Patents Examined by Lynda Dinh
  • Patent number: 10890480
    Abstract: Systems and methods for finding and solving problems with wet gas venturi meters in one or more gas well sites include one or more gas well sites configured to supply gas to a gas plant, each gas well site comprising a gas well connected to a piping, one or more valves installed on the piping, one or more pressure sensors, one or more temperature sensors, one or more venturi meters configured to measure a differential pressure of the gas in the piping, and one or more programmable logic controllers configured to receive the measured data from the pressure sensors, temperature sensors, and the venturi meters, receive a plurality of dimensions of the one or more venturi meters, receive a plurality of fluid properties values and, determine a first gas rate and first condensate rate for each of the well sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Muhammad Idris, Mohammed A. Al-Atwi
  • Patent number: 10883894
    Abstract: A technique facilitates monitoring and managing fatigue related a flexible conduit deployed from a surface vessel. Movements of the surface vessel may be measured to obtain vessel movement/position data. Based on this data, a flexible conduit bend profile may be determined via a computer-based data processing system. The flexible conduit bend profile may then be used to provide a flexible conduit fatigue profile for assessment of the flexible conduit in light of the environmental conditions. In some embodiments, the fatigue profile and assessment of the flexible conduit may be based on both functional loading and environmental loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: OneSubsea IP UK Limited
    Inventors: Phillip Adam Rice, Robert Stewart James Large, Andrew Edward Heaney, Bernard Theron
  • Patent number: 10887433
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for segmenting a data frame to be acquired into a number of incremental data of equal data length. A first incremental data of the data frame can be acquired from one or more sensors. The first incremental data of the data frame can be processed while a next incremental data of the data frame is being acquired from the one or more sensors. The acquiring and processing of incremental data of the data frame can continue until a last incremental data of the data frame is acquired and processed. Processed incremental data can be outputted as a processed data frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventors: Haoying Fu, Mengda Yang, Xiang Yu, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng, Sinan Xiao, Tianyi Li, Hao Song
  • Patent number: 10877017
    Abstract: A plurality of sensing devices are inserted into a concrete mixture to be used at a construction site. The concrete mixture is poured to form one or more structural elements, wherein one or more sensing devices are embedded in the concrete of each structural element. Data relating to a first characteristic of the concrete in each structural element is received from the sensing devices. For each structural element, a second characteristic of the concrete of the associated structural element is determined, based on the first characteristic. A map showing the one or more structural elements is generated. For each of the one or more structural elements, a respective graphical indicator indicating the second characteristic associated with the respective structural element is displayed on the map. The map is displayed on a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: QUIPIP, LLC
    Inventors: Farrokh F. Radjy, Anousha Radjy
  • Patent number: 10876930
    Abstract: A test system and method for testing a coupled hybrid dynamic system in simulated motion along a path includes a physical test rig configured to test a physical component. A processor is configured with modeled test data, a first virtual model portion and a second virtual model portion of the coupled hybrid dynamic system, the first virtual model portion, the second virtual model portion and the physical component comprising the coupled hybrid dynamic system. The processor is configured to control the test rig such that the component under test responds to the second virtual model portion, that in turn receives a first input comprising the modeled test data, a second input being motion of the first virtual model portion of the coupled hybrid dynamic system, a third input being a control mode response from the test rig having the physical component under test and a fourth input comprising guidance controls for the coupled hybrid dynamic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MTS Systems Corporation
    Inventor: David M. Fricke
  • Patent number: 10876931
    Abstract: A diagnostic service system includes one or plurality of factory monitoring systems configured to perform monitoring of at least one machine; a service center management device that is connected with the one or plurality of factory monitoring systems via a network; one or plurality of service centers that are connected with the service center management device; and a plurality of service terminals connected with one service center or each of the plurality of service centers via a service control. The plurality of service terminals are used by each responder capable of fault diagnosis of the machine, and when fault of a machine occurs, one of the plurality of service terminals is selected via the service center management device and the one service center or plurality of service centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Matsuo, Masao Kamiguchi, Masato Yamamura, Shouichi Kawakami, Yutaka Igarashi, Takahiro Kouji
  • Patent number: 10876869
    Abstract: A segmented Kalman filter based anti-transient-impact-vibration-interference signal processing method and system for a vortex flowmeter with a microcontroller as a core are provided, which relate to a flow rate measurement field. The method includes: (1) seeking for data segments containing transient impact vibration interferences, (2) configuring a Kalman filter, (3) implementing Kalman filtering in segments, (4) analyzing frequency domain amplitude spectrum. A vortex flow signal is predicted and estimated by the Kalman filter to achieve an objective of reducing powers and proportions of transient impact vibration interferences. Even when multiple transient impact interference components exist, and powers of these interferences are larger than the power of the vortex flow signal, the interferences can still be eliminated to correctly extract a frequency of the vortex flow signal, as well as ensuring measurement accuracy of the vortex flowmeter under complicated working process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HEFEI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kejun Xu, Chunli Shao, Zhangping Shu
  • Patent number: 10845282
    Abstract: A test coupon having node bonds is disclosed. In some aspects, the method includes a first foil and a second foil, stripes of adhesive serially disposed across a width of the first foil or the second foil and coupling the first foil and second foil to one another to form node bonds, and a first adherend coupled to the first foil and a second adherend coupled to the second foil such that the first foil and the second foil are provided between the first adherend and the second adherend, the first adherend and the second adherend being connectable to load blocks of a test apparatus capable of loading the test coupon to determine characteristics of each of the node bonds formed from the stripes of adhesive. A method for testing node bonds and a related apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew Anthony Dilligan, William B. H. Grace, Brice Thompson Collamer, Joe M. Walters, Randy Jay Grove
  • Patent number: 10830583
    Abstract: A method for creating a measurement protocol in a computer, such as the measurement computer of a coordinate-measuring machine or a computer remote therefrom, includes: providing data necessary for creating a measurement protocol generated on the basis of a measurement sequence by the coordinate-measuring machine; providing specification data specifying predefined conditions under which a measurement sequence should be performed and/or specifying predefined conditions under which examination features should be evaluated; checking the data necessary for creating a measurement protocol as to whether the predefined conditions under which the entire measurement sequence should be performed were met and/or as to whether the predefined conditions under which individual examination features to be examined should be evaluated were met, and; creating a measurement protocol in the form of an electronic document, in which compliance and/or non-compliance with the conditions in accordance with the specification data is d
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Roithmeier, Udo Kirin
  • Patent number: 10822939
    Abstract: Unwanted oscillations of a drill string while a borehole is being drilled are limited by adjusting a drilling parameter. Measurements related to oscillations of the drill string can be extrapolated by calculation to a position of interest along the drill string using a mode identified from one or more determined modes and a stability criterion that models the drill string. The stability criterion includes a specific modal damping for each of the one or more determined modes. The position of interest may correspond to a location of a tool or component that may be damaged by the unwanted oscillations. If the tool or component can be damaged by the oscillations as calculated, then the drilling parameter is adjusted to limit those oscillations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Hohl, Christian Herbig, Hatem Oueslati, Hanno Reckmann, Michael Neubert
  • Patent number: 10823622
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for measuring temperature in a high-voltage portion of a switchgear station, characterised in that it comprises: at least one temperature sensor (21, 22, 23, 24) located at a point on the high-voltage portion of which the temperature is to be monitored, at least one antenna (25) connected to the at least one temperature sensor, a control module (26) located in a low-voltage portion of the switchgear station, and at least one antenna (27) connected to the control module. The at least one temperature sensor (21, 22, 23, 24) is suitable for transmitting a signal representative of a temperature measurement and the control module (26) is suitable for receiving the representative signal, via the antennas, and for processing said signal in order to produce a message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Eros Stella, Jean-Luc Rayon, Vincenzo Girlando
  • Patent number: 10824921
    Abstract: A first intelligent assistant computing device configured to receive and respond to natural language inputs provided by human users syncs to a reference clock of a wireless computer network. The first intelligent assistant computing device receives a communication sent by a second intelligent assistant computing device indicating a signal emission time at which the second intelligent assistant computing device emitted a position calibration signal. The first intelligent assistant computing device records a signal detection time at which the position calibration signal was detected. Based on a difference between 1) the signal emission time and the signal detection time, and 2) a known propagation speed of the position calibration signal, a distance between the first and second intelligent assistant computing devices is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Nabil Bathiche, Flavio Protasio Ribeiro, Vivek Pradeep
  • Patent number: 10817808
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a system may comprise a communications network and processing logic. The processing logic may acquire information regarding an incident, identify a first mobile resource (MR) that may respond to the incident based on a type of the incident and a capability associated with the first MR. The processing logic may further identify a generic path scenario to the incident based on a location of the MR and a location of the incident. The processing logic may identify that the first MR is preferred over a second MR with respect to responding to the incident and assign the first MR to the incident. The processing logic may send a message via the communications network to the first MR to notify the first MR that it has been assigned to the incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph E. Conroy
  • Patent number: 10817925
    Abstract: A gas cylinder counting apparatus that has a cage or rack with aligned parallel rows or bins of industrial gas cylinders stored in the cage or cage having upright posts with gas cylinder movement detectors. Gas cylinders in each bin are separated from each other to form an x-y cylinder array. Sensors attached to posts count cylinder removals by changes of state of the cylinder array and report removal of a cylinder from the bin to a local server. When gas cylinders are removed from cages, local servers report to a remote server that may be in a cloud having management software for gas cylinder delivery using orders from each local server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Ratermann Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: George W. Ratermann
  • Patent number: 10809161
    Abstract: A diagnostic service system includes one or plurality of factory monitoring systems configured to perform monitoring of at least one machine; a service center management device that is connected with the one or plurality of factory monitoring systems via a network; one or plurality of service centers that are connected with the service center management device; and a plurality of service terminals connected with one service center or each of the plurality of service centers via a service control. The plurality of service terminals are used by each responder capable of fault diagnosis of the machine, and when fault of a machine occurs, one of the plurality of service terminals is selected via the service center management device and the one service center or plurality of service centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Matsuo, Masao Kamiguchi, Masato Yamamura, Shouichi Kawakami, Yutaka Igarashi, Takahiro Kouji
  • Patent number: 10801841
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies pertaining to extracting one or more features from trajectory data recorded during motion of a body, and further, generating a n-dimensional feature vector based upon the one or more extracted features. The n-dimensional feature vector enables expedited analysis of the trajectory data from which the feature vector was generated. For example, rather than having to analyze a trajectory curve comprising a large number of time-position data points, the n-dimensional feature vector can be compared with one or more search parameters to facilitate clustering of the trajectory data associated with the n-dimensional feature vector with other trajectory data which also satisfies the search request. The trajectory data can be plotted on a screen in combination with the n-dimensional feature vector, and other pertinent information. The trajectory data, etc., can be displayed using heat maps or other graphical representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Daniel Rintoul, Andrew T. Wilson, Christopher G. Valicka
  • Patent number: 10794169
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for visualizing and steering a drilling apparatus are provided, including a drill string with a bottom hole assembly (BHA), a sensor system, and a controller operable to generate a visualization comprising one or more drilling windows representing drilling tolerances of a drill plan of the drilling operation and a depiction of a location of the BHA based on the one or more measurable parameters of the drilled wellbore. The differences between the location of the BHA and the one or more drilling windows may also be visualized. This visualization may be used by an operator to steer the drilled wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NABORS DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES USA, INC.
    Inventor: Colin Gillan
  • Patent number: 10789514
    Abstract: A first intelligent assistant computing device configured to receive and respond to natural language inputs provided by human users syncs to a reference clock of a wireless computer network. The first intelligent assistant computing device receives a communication sent by a second intelligent assistant computing device indicating a signal emission time at which the second intelligent assistant computing device emitted a position calibration signal. The first intelligent assistant computing device records a signal detection time at which the position calibration signal was detected. Based on a difference between 1) the signal emission time and the signal detection time, and 2) a known propagation speed of the position calibration signal, a distance between the first and second intelligent assistant computing devices is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Nabil Bathiche, Flavio Protasio Ribeiro, Vivek Pradeep
  • Patent number: 10775262
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer system generates display content indicating a likely direction and estimated distance to a potential gas leak source. The content includes a street map and at least one search area indicator on the map that indicates a search area suspected to have a gas leak source. The search area indicator has an axis indicating a representative wind direction relative to a geo-referenced location of at least one gas concentration measurement point. The search area indicator also has a width relative to the axis. The width is indicative of a wind direction variability associated with a plurality of wind direction measurements in an area of the gas concentration measurement point. The axis also preferably has a length indicating an estimated maximum distance to the potential gas leak source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Picarro Inc.
    Inventors: Sze M. Tan, Eric R. Crosson, Chris W. Rella
  • Patent number: 10769320
    Abstract: Methods and systems for performing measurements based on a measurement model integrating a metrology-based target model with a process-based target model. Systems employing integrated measurement models may be used to measure structural and material characteristics of one or more targets and may also be used to measure process parameter values. A process-based target model may be integrated with a metrology-based target model in a number of different ways. In some examples, constraints on ranges of values of metrology model parameters are determined based on the process-based target model. In some other examples, the integrated measurement model includes the metrology-based target model constrained by the process-based target model. In some other examples, one or more metrology model parameters are expressed in terms of other metrology model parameters based on the process model. In some other examples, process parameters are substituted into the metrology model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Kuznetsov, Andrei V. Shchegrov, Stilian Ivanov Pandev