal, and digitizing the second analog signal into a second digital signal. The method also includes combining the first digital signal and the second digital signal into a combined signal such that an error rate of the combined signal is less than an error rate of one of the first digital signal and the second digital signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J Hays, Craig B McAnally
  • Patent number: 10228294
    Abstract: A method includes post processing a plurality of temperature sensors grouped into a plurality of sets. For each set of the plurality of sets, a post-processing system coupled to corresponding temperature sensors receives a plurality output signals generated by the corresponding temperature sensors. For each set of the plurality of sets, the post-processing system computes values representing proportional to absolute temperature (PTAT) voltages and values representing internal reference voltages based on output signals generated by the corresponding temperature sensors. For each set of the plurality of sets, the post-processing system computes an average of the values representing the PTAT voltages and relative PTAT voltage variation coefficients. For each set of the plurality of sets, the post-processing system computes values representing corrected PTAT voltages using the relative PTAT voltage variation coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Elmar Bach, Patrizia Greco, Andreas Wiesbauer, Kwan Siong Kenneth Choong, Michael Staber
  • Patent number: 10222357
    Abstract: The monitoring breathalyzer has an alcohol sensor, a processing unit or processor, and a screen. The processing unit determines the accuracy of the breathalyzer using the user's body as a simulator. In monitoring mode, the processing unit receives a BAC measurement from the alcohol sensor based on the breath sample provided by the user at a sample time and determines a reference point from the BAC measurement. The sample time is determined based on a time to a predetermined calibration point from a drink start time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AK GLOBALTECH CORP.
    Inventors: Matthew Hogyun Son, Jung Hoon Son
  • Patent number: 10215568
    Abstract: A winter sports tracking system, in various embodiments, is configured to measure winter sports athlete speed, heading, distance traveled, acceleration, and other motion related measurements based at least in part on magnetic field measurements taken by one or more magnetometers. In a particular embodiment, the system comprises one or more magnetometers (e.g., that may be embedded in one or more wearable devices, such as eyewear) and at least one magnet disposed on a portion of the winter sports athlete or their equipment. The system is configured to receive magnetic field information associated with the at least one magnet using the one or more magnetometers and determine the speed and other data based at least in part on the magnetic field information. In various embodiments, the system is configured to track movement and speed of a skier or snowboarder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Vision Service Plan
    Inventors: Richard Chester Klosinski, Jr., Meghan Kathleen Murphy, Matthew Allen Workman, Jay William Sales