Patents Examined by Manuel Rivera Vargas
  • Patent number: 11002774
    Abstract: A system includes a control circuit and a computer. The control circuit includes a control circuit configured to receive data from at least one solar panel, convert the received data according to a communication protocol, and forward the converted data via the communication protocol. The computer includes software that, when executed by the computer, causes the computer to receive, via the communication protocol, the converted data, detect, based on the received converted data, a problem in the at least one solar panel, and output, to a display and based on the detected problem, a status of the at least one solar panel corresponding to a time at which the data was collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Solaredge Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Meir Adest, Lior Handelsman, Yoav Galin, Amir Fishelov, Guy Sella
  • Patent number: 10997012
    Abstract: A method for managing hardware within a computing system. The method includes at least one computer processors identifying a plurality of field-replaceable units (FRUs) within a computing system that respectively include a non-volatile memory device. The method further includes determining a status corresponding to a FRU of the identified plurality of FRUs. The method further includes responding to determining a non-functional status of the FRU of the identified plurality of FRUs, by determining a response related to the non-functional FRU. The method further includes initiating an action on the computing system based on the determined response related to the non-functional FRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: International Business machines Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna Swaroop Athmaram, Santosh Puranik, Jinu J. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10989618
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable medium to perform operations comprising identifying a first gas level of a gas at a first location at a first time; determining that the first gas level of the gas is above a first threshold; in response to determining that the first gas level of the gas is above the first threshold, identifying a second gas level of the gas at a second location at a second time; determining that the second gas level of the gas is above a second threshold; in response to determining that the second gas level of the gas is above the second threshold, calculating a difference between the second time and the first time; based on the difference, determining that one of the first location and the second location as a source of the gas; and providing an alert based on determining the location of the source of the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Khalid Rasheed Al Jabri
  • Patent number: 10989173
    Abstract: Assessing performance impact of a power upgrade of one or more wind turbines of a wind farm that includes a group of target wind turbines and a group of reference wind turbines. For each of the target wind turbines, a transfer function is generated, establishing a relationship between the locally measured wind speed at the target wind turbine and locally measured wind speeds at each of the reference wind turbines. A power upgrade is performed on each of the target wind turbines, and subsequently power performance data is obtained for the reference wind turbines and the target wind turbines, within one or more wind speed intervals. For the target wind turbines, the wind speed intervals are based on estimated wind speeds, based on locally measured wind speeds at the reference wind turbines and the transfer functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Dan Beltoft, Sven Jesper Knudsen, Carsten Krogh Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10989044
    Abstract: A system, in some embodiments, comprises: a drill string; a first receiver coil coupled to the drill string at a fixed tilt angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the drill string; a second receiver coil coupled to the drill string at another fixed tilt angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the drill string; and a processor coupled to the first and second receiver coils and configured to trigonometrically manipulate a response of the first receiver coil and a response of the second receiver coil to determine a response of a modeled receiver coil having a desired tilt angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the drill string, wherein said responses are based on a subterranean formation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Ma, Glenn Andrew Wilson
  • Patent number: 10983041
    Abstract: A method and system for identification of holographic tracking and identification of features of an object. A holograph is created from scattering off the object, intensity gradients are established for a plurality of pixels in the holograms, the direction of the intensity gradient is determined and those directions analyzed to identify features of the object and enables tracking of the object. Machine learning devices can be trained to estimate particle properties from holographic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Aaron Yevick, Mark Hannel, David G. Grier, Bhaskar Jyoti Krishnatreya
  • Patent number: 10976341
    Abstract: A system combines contributions from various sensors to obtain an object's position, velocity, or orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Wensheng Hua
  • Patent number: 10974727
    Abstract: Data is received from a vehicle in a stationary support structure. One or more physical attributes of an infrastructure element is determined based on the vehicle data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Linjun Zhang, Helen Elizabeth Kourous-Harrigan, Ankit Girish Vora, Codrin Cionca, Lu Xu, Jeffrey Thomas Remillard
  • Patent number: 10970364
    Abstract: In some examples, measurement data is received from at least one sensor that detects a signal reflected from a surface inside a platform. A likelihood ratio test is applied using the measurement data, and a load status of the platform is determined based on the likelihood ratio test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Victor James Stolpman, Dake He
  • Patent number: 10960922
    Abstract: A control system for monitoring operation of an electric motor includes a plurality of position sensors configured to measure a position of the electric motor, an indirect position estimation module configured to indirectly estimate the position of the motor, and an error monitoring module. The error monitoring module is configured to perform at least one of: comparing a measured position from the plurality of position sensors to an estimated position from the sensor position estimation module, and detecting a failure of at least one of the one or more position sensors based on the comparison; and calculating a difference between the measured position from one of the plurality of position sensors and the measured position from another of the plurality of position sensors, and causing the indirect position estimation module to initiate estimation of the position of the motor based on the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Steering Solutions IP Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Prerit Pramod, Rakesh Mitra, Jeffery A. Zuraski, Ashok Chandy, Julie A. Kleinau
  • Patent number: 10962601
    Abstract: A method and system to determine if there is an open cell in a battery pack of cells arranged in a lattice. Voltage measurements from each parallel cell group along with information on the battery pack topology are used to estimate the resistance of each cell group. The resistance of each cell group is calculated based on the measured voltage less a nominal open circuit voltage divided by the current level of the battery pack. The average cell group resistance of the battery pack is also calculated. The cell group resistances are analyzed statistically using the resistance of each cell group and the average cell group resistance to reveal outliers which are indicative of open cell groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Hess
  • Patent number: 10942286
    Abstract: A method is described for image-domain full waveform inversion. The method may include receiving, at a computer processor, a seismic dataset representative of the subsurface volume of interest and an initial earth model; performing, via the computer processor, an image domain full waveform inversion to generate an updated earth model; and performing, via the computer processor, seismic imaging of the seismic dataset using the updated earth model to generate a seismic image. The method may be executed by a computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Uwe K. Albertin
  • Patent number: 10942046
    Abstract: A sensor device using verification includes a sensor component and a verification component. The sensor component is configured to generate first data and second data. The verification component is configured to analyze the first data and the second data and generate verification data based on the first data and the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Granig, Dirk Hammerschmidt
  • Patent number: 10942223
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for determining vehicle battery health. In some embodiments, an example method may include receiving, from a first vehicle, a first value for a first data type and a second value for a second data type, the first data type and the second data type relating to a battery of the first vehicle. The example method may also include determining, for the first data type and the second data type, a minimum possible value, a maximum possible value, and an offset indicator, wherein the offset indicator provides an indication of a significance of the first value and the second values relative to the minimum possible value and maximum possible value for the first data type and the second data type respectively. The example method may also include determining a weight for the first data type and a weight for the second data type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cox Automotive, Inc.
    Inventors: Lea Malloy, Mark William Humble
  • Patent number: 10928542
    Abstract: A method may comprise: inserting into a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation an apparatus comprising: a transmitter sub comprising a transmitter coil; a first receiver sub comprising a first receiver coil; a second receiver sub comprising a second receiver coil; and a third receiver sub comprising a third receiver coil; generating an electromagnetic wave at the transmitter coil; propagating the electromagnetic wave through the subterranean formation; receiving the electromagnetic wave in the first receiver coil, the second receiver coil, and the third receiver coil; generating a plurality of response signals, wherein the plurality of response signals comprises a first response signal in the first receiver coil, a second response signal in the second receiver coil, and a third response signal the third receiver coil; solving a series of linear equations defined by an orientation of the transmitter sub in the wellbore, orientation in the wellbore for each of the first receiver coil, the second receiver
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Li Pan, Hsu-Hsiang Wu, Yijing Fan
  • Patent number: 10927829
    Abstract: A system comprising: a reservoir (14) for holding a liquid; a pump (20) arranged to pump the liquid out of the reservoir (14) or into the reservoir (14); a level sensor (26) configured to detect the level of the liquid in the reservoir (14) and to generate level data; a current monitor (28) configured to monitor the current drawn by the pump (20) and to generate current data; and a controller (30) configured to: receive level data and determine the static head from the level data, and generate head data from the static head; receive first current and head data corresponding to the current drawn by the pump (20) as a function of the static head for a first period of operation of the pump (20); receive second current and head data corresponding to the current drawn by the pump (20) as a function of the static head for a second period of operation of the pump (20), wherein the second current and head data is recorded when the liquid in the reservoir (14) is between a first liquid level and a second liquid level,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Pulsar Process Measurement Limited
    Inventors: Keith Victor Beard, Sang Tran
  • Patent number: 10921844
    Abstract: An arbitrary waveform sequencer device for playing a list of at least a first and a second arbitrary waveform file in a sequence is provided. The arbitrary waveform sequencer device comprises a list increment condition control unit configured to control an increment from the first to the second arbitrary waveform file as a function of an increment condition, and a transition control unit configured to control a timing of the increment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Rolf Lorenzen, Daniel Hank
  • Patent number: 10920606
    Abstract: Methods and systems for diagnosing a condition of an engine based on lubrication fluid analysis are disclosed. One embodiment of the methods comprises: receiving input data representative of a respective geometric parameter and a respective chemical composition for a plurality of particles filtered from a sample of fluid obtained from the engine; generating data representative of a mass of material of a chemical composition category in one or more of the particles; comparing the mass of material of the chemical composition category with reference data; and generating output data representative of a diagnosis of the condition of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Maurice Jean, Daniel Meilleur
  • Patent number: 10914682
    Abstract: A hyperspectral Raman imaging system having the ability to focus on excitation laser beam over a relatively wide field of view due to the use of a lens array, in particular a microlens array. Hyperspectral selection is provided in one embodiment through the use of dual-axis controlled dielectric filtration. Methods for analyzing materials with the system are disclosed. The device or system can be used in generally any application where investigation of materials is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ozan Akkus, Shan Yang
  • Patent number: 10914852
    Abstract: A method for identifying seismic horizons in digitized seismic images includes deploying a swarm of agents at an initial position in a seismic image to be analyzed, where the swarm of agents includes picking agents that define a direction for the swarm and averaging agents that smooth the direction of the swarm, identifying a direction to follow in the seismic image for each picking agent, and advancing each picking agent in the identified direction, and averaging, by the averaging agents, the directions identified by the picking agents, wherein if an information concentration measured by a picking agent at a current time step is greater than a previous time step, the picking agent keeps a previous direction, otherwise the picking agent changes direction according to the average current state of the set of averaging agents within its neighborhood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alecio Pedro Delazari Binotto, Michael Raghib Moreno, Matthias Kormaksson, Vagner Figueredo De Santana