Patents Examined by John E. Breene
  • Patent number: 11187535
    Abstract: An attitude measurement method, which relates to the technical field of measurement while drilling in directional drilling, which can improve the observability of inertial instrument errors, suppress the repeatability errors of gyroscopes and improve the attitude measurement accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventor: Xu Xue
  • Patent number: 11187743
    Abstract: An automated test equipment for testing devices under test is configured to combine different output signals from multiple pins of a single device under test or from pins of a plurality of devices under test to obtain a combined signal; and to extract individual signals or properties of the individual signals from the combined signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANTEST CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andreas Hantsch, Jochen Rivoir
  • Patent number: 11185470
    Abstract: Provided are systems and method for dosing a pharmaceutical formulation. These methods and systems can displace the pharmaceutical formulation through a density flow meter, wherein the density flow meter is configured to measure a density of the pharmaceutical formulation. Next, the pharmaceutical formulation can be dosed into preformed molds and the dosing process can be stopped when the density of the pharmaceutical formulation measured by the density flow meter is below a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Catalent U.K. Swindon Zydis Limited
    Inventors: David Waddington, Matthew Wort, Katherine Arneil
  • Patent number: 11185378
    Abstract: A motor assembly and method of operating the motor assembly include a motor, a memory to store calibrated parameters of the motor, and electronics coupled to the memory and the motor. The electronics are configured to retrieve the calibrated parameters from the memory, provide the calibrated parameters to an external system, and receive control signals for driving the motor from the external system. The control signals are based on the calibrated parameters. The calibrated parameters include a motor speed versus no-load current relationship for the motor determined by a procedure that includes performing an initial calibration of the motor, wearing in the motor after performing the initial calibration, performing a final calibration of the motor after wearing in the motor, and storing the calibrated parameters in the memory based on the initial calibration and the final calibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Weir, Melody Wu, Kevin Durant, Grant Duque
  • Patent number: 11181885
    Abstract: A manufacturing device monitoring system includes a plurality of manufacturing devices and a remote monitoring device. The manufacturing device includes a work unit, an equipment notifier, an error detector, and an error notifier. The error notifier determines whether or not an error detected by the error detector may be corrected by an operation from the remote monitoring device, notifies the remote monitoring device of the occurrence of the error in a case where the error can be corrected, and operates the equipment notifier to notify a first notification pattern in a case where the error cannot be corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Nakayama, Tetsushi Oohori, Kenichiro Ishimoto, Atsushi Nakazono
  • Patent number: 11175716
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for tracking scheduled and unscheduled tasks of devices in case of an electrical power outage is provided. The method includes providing a hub connected to an electrically powered device, where the hub is powered by an uninterruptible power source. The method further includes continually recording data regarding the operational state of the electrically powered device using one or more sensors attached to the electrically powered device. The method further includes tracking progress of tasks associated with the electrically powered device, based on the continual recording of data regarding the operational state of the electrically powered device. The method further includes, upon detecting a power outage followed by a restore of power, identifying an expected activity to resume a task associated with the electrically powered device, based on the tracked progress of the task prior to the power outage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelley L. Anders, Jonathan Dunne, Jeremy R. Fox, Liam S. Harpur
  • Patent number: 11175131
    Abstract: A set of respective self-configuring probe interface circuit boards (SC-MPIC's) are disclosed for use with a measurement system comprising host electronics and respective interchangeable measurement probes. Member SC-MPICs each comprises: a local circuit (LS) for probe identification, signal processing and inter-board signal control; and higher-direction and lower-direction connectors “pointing” toward and away from the measurement probe, respectively. Member SC-MPICs establish a processing hierarchy by generating lower board present signals on their higher-direction connector, higher board present signals on their lower-direction connector, and determining whether they are the highest and/or lowest SC-MPIC based on receiving those signals from adjacent SC-MPICs. They can independently perform probe identification matching operations using probe identification data from compatible and incompatible probes, and the highest SC-MPIC does this first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Mitutoyo Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Ellis Hemmings
  • Patent number: 11169255
    Abstract: A method of processing a signal representative of at least one physical property of a physical system comprising generating a set of predicted signals, the set of predicted signals comprising at least one member, each member representing a physical state of the physical system, generating a predicted waveform or the signal for each member dependent upon the physical state, and comparing each predicted waveform with the signal to determine the accuracy with which the physical state represented by the member for which the predicted signal was generated matches an actual physical state of the physical system. In an example embodiment, the physical system is a tyre and the state includes the air pressure within the tyre.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: TRW Limited
    Inventor: Martin John Thompson
  • Patent number: 11162836
    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: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Right Weigh, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Thorpe Mount, Kristopher Lawrence Hett
  • Patent number: 11161624
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining aircraft component phase position are provided. In one embodiment, a method can include receiving a set of data from a data acquisition system associated with a component. The method can include identifying a plurality of phase reference points based, at least in part, on the set of data. Each phase reference point can be indicative of a phase position of the component relative to the data acquisition system at a respective point in time. The method can include generating a model based, at least in part, on the plurality of phase reference points. The model can be indicative of the phase position of the component relative to the data acquisition system at a plurality of times. The method can include determining the phase position of the component at one or more points in time based, at least in part, on the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Timothy Robert North, Steven Bonnett, Tod Alexander Gilbert
  • Patent number: 11152083
    Abstract: A simulation method for analyzing a breakage of a molecular chain of a polymer material using a computer comprises: defining a polymeric material model by setting a molecular chain model in a virtual space corresponding to a portion of the polymeric material; and calculating a breaking of the molecular chain model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasumasa Bito, Yasuhisa Minagawa
  • Patent number: 11143591
    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: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SOUTHWEST UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Guanjun Chang, Li Yang, Zhongyuan Lu, Junxiao Yang
  • Patent number: 11129518
    Abstract: The present invention describes an electromagnetically positioning system, which can measure a position and orientation of a remote object in an isolated targeted examination area with time. Specifically, the remote object is a remote miniaturized examination device. During the location process, both the electromagnetically positioning system and the remote miniaturized examination device can have expected or unexpected, controlled and can-not-be-controlled movement. By implementing the electromagnetically positioning system, disclosed herein, position and orientation information of the remote miniaturized examination device can be linked with time, any information collected by the remote miniaturized examination device, for example, the photo images collected, can be associated kinetically with time and positioning information of the examination device, when the remote miniaturized examination device travels inside an isolated target examination area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Ankon Medical Technologies (Shanghai) Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaodong Duan
  • Patent number: 11125830
    Abstract: A motor driving device capable of reliably detecting a malfunction in the performance of a heatsink. The motor driving device includes a heat generating element, a heatsink, an electric power detecting part for detecting a consumed power of the heat generating element, a temperature detecting part for detecting a temperature of the motor driving device, a temperature change calculating part for calculating, as a detected valuation, an amount of change in the temperature within a predetermined time, a reference determination part for determining a reference amount of change in the temperature based on the temperature and the consumed power, and a temperature change judging part for comparing the reference amount of change with the detected amount of change, and judges whether the detected change is different from the reference change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Genzo Naito, Kazuhiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11125866
    Abstract: A measurement and imaging instrument capable of beamforming with high speed and high accuracy without approximate calculation. The instrument includes a reception unit which receives a wave arriving from a measurement object to generate a reception signal; and an instrument main body which performs a lateral modulation while superposing two waves in a two-dimensional case and three or four waves in a three-dimensional case in beamforming processing of the reception signal in which at least one wave arriving from the measurement object is processed as being transmitted or received in the axial direction or directions symmetric with respect to the axial direction to generate a multi-dimensional reception signal, performs Hilbert transform with respect to the multi-dimensional reception signal, and performs partial derivative processing or one-dimensional Fourier transform to generate analytic signals of the multi-dimensional reception signals of the two waves or the three or four waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Chikayoshi Sumi
  • Patent number: 11123606
    Abstract: An activity state analyzer 10 configured to analyze an activity state of a cyclist during cycling includes: a sensor unit (21 to 26, 18) configured to acquire sensor data from a plurality of types of sensors including an acceleration sensor 21 and a gyroscope sensor 22 that are attached to a lower back of the cyclist, and a CPU 11 configured to analyze an activity state of the cyclist during cycling based on a detection output from the plurality of types of sensors of the sensor unit (21 to 26, 18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Nagasaka, Masashi Ueda
  • Patent number: 11125825
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for managing a battery. The battery management apparatus according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a memory unit and a control unit. The memory unit is configured to store a plurality of discharge curve models including a first discharge curve model associated with a first state of charge value, and in this instance, the first discharge curve model defines a change in voltage of a battery having the first state of charge value over time under a first discharge condition. The control unit is connected to the memory unit, allowing communication with the memory unit, and is configured to call the first discharge curve model stored in the memory unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Sun-Young Cha, Won-Tae Joe
  • Patent number: 11119233
    Abstract: A subsoil region is represented using a grid having columns of cells arranged in an array of horizontal positions. The cells of a column are delineated by geological layering of the subsoil region. The method, used for estimating elastic parameters in the subsoil region, comprises obtaining seismic traces and performing seismic inversion for the columns of cells. The seismic inversion for a column comprises selecting a set of elastic parameter values that minimizes a cost function regardless of statistical distribution of the elastic parameter values. The set of elastic parameter values is selected among a plurality of candidate sets of elastic parameter values each having values of elastic parameters for the cells of the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOTAL SA
    Inventor: Pierre Thore
  • Patent number: 11105655
    Abstract: A system and method for integrated data registration includes at least one host system and a first sensor where the first sensor provides a first input data. The system and method may further include a second sensor where the second sensor provides a second input data, a first navigation data source where the first navigation data source provides a third input data and a second navigation data source where the second navigation data source provides a fourth input data. The system and method may further include at least one non-transitory computer readable storage medium, in operative communication with the host system, first sensor, the second sensor, the first navigation source and the second navigation source, having at least one set of instructions encoded thereon that, when executed by at least one processor, performs operations to perform integrated data registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne W. Altrichter
  • 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