Patents Examined by John E. Breene
  • Patent number: 10318679
    Abstract: In a calculation method of calculating a switching wave form of an inverter by expressing a wave form obtained by measurement or simulation using a function formula, an intermediate terminal is provided between an upper terminal and a lower terminal of an inverter arm and a power supply of a voltage function formula is provided between the upper terminal and the intermediate terminal or the intermediate terminal and the lower terminal. Further, it may be configured such that a variation impact from peripheral circuits at time of switching is calculated and voltage correction calculation is performed to prevent the calculated switching wave form from changing due to the calculation of the variation impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutami Tago, Naoki Sakurai, Kinya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10317271
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to processes and software used to standardize the calculation of the weight and CG of a product. The processes and software integrate data from multiple sources and confirm the accuracy of the data. The software program standardizes the calculation of weight and CG by using a central calculation worksheet accessible to all users tasked with determining the weight and balance of a product. The software includes functionality for viewing Bill of Material (BOM) and 3D images, for operating a calculation worksheet, for storing and filtering data, and for reporting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Preston Sheriff, Ryan Patrick Frans, James Joseph Campbell
  • Patent number: 10317424
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program for determining the orientation of an apparatus relative to a vehicle in which the apparatus is installed is disclosed. Acceleration data of the apparatus along three mutually orthogonal axes at a first time interval is recorded (100). Speed and heading data of the apparatus at a second time interval is recorded (100). A first vector which corresponds to the direction of gravity is determined (102) using the acceleration data. One or more periods of acceleration in a substantially straight line are identified (104) using the speed and heading data. Acceleration data corresponding to the identified one or more periods of acceleration in a substantially straight line is selected (106). A second vector which is orthogonal to the first vector and which corresponds to a forward direction of the vehicle is determined (110) using the selected acceleration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Redtail Telematics Limited
    Inventors: Kevin Jones, Peter Massam
  • Patent number: 10317336
    Abstract: A spectral measurement method of the present invention includes: a measuring step of measuring optical spectra of some sections specified among a plurality of sections on a specimen; a scalar-value calculating step of calculating, for individual measured sections, scalar values that represent information contained in the obtained optical spectra; an interpolating step of interpolating scalar values of unmeasured sections by using the calculated scalar values and by using two types of interpolation methods; an identifying step of identifying sections in which absolute values of differences between the two scalar values interpolated by using the two types of interpolation methods are equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold; and a repeating step of re-executing steps from the measuring step to the identifying step after specifying the identified sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Sato, Shinichi Takimoto
  • Patent number: 10317243
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for management of information, including environmental information, obtained by a variety of sensors associated with one or more distributed mobile sensor platforms. In certain embodiments, the geographically transitory nature of a mobile sensor platform may be leveraged to facilitate collection of environmental information over a larger geographic area than that of a fixed sensor platform. Embodiments disclosed herein provide for information consistency and/or quality checking of information obtained by mobile sensor platforms. Further embodiments may be used to incentivize the collection and/or acquisition of certain data via point and/or credit based compensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Yutaka Nagao
  • Patent number: 10317452
    Abstract: A testing device tests an intelligent electronic device of a power system. A PC generates failure data by performing: simulation calculation for a CT and a PT with respect to current waveform data of a current transformer and voltage waveform data of a potential transformer based on a characteristic of an instrument transformer; and simulation calculation for an MU with respect to the current waveform data of the current transformer and the voltage waveform data of the potential transformer based on a characteristic of the MU. The testing device acquires device information data indicating a circuit breaker of the power system, in synchronization with the failure data. The testing device transmits the failure data and the device information data to the intelligent electronic device via a process bus in accordance with a setting of outputting data to the process bus and a setting of sampling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigetoo Oda
  • Patent number: 10317571
    Abstract: Real-time monitoring, parametric profiling, and regulating contaminated outdoor air particulate matter throughout a region, via hyper-spectral imaging and analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Green Vision Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Danny S. Moshe
  • Patent number: 10317549
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically detecting and identifying seismic wave features in seismic data are provided. In general, the systems and methods utilize a nonparametric time series classification method to detect seismic wave features that may otherwise be difficult to automatically identify in seismic data. Instead of building a model by estimating parameters from the seismic data, the data itself is used to define a trained model. The systems and methods described here provide the ability to detect and identify seismic wave features with reasonably fast and extremely accurate results without needing to compute parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Rawles, Clifford H. Thurber
  • Patent number: 10309807
    Abstract: The present invention relates to resolver calibration for permanent magnet synchronous motor. According to embodiments of the present invention, the high frequency rotating voltage vector is generated and injected into a resolver associated with a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM). Due to the saliency effect, when a reference point is detected in a phase current, the rotor position of the PMSM is known. At this point, by acquiring the resolver position, the resolver offset may be accurately determined for calibration. According to embodiments of the present invention, the resolver offset may be accurately determined and calibrated without increasing device dimension and cost. Respective methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer products are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Wei Zhe Qian
  • Patent number: 10309873
    Abstract: A method for servicing a field device, wherein the field device is connected with a superordinated data processing system, includes steps as follows: transmitting data associated with the field device, especially measured values or diagnosis relevant parameters, from the superordinated data processing system to the service device via a radio connection between a mobile, especially portable, service device and the superordinated data processing system based on identification information uniquely identifying a field device transceiver associated with the field device; and/or transmitting servicing data, especially parameter data and/or control commands, from the service device to the superordinated data processing system; and servicing the field device through the superordinated data processing system based on the servicing data transmitted from the service device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Jagiella, Detlev Wittmer
  • Patent number: 10302802
    Abstract: Various embodiments include apparatus and methods to provide a skin-effect correction. The skin-effect correction can be based on a pre-calculated correction coefficient library. In various embodiments, a skin-effect correction procedure can be applied that only uses a single-frequency R-signal measurement. In addition, an embodiment of a skin-effect correction procedure using a single-frequency R-signal measurement can be applied whenever the quality of the data from one of the multiple frequencies normally used in a multi-frequency method is reliable. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Junsheng Hou, Luis E. San Martin
  • Patent number: 10301932
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for determining impedance of a casing-cement bond are described. In some aspects, the bond impedance is determined based on results of comparing a measured waveform and a model waveform. The model waveform corresponds to an estimated impedance of the bond and corresponds to a ray tracing of an acoustic signal that accounts for a radiation pattern of the acoustic transmitter and a curvature of the well casing. The measured waveform and the model waveform are generated based on operating an acoustic transmitter and an acoustic receiver within a wellbore comprising the well casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Tianrun Chen, Yibing Zheng, Tatiana Gilstrap, Arthur Chuen Hon Cheng, Robert Eric Epstein, Zhijuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10295413
    Abstract: An apparatus, a system and a method for monitoring and alerting a user caring for a patient when a change in body temperature requires immediate attention. The apparatus is a bracelet worn by the user. The system includes the bracelet in wireless communication with a temperature sensing device placed on the patient. The bracelet has a body temperature display an audible alarm that sounds and a vibration that occurs when the temperature exceeds a setpoint, and a plurality of lights, each with a unique setpoint, a light activated when the temperature exceeds the setpoint and a glowing band. The user attaches the temperature sensing device to the patient and dons the bracelet. The user can then sleep, selectively observing the display and lights upon waking with confidence that the system is monitoring the patient's temperature and selectively alerting the user when a change in body temperature requires immediate attention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Ann Balboni
  • Patent number: 10295568
    Abstract: A measuring device is used to increase a contrast of a plurality of measured values displayed in a spectrogram or spectral histogram and contains a data-acquisition unit, a computer unit and a statistic unit. The data-acquisition unit is embodied to detect a plurality of measured values to be displayed. The statistic unit is embodied to calculate a distribution which contains the frequency of occurrence for every level value of the measured values to be displayed. The computer unit is embodied to specify a dynamic range, over which the contrast extends. In this context, a specified proportion of the level values which image the noise are not used for the specification of the dynamic range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ROHDE SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Keller, Hagen Eckert
  • Patent number: 10295396
    Abstract: A method for determining an estimated mass of an aircraft is provided. This method includes determining a first mass of the aircraft, from characteristics of the aircraft determined before or after takeoff of the aircraft, determining, during the flight of the aircraft, a second mass of the aircraft, from a lift equation of the aircraft expressing the mass of the aircraft as a function of information representative of the load factor of the aircraft, of a lift coefficient of the aircraft, of speed information of the aircraft and of a static pressure of a mass of air passed through by the aircraft, determined from measurements by sensors of the aircraft during the flight of the aircraft, evaluating the estimated mass at said determination moment, as a function of said first and second masses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: DASSAULT AVIATION
    Inventor: Sebastien Dupont De Dinechin
  • Patent number: 10295522
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for operating a downhole tool within a wellbore adjacent a subterranean formation to pump contaminated fluid from the formation into the downhole tool while measuring first and second fluid properties of the contaminated fluid. The contaminated fluid comprises native fluid from the formation and a contaminant. The downhole tool is in communication with surface equipment located at surface. The downhole tool and/or surface equipment is operated to estimate a formation volume factor of the contaminated fluid based on at least one of the first and second fluid properties of the contaminated fluid. A linear relationship is then estimated between the first fluid property and a function that relates the first fluid property to the second fluid property and the estimated formation volume factor of the contaminated fluid. A fluid property of the contaminant is then estimated based on the estimated linear relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youxiang Zuo, Adriaan Gisolf, Li Chen
  • Patent number: 10288609
    Abstract: A method for determining the amount of a specific analyte by photometric assays, wherein the specific analyte in a sample reacts with an analyte specific reaction partner in a reaction mixture. At least two calibration curves are generated, the first calibration curve recorded at a first wavelength is optimized for low concentrations of the specific analyte thereby maximizing the lower detection limit and, the second calibration curve recorded at a second wavelength is optimized for high concentrations of the specific analyte thereby maximizing the upper detection limit. The optimized lower detection limit and the optimized upper detection limit results in an extended dynamic range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Thorsten Brueckner, Eloisa Lopez-Calle, Norbert Oranth, Josef Roedl
  • Patent number: 10290063
    Abstract: A system disaggregates and estimates power consumption of electric loads powered by a single electrical outlet. The system includes a processor having a routine; a current sensor cooperating with the processor to measure samples for one line cycle of an aggregated current waveform for the electric loads powered by the single electrical outlet; and a voltage sensor cooperating with the processor to measure samples for the one line cycle of a voltage waveform for the electric loads powered by the single electrical outlet. The processor routine transfers the measured samples for the one line cycle of the aggregated current waveform and the voltage waveform into an aggregated voltage-current trajectory for the single electrical outlet, and provides an instantaneous decomposition of power consumption for a plurality of different categories of the electric loads from the aggregated voltage-current trajectory for the one line cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
    Inventors: Yi Yang, Liang Du, Dawei He
  • Patent number: 10281507
    Abstract: Customized hardware provides a generator sizing interface to the user for selecting individual loads that may be present at a particular facility of building. The hardware and/or generator sizing interface receives one or more load selections from the user and, in response, generates a single line diagram or a one line diagram for power flow analysis based on the load selections. The hardware and/or generator sizing interface accesses a database for power requirements for the load selections of the diagram. A List of potential generators or an optimal generator is identified based at least in part on the power requirement of the load selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: David Schuh, James Kukla
  • Patent number: 10283320
    Abstract: A method of assigning faults to a processing chamber is described. Some embodiments include applying a radio frequency (RF) signal to a processing chamber to stimulate resonance in the chamber, measuring resonances of the applied RF signal in the chamber, extracting a fingerprint from the measured resonances, comparing the extracted fingerprint to a library of fingerprints, assigning a similarity index to combinations of the extracted fingerprint with at least one fingerprint in the fingerprint library, comparing each similarity index to a threshold, and if the similarity is greater than a threshold, then assigning a fault to the processing chamber using the library fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Sathyendra K. Ghantasala, Vijayakumar C. Venugopal, Hyun-Ho Doh