Patents Examined by John E. Breene
  • Patent number: 11953638
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for generating reservoir models including the SOC nature of the Earth's crust. The methods employ seismic emission tomography (SET) to generate three dimensional models of a formation providing permeability without the need for traditional reservoir modeling techniques and allowing for the identification of naturally-occurring permeability pathways that provide accurate and precise locations for the efficient recovery of hydrocarbons or other fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: G-O-Image, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Geiser
  • Patent number: 11933624
    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: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Pratheek M. Harish, Benjamin Robertson Yeomans, Alexander Herrmann, Kyle Patrick Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11933928
    Abstract: An irregular seismic data collection method is based on forward modeling. The method includes: fully collecting geological information of a work area to build a geological model, determining arrangement parameters of receiver points and shot points for regular high-density collection and irregular sparse collection, performing irregular optimization design on positions of the shot points based on forward modeling, performing irregular optimization design on positions of the receiver points based on forward modeling, and outputting a preferred irregular sparse observation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Shengqiang Mu, Shoudong Huo, Guoxu Shu, Xuhui Zhou, Jiaru Zou, Liang Huang
  • Patent number: 11933678
    Abstract: A method for determining ambient temperature of a device in a building control system. The method includes obtaining a measurement of ambient temperature from a first temperature sensor of the device and obtaining a measurement of temperature of a processing circuit of the device. These temperature measurements along with a brightness level of a display of the device and a state of a relay of the device are provided as input to a neural network. The neural network is trained to recognize these inputs in order to more accurately determine the ambient temperature of the device. The reading from the first temperature sensor may otherwise be inaccurate due to heat generated by electronic components of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Bing Mao, Wensu Lu, Xiaoying Lu, Yingchun Xu
  • Patent number: 11918854
    Abstract: A system for transitioning from a first footwear type to a second footwear type is usable with an article of footwear including a sensor system with a plurality of force sensors engaged with an article of footwear and configured to sense force exerted by a foot of a user and an electronic module configured to collect data based on force input from the sensors and to wirelessly transmit data generated by the sensor system. An electronic device includes a processor that receives the data from the electronic module, compares the data to a footstrike template corresponding to a desired footstrike pattern of a footwear transitional program, determines whether a deviation from the footstrike template exists, and generates an indication to the user when the deviation from the desired footstrike pattern is determined to exist. The desired footstrike pattern corresponds to a preferred footstrike of the second type of footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Antonia Giedwoyn, Lee Peyton, Christopher L. Andon
  • Patent number: 11921035
    Abstract: Methods and assemblies may be used for determining and using standardized spectral responses for calibration of spectroscopic analyzers. The methods and assemblies may be used to calibrate or recalibrate a spectroscopic analyzer when the spectroscopic analyzer changes from a first state to a second state, the second state being defined as a period of time after a change to the spectroscopic analyzer causing a need to calibrate or recalibrate the spectroscopic analyzer. The calibration or recalibration may result in the spectroscopic analyzer outputting a standardized spectrum, such that the spectroscopic analyzer outputs a corrected material spectrum for an analyzed material, and defining the standardized spectrum. The corrected material spectrum may include signals indicative of material properties of an analyzed material, the material properties of the material being substantially consistent with material properties of the material output by the spectroscopic analyzer in the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: MARATHON PETROLEUM COMPANY LP
    Inventors: Roy Roger Bledsoe, Jr., Lance T. Campbell, Randy N. Ridge, Brian K. Wilt
  • Patent number: 11923685
    Abstract: A reactive power-voltage control method for integrated transmission and distribution networks is provided. The reactive power-voltage control method includes: establishing a reactive power-voltage control model for a power system consisting of a transmission network and a plurality of distribution networks; performing a second order cone relaxation on a non-convex constraint of the plurality of distribution network constraints to obtain the convex-relaxed reactive power-voltage control model; solving the convex-relaxed reactive power-voltage control model to acquire control variables of the transmission network and control variables of each distribution network; and controlling the transmission network based on the control variables of the transmission network and controlling each distribution network based on the control variables of the distribution network, so as to realize coordinated control of the power system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignees: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, STATE GRID JIBEI ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY
    Inventors: Bin Wang, Yanling Du, Wenchuan Wu, Haitao Liu, Hongbin Sun, Guannan Wang, Qinglai Guo, Qi Wang, Chenhui Lin
  • Patent number: 11913826
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for estimating electromagnetic forces active in an electric machine. The method includes the steps of: measuring at least one first operation parameter of the electric machine while the electric machine is operated under at least one operational condition, and estimating electromagnetic forces active in an electric machine during operation of the electric machine by multiplying the measured at least one first operation parameter and a respective second operation parameter provided by a stored structural/vibro-acoustic model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Siemens Industry Software NV
    Inventor: Fabien Chauvicourt
  • Patent number: 11906394
    Abstract: There is described a method of locating an area of interest in a conduit, comprising: measuring multiple acoustic signals at multiple locations along the conduit; for each acoustic signal, determining its autocorrelation; and applying a relationship to the determined autocorrelations to estimate a location of the area of interest, wherein the relationship is between autocorrelations of acoustic signals measured in a modelled conduit and modelled areas of interest in the modelled conduit, wherein it is assumed that acoustic signals propagating along the modelled conduit reflect from at least one point in the modelled conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: HIFI ENGINEERING INC.
    Inventors: Arne Dankers, Seyed Ehsan Jalilian
  • Patent number: 11906690
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes receiving a first measurement of gamma rays via a detector during a first period of time, receiving a second measurement of gamma rays via the detector during a second period of time, removing the second measurement from the first measurement to produce an inelastic spectrum, determining a spectral slope from the inelastic spectrum, determining a scaling factor based on the spectral slope, determining a spectral shape associated with the detector, determining a detector-induced spectrum by applying the scaling factor to the spectral shape, and removing the detector-induced spectrum from the inelastic spectrum to produce a clean inelastic spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES OILFIELD OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Feyzi Inanc, Toyli Anniyev, Peng Yuan, Maxim Vasilyev, David Chace
  • Patent number: 11899147
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining an image of a subterranean region of interest are disclosed. The method includes obtaining a seismic dataset and a geological dip model for the subterranean region of interest and determining a set of input seismic gathers from the seismic dataset. The method further includes determining a central seismic gather and a set of neighboring seismic gathers in a vicinity of the central seismic gather from the set of seismic gathers, determining a set of dip-corrected neighboring seismic gathers based, at least in part, on the set of neighboring seismic gathers and a geological dip from the geological dip model, and determining a noise-attenuated central seismic gather by combining the dip-corrected neighboring seismic gathers and the central seismic gather. The method still further includes forming the image of the subterranean region of interest based, at least in part, on the noise-attenuated central seismic gather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Weihong Zhu, Hussain I. Hammad
  • Patent number: 11892491
    Abstract: An Electromagnetic Interference Pattern Recognition Tomography (EMIPRT) method for use in an image reconstruction system includes generating electromagnetic field data corresponding to an object in an imaging domain, via an electromagnetic tomography system, and using the generated electromagnetic field data, repeatedly, in recursive manner, forming an undisturbed electromagnetic interference image, forming a disturbed electromagnetic interference image based on the undisturbed electromagnetic interference image, recognizing electromagnetic interference patterns in the repeatedly formed disturbed electromagnetic interference images, and forming a superposition image by nullifying or diminishing the recognized electromagnetic interference patterns from the disturbed electromagnetic interference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: EMTensor GmbH
    Inventor: Serguei Y. Semenov
  • Patent number: 11892296
    Abstract: A method for determining the position and orientation of a vehicle includes constructing, for several instants tk ranging between instants toj?1 and toj, an estimate of the instantaneous value of the physical quantity on the basis of the measurements of an inertial navigation unit; constructing an estimate of the physical quantity for the instant toj by computing the arithmetic mean of the constructed instantaneous values; computing a deviation between a measurement of the physical quantity obtained on the basis of the measurement of an odometer and an estimate of the physical quantity at the instant toj; and correcting, as a function of the deviation computed for the instant toj, estimated positions and orientations of the vehicle, in order to obtain a corrected position and a corrected orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Christophe Villien, Christophe Combettes
  • Patent number: 11892590
    Abstract: Some implementations of the present disclosure provide a method that include: accessing a plurality of measurement logs taken from more than one well locations of a reservoir, wherein the plurality of measurement logs encode, for each well location, a plurality of parameters; based on applying a petrophysical model to the plurality of measurement logs, determining the plurality of parameters; based on a portion of the plurality of parameters, calculating a compressional formation slowness and a shear formation slowness; and predicting a fluid type at the more than one well locations of the reservoir based on combining the compressional formation slowness and the shear formation slowness with at least one of the plurality of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Mohamed Amine Haceb
  • Patent number: 11879599
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods for assessing electrochemical corrosion of a smart gas pipeline. The method may be implemented based on a smart gas pipeline network safety management platform of an Internet of Things system for assessing electrochemical corrosion of a smart gas pipeline. The method may include: obtaining environmental data of at least one position of a gas pipeline at a first time; determining an electrochemical corrosion degree of each of the at least one position of the gas pipeline at a second time based on the environmental data of the at least one position at the first time, wherein the first time is before the second time; determining, based on electrochemical corrosion degree, a protection scheme of the gas pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: CHENGDU QINCHUAN IOT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zehua Shao, Yong Li, Junyan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11874654
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods of condition-based management of electro-mechanical systems are disclosed. The method includes generating a stress profile for the electro-mechanical system based on operating or simulating operation of the electro-mechanical system in accordance with a load profile, wherein the load profile indicative of operation duration and load capacity of the electro-mechanical system. The method further includes receiving condition data associated with the electro-mechanical system in operation from a plurality of sensing units and predicting a failure instance of the electro-mechanical system using an accelerated degradation model based on at least one of the stress profile and the condition data. The accelerated degradation model is generated when the electro-mechanical system is operated above a rated stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: P. V. Sudev Nair
  • Patent number: 11874419
    Abstract: A method is claimed for automatically transforming sonic well logs from a depth domain to a seismic two-way travel-time domain. The method includes obtaining a training well with a measured sonic well log in the depth domain and a borehole seismic dataset in the depth domain and obtaining an application well with only a measured sonic well log in the depth domain. The method further includes training a network to predict a transformed sonic well log for the training well based, at least in part, on the measured sonic well log and the borehole seismic dataset in the training well, and predicting with the network, the transformed sonic well log in the application well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Philippe Georges Christophe Nivlet, Robert James Smith, Nasher Muqbel AlBinHassan
  • Patent number: 11874264
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for reporting performance of an agricultural input for a plant involves: storing in a computer database a set of agricultural inputs, plants for which the agricultural inputs are used, performance attributes of the agricultural inputs, historical agricultural input performance values, and a relative significance of each of the agricultural inputs for the performance attribute. A computer processor is used to receive a plant selection; receive an attribute to be targeted for the plant selection; identify a plurality of agricultural inputs for affecting the targeted attribute for the plant using the historical agricultural input performance values; rank the plurality of agricultural inputs for affecting the targeted attribute for the selected plant using the relative significance associated therewith; and display the plurality of agricultural inputs and corresponding ranks for the received attribute associated with the selected plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Heritage Landscape Supply Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce A. Jump
  • Patent number: 11867857
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for updating a seismic velocity model of a subterranean region of interest. The method includes receiving an observed seismic dataset and a seismic velocity model, and generating a simulated seismic dataset based on the seismic velocity model and the geometry of the observed seismic dataset, wherein each dataset is composed of a plurality of seismic traces. The method further includes determining a transformed observed seismic dataset and a transformed simulated seismic dataset by determining the instantaneous frequency of at least one member of the plurality of observed seismic traces; and at least one member of the plurality of simulated seismic traces. The method still further includes forming an objective function based on the transformed observed seismic dataset and the transformed simulated seismic dataset and determining an updated seismic velocity model based on an extremum of the objective function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Weiguang He, Yubing Li, Yi Luo
  • Patent number: 11860324
    Abstract: A method is described for estimating seismic velocity from seismic data by training a neural network using a subset of a seismic dataset and the velocity model; estimating a second velocity model using the neural network and a second subset of the seismic dataset; and displaying the second velocity model on a graphical user interface. The method may be executed by a computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Enning Wang