Patents Examined by Gregory J. Toatley, Jr.
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10962358
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for ultrasonic measurement of the average diameter and roundness profile of a tube. A roundness algorithm represents the angular dependence of the tube surface profile as a sum of Fourier components, each component being a harmonic representing an integer number of undulations per revolution, with “0” (the first harmonic) corresponds to an average circle associated with the tube outer surface. A calibration block is used to calibrate the first harmonic, representing the average tube diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: Olympus America Inc., Cudd Pressure Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinchi Zhang, James David Glascock
  • Patent number: 10962393
    Abstract: An ultrasonic transceiver array provides for measurement and determination of flow rate of oil, water and gas in a multiphase flow in a pipe or conduit. The transceiver array is mounted externally and non-invasively in an elliptical arrangement on the pipe surface, resulting in an ellipsoid section of the flow cross-sectional area to be interrogated. The single ultrasonic transceiver array forms a tomographic image of multiphase flow to determine volume fraction of each phase; measure the total flow velocity to determine flow rate of individual phases and thus provide a three phase measurement capability. Both phase fractions and flow velocities can be determined at the same time, eliminating the need for two different systems to achieve that purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Talha Jamal Ahmad, Mohamed Nabil Noui-Mehidi
  • Patent number: 10955267
    Abstract: A sensor device includes an oscillator element that is suppliable with a trigger signal, an activation and deactivation of at least one sensor element of the sensor device being initiatable with the aid of the trigger signal and an activation element, and at least one piece of sensor data of the at least one sensor element being storable in a register after the at least one sensor element is activated; and an interface connected to the register and via which the piece of sensor data is transmittable to the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Hayek, Dorde Cvejanovic
  • Patent number: 10955288
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating a cross-sensor standardization model. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes a system that includes at least one processor; at least one memory coupled to the at least one processor and storing instructions that when executed by the at least one processor performs operations comprising selecting a representative sensor from a group of sensors comprising at least one of same primary optical elements and similar synthetic optical responses and calibrating a cross-sensor standardization model based on a matched data pair for each sensor in the group of sensors and for the representative sensor. In one embodiment, the at least one memory coupled to the at least one processor and storing instructions that when executed by the at least one processor performs operations further comprises generating the matched data pair, wherein the matched data pair comprises calibration input data and calibration output data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dingding Chen, David L. Perkins
  • Patent number: 10954778
    Abstract: A method and system for location a collar. A method for locating a collar may comprise disposing a logging tool within a plurality of concentric pipes in a wellbore, measuring one or more wellbore parameters, creating a corrosion detection tool log from the measuring one or more wellbore parameters, processing the corrosion detection tool log to determine a location and a position of a plurality of collars on the concentric pipes, and adjusting the corrosion detection tool log to account for the location and position of the plurality of collars. A system for locating a collar may comprise a conveyance line, a logging tool, and an information handling system. The information handling system may be capable to measure one or more wellbore parameters, create a corrosion detection tool log from the measuring one or more wellbore parameters, and document the location and the position of the plurality of collars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Emilio San Martin, Reza Khalaj Amineh
  • Patent number: 10956312
    Abstract: A laboratory system is disclosed. The laboratory system comprises a plurality of laboratories comprising one or more analytical instruments for performing a plurality of analytical tests (T1-n) and providing analytical test results (TR1-n) and a remote computer communicatively connected to the laboratories. Each of the laboratories is configured to define test result validation criteria (C1-n) for validating at least one of the analytical test results (TR1-n) associated with the respective analytical tests (T1-n) of one of the plurality of laboratories. The remote computer is configured to define a plurality of profiles (P1-n) of validation criteria, to assign the profiles (P1-n) of test result validation criteria (C1-n) to one or more of the laboratories (102), and to perform an automatic validation of groups (G1-n) of the analytical test results (TR1-n) according to the profiles (P1-n) of test result validation criteria (C1-n).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert Puig
  • Patent number: 10953254
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system and process for monitoring and controlling fire suppression systems in commercial kitchens. Repeatedly various components of the fire suppression systems are tested for faults. When a fault is detected in a particular component, the fault is communicated through a communications module associated with the commercial kitchen via the internet to one or more remote servers. Upon receiving information indicating a particular fault, the one or more remote servers acts to alert interested parties of the default.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Captive-Aire Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: William Brian Griffin, William Earle Glaub, Brady Jay Ambrose, Jesse Beard