Patents Examined by Jeffrey C Morgan
  • Patent number: 10564099
    Abstract: A method for detecting or comparing mechanical strength of macro-molecular polymer materials. The detecting method has the steps of measuring the mechanical strength and the maximum value of the fluorescence absorption spectrum of each of the plurality of samples to form a curve relationship or function relationship between the maximum value of the fluorescence absorption spectrum and the mechanical strength; measuring the maximum value of the fluorescence absorption spectrum of the target material, and using the curve relationship or the function relationship to obtain the mechanical strength of the target material. The plurality of samples and the target material are both prepared from a macro-molecular polymer, and the macro-molecular polymer may be composed of disulfonate-difluorobenzophenone, hydroxyindole and difluorobenzophenone as monomers, and the sulfonate groups of the disulfonate-difluorobenzophenone have metal cations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Southwest University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Guanjun Chang, Li Yang, Zhongyuan Lu, Junxiao Yang
  • Patent number: 10566790
    Abstract: A system and method for extracting a skeleton topology structure for an electric power grid, the method comprising: receiving a description of a topology sub-structure corresponding with user's need and a description of skeleton topology sub-structure extracted from the topology sub-structure; generating a first incidence matrix based on the description of the topology sub-structure and a second incidence matrix based on the description of the skeleton topology sub-structure; generating a third incidence matrix based on a primary topology structure of electric power grid; searching from the third incidence matrix a sub-matrix that matches the first incidence matrix; obtaining a fourth incidence matrix by using the second incidence matrix to transform the matching sub-matrix; and generating a skeleton topology structure corresponding to the primary topology structure based on the fourth incidence matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Utopus Insights, Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Dong, Jun Luo, Xin Jie Lv, Hai Rong Lv, Qi Ming Tian, Wen Jun Yin
  • Patent number: 10551241
    Abstract: Systems and methods for calibrating an onboard vehicle scale may include disposing a vehicle upon a reference scale; determining reference weight information corresponding to a weight of at least a portion of the vehicle using the reference scale; automatically and wirelessly communicating the reference weight information to an onboard scale coupled to the vehicle; and automatically calibrating the onboard scale using the reference weight information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Right Weigh, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Thorpe Mount, Kristopher Lawrence Hett
  • Patent number: 10540758
    Abstract: Image feature alignment is provided. In some implementations, a computer-readable tangible medium includes instructions that direct a processor to access a reference feature point associated with a high contrast region in a first sub-image that is associated with a first section of a borehole. Instructions are also present that direct the processor to identify several candidate feature points in a second sub-image associated with a second section of the borehole adjacent to the first section of the borehole, with each of the candidate feature points being believed to possibly be associated with the high contrast region. Additional instructions are present that direct the processor to prune the candidate feature points using global solution pruning to arrive at a matching candidate feature point in the second sub-image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andriy Gelman, Arnaud Jarrot, Robert Laronga
  • Patent number: 10539646
    Abstract: Remote monitoring of an area with a remote sensing device (100, 200, 300) encased in a rubber ball (302) is provided. A remote sensing device (100, 200, 300) is provided which receives a spoken description of a location of the remote sensing device and stores the spoken description as predetermined location information. The description can be received directly prior to deployment or wirelessly transmitted from another device (400). The remote sensing device can sense information related to its environment via a motion sensor (314), such as whether an intruder is located within a vicinity of the remote sensing device (100, 200, 300). The remote sensing device (100, 200, 300) can then transmit the predetermined location information and the environment information to the another device (400) in response to the sensing. In response to receipt, the other device (400) can render the predetermined location information and the environment information in an audible format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: BITWAVE PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Siew Kok Hui, Chu Guangzhi
  • Patent number: 10514261
    Abstract: A geopositioning system. The geopositioning system includes an accelerometer including three sensing axes, a gyroscope including three sensing axes, and a magnetometer including three sensing axes, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to calculate a location of the geopositioning system as a latitude, longitude, and altitude with respect to the Earth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Logan D. Sorenson, Hung Nguyen, Raviv Perahia, Deborah J. Kirby, Richard J. Joyce, David T. Chang
  • Patent number: 10514373
    Abstract: A method of determining the plus-fraction correction for a heavy oil sample including analyzing the heavy oil sample using gas chromatography, selecting an elution ratio based on the percentage of plus-fraction elution, applying the elution ratio to provide a maximum carbon number and a plus-fraction correction to compensate for the non-elution of the plus-fraction. An elution ratio as a function of the percentage of C60+ elution is provided. A corrected molecular weight for the C60+ fraction (MWC60+) and the C90+ fraction (MWC90+) as well as the total oil (MW) is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: STRATUM RESERVOIR (CANADA), ULC
    Inventors: YunFeng Hu, F. Brent Thomas
  • Patent number: 10504053
    Abstract: A method performed using a computer includes receiving a cumulative consumption value for a printing fluid corresponding to a supply from a printer at the computer. The method also includes calculating a plurality of variable values by way of the cumulative consumption value for the printing fluid, a statistically derived depletion quantity for the printing fluid, and an estimated time to ship a supply of replacement printing fluid to the printer to form calculated variable values. The method also includes causing the supply of replacement printing fluid to be shipped to the printer in accordance with the calculating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P.
    Inventors: Rowdy K Webb, Daniel M Holcomb, Phillip A Mcoog, Jean-Frederic Plante, Jefferson P Ward, Kerry J Kilk, Erik M Peterson, Michael Mulloy
  • Patent number: 10495456
    Abstract: A device designed for the three-dimensional geometrical detection of an environment includes at least one inertial measurement system for provisionally calculating a trajectory of the detection device. The device is calibrated by steps of: (a) positioning and/or orienting the detection device in a position and/or orientation with respect to at least one reference point characterized by at least one predefined relative coordinate, or determining at least one relative coordinate which characterizes the position and/or the orientation of the detection device relative to at least one reference point; (b) determining at least one error variable which characterizes the deviation of the relative coordinate in accordance with step (a) from the relative coordinate(s) provisionally calculated by the inertial measurement system; and (c) if the error variable fulfills a predefined correction criterion, correcting the provisional trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Harald Vennegeerts, Christian Hesse, Erwin A. Frei
  • Patent number: 10481045
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for assessing performance of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system are described herein. One method includes counting a number of interactions with an HVAC system associated with a multi-dwelling unit during a defined period of time, and assessing a performance of the HVAC system based on the number of interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Philipp Anton Roosli, Michael Asmussen, Gregory W Howard
  • Patent number: 10474932
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods for detecting anomalies in multivariate data received from an asset-related data source, such as signal data and/or other data from an asset. According to an example, a platform may receive multivariate data from an asset in an original coordinate space and transform the data in the original coordinate space to a transformed coordinate space having a relatively fewer number of dimensions. Additionally, the platform may standardize the data in the transformed coordinate space and modify the standardized data based on a comparison between the standardized data and a set of threshold values previously defined via training data reflective of normal asset operation. Thereafter, the platform may inversely transform the modified data back to the original coordinate space and perform an analysis to detect anomalies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Uptake Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Fineis, Michael Horrell, Tuo Li, James Herzog
  • Patent number: 10467475
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided that inventory a plot of trees based on data including one or more (e.g., all) of radar images of the plot, spectral images of the plot (e.g., high resolution images taken by satellite), other data (e.g., elevation, slope, aspect), and actual tree survey data physically collected about the plot and/or another plot having similar characteristics. Although the actual tree survey data collected is typically less than the amount of actual survey data used by prior approaches, the present systems and methods are still capable of inventorying the entire plot with a high degree of confidence (e.g., at least 95% confidence).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Yale University
    Inventor: Zachary Parisa
  • Patent number: 10442463
    Abstract: A method for ascertaining the steering angle of a one-track vehicle, in which: with a frame sensor system attached at a first location on the frame of the vehicle, the first frame accelerations occurring there and first frame rotation rates of the two-wheeler are each ascertained in three first spatial directions, with a steering system sensor system attached at a second location of the steering system of the vehicle, the steering system accelerations of the two-wheeler occurring there are ascertained in three second spatial directions, based on the ascertained first frame accelerations and first frame rotation rates, second frame accelerations at the location of the second steering system sensor system in the three first spatial directions are calculated based on a mathematical relationship, and based on the calculated second frame accelerations and the ascertained steering system accelerations, the steering angle of the vehicle is ascertained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Matthias Klews
  • Patent number: 10444168
    Abstract: At least two values of an X-ray irradiation width are set for a single specimen. A rocking curve is measured for each of the X-ray irradiation widths. A rocking curve width value is determined for each of the rocking curves. The values of the X-ray irradiation width and the values of the rocking curve width are plotted on a planar coordinate system having a vertical axis representing the rocking curve width value and a horizontal axis representing the X-ray irradiation width value, and a rocking curve width shift line is determined based on the plotted points. A gradient of the rocking curve width shift line is determined. A curvature radius of the specimen is determined based on the gradient. The amount of bowing of a single-crystal substrate under measurement can be measured without a need to move the single-crystal substrate for reliable measurement with a small amount of error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: RIGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Inaba, Shintaro Kobayashi, Toru Mitsunaga
  • Patent number: 10445224
    Abstract: In some examples, visible elements-based application testing may include accessing, based on an analysis of a display of a page associated with execution of an application, an identification of elements and locations of the identified elements within the page. According to an example, each element of the identified elements may include a character. A determination may be made as to whether a word from a test script for testing the application is present in a set that includes at least two of the identified elements by comparing distances between a specified location of the word on the page and the locations of the identified elements. Further, in response to a determination that the word is present in the set of the identified elements, an operation associated with the word may be executed to test the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Bikramaditya Padhi, Kramadhati Venkata Madhava Kumar
  • Patent number: 10444201
    Abstract: Determining magnitude of a field variable of an energy wave through domain of interest, including steps of: defining plurality of master-particles spaced within domain, master-particles being representative of field variables of energy wave at location of respective master-particle, and defining supporting domain ?m for each master-particle; computing field variables including position, magnitude and direction of propagation of each master-particle at predetermined time; defining plurality of virtual-particles within domain representative of magnitude of field variable of wave at location of respective virtual-particle; calculating magnitude uv of field variable of each virtual-particle at time of interest by applying formula: u v = ? m = 1 N ? ? u m ? f ? ( q ? ? 1 ) × g ? ( q ? ? 2 ) Where ? ? v ? ? ? m where N is total number of master-particles, um is magnitude of respective master-particle, f(q1) is an envelope function relating magnitude of virtua
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Mani Seethapathy, Sree Vamsi Tammineni, Stephen Samuel Wiseall, David Cameron Wright, Craig Brian Chapman, Pathmeswaran Raju
  • Patent number: 10422835
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe a single battery degradation model and methods that considers both CYCLING and CALENDAR aging and useful in both energy management and battery management systems that may employ any of a variety of known battery technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Seyyed Ali Pourmousavi Kani, Ratnesh Sharma, Babak Asghari
  • Patent number: 10408886
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for estimating a state of charge (SOC) of a secondary battery which includes (i) a cathode comprising a blended cathode material having a first cathode material and a second cathode material, wherein the first and second cathode materials have different operating voltage ranges; (ii) an anode comprising an anode material; and (iii) a separator for separating the cathode from the anode. The apparatus includes a sensor configured to measure a dynamic voltage of the secondary battery during charging of the secondary battery, and a control unit configured to identify a dynamic voltage profile of the secondary battery as a transition region voltage pattern, calculate a parameter of the transition region voltage pattern, and estimate a SOC of the secondary battery from the calculated parameter by using a predetermined relationship between the parameter and the SOC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Won-Tae Joe, Sun-Young Cha
  • Patent number: 10402851
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates selecting a message to be presented to users based on a statistically valid hypothesis test. During operation, the system runs a hypothesis test by presenting alternate versions of a message to a test set of users and receives user-feedback data. Next, the system obtains a significance level for the test and determines a number of independent data subsets associated with data from the test. The system subsequently uses the significance level and the number of independent data subsets to calculate an individual significance level for each independent data subset. The system then uses the individual significance levels to calculate an amount of user-feedback data required to achieve the significance level during the test, and selects one of the alternate versions of the message by analyzing the calculated amount of user-feedback data during the test. Finally, the system presents the selected version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: INTUIT, INC.
    Inventor: Colin R. Dillard
  • Patent number: 10401846
    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: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Xuemin Chen, Michael David Johas Teener, Wael William Diab