Patents Examined by Jeffrey C Morgan
  • Patent number: 11086308
    Abstract: A system for sensing in an industrial environment includes a processing node configured to receive a first sensor data from a first sensor and a second sensor data from a second sensor, both of which are disposed in the industrial environment. The processing node is further configured to process randomly sampled data from at least one of the first sensor data and the second sensor data to generate processed sensor data that includes the randomly sampled data. The processing node further configured to identify data of interest from the processed sensor data based on comparison of the processed sensor data with a sampling dictionary of predetermined information. The processing node further configured to filter and assemble the identified data of interest to create a set of compressed data, and transmit the set of compressed data to a predetermined destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Xuemin Chen, Michael David Johas Teener, Wael William Diab
  • Patent number: 11079040
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for determining the degree of wear of a valve, the degree of wear of the valve being dependent on the degree of wear of an operating element that is made of an expandable material and performs a mechanical movement each time the temperature changes, the change in temperature resulting in wear, the operating element made of an expandable material being mechanically connected to a piston; the movements of the operating element (3) made of an expandable material are calculated by initially sensing the change in temperature on the operating element (3), whereupon the changes in temperature are recalculated as movements on the basis of the temperature/expansion curve applicable to the operating element (3) made of an expandable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: ACS AIR COMPRESSOR SYSTEME GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Krapfl, Stefan Thiel, Klaus Aurich, Sven Aurich
  • Patent number: 11061645
    Abstract: Optimizing data approximation analysis using low power circuitry including receiving a plurality of data bits each corresponding to a binary indication of a test result; placing each of the plurality of data bits on an approximation circuit, wherein each of the data bits is placed on the approximation circuit by applying, to a first capacitor during a set time period, a voltage corresponding to the data bit, and wherein placing each of the plurality of data bits on the approximation circuit results in a resulting voltage stored on the first capacitor; and determining a potential correlation of the test results by comparing the resulting voltage to a voltage threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karl R. Erickson, Phil C. Paone, David P. Paulsen, John E. Sheets, II, Gregory J. Uhlmann
  • Patent number: 11053790
    Abstract: Described herein are tools, systems, and methods for detecting, classifying, and/or quantifying underground fluid flows based on acoustic signals emanating therefrom, using a plurality of acoustic sensors disposed in the wellbore in conjunction with array signal processing and systematic feature-based classification and estimation methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Yinghui Lu, Paris Smaragdis, Avinash Vinayak Taware, Daniel Viassolo, Clifford Lloyd Macklin
  • Patent number: 11053875
    Abstract: The speed of a turbocharger may be estimated using data from sensors that are readily available in most engine management systems. In some cases, a pressure measurement from a MAP sensor may be used, in combination with one or more computational models, to provide an efficient, lower cost estimate of turbo speed that can be used to control operation of the engine and/or the turbocharger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Garrett Transportation I Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Pachner, Yuejiang Liu, Fran├žois-Xavier Brulhart, Michael Robert Uchanski
  • Patent number: 11035812
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a structural health monitoring apparatus for monitoring health of a structure includes a resistance measurement unit and an evaluation unit. The resistance measurement unit measures a resistance value between one terminal and another terminal of a set of two terminals. The set of two terminals is selected from a plurality of terminals provided on the electrical paths formed in the assembled body that forms frames of the structure. The evaluation unit evaluates the health of the structure by using a difference between the resistance value between terminals of the set of two terminals and a reference resistance value between the two terminals, and outputs evaluation result information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: UNEBE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Togaru
  • Patent number: 11037067
    Abstract: Systems for detecting occupancy of an area comprising one or more zones can include one or more sensors and one or more processors configured to receive sensor data from the one or more sensors over time. The one or more processors can be further configured to receive or store data about an arrangement of the zones in the area. The one or more processors can apply a probabilistic model considering the sensor data received over time to determine the number of subjects in each zone by determining a most likely current state of occupancy of the area among a plurality of possible scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Infrared Integrated Systems Limited
    Inventors: Stuart A. Holliday, Christopher A. Evans, Neil Johnson
  • Patent number: 11035227
    Abstract: In one non-limiting embodiment, the present disclosure is directed to a controller having a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: cause a neural network to receive current measurements of a current material; instruct the neural network to determine dominant features of the current measurements; instruct the neural network to provide the dominant features to a decoder; and instruct the decoder to generate a generated spectral response of the current material based on the dominant features. In another non-limiting embodiment, the present disclosure is directed to a method including the steps of receiving current measurements of a current material; determining dominant features of the current measurements; providing the dominant features; and generating a generated spectral response of the current material based on the dominant features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma
    Inventors: Siddharth Misra, Hao Li
  • Patent number: 11035901
    Abstract: A state output apparatus includes a power storage device information acquirer configured to acquire power storage device information including a voltage and a current of a power storage device; an integrated current amount calculator configured to calculate an integrated current amount supplied to the power storage device during a period in which the voltage changes from a first voltage to a second voltage between a discharge end voltage and a charge end voltage by charging the power storage device; an integrated current amount comparer configured to compare the calculated integrated current amount with a reference integrated current amount stored in a storage device; and a state outputter configured to output a result of the comparison as information indicating a state of the power storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaaki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11029430
    Abstract: Some aspects of what is described here relate to seismic data analysis techniques. A seismic excitation is generated in a first directional wellbore section in a subterranean region. A seismic response associated with the seismic excitation is detected in a second directional wellbore section in the subterranean region. Seismic response data based on the seismic response are analyzed to identify a location of a fracture treatment injection wellbore in the subterranean region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Glen Dusterhoft, Priyesh Ranjan
  • Patent number: 11016602
    Abstract: A method for locating at least one movable magnetic object relative to a network of at least N tri-axial magnetometers linked together mechanically with no degree of freedom to retain a known relative position of these magnetometers, N being an integer number at least equal to 2, comprises, continuously: a step of detection of a magnetometer capable of being magnetized, i.e. capable of delivering as output measurements comprising a measurement bias following a magnetization; a step of correction, by means of a correction bias, of the measurements delivered by the magnetometer capable of being magnetized, the correction bias corresponding to a deviation between the measurements supplied by the magnetometer as input for a location filtering and the estimations, upon the location filtering, of the data delivered by the magnetometer; and a step of consideration of the magnetometer as not capable of being magnetized, by taking into account the step of correction of the magnetometer capable of being magnetized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ISKN
    Inventors: Tristan Hautson, Rabeb Aloui
  • Patent number: 11002128
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring gravity acceleration of a drilling tool comprises sensors and a measurement circuit. The sensor comprises a three-axis gravity accelerometer, a reference measurement sensor and a temperature sensor. The three-axis gravity accelerometer measures acceleration component signals in three mutually orthogonal directions, and the reference measurement sensor generates a signal that varies with rotation and is not affected by vibration or shock to serve as a reference signal. The temperature sensor measures the temperature in the apparatus to compensate the temperature effect of the gravity accelerometers. The measurement circuit acquires output signals of the sensors and performs cross-correlation processing on the accelerometer components using the reference signal to extract gravity acceleration signals so as to eliminate centrifugal acceleration, vibration, shock and other interferences generated by rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Wenxiu Zhang, Wenxuan Chen, Qingyun Di, Jianguang Liu, Yuntao Sun, Yongyou Yang, Jian Zheng
  • Patent number: 10969199
    Abstract: An optical system for providing crosswind aim point correction for a sniper rifles and similar weapons comprising an optical transmitter, an optical receiver, a display device and a processor. The optical transmitter produces a collimated laser beam for illuminating a spot on the target. The optical receiver receives optical signals transmitted by the optical transmitter and scattered back from the target and converts the optical signals into time varying electrical signals. The processor processes the time varying electrical signals to determine a path weighted average crosswind. The processor is equipped with software that permits it to calculate the path-weighted average crosswind utilizing at least three different methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Mikhail Belenkil, Timothy Brinkley
  • Patent number: 10928817
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can be configured to perform receiving a notification of a maintenance event associated with a resource. The method includes retrieving historic maintenance data in relation to the resource with which the fault is associated, the maintenance information originating from a time period preceding the time of the maintenance event. The method includes identifying at least a portion of the retrieved historic maintenance data as being indicative of the maintenance event. The method also includes causing the portion of the retrieved historic maintenance data identified as being indicative of the maintenance event to be stored as a precursor signal of the maintenance event. The method also includes causing future maintenance data received from a plurality of resources related to the resource with which the maintenance event is associated to be monitored to predict a future occurrence of the maintenance event in the plurality of resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Ezra Spiro, Andre Frederico Cavalheiro Menck, Peter Maag, Thomas Powell
  • Patent number: 10883360
    Abstract: A disclosed borehole curvature logging system includes: a drill string having a bottomhole assembly (BHA) with sensors providing actual deformation and bending moment measurements as a function of BHA position at spaced-apart intervals on the BHA; a processing system that retrieves said actual measurements and responsively generates a log of borehole curvature; and a user interface that displays the borehole curvature log. The processing system implements a method that generates the log by: providing an estimated borehole trajectory; deriving predicted deformation and bending moment measurements based on the estimated borehole trajectory; determining an error between the predicted measurements and the actual measurements; updating the estimated borehole trajectory to reduce the error; repeating said deriving, determining, and updating to refine the estimated borehole trajectory; and converting the estimated borehole trajectory into a borehole curvature log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Robello Samuel
  • Patent number: 10852450
    Abstract: A method for refraction-based surface-consistent amplitude compensation and deconvolution includes receiving seismic traces, the seismic traces generated using at least one source and at least one receiver; calculating an amplitude residual for each seismic trace; determining surface-consistent amplitude residuals for the at least one source and the at least one receiver based on the amplitude residual for each seismic trace; and performing surface-consistent amplitude correction to each seismic trace by applying the determined surface-consistent amplitude residuals for the at least one source and the at least one receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Daniele Colombo, Diego Rovetta
  • Patent number: 10807495
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electricity storage control device includes a setting unit, and a control unit. The setting unit sets, for each time zone, a target state of charge (SOC) of electric energy to be stored in an electricity storage device in the time zone. The control unit controls at least charging or discharging of the electricity storage device based on the set target SOC for each time zone, a SOC detected from the electricity storage device, and a voltage of a supply destination of electric power from the electricity storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masakuni Akashi, Masaaki Saito, Masahiko Murai, Yumi Hanashima, Hiroyuki Kaneko, Miyako Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 10781685
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are described, such as for aligning downhole measurements. Apparatuses and methods include an arrangement of at least two tilted transmitters and at least one tilted receiver along a longitudinal axis of the tool. A first and second plurality of azimuthal measurements are processed to provide a first and a second plurality of higher order mode signals configured to be time-shifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Hsu-Hsiang Wu, Burkay Donderici
  • Patent number: 10746588
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive device and a computing device are configured to register various steps of a meal lifecycle, including one or more of food purchasing, meal preparation, the serving and consumption of a meal, use of leftovers, management of food inventory, the transferring of a food item from one container to another, the transferring of a food item into a container, the transferring of a portion of a food item into a container. A food item may be automatically identified based on a weight and footprint of the food item. In some instances, a database associates a food item with multiple footprints such that a food item may be identified regardless of its orientation on the pressure-sensitive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Bradley Charles Ashmore
  • Patent number: 10746980
    Abstract: Approaches are disclosed for calibrating a plurality of imaging devices, such as microscopes. In certain implementations, a calibration plate is employed that includes a variety of calibration features. The calibration features comprise a geometric calibration, an illumination calibration, and an optical calibration. Imaging devices calibrated in accordance with the present approaches may be used to generate images having consistent attributes, such as brightness, regardless of which imaging device is employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kevin Bernard Kenny, Alex David Corwin, David Andrew Shoudy, Christine Lynne Surrette