Patents Examined by Mark I Crohn
  • Patent number: 11022444
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for dataset simplification of multidimensional signals captured for asset tracking are provided. An example method involves obtaining raw data from a data source onboard an asset and determining whether obtainment of the raw data results in satisfaction of a data logging trigger. The method further involves, when the data logging trigger is satisfied, performing a dataset simplification algorithm on a target set of data within the raw data to generate a simplified set of data, wherein the target set of data contains a time-variant multidimensional signal and the dataset simplification algorithm is generalized for any multidimensional signal. The method further involves transmitting the simplified set of data to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Geotab Inc.
    Inventor: Ulf Bjorkengren
  • Patent number: 11015479
    Abstract: A method for predicting an anomaly in a combustor (16) is presented. The method includes receiving signals representative of parameters in one or more combustion cans (22, 24) of the combustor, generating a plurality of patterns based on a permutation entropy window and the signals, identifying a plurality of pattern categories in the plurality of patterns, determining a permutation entropy based on the plurality of patterns and the plurality of pattern categories, and predicting an anomaly in the combustor based on the permutation entropy. The method further includes comparing the plurality of pattern categories to determined permutations of pattern categories if the anomaly is present in the combustor, and predicting a category of the anomaly based on the comparison of the plurality of pattern categories to the determined permutations of pattern categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sidharth Abrol, Sangeeta Balram, Prem Kumar Patchaikani, Prabhanjana Kalya
  • Patent number: 10976343
    Abstract: There is provided a sensor device that can easily reduce an accumulated error in a sensor, the sensor device including: a first inertial sensor; a first information code formed to be capable of being imaged from an outside; and a first imaging unit capable of imaging a second information code formed on another sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosei Yamashita, Sho Murakoshi, Suguru Aoki
  • Patent number: 10973439
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems, media, and methods for providing near-instantaneous feedback from real-time motion sensor data. In an embodiment, the system may perform operations including loading at least one target motion trigger. Disclosed embodiments may receive real-time sensor data from the first motion sensor detachably fixed to a user. Additionally, disclosed embodiments may include calculating a motion profile based on the real-time sensor data, the motion profile describing a multi-dimensional representation of acceleration of a motion performed by the user. Disclosed embodiments may also include comparing the at least one target motion trigger to the calculated motion profile to determine if the motion performed by the user corresponds to the target motion. Further, disclose embodiments may include transmitting, based on the comparison, an instruction to provide an alert to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BioMech Sensor LLC
    Inventors: John Douglas, Frank Fornari, Igor Peric, Jeff Rowberg, Alexander Maslennikov, Bridget Bell
  • Patent number: 10969127
    Abstract: A residential energy efficiency rating system that may incorporate one or more sensors situated at one or more residential properties, an aggregation and sending device connected to the one or more sensors, a central data receiver and processor connected to the aggregation and sending device, a historical device data storage connected to the central data receiver and processor, and a residential energy efficiency rating calculator connected to the historical device data storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolaas Van Goor, Pedro Davalos, Girija Parthasarathy
  • Patent number: 10962576
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems to estimate energy losses due to shading in PV systems from data including the measured energy and power produced over the lifetime of the system, the system size and configuration data, the weather conditions (including irradiance, ambient & panel temperature, and wind conditions) over the lifetime of the system, and derived meteorological condition information (e.g., decomposed irradiance values at any time).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LOCUS ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Charles McBrearty, Shawn Kerrigan, Michael Herzig
  • Patent number: 10956629
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems to estimate energy losses due to soiling in photovoltaic (PV) systems from data including the measured energy and power produced over the lifetime of the system, the system size and configuration data, the weather conditions (including irradiance, precipitation, ambient and panel temperature, and wind conditions) over the lifetime of the system, and derived meteorological condition information (e.g., the history of clear-sky conditions at the location of the site).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LOCUS ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Charles McBrearty, Shawn Kerrigan, Michael Herzig
  • Patent number: 10948289
    Abstract: A base unit includes a sensor calibration function. When a user communicatively couples a consumer electronic device having a sensor to the base unit, a controller at the base unit retrieves a calibration reference value for the sensor and/or a sensor algorithm that utilizes data output by the sensor. The base unit then sends the calibration reference value to the consumer electronic device to set a sensor calibration parameter associated with the sensor and/or the sensor algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andreas Kristensson, Magnus Abrahamsson, Gunnar Klinghult
  • Patent number: 10914709
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of discriminating defects is provided. The method can include receiving data characterizing a first portion of a magnetic field, a second portion of the magnetic field, and a speed associated with a second sensor that acquired the second portion of the magnetic field. The method can also include discriminating, using the received data, a defect in a pipe as one of internal and external. The method can further include providing data characterizing the defect as one of internal and external.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Giovanni Canni, Jochen Giese
  • Patent number: 10906580
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for detecting a fault in an electric motor of a power-assisted steering system of an automobile vehicle. The method notably includes a step for: determination of a residual direct sinusoidal voltage and of a residual quadrature sinusoidal voltage based on the measured direct sinusoidal current, on the estimated direct sinusoidal current, on the measured quadrature sinusoidal current and on the estimated quadrature sinusoidal current; and detection of a fault when the difference between the value of the residual direct sinusoidal voltage and its moving average is greater than a first threshold and/or when the difference between the value of the quadrature sinusoidal voltage and its moving average is greater than a second threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Michel Parette
  • Patent number: 10902088
    Abstract: A computerized method for quantitative analysis of signal related measurements, performed with one or more processors, is disclosed. An estimated signature typifying a characteristic feature of the signal related measurements is produced. Multidimensional statistics on the signal related measurements are computed in a multidimensional space with respect to the estimated signature. Matching likelihoods of the signal related measurements are quantified based on distances of the signal related measurements with respect to a shell manifold derived from the multidimensional statistics and enveloping a signature manifold in the multidimensional space. Multidimensional statistics on the estimated signature and trending and pattern recognition are also possible from the signal multidimensional projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HYDRO-QUÉBEC
    Inventor: François Léonard
  • Patent number: 10895254
    Abstract: A monitoring system may include a position sensor, a strain gauge, and a computing device for determining the condition of a valve in a chamber of a pump using strain measurements. The strain gauge may determine strain in the chamber. The position sensor may determine the position of a crankshaft coupled to a plunger in the chamber. The computing device may receive signals generated by the strain gauge and the position sensor related to the strain in the chamber and the position of the crankshaft, respectively, and may process the signals to determine delays in the actuation of the valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph A. Beisel
  • Patent number: 10881344
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reconstructing the behavior of an individual which provides: a detection operation, comprising recording monitoring signals using a detection apparatus carried by the subject; a mapping operation, comprising recording monitoring signals in an environment in which the behavior of the subject is to be reconstructed and the monitoring signals are to be associated with a map of the environment; an operation of reconstructing the behavior, comprising taking on as positions, over time, points on the map in which the monitoring signals recorded in the detection operation correspond to the monitoring signals recorded in the mapping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: GIPSTECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Gaetano D'Aquila, Giuseppe Cutri′
  • Patent number: 10859401
    Abstract: At least an output shaft angle associated with an output shaft is initialized to a known value where the output shaft is coupled to a motor shaft via a set of one or more gears. A direction of rotation associated with the motor shaft is determined using a plurality of discrete Hall sensors in the motor and the output shaft angle is updated using an incremental value and the direction of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: WISK AERO LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey Alan Long, Brian Robert Viele
  • Patent number: 10849264
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for tracking of collected machine or agronomic worked data to provide detailed analytical output. In various embodiments, a plurality of data points associated with a course of traversal within a collection area is obtained. Each point of the plurality of data points corresponds to a location within the collection area and includes a corresponding set of spatial coordinates. A distribution is generated based on the spatial coordinates. The distribution includes an identified set of occurrences associated with one of the spatial coordinates of the set of spatial coordinates. The distribution is input into a Fourier transform to determine a set of frequencies associated with identified peaks. An effective coverage width, which is the distance corresponding to a peak in the Fourier transform, is determined based on the set of frequencies associated with the identified peaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FARMOBILE LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Mola, Joshua Freudenhammer
  • Patent number: 10838102
    Abstract: Herein disclosed are methods and systems related to automatic pressure transient analysis (PTA). More particularly, herein disclosed are methods and systems related to automatic pressure transient analysis (PTA) of continuously measured pressure data associated with production or injection wells which utilizes in part pattern recognition analysis methods to determine key flow regimes in the measured data for more accurate determination of automatic pressure transient analysis (PTA) and determination of reservoir and well characteristic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventor: Satomi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10830635
    Abstract: To reliably exercise radio communication of calibration data. In order to achieve the above-described object, a balance (10) includes a weight sensor (12), a built-in weight (20) to be loaded on the weight sensor, an adding and removing unit (21) for the built-in weight, an arithmetic processing unit (14) configured to drive the adding and removing unit, and a radio communication device (41) connected to the arithmetic processing unit, wherein the arithmetic processing unit includes a radio wave environment check section (32) configured to check a radio wave environment, and a calibration execution section (33) configured to add or remove the built-in weight and issue a command to the radio communication device to transfer calibration data when the radio wave environment check section determines that the radio wave is good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: A&D COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Haruna Kawaguchi, Yoshikazu Nagane
  • Patent number: 10823785
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for estimating the state of charge (SOC) of a battery when battery is in the at least states of: charging, discharging, and relaxing. The invention makes use of the battery voltage (VBAT) instead of the battery current. In order to build models in the method, we use standard charging and discharging processes to collect battery information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chang-Yu Ho
  • Patent number: 10802051
    Abstract: A waveform display device displays first and second waveform data whose value changes with respect to a time axis. Based on a first point on the first waveform data, a second point on the second waveform data which is in a correspondence with the first point is obtained. Correspondence data indicating a correspondence between the first point and the second point is generated. Then, based on the correspondence data, the first and second waveform data is displayed in a manner such that a predetermined point (a reference point) on the first waveform data and a point on the second waveform data which is in a correspondence with the reference point overlap one another on a time axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouta Tagami
  • Patent number: 10770090
    Abstract: A method of audio source separation includes steps of applying a demixing matrix on a plurality of received signals to generate a plurality of separated results; performing a recognition operation on the plurality of separated results to generate a plurality of recognition scores; generating a constraint according to the plurality of recognition scores; and adjusting the demixing matrix according to the constraint; where the adjusted demixing matrix is applied to the plurality of received signals to generate a plurality of updated separated results from the plurality of received signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Ming-Tang Lee, Chung-Shih Chu