Patents Examined by John H Le
  • Patent number: 10254205
    Abstract: The disclosed method includes, from a topographic map showing, for a set of points {x} located in a midplane of the fracture surface, a height of the fracture surface h relative to the midplane: a step of determining, for each point x on the topographic map, a quantity ?? representative of an average difference in height)I?xI?? between the height h of the fracture surface at point x in question and the height h of the fracture surface at one or more points {x+?x} located inside a circle of radius ? centered on point x in question, a step of determining, according to a test distance ?r, a spatial correlation function C? representing a spatial correlation between points {x} and points {x+?x} such as I?xI=?r, and a step of determining a correlation length ? from the spatial correlation function C?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: SORBONNE UNIVERSITE, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHER SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
    Inventors: Stephane Vernede, Laurent Ponson
  • Patent number: 10247032
    Abstract: A real-time diagnostic and fault detection system and method for a gas turbine engine under test in a test cell is disclosed. Sensor data from instrumentation coupled to the gas turbine engine are processed, using a physics-based component level aero-thermal model, to calculate a plurality of engine parameters at a plurality of non-instrumented locations within the gas turbine engine. The plurality of engine parameters are processed to detect when a fault exists and, when a fault does exist, an image is rendered that indicates at least a mostly likely cause for the fault and one or more corrective actions that can be taken to correct the fault. The model is also used to generate projections of engine performance at one or more selected test conditions, and to prognosticate, based on the projections, as to whether the gas turbine engine will actually pass at the one or more selected test conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Gill, Curtis Vedder, Kevin Moeckly
  • Patent number: 10248529
    Abstract: System and method for providing the capability to resample computer system metrics, while providing improved accuracy over conventional techniques. The system and method conduct s monitoring and measuring metrics of system resource consumption of a plurality of entities to generate resource consumption data, generating a report of the resource consumption data for the plurality of entities for each of a plurality of time periods, identifying a number, k, of the plurality of entities as top-k consumers of resources for each of the plurality of time periods, identifying at least one residual entity of the plurality of entities whose resource consumption is not included in the top-k entities based on residual resource consumption data of the entity, and resampling the reports of the resource consumption data corresponding to the top-k entities and to the at least one residual entity to form at least one report covering a time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Metin Feridun, Thomas Gschwind
  • Patent number: 10247624
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide self-calibrated thermal sensors of an integrated circuit (IC) die and associated techniques and configurations. In one embodiment, a self-calibrating thermal sensing device includes a resonator configured to oscillate at a frequency corresponding with a temperature of circuitry of an integrated circuit (IC) die, wherein the resonator is thermally coupled with the circuitry and configured to operate in a first mode and a second mode and logic operatively coupled with the resonator, and configured to calculate a first temperature corresponding with a first frequency of the resonator in the first mode using a first equation, calculate a second temperature corresponding with a second frequency of the resonator in the second mode using a second equation, and add an offset to the first equation and the second equation based on a result of a comparison of the first temperature and the second temperature. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mohamed A. Abdelmoneum, David E. Duarte, Gregory F. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10240999
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for estimating a wave velocity of negative pressure wave in a fluid transportation pipeline. The method including: receiving a plurality of pressure signals from a plurality of sensors; determining time differences produced by the negative pressure wave reaching the adjacent sensors based on the received pressure signals; determining a wave source sensor segment where a wave source of the negative pressure wave is located; and estimating the wave velocities of the negative pressure wave in a non-wave source sensor segment and the wave source sensor segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Duan, Jin Huang, Juhnyoung Lee, Chunhua Tian, Junchi Yan, Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 10238028
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method comprises determining, in received yield data, one or more passes, each pass including a plurality of observations. For each pass of the one or more passes, one or more discrete derivatives are determined, and based on the one or more discrete derivatives first outlier data is generated. First filtered data is generated by removing the first outlier data from the yield data. Furthermore, for each observation in the yield data, a plurality of nearest neighbor observations is determined, and used to determine a plurality of absolute differences in yield values. Based on the plurality of absolute differences, second outlier data is determined. Second filtered data is generated by removing the second outlier data from the first filtered data. Using a presentation layer of a computer system, a graphical representation of the second filtered data is generated and displayed on the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Climate Corporation
    Inventors: Yiqun Li, Jeffrey Gerard
  • Patent number: 10241885
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a field programmable gate array (FPGA) includes: programmable logic to perform at least one function for a processor coupled to the FPGA; a performance monitor circuit including a set of performance monitors to be programmably associated with a first kernel to execute on the FPGA; and a monitor circuit to receive kernel registration information of the first kernel from the processor and program a first set of performance monitors for association with the first kernel based on the kernel registration information. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Francesc Guim Bernat, Karthik Kumar, Thomas Willhalm, Daniel Rivas Barragan, Patrick Lu
  • Patent number: 10242290
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided, which identify specified metrology target abnormalities using selected metrics and classify the identified target abnormalities geometrically to link them to corresponding sources of error. Identification may be carried out by deriving target signals such as kernels from specified regions of interest (ROIs) from corresponding targets on a wafer, calculating the metrics from the target signals using respective functions and analyzing the metrics to characterize the targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Inna Tarshish-Shapir, Yoel Feler, Anat Marchelli, Berta Dinu, Vladimir Levinski, Boris Efraty, Nuriel Amir, Mark Ghinovker, Amnon Manassen, Sigalit Robinzon
  • Patent number: 10234269
    Abstract: A system and method for conducting Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) inspections and integrating inspection data with encoding information may include a NDE probe configured to conduct a non-destructive examination of an object, a shape sensing fiber optic cable attached to the NDE probe, the fiber optic cable configured to receive a frequency of light and to reflect the received light, a fiber optic cable shape sensing detector configured to generate light of the frequency, measure the shape of the shape sensing fiber optic cable based on the reflected light from the shape sensing fiber optic cable, and determine position information and orientation information of the NDE probe based on the measured shape of the fiber optic cable, and a processor configured to encode the examination data, the encoding including correlating the position information and the orientation information with the examination data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC
    Inventors: Timothy W. Clark, Robert William Viren
  • Patent number: 10234578
    Abstract: In order to avoid complicated and unpredictable effects on the wavefields emitted by air guns activated at different times, methods and systems of the current disclosure are directed to computationally designing a sequence for activating subsets of air guns in a time distributed manner that minimizes the effects of air in the water surrounding the source. The sequence may be used with discrete and continuously recorded marine surveys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: PGS Geophysical AS
    Inventors: Gregg Parkes, Stian Hegna, Francis Drossaert
  • Patent number: 10228413
    Abstract: A method and system to monitor electrical devices. At least one characteristic electric power consumption profile is determined for an operational cycle for an electrical device. The electrical device includes a number of components that each operate at respective time intervals within the operational cycle. A measured electric power consumption dataset is received, from an electrical power measurement apparatus connected to a power input of the electrical device, for the electrical device where the measured electric power consumption dataset includes measurements of electrical consumption by the electrical device over a time duration corresponding to at least part of the operational cycle. The measured electric power consumption dataset is compared to the at least one characteristic electrical power consumption profile associated with the electrical device. Based on the comparing, an operational condition from within a plurality of operating conditions of the electrical device is indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Martin Franz
  • Patent number: 10230267
    Abstract: Systems, methods, computer-readable storage mediums including computer-readable instructions and/or circuitry for control of transmission to a target device with communicating with one or more sensors in an ad-hoc sensor network may implement operations including, but not limited to: generating electrical power from at least one ambient source via at least one transducer; powering at least one transmitter via the electrical power from at least one ambient source to wirelessly transmit one or more sensor operation activation signals to one or more sensors; and at least one of powering one or more sensing operations of the one or more sensors or charging one or more power storage devices of the one or more sensors via the one or more sensor operation activation signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Matthew G. Dyor, Peter N. Glaskowsky, Kimberly D. A. Hallman, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Michael F. Koenig, Robert W. Lord, Richard T. Lord, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Desney S. Tan, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10228484
    Abstract: Methods and systems for characterizing a subterranean formation using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements are described herein. One method includes locating a downhole logging tool in a wellbore that traverses the subterranean formation, and performing NMR measurements to obtain NMR data for a region of the subterranean formation. The NMR data is processed by employing sparse Bayesian learning (SBL) to determine a multi-dimensional property distribution of the NMR data (e.g., T1-T2, D-T2, and D-T1-T2 distributions). The sparse Bayesian learning can utilize Bayesian inference that involves a prior over a vector of basis coefficients governed by a set of hyperparameters, one associated with each basis coefficient, whose most probable values are iteratively estimated from the NMR data. The sparse Bayesian learning can achieve sparsity because posterior distributions of many of such basis coefficients are sharply peaked around zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pu Wang, Vikas Jain, Lalitha Venkataramanan
  • Patent number: 10223069
    Abstract: An initial segment set generation unit (120) generates an initial segment set (F) from training time-series data (S). An initial segment set sorting unit (130) sorts initial segments included in the initial segment set by the order of feature quantities. A sample segment set generation unit (140) generates a sample segment set (E) from the initial segment set. A sample segment set sorting unit (150) sorts sample segments included in the sample segment set by the order of the feature quantities. A search result distance calculation unit (160) calculates a search result distance (Z) for each of test segments by using the sample segment set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Nakamura, Makoto Imamura
  • Patent number: 10220525
    Abstract: In an approach to non-functional requirement testing of a robot, a computer determines one or more kinematic actions included in a received command. The computer determines at least one component of the robot included in an operation of the one or more kinematic actions. The computer determines at least one agent associated with the at least one component of the robot included in the one or more kinematic actions. The computer sends the one or more kinematic actions to the robot. In response to the robot performing the one or more kinematic actions, the computer receives, from the at least one agent, at least one characteristic of the performed one or more kinematic actions associated with the at least one component of the robot included in the one or more kinematic actions. The computer, based on the received at least one characteristic, generates one or more test results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kristina Y. Choo, Krishnan K. Ramachandran, Gandhi Sivakumar
  • Patent number: 10221735
    Abstract: A method of real-time oil consumption is disclosed. A method of real-time oil consumption detection may include capturing a raw oil quantity, calculating a corrected oil quantity, calculating a predicted oil quantity, calculating a prediction error, and calculating an estimated oil consumption rate. Raw oil quantity may be captured from an oil quantity sensor in an engine. Corrected oil quantity may be calculated by taking raw oil quantity and applying environmental and engine operational conditions. Prediction error may be calculated by finding the difference between corrected oil quantity and predicted oil quantity. Oil consumption rate may be calculated by applying a regression algorithm to prediction error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven Butler, Sean McCutchan, Reade James, Denman James
  • Patent number: 10222196
    Abstract: The present invention monitors an electric power system using a time-series measurement value including abnormality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Yamazaki, Masahiro Yatsu, Sumito Tobe, Osamu Tomobe, Tatsuki Inuduka
  • Patent number: 10214166
    Abstract: Systems and methods for impact detection in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a vehicle impact detection system includes an acceleration sensor, a storage device storing an impact detection application, and a processor, where the impact detection application directs the processor to receive acceleration information using the acceleration sensor, filter the acceleration information to attenuate noise, determine an occurrence of an impact by detecting an acceleration from the acceleration information that exceeds a threshold for a time period, detect an angle of the impact with respect to a forward direction using the acceleration information, and trigger an impact detector signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CalAmp Corp.
    Inventor: Alexandre Dlagnekov
  • Patent number: 10217220
    Abstract: Methods for the determination of transit time in circulatory systems and applications of the same. In at least one embodiment, the method includes the steps of obtaining a biological tree image showing a vasculature of at least part of a mammalian biological tree including at least a vessel segment, determining a transit time in the vessel segment, determining a blood volume in the vessel segment, determining a blood volume in a first vascular tree comprising the vessel segment, and calculating a transit time in the first vascular tree based upon the transit time through the vessel segment, the blood volume in the vessel segment, and the blood volume in the first vascular tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DTherapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Ghassan S. Kassab
  • Patent number: 10209138
    Abstract: A distributed sensing device for determining a physical quantity which includes a measuring unit configured for measuring signals over time and space by distributed sensing, a determining unit configured for determining, based on the measured signals, data being correlated to the physical quantity, and a filtering unit configured for filtering the data to reduce noise and substantially preserve real features based on at least one filter parameter which is determined depending on the data which relate to the physical quantity at a plurality of different times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AiQ Dienstleistungen UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
    Inventors: Gregor Cedilnik, Aldemar Dünkel, Alf Clement