Patents Examined by John H Le
  • Patent number: 10671818
    Abstract: A system and computer-implemented method for analyzing chip card transactions to identify defective chip cards and/or defective chip readers in need of replacement. Constraints are established to define a subset of card transactions. From a full set of card transactions the subset is identified consisting of each card transaction falling within the constraints and occurring at a merchant having a chip reader. From this subset the unique chip cards are identified, and for each unique chip card a percentage of fallback transactions is calculated. The percentage of fallback transactions is compared to a maximum value, and if the percentage of fallback transactions exceeds the maximum value, the chip card is identified as defective. Each defective chip card is reported to the card issuer, along with at least a recommendation to replace the defective chip card. A similar process may be used to identify defective chip readers of particular merchants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher John Merz, Matthew Scott Morice, Ravi Santosh Arvapally
  • Patent number: 10668177
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for logging parameter data in autoclave operating cycles. The system has capacity to compensate the response delay to thereby accurately track the ambient gas parameters, such as temperature, pressure, humidity, sterilization gas density, within the autoclave during operation. By properly correcting for the thermal delay, the data accuracy of the measured gas temperature is thus greatly enhanced. Methods for evaluating and verifying autoclave operation cycle are also described. Furthermore, the system may also be used for autoclave pre-maintenance and performance trend analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James D'Onofrio, Nicholas Bodnar
  • Patent number: 10662759
    Abstract: A data logger comprises a mainboard and a jacketing, wherein the mainboard is covered with the jacketing, wherein the data logger is capable to be carried by said drilling fluid traveled in borehole, wherein the data in borehole is collected by the mainboard of the data logger during traveling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Ningbo Wanyou Deepwater Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhaorui Shi, Mengjiao Yu
  • Patent number: 10664553
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for representation of high-frequency signal data. In use, input data is received including high-frequency signals, wherein the input data is of a first width. Next, the input data is processed to manage display of the input data, where specifically the input data is divided into one or more segments based on first criteria including the first width, and from each segment of the one or more segments, a maximum value is identified and a minimum value is identified. Still yet, the input data is transformed to a visualizable representation of the high-frequency signals, the visualizable representation of the high-frequency signals including a plot of the maximum value and the minimum value for each segment of the one or more segments. Additionally, the plot is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Hewitt, Matthew J. Halladay
  • Patent number: 10655590
    Abstract: A vehicle performs notification about an open/closed state of a lid member covering an interface for supplying driving energy. The vehicle includes a notification portion that performs notification when the lid member is in the open state and a connection detecting portion that detects a connection state of a driving energy supply device to the interface. In the vehicle, the notification portion suspends notification when the driving energy supply device is connected to the interface during the open state of the lid member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirofumi Yagura, Yuichi Kamei, Yasuo Kamimura, Shuhei Yoshida, Makoto Kamachi, Hirotaka Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10656637
    Abstract: A monitoring system applied to a shaping machine having a high speed electricity meter. The monitoring system includes a current obtaining device and an analyzing device. The current obtaining device is coupled to the high speed electricity meter to obtain a plurality of current signals from the operated shaping machine and in respond to the shaping machine executes a machining program, the current obtaining device extracts current variation data from the current signals. The machining program corresponds to a piece of the current variation data. The piece of the current variation datum comprises a maximum current and an occurring time that the maximum current being recorded. The analyzing device is configured to calculate a gap, based on the maximum currents and the occurring times corresponding to at least two successive machining programs. In respond to the gap time exceeding a predetermined threshold, the analyzing device generates a warning signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION INDUSTRY
    Inventors: Jun-Ren Chen, Hung-Sheng Chiu, Chih-Chieh Lin, Chien-Chih Lu, Cheng-Tsai Lai, Kun-Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 10641803
    Abstract: A power calculating (PC) computing device including a processor and a memory in communication with the processor, the processor programmed to retrieve power supply data from a renewable energy device, wherein the power supply data includes at least one measurement associated with renewable power generation, retrieve power status data from an accumulator, retrieve power demand data from a power monitor device associated with an electrical device, retrieve utility status data from a utility data provider, generate aggregate power data based on the power supply data, the power status data, and the power demand data, and calculate a power cost metric based on the aggregate power data and the utility status data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Shawn Mehrhoff, Christopher T. Scholl
  • Patent number: 10641641
    Abstract: A method for ascertaining a characteristic variable for evaluating a measuring arrangement comprising a clamp-on, ultrasonic, flow measuring device and a pipe, on which the clamp-on, ultrasonic, flow measuring device is secured, and/or for evaluating measurement operation of such a measuring arrangement, characterized by the method steps as follows: A) providing characteristic values relative to an exciter signal produced by the clamp-on, ultrasonic, flow measuring device; B) providing sensor-specific data as regards acoustic properties of one or more ultrasonic transducers of the clamp-on, ultrasonic, flow measuring device C) inputting data relative to the pipe material and the pipe wall thickness, especially inputting such data by a user, and D) ascertaining the characteristic variable from the parameters and data of steps A-C based on a mathematical model, as well as a computer program product and a clamp-on, ultrasonic, flow measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ENDRESS + HAUSER FLOWTEC AG
    Inventors: Peter Ploss, Stefan J. Rupitsch, Michal Bezdek, Thomas Frohlich, Beat Kissling
  • Patent number: 10641091
    Abstract: System and methods for downhole fluid classification are provided. Measurements are obtained from one or more downhole sensors located along a current section of wellbore within a subsurface formation. The measurements obtained from the one or more downhole sensors are transformed into principal spectroscopy component (PSC) data. One or more fluid types are identified for the current section of the wellbore within the subsurface formation, based on the PSC data and a fluid classification model. The fluid classification model is refined for one or more subsequent sections of the wellbore within the subsurface formation, based at least partly on the one or more fluid types identified for the current section of the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Dingding Chen, Bin Dai, Christopher Michael Jones, John Andrew Quirein
  • Patent number: 10634528
    Abstract: An information processing device according to one aspect of the present invention includes a first acquirer configured to acquire measured data of a sensor, a second acquirer configured to acquire characteristic data of the sensor, the characteristic data having been acquired by maintaining the sensor, and a generator configured to generate teacher data in which the acquired characteristic data is associated as label information with the acquired measured data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Go Takami, Yuichi Nozaka
  • Patent number: 10627520
    Abstract: A specific implementation of the method includes: constructing a reflectance map based on a position and an Euler angle, obtained through a global pose optimization and used for constructing a reflectance map, of a center of a laser radar corresponding to each frame laser point cloud used for constructing the reflectance map. This implementation implements the level-by-level pose optimization of key frame laser point clouds, sample frame laser point clouds, regular frame laser point clouds selected from laser point clouds used for constructing a reflectance map, to obtain an accurate position and Euler angle, used for constructing the reflectance map, of a center of the laser radar corresponding to each frame laser point cloud used for constructing the reflectance map, so that accurate coordinates of laser points in each frame laser point cloud used for constructing the reflectance map in a world coordinate system can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Yu, Shichun Yi, Shiyu Song, Fangfang Dong, Baoqiang Xu
  • Patent number: 10620114
    Abstract: A method of assessing airframe corrosion risk includes determining a component corrosion stress based on data from at least one of a corrosivity sensor, an aircraft exposure history, a climate database, or an aircraft configuration. The method includes generating a component corrosion risk based on the determined component corrosion stress. An accumulated component corrosion risk is calculated based on the component corrosion risk and a historical component corrosion risk. An airframe corrosion risk is determined based on the accumulated component corrosion risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Brookhart, Mark W. Davis, Mark R. Jaworowski
  • Patent number: 10622098
    Abstract: Techniques for predicting a chemical reaction that includes a set of input molecules. The techniques may include obtaining input molecule information identifying the set of input molecules and predicting at least one chemical reaction that include a transformation between the set of input molecules and a set of output molecules by modifying at least one reaction center of the set of input molecules. The predicting of the at least one chemical reaction may be performed at least in part by using the input molecule information and at least one statistical model relating properties of atoms outside a region of a molecule to reactivity of the molecule at the region to identify the at least one reaction center. The techniques further include outputting information indicating the set of output molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Connor Wilson Coley, Klavs F. Jensen, Regina Barzilay, Tommi S. Jaakkola, Wengong Jin
  • Patent number: 10620003
    Abstract: Method for providing avoiding of excitations of oscillations of a measuring machine and/or for reducing or damping such oscillations by actively controlling a driving unit of the measuring machine or actively controlling an actuation of an additionally attached actuator. The method using information about an actual state of the measuring device, the actual state is derived based on a dynamic model and/or by use of a suitable sensor unit. A state controller, an actuator or a frequency-filtering element are used for counteracting or preventing oscillations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventors: Bernhard Sprenger, Claudio Iseli
  • Patent number: 10606266
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for tracking a target moving between states using an iterative process. The apparatus receives sensor data for a current state i, and applies a cubature information filter and an H-infinity filter thereto to respectively produce an estimate for the upcoming state i+1 and a measure of error thereof, and adjust the measure of error. The apparatus then defines a consensus estimate of the upcoming state i+1 and a consensus adjusted measure of error thereof from the estimate and adjusted measure of error, and a second estimate and second adjusted measure of error that is received from at least one second apparatus tracking the target. The apparatus then applies a cubature information filter to the consensus estimate of the upcoming state i+1 and the consensus adjusted measure of error to predict the upcoming state i+1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Hyukseong Kwon, David W. Payton, Chong Ding
  • Patent number: 10605621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the determining of a sensor signal. For example, an enveloping waveform of the signal from a rotational angle sensor can be reconstructed for this purpose. To this end, a predefined number of successively sampled values of a signal from a rotational angle sensor are multiplied with the elements of a weighting vector. On the basis of a measurement vector weighted in this way, an enveloping waveform of a signal curve from a rotational angle sensor can then be determined and, therefrom, a phase angle can be calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Lechner, Daniel Raichle, Daniel Zirkel, Michael Ungermann
  • Patent number: 10605869
    Abstract: Voltage-dividing resistors are arranged in parallel with a first DC power supply. A first switch is electrically connected to a first resistor and a second resistor and includes a first terminal, a second terminal, and a control terminal. A second switch switches supply of a power voltage from a second DC power supply. A voltage comparator includes a first and a second input terminals. A reference power supply is connected to the first input terminal of the voltage comparator and outputs a reference voltage. The first terminal of the first switch is electrically connected to the second input terminal of the voltage comparator. The control terminal of the first switch is electrically connected to a positive voltage side of the second DC power supply. When the power voltage is supplied to the control terminal, and allows a voltage to be applied to the first and the second resistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SANKEN ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youichi Terasawa, Akira Ichinose, Takashi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10595784
    Abstract: An object pose measurement system based on MEMS IMU includes: an accelerometer, a magnetometer, a gyroscope, an object vector information calculation unit, and a rotation compensation unit; wherein the object vector information calculation unit is connected respectively to the accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope to receive respective measurement data and calculate object vector information; the rotation compensation unit is connected to the object vector information calculation unit to receive the object vector information, compute and output rotation compensated object vector information; wherein the rotation compensation unit performs quaternion rotation compensation computation and outputs the rotation compensated quaternion as the rotation compensated object vector information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Hsien-Ting Chang, Jen-Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 10588517
    Abstract: Described herein is a method of operating an electronic device that includes collecting initial motion activity data from at least one sensor of the electronic device, and generating a initial probabilistic context of the electronic device relative to its surroundings from the initial collected motion activity data using a motion activity classifier function. The collected motion activity data is stored in a training data set, and the motion activity classifier function is updated using the training data set. The method also includes collecting subsequent motion activity data from the at least one sensor of the electronic device, and generating a subsequent probabilistic context of the electronic device relative to its surroundings from the subsequently collected motion activity data using the updated motion activity classifier function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: STMicroelectronics, Inc., STMicroelectronics International N.V.
    Inventors: Mahesh Chowdhary, Arun Kumar, Ghanapriya Singh, Rajendar Bahl
  • Patent number: 10584656
    Abstract: A method of exercising a generator includes detecting a temperature of the generator, if the temperature is above a predetermined temperature, activating a starter motor and starting an engine of the generator, and performing a first exercise test, and if the temperature is below the predetermined temperature, activating the starter motor without starting the engine of the generator, and performing a second exercise test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Dean Weigand, Mike Miller, Robert Townsend, Richard Jungmann, Todd Plichta