Patents Examined by Manuel L. Barbee
  • Patent number: 10443871
    Abstract: A method for determining the level of efficiency of a ventilation system of an electrical enclosure intended to house one or more electrical devices, the method including a learning step including a step for determining a profile of the power dissipated via the Joule effect by each electrical device, an evaluation step for evaluating the level of efficiency of the ventilation system, including a step for determining the average air flow rate of a fan from a profile of the temperature of the air outside the enclosure obtained over an evaluation period, a profile of the temperature of the air at the outlet of the enclosure, and the dissipated power profile determined during the learning step, a step for comparing the average air flow rate with one or more threshold values in order to determine the level of efficiency of the ventilation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Abderrahmane Agnaou, Josep Lopez, Alain Perrin, Philippe Cassan
  • Patent number: 10444952
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic device having a remote control application user interface that functions to displays operational mode information to a user. The graphical user interface may be used, for example, to setup the remote control application to control appliances for one or more users in one or more rooms, to perform activities, and to access favorites. The remote control application is also adapted to be upgradeable. Furthermore, the remote control application provides for the sharing of operational mode information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Steve LanPing Huang, Cheryl Scott, Wayne Scott
  • Patent number: 10440970
    Abstract: A grain management system can condition a grain mass held in grain storage equipment using environmental inputs, varietal inputs, nutrient inputs, and/or characteristic inputs. The inputs can provide a customized grain conditioning strategy or program to maintain nutritional attributes of the grain mass and/or prevent overdrying, mold, decomposition, or other spoilage of the grain mass. The inputs can be entered by a user or automatically detected or entered based on present or historical data associated with the grain or grain conditioning equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: IntelliFarms, LLC
    Inventors: Johnselvakumar Lawrence, Charles Todd Sears
  • Patent number: 10439499
    Abstract: A switch-mode power supply controller controls a circuit that includes a flyback-based, switch-mode power supply in the context of an input voltage source, a USB Type-C PD controller and an output load. The switch-mode power supply controller may be configured to estimate input voltage based on a measured magnetizing inductance discharge time. Furthermore, the switch-mode power supply controller may be configured to estimate output voltage based on the measured magnetizing inductance discharge time and the estimated input voltage. Still further, the estimated voltages may be used by the switch-mode power supply controller to limit certain currents and optimize power efficiency. Even further, the estimated and measured value may be employed by the switch-mode power supply controller to estimate and indicate brownout conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Silanna Asia Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Aleksandar Radic, Seyed-Behzad Mahdavikhah-Mehrabad
  • Patent number: 10436616
    Abstract: A system has at least one sensor and a control for analyzing a signal from the sensor. The sensor is operable to send a signal indicative of a presence of a particular occurrence to the control. The sensor also sends a background signal even without the presence of the particular occurrence. The control evaluates the background signal to identify a need for calibration. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth Carney
  • Patent number: 10436468
    Abstract: In the present invention, provided is a monitoring device (10) including an operating-state-change information acquisition unit (11) that acquires operating-state-change information indicating a time-series change in operating states of an electrical device, the device being capable of assuming multiple types of operating states, a standard transition pattern storage unit (12) that stores standard transition pattern information indicating a pattern of transition between operating states generated in a normal electrical device, and a monitoring unit (13) that determines whether or not the electrical device is normal using the operating-state-change information and the standard transition pattern information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Satoko Itaya, Yuan Luo, Shin Nakamura, Kenichi Maruhashi
  • Patent number: 10436873
    Abstract: A method of calibration is described that simplifies the measurement of battery impedance conducted in-situ while determining battery state-of-health. A single shunt measurement with a known Sum of Sines (SOS) current, at the desired frequency spread and known root mean squared (RMS) current is used to create a calibration archive. A calibration selected from this archive is used to calibrate an impedance measurement made on the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: Dynexus Technology, Inc., Montana Technological University
    Inventors: John L. Morrison, William H. Morrison
  • Patent number: 10431444
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for automated analysis of spectrometry data corresponding to particles of a sample, such as large data sets obtained during single particle mode analysis of an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (SP-ICP-MS). Techniques are presented herein that provide appropriate smoothing for rapid data processing without an accompanying reduction (or with an acceptably negligible reduction) in accuracy and/or precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Samad Bazargan, Hamid Badiei
  • Patent number: 10429826
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for verifying a radiation beam intensity modulator. The apparatus includes a scanner; and a verification system verifying the verification target radiation beam intensity modulator, wherein the verification system includes: a modulator structure reconstruction unit extracting thickness information of the verification target radiation beam intensity modulator based on the 3D structure information of the verification target radiation beam intensity modulator; an original modulator structure information receiver receiving structure information of the original radiation beam intensity modulator; a modulator matching unit matching the verification target radiation beam intensity modulator with the original radiation beam intensity modulator based on the thickness information; and a modulator verification unit verifying the verification target radiation beam intensity modulator matched with the original radiation beam intensity modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Life Public Welfare Foundation
    Inventor: Sang Gyu Ju
  • Patent number: 10427050
    Abstract: A system employs data taken from monitor devices and applies that data to video games, arcade games, computer games and the like (collectively a “game”) to “personalize” the game to real ability and persons. For example, when a monitor device is used to capture airtime (and e.g., heart rate) of a snowboarder, that data is downloaded to a database for a game and used to “limit” how a game competitor plays the game. In this way, a snowboard game player can compete against world-class athletes, and others, with some level of realism provided by the real data used in the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 10429544
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article, may operate to receive gamma ray measurements from a gamma ray detector; to generate a spectrum based on the gamma ray measurements, the spectrum including a plurality of channels and count rates for the plurality of channels, wherein a channel number of a channel corresponds to energy values of the received gamma rays; to fit a curve to a portion of the spectrum; to determine a location of the maximum of the first derivative of the curve; and to adjust a gain of the gamma ray detector based on the location of the maximum of the first derivative of the curve. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon L. Moake
  • Patent number: 10429207
    Abstract: A pitch angular velocity correction value calculation device includes a pitch angle calculation unit and a correction value calculation unit. The pitch angle calculation unit calculates a pitch angle among attitude angles of a vehicle on the basis of a pitch angular velocity that is an angular velocity of the vehicle detected by a triaxial gyro sensor, and a correction value of the pitch angular velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Hidenori Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10420957
    Abstract: A method for creating a first data set for modifying an irradiation plan parameter data set used for controlling an irradiation system for irradiating a target volume in an irradiation volume using an ion beam includes defining a sensitive volume within the biological material to be irradiated, determining a fluence distribution of the ion beam, determining a microscopic dose distribution of the ion beam, determining, from the microscopic dose distribution of the ion beam, a spatial microscopic damage distribution of the ion beam, determining an expected value for a number of correlated damage events in a sub-micrometer range in the sensitive volume from the spatial microscopic damage distribution of the ion beam in the sensitive volume, determining the effect of the ion beam on the biological material, and storing data that indicate the effect of the ion beam on the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: GSI HELMHOLTZZENTRUM FUER SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Scholz, Thilo Elsaesser
  • Patent number: 10416334
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of performing a controlled source electromagnetic survey, which includes in one embodiment deploying a receiver and an electric dipole source. The source defines a dipole axis. An electromagnetic field is transmitted from the electric dipole source. First and second horizontal components of an electromagnetic field response are detected using the receiver. A vertical component of the electromagnetic field response is then estimated using the detected first and second horizontal components of the electromagnetic field response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: EQUINOR ENERGY AS
    Inventors: Lars Ole Løseth, Lasse Amundsen, Arne Johannes Kaaijk Jenssen
  • Patent number: 10416349
    Abstract: Methods for developing equation-of-states (EOS) composition models for predicting petroleum reservoir fluid behavior and understanding fluid heterogeneity in unconventional shale plays are described. In particular, limited geochemical data from samples taken from the reservoir of interested are utilized to build and tune the EOS model and improve predictions. Real-time applications are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY
    Inventors: Vishal Bang, Olufemi A. Jokanola
  • Patent number: 10416750
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for power-efficiently processing sensor data. In one embodiment, the operations implemented include: configuring a sensor fusion engine and a peripheral controller with a general purpose processor; placing the general purpose processor into a low-power sleep mode; reading data from a sensor and storing the data into a companion memory with the peripheral controller; processing the data in the companion memory with the sensor fusion engine; and awaking the general purpose processor from the low-power sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Justin Black, Rashmi Kulkarni, Leonid Sheynblat
  • Patent number: 10410560
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to display controller testing through a high speed communications switch. An embodiment of an apparatus includes a display controller including a first test machine; a high speed switch coupled with the display controller; and one or more physical layer (PHY) logic elements including a first PHY with a second test machine, the first test machine and second test machine being replicas of each other at least in part. The first test machine and the second test machine are operable to synchronously lock with each other, the first test machine to generate a data sequence and transmit the data sequence to the second test machine, the second test machine to generate an expected data sequence and compare the expected data sequence to a received data sequence from the first test machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Lakshminarayana Pappu
  • Patent number: 10408602
    Abstract: Methods are provided, which estimate a quality of a metrology target by calculating a noise metric of its ROI kernels, derived from application of a Fourier filter on the measured kernel with respect to a periodicity of the target's periodic structure(s); and using the calculated noise metric to indicate the target quality. An additional Fourier filter may be applied perpendicularly on the measured kernel with respect to a periodicity of a perpendicular segmentation of the periodic structure(s), and the (2D) noise metric may be derived by application of both Fourier filters. The estimated noise may be analyzed statistically to provide various types of information on the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Boris Efraty, Yuri Paskover
  • Patent number: 10408855
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a system for detecting a movement that includes a moving state detector, a profile-based movement state detector, and a refined movement state detector. The moving state detector is configured to generate a moving state based on a detected speed. The profile-based movement state detector is configured to determine an estimated movement state based on the moving state and detected accelerations. The refined movement state detector is configured to generate, in response to the estimated movement state corresponding to a predetermined triggering movement state, a refined movement state based on a detected angular velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: BoChih Liu, Zhike Jia, Jing Yu, Hongquan Liu, Jinfeng Liu
  • Patent number: 10406445
    Abstract: A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item, each item having a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, each item having an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising: linking at least two personal items together on a network; and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Burl W. Amsbury, Paul Jonjak, Adrian F. Larkin, Perry Youngs