Patents Examined by Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 10222507
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various telemetry systems and methods suitable for communicating a cylindrical volume of formation property measurements to the surface. Some system embodiments include a downhole processor coupled to a telemetry transmitter. The downhole processor determines a compressed representation of the formation property measurements and/or selects a subset of the measurements for transmission uphole. The subset selection can be based on selected radial distances having characteristics that potentially indicate features of interest to a user. Such features include bed boundaries, and the characteristics include sinusoidal variation as a function of azimuth, large changes in this sinusoidal variation versus radial distance, or inversion suggesting the presence of a bed boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Bittar, Clive D. Menezes
  • Patent number: 10024658
    Abstract: A method is provided to assist adjustment for a movement path of a probe. A coordinate measuring machine includes a probe having a tip for detecting a surface of an object, and a movement mechanism for moving the probe, and measures a shape of the object by allowing the probe tip to scan the surface. A controller controls operation of the coordinate measuring machine by calculating a scanning path for allowing the probe tip to perform scanning movement and the movement path followed by the probe when the probe tip moves along the scanning path, setting control points on a line connecting each position of the probe tip and each corresponding position of the probe accepting a change in position of the control points by a user, and changing the movement path accordingly. A guide point allows the control points to move collectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Liming Li
  • Patent number: 9995574
    Abstract: A method is provided to assist adjustment for a movement path of a probe. A coordinate measuring machine includes a probe having a tip for detecting a surface of an object, and a movement mechanism for moving the probe, and measures a shape of the object by allowing the probe tip to scan the surface. A controller controls operation of the coordinate measuring machine by calculating a scanning path for allowing the probe tip to perform scanning movement and the movement path followed by the probe when the probe tip moves along the scanning path, setting control points on a line connecting each position of the probe tip and each corresponding position of the probe accepting a change in position of the control points by a user, and changing the movement path accordingly. An adjustment guide unit in the controller allows the control points to move collectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Liming Li
  • Patent number: 9989628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling a pulsed radar level gauge system, comprising the steps of: acquiring a signal indicative of a present operating temperature; determining an initial frequency control parameter for control of at least one of transmission signal generating circuitry and reference signal generating circuitry based on the present operating temperature and a plurality of data sets each comprising data indicative of a previous operating temperature and a previously determined frequency control parameter for the previous operating temperature; and controlling, starting from the initial frequency control parameter, at least one of the transmission signal generating circuitry and the reference signal generating circuitry to achieve the known frequency difference between the first pulse repetition frequency and the second pulse repetition frequency at the present operating temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Rosemount Tank Radar AB
    Inventors: Leif Nilsson, Håkan Delin, Håkan Nyberg
  • Patent number: 9982525
    Abstract: A method for making dynamic gravity toolface measurements while rotating a downhole measurement tool in a borehole is disclosed. The method includes processing magnetic field measurements and accelerometer measurements to compute a toolface offset and further processing the toolface offset in combination with a magnetic toolface to obtain the dynamic gravity toolface. Methods for correcting dynamic and static navigational sensor measurements to remove sensor biases, for example, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew G. Brooks, Junichi Sugiura
  • Patent number: 9946686
    Abstract: A measuring device for an oscilloscope provides a decimation unit. The decimation unit provides at least one input, which receives a datastream with a plurality of sampled values from at least one data source. The decimation unit also has at least one output, at which a reduced datastream is output. The reduced datastream is formed from a root-mean-squared value of respectively at least two sampled values calculated by the decimation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Friedrich Reich
  • Patent number: 9940854
    Abstract: Methods of monitoring one or more electronic displays are disclosed. A method may include performing at least one diagnostic operation on at least one electronic display having at least one camera, a display element, and a display server. Further, the method may include transmitting data relating to the at least one diagnostic operation to a network remote from the at least one electronic display. Additionally, the method may include displaying the data within the remote network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: PRISMVIEW, LLC
    Inventors: Graham N. Beland, Eli Taylor
  • Patent number: 9928459
    Abstract: Disclosed are a robot cleaner and a self testing method thereof. The robot cleaner performs a self test when being initially operated or when required by a user. This may prevent malfunctions or breakdowns of the robot cleaner. Furthermore, the robot cleaner senses a state of an operation sensing unit provided at a body, based on a sensing signal of the operation sensing unit. This may prevent accidents or errors which may occur as the robot cleaner operates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Siyong Kim, Yongju Kim, Jihoon Sung, Hyungtae Yun
  • Patent number: 9927485
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide enhanced methods of calibrating arbitrary waveform generators using s-parameters, and arbitrary waveform generators calibrated according to those methods. Methods are provided for calibrating a single, non-interleaved channel of an arbitrary waveform generator, calibrating multiple interleaved channels, and calibrating pairs of channels, both interleaved and non-interleaved, to generate differential signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventor: John E. Carson
  • Patent number: 9926903
    Abstract: A method for determining a future rotational speed of a rotating drive shaft of an internal combustion engine is described, in particular while the internal combustion engine coasts after being turned off, the future rotational speed being calculated from a course of measured rotational speeds. To predict a future rotational speed of the drive shaft of the internal combustion engine as accurately as possible, instantaneous rotational speeds measured at different rotational positions of drive shaft are evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SEG Automotive Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Cwik, Markus Roessle, Ewald Mauritz, Stefan Tumback
  • Patent number: 9915677
    Abstract: A data acquisition method of a substrate processing apparatus for acquiring data on gas current directions in a plurality of measurement regions on a surface of a substrate, includes: loading a sensing substrate having a plurality of pairs of sensors on a loader, wherein each pair of sensors includes a first sensor and a second sensor configured to acquire vector data of the gas current on the surface of the sensing substrate; acquiring vector data of the gas current in a first linear direction by the first sensor; acquiring vector data of the gas current in a second linear direction slanted to the first linear direction by the second sensor; and combining the gas current vectors based on a starting point associated with the respective pair of sensors; and calculating a gas current direction from the starting point associated with the respective pair of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventor: Hikaru Akada
  • Patent number: 9833928
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automatic system for monitoring the mixing of conglomerates. The inventive system can be used to monitor and measure the volume of a conglomerate, i.e. a concrete, mortar or other similar product, and the conditions in which the conglomerate is being mixed inside a mixer. The invention is characterized in that the system is provided with a sensor which rotates integrally with the mixer and which is fitted with a blade that is sensitive to the stresses exerted by the conglomerate thereon. The invention is also characterized in that the aforementioned information is transmitted to one or more terminals, by means of radio communication or other similar wireless communication means, for use in industrial processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Eugenio Bonilla Benegas
  • Patent number: 9831662
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide power quality devices that have a dual use connector that will couple to a device being protected, such as a telephone handset, and will also provide a communication interface that a technician can access to establish communications with the power quality device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Electronic Systems Protection
    Inventors: Robert Dawley, Dave Perrotta
  • Patent number: 9829500
    Abstract: There is provided a speed monitoring device which can use a low resolution position sensor and provide a high speed response without false detection. The speed monitoring device stores, in a memory unit, a permitted margin PM, a comparison distance VC which is a maximum movement distance permitted for a moving element within one cycle period, and positional data P(t?nT) (n is a natural number equal to or less than M) of the moving element obtained from the present time t to M cycles ago. During speed determination, whether |P(t)?P(t?nT)|>VC*n+PM holds true is determined for every integer n from 1 to M. When the inequality holds true, it is determined that the speed exceeds the speed limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: OKUMA Corporation
    Inventor: Yasukazu Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9797715
    Abstract: A method of verifying the roundness of a clutch hub includes placing the clutch hub adjacent a non-contact measuring device. The method includes rotating one of the clutch hub and non-contact measuring device about a central axis that is stationary relative to the non-contact measuring device. Distance measurements are measured between the non-contact measuring device and a surface of the clutch hub at discrete points along splines and slopes between the splines of the clutch hub as the clutch hub is rotated about the central axis. The method includes identifying some of the distance measurements as spline measurements associated with splines of the clutch hub. The roundness of the clutch hub is calculated based on the spline measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Landau Gage, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Bishop, Esrafil Jedari, Shanawaz Ali Mohammad, Rashid Rashidzadeh
  • Patent number: 9784563
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that comprise calibration techniques and associated systems that identify the two-dimensional position, or other alignment or positioning, of sample wells or other calibration objects located in a sample well plate, or other surface or area of interest. In some embodiments, calibration of the plate and/or positioning and/or alignment with respect to detection optics can be performed in multiple stages for two or more dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Applied Biosystems, LLC
    Inventors: Alan R. Stanford, David C. Woo, John David Morgenthaler
  • Patent number: 9784876
    Abstract: A method that includes obtaining log data of a downhole formation, and characterizing the downhole formation by determining stiffness coefficients including C33, C44, C66, C11, C12, and C13. C13 is a function of C33, C44, C66, and at least one of a kerogen volume and a clay volume derived from the log data. In another method or system, C13 is derived based at least in part on C11 calculated as C11=k1[C33+2(C66?C44)]+k2 or C33 calculated as C33=((C11?k2)/k1)?2(C66?C44), where k1 and k2 are predetermined constants. In another method or system, C13 is derived in part from at least one of a kerogen volume derived from the log data, a clay volume derived from the log data, C11 calculated as C11=k1[C33+2(C66?C44)]+k2, or C33 calculated as C33=((C11?k2)/k1)?2(C66?C44), where k1 and k2 are predetermined constants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John Andrew Quirein, Arthur Chuen Hon Cheng, Mahmoud Eid Selim
  • Patent number: 9734280
    Abstract: A plastic packaging material testing system and method based on an internet of things and cloud technology including a cloud computing center that achieves data communication, data storage and data processing between customers and testing laboratory, computing center includes a private and public cloud. With the function of the internet of things, the testing system modules achieve the automatic acquisition, storage, parsing and transmission of the testing information and testing data. It combines test methods, testing instruments, modern logistics technology and software system together, which solves the problems that current testing instruments cannot achieve the massive test data storage and internet technology applications and avoids the one-time investment on the instruments purchasing and laboratory construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: LABTHINK INSTRUMENTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haimo Jiang, Yunzhong Jiang
  • Patent number: 9734281
    Abstract: The invention discloses a plastic packaging material testing system and method based on internet of things and cloud technology. It includes: cloud computing center, this system module achieves the data communication, data storage and data processing between the customers and testing laboratory. There is public or private cloud for cloud computing center. For the private cloud, data will be stored as a separated group of data in the database server based on the private infrastructure which is provided by the system provider. The system provider provides the most effective control of data, data security and the service quality. For the public cloud, system provider ensures the system running and provides the data service by renting available cloud which is provided by the third party provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Labthink Instruments Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haimo Jiang, Yunzhong Jiang
  • Patent number: 9702922
    Abstract: A method and a device for locating internal arcing that occurs in a compartment (CPi) of a gas-insulated line (L), each compartment being provided with at least one pressure sensor (Pi). The method comprises: triggering pressure measurements in a compartment as soon as the difference between the currents that flow through two current toroids (TCi) around two adjacent compartments exceeds a threshold value indicating the occurrence of internal arcing in the compartment; calculating a period ?t that separates the time at which the pressure detector began to detect a pressure variation and the time at which the internal arcing occurred; and calculating a distance d that separates the place at which the internal arc is formed from the position of the pressure sensor using the equation d=V/?t in which V is the speed of sound in the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Patrice Juge, Guillaume Granelli