Patents Examined by Lina M Cordero
  • Patent number: 11180976
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining the frequency of a multi-rate well testing operation in a gas-lifted hydrocarbon well. A well performance characteristic of the well is monitored using single-rate well tests. The monitored well performance characteristic is compared to a current well model performance characteristic. If the monitored well performance characteristic differs from the current well model performance characteristic by less than a predetermined amount, an amount of gas is injected into the well based on the current well model performance characteristic. If the monitored well performance characteristic differs from the current well model performance characteristic by more than a predetermined amount, a multi-rate well test is initiated the results of the multi-rate well test are fitted to a revised well model performance characteristic, and an amount of gas is injected into the well based on the revised well model performance characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Marco De Mattia, Mahsa Memarzadeh, Curtis J. Holub, Amr S. El-Bakry
  • Patent number: 11163308
    Abstract: A method for creating a digital map for an automated vehicle, including identifying a first vehicle by a second vehicle or the second vehicle by the first vehicle, the first vehicle and/or the second vehicle being identified as data-detecting members of a creation process of the digital map; ascertaining a distance of the first vehicle from the second vehicle and/or a distance of the second vehicle from the first vehicle; and transmitting defined data of the vehicles and the distance between the vehicles to a creation unit for creating the digital map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ali Alawieh, Daniel Zaum, Peter Christian Abeling
  • Patent number: 11152112
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes methods, devices and systems for establishing a connection between a medical device and a remote computing device, receiving an upgrade command at the medical device, storing a current version of persistent data and a current version of executable code in a first storage area of the medical device, transmitting at least the current version of the persistent data to the remote computing device, receiving a second format of the current version of the persistent data and an upgraded version of executable code at the medical device, storing the second format of the current version of the persistent data and the upgraded version of the executable code in a second storage area of the medical device, and executing the upgraded version of the executable code with the second format of the current version of the persistent data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Saeed Nekoomaram, Nathan Christopher Crouther
  • Patent number: 11119140
    Abstract: A fast wideband four noise parameter measurement and extraction method uses randomly distributed source impedance states, which are generated using wideband electro-mechanical tuners, and noise figure data collected in fast frequency sweeps; because of the random nature of source impedances reliable noise parameter values are extracted using selected source admittance states generated by sweeping the frequency by small amounts around a set of center frequencies instead of moving the tuner probe, hereby using the natural tuner phase rotation instead of a (time consuming) mechanical tuner sweep at a fixed center frequency. The core of the method is swapping slow tuner mechanical sweep with fast frequency sweeps, allowed since the 4 noise parameters are benign frequency functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Christos Tsironis
  • Patent number: 11119092
    Abstract: In the present invention, an input unit receives input of production conditions relating to a plurality of parameters relating to production of a biogas in a biogas production facility. An index value corresponds to an amount of heat per unit quantity of a biogas generated by the biogas production facility under the production conditions. A condition classifying unit classifies the production conditions on the basis of the plurality of parameters and the index value. An output unit outputs information relating to the result of classification by the condition classifying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Yuudai Katou, Yusuke Yamashina
  • Patent number: 11120100
    Abstract: To further reduce calculation load in flow analysis of a fluid in a cavity. Provided is an information processing device including: a division unit configured to divide a cavity in which a fluid flows into a plurality of infinitesimal elements; an adjustment unit configured to adjust an equation expressing a conservation law of a physical quantity related to the fluid, on a basis of distribution of a thickness of the cavity; and an analysis unit configured to calculate flow velocity for each of the infinitesimal elements by using the equation adjusted by the adjustment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Takaaki Hirano
  • Patent number: 11112860
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for determining the orientation of an object relative to a platform likely to be exposed to buffeting. The object may be a helmet worn by a pilot in which orientation of the helmet relative the aircraft while in flight may usefully be known, in particular when determining the position of space-stabilised symbols being displayed in an associated helmet-mounted digital display system. According to the method, not only may orientation of an object may be predicted at some time ahead of a time point of validity of source sensor data, but the prediction may be dynamically configured to according to a detected severity of buffeting to reduce the effects of the buffeting upon the quality of data output by the system. The method includes measuring the severity of any buffeting using the same source data as used to determine orientation of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS PLC
    Inventors: Simon Trythall, John Richard Williams, Peter Michael Knight
  • Patent number: 11093869
    Abstract: A method of analysis, analysis system, apparatus, program product and method of supplying analysis of value that incorporates at least one data acquisition device, a central processor which may be located in the cloud with storage capacity and user-friendly interface on any web-enabled device with a communication link between the data acquisition device and the central processor and the central processor and the user interface on a web-enabled device. In the central processor, models of calibration predict values of the properties of interest; a classifier interrogates data to minimize errors in cases that the response variable is nonlinear by writing equations to follow each data segment; and a quantifier associates a data class with a specific pre-determined calibration model to compute specific parameters of interest. Results of analysis can be determined on the user interface at multiple stages of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: BREWMETRIX INC.
    Inventor: Sydney Sukuta
  • Patent number: 11092952
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a plant abnormality detection system and method, which can learn the plant data collected in real time through a plurality of prediction models having different characteristics to generate a prediction value having the highest accuracy to diagnose the abnormality thereof, thus detecting accurately the abnormality of the plant to early provide alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Jee Hun Park, Young Min Kim, In Suk Cho
  • Patent number: 11080638
    Abstract: The analysis technique presenting system includes: a storage apparatus storing a plurality of analysis modules that are divided from the analysis processing into a plurality of steps, a plurality of analysis techniques that combine some of the analysis modules, analysis module information that associates the analysis module with the corresponding model of the mechanism, and analysis technique information that associates a list of the analysis modules belonging to the corresponding analysis technique with the model; an identifying unit identifies, when the analysis technique associated with an input model input is not present in the analysis technique information, the analysis module matching the input model from the analysis module information; a replacing unit replaces the analysis module, which is associated with the model different from the input model with the identified analysis module; and a presenting unit presents the analysis technique including the analysis module replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Mika Naraki
  • Patent number: 11079224
    Abstract: In this azimuth angle sensor, original magnetic detection data is sequentially acquired as data points in a triaxial coordinate system by detecting magnetism on three axes. An offset derivation device provided to the azimuth angle sensor derives offset values for correcting the original magnetic detection data and generating corrected magnetic detection data. The offset derivation device uses a plurality of data points in the original magnetic detection data or in the corrected magnetic detection data to derive provisional offset values, then derives the magnitude of magnetism on such an occasion on the basis of the original magnetic detection data and the provisional offset values. When the magnitude of magnetism thus derived is within a predetermined correction success range, the offset values are updated using the provisional offset values. When the magnitude of magnetism thus derived is not within the predetermined correction success range, the offset values are not updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadashi Kobayashi, Masafumi Seike, Hideki Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 11067475
    Abstract: A method for determining an estimate of an overall bedload transport rate by using bedload transport rates for a plurality of subswaths involves, generally, performing a bathymetry survey in areas at multiple times, calculating an amount of erosion and deposition and their ratio, and calculating an erosion and a deposition transport rate using the provided equations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Tate O McAlpin, David Abraham, John Shelley, Thad C Pratt
  • Patent number: 11067972
    Abstract: To provide an observation device, an observation method, and a computer-readable medium developed to allow checking of observation data in entirety. An observation device comprises: a data acquisition unit that acquires observation data together with temporal information, the observation data including at least one of an internal behavior signal about a numerical controller for controlling a machine tool, etc., and feed axis control data and spindle control data detected from a motor of the machine tool, etc.; a setting unit that sets a time scale for the observation data acquired by the data acquisition unit; a print data generation unit that generates print data including the observation data represented on the time scale set by the setting unit; and a print data output unit that outputs the print data generated by the print data generation unit to a printer capable of producing a long printed matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Wei Luo, Junichi Tezuka, Tadashi Okita
  • Patent number: 11058496
    Abstract: A method, including calculating locations of first sensors attached to a probe that has been inserted into a human patient, and calculating positions of second sensors attached to a sheath via which the probe is inserted. The method also includes calculating respective shapes of the probe and the sheath, to achieve a best fit to the calculated probe sensor locations and sheath sensor positions, while restricting the probe to pass through the sheath. The calculated respective shapes of the probe and the sheath are used to present an image of the sheath aligned with the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Shmuel Cohen, Lior Zar, Assaf Pressman, Konstantin Feldman, Daniel Osadchy, Oshrat Ben Zaken, Shiran Eliyahu, Meir Bar-Tal
  • Patent number: 11042461
    Abstract: Multiple system indicators to be monitored in a computing system are determined. Training data based on historical data of the multiple system indicators is obtained. A long short-term memory (LSTM) model is trained using the training data. The multiple system indicators are monitored in the computing system based on the LSTM model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jianbin Lin
  • Patent number: 11042463
    Abstract: A computer, which is configured to manage a resource for which a metric being an indicator for evaluating performance of the resource is to be measured, the computer being coupled to, via the interface, a management target system including a plurality of resources, and storing correlation information for managing a correlation coefficient indicating a degree of correlation between metrics, and the computer being configured to: detect a trigger event to identify a bottleneck based on a metric value of a monitored metric of a monitored resource; identify a related resource having a coupling relationship with the monitored resource; identify a correlation metric that is highly correlated with the monitored metric from among metrics of the related resource based on the correlation information; identify a combination of the related resource and the correlation metric as a bottleneck candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takumi Hirata, Kazuki Ootsubo
  • Patent number: 11040301
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods for estimating a replacement status of an HVAC air filter. Outdoor weather data (e.g., outdoor temperature information), is obtained. A Total Runtime Value of the HVAC system is determined based upon the obtained outdoor weather data. Finally, a replacement status of the air filter is estimated as a function of a comparison of the Total Runtime Value with a Baseline Value. By correlating air filter replacement status with an estimated runtime of the HVAC system, a credible predictor of air filter usage is provided. By estimating fan runtime based on easily-obtained outdoor weather data, the methods are readily implemented with any existing HVAC system and do not require installation of sensors or other mechanical or electrical components to the HVAC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew R. Fox, Eric C. Lobner, Theresa M. Meyer, Brian J. Stankiewicz
  • Patent number: 10996360
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a method of correcting recorded seismic data where each receiver clock is potentially inaccurate. Since the seismic wave field is not random, and contains coherent events that are recorded by all receivers in a local area, it is possible to estimate the differences in the time reference by comparing the recordings of different receivers in a local area. With no external time reference, time signal, or pilot trace, an entire seismic data itself can be used to determine how each receiver's clock is drifting from true time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: John Theodore Etgen
  • Patent number: 10990019
    Abstract: A system for stochastic reticle defect dispositioning is disclosed. The system includes a controller including one or more processors and memory. The one or more processors configured to acquire product metrology data of a product reticle. The one or more processors configured to perform one or more stochastic simulations based on the product metrology data to generate one or more simulated product samples including the pattern of elements. The one or more processors configured to generate a product model of the product reticle modeling the printing process of the pattern of elements by the product reticle. The one or more processors configured to identify at least one of a care area of the product reticle which is susceptible to printing stochastic defects on product samples, or a care area on the one or more simulated product samples which is susceptible to printed stochastic defects based on the product model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KLA Corporation
    Inventors: Moshe E. Preil, John J. Biafore, Alessandro Vaglio Pret
  • Patent number: 10962360
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a grade control system is provided. The method includes placing a smartphone on first defined calibration location of a work machine. The smartphone determines a slope of the first defined calibration location relative to gravity. The smartphone is placed on a second defined calibration location of the work machine and determines a slope of the second defined calibration location relative to gravity. The slope of the first and second defined calibration locations is automatically communicated to the grade control system and is employed for subsequent grade control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Madeline T Olgesby, Cory J. Brant, Christopher R. Benson