Patents Examined by Gregory J Toatley
  • Patent number: 11030148
    Abstract: An electronic control system is disclosed for controlling individually controllable elements of an external component. In one embodiment the system may include a state translator subsystem for receiving a state command from an external subsystem. The state translator subsystem may have at least one module for processing the state command and generating operational commands for controlling the elements to achieve a desired state or condition. A programmable calibration command translation layer (PCCTL) subsystem may be included which receives and uses the operational commands to generate granular level commands for controlling the elements. A feedback control layer subsystem may be included which applies the granular level commands to the elements, and further modifies the granular level commands as needed to control the elements in closed loop fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Panas
  • Patent number: 11029179
    Abstract: The present application relates to a calibration enclosure, systems that include a calibration enclosure, and methods of using the same. A calibration enclosure includes a body having an interior surface and one or more projections disposed at one or more locations on the interior surface of the body. Each one of the one or more projections provides an encoded signal that is usable for calibrating a vehicle sensor when the calibration enclosure is placed over a vehicle including the vehicle sensor such that the calibration enclosure covers the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Pinkelman, Todd Muck, Danil Prokhorov
  • Patent number: 11025065
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of monitoring oscillations that are liable to interact in an electrical power network, in dependence on measurement of AC waveforms in the electrical power network. The method comprises receiving first waveform data corresponding to an electrical quantity in each phase of at least two phases of three-phase AC waveforms at a location in the electrical power network. The method further comprises applying a transformation to the first waveform data to provide therefrom second waveform data corresponding to an electrical quantity at the location in a single phase representation, the second waveform data depending on the at least two phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Kyriaki Maleka, Oleg Bagleybter, Natheer Al-Ashwal, Stuart Clark, Douglas Wilson
  • Patent number: 11016480
    Abstract: Provided is a method for forecasting future operating states of machine components, which includes the respective machine component considered, a parameter that is selected that is representative of the state of the machine component, the parameter is recorded as a measured value during ongoing use of the machine component and, taking into account the use case for which the machine component is used, the measured value recorded is fed into an automatically running process for finding a recommendation for action. A system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Walther Flender GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Scholzen, Simon-Martin Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11015936
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a moving track shape of a second device that is presented before and after a wireless communication connection between the second device and the first device is broken, and a moving track of the second device presented before the wireless communication coupling between the second device and the first device is broken, and matching the moving track shape of the second device presented before and after the wireless communication connection between the second device and the first device is broken and the moving track of the second device presented before the wireless communication connection between the second device and the first device is broken to determine a moving track of the second device presented after the wireless communication connection between the second device and the first device is broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaoping Zhang
  • Patent number: 11015946
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to processing remotely captured sensor data. A computing platform having at least one processor, a communication interface, and memory may receive, via the communication interface, from a user computing device, sensor data captured by the user computing device using one or more sensors built into the user computing device. Subsequently, the computing platform may analyze the sensor data received from the user computing device by executing one or more data processing modules. Then, the computing platform may generate trip record data based on analyzing the sensor data received from the user computing device and may store the trip record data in a trip record database. In addition, the computing platform may generate user record data based on analyzing the sensor data received from the user computing device and may store the user record data in a user record database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Pratheek M. Harish, Benjamin Robertson Yeomans, Alexander Herrmann, Kyle Patrick Schmitt, Olivia Mahler-Haug, Dipti Karmarkar
  • Patent number: 11009245
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing remote and proactive diagnostics of HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) equipment and HVAC systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: WATSCO VENTURES LLC
    Inventors: Steven Rupp, Aaron J. Nahmad, Mario A. Cruz
  • Patent number: 10996374
    Abstract: A system includes at least one server implementing a weather forecast engine and in communication with a network, the server to access satellite imagery, published weather predictions, and local measured data via the network; the weather forecast engine to train regional modules using the satellite imagery, published weather predictions, and local measured data; and the weather forecast engine to apply the satellite imagery, published weather predictions, and local measured data to the trained regional modules to obtain regional forecasts. A method for forecasting a weather indicator includes receiving satellite imagery; processing the satellite imagery to generate a weather feature set; applying the weather feature set to a regional module of a weather forecast engine; and forecasting the weather indicator with the weather forecast engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: DatalnfoCom USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mubbashir Nazir, Wensu Wang, Patrick John Thielke, Midhun Elamkulam
  • Patent number: 10997708
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, an apparatus and a computer-program product for determining a quality of a tire. The apparatus includes a sensor array configured to obtain a footprint of the tire, and a processor. The processor determines an intensity profile of the footprint, locates an edge of a tread rib of the tire from the change in intensity, and determines from the location of the tread rib edge a relative quality of the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Oblizajek
  • Patent number: 10996359
    Abstract: Marine seismic data can be processed to remove or reduce two or more source side acquisition effects jointly when 1) the effects are placed in the same data domain as the received data and 2) the effects are described using the same basis functions which may signify representing the received data and the effects in the same chosen transform domain. The data effects may include source signature removal, source radiation pattern removal, residual shot noise suppression and data regularization, multi-channel reconstruction or regularization, prediction of sea surface multiples, separation of simultaneous sources etc. The joint processing can use iterative or non-iterative inversion technique, where the iterative inversion technique may be a matching pursuit technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: David Fraser Halliday
  • Patent number: 10989730
    Abstract: A device for determining a kinematic magnitude of a bicycle and a rate of the pedal-thrust exerted by a user on the pedals of the bicycle includes a sensor of the bicycle, adapted to be associated to the bicycle, suitable for detecting the bicycle kinematic magnitude (?i) and for generating a signal representative of the bicycle kinematic magnitude; a filter connected to the sensor of the bicycle kinematic magnitude, configured for receiving at the input the signal representative of the bicycle kinematic magnitude (?i) and for supplying, at the output, an optimized signal (?opt) of the bicycle kinematic magnitude; and a module for the frequency-analysis of the optimized signal (?opt) of the bicycle kinematic magnitude, connected to the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BLUBRAKE S.R.L.
    Inventors: Matteo Corno, Simone Formentin, Gianmarco Rallo, Sergio Matteo Savaresi, Fabio Todeschini
  • Patent number: 10987040
    Abstract: Systems and methods for applying time-dependent algorithmic compensation functions to data output from a continuous analyte sensor. Some embodiments determine a time since sensor implantation and/or whether a newly initialized sensor has been used previously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Estes, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Thomas A. Peyser, Lucas Bohnett, Aarthi Mahalingam, Arturo Garcia, Peter C. Simpson, Anna Leigh Davis, Sebastian Böhm
  • Patent number: 10983241
    Abstract: Born Scattering Inversion (BSI) systems and methods are disclosed. A BSI system may be incorporated in a well system for accessing natural gas, oil and geothermal reserves in a geologic formation beneath the surface of the Earth. The BSI system may be used to generate a three-dimensional image of a proppant-filled hydraulically-induced fracture in the geologic formation. The BSI system may include computing equipment and sensors for measuring electromagnetic fields in the vicinity of the fracture before and after the fracture is generated, adjusting the parameters of a first Born approximation model of a scattered component of the surface electromagnetic fields using the measured electromagnetic fields, and generating the image of the proppant-filled fracture using the adjusted parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: CARBO CERAMICS, INC, NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS OF SANDIA, LLC.
    Inventors: David F. Aldridge, Lewis Bartel
  • Patent number: 10982955
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for ultrasonic measurement of the average diameter and surface profile of a tube. A calibration block is used to calibrate the average tube diameter, and a correction is applied to account for any temperature difference of the couplant between calibration and test measurements. By using a linear probe, or a single probe with a finely pitched helicoidal scan, errors in diameter measurement due to presence of surface pits may be compensated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Olympus America Inc.
    Inventors: Jinchi Zhang, Nicolas Badeau
  • Patent number: 10976163
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer-readable medium for tracking position and orientation of a pedestrian. The system tracks a head position or head orientation of the pedestrian, and a foot position or foot orientation of the pedestrian. The system determines a first heading or position uncertainty associated with the head position or the head orientation of the pedestrian, and determines a second heading or position uncertainty associated with the foot position or the foot orientation of the pedestrian. Moreover, the system determines which of the first heading or position uncertainty or the second heading or position uncertainty is smaller. The system transfers the first heading or position uncertainty to a device or system portion for foot position, or transfers the second heading or position uncertainty to a device or system portion for head position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: THALES DEFENSE & SECURITY, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Calloway
  • Patent number: 10977341
    Abstract: Statistical processing of insolation data for calculation prediction which requires calculation with conditional branching using an insolation as a variable, or analyze a histogram of an insolation probability distribution based on a probabilistic analysis and mathematically model the insolation as a calculation formula. The techniques described herein can be used to help predict the solar power generation by a solar power generation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hide Housing Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Takahashi, Yoshio Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10969493
    Abstract: A technique is provided for measuring attitude of an aerial vehicle without using a highly accurate IMU. A total station (TS) for tracking a UAV includes a laser scanner. The laser scanner is made to emit laser scanning light to the UAV that is flying. The UAV has four identifiable targets, and identification and locating of the four targets are performed by means of laser scanning. The attitude of the UAV is calculated on the basis of the locations of the four targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Nishita, You Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10969507
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, to identify geobodies for exploration and production activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Morton, Roger R. Sung
  • Patent number: 10969292
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to be removably attached to a tire/hub assembly of a vehicle via lug nuts of the tire/hub assembly is used to determine imbalance forces of the tire/hub assembly during motion of the vehicle. The apparatus includes a disk and a plurality of cup-shaped objects fixed at one end to the disk and extending perpendicularly outward from the disk. The plurality of cup-shaped objects are arranged a fixed radial distance from a radial center of the disk in a pattern that matches the lug nuts of the tire/hub assembly. The apparatus is mounted to the vehicle's tire/hub assembly by fitting the plurality of cup-shaped objects over the lug nuts of the tire/hub assembly. The apparatus further includes one or more inertial measurement units (IMU's) mounted to the disk to measure parameters that are used for calculating the imbalance forces during motion of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: BALANCED ENGINEERING SOLUTION, LLC
    Inventors: Eric L. Canfield, David M. Scribner, Scott J. Soma, Robert P. Alston, David Fenimore, Zoe Kane, Rachel Foster, Meer Gujral, Joseph H. Cottingham, Saahas S. Yechuri, Aron Sun, Ethan Reiland, Anish Sudini, Amish Saini, William Liao, Rohan Epur, Ryan M. Larue, Brandon T. Fanti
  • Patent number: 10969520
    Abstract: Post-processing corrections can be applied to operational numerical model forecasts of weather variables to reduce forecast model errors. The post-processing technique is based on an analog post-processing correction scheme. In the analog scheme, the system searches for previous model forecasts that are similar to the current forecast, and modifies the current forecast based on errors in such previous predictions. An “abnormal (or abnormal) index” can be generated for each analog as a function of several meteorology variables (i.e., humidity, pressure and temperature) and two experience coefficients. The abnormal index can be used to exclude some errors. Furthermore, dynamic weights based on the “abnormal index” can be applied to the errors. Using the “abnormal index” weights in a post-processing technique may generate a more accurate air quality forecast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hui Du, Yu Du, Si Huang, Yu Jia Tang, Bao Guo Xie, Meng Zhang, Xin Zhang, Shuai Zhu