Patents Examined by Manuel A Rivera Vargas
  • Patent number: 10837989
    Abstract: A system characterizes and identifies one of a plurality of different operating modes of a number of electric loads. The system includes a processor; a voltage sensor providing a voltage signal for one of the electric loads to the processor; a current sensor providing a current signal for the one electric load to the processor; and a routine executed by the processor and structured to characterize the different operating modes using steady state and voltage-current trajectory features determined from the voltage and current signals, and to identify a particular one of the different operating modes based on a plurality of operating mode membership functions of the steady state and voltage-current trajectory features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Yi Yang, Mayura Arun Madane, Prachi Suresh Zambare
  • Patent number: 10839115
    Abstract: A cleansing system for improving operation of a petrochemical plant or refinery. The petrochemical plant or refinery may include a fractionation column, a condenser, and a pump. Equipment, such as condensers, receivers, reboilers, feed exchangers, and pumps may be divided into subsections. Temperatures, pressures, flows, and other plant operations may be used for optimizing plant performance. A cleansing unit performs an enhanced cleansing process, which may allow early detection and diagnosis of the plant operating conditions based on one or more environmental factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Ian G. Horn, Christophe Romatier, Paul Kowalczyk, Zak Alzein
  • Patent number: 10829344
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a method of elevator sensor system calibration includes collecting, by a computing system, a plurality of data from one or more sensors of an elevator sensor system while a calibration device applies a known excitation. The computing system compares an actual response to an expected response to the known excitation using a trained model. The computing system performs analytics model calibration to calibrate the trained model based on one or more response changes between the actual response and the expected response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Sudarshan N. Koushik, Paul R. Braunwart, Soumalya Sarkar, Teems E. Lovett, George S. Ekladious
  • Patent number: 10827667
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for determining the amount of material contained in a windrow. In particular embodiments, the methods and systems are applicable to agricultural applications, and in particular to hay yield monitoring. Systems include a remote sensing technology to determine windrow height. Remote sensing methods can include ultrasonic sensors, optical sensors, and the like. Systems can provide real time yield data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Clemson University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Kendall R. Kirk, H. Guy Ramsey, IV
  • Patent number: 10823864
    Abstract: Gas migration rate(s) are determined using gas measurements from gas migration measurement devices. In response to the gas migration rate increasing, at least one of: air ionization measurements are collected from air ionization measurement device(s), and meteorological measurements collected from air temperature sensor(s), relative humidity sensor(s), and air pressure sensor(s). A latent heat energy release rate is determined using at least two of: the air ionization measurements, the meteorological measurements, and a numerical assimilation model. In response to the latent heat energy release rate increasing, at least one transient outgoing long wave radiation (OLR) anomaly is looked for using atmospheric measurements. In response to observing the transient OLR, at least one ionospheric anomaly is looked for using ionosphere measurements. In response to observing the at least one ionospheric anomaly, a forecast alert that an earthquake is likely to occur within one to four days is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ertha Space Technologies
    Inventors: Dimitar Ouzounov, Sergey Pulinets
  • Patent number: 10799979
    Abstract: Systems and methods for calculating efficiency of a rotary friction welding process are described herein. An example method can include measuring kinetic energy transferred from a welding machine to an interface of a welded joint, and calculating an efficiency of a rotary friction welding process based on the measured kinetic energy. For example, a workpiece torque experienced by a sample can be measured, and an energy associated with the workpiece torque can be calculated. The efficiency of the rotary friction welding process can then be calculated using the energy associated with the workpiece torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: Ohio State Innovation Foundation, Government of the United States as Represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, David Mahaffey, Sheldon Semiatin, Oleg Senkov, Daniel Tung
  • Patent number: 10802145
    Abstract: A technique for efficiently performing operations for identifying a current position in a method of measuring electromagnetic waves is provided. A measuring device includes a measurement planned position data receiving unit 302, a current position data receiving unit 303, and a GUI controlling unit 306. The measurement planned position data receiving unit 302 receives data of measurement planned positions at each of which electromagnetic waves are measured. The current position data receiving unit 303 receives data of a current position of an electromagnetic wave measuring device. The GUI controlling unit 306 controls displaying of a relationship between the current position of the electromagnetic wave measuring device and the measurement planned position on a display based on data of the measurement planned positions and data of the current position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Nagashima, Atsushi Shoji, Akira Oide
  • Patent number: 10801868
    Abstract: A method of calculating a time difference is disclosed. The method includes sampling a first ultrasonic signal (r21) to produce a first sampled signal (y1(i)) and sampling a second ultrasonic signal (r12) to produce a second sampled signal (y2(i)). A first time (LEAD_LAG) is determined between a time the first sampled signal crosses a threshold (?1) and a time the second sampled signal crosses the threshold. The first sampled signal is cross correlated with the second sampled signal to produce a second time (SAMP_OFFSET). The time difference is calculated in response to the first and second times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Anand Dabak, Venkata Ramanan
  • Patent number: 10795350
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems and methods for data collection in an industrial environment. A method can include providing a plurality of sensors to components of an industrial system, interpreting the data values from the sensors in response to a sensed parameter group, the group including a fused plurality of sensors. The method may also include determining a recognized pattern value comprising a secondary value determined in response to the data values, updating the sensed parameter group in response to the recognized pattern value, and adjusting the interpreting the data values in response to the updated sensed parameter group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Strong Force IoT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Howard Cella, Gerald William Duffy, Jr., Jeffrey P. McGuckin, Mehul Desai
  • Patent number: 10786206
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and/or devices for alerting a user of a change in a medical condition. The methods, systems, apparatuses, and/or devices may include a first sensor configured to measure a first physiological characteristic of a user to obtain a first set of physiological data for a physiological condition. The methods, systems, apparatuses, and/or devices may include a processing device configured to: receive a second set of physiological data for the physiological condition; determine a unique physiological characteristic of the user based on the second set of physiological data; determine a unique baseline for the unique physiological characteristic of the user based on the second set of physiological data; determine a relative physiological measurement for the physiological condition based on the first set of physiological data; and provide an alert to the user or a third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Tula Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Devin Warner Miller, David Rich Miller, Jeffrey Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 10788522
    Abstract: A movement-sensitive capacitive sensor includes a first conductive element and a second conductive element positioned adjacent to the first conductive element. The sensor also includes a first protective insulator and a second protective insulator sealed to the first protective insulator with the first conductive element and the second conductive element positioned between the first protective insulator and the second protective insulator. The sensor further includes a circuit configured to calculate, over time while a person is occupying the movement-sensitive capacitive sensor and moving while occupying the movement-sensitive capacitive sensor, capacitance values between the first conductive element and the second conductive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Samuel Alden Ridenour, Paul Michael Wempe, Mark Andrew Hanson, Adam T. Barth
  • Patent number: 10782337
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses of a synchronized noise measurement system and methods for using the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of performing noise measurement includes setting up a plurality of device under tests (DUTs), performing noise measurement of the plurality of DUTs synchronously using programmable testing parameters to generate a noise measurement data, collecting the noise measurement data from the plurality of DUTs in parallel, and analyzing the noise measurement data collected to identify deviations in noise performance caused by manufacturing process variations or environmental variations for the plurality of DUTs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Jinan ProPlus Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhihong Liu
  • Patent number: 10768104
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for efficiently assessing the results of reflectance spectroscopy on a soil sample to determine the presence of contaminants in the soil, by constructing a model based on analysis of known samples. The model may be constructed using an all possibilities approach and data mining techniques, on a range of samples, for example of different kinds of soil without pollutants and with different levels of pollutants. The Disclosure relates both to the construction of the model and to its use in the field in analyzing soil contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ramot at Tel-Aviv University Ltd.
    Inventors: Eyal Ben-Dor, Gil Eshel, Guy Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10767633
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and wind turbine for determining a dynamic twist of one or more blades. One or more first signals are received from a first wireless sensor attached to a blade of a wind turbine and a first angle is determined based on the received first signals. One or more second signals are received from a second wireless sensor attached to a blade of a wind turbine and spaced apart from the first wireless sensor by a predetermined distance. A second angle is determined based on the received second signals. A dynamic twist of the blade is determined based on the determined first angle, the determined second angle and the predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventor: Srikanth Narayanan
  • Patent number: 10760996
    Abstract: A system for commissioning a machine such as an internal combustion engine includes commissioning probes, and a user interface having a computer receiving test data from the commissioning probes. The computer is structured to store a commissioning profile for the machine on a memory, and to populate the commissioning profile based on a compensation factor that depends on a difference between a performance response of ancillary equipment connected with the machine and an expected response. The computer outputs a commissioning suitability signal based on comparing the commissioning profile to a target profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Perry Converse, Michael Coppinger, Yanchai Zhang
  • Patent number: 10746888
    Abstract: Methods and mediums for estimating stimulated reservoir volumes are disclosed. Some method embodiments may include obtaining microseismic event data acquired during a hydraulic fracturing treatment of the formation, the data including event location and at least one additional attribute for each microseismic event within the formation; filtering the microseismic events based on the at least one additional attribute; determining a density of filtered microseismic events; weighting the filtered microseismic events based on the density; and determining a stimulated reservoir volume estimate based on filtered and weighted microseismic events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Clay Hampton, Luis Alexander Matzar
  • Patent number: 10746771
    Abstract: A method for determining at least one lineal parameter of a transmission line comprises the following steps: determining at least one measurement of the complex propagation factor ? as a function of frequency on the basis of at least one measurement carried out on the transmission line, determining at least one measurement of the lineal attenuation ? of the transmission line equal to the real part of the measurement of the complex propagation factor ? and/or at least one measurement of the phase factor ? of the transmission line equal to the imaginary part of the measurement of the complex propagation factor ?, filtering the measurement of the lineal attenuation ? and/or the measurement of the phase factor ? on the basis of a polynomial frequency regression model dependent on the physical characteristics of the transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Josy Cohen, Nicolas Gregis
  • Patent number: 10746899
    Abstract: A process to create a well grid from an initial x, y grid spacing, by assigning x, y, z datapoints, from wells from a dataset of well data comprising attributes associated with the x, y, z datapoints, to closest x, y nodes in the grid, wherein the x, y, z datapoints from a plurality of the wells are iteratively spaced away from the closest x, y grid nodes until no more than one well is assigned to any single-well x, y grid node, and populating the respective single-well x, y grid nodes with the attributes associated with the assigned x, y, z datapoints to form a matrix of x, y, z grid nodes populated with the attributes to generate a 3D well log grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Mark C. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10739764
    Abstract: A diagnostic apparatus includes: a receiver to receive, from a diagnosis target device, context information corresponding to a current operation on the target device and tool information regarding a tool being used for the current operation on the target device, the context information corresponding to the current operation being one of a plurality of items of context information that have been determined by respective types of a plurality of types of operation applicable to the target device; and circuitry to obtain detection information of a physical quantity varying with the current operation on the target device, and to determine a level of degradation of the tool being used, using the detection information and a model corresponding to a combination of the received context information and the received tool information, the model being specified from one or more models respectively corresponding to available combinations of context information and tool information using the received combination of context
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasunobu Shirata
  • Patent number: 10742711
    Abstract: A control device includes a processor. The processor is configured to obtain measurement data from a plurality of devices and predict prediction data of a specified timing using the obtained measurement data. The processor is configured to calculate, for each device, an error between the measurement data and the prediction data. The processor is configured to, based on the error for each device, assign a notification timing for each of such devices for which there is overlapping of timing of notifying the measurement data of the specified timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takeshi Sano, Jun Kakuta, Shigeki Fukuta